ICC World Twenty20 2014: India vs West Indies – As it happened...

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 17:50

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Mirpur: India continued their winning momentum in ICC World T20, as they thrashed West Indies comprehensively by seven wickets in 17th match of the tournament played at Shere Bangla National Stadium.

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India innings:

Over 19.4 || Score 130/2

Samuels to bowl the final over. Yuvraj wanted a single off the first ball, was sent back by Rohit. The second ball was a dot ball as well. Yuvraj was looking to work the third ball past slips, but was caught by Chris Gayle at first slip! Not a good time to lose a wicket. 1 run needed off three balls, Suresh Raina is the new man in. Raina hits the winning runs, a boundary past the fielder at point! India have won their second match in a row convincingly!

Rohit Sharma 62* (55b) Suresh Raina 4* (1b)

Yuvraj Singh c Gayle b Samuels 10 (19b)

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Over 19 || Score 129/2

Santokie to bowl his final over. Four runs from the over. Scores are leveled, India need just one run to win the match.

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Over 18 || Score 125/2

Samuels to bowl his third over. Six runs from the over. India need 6 runs from 18 balls to win the match.

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Over 17 || Score 119/2

Russell to continue. It was proving to be a decent over before Sharma flicked the last ball through midwicket for a boundary! Six runs from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 113/2

Narine to bowl his final over. Just two runs from the over. Narine couldn't make any sort of impact today as he ends his spell.

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Over 15 || Score 111/2

Russell brought into the attack. And he gets the breakthrough, Virat Kohli is bowled! Russell bowled an inswinger, Kohli was looking to play a big shot towards midwicket, missed the line and the stumps were rattled. Yuvraj Singh is the new man in. Yuvraj gets off the mark in style with a boundary through midwicket. Six runs from the over.

V Kohli b Russell 54 (41b)

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Over 14 || Score 105/1

Narine into his third over. Rohit Sharma too reached his half-century off 44 balls after he worked a ball towards fine leg for a single. Four runs from the over. The partnership between these two is now worth 104 runs. India need 25 runs to win from the last six overs.

Virat Kohli 53* (38b) Rohit Sharma 50* (44b)

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Over 13 || Score 101/1

Santokie has been brought into the attack. Kohli uses the pace of the first delivery and guides it through deep backward point for a boundary! Kohli worked the fourth ball towards midwicket to reach his half-century off just 34 balls! 15 runs from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 86/1

Samuels to continue. Samuels ended the over with a short delivery, Rohit got into position early and smashed that over deep midwicket for a Six!

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Over 11 || Score 80/1

Badree to bowl his final over. Four runs from the over. Kohli and Rohit are taking their time. There is no point taking risks while chasing such a paltry total.

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Over 10 || Score 76/1

Andre Russell has been brought into the attack. Just three from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 73/1

Darren Sammy comes into the attack. It was proving to be a decent over, before Sammy bowled one too short and Sharma played that fine over the fielder at short fine leg for a boundary! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 64/1

Narine to continue. Just four runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 60/1

Dwayne Bravo introduced into the attack. He began his spell with a full-toss on the leg side and Kohli worked that fine through midwicket for a boundary! Rohit was offered width off the third ball, he went after it and a misfield from Santokie at deep backward point got India another boundary! 12 runs from the over. West Indies have so far shown no fighting intent.

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Over 6 || Score 48/1

Sunil Narine comes into the attack. He starts off with a no-ball, Kohli took a single off it. Sharma faced the free-hit delivery – a full-toss and spanked it high over wide of long-off for a huge Six! Ten runs from the over. India are cruising here.

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Over 5 || Score 38/1

Badree to continue. Badree bowled a quicker delivery and Sharma hit it over extra-cover for a boundary! Badree follows it with a short ball and Sharma plays it fine past the fielder at point for his consecutive boundary! Ten runs from the over. Poor bowling from the Windies bowlers.

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Over 4 || Score 28/1

Santokie to continue. Kohli got one on the leg side and he used the pace and guided it towards deep fine leg for a boundary! Kohli follows it with another boundary through the same region, easy pickings for the champions batsman! 11 runs from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 17/1

Badree to continue. He begins with a full-toss and Kohli slapped that through midwicket for a boundary! Second delivery was too short and Kohli smashed that high over deep midwicket for a Six! 12 runs from the over, good one for India.

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Over 2 || Score 5/1

Krishmar Santokie to bowl from the other end. Just three runs from the over. Goood start from the Windies so far.

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Over 1 || Score 2/1

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan to open the innings for India, Samuel Badree will bowl the first over. And he strikes in his first over, Dhawan is out lbw! Just two runs from the first over and a wicket for Badree!

S Dhawan lbw b Badree 0 (3b)

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UPDATE: India need to win 131 runs to win the match, as a single off a no ball wasn't counted.

West Indies innings:

Over 20 || Score 129/7

Jadeja to bowl his final over. Windies were under pressure to score boundaries and Russell hit the first ball straight to Kohli at deep midwicket! Simmons smashed the second ball over deep midwicket for a Six! Simmons follows it with another flat Six over long-on! Simmons got a top edge off the fourth ball which landed straight into the hands of Shikhar Dhawan at gully area. Sunil Narine is the new man in. Narine too joins the party and slaps the penultimate ball over deep midwicket for a Six! 21 runs came off that last over but West Indies still haven't got a respectable total on the board.

LMP Simmons c Dhawan b Jadeja 27 (22b)

AD Russell c Kohli b Jadeja 7 (5b)

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Over 19 || Score 108/5

Mishra into his final over. Just two runs from the over. Excellent spell from Mishra comes to an end. He has conceded just 18 runs from his four overs and has picked two wickets.

