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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo,, Date - 22/09/2012, Toss won by - West Indies
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Commentary (Australia innings)

Shane Watson was named the Man of the Match. That's it from us today. Tomorrow is a big double header as the first match will be between New Zealand and Pakistan, followed by India-England. Do join us for that. Till then, farewell!

West Indies played magnificently in the first innings as Chris Gayle went berserk initially, followed up by good contributions from the middle-order as well. Australia seemed to have been caught on the back foot while trying to chase down this total but Warner and Watson started off in a free-flowing way and after Warner's departure, Watson went out hitting the big strokes.

AUSTRALIA WIN BY 17 runs(D/L method). Unfortunately, there is no possible play further and we could have expected a close finish as Australia were still in the hunt to chase down this 190-par total.

Bad news! It's started drizzling out in the middle and the covers are coming on! According to the D/L par score, Australia are 17 runs ahead! The scheduled close of play is is 2230 IST and play can be extended by 30 minutes. Stay tuned for further updates.

9.1 R Rampaul to S Watson, In the air but safe! Full on middle, Watson checks his shot at the last moment but ends up chipping it on one bounce to the long on fielder. 100/1

Rampaul back on!

8.6 D Bravo to S Watson, Slower delivery on off, Watson drills it back to Bravo who shows great reflexes to get a hand to it but the ball ricochets to long on and they take a single. 99/1

8.5 D Bravo to M Hussey, Leans forward and helps it to long off for one. 98/1

8.4 D Bravo to M Hussey, Gives himself room, Bravo follows him, Hussey pushes it mid off. Watson sets off from other end but is sent back in time. 97/1

8.3 D Bravo to M Hussey, FOUR! Poor ball! Back of a length delivery on middle, Hussey swivels back and pulls it over square leg for a boundary. 97/1

8.2 D Bravo to S Watson, Comes forward and flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. 93/1

8.1 D Bravo to M Hussey, Drives it long off for a single. 92/1

7.6 M Samuels to S Watson, FOUR! This time he controls well! Rock back and pulls a short delivery on off to deep square leg for a thunderous boundary. 91/1

7.5 M Samuels to S Watson, Dropped! SIX! Smith drops a sitter! Length delivery outside off, Watson gets down on one knee for a heave and hits it straight to Smith at deep mid-wicket who looks to pouch it with both hands but the ball slips through his hands and clears the ropes. 87/1

50 stand up!

7.4 M Samuels to S Watson, SIX! Wasn't in control but it still clears the fence! Fullish on middle, Watson stays back and lofts it over long off, doesn't seem to connect it well but it sails over the ropes. 81/1

7.3 M Samuels to S Watson, FOUR! Clobbered! A tad short outside off, Watson gets down on one knee and swipes it uppishly over mid-wicket for a thumping boundary. 75/1

7.2 M Samuels to M Hussey, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it from way outside off for a single to long leg. 71/1

7.1 M Samuels to S Watson, Comes forward and drills it uppishly to long on for a single. 70/1

Marlon Samuels into the attack now!

6.6 D Sammy to M Hussey, FOUR! Great placement! Hussey shuffles across way before, Sammy delivers it fullish outside off, Hussey heaves it behind square leg for a crunching boundary. 69/1

6.5 D Sammy to S Watson, Length delivery on middle, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 65/1

6.4 D Sammy to S Watson, Stays back and punches it back to the bowler. 64/1

6.3 D Sammy to S Watson, Good length delivery on off, it takes off from the track. Watson is squared up and gets a leading edge to point just short of the fielder. 64/1

6.2 D Sammy to M Hussey, Comes forward and pushes it to long off for a single. 64/1

6.1 D Sammy to S Watson, Goes back and runs it down to third man for one. 63/1

5.6 S Narine to S Watson, Stays back and drills it to long on for one. This is the best Powerplay score by any team in the tournament, 62/1. 62/1

5.5 S Narine to M Hussey, Goes for a cut but gets a bottom edge behind the keeper for a single. 61/1

5.4 S Narine to S Watson, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for one. 60/1

5.3 S Narine to S Watson, SIX! This time he gets it right! Length delivery on off, Watson gets down on one knee and heaves it muscularly over mid-wicket for a maximum. 59/1

5.3 S Narine to S Watson, NO BALL! Oversteps and delivers it on a length on middle, Watson drives it straight back. 53/1

5.2 S Narine to S Watson, Good length delivery outside off, stays a touch low, Watson goes for a pull but misses. 52/1

5.1 S Narine to S Watson, In the air but safe! Short on off, Watson rocks back and pulls it, it falls just short of the deep mid-wicket fielder who somehow gets his body behind it and saves a boundary. A couple added. 52/1

4.6 D Sammy to M Hussey, Stays back and looks to punch but mistimes it to cover. 50/1

4.5 D Sammy to M Hussey, Rocks back and cuts it to point. 50/1

4.4 D Sammy to M Hussey, SIX! Thrashed! Length delivery on off, Hussey gets down on one knee and heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 50/1

4.3 D Sammy to M Hussey, Good length delivery on the pads, Hussey looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 44/1

4.2 D Sammy to S Watson, A tad short on middle, Watson pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 44/1

4.1 D Sammy to M Hussey, In the air but short! Back of a length delivery outside off, Hussey goes for a pull but mistimes it on one bounce to mid on. A single taken! 43/1

Sammy into the attack now.

