Windies Mens Team

Amazing Gayle seals sensational win

LONDON, England -- West Indies captain Chris Gayle displayed his awesome power as the West Indies recorded a sensational victory by seven wickets over Australia in their opening match in the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 Tournament on Saturday.

Playing in front a large and supportive crowd at The Oval, Gayle blasted 88 with six sixes and six fours from just 50 balls as West Indies made 172-3 off 15.5 overs to easily knock off Australia’s 169-7 with 4.1 overs to spare.

Scoreboard: West Indies versus Australia

LONDON, England -- Scoreboard in the ICC’s World Twenty20 Tournament Group C match between Australia and West Indies at the Oval in London on Saturday:

S Watson c Sarwan b Taylor 0
D Warner c Benn b Bravo 63
R. Ponting lbw b Taylor 0
M. Clarke c Benn b Edwards 2
B. Haddin c Benn b Pollard 24
D. Hussey c Fletcher b Bravo 27
M. Hussey not out 28
M. Johnson c Bravo b Edwards 9
B. Lee not out 1
Extras (b1 lb5 w7 nb2) 15
Total (7 wkts; 20 overs) 169

Did not bat: J. Hopes, N. Bracken

Gayle ready for big day on Saturday

LONDON, England -- The West Indies will be backing themselves to get off to a winning start when they face Australia in the opening match of the second edition of the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 2009 Tournament.

According to captain Chris Gayle the Windies will be looking for a “strong start”, when face the Aussies on Saturday at The Oval at 2 pm (9 am Eastern Caribbean Time/8 am Jamaica Time). The Windies had a full training session at The Oval on Friday and looked ready for the challenge ahead.

WICB Congratulates Steve Bucknor

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has extended congratulations and best wishes to retired Test umpire, Steve Bucknor, on his election to the Presidency of the West Indies Cricket Umpires Association (WICUA).

The 62-year-old Bucknor, believed to be the most experienced umpire in international cricket history, officiating in a record 128 Tests, 179 One Day Internationals and five (5) CONSECUTIVE World Cups, succeeded Hartley Reid of Barbados as President of WICUA, at the organisation’s 24 Biennial Convention in Bermuda.

Sarwan looking to score in World Twenty20 Championship

LONDON, England -- The West Indies will be counting on their experienced players to deliver big performances as they aim to win the second edition of the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 2009 Tournament.

One player who is super keen is right-handed batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan, who knows the requirements of the game -- having played at the first Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa two years ago as well as other major events.


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