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Over 18 || Score 106/5

Jadeja to bowl his third over. Sammy attempted another big stroke, but this time was caught by Rohit Sharma at long-on. Andre Russell is the new man in. Some drama there in the middle. Simmons was caught by Suresh Raina, he walked back, meanwhile the umpired wanted to see whether it was a no ball, it was a no ball and Simmons walked back to the crease and slapped a Six over long-on off the free hit. Ten runs from the over.

DJG Sammy c Sharma b Jadeja 11 (7b)

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Over 17 || Score 96/4

Shami has been brought back into the attack. Simmons made some room for himself on the off-side, hit the ball towards covers where Rohit Sharma dropped it from catchable height! Sammy got a bottom edge off a yorker and the ball travelled all the way to third man for a boundary! Sammy saw some width off a fuller delivery and he launched that towards wide of long-off for a boundary! 13 runs from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 83/4

Jadeja into his second over. Simmons made some room for himself on the off-side and smashed the ball wide of long-off for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 15 || Score 76/4

Mishra to bowl his third over. The pressure on West Indies was increading, Samuels charged down the wicket, missed the line of the ball which spun away and Dhoni removed the bails within a flash! The spinners are getting through the overs very quickly. Dwayne Bravo is the new man in. And he is gone first ball! Mishra picks two from two! Amit Mishra is on a hat-trick. Darren Sammy is the new man in and he plays the hat-trick ball, works it for a single on the off-side. Four runs from the over and two wickets for Mishra.

DJ Bravo lbw b Mishra 0 (1b)

MN Samuels st Dhoni b Mishra 18 (22b)

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Over 14 || Score 72/2

Lendl Simmons is the new man in. Ravindra Jadeja has been brought into the attack. Samuels charged down the wicket off the second ball, and hit a falt shot straight down the ground for a boundary! Jadeja went wayward off the last ball and Samuels guided the ball towards vacant fine leg region for a boundary! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 62/2

Mishra to bowl his second over. Three runs were scored off the first five balls, post which Samuels worked the ball straight to Shami at short third man and ran for a single, it was never a run and Gayle has been run-out!

CH Gayle run out 34 (33b)

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Over 12 || Score 59/1

Ashwin to bowl his final over. Samuels hit the last delivery of the over for a boundary through covers. Eight runs from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 51/1

Raina into his second over. Just five runs from the over. Raina has quickly bowled two overs for just eight runs.

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Over 10 || Score 46/1

Ashwin to continue. Another good over, just five runs from it.

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Over 9 || Score 41/1

Suresh Raina comes into the attack. Good start this from Raina, three runs from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 38/1

Ashwin to continue. Smith's scratchy innings ended when he was caught by Ashwin off his own bowling. Marlon Samuels is the new man in. Five runs from the over.

DR Smith c & b Ashwin 11 (29b)

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Over 7 || Score 33/0

Amit Mishra has been introduced into the attack. Gayle stays in the crease and geets him with a Six over long-on! Mishra followed it with a googly, Gayle hit it high in the air, Yuvraj got under the ball at deep midwicket and dropped it! So Gayle was first dropped on 0 by Ashwin, and then on 19 by Yuvraj Singh. It could prove to be very costly. Nine runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 24/0

Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack. Ashwin came round the stumps to Smith who swept the ball cleanly past deep fine leg for a boundary! Six runs from the over. Smith will have to change gears as he is consuming too many balls.

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Over 5 || Score 18/0

Bhuvneshwar who is getting a lot of seam movement will bowl his third over. Guess what, Dwayne Smith has scored just two runs from 19 balls so far! He has struggled a lot against Bhuvneshwar who has conceded just three runs from his first three overs.

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Over 4 || Score 16/0

Shami to continue. Chris Gayle had seen enough, he charged down the wicket off the third ball and smashed it over deep midwicket for a Six! Gayle tried a similar shot off the fifth ball, this time got a boundary through midwicket. 11 runs from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 5/0

Bhuvneshwar to continue. He bowled an excellent first over and he has followed it with an even better second over. Just one run from it.

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Over 2 || Score 4/0

Mohammed Shami to bowl from the other end. It was a very good over and Shami created a big chance off the last ball when Gayle edged a ball which went to Ashwin at second slip, it spilled out of his hands after which Raina at second slip and Kohli at wide third slip failed to take it. Just remember – Gayle was batting on 0 when he was dropped by Ashwin at first slip! Just three runs from the over and a huge chance missed.

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Over 1 || Score 1/0

Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith to open for West Indies, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl the first over. Bhuvneshwar starts off with a good delivery which moves away from Smith, dot ball. The second ball was a similar delivery, with a similar result and more swing. Third ball got an edge but fell well short of MS Dhoni. Smith worked the fourth ball towards covers for no run. Smith got off the mark with a single towards third man. Chris Gayle on strike. Bhuvneshwar ends the over with another dot ball. Good start this from Bhuvan, just one from the first over.

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India won the toss and MS Dhoni has decided to bowl first.

India will be high on confidence after a convincing win against Pakistan in their first match of the tournament. But Pakistan weren`t at their best in that match and India`s real test would be against the defending champions West Indies.

The good thing from India`s perspective is that their batsmen found their form against Pakistan. Virat Kohli looked in good touch and Suresh Raina, who was dropped from the ODIs, once again showed what a valuable player he has been for the side. Pakistan were looking in a hurry, and India made the best of the chances which came their way.

West Indies on the other hand would want to start their campaign in style, and they have enough fire power to do so. They will for sure miss Kieron Pollard but with the likes of Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo in their squad, the Windies are a formidable side with quality all-rounders in their squad.



First Published: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 22:56

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