May 9, 2010

ICC World Twenty20 cup : Ind vs West Indies

India played their second super eight match against the hosts West Indies today at Barbados. India wont the toss & elected to field first.
Chris Gayle & Chanderpaul opened the batting innings for West Indies. Both started well & played at an average pace. First wicket fell in the 11.5 over, it was Shivnarine Chanderpaul he had scored 23 runs from 29 deliveries. West Indies were loosing wickets in long intervals. There was a very good partnership between Kieron Pollard & Chris Gayle, where both played very aggressively. This partnership helped West Indies to put up a total score of 169 runs loosing 6 wickets in 20 overs. Chris Gayle could not make his century as he was run out. He score a magnificent score of 98 runs from 66 deliveries. Harbhajan Singh was the most economical bowler in Indian side whose economy rate was 4 runs per over. Now pressure is on Indian team who have to score the target of 170 runs set by West Indies.
Even Indians gave a very slow start. Murali Vijay got out in the first delivery of the 4th over by giving a simple catch to Kieron Pollard. He scored just 7 runs consuming 14 deliveries, this was a very bad sign for Indians. Later on, they started to loose wickets in regular intervals. Suresh Raina & M S Dhoni tried their level best, but could not succeed. After 20 overs, India scored just 155 runs loosing 9 wickets thereby loosing the match by 14 runs. Now, Indian team are out of ICC World Twenty20 semi-finals. West Indies have a good chance of getting into semis if they win against Australia.

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