West Indies vs Australia 2nd Semi-Final at Colombo, 05 Oct, 2012

Toss: West Indies, who choose to bat first
West Indies won by 74 runs
W
West Indies, who choose to bat first
Australia 131/10 in 16.4 Overs
Current Run rate: 7.86

West Indies 205/4 (20)

Player of the Match: CH Gayle
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
9
7
1
0
128.57
8
18
9*
18.00
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
3.4
0
17
3
4.64
19
25
3/16
23.88
3
0
17
2
5.67
12
16
4/12
16.68
Recent Overs:
4
W
W
.
1
1
1
1
.
2
1wd
2
1
W
.
.
2
.
4
1
.
3
W
Last Wicket:

Over 17.0  

Presentation Ceremony

Without any doubts, the one and only Chris Gayle is the Man of the Match and this is what he says: "I prefer to hit more sixes than boundaries. I am really happy with the win. I hope to do well against Sri Lanka on Sunday. We needed this victory badly and we are glad to defeat Australia. I was aware that I was not on strike but I was confident that the other guys would score. I had good support from Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo played his part. Some big hits from Pollard pushed us beyond 200. I did not panic. I take into consideration which bowlers I target. Starc bowled well. I had to target the spinners and it paid off. I like to say sorry to Sri Lanka because that World Cup is OURS. We are going to have more support but this World Cup is for the West Indies. The atmosphere in the Super eight game against Sri Lanka was amazing. It will be a good game in the final but we will come out on top."


Darren Sammy, the winning West Indian Captain says: "We did what we had to do to get into the semi-finals. The way Gayle and Samuels played set the game up. We had to bring our A-game today and the bowler's responded. If we look at the quality in the dressing room, we only need to execute our skills. I just tell Gayle good luck while batting. What he brings to the team is amazing. We have one more hurdle to cross and we hope to cross it. Sri Lanka are a tough team to beat and we hope to have a great game in the final."

George Bailey, the losing Australian Captain says: "We were outplayed and full credit to the West Indies. They deserve to be in the final. Gayle was subdued for a little while. Samuels and Dwayne Bravo eased the presure off Gayle, but Gayle was superb. We have to play our best cricket in the knock out stages but West Indies were better. There is no one particular area where we can improve. We need to improve on all three departments."
So what a crushing victory for the West Indies tonight. I don't remember watching West Indies hammer Australia like this ever. It has been the other way round all the time but of late the Australian team, especially in the T20 format has a completely new look to it. A lot of new players, a lot of players yet to establish themselves....It is more of a team that clicks when Watson hangs in there long enough with the bat, otherwise they just collapse like how they did tonight.
West Indies hammer Australia by 74 runs! So the Final of the ICC World T20 2012 will be between Sri Lanka and West Indies!
Over 16.4 R Rampaulto Mitchell Starc, Clean Bowled!
And that is the end of the match! Starc heaving across and missing a skidding delivery from Rampaul which strikes the off stump.
Over 16.3 R Rampaulto XJ Doherty, 3 runs
Goes back for a flick and is hit on the thighpad and Starc calls his partner to steal a leg bye from short thirdman. And a couple of more runs have been taken thanks to an overthrow.
Over 16.2 R Rampaulto XJ Doherty, no runs
Ducks under a 140 kmph bounce around leg.
Over 16.1 R Rampaulto Mitchell Starc, 1 run
Drills the yorker to the diving mid on for one.
End of Over 16   Australia Over 15.6 SP Narine to XJ Doherty Boundary! ...
Over 15.6 SP Narineto XJ Doherty, Boundary!
Makes a touch of room and lofts it inside out over mid off for a boundary.
Over 15.5 SP Narineto XJ Doherty, beaten, no runs
Bends down for a reverse sweep and nearly loses his off stump to Narine.
Over 15.4 SP Narineto XJ Doherty, 2 runs
Goes back and cuts the carrom ball against the turn through covers for a couple.
Over 15.3 SP Narineto XJ Doherty, no runs
Attempts a reverse sweep and is hit on the thighpad by one that pitched outside leg.
Over 15.2 SP Narineto XJ Doherty, no runs
Goes back and works the turning carrom ball to the onside.
Over 15.1 SP Narineto GB Hogg, Stumped Out!
Hoog shows his intentions of coming down the track, gets beaten in the flight and tries to reach out to the wide ball with a cut and misses it. Ramdin is quick with a stumping and Hogg the Frog has to depart. Perhaps the last time he has played for Australia?
End of Over 15   Australia 121/8

GB Hogg 7/6 R Rampaul 3-0-13-2
Mitchell Starc 2/3

14.6
1
Over 14.6 R Rampaulto GB Hogg, 1 run
Flicks the length ball to long on for one.
14.5
2
Over 14.5 R Rampaulto GB Hogg, 1 run
Makes room and chops his cut towards thirdman and gets a single.

Over 14.5 R Rampaul to GB Hogg, 1 wide
Shuffles across and leaves a rising delivery down the legside.
14.5
0+wd
Over 14.5 R Rampaulto GB Hogg, 2 runs
Makes room and chops his cut towards thirdman and gets a single. And we have an overthrow to leak another run.

Over 14.5 R Rampaul to GB Hogg, 1 wide
Shuffles across and leaves a rising delivery down the legside.
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14.4
2
Over 14.4 R Rampaulto GB Hogg, 2 runs
Goes back and flicks it through squareleg for a couple.
14.3
0
Over 14.3 R Rampaulto GB Hogg, no runs
The old man sways away and almost falls down on his back while trying to evade a bouncer around middle.