MUMBAI (Staff Report) – West Indies beat India by seven wickets and make World Twenty20 final.
Lendl Simmons top-scored with an unbeaten 82 as the West Indies reached their target of 193 with two balls remaining. Russell hits a six to seal the deal.
They will now play England on Sunday in the final at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, with both teams bidding to become the first sides to win the tournament twice.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and opted to bowl first against India in the second semifinal game at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.
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MS Dhoni (c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh
West Indies Squad:
Darren Sammy (c), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor
Earlier, final semifinal was played between England and New Zealand on Wednesday at New Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. England won the match by seven wickets.
The winner of second semifinal will face off England in the final game on April 3 at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens Stadium. There is a reserve day for the finals.
Ten teams fought each other in SUper 10 round to reach semifinals, after a qualifying round where Bangladesh and Afghanistan remained the two top teams.
The men’s event will carry a total prize money of $5.6million, which is an 86 per cent increase from the 2014 tournament, while the total prize money for the women’s event is $400,000, which is a 122 per cent increase from the Bangladesh event.