Sports: West Indies beats India, makes it to T20 finals

(From AFP)

The West Indies clinched their place in the final of the World Twenty20 on Thursday with a stunning seven-wicket victory over the hosts India at Mumbai s Wankhede stadium.

Lendl Simmons top-scored with an unbeaten 82 as the West Indies reached their target of 193 with two balls remaining.

ndia were at 86 for one at the halfway stage and it wasn't until 13th over that they reached 100.

India were at 86 for one at the halfway stage and it wasn’t until 13th over that they reached 100.

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.

Virat Kohli top-scored with 89 as India made a respectable total of 192 for two against West Indies in the second semi-final of cricket s World Twenty20 on Thursday.

India s talisman hit 11 fours and one six as he injected much-needed life into the hosts  innings after West Indies won the toss and elected to field at Mumbai s Wankhede Stadium.

Kohli, in at number three, started nervously though and the Windies were left to rue a bizarre moment in the ninth over when they should have run the 27-year-old out.

After missing a free hit, Kohli, on one, inexplicably began running for a single, only to be waved back by Ajinkya Rahane.

Both wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin and bowler Dwayne Bravo then missed the stumps from just a few yards out, handing Kohli an unlikely reprieve for his moment of madness. Read More



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