West Indies' route to the #WT20final
How the side came through the Group stage and overcame India in the semifinal on its way to the title clash
01 April 2016 17:13
Result: West Indies won by six wickets, with 11 balls to spare.
After being put in to bat, England put up a sizeable 182 for 6 in 20 overs. However, riding on the back of Chris Gayle’s 100 not out off just 48 balls, West Indies scaled down the target in just 18.1 overs.
Key Moment: Chris Gayle hitting three sixes off Moeen Ali in the 14th over of the chase. At the start of the over, West Indies needed 59 off 42. When it was done, they needed 37 off 36.
Match 2: West Indies v Sri Lanka, M Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore, March 20:
Result: West Indies won by seven wickets with 10 balls to spare.
West Indies won the toss and opted to bowl first, restricting Sri Lanka to just 122 for 9. The top order responded by scoring 127 for 3 in only 18.2 overs.
Key Moment: Andre Fletcher smashing two sixes off Milinda Siriwardana in the 15th over. West Indies needed 48 from 36 balls before the start of this over. The 19-run over from the left-arm spinner brought the equation down to 29 from 30.
Match 3: West Indies v South Africa, Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium, Nagpur, March 25:
Result: West Indies won by three wickets with two balls to spare.
For the third game in a row, Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to field. South Africa made 122 for 8 on a tricky pitch. West Indies had some trouble, but scaled the target in the final over, their batting depth coming to the fore.
Key Moment: Dwayne Bravo bowled the final over of South Africa’s innings and he conceded a mere four runs while also taking a wicket, not allowing South Africa to finish with a flourish. Bravo finished with 2 for 20 from 4 overs.
Match 4: West Indies v Afghanistan, Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium, Nagpur, March 27:
Result: Afghanistan won by six runs.
Asked to bat first, Afghanistan posted 123 for 7 from 20 overs. West Indies looked in control during the course of the run chase, but faltered in the face of Afghanistan’s tight bowling to finish on 117 for 8.
Key Moment: Mohammad Nabi, bowling with 10 runs needed off the final over, held his nerve and gave away just three runs while taking the crucial wicket of Carlos Brathwaite.
Match 5: West Indies v India, Wankhede stadium, Mumbai, March 31, second semi-final:
Result: West Indies won by seven wickets with two balls to spare.
Opting to chase yet again, the West Indies bowlers were taken apart by Virat Kohli, whose 89 not out off 47 powered India to 192 for 2. West Indies lost two wickets early, but a superb hand by Lendl Simmons, who hit 82 not out off 51, took them home in the final over.
Key Moment: Lendl Simmons was caught by Jasprit Bumrah diving at gully off R Ashwin – but was reprieved by the bowler having over-stepped. Simmons was then on 18 off 13 balls, with West Indies 49 for 2 in the seventh over.