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Australia vs. West Indies, World T20: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

West Indies' batsman Chris Gayle plays a shot during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match against Australia in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, March 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorMarch 28, 2014

Darren Sammy led West Indies to a six-wicket victory over Australia in the World Twenty20 tournament in Mirpur.

Australia, who won the toss and chose to bat, made 178-8 in their 20 overs at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

However the defending champions reached their target with two balls to spare as Sammy blasted 34 from 13 balls.

West Indies now have two wins from three matches in Group 2 and are in a strong position to reach the semis, while Australia are teetering on the brink of elimination after their second successive defeat.


The Baggy Greens signalled their attacking intent from the start with openers Aaron Finch and David Warner putting on 33 for the opening wicket in just 22 balls.

However Finch, Warner plus Shane Watson and George Bailey had all departed before the halfway point of the innings.

Australia: 178 for 8 (20 overs)
Finch b Samuels 16 15 11
Warner b Badree 20 22 14
Watson st Ramdin b Narine 2 10 8
Maxwell c Dwayne Bravo b Badree 45 29 22
Bailey c Sammy b Samuels 12 14 12
Hodge b Narine 35 38 26
Faulkner c Dwayne Bravo b Santokie 13 31 17
Haddin not out 15 15 7
Starc c Russell b Dwayne Bravo 4 8 4
Muirhead not out 1 2 1
Extras 6nb 7w 2b 0lb 15
Santokie4 0 30 1
Badree4 0 37 2
Samuels2 0 20 2
Narine4 1 19 2
Sammy1 0 16 0
Dwayne Bravo4 0 39 1
Russell1 0 15 0

Glenn Maxwell was his typical destructive self, smashing three sixes in 45 from 22 balls, but he went in the 12th over with the score on 100.

Brad Hodge kept the scoreboard moving, with 35 from 26, and Brad Haddin made a late flurry with 15 from seven balls after a remarkable catch from Dwayne Bravo accounted for James Faulkner.


In their reply, West Indies openers Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith blasted 50 from the opening five overs before the latter was caught behind off Mitchell Starc for 17.

Gayle brought up his half-century off 31 balls but he picked out Maxwell off leg-spinner James Muirhead for 53.

Maxwell then caught Lendl Simmons (26) off Doug Bollinger to leave the men from the Caribbean needing 72 off the final six overs.

Marlon Samuels went cheaply, but Bravo made 27 from 12 balls before Sammy hit Mitchell Starc's penultimate over of the innings for 19 and then back-to-back sixes off Faulkner clinched the victory.

West Indies: 179 for 4 (19.4 overs)
Dwayne Smith c Haddin b Starc 17 21 19
Gayle c Maxwell b Muirhead 53 53 35
Simmons c Maxwell b Bollinger 26 39 24
Samuels c Haddin b Starc 12 20 15
Dwayne Bravo not out 27 29 12
Sammy not out 34 16 13
Extras 0nb 2w 0b 8lb 10
Watson2 1 11 0
Starc4 0 50 2
Bollinger4 0 34 1
Maxwell3 0 28 0
Faulkner 3.4 0 27 0
Muirhead3 0 21 1

Australia next face India on Sunday, with West Indies concluding their campaign against Pakistan on Tuesday.

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