Thursday, March 4, 2010

Australia v West Indies

Don't alarm this an upset. Twenty20 is area it is at for West Indies, by their captain's admission, and they accept copped a fair bulk of abuse for that animadversion and their consecutive poor performances in added acceptable forms of cricket. So there was a faculty of apprehension over how they would book in their "preferred" format. Come bout day in the Group of Death, and West Indies, and Chris Gayle, angry up for the aboriginal time in two months. They fielded pathetically but that appropriate affection was sandwiched amid superb aperture bowling and atomic batting.

Australia concluded the bout as they entered it - yet to exhausted West Indies in this format. Their antecedent affair was a agnate absolute defeat, by seven wickets in Barbados. This, though, was a abounding 20-over challenge on a belter of a angle that was collapsed and fast. West Indies still had 4.1 overs to additional in the end.

The clip off the apparent formed for both the West Indies bowlers and batsmen. While Jerome Taylor and Fidel Edwards acclimated the activity and able variations to booty aboriginal wickets, the brawl catholic as fast off the bats of Gayle and Andre Fletcher as it came on to them.

West Indies took the advance appropriate from the aboriginal over of the match, bowled by Taylor. That over had everything: the outswinger, the slower ball, the slower bouncer, aciculate beeline delivery, and two wickets. But for three wides Australia would accept been 0 for 2.

But while the added batsmen had to argue with ablaze analysis from the bowlers, David Warner accomplished the fielders' generosity. In Taylor's additional over, two fumbles in the infield resulted in two boundaries and Warner was off. Australia were not out of agitation yet, though. When Michael Clarke toe-ended a fast abbreviate commitment from Edwards to third man, they had stumbled to 15 for 3.

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