The match for which all cricket fans are waiting just going to start, the 2nd semi final of ICC T20 World cup 2016 which will be India vs West Indies. On 31st March 2016 the big match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The tournament is reached to the knock out round, 1st semifinal will be played between England and New Zealand at kotla on one day before this match that is on 30th March. After so many up downs in the WC T20 Points table of Super 10 stage we have four team which qualifies to the knock out round and IND vs WI of T20 World cup 2016 will be one of the biggest battle of the league. Both the teams have won the title once in the history but this time only of them have that chance to lift the trophy. The live score and all the action of the match will start at 7:30 pm.
There are two groups in the super10 round formed and top two teams from each qualifies to the next round. From Group 1 West Indies, England tops the table and from Group 2 New Zealand & India. So the fixture is made like that the team is on no. 1 position in a group will play the semi final to the team which is on the second spot in the other group’s points table. So this decide two semifinal like that :-
- New Zealand vs England
- West Indies vs India
If we look onto the performance of the both the team, West Indies played 4 matches in the league stage where they beaten big teams South Africa, Sri Lanka and England. But in the 4th match Afghanistan fight back and defeated WI by 6 runs. Chris Gayle and young Andre Fletcher scoring good runs for them and in the list of highest individual score of the tournament. If we leave the qualifier round than Gayle is the only player of the T20 World Cup 2016 who scored a hundred. Dwayne Bravo is one of the leading wicket taker bowler from their squad with 6 wickets so far in the WC T20 2016 tournament. So the team is going good but have to concentrate on their batting since after hitting few sixes they just throw away their wicket. So if West Indies team look on this they can be big challenge for the Indian team in the second semifinal.
Indian team also not performing up to the mark, just before this tournament they have won T20 Asia cup, series against Sri Lanka and Australia but in the T20 World Cup the performance of team is not what all expected from them. The top batting order continue to fail and not scoring runs for their team like Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina. None of them have scored a single fifty in the four match they have played so far. Virat Kohli is the only batsman who is scoring maximum runs for the India and make his team win the matches. If we not consider the qualifier matches than he is the leading run scorer of the World T20 2016, scored 184 runs in 4 innings including 2 fifties with an Average of 92.00 and the last match inning against Australia was superb of 82* runs not out and bring victory to his team at very crucial time. Captain MS Dhoni contributing runs for his team when needed. So if the top order starts scoring run in the upcoming semifinal match then India has good chance of winning the game. The bowling squad of IND is performing good Ashish Nehra ,Bumrah ,Pandya all are good with the ball and R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuvraj singh holding the spin attack strongly.
So both the team have some minor weakness and if they work out on those then definitely we will have a great competitive semifinal IND vs WI match on 31st March of T20 World Cup 2016 . The live score of the match will be covered here, which is given the end of the article
Here is the match details :-
|Semi final 2nd India vs West Indies WC T20 2016|
|Date||31st March 2016|
|Time||7:30 pm (Local Time)|
|Toss||West-Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first|
Definitely IND vs WI semi final match of World T20 will be full entertaining, the stadium will be full packed. All the tickets have been sold out. At 7:30 pm in India, 80% of the population will be watching the live action of the big match. If you are not in front of your television set then don’t panic you can check all the live score of the match here. Once the play starts we will update ball by ball commentary below. So just stay tune with us and share your views in the comments.
Live score :
IND: 192/3 in 20 overs
WI: 196/3 in 19.4 overs
Match Result: West Indies won the semifinal by 7 wickets and will meet in the final of T20 World Cup with England on 3rd April 2016.
Here is the scorecard of the IND vs WI T20 match :
|India innings (20 overs maximum)||R||M||B||4s||6s||SR|
|RG Sharma||lbw b Badree||43||29||31||3||3||138.70|
|AM Rahane||c Bravo b Russell||40||68||35||2||0||114.28|
|V Kohli||not out||89||63||47||11||1||189.36|
|MS Dhoni*†||not out||15||24||9||1||0||166.66|
|Extras||(lb 1, w 2, nb 2)||5|
|Total||(2 wickets; 20 overs)||192||(9.60 runs per over)|
|AD Russell||4||0||47||1||11.75||7||3||3||(1nb, 1w)|
|West Indies innings (target: 193 runs from 20 overs)||R||M||B||4s||6s||SR|
|J Charles||c Sharma b Kohli||52||66||36||7||2||144.44|
|CH Gayle||b Bumrah||5||6||6||1||0||83.33|
|MN Samuels||c Rahane b Nehra||8||8||7||2||0||114.28|
|LMP Simmons||not out||82||80||51||7||5||160.78|
|AD Russell||not out||43||34||20||3||4||215.00|
|Extras||(lb 4, nb 2)||6|
|Total||(3 wickets; 19.4 overs)||196||(9.96 runs per over)|