3.6 S Narine to M Hussey, Helps it to long off for a single to end the over. 42/1

3.5 S Narine to M Hussey, Ah.. misfield and Hussey was a long way down! Hussey pats it to mid-wicket and sets off but is sent back. The fielder misfields and Hussey gets back in. 41/1

3.4 S Narine to S Watson, Works it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 41/1

3.3 S Narine to S Watson, Spins back in sharply, Watson looks to cut but is cramped for room and he ends up inside edging it onto his pads. 40/1

3.2 S Narine to M Hussey, Stays back and pats it to point for a single. 40/1

3.1 S Narine to S Watson, Clips it to short fine leg and scampers through for a quick single. 39/1

Spinner straightaway! Sunil Narine into the attack now.

2.6 F Edwards to S Watson, Stays back and steers it to third man for a single. 38/1

2.5 F Edwards to M Hussey, Fullish outside off, Hussey looks to drive but ends up slicing it to third man for a single. 37/1

2.4 F Edwards to M Hussey, FOUR! Width and punished! Short and wide outside off, Hussey rocks back and slashes it over point for a thunderous boundary. 36/1

2.3 F Edwards to S Watson, Length delivery on middle, Watson turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 32/1

2.2 F Edwards to M Hussey, Stays back and guides it to third man for a single. 31/1

Michael Hussey is the new batsman.

2.1 F Edwards to D Warner, OUT! Warner is caught behind! Fullish delivery outside off, Warner stays back and looks to cart it over the off side and seems to get a thin outside edge to the keeper who pouches and appeals vociferously. The bowler joins him in the appeal and the umpire lifts his finger. Warner is shell shocked and he stands there motionless before making a long way back! 30/1

1.6 R Rampaul to D Warner, Pushes it past covers and takes a single. Brilliant over for Australia, 22 from it! 30/0

1.5 R Rampaul to D Warner, FOUR! Edgy! Good length delivery outside off, Warner goes for a heave but gets an inside edge inches past the leg stump for a boundary. 29/0

1.5 R Rampaul to D Warner, NO BALL! Over steps and delivers a good length delivery outside off, it nips away after landing. Warner goes for a drive but misses. Free hit coming up! 25/0

1.4 R Rampaul to D Warner, SIX! He is looking ominous here! Back of a length delivery on middle, Warner rocks back and pulls it with venom over deep square leg for a maximum. 24/0

1.3 R Rampaul to D Warner, FOUR! Crashed! Fullish outside off, Warner comes forward and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 18/0

1.2 R Rampaul to D Warner, Stays back and pushes it to covers. The umpire is having a word with Rampaul regarding running on the danger area. 14/0

1.1 R Rampaul to D Warner, SIX! Just over the third man's head! Short and wide outside off, Warner rocks back and slashes it over third man and it just clears the man for a maximum. 14/0

Ravi Rampaul to bowl from the other end.

0.6 F Edwards to D Warner, Stays back for a slash but gets a bottom edge to mid off for a single. Good start for the Kangaroos, 8/0! 8/0

0.5 F Edwards to D Warner, Drills it straight back to Edwards who makes half a stop. 7/0

0.4 F Edwards to D Warner, Great effort from Rampaul in the deep! Warner stays back and pushes it past point, Rampaul runs to his left from third man, dives and makes a good stop. Saves a couple. 7/0

0.3 F Edwards to D Warner, Length delivery outside off, Warner looks to drive but gets an inside edge back to the bowler. 5/0

0.2 F Edwards to D Warner, FOUR! Smacked! Fullish outside off, Warner stays in his crease and drives it muscularly wide of mid off for a boundary. 5/0

0.2 F Edwards to D Warner, WIDE! Good length delivery, wide outside off, Warner looks to slash but misses. 1/0

0.1 F Edwards to D Warner, Brilliant delivery! Full inswinging yorker on off, Warner looks to flick but misses and it flies inches past the off stump. 0/0

Commentary (West Indies innings)

A very good batting card for West Indies as after Gayle's boost from the top, everyone in the middle-order contributed runs and gave 191 runs to defend. Australia were decent in the bowling but did not have the arsenal to stop the Windies show.

