Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 89 was overshadowed by Lendl Simmons (82 not out) sterling innings as the West Indies shocked hosts India by seven wickets to march into the World T20 final, where they will take on England on Sunday. (Simmons Rides Luck to Carry West Indies Into World T20 Final)
Put into bat, Rohit Sharma (43) gave India a blistering start. Ajinkya Rahane (40) and Kohli took the innings forward with a 66-run partnership. (Two No-Balls That Cost Dhoni’s Men A Final Berth)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kohli added an unbeaten 64 off 27 balls to power India to 192 for two. However, the Indian captain failed to really get going and managed just 15 off nine balls. (Dhoni Brushes Off Retirement Speculations)
The West Indies’ chase got off to the worse possible start with Chris Gayle (5) and Marlon Samuels (8) falling early. With the Windies 19 for two, India looked to be favourites in the match.
However, things quickly changed for the Indians as Johnson Charles (52) and Simmons strung together a match-winning 97-run stand for the third wicket.
Simmons was lucky to be standing unbeaten at the end of the match, twice dismissed on no-balls. Andre Russell smashed 43 off 20 balls at a crucial time to thwart the Indians and take his side over the line.