Lefties rule the roost in T20 World Cup

Published: Monday, June 8, 2009, 11:12 [IST]
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Left-handers turn it on at T20 WC

Trent Bridge: T20 world cup so far has been fabulous for the left-handers. They seem to have totally taken over the center-stage in the opening days of T20 world cup in 2009.

Chris Gayle single-handedly destroyed Aussies on Saturday and Yuvraj Singh played a sensational innings against Bangladesh in India's opening match.

West Indies captain Chris Gayle smashed an impressive 88 runs from 50 balls on their way to seven-wicket win in the their first match of the World Twenty20 tournament and was declared man of the match in that game. Even though Yuvraj Singh missed the man of the match award, the honour still belonged to a left-arm cricketer, Pragyan Ojha, for India who sparkled with figures of 4 for 21.

The other notable performers in India-Bangladesh were also left-handers and top scorers for their sides: Gautam Gambhir with 50 from 44 balls and Junaid Siddique whose 41 off 22 balls gave Bangladesh an outside chance.

Australia suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the West Indies but their top-scorer was none other than David Warner, the stocky left-hander whose 73 off 53


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