19.6 M Starc to S Narine, FOUR! Over covers! Narine ends in style! A good length delivery on middle at 136.6 kph, Narine slams it over covers and finds the fence. 191/8

Sunil Narine walks in next. Mitchell Starc on a HAT-TRICK!

19.5 M Starc to D Ramdin, OUT! You miss, I hit! Bang on middle stump! A full length delivery angled in, Ramdin backs away on the leg side but misses, the ball hits the timber. 187/8

Ravi Rampaul walks in next.

19.4 M Starc to D Sammy, OUT! Picks out Warner in the deep! A length delivery, Sammy once again backs away and aims to clear the ground, the ball remains high in the air and Warner settles under it easily at long on. 187/7

19.3 M Starc to D Sammy, Angles in a length delivery, Sammy attempts to flick it, misses it but and it rolls towards square leg. Wade fumbles three times near square leg and Sammy rushes down to complete the two leg byes. 187/6

19.2 M Starc to D Sammy, SIX! Down and over! Wonderful from Sammy! A fuller length delivery on middle, Sammy picks the length and lofts it down the ground. 185/6

19.1 M Starc to D Sammy, FOUR! Outside edge! A fuller length delivery angled in outside off, Sammy attempts to whack that, finds the thick edge past short third man. 179/6

Mitchell Starc to bowl the final over.

18.6 Pat Cummins to D Sammy, Back of a length outside off, whipped away to Maxwell at deep mid-wicket for a single to end a good over from Cummins. 175/6

18.5 Pat Cummins to D Sammy, Well short and slow at 107.9 kph, Sammy aims to whack that on the leg side but is fooled by the slowness and backs out. 174/6

18.4 Pat Cummins to D Ramdin, A high full toss at 88 mph, Ramdin angles it fine past point. The 41-year old Hogg dives near the ropes and saves a run. 174/6

Denesh Ramdin walks in next.

18.3 Pat Cummins to D Bravo, OUT! Cleaned him up! A good length delivery, 141.1 kph, Bravo backs away on the leg side to give himself room, but the ball zips in and cracks the stumps. 171/6

18.2 Pat Cummins to D Bravo, A short of a length delivery at 115.4 kph, Bravo miscues his pull down the ground. They take a couple of runs. 171/5

18.1 Pat Cummins to D Bravo, FOUR! Outside edge! A fuller length delivery, Bravo aims to slice it over point but finds a thickish edge down to third man. 169/5

Pat Cummins to bowl now.

17.6 S Watson to D Bravo, Drills it through mid on for a single. 165/5

17.5 S Watson to D Sammy, The leg-cutter outside off, squirted away towards point for a single. 164/5

17.4 S Watson to D Bravo, Good length delivery, punched away towards extra cover for one. 163/5

Darren Sammy walks in.

17.3 S Watson to K Pollard, OUT! Caught in the deep! A full toss on middle at 129.6 kph, Pollard aims to flick it away over square leg but does not get the power. Michael Hussey from the deep rushes in and dives forward for a wonderful catch. 162/5

17.2 S Watson to K Pollard, FOUR! Powerful shot! A fuller length delivery outside off at 133.7 kph, Pollard smacks it straight down the ground to long off. 162/4

17.1 S Watson to K Pollard, Short ball, Pollard went for the pull but missed out. 158/4

Shane Watson to bowl now.

16.6 Pat Cummins to D Bravo, Again slow and short, this time pulled down to fine leg. There is a misfield from Maxwell in the deep and that allows them to come back for two. 158/4

16.5 Pat Cummins to K Pollard, Short and slow, 70.3 mph, helped down to fine leg for one. 156/4

16.4 Pat Cummins to K Pollard, Full outside off, 143.6 kph, Pollard fails to dig it away. 155/4

16.3 Pat Cummins to D Bravo, Short and slow, Bravo pulls it away through mid-wicket for one. 155/4

16.3 Pat Cummins to K Pollard, No-ball for over-stepping! A full delivery down the leg side at 144 kph, helped down to fine leg for a single. 154/4

16.2 Pat Cummins to D Bravo, Down the leg side, worked away off the pads for one. 152/4

16.1 Pat Cummins to D Bravo, SIX! Typical Bravo strike! A well pitched up delivery outside off, Bravo leans into it, and with a typical swagger, sends it sailing over Michael Hussey at extra covers. 151/4

15.6 B Hogg to K Pollard, Flat down the leg side, Pollard is caught on the pads. Appeal but it is pitching down. 145/4

15.5 B Hogg to K Pollard, FOUR! Down the ground. A flighted delivery on off, Pollard gives it the minimal of bat-swing and strokes it just inside the ropes at long off. 145/4

15.4 B Hogg to D Bravo, A touch short, Bravo whacks it through covers for one. 141/4

Kieron Pollard walks in next.

