Those who watched the West Indians thrashing the Kangaroos, must have enjoyed watching almost a one sided battle at Colombo this evening.
Batting first, the West Indies simply outclassed the Aussies' bowlers who could not restrict the Windies till they reached 205 for four. And as expected by many, it was Gayle who was the centre of attraction and made the difference. Even Australian captain Bailey had to admit after the match that they were absolutely outplayed. "Although Gayle was subdued for a while but while he's at the crease he's always in your mind. But we set ourselves to get to the semi-finals and I don't think there's one area specifically where we can improve on. But from tonight you can probably say all three!" said Bailey.
Gayle with his impressive 75 remained not out.
When the Aussies came to bat, they got into trouble right from the outset as their wickets started falling at much rapid pace they would have ever imagined. Warner and Watson were bowled by Badree for 1 and 7 - openers that Aussies were banking on. It was Bailey who tried to save the team who scored 63, but it was too late as they could make only 131 in stipulated 20 overs.
So the Sammy's XI march into the finals taking on the hosts Sri Lanka in the final being played Sunday evening. Don't miss to watch the finals - it sure is gonna be fun.