West Indies have advanced to the finals of the World Twenty20 championship after stunning hosts india to reach the finals of the tournament.West Indies,champions in 2012 defeated India by seven wickets in the semi-final clash.
India looked in control after Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 89 took them to 192-2 and Chris Gayle fell for five but Lendl Simmons,who was twice caught off with no balls and held on the boundry only for Ravindra Jadeja to step on the rope and clubbed 82 from 51 balls,then Andre Russell won it with a six with two balls to spare in Mumbai.
Lendl Simmons was named man of the match and said “I was under pressure,thhe team said i had to deliver and i guess i did tonight.We didnt get the start we wanted and then i got three chances and i just cashed in”.West Indies captain,Darren Sammy said ” i said they were 10 runs short.Even when we lost Gayle,we had Simmons just off the flight.We have two West Indies team in the final and i know that means a lot to the Carribbean.Yes,Gayle is our best player but we have 15 match winners.Today Charles,Simmons and Russell took responsibility.
India captain said they were dissappointed but gave a good fight,”The only disappointment i have was the two no-balls (to reprieve Simmons).Other than that,we gave it our best.I thought 190 was a good score.It is a demanding format,it was draining because a few of our games was very close”
England defeated Newzealand to advance to the finals aginst the West Indies in a clash expected to be highly pulsatingg between two heavy weights