ICC World Twenty20: Virat Kohli scored 89, took a wicket only to end up on the losing side

first_imgWelcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of ICC World Twenty20 semi-final between India and West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai (Scorecard)Updates:West Indies will now take on England in the final at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. One of those two teams will clinch their second World T20 title. Mahendra Singh Dhoni says he is dissapointed with nothing but those two no-balls bowled by their bowlers. I knew it was a bad toss to lose. The dew starts setting in during the second innings. Our first few overs weren’t bad but then spinners came in and they didn’t have much on offer. Our spinners don’t have a history of bowling well with the wet ball. One of the World Cups, we were knocked out because we didn’t bowl well with the wet ball. Other than the two no-balls I’m not very disappointed with the bowlers. There wasn’t much on offer. I wanted the fast bowlers to make a game out of it and give the part-timers a 5 run cushion and then see whatever happens at the death. The conditions were tough for them. It’s a hard format. Usually the games are quite close. Only one or two games you will cruise through the opposition. Usually it gets down to the final over. Yes it is draining. But we are used to it. In the IPL, we face many such games which go till the end: DhoniSkipper of the winning team Darren Sammy reiterates the fact that they have match-winners in their team other than the big man Chris Gayle.  advertisementWe knew it was going to be a massive step, our fifth step in this tournament against a very good Indian team. I must commend the whole team. They came at us in the Powerplay, we stuck to it. I knew it was a 200 wicket. Halfway in the game, I told my team they are 10 runs short. Even when we lost Gayle, the way Simmons and Charles played and Russell put the finishing touches, I’m very proud. I was praying to win the toss, and surprisingly I have won 5 out of 5. We knew it was a chasing ground. We were inspired by the ladies earlier today. Now we have 2 West Indian teams in the semi-final. It means a lot for the people in the Caribbean islands. We said before the tournament started, Chris is our best T20 player but we have 15 match-winners: SammyLendl Simmons is the Man of the Match.  West Indies:”Hats off to West Indies. It’s not easy chasing 190 in a semi-final game,” says Sourav Ganguly.  West Indies have proved they are not a one-man team. Lendl Simmons (82* off 51) and Johnson Charles (52* off 26) were splendid in chase of 193 after Chris Gayle’s early exit. India were not disciplined on the field.  Free-hits, sixes, they didn’t play like a team who deserved to be in the final. However, the Caribbeans were on top of their game and blew India away.  It was difficult for the Indian spinners as well, there was a bit of dew on the field. Ashwin was not up to the mark on the big night. Dhoni had to bowl out his specialist bowlers early on. MS Dhoni didn’t look convinced after he lost the toss. Not India’s day today. Virat Kohli’s heroics are in vain now. Ajinkya Rahane, at the mid-way point, said they were 10-20 runs ahead of the par score. But it was West Indies whom they were facing. Rahane himself slowed it up for India in the middle. They still had eight wickets but Rahane scored at 114.90 facing 35 balls in the innings.  22.33 IST: SIX! Russell does it in style. WI win by seven wickets to advance to the final of ICC World Twenty20 2016. 22.33 IST: Four! Russell gets the boundary. WI need 3 in three.  22.32 IST: Dot ball! WI still need 7 from 4.  22.32 IST: Single of the first ball. Simmons does it with a calm head.  Dhoni is making the big gamble. He has brought on Virat Kohli. Can he do a Sachin Tendulkar here?  22.30 IST: Four! 12 from Jadeja’s over. WI need 8 off 6 for a spot in the final.  