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Who would have predicted that: Daren Sammy's last-ball run-out ends West Indies-Australia ODI in exhilarating tie

West Indies' Darren Sammy in action
West Indies' Darren Sammy in action

In our feature series - Who would have predicted that? – we are looking back at matches where there were big upsets or extraordinary individual performances that turned matches on their head.


With Australia in top form and West Indies struggling to put together wins, there were remarks of it being an extended Caribbean holiday for Australia when they toured the islands in 2012. After losing the first ODI, West Indies bounced back to win the next one in a match that was affected by rain.


Match Summary


Australia 220 (49.5 overs) - Michael Hussey 67 (95), George Bailey 59 (87); Sunil Narine 3/32 (9.5), Marlon Samuels 2/39 (9)

West Indies 220 (49.4 overs) - Johnson Charles 45 (56), Andre Russell 37 (42); Shane Watson 3/30 (10), Xavier Doherty 2/30 (10)

Result - Match Tied


By the time the 3rd ODI began, it was clear that this was anything but a holiday for the Aussies. David Warner scored 37 for Australia but the team was down at 58/3 when George Bailey and Michael Hussey joined hands for a 100+ partnership.

Both scored half-centuries but the team suffered another collapse and was bowled out for 220. Sunil Narine was the pick of the bowlers for West Indies and returned with figures of 9.5-1-32-3.


Fall of Wickets: 34-1 (Watson, 6.1), 38-2 (Wade, 9.6), 58-3 (Warner, 14.2), 170-4 (Bailey, 39.5), 202-5 (M Hussey, 45.4), 202-6 (D Hussey, 46.1), 203-7 (B Lee, 46.2), 208-8 (McKay, 47.4), 208-9 (Doherty, 48.1), 220-10 (Christian, 49.5)



When West Indies were reduced to 117/6, the match seemed to be out of their grasp. Johnson Charles was the top scorer for the team with 45 but crucial knocks came from Kieron Pollard, Carlton Baugh and Andre Russell in the lower middle order, each of whom scored 30s.


With 7 needed off the last over bowled by Brett Lee, Daren Sammy crashed a four to wide long-on on the third ball to all but seal the game for West Indies. However, there was confusion between him and Kemar Roach on the next delivery. Roach ran through despite Sammy's indecision and West Indies were bowled out with two balls remaining as the match ended in a tie.


Fall of Wickets: 27-1 (K Powell, 6.6), 52-2 (Samuels, 13.2), 52-3 (DM Bravo, 13.5), 72-4 (J Charles, 17.2), 78-5 (DJ Bravo, 20.6), 117-6 (Pollard, 28.4), 181-7 (Russell, 42.3), 190-8 (C Baugh, 44.5), 204-9 (Narine, 47.2), 220-10 (Sammy, 49.4)




West Indies - Kieran Powell, Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Carlton Baugh (wk), Andre Russell, Daren Sammy (c), Sunil Narine, Kemar Roach

Australia - David Warner, Matthew Wade (wk), Shane Watson (c), Michael Hussey, David Hussey, George Bailey, Daniel Christian, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty, Brett Lee, Nathan Lyon


Match Details


Match: WI v AUS, 3rd ODI, Australia in West Indies 2012 

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 

Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to bat  

Venue: Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent 

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Peter Nero 

Third Umpire: Shavir Tarapore 

Match Referee: Andy Pycroft


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