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ICC World T20 2014: Darren Sammy gutted to lose semi-final via Duckworth-Lewis method

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Darren Sammy was happy to to have a good tournament but said he was saddened to not defend the World T20 trophy © Getty Images

Mirpur: Apr 3, 2014

A dejected West Indies captain Darren Sammy said it was “disappointing” and “sad” for the defending champions to exit from the ICC World T20 2014 after losing to Sri Lanka via Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-marred semifinal at the Shere Bangla Stadium.

A dominant Sri Lanka made it to summit clash for the third time knocking out West Indies by 27 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method after thundershowers stopped proceedings in the 14th over of the second innings.

“Disappointing to come out of the tournament like this, but credit to Sri Lanka. We have had a good run in the tournament, and it’s sad we got knocked out because of D/L,” Sammy said after the match.

“That’s life, but we got to move on and plan for the next tournament. [Chris] Gayle and [Dwayne] Smith have a clear idea on how they want to play. We started very well, but their off-spinner [Sachithra Senanayake] bowled very well to Gayle and Smith. From there on, we were behind the eight ball,” he said.

“I was looking forward to raise the trophy, but I am now just going to sit and watch and hope that it’s not one-sided. Best of luck to other teams.”

Batting first in the first semi-final, Sri Lanka scored an impressive 160 for six riding on important contributions from Angelo Mathews (40) and Lahiru Thirimanne (45). In reply, West Indies were 80 for four in 13.5 overs when a storm followed by heavy downpour ruled out any chances of a game.

The D/L par score at that point of time was 107 and the Caribbeans were well short of the target, struggling at 80 for four in 13.5 overs.

Asked why Dwayne Bravo didn’t bowl, Sammy said: “Bravo had a side strain (that’s why he didn’t bowl). In our team, except [Denesh] Ramdin everyone bowls. (Andre) Russell had been bowling well and today was probably an off day.

“We tried to restrict team to below 150. They were off to a flier, but we did well to peg them back. They got a few more than we expected. Normally [Krishmar] Santokie and Russell bowls very well at the back end, but today was just one of those days. Sri Lanka played very well.”

Asked whether they backed themselves to chase down the challenging target, Sammy said, “We came here, we fought really hard. There was no panic in the dressing room. We back ourselves to get 12 runs an over.”

ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

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West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts

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