15.3 B Hogg to M Samuels, OUT! He's gone now! Flighted on middle at 96 kph, Samuels goes downtown while trying to clear the ropes but finds Warner at long on. A much-needed innings needed for West Indies. They can now up the ante with Pollard next. 140/4

15.2 B Hogg to D Bravo, A flat delivery again, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 140/3

THIRD T20I fifty for Marlon Samuels!

15.1 B Hogg to M Samuels, A flat delivery, hit down through mid on for one. A fine innings from him him so far. 139/3

14.6 S Watson to M Samuels, Yorker down the leg side, dug out through mid on for one. 138/3

14.5 S Watson to M Samuels, SIX! That's been hammered as flat as possible! A short delivery on middle, Samuels backs away and swats it flat and high over mid-wicket. 137/3

14.4 S Watson to M Samuels, SIX! High, high, and past long on! Samuels is doing a good job now. A good length delivery, Samuels heaves it away on the leg side, the ball remains airborne for a long, long time and finally crosses long on. 131/3

14.3 S Watson to M Samuels, Good length outside off, Samuels pokes at that but misses out. 125/3

14.2 S Watson to D Bravo, Short of a length delivery, 133.9 kph, pulled away through mid-wicket for a single. 125/3

14.1 S Watson to D Bravo, Fuller length on the pads, worked away straight to mid-wicket. 124/3

Shane Watson to bowl now.

13.6 B Hogg to M Samuels, FOUR! Pulled away this time! Too short down the leg side, Samuels helps it away past short fine leg and picks the gap. 124/3

13.5 B Hogg to M Samuels, A touch short, punched away past point. 120/3

13.4 B Hogg to M Samuels, SIX! That's off the leading edge! A googly, on middle, Samuels goes to smash it down the ground but ends up slicing it, the ball travels over Maxwell at long off. 120/3

13.3 B Hogg to D Bravo, Short, Bravo pulls it away over mid-wicket for a single. 114/3

13.2 B Hogg to M Samuels, Goes to work that away but it strikes the pads. A leg bye taken. 113/3

13.1 B Hogg to D Bravo, A touch short, Bravo goes on the back foot and punches it away for one. 112/3

12.6 D Christian to M Samuels, SIX! Wonderful shot. A pitched up delivery outside off, Samuels strides out and creams it over extra covers. Wow. Great sound of the timber. 111/3

12.5 D Christian to D Bravo, Pushed away through covers for one. 105/3

12.4 D Christian to D Bravo, On length outside off, pushed away towards cover. 104/3

12.3 D Christian to M Samuels, Again short outside off at 129.2 kph, Samuels pulls it away over mid-wicket and takes a run. 104/3

12.2 D Christian to M Samuels, FOUR! Well done. A touch short again at 129.2 kph, Samuels cracks it away past point for a boundary. 103/3

12.1 D Christian to M Samuels, Short of a length, Samuels gets a bottom-edge while trying to cut that. 99/3

Christian to bowl.

11.6 B Hogg to D Bravo, Short outside off, pushed away to point. 99/3

11.5 B Hogg to M Samuels, Tossed up, 94.6 kph, Samuels steps down the track and drives it through mid on for one. 99/3

11.4 B Hogg to M Samuels, A touch short, the wrong 'un, moves away and Samuels misses out on that. 98/3

11.3 B Hogg to M Samuels, A bit quick and spins in as well at 94.7 kph, Samuels attemps initially to flick but the ball turns in and strikes the pads. 98/3

11.2 B Hogg to M Samuels, The googly, Samuels gets down the track and just blocks it well on the off side. 98/3

11.1 B Hogg to D Bravo, Spins down the leg side, worked away through square leg to take one. 98/3

Brad Hogg comes back into the attack.

10.6 S Watson to D Bravo, Back of a length, outside off, Bravo punches it nicely through covers and ends the over with one. 97/3

10.5 S Watson to M Samuels, Good length outside off at 130.2 kph, Samuels lofts it away over covers to take a single. 96/3

10.4 S Watson to M Samuels, A short of a length delivery at 132.9 kph, outside off, Samuels attempts to hook but misses out. 95/3

10.3 S Watson to D Bravo, Length delivery, pushed away towards cover. Three men converge on the ball but they take one. 95/3

10.2 S Watson to M Samuels, Short delivery, pulled away over mid-wicket for one. 94/3

Dwayne Bravo walks in next at number 5.

10.1 S Watson to C Gayle, OUT! Caught and bowled! Watson gets his revenge but is it too late? A good length delivery on middle at 132.8 kph, Gayle attempts to turn it away on the leg side but gets a leading edge from the bottom of the hand. Watson sprints across to the off side towards mid off and takes the catch. 93/3

Shane Watson was named the Man of the Match. That's it from us today. Tomorrow is a big double header as the first match will be between New Zealand and Pakistan, followed by India-England. Do join us for that. Till then, farewell!

