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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

West Indies Cricket Players

Brian Lara | Chris Gayle | Corey Collymore | Denesh Ramdin | Devon Smith | Dwayne Bravo | Dwayne Smith | Jermaine Lawson | Marlon Samuels | Omari Banks | Ramnaresh Sarwan | Ricardo Powell | Shiv Chanderpaul | Wavell Hinds | Joel Garner | Andy Roberts | Cameron Cuffy
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Omari Banks

In May 2003, Omari Banks made history as the first player from the tiny Leeward island of Anguilla to play Test cricket for the West Indies. Facing the mighty Australians, Banks had the sort of introduction that would break lesser men - he picked up three wickets in his first innings, but was spanked for 204 runs in 40 overs, the most runs ever conceded by a Test debutant. With a high, elegant action and good control of flight, Banks possessed sufficient guile to trouble the best, but it was his resourceful lower-middle-order batting that really caught the eye - the following week in Antigua, he contributed an assured and vital 47 not out, as West Indies successfully chased 418 for victory, the highest fourth-innings target in Test history. Banks's skills had been honed at Leicestershire in 2001, where, as a 17-year-old, he spent two months playing for the second XI, with a solitary first-class appearance against the Pakistanis. The following season, he returned to England as part of the West Indian Youth team.

India in West Indies Cricket Series 2006


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