22.29 IST: SIX! Russell is at it again. Jadeja conceded only 2 off the first four balls but now concedes a six. WI need only 12 from 7 now. Again, it’s their game to lose now.  Dhoni gives the ball to Jadeja. Risky?  Who will bowl the next two overs? Ashwin, Pandya?  WI now need 20 from 12 for a spot in the final.Where has Simmons been shopping for luck!!advertisement Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 31, 201622.25 IST: After three dot balls, Bumrah concedes 12 runs. Simmons was lucky in that over but he still managed to hit those big ones. He is making it easy for West Indies. WI 173/3 in 18 overs. 22.23 IST: SIX! Simmons releases the pressure with a six. Brilliant effort on the field from Jadeja. It looked like out but Jadeja touched the ropes. Bumrah was splendid with three dot balls but Simmons looks focused. WI 167/3 in 17.4 overs. 10 runs from that Nehra over. He completes his four overs picking one wicket at an economy of 6.25. The most impressive bowler today. But Dhoni has used him up. Whom will he go to for the next three overs. Bumrah has one.  22.17 IST: SIX! Russell dismisses a short one from Nehra. Poor bowling on this surface. West Indies now need 35 from 21. It’s their game to lose now. WI 159/3 in 16.4 overs. Nehra into the attack. “Last throw of the dice for MS Dhoni,” says Sunil Gavaskar.  Simmons is on fire! Another 6, and #WI now need 42 from 24.LIVE: https://t.co/3WCHLIYDks #INDvWI #WT20 pic.twitter.com/N3L1WmbrTW ICC (@ICC) March 31, 201622.13 IST: Simmons wanted to ruin Bumrah’s figures. Hits a one to the long off stands. This is carnage from Simmons. He already has hit 64 off 41 balls. WI now need 42 from four overs. WI 151/3 in 16 overs.  22.12 IST: Six runs from the first four balls, India concede an extra run, unwanted shy at the stumps.  Dhoni brings back Bumrah. He badly needs a wicket here. Win predictor says 68 percent West Indies. Six, a huge one off the no-ball. Simmons makes the most of the free-hit. WI 138/3 in 15 overs. They need 55 off 5 overs. Not demanding at all! 22.06 IST: OUT! No, it’s not. Pandya has over-stepped again. Simmons gets lucky again, this time on 50. It’s a free-hit, an extra ball. “He’s probably tired of walking and coming back,” the commentator chirps. 22.04 IST: Russell doesn’t wait to get going here. He has hit a huge one. “That’s an upper Decker,” says Shane Warne. He has scored 10 already from the first three balls in this over. One danger man after another, this West Indies line-up is filled with power-hitters. India need wickets here. IND 131/3 from 14.5 overs. 22.00 IST: Top over from Kohli, only four runs off it and a wicket. One more over for Kohli? WI 120/3 in 14 overs. Nothing can go wrong for Kohli today. Good move from Dhoni when nothing worked out with the other bowlers. Kohli is now pumped up.  21.57 IST: OUT! Surprise! Virat Kohli strikes. He gets the dangerous Charles for 52. An important wicket this as West Indies were having it easy. WI 116/3 in 13.1 overs  How costly will that Ashwin no-ball be?  21.55 IST: Simmons and Charles have added 97 runs together so far. Another good over for West Indies, 11 runs came off it. West Indies are cruising at the moment.  WI 116/2 in 13 overs.No, Jadeja continues 21.52 IST: End of a good over from Pandya, seven runs off it. Both Jadeja and Pandya have been expensive today. Will Dhoni risk Suresh Raina here? WI 104/2 in 12 overs.  advertisement21.50 IST: Four! Charles gets to his fifty with a slap to the mid-wicket boundary. He is keeping the West Indies’ hopes alive after Gayle’s exit. WI 102/2 in 11.4 overs. 21.47 IST: That’s the end of another expensive over and West Indies have reached 97/2 in 11 overs. India are in desperate need of wickets here. West Indies need 96 in nine overs21.45 IST: Four! Jadeja is a bit of worry for Dhoni at the moment. Simmons scores four more. West Indies 94/2 in 10.3 overs. 