Cricket: West Indies inflicts damaging defeat on Australia

Cricket: West Indies inflicts damaging defeat on Australia

Cricket: West Indies inflicts damaging defeat on Australia

Written by Bella Dalima

28 Mar, 2014 | 10:31 pm

Reigning ICC World Twenty20 title holders , West Indies inflicted a damaging defeat on Australia with an incredible six-wicket win in Dhaka.

George Bailey won the toss for the second time in as many matches, but this time decided to bat first, with two changes to his side.

Australia rushed to 28 runs from three overs, however careful planning by the Windies skipper to include the spin pace combination and damaged any Aussie hopes of building strong partnerships.

Australia went on to post 178 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their alotted 20 overs with Glenn Maxwell top scoring with 45 runs.

Samuel Badree, Marlon Samuels and Sunil Narine bagged two wickets each for the West Indies.
Chris Gayle led the way for the West Indies with another half century , but it was the efforts of captain Darren Sammy , who took 19 runs off Mitchell Starc in the 19th over , and then blasted consecutive sixes off James Faulkner in the final over, for what this match will be remembered for.

Needing 42 runs from the final three overs, the West Indies defied the odds to resign Australia to a defeat that will likely end their tournament.

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