Seeing Australia get bulldozed by the super underdogs, West Indies, and in particular, by Chris Gayle’s massive hitting, made my weekend. Australia, batting first, was bowled out by The Windies for a respectable 169 for 7. But Gayle and Fletcher blasted the Australian bowling with the first wicket, Fletcher, going when the Windies score was on 133 in the 11th over. Gayle was dismissed for 88 in the 14th over and made his 88 in 50 balls with 6 -fours and 6- sixes. By the time Gayle was dismissed Australia was already worrying about being beaten by Sri Lanka.
Knowing the variable ability of the West Indies, it is possible to never again see this level of performance by them in 20Twenty, or any form of cricket, for years. But fans hope, and some pray, the team will go with the momentum. It is not very often West Indies beat Australia much less pulverize them so today we celebrate as if it is the last time we will ever win anything.
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