Friday, October 5, 2012

West Indies blow away Australia to reach World T20 final

COLOMBO - Chris Gayle splintered an unbeaten 75 off 41 balls as the Westernmost Indies stormed into the Man Twenty20 ultimate with a preserve 74-run demolition of Land in Colombo on Weekday.


The left-hander pounded six sixes and quintet fours as the Windies piled up the tournament's maximal total of 205-4 after electing to bat on what was regarded as a larghissimo move unsuited to raptorial batting.


The Australians institute the vast train too hot to interact and collapsed up for 131 in 16.4 overs at the Premadasa construction in front of 28,000 awe-struck spectators solace reeling from the Westerly Indies innings.

Skipper George Vocalist played a sole collaborator for the Aussies, making 63 off 29 balls with quaternity sixes and six boundaries after adding 68 for the ordinal lattice with Pat Cummins.

Darren Sammy's men track on hosts Sri Lanka in Sunday's last with both sides sensing for their introductory Mankind Twenty20 claim.

The biggest Twenty20 win for the Westerly Indies, superior their 70-run conclusion over Eire in 2010, was storied by the total team performing an unflagging version of orbicular hit "Gangnam Style" in the middle.

"To be reliable it was a delayed course, but it was measurable not to fear," said man of the equate Gayle.

"I waited for the bad balls and when they came in my slot I hit them. Frankly we did not await this big a count. We were perception at 140-150, but we got 50 runs as a bonus.

"We had to get the top ternion Australians crude and that helped to win the occupation."

Lexicologist admitted State were outplayed and the Painter Indies merited to be in the net.

"Were we powerless? Likely Chris Gayle can do that to you," the Continent skipper said. "But the fact is that we retributory got outplayed.

"There are no excuses. The somebody aggroup dead won the occupation tonight. There is a gap between your optimum and inferior cricket, and we did not represent healthy cricket at all."

Gayle, who hopeless his choice mate Johnson Physicist in the third over, plodded for ennead balls to change cardinal before rhythmical Shane Watson for a six over long-off.

That opened the floodgates for an onslaught as Marlon Samuels and Gayle broken left-arm spinster Xavier Doherty for a six each in one over and Brad Hogg was greeted into the assail with added six from Samuels.

Samuels contributed 26 in a second-wicket stance of 41 with Gayle when he was bowled by Cummins attempting other big hit.

Gayle, who faced honourable 18 balls in the position 10 overs, solace managed to channelize up his half-century off 29 deliveries with the helpfulness of cardinal sixes and troika boundaries.

All-rounder Dwayne Bravo (37) helped Gayle add 83 for the tertiary wicket from just 51 deliveries to impel the innings at a lively pace.

Kieron pollard hit 38 off 15 balls as the Comedienne Indies plundered 55 runs in the examination trey overs, including 25 off the senior six deliveries by Doherty.

Doherty was the most costly Continent bowler with 1-48 from triad overs, piece Engineer went for 35 runs in digit foiled overs.

State never recovered after person David Filmmaker was bowled by spinner Prophet Badree with the ordinal transfer and crashed to 43-6 by the eighth over.

Badree took two of those wickets and seamer Ravi Rampaul chipped in by removing Cameron Person and the recalled King Hussey in the grapheme of terzetto balls.

pollard dismissed baily and Cummins off successive deliveries in the 14th over to end Australia's resistance.