ICC World T20: West Indies set India a target of 130 runs to win

Nishit Nakar / 23 March 2014

West Indies posted India a target of 130 runs to win their second match in three days in the super 10 match at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka on Sunday.

Defending champions West Indies struggled against disciplined Indian bowling led by Amit Mishra, who was the pick of the bowlers as he returned with figures of 2/18 in his four overs. Ravindra Jadeja, however, picked 3 wickets but leaked 48 runs in his four overs. At one stage, it looked like West Indies will struggle to reach even 120, but Jadeja conceded 20 runs in his last over to propel West Indies to 7/129  

For West Indies Chris Gayle (34) was the top scorer in what otherwise was a disappointing batting display by men from Caribbean. Chris Gayle, during his 33 ball knock smashed 1 four and 2 sixes.

Earlier, Indian captain MS Dhoni decided to bowl against West Indies who are playing their first match in Super 10 leg of this edition of ICC World Twenty20, while India already won their opening match against Pakistan. Indian team is an unchanged side one from the last match against Pakistan.

After a comprehensive 7-wicket win against arch-rivals Pakistan, Dhoni cautioned his players to not drop their guard and so far bowlers have responded to their skipper’s call. Amit Mishra’s two wickets in this match has paid off Dhoni’s gamble to retain the three spinners in the team.

Playing XI:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami.

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine and Santokie.

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