DHAKA, Bangladesh (Sporting Alert) — Darren Sammy’s remarkable hitting carried the West Indies six-wickets over Australia in their World Twenty20 stage 10 match on Friday.
Watch Darren Sammy Last Two Overs Batting Against Australia
Chasing 179 for victory after Australia won the toss and elected to bat first, skipper Sammy came in an smashed an undefeated 34 off just 13 balls. The all-rounder hit three big sixes, including two in the last over off James Faulkner, and two fours in his man of the match knock.
The victory was welcome by a huge celebration.
You would have thought the Windies had just won the tournament.
“We have not won the tournament, its just a game against Australia but we were pumped up for this,” Sammy said after the win.
“They played well and a couple of our boelers bowled well. We backed ourselves to score 180-odd. Chris [Gayle] and [Dwayne] Smith set us up and we are really pumped up for the win.
“It was really nice to see Faulkner bowling the last over. A lot of things were said before this match and you never wake up a sleeping lion [Chris Gayle]”
Australia Innings: 178 for 8 (20 Overs). Glenn Maxwell 45, Brad Hodge 35, David Warner 20, Aaron Finch 16; Sunil Narine 4-1-19-2, Samuel Badree 4-0-37-2, Marlon Samuels 2-0-20-2, Krishmar Santokie 4-0-30-1.
West Indies Innings: 179 for 4 (19.4 Overs). Chris Gayle 53, Darren Sammy* 34*, Dwayne Bravo 27, Lendl Simmons 26; Mitchell Starc 4-0-50-2, James Muirhead 3-0-21-1, Doug Bollinger 4-0-34-1, Shane Watson 2-1-11-0.
Man of the Match:
Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to field
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & Ian Gould (England)
TV Umpire: Richard Kettleborough (England)
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve Umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)