West Indies Lendl Simmons hits to the boundary during the ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket semifinal match against India at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, India, yesterday. AP Photo
MUMBAI—Lendl Simmons believes India’s lack of genuine pace bowlers helped him guide West Indies to a seven-wicket victory in the semifinal of the World Twenty20 yesterday. Simmons smashed an unbeaten 82 off 51 balls and featured in two strong partnerships with opener Johnson Charles (52) and Andre Russell (43 not out) as West Indies raced to 196-3 after India had scored 192-2.
West Indies Women cricketers defied the odds when they defeated New Zealand Women by six runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India, to book their first-ever appearance at a Twenty20 World Cup final.
West Indies will go into the final as favourites CREDIT: AP
Captain Darren Sammy was first off the bus, holding his mobile phone and some portable speakers, the purpose of which would immediately become clear. He was followed by Dwayne Bravo, and, as a crowd gathered outside the Trident Hotel in Mumbai, the pair of them danced their way into the foyer, accompanied by the pulsing bassline of Bravo’s self-written pop single Champion.
Celebration time for West Indies after their exciting victory against India. Photo: ICC
West Indies' allrounder Andre Russel smashed a four and a six off the third and fourth deliveries of the final over to propel the Caribbean side to 196 for 3 and a seven-wicket win over India in their Twenty20 World Cup semi-final match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.