Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Sammy saves day for Windies

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KOLKATA – Captain Darren Sammy’s aggressive unbeaten half-century led a determined lower-order rally as West Indies beat Australia by three wickets with a ball to spare, in their final official warm-up game of the World Twenty20 yesterday.

Rocked by seamer Josh Hazlewood’s hat-trick in the fourth over to be tottering on 49 for five in the ninth over, West Indies recovered brilliantly to reach their target of 162 at Eden Gardens, thanks to Sammy’s 50 off 28 balls.

All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite smashed 33 from just 14 deliveries, while Andre Russell blasted 29 from 15 balls, as West Indies scored over ten runs per over in the final half of the innings as they gathered 106 runs from the last 59 balls. (CMC)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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