Highlights of Australia-West Indies game

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Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 13:08 [IST]
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Highlights of Australia-West Indies game

Colombo, Sep 22: What was shaping like an exciting chase was halted by rain and Australia won by 17 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method against West Indies at the ICC World Twenty20 2012 here on Saturday night.

Here are the highlights of this game

# Chasing 192, Australia were in a great position at 100/1 in 9.1 overs. At this stage, heavy rain forced players off the ground

# After waiting more than 30 minutes and no signs of rain relenting, the match halted and Australia declared winners on Duckworth-Lewis method

# At that stage (after 9.1 overs) Australia's par score should have been 83 and they were well ahead by 17 runs, which was the decided as the winning margin by the officials

# Now, West Indies-Ireland game on Monday is a significant one with the winner progressing to the Super Eight

# Australia, with two wins in as many matches, stormed into the Super Eights

# Shane Watson won his second successive Man-of-the-match award

# Watson hit a 24-ball 41 not out with two fours and three sixes. Earlier he took 2/29 opening the bowling

# There were 17 sixes in the game. West Indies hit 11, four each by Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels

# As usual Gayle was in top form, smashing a 33-ball 54

# Samuels made 32-ball 50

# In the chase, Australia had raced to 62/1 in six overs

# Mitchell Starc was the most successful bowler in the match with figures of 4/35 in four overs

# Samuels, who bowled only one over, was hit for 22 runs

# David Warner made a 14-ball 28 with three fours and two sixes

# Michael Hussey was 28 not out off 19 balls


Story first published:  Saturday, September 22, 2012, 23:12 [IST]
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