The World T20 2016 tournament has reached to it’s 2nd semi-final which was played between India and West Indies. It has been an terrific contest! Scroll down to find out who won this match and will face England in the Final match.
In this semi-final match, West Indies won the toss and elected to field first. India will look for a huge score-making and that’ll be the key to their win! So, India opened with Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane. Both the openers played fantastic game and made a partnership of 62 runs. Their first wicket of Rohit Sharma was taken when India were 62-0 in 8th over. Then Virat Kohli stepped in who is been fantastic throughout the tournament. He fired his arm and the partnership between Rahane and Kohli were 66 when India’s 2nd wicket of Rahane was taken. Kohli was still out there and then MS Dhoni stepped in. Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni took the game and played absolutely aggressively. In the end, they both stayed not out and the score was 192 finally. Main credit goes to Virat Kohli for his fabulous knock of 89 runs on 47 balls. WOW! Terrific player and now it’s definitely a big run-chase for West Indies. Let’s see how it goes! Will West Indies play in a same form and chase it down? Let’s see!
India’s Fall of Wickets: 62-1 (Sharma, 7.2 ov), 128-2 (Rahane, 15.3 ov)
In the second-half of the game, West Indies opened with Johnson Charles and Chris Gayle. Very earlier, Chris Gayle’s wicket was taken in the 2nd over. Pressure built for West Indies! Then their 2nd wicket of Marlon Samuels was lost in the 3rd over for them. Well! Well! Well! Now what? It’s not the end folks! Lendl Simmons has stepped in and the partnership built between Johnson Charles and Lendl Simmons. Both of them made a partnership of 97 runs incredibly and then Johnson Charles was dismissed. West Indies were 116-3 in 14th over and Andrew Russel stepped in. Simmons was still out there and then Russel fired his arms as well. He came in a entirely aggressive mood and then both of them made a match-winning partnership of 80 runs. West Indies won the match by 7 wickets with 2 balls remaining. It is the highest run-chase in knock-outs of this tournament. India didn’t made it to the final and lost the tournament in their own home-ground. Congratulations to West Indies for reaching the Final!
West Indies Fall of Wickets: 6-1 (Gayle, 1.1 ov), 19-2 (Samuels, 2.6 ov), 116-3 (Charles, 13.1 ov)
So, Virat Kohli’s inning were inspiring in the beginning and the run-chase given by India wasn’t a piece of cake to achieve! But West Indies were in form and capable to chase such a huge target. Better luck for India, next time!
So, West Indies will face England in the Final match? Anything to say about who is gonna take the trophy? In today’s match, whose innings you enjoyed the most? Virat Kohli or Lendl Simmons? Share your thoughts!
Don’t forget to check out the previous semi-final: World T20 2016: 1st Semi Final, England vs New Zealand [Summary]
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