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Recent Match Report - Australia vs West Indies 1996 World Cup, 2nd SF 2020 |

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Bevan 69
Richardson 49
Lara 45
Shane Warne
Stuart Law
Michael Bevan
Steve Waugh
Richie Richardson
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Glenn McGrath
Damien Fleming
Roger Harper
Jimmy Adams
Keith Arthurton
Ottis Gibson's
Ian Healy's
S Venkataraghavan
Ricky Ponting
Ian Bishop
Courtney Walsh
Mark Taylor
Mark Waugh
Courtney Browne

West Indies

West Indies
West Indies'

Warne 4-36

Sri Lanka
South Africa
West Indies

the World Cup

Positivity     37.00%   
   Negativity   63.00%
The New York Times
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Australia 207 for 8 (Law 72, Bevan 69) beat West Indies 202 (Chanderpaul 80, Richardson 49*, Lara 45, Warne 4-36) by five runsAnd so it will be Australia who face Sri Lanka in the World Cup final in Lahore on Sunday, after an excruciating five-run victory over West Indies in Mohali that was nothing short of a heist. Once again, their safecracker extraordinaire, Shane Warne, was right in the thick of the action with four key wickets, but this was a team victory dredged - run by run, ball by ball - from some of the most uncompromising depths ever encountered on a cricket field.From 15 for 4 in the first ten overs of the contest to 207 for 8 at the end of Australia's innings; from 165 for 2 in the 42nd over of West Indies' reply, to 202 all out with three balls to spare. Curtly Ambrose responded quickly but not quickly enough - Healy's underarmed shy pinged down the stumps with the bat inches short, and suddenly West Indies' hopes were being cradled in the dubious arms of the No.11 Courtney Walsh.Richardson, 49 not out and stranded at the wrong end, implored his team-mate to find him a single; instead Fleming found the perfect bail-trimmer, nipping a length ball back through a flapping gate, to cue bedlam in the outfield as Australia's squad players hurtled out of the pavilion to join their cavorting team-mates.As Mark Taylor acknowledged afterwards, West Indies had won the first 95% of the contest, and Australia the final 5%.

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