CRICKET: India chase small total after Windies struggle
DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – West Indies were restricted to 129 for seven in their opening match of the World Twenty20 Championship, after India strangled their big hitters at the Shere Bangla National Stadium here Sunday.
Sent in, the Windies struggled to find momentum and had to settle for a paltry score which India will fancy their chances of reaching easily.
Opener Chris Gayle struggled to a top score of 34 from 33 balls while Lendl Simmons chipped in with 27 from 22 balls. However, they were the only two batsmen to get past 20.
India’s new ball pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami found generous movement under the lights, tied down the openers and West Indies never really recovered from the slow start.
Then, left-arm spinner Ravi Jadeja picked up three for 48 and leg-spinner Amit Mishra claimed three for 18, to derail the remainder of the West Indies innings.
West Indies were boosted at the end when they managed 21 runs from the final over, the most productive of the innings for them.
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