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Windies blow away Australia to reach T20 final

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Chris Gayle smashed an unbeaten 75 off 41 balls as the West Indies stormed into the World Twenty20 final with a record 74-run demolition of Australia in Colombo on Friday. 

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle (R) runs between the wickets as Australian bowler Shane Watson looks on during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semi-final match between Australia and West Indies in Colombo. Gayle smashed an unbeaten 75 off 41 balls as the West Indies stormed into the World Twenty20 final with a record 74-run demolition of Australia.

The left-hander pounded six sixes and five fours as the Windies piled up the tournament's highest total of 205-4 after electing to bat on what was regarded as a slow pitch unsuited to aggressive batting.

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