Highlights: West Indies-Australia semis

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Updated: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 0:37 [IST]
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Highlights: West Indies-Australia semis

Colombo, Oct 6: West Indies marched in the ICC World Twenty20 2012 final by thrashing Australia by 74 runs in a one-sided second semi-final here at R Premadasa Stadium on Friday night.


Here are the highlights of this game

# West Indies entered their first ever final of World T20. This is the fourth edition of World T20

# West Indies will face hosts Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday at the same venue from 7.00 PM IST

# West Indies posted a mammoth 205/4 in 20 overs and restricted Australia to 131 all out in 16.4 overs

# Chris Gayle was named Man-of-the-match for his 41-ball 75 with five fours and six sixes

# In all West Indies hit 14 sixes and 13 fours

# Australia managed 12 fours and four sixes. All those four hits over the fence came from captain George Bailey

# Bailey fought a lone battle with a counter-attacking 29-ball 63 with six fours, four sixes

# This was Bailey's maiden Twenty20 International fifty

# Australia's chase of 206 was in tatters as they were in a cavernous hole at 43/6 in 7.2 overs. The match was almost over at the stage

# Australia have never won the World T20 trophy and the wait continues

# West Indies paceman Ravi Rampaul took three wickets including two in two

# West Indies smashed 25 runs in the final over their innings, bowled by left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty. In that over, Kieron Pollard hit Doherty for three successive sixes and got out off the final ball. Gayle had one six in that over

# Australia too had a 25-run over when Andre Russell was plundered for the same by Bailey and Pat Cummins. They hit two sixes, three fours and took a single


Story first published:  Saturday, October 6, 2012, 0:29 [IST]
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