Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
89(47) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 7 9 0 6 10
LMP Simmons
82(51) 7x4 - 5x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 0 0 4 3 1 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

V Kohli
O1.4
M0
R15
W1
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Badree
O4.0
M0
R26
W1
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
9dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

West Indies power-hit their way to World T20 final

A total of 192 was about par on a batting-friendly Wankhede, and it was set up by a Virat Kohli masterclass. But West Indies' power hitters bulldozed their way through it to their second World T2

Commentary

10.35 pm The West Indies men and women will be playing their World T20 finals at Eden Gardens on April 3. We all said Chris Gayle would be key to the chase. What did we know? Charles, Simmons and Russell have sunk India in a tremendous display of power-hitting. They sent 11 balls into the stands at the Wankhede to go with 20 fours and that was too much damage for India to control.

Spare a thought for Virat Kohli. He's had an incredible tournament, and tonight it was him against the West Indies, and even his best wasn't enough.

Chandresh: "146 VS 92 - Thats the runs scored in boundaries."

Pradeep: "R Ashwin bowled 2 overs in a virtual QF, 2 overs in a semifinal both at home where he should be the Shane Warne or Murali. How do you call him World Class or World's best? Thats Dhoni's confidence on his premier spinner."

Hypocaust: "After that trouncing in the group stage, how many predicted West Indies v England would be the final line-up?"

Frost: "It will be fun to watch a revenge match between England and WI. No one had counted WI, but look at them. This is the magic of T20."

Lendl Simmons is Man of the Match: "I slept the whole flight, I had got a call after the Afghanistan game and they asked if I was fit to play, I said yeah ... I played for Mumbai, I enjoy this pitch. I think it was one of my better innings ... I got the opportunity to prove myself to my fans ... Playing on this pitch I know 180-190 was a par score ... the guys said they were ten runs short, I believed that ... I got three chances, two no-balls and a six went my way and I cashed in."

Gorango: "My heart goes out to Virat Kohli! Today he just needed a little supporting hand - like, a zero boundary over from someone... but no other Indian showed the same passion. I am sure you will lift this cup one day Mr. Kohli. Best wishes."

Siddharth : "Honestly, VK apart India did not deserve to be in the finals. Indian team management needs some serious look into the team composition, especially the bowling department."

Rushabh: "47 dot balls for WI vs 26 for India. But the WI bad balls went for 2 or 4, India's bad balls went 4 or 6, mostly 6. That was the difference today."

Sammy, still with his pads on: "We knew it was going to be a massive step, against a very good India team, I must commend the whole team, we knew halfway they were 10 runs short. Even when we lost Gayle, Simmons just off the flight, he and Charles ... I was just praying we win the toss, I surprised myself winning five out of five. We came here on a mission, we were inspired by the U-19 boys earlier this year, the ladies won earlier today, now we have two West Indies team in the final. We feel this is this West Indies team against everyone else. everyone said Chris is under pressure but I said it, we have 15 matchwinners. Today Charles, Simmons and Russell took that responsibility."

Believe, says Sammy, when asked to describe in one word what the feeling in the West Indies dugout was during the finish.

Dhoni: "It was a bad toss to lose (because of the dew), when we started bowling ... the spinners did not have much on offer, we have a history of problems when the spinners bowl with a wet ball ... the only thing I am really disappointed it the two no-balls ... There was not much on offer, we wanted our fast bowlers to make a game out of it at the time, the conditions were very tough ... It's a demanding format ... It can be draining because a few of the games were very close, but we were up for it."

Abhi: "Not because India lost today, but I really feel it's not fair to choose these type of grounds for night matches where dew is such a huge factor. You win the toss, you win the match. Everything else is just entertainment."

Well played, West Indies. Against the odds, without Chris Gayle's big hitting. Those rockets from Simmons and Russell will live long in the memory. See you Sunday. Thank you for all your emails today. I'm going to have a lie down in a while, plenty of work to get through before that. Thank you for reading. Good night.