West Indies played magnificently in the first innings as Chris Gayle went berserk initially, followed up by good contributions from the middle-order as well. Australia seemed to have been caught on the back foot while trying to chase down this total but Warner and Watson started off in a free-flowing way and after Warner's departure, Watson went out hitting the big strokes.

AUSTRALIA WIN BY 17 runs(D/L method). Unfortunately, there is no possible play further and we could have expected a close finish as Australia were still in the hunt to chase down this 190-par total.

Bad news! It's started drizzling out in the middle and the covers are coming on! According to the D/L par score, Australia are 17 runs ahead! The scheduled close of play is is 2230 IST and play can be extended by 30 minutes. Stay tuned for further updates.

9.1 R Rampaul to S Watson, In the air but safe! Full on middle, Watson checks his shot at the last moment but ends up chipping it on one bounce to the long on fielder. 100/1

Shane Watson is the bowling change.

9.6 M Starc to C Gayle, Very full in length, Gayle works it away through mid-wicket for one. 93/2

9.5 M Starc to M Samuels, Angles in a very full delivery, Samuels pushes it towards Christian at mid off. Should have been a dot ball but Christian goes for a direct hit at the non-striker's end but misses out. 92/2

9.4 M Starc to C Gayle, Low full toss, Gayle heaves it down to long on and takes one. 91/2

9.3 M Starc to C Gayle, Well bowled. Full and outside off, Gayle reaches out but does not connect. 90/2

9.2 M Starc to M Samuels, Full outside off, Samuels drives it well through covers to take one. 90/2

9.1 M Starc to C Gayle, Bowls full down the leg side, Gayle goes to heave it away but is caught on the pads. They take a leg bye. 89/2

The players have made their way out to the middle. Gayle and Smith are the two openers at the crease. Watson will start off proceedings for Australia.

West Indies - Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy(C), Denesh Ramdin(Wk), Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Fidel Edwards.

Australia - David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Hussey, Cameron White, George Bailey(C), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Matthew Wade(Wk), Brad Hogg, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc.

Toss - West Indies have won the toss and elected to bat.

West Indies start off their campaign against a confident Australian side. The Kangaroos have got off to a positive start having beaten Ireland by 7 wickets. Shane Watson happened to be their main weapon as he destroyed the Irish with his dexterous all-round efforts. But this time around, their bowlers will be against the mighty Chris Gayle, Pollard and Samuels. Sunil Narine too can prove crucial in this format. Australia have the confidence, West Indies have the all-round strength. A cracker of a contest is definitely on cards.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 8th match of the World T20 between Australia and West Indies in Colombo.

Rampaul back on!

8.6 D Bravo to S Watson, Slower delivery on off, Watson drills it back to Bravo who shows great reflexes to get a hand to it but the ball ricochets to long on and they take a single. 99/1

8.5 D Bravo to M Hussey, Leans forward and helps it to long off for one. 98/1

8.4 D Bravo to M Hussey, Gives himself room, Bravo follows him, Hussey pushes it mid off. Watson sets off from other end but is sent back in time. 97/1

8.3 D Bravo to M Hussey, FOUR! Poor ball! Back of a length delivery on middle, Hussey swivels back and pulls it over square leg for a boundary. 97/1

8.2 D Bravo to S Watson, Comes forward and flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. 93/1

8.1 D Bravo to M Hussey, Drives it long off for a single. 92/1

Mitchell Starc is the bowling change now.

8.6 D Christian to M Samuels, FOUR! Fine shot! Christian bowls full outside off, Samuels gets across and square-drives it cleanly past point. 88/2

8.5 D Christian to M Samuels, Fuller length, driven through mid off for a couple of runs. 84/2

8.4 D Christian to C Gayle, A touch short, Gayle pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for one. 82/2

8.3 D Christian to C Gayle, A touch short, pushed away towards point. 81/2

8.2 D Christian to M Samuels, Full outside off, driven through covers for one. 81/2

8.1 D Christian to M Samuels, A short of a length delivery, Samuels defends it. 80/2

7.6 M Samuels to S Watson, FOUR! This time he controls well! Rock back and pulls a short delivery on off to deep square leg for a thunderous boundary. 91/1

7.5 M Samuels to S Watson, Dropped! SIX! Smith drops a sitter! Length delivery outside off, Watson gets down on one knee for a heave and hits it straight to Smith at deep mid-wicket who looks to pouch it with both hands but the ball slips through his hands and clears the ropes. 87/1

50 stand up!

