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  • 2012 ICC World Twenty20

    Australia vs West Indies - Match 8

    September 23, 2012, 12:00AM AET R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

    Match Status: Completed
    Australia won by 17 runs (D/L Method)

  • Australia 1/ 100 (9.1)
  • West Indies 8/ 191 (20.0)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 10.91
SR Watson*412423170.83
MEK Hussey281931147.37
This Partnership:70 Runs From 42 Balls (R/R: 10.00)

R Rampaul*1.1023019.71
DJ Bravo1.00808.00

Last Wicket:Warner, 28 (c:Ramdin b:Edwards, Over: 2.1)
Last 5 overs:2 . 1nb 6 1 1 1 | 1 1 . . 1 4 | 1 1 4 6 6 4 | 1 1 4 . 1 1 | 1
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10th Over
MATCH RESULT: Australia 1/100 (Watson 41*, Hussey 28*, Warner 28, Edwards 1/16) df. West Indies 8/191 (Gayle 54, Samuels 50, Bravo 27, Starc 3/35, Watson 2/29, Christian 1/29) by 17 runs (D/L Method). Points: AUS 2, WIN 0. MOM: Shane Watson (AUS).
Shane Watson has been named man of the match for his quick fire 41 runs and figures of 2/29 from 4 overs. A superb all around match from the talented all-rounder. Thanks for your company, see you tomorrow for continuing live coverage from Sri Lanka!
One suspects had rain not intervened the Aussies would have reached the target of 192 given the rate they were going at. It would have been nice to get a full game in but the weather ruined things for all fans.
The run chase got off to a fast start with David Warner on fire before he was dismissed. Mike Hussey came to the crease and both he and Watson continued to keep the runs flowing, getting well ahead of the par score with rain stopping play.
And so the Aussles make it two from two in this tournament, winning under Duckworth/Lewis with a downpour calling an end to the game after 9.1 overs.
03:17 AET (22:43 local): The match has been called off, as expected. Australia have won by 17 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis Method.
02:55 AET (22:25 local): Still no play in Colombo, remember that Australia are 17 runs ahead of the par score so would win if there was no more play, which is looking more and more likely.
03:00 AET (22:30 local): Still coming down hard at the R.Premadasa Stadium. The entire ground is under cover. Really, there's next to no chance of any more play in this match. We're just waiting for an official word from the umpires.
02:40 AET (22:10 local): Rain coming down harder now. Hopefully it passes quickly and we can get some more cricket in. It's shaping up to be an exciting match and it would be a shame if rain ruined it. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
02:33 AET (22:03 local): Rain stops play. The par score is 83 so Australia are ahead if there is no more play in this match.
And it's gotten heavier so the players are off the field. The covers quickly come on. A halt to the Aussie momentum.
Over 9.1: Rampaul to Watson, one run, slower ball on off, doesn't hit through the line, checks his shot, lands safely in front of long on, 100 up (57b)
9th Over
An acceleration from this pair and the Aussies are on target for victory. They need 93 from 11 overs as Ravi Rampaul replaces Marlon Samuels at the Khettarama End. Light rain falling.
Over 8.6: Bravo to Watson, one run, slower ball hit back hard to Bravo who can't grasp it, a single is taken off the deflection. AUS 1/99 (Watson 40, Hussey 28)
Over 8.5: Bravo to Hussey, one run, attempted yorker, low full toss punched up to long off for another run to the total
Over 8.4: Bravo to Hussey, no run, advances, Bravo takes the pace off it and follows him, he can only defend to Gayle at extra cover
Over 8.3: Bravo to Hussey, FOUR, sits up just outside off, the slower ball and he picks his spot, pulls it behind square, huge gap and that's four more!
Over 8.2: Bravo to Watson, one run, slower ball, full length, adjusts and drives it out to deep mid wicket for another run
Over 8.1: Bravo to Hussey, one run, pitched up just outside off, leans forward to drive up to long off for a single
8th Over
Costly drop from Smith, should have held that, hit hard but straight to him! It has cost him 10 runs already! Dwayne Bravo replaces Darren Sammy at the Maligawatte End.
Over 7.6: Samuels to Watson, FOUR, another short ball, turns to leg, he hits with the turn, powerful sweep to the deep square rope. AUS 1/91 (Watson 38, Hussey 22)
Over 7.5: Samuels to Watson, SIX, DROPPED, oh no! short ball, pulls it flat, straight to Smith on the rope at deep mid wicket, straight through his hands and over the rope!!
Over 7.4: Samuels to Watson, SIX, tossed up just outside off, plays through the line, not out of the middle but it kept going, clears long off for maximum return!
Over 7.3: Samuels to Watson, FOUR, drops short and he gets down on one knee, slaps it over mid wicket, flies to the rope!
Over 7.2: Samuels to Hussey, one run, well outside off as he premeditates the sweep shot to short fine leg for a quick single
Over 7.1: Samuels to Watson, one run, sliding to leg, chips it up to long on for a single

Australia: David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Hussey, George Bailey (c), Cameron White, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Dan Christian, Brad Hogg, Patrick Cummins, Mitchell Starc

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy (c), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Sunil Narine, Ravindranath Rampaul, Fidel Edwards

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Asad Rauf (PAK)
Third Umpire: Dharmasena, HDPK (SLA)
Match Refree: Madugalle, RS (SLA)

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