21.44 IST: SIX! Simmons pulls Jadeja for a huge six over deep mid wicket. West Indies 90/2 in 10.1 overs 21.43 IST: Pandya finishes an 11-run over. West Indies 84/2 in 10 overs, need 109 more in 60 balls. 21.41 IST: Four! Charles punishes Pandya for four. West Indies 82/2 in 9.2 overs. 21.39 IST: SIX! Charles is unstoppable at the moment. West Indies 78/2 in 9.1 overs. 21.38 IST: Ashwin bowls another expensive over. West Indies 72/2 in 9 overs.21.36 IST: Four! Charles is not letting Ashwin settle. It has not been a good day in office for Ashhwin. West Indies 70/2 in 8.3 overs 21.35 IST: SIX! Johnson Charles goes on his knees to Punish Ashwin for a big one. West Indies 65/2 in 8.1 overs. 21.34 IST: Hardik Pandya gives away eight runs in his first over. West Indies 59/2 in 8 overs #IND v #WI crowd enjoying the #WT20 Semi Final! pic.twitter.com/RGdUxcEjtR ICC (@ICC) March 31, 201621.27 IST: Lendl Simmons survives a catch out chance as Ashwin bowls a No Ball. That will be free hit as well. West Indies 51/2 in 7 overs21.26 IST: Four! Ravichandran Ashwin provides width and is punished for four. 21.24 IST: SIX! Lendl Simmons welcomes Ravindra Jadeja with a huge six. So, Jaddu starts with an expensive 11-run over. West Indies 44/2 in 6 overs 21.16 IST: Bumrah concedes nine in his second over as Johnson Charles hits him for back-to-back fours. West Indies 28/2 in 4 overs21.11 IST: WICKET! Nehra Ji strikes once again in the powerplays. Marlon Samuels misreads the line and ends up getting a leading edge to Ajinkya Rahane at cover. West Indies 19/2 in 3 overs.21.07 IST: Four! Johnson Charles joins the party as he hits past Nehra for straight boundary. West Indies 18/1 in 2.1 overs 21.06 IST: Four! Marlon Samuels hits Bumrah through covers for four. West Indies 14/1 in 2 overs. 21.02 IST: OUT! Huge wicket this. Dhoni’s move has worked well. Jasprit Bumrah sends Chris Gayle walking back off the first ball of his over. Beautiful delivery that! WI 6/1.Strange from MS Dhoni! Jasprit Bumrah shares the new ball with Nehra. 21.01 IST: Good start from Nehra. Six runs off the first over. IND 6/0  after 1 over20.58 IST: Nehra nearly got the big man there. He almost dragged it onto his stumps. Good start from the pacer. WI 1/0. 20.55 IST: Chris Gayle and Johnson Charles have walked out for West Indies. Ashish Nehra to open the bowling for India. do you think 192 is enough on this wicket? Warne says no ground is big enough for the big man from West Indies.  Wankhede is certainly not. India innings: 2036 IST: That’s it! Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni help India post 192/2 in 20 overs. Kohli 89 not out and Dhoni 15 not out put on 64 runs in 4.3 overs.Rahane had earlier scored 40. For West Indies, Samuel Badree and Andre Russell picked up a wicket each.20.35 IST: Four! Kohli slams Bravo for a boundary. What a knock it’s been.Most 50+ scores in T20Is16 Virat Kohli 15 Brendon McCullum15 Chris Gayle#INDvsWI#DimagSay#Binghttps://t.co/hIYwlWchXG Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 31, 201620.30 IST: Four! Kohli finishes the over with another boundary. The in-form batsman hits past Russell for four more. Massive over this for the hosts. India 180/2 in 19 overs 20.30 IST: Four! Kohli this time goes over extra cover fielder for four. 20.28 IST: SIX! That’s massive from an in-form Kohli. India 170/2 in 18.3 overs 20.25 IST: Four! Kohli this time hits through long off and extra cover for another four off Dwayne Bravo. Russell chases that but can’t beat it. Great batting display this by Kohli. India 161/2 in 18 overs 20.24 IST: Four! Kohli slaps a short one for four towards long on. India 157/2 17.5 overs. 