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Windies plan to hit Ireland hard

Colombo, Sri Lanka - The West Indies came into the ICC World Twenty20 2012 as one of the favoured teams to go all the way, but after a below-par bowling and fielding effort allied with untimely weather intervention, they finds themselves a defeat away from elimination.

Gayle's power had Watson sweating

Colombo, Sri Lanka - The general consensus was that Australia went hammer and tongs in its quest for 192, and victory against the West Indies, with an eye on the weather. Shane Watson debunked that theory, saying the Australians had no idea rain was around until he saw the groundstaff running in with the covers.  

Australia had reached 100 for 1 in 9.1 overs at that stage and was declared winner by 17 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method to secure its place in the Super Eights of the ICC World Twenty20 2012.

We were still in in, says Sammy

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Darren Sammy didn’t look too downcast after his team went down by 17 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method to Australia in the ICC World Twenty20 2012, though the West Indian skipper did say that had the rain not intervened, his side could still have successfully defended their 191-8.

Australia had reached 100-1 in 9.1 overs, needing a further 92 off 65 deliveries with two set batsmen in the middle in Shane Watson and Mike Hussey.

Windies suffer cruel defeat in the rain

Colombo, Sri Lanka - West Indies drew the fans by the thousands to the R Premadasa Stadium but it was Australia that drew the attention of the rest of the field as the ICC World Twenty20 2012 went into overdrive on a rain-interrupted on Saturday night.

No team in world cricket entertains as much as West Indies does, and with its batting superstars in the forefront, it put in a power-packed performance to justify all the hype surrounding it in the lead-up to the competition.  

PREVIEW: "We can beat Aussies"

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC- West Indies captain Darren Sammy exuded confidence on Friday as his team put in their final preparations ahead of their opening match in the ICC World T20 tournament.

“This is the start. All the preparation that we have done, all the plans that we have made, all the hard work that we have put in we will put it on display tomorrow” said Sammy at the end of the session.

“We are confident, we believe in ourselves and we aim to come out with confidence as we look to win and move on”.

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