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Aussies take rain-hit T/20 by 17 runs 

Jamaica Observer

Saturday, September 22, 2012 | 1:44 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Australia won their T/20 World Cup cricket match againstthe  West Indies by 17 through the Duckworth/Lewis method after rain stopped play midway the Aussies reply to a competitive 191/8 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

An all-round effort from Shane Watson steered Australia into the Super Eights round.

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels both scored fast half-centuries, but a strong start from the Australians, who reached 100 for 1, was enough to ensure they were ahead when the rain started bucketing down in the tenth over of the chase.

The Windies must now defeat Ireland on Monday to join Australia in the next stage.

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