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Published on 02 Oct 2012 | over 5 years ago

The West Indies claimed one of the most dramatic wins in the history of the ICC World Twenty20, beating New Zealand in a tense Super Over clash in Sri Lanka.

The Windies were sent into bat by New Zealand and Chris Gayle smashed 30 off 14 deliveries before falling to Tim Southee in the seventh over. The Carribean's failed to get going with the bat though, Kieron Pollard's 28 the second highest score behind Gayle as they finished on 139 all out.

New Zealand's reply stuttered when they should have reached the total comfortably - needing nine off three balls they were thankful for Ross Taylor's six. The Black Caps captain finished on 62 not out.

Coming down to the final ball of the regulation overs, New Zealand needed two - they managed only one. Doug Bracewell run out by a thunderous, if a little risky, throw from Dwayne Smith.

It sent the match to a Super Over. New Zealand went first and Talismanic Taylor hit another six as they posted 17. Southee had figures of three for 21 from normal play, but the pressure told in the West Indies decisive over.

Gayle hitting him for six from the opening delivery, which was also a no ball. With three balls remaining he then delivered a huge wide to nudge the Windies toward victory.

Samuels delivering the final blow from a Southee full toss, another maximum sending the West Indies into raptures. Gayle and captain Darren Sammy celebrating with their own unique dance.

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