Sidelights – ICC World T20 | Australia Vs West Indies
No matter what Australia do they just can’t beat the West Indies in World T20 it seems. After posting a big target of 178 Australia must have thought that their first win in the tournament is just round the corner, but that was not the case. Darren Sammy changed the course of the game in last two overs and hit two sixes on the ball no 3 and 4 and has put his team on the doors of the Semi Finals.
ICC World T20 | Group 2 | Match 23 | Australia Vs West Indies
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Toss: Australia and elected to bat first
Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey, Brad Hodge, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Starc, James Muirhead, Doug Bollinger
West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Lendle Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Krishmar Santokie
Mini Score Card:
Australia 178/8 (20) – Glenn Maxwell 45 (22) | Sunil Narine 2/19 (4)
West Indies 179/4 (19.4) – Chris Gayle 53 (35) | Mitchell Starc 2/50 (4)
Result: West Indies won by 6 wickets
Points: West Indies 2 (4), Australia 0
Man of the match: Darren Sammy (West Indies)
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) | Ian Gould (England) | Richard Kettleborough (3rd – England) | Kumar Dharmasena (Reserve – Sri Lanka)
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
How they played the game
Powerplay: Australia 41 runs, 3 wickets | West Indies 61 runs, 1 wicket
First 50 runs: Australia 42 balls | West Indies 26 balls
50-100 Runs: Australia 25 balls | West Indies 65 balls
100-150 Runs: Australia 38 balls | West Indies 38 balls
Australia 6th Wicket – 52 off 40 balls | Contributors: Brad Hodge 33 (24) and James Faulkner 13 (16)
West Indies 2nd Wicket – 51 off 43 balls | Contributors: Chris Gayle 23 (24) and Lendle Simmons 22 (19)
Australia: 15 (Glenn Maxwell 5, David Warner 4, Aaron Finch and Brad Hodge 2, James Faulkner and Brad Haddin 1)
West Indies: 18 (Chris Gayle 6, Dwayne Smith 4, Lendle Simmons 3, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy 2, Marlon Samuels 1)
Australia: 7 (Glenn Maxwell 3 | Aaron Finch, George Bailey, Brad Hodge and Brad Haddin 1)
West Indies: 7 (Darren Sammy 3, Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle 2)
Important Facts about the match
- This is West Indies’ highest chase ever in the T20I.
- Samuel Badree bowled his worst personal figures by giving away 37 runs in 4 overs.
- Mitchell Starc too bowled his worst personal bowling by giving away 50 runs in his 4 overs.
- Darren Sammy’s innings of 34 (13) is the fastest 30+ innings against Australia.
- Chris Gayle has now eight fifties in World T20 which is the highest.
In the pic: Darren Sammy celebrates win
Picture Courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo