Australia has been knocked out of the Twenty20 World Cup in the round-robin stages, a fact many Aussie fans would find it difficult to digest! A side which was considered an invincible juggernaut some time back was made to eat humble pie by the West Indians as they took their opponents to the cleaners with some typical Calypso hitting!
But the Calypso kings had other plans in store for their Aussie ‘mates’! Led by their captain Chris Gayle, they came down heavily on their counterparts with some lusty hitting that surprised many in the crowd. Even Brett Lee was not spared and was taken apart by some brutal hitting from Gayle who was unstoppable.
This match was followed by their loss to the Lankans who emerged victorious after some classy spells from their spinners Mendis and Muralidaran. Batting first, the Aussies never got the momentum to put up a big score. They lost some early wickets at the top of the order eventually managed. Thanks to some lusty blows by Mitchell Johnson and David Hussey in the end, the side posted a score of some respectability! The Lankans chased without any difficulty and the loss meant Goodbye Australia!!
For once the Aussies appeared vulnerable and they sure did miss the services of Symonds, Gilchrist, and McGrath. Wish if the likes of Gilly and Warne could return to bolster a vulnerable Aussie squad!