It’s semi-finals time. Today India will take West Indies for a place in the final of T20 World Cup 2016. The first semi – final was held yesterday where England Thrashed New Zealand to book their place in the final. The winner of this will match will meet England in the grand finale in Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 2nd April.

Stay tuned with us as we bring you live reaction & analysis from the match.



Man of the Match – Lendl Simmons

Let’s here what the captains had to say about the match

MS Dhoni

And it seems Kohli has been given the all-important task of bowling the last over! Remarkable.
8 to win off the last over. This is surely West Indies’ game now.
Darren Sammy 
We knew it was going to be a massive step, our fifth step in this tournament against a very good Indian team. They came at us in the Powerplay, we stuck to it. I knew it was a 200 wicket. Halfway in the game, I told my team they are 10 runs short. I was praying to win the toss, and surprisingly I have won 5 out of 5. We knew it was a chasing ground. Now we have 2 West Indian teams in the semi-final. It’s great for the people in the Caribbean islands. We said before the tournament started, Chris is our best T20 player but we have 15 match-winners. Today Charles, Simmons and Russell took responsibility against a very good Indian team.


That’s it it’s all over for India they are out of the world cup now, West Indies qualify for the semifinal in a remarkable way. A great chase India was always 5 to 10 runs short and also had no luck going for them those 2 crucial no -balls were the turning point

And it seems Kohli has been given the all-important task of bowling the last over! Remarkable.
8 to win off the last over. This is surely West Indies’ game now.


Wicket – This was written in the heavens, Kohli gets a wicket of first ball that he bowled, He can’t do anything wrong at the present .

After 11 overs West Indies are  97/2. India needs to get a wicket desperately




Wicket- Samules Gone India in cruise control. Nehraji strikes again.


Wicket – Gayle Gone  Bowled!! Bumrah  has knocked him over. This is the wicket India needed



Well one innings is over but the match is still not over India needs to be careful they don’t have a bad start, WI has a got a beast in their batting lineup , Yeah i am talking about Chris Gayle, And also we shouldn’t forget that WI bat very deep Let’s see how the chase goes



So after the end of 20 overs India finished their innings for 192/2. Virat Kohli 89(47) Played a brilliant innings to finish the innings. West indies would be ruing the missed chances to dismiss Kohli in the early stages of the innings.

Here’s what Rahane had to say after the innings

I knew I was batting well in the nets and it was just a mental adjustment. I have been playing here from my U-14 days. We were targeting 165-170, so we got 15-20 runs extra. It was not a typical Wankhede wicket, the ball was stopping and we were looking for singles and the odd boundary. Our spinners will come in handy and we have to field well. Two or three wickets in the first six overs will be good for us.

Some serious running by both the batsmen they are putting the fielders under lot of pressure

After the end of 10 overs India are 86/1 the loss of 1 wickets, Rahane is looking quite steady in the middle & Kohli who has just joined him is yet to find his feet. India should be looking to get to about 200 from here.

Wicket- Rohit’s gone! It was a straight ball, and Rohit tried to play it across the line. He missed the ball and was hit on the pads straight in front of the stumps.


West Indies Playing XI: Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin†, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy*, Carlos Brathwaite, Samuel Badree, Suleiman Benn.
India XI: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah.