On Thursday night, India will meet West Indies in the WT20 2016 second semi-final at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Before this meeting, India has played 4 times against West Indies in T20I out of which 3 in WT20. Both teams won twice each while West Indies are ahead in the in WT20 by 2-1.
Before the beginning the crucial clash between two teams in WT20 2016, let’s check out the previous meetings between the two teams.
- 12th June 2009 at Lord’s, London, World T20 – West Indies won by 7 wickets
It was the first meeting between India and West Indies in T20I and that was at Super 8 stage in WT20 2009. After winning the toss, India decided to bat first. Most of the Indian batsmen struggled against the West Indies bowlers. With Yuvraj Singh’s well fought 67 and an important contribution of Yusuf Pathan (31) in the middle order, India managed to put a fighting total of 153/7 in 20 overs. Dwayne Bravo and Fidel Edwards picked up 4 and 3 wickets respectively for West Indies.
Chasing down the total 154, West Indies got there comfortably after losing only 3 wickets with 8 balls to spare. After great bowling performance, Dwayne Bravo also contributed with his bat and made a match-winning knock of 66* runs. Apart from his innings, Lendl Simmons also scored 44 runs in West Indian innings. West Indies won the match by 7 wickets as Dwayne Bravo undoubtedly received the Man of the Match award.
India – 153/7 in 20 overs (Yuvraj Singh 67, Yusuf Pathan 31, Dwayne Bravo 4/38)
West Indies – 156/3 in 18.4 overs (Dwayne Bravo 66*, Lendl Simmons 44, Irfan Pathan 1/9)
Player of the Match – Dwayne Bravo (West Indies)
- 9th May, 2010 at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, World T20 – West Indies won by 14 runs
Like the first meeting, it was also in the Super 8 stage in the WT20 2010. India sent West Indies to bat after winning the toss. West Indies opener Chris Gayle started very well along with his opening partner Shivnarine Chanderpaul as both put 80 runs partnership for the first wicket. But after the departure of Chanderpaul (23), Gayle almost lonely took forward his team’s innings. In the very last over of West Indies’ innings, Gayle got run out on 98 runs. Finally, West Indies finished at 169/6 in 20 overs while Indian bowler Ashish Nehra picked up 3 wickets.
In reply, like the first meeting, Indian batsmen were struggling against the Caribbean bowlers. India finished their innings at 155/9 in 20 overs as Suresh Raina scored highest runs for Indian team (32). West Indies won the match by 14 runs and Chris Gayle was awarded Player of the Match for his outstanding knock.
West Indies – 169/6 in 20 overs (Chris Gayle 98, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 23, Ashish Nehra 3/35)
India – 155/9 in 20 overs (Suresh Raina 32, MS Dhoni 29, Kemar Roach 2/38)
Player of the Match – Chris Gayle (West Indies)
- 4th June 2011 at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Only T20I – India won by 16 runs
Till the date, it was the only match between these two teams in bilateral international series. After winning the toss, the host team West Indies decided to bowl first. With Subramaniam Badrinath’s fighting 43 runs, India managed to put 159 runs on the board after losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. West Indies skipper Darren Sammy took 4 wickets after conceding just 16 runs in his 4 overs quota.
In reply, West Indies batsmen found run-scoring very hard against the Indian bowlers. Finally, West Indies only managed 143/5 in 20 overs as they suffered a defeat against India for the first time in T20I and it was by 16 runs. Darren Bravo scored 41 runs for the Caribbean team while Chris Barnwell fought very well at the end as he scored unbeaten 34 runs off just 16 balls but all went in vain. Subramaniam Badrinath was selected for best player of the match.
India – 159/6 in 20 overs (Subramaniam Badrinath 43, Parthiv Patel 26, Darren Sammy 4/16)
West Indies – 143/5 in 20 overs (Darren Bravo 41, Chris Barnwell 34*, Harbhajan Singh 2/25)
Player of the Match – Subramaniam Badrinath (India)
- 23rd March 2014 at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, World T20 – India won by 7 wickets
It was the Super 10 stage clash between India and West Indies in WT20 2014. After winning the toss, India decided to bowl first. Every West Indian batsman struggled in the front good disciplined Indian bowling attack. Finally, West Indies made 129/7 in 20 overs with the help of opener Chris Gayle’s 34 runs and no.4 batsman Lendl Simmons’s 27 runs. Among the Indian bowlers, Ravindra Jadeja took 3 wickets despite being expensive as he conceded 48 runs in 4 overs while Amit Mishra ended with an outstanding figure of 4-0-18-2.
In reply, India chased down that target comfortably despite early losing of opener Shikhar Dhawan (0). Another opener Rohit Sharma scored unbeaten 62 runs while no.3 batsman Virat Kohli made 54 runs. In the last over of the match, India needed only 1 run to win which India got at the 4th ball of that over after losing Yuvraj Singh’s wicket. Finally, India claimed victory by 7 wickets with 2 balls to spare. Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra received Man of the Match award for his outstanding bowling performance.
West Indies – 129/7 in 20 overs (Chris Gayle 34, Lendl Simmons 27, Ravindra Jadeja 3/48)
India – 130/3 in 19.4 overs (Rohit Sharma 62*, Virat Kohli 54, Andre Russell 1/12)
Player of the Match – Amit Mishra (India)