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PHOTOS: Sammy fires West Indies to victory over Australia

Last updated on: March 28, 2014 20:17 IST

PHOTOS: Sammy fires West Indies to victory over Australia

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Needing 12 runs off the final over, Darren Sammy could not score off James Faulkner's first two deliveries, but hit the next two for sixes to seal victory over Australia with two balls to spare in Friday's World T20 match and trigger wild celebrations from his team mates.

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Faulkner had added spice to the contest earlier after Australian media quoted him as saying he does not particularly like the West Indies team. 

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Glenn Maxwell (45) and Brad Hodge (35) had earlier Australia overcome a top order collapse and post a competitive 178 for eight wickets after opting to bat first at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

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Image: Darren Sammy celebrates after hitting the winning runs against Australia
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Windies off to a brisk start

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In reply, Dwayne Smith fell after adding 50 runs for the opening stand, but his partner, Chris Gayle (53), continued punishing the Australians. 

Gayle hit Mitchell Starc for four successive boundaries and Doug Bollinger and Shane Watson for sixes to race to a 31-ball fifty.

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Image: Chris Gayle bludgeons one through the off side
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Haddin spilled a stumping chance

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Brad Haddin squandered a stumping opportunity when Gayle was on 26, off Glenn Maxwell, who eventually took a catch in the deep to dismiss the batsman before erupting into an animated celebration. 

Dwayne Bravo (27) and Sammy then came up with some lusty blows to take West Indies home.

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Image: Brad haddin misses a stumping opportunity
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Samuels provided the early breakthrough for West Indies

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Earlier, Finch (16) hit Samuel Badree for a six and two fours in the spinner's first over, while David Warner scored two boundaries off pacer Krishmar Santokie's second before Marlon Samuels triggered a top order collapse. 

Samuels pegged back Finch's off-stump with his fourth delivery and Australia lost Warner and Watson in the next two overs to slump to 41 for three in the sixth over.

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Image: Aaron Finch is clean bowled by Marlon Samuels
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Maxwell's cameo

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Maxwell played the way he is known for, welcoming Sammy into the attack with two fours and a six, but Badree dismissed him in the 12th over after a 22-ball stay. 

Down the order, Brad Hodge chipped in with a 26-ball cameo to help Australia cross the 175-mark. 

The West Indies moved to top of the group after their second win in three matches, while Australia's semi-final hopes look bleak after their second successive defeat.


Image: Glen Maxwell hits a six
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