West Indies routed Australia by 74 runs to advance to the Final of the ICC World T20 against Sri Lanka. Batting first on winning the toss at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, the Caribbean Kings were on fire, powering their way to an exceptional 205-4 in their 20 overs. Chris Gayle batted through the innings, facing just 41-balls on his way to an excellent unbeaten 75, and was given more than useful company by the rest of the Windies top order, all of whom made their way to double digits. Kieron Pollard provided the fireworks at the end of the innings smashing 38 from just 15 balls. In response, Australia lost their big three with just 29 runs on the board, and that pretty much ended their competitiveness in this contest. George Bailey provided the only resistance to the West Indies onslaught, scoring an excellent 63 in Australia's brief 131 run effort, which was wrapped up with 20 balls to spare.
Both teams made just the one change to their sides with Dwayne Bravo returning for the West Indies having recovered from his groin strain to take the place of brother Darren, while David Hussey was given his first outing of the tournament in place of the unfortunate Glenn Maxwell who had done nothing to deserve being dropped.