7.4 M Samuels to S Watson, SIX! Wasn't in control but it still clears the fence! Fullish on middle, Watson stays back and lofts it over long off, doesn't seem to connect it well but it sails over the ropes. 81/1

7.3 M Samuels to S Watson, FOUR! Clobbered! A tad short outside off, Watson gets down on one knee and swipes it uppishly over mid-wicket for a thumping boundary. 75/1

7.2 M Samuels to M Hussey, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it from way outside off for a single to long leg. 71/1

7.1 M Samuels to S Watson, Comes forward and drills it uppishly to long on for a single. 70/1

7.6 G Maxwell to C Gayle, FOUR! Lucky this time. A fired in delivery, Gayle goes to loft but gets an inside edge down to fine leg. That brings up his 8th T20I FIFTY! 80/2

7.5 G Maxwell to C Gayle, SIX! Lo, behold, that's a mighty strike! Short down the leg side at 94.1 kph, Gayle goes back and muscles it over mid-wicket for a big, big hit. 76/2

7.4 G Maxwell to C Gayle, Huge appeal for LBW! A touch short and spins in, Gayle goes to work it away but is caught on the pads. A close shout but it is turned down. 70/2

7.3 G Maxwell to M Samuels, Gets down the track but gets an inside edge through square leg for one. 70/2

7.2 G Maxwell to C Gayle, Fired down the leg side, Gayle goes to work it away but is hit on the pads. 69/2

7.1 G Maxwell to C Gayle, SIX! And he is welcomed into the attack in style. A tossed up delivery on middle, Gayle chips down and slams it over long on. 68/2

Marlon Samuels into the attack now!

6.6 D Sammy to M Hussey, FOUR! Great placement! Hussey shuffles across way before, Sammy delivers it fullish outside off, Hussey heaves it behind square leg for a crunching boundary. 69/1

6.5 D Sammy to S Watson, Length delivery on middle, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 65/1

6.4 D Sammy to S Watson, Stays back and punches it back to the bowler. 64/1

6.3 D Sammy to S Watson, Good length delivery on off, it takes off from the track. Watson is squared up and gets a leading edge to point just short of the fielder. 64/1

6.2 D Sammy to M Hussey, Comes forward and pushes it to long off for a single. 64/1

6.1 D Sammy to S Watson, Goes back and runs it down to third man for one. 63/1

Glenn Maxwell into the attack.

6.6 B Hogg to C Gayle, Flighted at 48.8 mph, swept away through square leg for one. 62/2

6.5 B Hogg to C Gayle, SIX! Brutal! Hogg drops a flighted and full delivery on off, Gayle goes hard on that, does not connect as well as he normally does but the ball still clears long on easily. 61/2

6.4 B Hogg to M Samuels, Pushes it away towards point and rotates the strike calmly. 55/2

6.3 B Hogg to M Samuels, Gets well down the track but defends it well. 54/2

6.2 B Hogg to M Samuels, Flat outside off and spins in, Samuels gets his front foot outside the line but gets hit on the pads. Appeal for an LBW turned down. 54/2

6.1 B Hogg to C Gayle, Short down the leg side, helped down to short fine leg for a single. 54/2

5.6 S Narine to S Watson, Stays back and drills it to long on for one. This is the best Powerplay score by any team in the tournament, 62/1. 62/1

5.5 S Narine to M Hussey, Goes for a cut but gets a bottom edge behind the keeper for a single. 61/1

5.4 S Narine to S Watson, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for one. 60/1

5.3 S Narine to S Watson, SIX! This time he gets it right! Length delivery on off, Watson gets down on one knee and heaves it muscularly over mid-wicket for a maximum. 59/1

5.3 S Narine to S Watson, NO BALL! Oversteps and delivers it on a length on middle, Watson drives it straight back. 53/1

5.2 S Narine to S Watson, Good length delivery outside off, stays a touch low, Watson goes for a pull but misses. 52/1

5.1 S Narine to S Watson, In the air but safe! Short on off, Watson rocks back and pulls it, it falls just short of the deep mid-wicket fielder who somehow gets his body behind it and saves a boundary. A couple added. 52/1

Brad Hogg to bowl now.

5.6 D Christian to C Gayle, Good length down the leg side, Gayle attempts to heave it away and gets hit on the pads. Leg bye. 53/2

5.5 D Christian to C Gayle, A slow delivery, 116.6 kph, Gayle does well to block that. 52/2

5.4 D Christian to C Gayle, FOUR! Immense power! A short delivery on middle, Gayle gives some room and creams it away over covers. 52/2

5.3 D Christian to M Samuels, Good length outside off, Samuels works it down to third man for one. 48/2

Marlon Samuels walks in next.

