World Twenty20: Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy guide West Indies to thrilling six-wicket win over Australia

Darren Sammy smashed two consecutive sixes in the final over to take West Indies to a thrilling six-wicket win over Australia.

updated: March 28, 2014 21:01 IST
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Mirpur: West Indies captain Darren Sammy smashed an unbeaten 34 off 13 balls to virtually knock Australia out of the World Twenty20 with a dramatic last-over win in Dhaka on Friday. (Highlights)

The West Indies, chasing Australia's challenging 178-8, appeared headed for defeat when they were 148-4 in 18 overs, still needing 31 runs from the last two overs.

But Sammy plundered 19 runs off paceman Mitchell Starc in the penultimate over and then hit two sixes in James Faulkner's final over to seal a six-wicket win with two balls to spare.

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