Sammy on song
West?Indies’ captain Darren Sammy somehow knows how to hit his detractors for six and let his bat do the talking. He did just that with a 20-ball half-century, enroute to a belligerent boundary-studded 84 in the fifth and final Digicel One-Day International against Australia in his native St Lucia.
Facing an uphill task, with his side reeling on 118 for seven in pursuit of a challenging victory target of 282 runs, Sammy did his best to carry the West Indies home on his shoulders. He gave the Caribbean cricketers unexpected hope in a record eighth-wicket stand with fellow fast-bowling all-rounder Andre Russell before he was last out as Australia wrapped up victory to square the series 2-2 after the third ODI ended in a thrilling tie.
Here, Sammy launches one of his straight boundaries during his career-best knock.