5.2 D Christian to J Charles, OUT! Unlucky dismissal! A short delivery at 134.1 kph, Charles attempts to push it away from his body, but the ball takes the inside edge and just drops down on the stumps after sneaking through his body. 47/2

5.1 D Christian to J Charles, FOUR! Helped away! A good length delivery down the leg side, Charles tucks it neatly past short fine leg. 14 off the last three balls. The momentum has clearly shifted since Gayle was dropped by Watson. 47/1

4.6 D Sammy to M Hussey, Stays back and looks to punch but mistimes it to cover. 50/1

4.5 D Sammy to M Hussey, Rocks back and cuts it to point. 50/1

4.4 D Sammy to M Hussey, SIX! Thrashed! Length delivery on off, Hussey gets down on one knee and heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 50/1

4.3 D Sammy to M Hussey, Good length delivery on the pads, Hussey looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 44/1

4.2 D Sammy to S Watson, A tad short on middle, Watson pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 44/1

4.1 D Sammy to M Hussey, In the air but short! Back of a length delivery outside off, Hussey goes for a pull but mistimes it on one bounce to mid on. A single taken! 43/1

Daniel Christian is the bowling change now.

4.6 Pat Cummins to C Gayle, SIX! All the way into the stands! A fuller length delivery from Cummins, Gayle waits on and swings it high and mighty over square leg. The ball was in the air for a long time and that kept the deep square leg fielder interested, just for a moment though. 18 off that over! And all from Gayle's blade. 43/1

4.5 Pat Cummins to C Gayle, Well bowled, change of pace at 112 kph, short as well, Gayle pulls out of the shot. 37/1

4.4 Pat Cummins to C Gayle, FOUR! Back to back pulls! A short delivery outside off at 142.4 kph, Gayle pulls it thunderously and the ball reaches towards the fence in a flash. 37/1

4.3 Pat Cummins to C Gayle, FOUR! Leg side now! A short delivery at 141.8 kph, Gayle pulls it all along the ground through mid-wicket to take a boundary. 33/1

4.2 Pat Cummins to C Gayle, Angles in around off on length, Gayle gets his bat down in defense. 29/1

4.1 Pat Cummins to C Gayle, FOUR! Sliced away! A full delivery outside off at 88.6 mph, Gayle thwacks it over cover-point. 29/1

Sammy into the attack now.

3.6 S Narine to M Hussey, Helps it to long off for a single to end the over. 42/1

3.5 S Narine to M Hussey, Ah.. misfield and Hussey was a long way down! Hussey pats it to mid-wicket and sets off but is sent back. The fielder misfields and Hussey gets back in. 41/1

3.4 S Narine to S Watson, Works it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 41/1

3.3 S Narine to S Watson, Spins back in sharply, Watson looks to cut but is cramped for room and he ends up inside edging it onto his pads. 40/1

3.2 S Narine to M Hussey, Stays back and pats it to point for a single. 40/1

3.1 S Narine to S Watson, Clips it to short fine leg and scampers through for a quick single. 39/1

3.6 M Starc to J Charles, FOUR! Off the inside edge. Pitched up on middle at 141.8 kph, Charles swings and gets the edge through square leg for a boundary. 25/1

3.5 M Starc to J Charles, SIX! Boom! A fuller length delivery, 139.8 kph, Charles clears his front foot out and smashes it high over long on. 21/1

3.4 M Starc to C Gayle, How costly is that DROP? A fuller length delivery outside off, Gayle goes hard on that and gets a leading edge back towards third man. Watson is the man and he puts it down after diving forward. No one can give Gayle another chance, and Watson knows it well. 15/1

3.3 M Starc to C Gayle, Darts in a yorker, 136.6 kph, right on middle, Gayle digs it out well. 14/1

3.2 M Starc to C Gayle, Good length delivery, around off, Gayle attempts to turn it away and gets a leading edge through mid off for a couple. 14/1

3.2 M Starc to C Gayle, WIDE! Slants this full and down the leg side, Gayle fails to flick it away. 12/1

3.1 M Starc to C Gayle, Short of a length delivery, Gayle pats it down towards mid on. 11/1

Spinner straightaway! Sunil Narine into the attack now.

2.6 F Edwards to S Watson, Stays back and steers it to third man for a single. 38/1

2.5 F Edwards to M Hussey, Fullish outside off, Hussey looks to drive but ends up slicing it to third man for a single. 37/1

2.4 F Edwards to M Hussey, FOUR! Width and punished! Short and wide outside off, Hussey rocks back and slashes it over point for a thunderous boundary. 36/1

2.3 F Edwards to S Watson, Length delivery on middle, Watson turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 32/1

2.2 F Edwards to M Hussey, Stays back and guides it to third man for a single. 31/1

Michael Hussey is the new batsman.

