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WT20 AUS v WI

W Indies win by 6 wkts

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WEST INDIES 179/4 (19.4/20 ov)
AUSTRALIA 178/8 (20 ov)
West Indies ace opener Chris Gayle cross pulls a delivery to the boundary during a World T20 match against Australia today. Photo: Firoz Ahmed
West Indies ace opener Chris Gayle cross pulls a delivery to the boundary during a World T20 match against Australia today. Photo: Firoz Ahmed

West Indies won today's World T20 Group 2 Match against Australia by 6 wickets at Sher-e Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.

Caribbean skipper Darren Sammy was awarded Man of the Match for his 34-run match-winning innings off only 16 balls.

Earlier, Australia won the toss and opted to bat first.

The Aussies put a target of 179 runs in front of the Caribbeans.

Aussie batsmen -- Glenn Maxwell and Brad Hodge -- put 45 and 35 runs respectively to the scorecard.

Samule Badree, Marlon Samuels and Sunil Narine picked up couple of wickets each for the Caribbean side.

West Indies spared 15 extra runs.

In reply, the Caribbeans reached the victory with 2 balls remaining in their hands.

Chris Gayle scored the most, 53 runs off 52 balls, while all West Indian batsmen reached double-figure mark.

Mitchell Starc picked up 2 wickets for Australia.

TEAM

Australia

Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey (c), Brad Hodge, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, James Muirhead and Doug Bollinger

West Indies

Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree and Krishmar Santokie

Published: 12:09 am Friday, March 28, 2014

Last modified: 9:01 pm Friday, March 28, 2014

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