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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

India West Indies 1st ODI


India beat West Indies by 5 wickets in First ODI

Indian captain Rahul Dravid cracked 105 off 102 balls to lead his team to a thrilling five-wicket victory in the rain-hit first one-dayer against West Indies on Thursday.
Dravid scored his 12th one-day hundred and shared in a 123-run fourth wicket partnership with Mohammad Kaif, who struck the winning boundary with one ball to spare to finish unbeaten on 66 after being dropped twice.
India reached 254 for five in 44.5 overs chasing the hosts' total of 251 for six. West Indies were put into bat in a game reduced to 45 overs-a-side after rain delayed the start.
India extended their world record for most consecutive one-day international victories chasing a target to 17.
West Indies opener Chris Gayle stroked 123 studded with 18 fours and two sixes, dominating India's largely inexperienced pace attack in the morning.
The Jamaican left-hander mixed caution with brute power on a Sabina Park pitch affording early seam movement, adding 87 runs for the first wicket with Runako Morton (23) and 82 with captain Brian Lara (35) for the third.
The second game of the five-match series is due to be played at Sabina Park on Saturday.

India to take on West Indies in First ODI

Rahul Dravid's men are all set to take on West Indies in the first one day international in Kingston on Thursday.
India have already started their tour on a high note, winning the opening match against Jamiaca with ease.
But the Kingston pitch is green and fast, and is expected to help the West Indian speedsters.
Meanwhile, Dravid has said the team is feeling the absence of Ramesh Powar and Shreesanth, who are suffering from injuries, but that will not affect the team's morale.
Ramesh Powar had twisted his ankle during practice on Monday, while Sreesanth is carrying a bruised heel from the games in Abu Dhabi last month. Team India: Rahul Dravid (Capt.), Virender Shewag , Yuvraj Singh , Suresh Raina , Venugopal Rao , Mohammad Kaif , Mahendra Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Irfan Pathan , Ajit Agarkar , Harbhajan Singh , Rudra Pratap Singh , Munaf Patel and Robin Uthappa
Team West Indies: Brian Lara (Capt.), Christopher Henry Gayle , Runako Morton, Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan , Shivnarine Chanderpaul , Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Smith, Carlton Baugh (Wicket Keeper), Corey Collymore, Fidel Edwards, Jerome Taylor, Ian Bradshaw, Dwayne Bravo, Dave Mohammad.


India won the toss and decided to field
251 for 6 (45.0 overs)
254 for 5 (44.5 overs)

West Indies Innings
C H Gayle c R Dravid b A B Agarkar
132 18 2
R S Morton c M S Dhoni b A B Agarkar
38 2 0
R R Sarwan lbw b Harbhajan Singh
12 0 0
B C Lara c M Kaif b M M Patel
43 3 1
S Chanderpaul c V Sehwag b I K Pathan
27 1 0
M N Samuels run out
13 0 0
C S Baugh not out
10 0 1
D J Bravo not out
1 0 0
6nb 7w 15lb 28
for 6 251

I K Pathan 9.0 1 50 1
M M Patel 9.0 1 48 1
R P Singh 7.0 0 45 0
Harbhajan Singh 9.0 2 33 1
A B Agarkar 9.0 0 38 2
V Sehwag 2.0 0 22 0
Fall of wicket
87 R S Morton
94 R R Sarwan
174 B C Lara
222 C H Gayle
233 S Chanderpaul
248 M N Samuels

India Innings
V Sehwag run out
32 3 0
R Dravid c J E Taylor b D J Bravo
102 10 2
I K Pathan c R S Morton b I D R Bradshaw
4 0 0
Yuvraj Singh c M N Samuels b I D R Bradshaw
28 1 0
M Kaif not out
89 3 0
M S Dhoni c R S Morton b D J Bravo
11 2 1
S K Raina not out
7 1 0
4nb 11w 8lb 23
for 5 254

F H Edwards 9.0 1 50 0
J E Taylor 9.0 1 56 0
I D R Bradshaw 9.0 1 40 2
D J Bravo 8.5 0 50 2
M N Samuels 6.0 0 34 0
C H Gayle 3.0 0 16 0
Fall of wicket
56 V Sehwag
62 I K Pathan
86 Yuvraj Singh
209 R Dravid
233 M S Dhoni

Umpires: Asad Rauf, S A Bucknor
West Indies: C H Gayle, R S Morton, B C Lara, R R Sarwan, S Chanderpaul, M N Samuels, C S Baugh, D J Bravo, I D R Bradshaw, J E Taylor, F H Edwards
India: V Sehwag, R Dravid, S K Raina, Yuvraj Singh, M Kaif, M S Dhoni, I K Pathan, A B Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, R P Singh, M M Patel

The Venue

Sabina Park, Jamaica

Sabina Park, the home of the Kingston Cricket Club, is situated in the driest part of Kingston and for many years the pitch was one of the hardest and fastest in the Caribbean. But in recent years the surface slowed, despite attempts to restore life by relaying it on more than one occasion.
The ground is set among a mix of offices, and houses. The George Headley stand which dominates the south end, and the ground, holds 8,000. Going eastwards, you meet the "grounds" section. Uncovered and populated by the "true cricket fans", as opposed to those who can afford the stands, this is the equivalent of Bay 13, or the Rude Boy stand in Antigua. Hisses and boos of disapproval are likely to begin here, and any non- performing player will feel the wrath of their tongue. Definitely a lively place, copious consumption of the local beer, Red Stripe, adds a lively and friendly atmosphere (the concept of drunk and disorderly does not appear at matches). This is where the vendors of cooked food and other delights are most likely to be found plying their trade.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.