19.4
6
Kohli to Russell, SIX runs, WEST INDIES ARE IN THE WORLD T20 FINAL! Russell has put the full toss in the stands, far beyond deep midwicket and his team-mates rush on to the field in a flash. Celebrations in the middle, deathly silence all around.
19.3
4
Kohli to Russell, FOUR runs, mows across the line, the ball races across the turf, there's no fielder in sight, West Indies are four runs closer! Russell did not hit that well, but he is like the Hulk and it's good enough
19.2
0
Kohli to Russell, no run, a good length ball skids on to the pads, Russell pulls and misses, the ball goes to short third man
19.1
1
Kohli to Simmons, 1 run, a full ball on the pads, pushed towards deep midwicket for a single

Vamsi: "Kohli to bowl the last over, defend and complete taking the mantle from Sachin ?"

VIRAT KOHLI IS BOWLING THE FINAL OVER. Who would have thought it would come to this?

END OF OVER:
19 | 12 Runs | WI: 185/3

  • AD Russell33 (17b)
  • LMP Simmons81 (50b)
  • RA Jadeja4-0-48-0
  • JJ Bumrah4-0-42-1
18.6
4
Jadeja to Russell, FOUR runs, What a shot, what incredible power, Russell gets down on one knee and just blitzes the ball to the cover boundary, how quickly that travelled off the ball, tracer buller, as India's team manager would say

Dhoni talks to his bowler. Grim faces in the crowd. Tense.

They are changing the ball because that was lost in the crowd.

18.5
6
Jadeja to Russell, SIX runs, deathly silence at the Wankhede. Length ball with room outside off, Russell slams it straight over the bowler's head, and very far, very very far

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
89(47) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 7 9 0 6 10
LMP Simmons
82(51) 7x4 - 5x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 0 0 4 3 1 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

V Kohli
O1.4
M0
R15
W1
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Badree
O4.0
M0
R26
W1
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
  • Simmons' four innings silence the Mumbai madness

    At one stage you could barely hear yourself think, and then you could barely hear anything as Johnson Charles, Lendl Simmons and Andre Russell crashed the party

  • Big-hitting overpowers Kohli's scampering

    Regardless of how wet the ball became, India's self-inflicted errors were crucial as they could not halt West Indies' power-packed line-up

  • West Indies power-hit their way to World T20 final

    A total of 192 was about par on a batting-friendly Wankhede, and it was set up by a Virat Kohli masterclass. But West Indies' power hitters bulldozed their way through it to their second World T2

  • Yuvraj's injury leaves India with Pandey v Negi dilemma

    Yuvraj Singh's injury will force India into changing their combination for the first time in the World T20. They will have to make a choice between batsman Manish Pandey and left-arm spinning all

  • Test

    Australia need only a draw to become the world' No. 1 ranked Test team, but they must contend with overseas inconsistency, a green pitch, and a Brendon McCullum farewell

Big chase

193

Target successfully chased by WI in this match is the highest successfull-chase n knockouts of World T20. Aus had chased 192 vs Pak in semi-finals of WT20 2010.

Experience in India

3

Consecutive half-centuries for Lendl Simmons in T20s in India. He hit 65 and 68 in the 1st qualifying final and final of IPL 2015 and a half-century in this match.

Most prolific

16

No. of scores of 50 or more for Kohli in T20Is - most by any batsman. He went past Gayle and McCullum who each had 15 such scores.

Top-three in flow

3

No. of times a team's top-3 all scored 40 or more in a T20I, including this match. Previous 2 instances: NZ v Eng, Hamilton 2013 and Ind v Aus, MCG, 2016

Different challenge today

35.22

Kohli's average when batting first in T20Is, before this match. He averages 91.80 when chasing though.

Best start

55

Runs scored by India in the Powerplays today, which is their best in this WT20. Also the first time they played out the Powerplay overs without losing any wicket.

Rohit at Wankhede

37.67

Rohit Sharma's average in T20s at Wankhede, before this match. He has scored 1168 runs in 39 innings at SR of 135.97.

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017