WT20: Simmons’ blitzkrieg stuns India, Windies to face England in final

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2016 22:38 IST
West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons plays a shot during the World T20 cricket tournament semi-final match between India and West Indies at The Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Mumbai on March 31, 2016. (AFP)


Over 20: It was too much to do for Virat Kohli in the end. Russell smashes the winning runs to knock India out of the World T20. West Indies will face England in the final.

Over 19: It was a good over until the last two deliveries, which Simmons smashed for a six and a four. 185/3

Over 18: 12 off Bumrah and Simmons survives yet again. 173/3

Over 17: 10 off Nehra. 161/3

Over 16: 13 off Bumrah. Things are slipping away from the hosts and fast. They need wickets and soon. 151/3

Over 15: 18 off Pandya and a costly, costly over with the wicket of Simmons missed. 138/3

Over 14: 4 off Kohli and the wicket of Charles. Unbelievable stuff, this. 120/3

13.1 Kohli to Charles, OUT

Would you believe it? He has struck first ball! Can this man do no wrong on the field? The ball was short and it skidded on to Charles who went back and played a flat-batted pull of sorts, he lofted it straight to Rohit, who ran in from long off to break the stand. Incredible. Very ordinary ball, but clearly the force is with Kohli tonight

Over 13: 12 runs off the over. 116/2

Over 12: 7 off Pandya. 104/2

Over 11: Another expensive over, this time from Jadeja. 13 from it. 97/2

Over 10: Expensive over from Pandya, 12 off it. 84/2

Over 9: 13 off Ashwin, including a four and a six. 72/2

Over 8: 8 off Pandya. 59/2

Over 7: 7 off Ashwin and the missed chance of Simmons due to the overstepping. 51/2

Over 6: 11 off Jadeja, including a six from Simmons. 44/2

Over 5: 5 off Nehra. 33/2

Over 4: Two boundaries in Bumrah’s over. 28/2

Over 3: 5 runs in that over from Nehra and wicket of Samuels. 19/2

2.6 Nehra to Samuels, OUT

That is lousy batting, I’m afraid, Samuels has backed away outside leg, away from the angle of the delivery across him and then tried to close the face of the bat, the ball lobs up tamely off the leading edge and is caught at cover, such a tame dismissal, he was in no position to play any sort of shot

Over 2: Two boundaries in that over from Bumrah, but more importantly, the big, big wicket of Chris Gayle. 14/1

1.1 Bumrah to Gayle, OUT

And that may be why! Bowled him! A low full toss, angling across the left-hander from over the wicket and swinging back in a touch, Gayle plays across the line and plays all around it, the ball crashes into the base of off stump and Bumrah wheels away in ecstatic celebration as the Wankhede roars

Over 1: Six runs off Nehra’s first over, including a boundary from Gayle. West Indies 6/0

Virat Kohli played a brilliant innings of 89 runs from 47 balls to take India to 192 for the loss of 2 wickets against Wrst Indies in the second semifinal of World T20 at Mumbai on Thursday.

READ: World T20: Kohli powers India to 192/2 against West Indies

(India vs West Indies World T20 full scorecard, ball-by-ball commentary, graphs and more)

Ajinkya Rahane, playing his first match of the World T20 after Shikhar Dhawan was dropped, hit 40 off 35 balls and Rohit Sharma managed 43 off 31.

For the West Indies, Samuel Badree and Andre Russell took a wicket apiece.

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