Australia 100 for 1 in 9.1 overs chasing 192 to win against West Indies. If there is no play, Australia will win (D/L).
Rain has disrupted the Australia vs West Indies play. The ground-staff rushed out with covers. This could work in favour of Australia here. The par score, according to D/L, is 83 so Australia were well ahead at the time rain stopped play at R.Premadasa .
9th over: 99 for 1: Skipper Sammy's decision of bringing Dwayne Bravo proved positive. After an expensive one by Samuels, Bravo didn't give much room to the well-settled Watson and Hussey. Just 8 runs came off the over.
8th over: 91 for 1: Marlon Samuels came in action. He started off good but couldn't stop Watson. The Australian opener smashed two boundaries and two sixes in his last four deliveries ofthe over.
7th over: 69 for 1: Another good over by skipper Sammy. Just seven runs came off his over. Hussey struggled in the first five balls but was able to drags the last delivery to the short fine leg for a boundary.
6th over: 62 for 1: Watson tried to bring Australia back on the track. He took the adavtage of a no-ball off Sunil Narine and smahed it for a six. 12 runs came off the over.
5th over: 50 for 1: Skipper Darren Sammy came into the attack. Hussey lofted him for a six at wide long-on. Just eight runs came off the over.
4th over: 42 for 1: Sunil Narine took the charge and gave just four runs in his first over. He did not give much room to Mike Hussey and Shane Watson. Both the batsmen played cautiously against the mystery spinner.
3rd over: Wicket!!! A major blow to Australia as David Warner departed by Fidel Edwards. That was a length ball outside off. Warner was unhappy with the umpire Asad Rauf's decision. Just eight runs came off the over.
David Warner c †Ramdin b Edwards 28 (14)
2nd over: 30 for 0: Ravi Rampaul's over resulted as a golden chance for Australians. 22 runs came off his over. Warner spanked him for two sixes and two boundaries. All the experiments seemed failed by Rampaul.
1st over: 8 for 0: Pacer Fider Edwards led the West Indies bowling attack. He gave just seven runs off his over. Shane Watson and David Warner opened the innings. Edwards bowled superbly. Australia need 183 runs off 19 overs.
West Indies Innings
20th over: 191 for 8: A good show by Starc in the last over. The pacer scalped two wickets in the over but the damage is already done by the West Indies batsmen. Skipper Sammy hammered a boundary and a six before losing his wicket to Starc. Ramdin departed for 4 runs. Australia need 192 runs to win in 20 overs.
Darren Sammy c Warner b Starc 11 (5)
Denesh Ramdin b Starc 4 (4)
19th over: 175 for 6: Pat Cummins dismissed Dwayne Bravo for 27 runs. Bravo missed a short length bowl, missed it and the ball ripped through his stumps. Australian bowlers performed well in the death overs. Just 10 runs came off the over.
Dwayne Bravo b Cummins 27 (21)
18th over: 165 for 5: Watson did it again for Australia. Dismissed Kieron Pollard for 10 runs. Pollard hit a low full toss off Watson, which landed dsafely in Hussey's hands. An excellent catch by Hussey at deep midwicket. Seven runs came off the over.
Kieron Pollard c Hussey b Watson 10 (8)
17th over: 158 for 4: A loose delivery cost Cummins as Bravo smashed him for a six. But a good return by the bowler didn't allow the batsmen to hit a single boundary in the remaining five deliveries. 13 runs came off the over.
16th over: 145 for 4: Hogg ended Samuels' journey. Samuels slammed his third T20 fifty off 31 balls. Still 4 overs to go for Australians.
Marlon Samuels c Warner b Hogg 50 (32)
15th over: 138 for 3: Samuels didn't forgive Watson as well. Bailey's decision of sending the fine leg back failed as Samuels hammered two consecutive sixes on the allrounder's deliveries. 14 runs came off the over.
14th over: 124 for 3: Samuels punished Hogg badly in the over. Samuels read a superb 'googly' by Hogg and answered him for a six. On the very next and the last ball Samuels got enough to sent it past short fine leg for a boundary.
13th over: 111 for 3: 12 runs came off the over. Samuels showed some fantastic shots. He waited for the right ball and then smashed it.
12th over: 99 for 3: Gayle departure proved as a relaxing time for Aussies. Just 2 runs came off this over. Brad Hogg bowled superbly in the 12th over.
11th over: 97 for 3: Finally!!! Watson got the major breakthough for Australia. A sigh of relief for Aussies. Gayle tried to hit a short length, got a hefty leading edge which landed into pacers' hands at extra cover.
Chris Gayle c&b Shane Watson 54 (33)
10th over: 93 for 2: An excellent over by Mitchell Starc, but the run rate was still 9.3. Just 5 runs from the over. Gayle tried to hit but failed to connect the the off side off deliveries by the pacer.
9th over: 88 for 2: A good one from Daniel Christian. Australia must have felt releived. Just eight runs from the over. A well line and length was judged by the bowler.
8th over: 80 for 2: Gayle show begun at R.Premadasa. He completed his half-century off 26 balls. Glenn Maxwell failed to stop the Jamaican. 18 runs came off his over.
7th over: 62 for 2: Skipper Bailey brought spinner Brad Hogg into the attack. Samuels played him cautiously. Gayle smashed a huge six off his fifth delivery.
6th over: 53 for 2: Daniel Christian got rid of Johson Charles. A slow ball by Christian hit Charles' gloves which rolled over the stumps. The second and much needed success for Australia.
Johnson Charles b Christian 16 (12)
5th over: 43 for 1: Chris Gayle has taken the charge. The Jamaican hammered three boundaries and a maximum in Pat Cummins' over. 18 runs came off Cummins over.
4th Over: 25 for 1: Mitchell Starc again came into attack. Chris Gayle got a lifeline on the fourth delivery but sent the next one for a six and then a four. Gayle show begins.
3rd Over: 11 for 1: An excellent maiden over by Pat Cummins. The new man Charles Johnson seemed struggling before Cummins attack.
2nd Over 11 for 1: Wicket!! Mitchell Starc gets the breakthrough. An outside off delivery stunned Smith and the ball ripped through the stumps. A good start by Australia. Three runs came off the over.
Dwayne Smith b Mitchell Starc 2 (5)
1st over: 8 for 0: Windies off to a good start with Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle at the crease. Shane Watson leading the Australian bowling attack. Eight runs scored in the first over.
Here are the playing XIs:
West Indies: Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Ravi Rampaul, Denesh Ramdin, Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle, Johnston Charles, Dwayne Smith, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard.
Australia: George Bailey, Shane Watson, Michael Hussey, Pat Cummins, Brad Hogg, Cameron White, Mitch Starc, Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, Daniel Christian, Matthew Wade.
7:00 PM West Indies have won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in the World Twenty20 Group B encounter.
6:55 PM: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Australia vs West Indies World T20 match at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Devastating Watson, Warner, Gayle, Samuels will be on show. The toss will happen in 15 minutes.