2.1 F Edwards to D Warner, OUT! Warner is caught behind! Fullish delivery outside off, Warner stays back and looks to cart it over the off side and seems to get a thin outside edge to the keeper who pouches and appeals vociferously. The bowler joins him in the appeal and the umpire lifts his finger. Warner is shell shocked and he stands there motionless before making a long way back! 30/1

2.6 Pat Cummins to J Charles, This over was excellent by all standards and Cummins deserved a wicket. Fuller and angles in, leaves away as Charles pushes inside the line of the ball. 11/1

2.5 Pat Cummins to J Charles, Bowls full outside off at 139.8 kph, Charles fails to get bat on that. 11/1

2.4 Pat Cummins to J Charles, Bowls full around off, the ball swings away, Charles attempts to heave it away on the off side but misses out. The ball just swung past the off stump. 11/1

2.3 Pat Cummins to J Charles, Pitched up well outside off at 139.2 kph, Charles attempts to drive but the ball sneaks in through. 11/1

2.2 Pat Cummins to J Charles, Excellent. Swings in a yorker full on middle, Charles digs it out well. 11/1

2.1 Pat Cummins to J Charles, Starts off on a fuller length outside off, Charles lets it go. 11/1

1.6 R Rampaul to D Warner, Pushes it past covers and takes a single. Brilliant over for Australia, 22 from it! 30/0

1.5 R Rampaul to D Warner, FOUR! Edgy! Good length delivery outside off, Warner goes for a heave but gets an inside edge inches past the leg stump for a boundary. 29/0

1.5 R Rampaul to D Warner, NO BALL! Over steps and delivers a good length delivery outside off, it nips away after landing. Warner goes for a drive but misses. Free hit coming up! 25/0

1.4 R Rampaul to D Warner, SIX! He is looking ominous here! Back of a length delivery on middle, Warner rocks back and pulls it with venom over deep square leg for a maximum. 24/0

1.3 R Rampaul to D Warner, FOUR! Crashed! Fullish outside off, Warner comes forward and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 18/0

1.2 R Rampaul to D Warner, Stays back and pushes it to covers. The umpire is having a word with Rampaul regarding running on the danger area. 14/0

1.1 R Rampaul to D Warner, SIX! Just over the third man's head! Short and wide outside off, Warner rocks back and slashes it over third man and it just clears the man for a maximum. 14/0

Pat Cummins is the first bowling change.

1.6 M Starc to J Charles, Fullish length on off, flicked away through square leg for one. 11/1

1.5 M Starc to C Gayle, Fuller length on off at 135 kph, Gayle works it away through square leg and takes one. 10/1

1.4 M Starc to J Charles, Good length delivery, curving in, Charles works it away through square leg and takes one. 9/1

Johnson Charles walks in.

1.3 M Starc to D Smith, OUT! Bowled 'em! A left-armer's delight this. Lands around off on length and it nips back in, Smith is caught on the back foot and is late in bringing his bat down. The ball hits the top of off stump and that could do nothing but cheer up Starc. 8/1

1.2 M Starc to D Smith, Length delivery, worked away on the leg side. 8/0

1.1 M Starc to D Smith, Starts off on a fuller length at 136 kph, outside off, swings in and Smith ends up driving inside the line to miss out. 8/0

Ravi Rampaul to bowl from the other end.

0.6 F Edwards to D Warner, Stays back for a slash but gets a bottom edge to mid off for a single. Good start for the Kangaroos, 8/0! 8/0

0.5 F Edwards to D Warner, Drills it straight back to Edwards who makes half a stop. 7/0

0.4 F Edwards to D Warner, Great effort from Rampaul in the deep! Warner stays back and pushes it past point, Rampaul runs to his left from third man, dives and makes a good stop. Saves a couple. 7/0

0.3 F Edwards to D Warner, Length delivery outside off, Warner looks to drive but gets an inside edge back to the bowler. 5/0

0.2 F Edwards to D Warner, FOUR! Smacked! Fullish outside off, Warner stays in his crease and drives it muscularly wide of mid off for a boundary. 5/0

0.2 F Edwards to D Warner, WIDE! Good length delivery, wide outside off, Warner looks to slash but misses. 1/0

0.1 F Edwards to D Warner, Brilliant delivery! Full inswinging yorker on off, Warner looks to flick but misses and it flies inches past the off stump. 0/0

Mitchell Starc to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 S Watson to C Gayle, Bowls nice and full outside off, Gayle allows it through to end the over. 8/0

0.5 S Watson to D Smith, Good length on middle at 129.2 kph, Smith tucks it away through square leg to take one. 8/0

0.4 S Watson to C Gayle, Fuller length on middle, Gayle flicks it away through mid-wicket and takes one. 7/0

0.4 S Watson to C Gayle, WIDE! Bowls well outside off, this time, swinging away wildly, Gayle with an easy leave. 6/0

0.3 S Watson to C Gayle, FOUR LEG BYES! Watson bowls short on middle, Gayle ducks but the ball hits the helmet and flies it down to fine leg. 5/0

0.2 S Watson to C Gayle, Fuller length outside off at 130.5 kph, Gayle leaves it alone. 1/0

0.1 S Watson to D Smith, Starts with a short delivery down the leg side at 134.6 kph, pulled away for a single this time to fine leg. 1/0

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