28-Mar-2014 13:20:00 GMT
West Indies v Australia, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur
Gayle, Sammy Send Australia Packing
Dhaka - A terrific start by Chris Gayle and brilliant cameos by Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy in death overs steered West Indies to a thrilling six-wicket win over Australia in the World T20 Super 10 match on Friday.
With 12 required of the final over, Sammy missed the first first two deliveries of Faulkner but slammed the next two balls for sixes to handle Australia their second successive defeat.
Bravo scored 27 while Sammy stayed unbeaten on 34 off 13 balls.
Gayle got West Indies off to a flying start as they had first 50 runs in just 26 balls. He scored 53 off 35 balls that kept West Indies in hunt.
Earlier, Australia survived a West Indies spin assault to post a commanding 178/8.
Six of the eight wickets fell to spinners after Australia elected to take first strike, with Samuel Badree, Marlon Samuels and Sunil Narine claiming two wickets each.
Glenn Maxwell hit 45 off 22 balls at the top of the order, while Brad Hodge chipped in with a 26-ball 35 during a sixth-wicket stand of 52 with James Faulkner.
Both teams, who have lost a game each, need a win to remain in serious contention for the semi-finals.
Australia were beaten by Pakistan in their only game so far, while defending champions West Indies lost to India before defeating hosts Bangladesh.
A second loss for either team will almost certainly hasten an early exit.
Openers David Warner and Aaron Finch plundered 33 runs off the first 22 balls when the West Indies hit back with three wickets in the next two overs.
Finch and Warner were bowled trying to hit against the spin, while Shane Watson was stumped on second attempt by Denesh Ramdin in Narine's first over.
Maxwell propelled the innings with a stunning knock that contained three sixes and five boundaries before he was fifth out in the 12th over with the total at 100.
Earlier, Australia have won the toss and opted to bat.
Aussies made a couple of changes - James Faulkner and James Muirhead in the XI, they replaces Nathan Coulter-Nile and Brad Hogg.
West Indies name an unchanged squad.
West Indies - Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy (Capt.), Andre Russell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Krishmar Santokie
Australia - David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey (Capt.), Brad Hodge, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Starc, James Muirhead, Doug Bollinger
Australia - 178/8 (Maxwell 45, Hodge 35)
West Indies - 179/4 (Gayle 53, Sammy 34*)
Result - West Indies won by 6 wickets
Points - West Indies 2, Australia 0
MOM - Darren Sammy (West Indies)