50 up for Kohli! #IND move on to 150/2 (17)LIVE: https://t.co/3WCHLIYDks #INDvWI #WT20 pic.twitter.com/Afx9sokR3Z ICC (@ICC) March 31, 201620.20 IST: Four! Kohli finishes the over in style. Cuts past backward point to earn four runs. India 150/2 in 17 overs20.19 IST: FIFTY! Kohli plays with soft hands towards mid wicket and gets a couple to complete his 16th fifty. India146/2 in 16.5 overs.20.18 IST: Four! Kohli jabs it past square leg for four more. India 144/2 in 16.4 overs 20.16 IST: Four! Dhoni is open to taking risks now. Goes across the line to hit Brathwaitefor four towards fine leg. India 137/2 in 16.1 overs20.14 IST: Andre Russell completes a successful over. Gives away just six runs and a gets a big wicket of Rahane. India 133/2 in 16 overs. 20.10 IST: WICKET! Ajinkya Rahane falls for 40 off 35. Andre Russell breaks the 66-run stand and India lose their second wicket. India 128/2 in 15.2 overs20.06 IST: Four! Virat cuts over point fielder for four. India 127/1 in 15 overs 20.03 IST: Virat Kohli keeps strike in the next over. India 120/1 in 14 overs 20.00 IST: Four! Kohli cuts hard this time off Sulieman Benn to hit another four towards backward point. India 113/1 in 13.1 overs19.57 IST: Four! Kohli gets in 20s with another four towards deep mid-wicket. Andre Russell did his best to stop but fails to beat that. India 109/1 in 13 overs19.53 IST: Rahane and Kohli have added 36 runs for the second wicket. They will have to up to scoring rate now. India 98/1 in 12 overs 19.49 IST: Brathwaite bowls a tidy over as he manages to keep the scoring down to just six runs. India 91/1 in 11 overs. 19.45 IST: Four! Rahane hits Bravo for a boundary. India 86/1 in 10 overs 19.41 IST: Four! Kohli scores his first boundary. Gets a thick outside edge off Dwayne Bravo. India 76/1 in 9 overs 19.39 IST: Virat Kohli survives three run-outs attempts in two balls. he needs to settle.19.34 IST: In-form Virat Kohli has joined Ajinkya Rahane at the crease. India 66/1 in 8 overs Huge wicket! Sharma is trapped LBW by Badree for 43. #IND 62/1 (7.2)LIVE: https://t.co/3WCHLIYDks #INDvWI #WT20 pic.twitter.com/PHYM6tvBeI ICC (@ICC) March 31, 201619.32 IST: WICKET! Rohit Sharma departs after scoring a quick-fire 43 off 31 balls. Samuel Badree traps him leg before. India 62/1 in 7.2 overs 19.29 IST: The seventh over has been quiet one for India. The openers deal in singles and two to score seven runs. India 62/0 in 7 overs19.25 IST: Four! Andre Russell is punished again for bowling short. Rohit clears the infield this time to score a four towards mid-wicket boundary. India 55/0 in 6 overs20 from the over, and Sharma motors to 41. #IND are 55/0 (6)LIVE: https://t.co/3WCHLIYDks #INDvWI #WT20 pic.twitter.com/dYEt8G2CsT ICC (@ICC) March 31, 201619.23 IST: SIX! Rohit has found his lost touch it seems. It was a free hit and Rohit ensured it goes over the boundary ropes at long on.19.22 IST: SIX! Rohit slams Russell for a biggie over deep square leg. 19.19 IST: Rohit 23* and Rahane 11* have upped the ante in last three overs. India 35/0 in 5 overs.19.13 IST: Rohit Sharma unleashes as he hammers Brathwaite for a massive six over long on.19.06 IST: Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma have started cautiously as Andre Russell bowls a tight over. India 2/0 in 1 overHere come the teams! Use #INDvWI to get involved#IND #WIIt’s LIVE here – https://t.co/3WCHLJgec0 #INDvWI #WT20 pic.twitter.com/2HcJAWQrpo ICC (@ICC) March 31, 201618.58 IST: Local Mumbai boys Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma are out in the middle. Andre Russell is opening the bowling attack.The #WI team to play #IND for a chance to play #ENG in the Final.LIVE: https://t.co/3WCHLIYDks #INDvWI #WT20 pic.twitter.com/k8XPHcEiaN ICC (@ICC) March 31, 2016Here is the #IND team to face #WI in the 2nd #WT20 Semi-FinalLIVE: https://t.co/3WCHLIYDks #INDvWI #WT20 pic.twitter.com/bPWsxCj1t6 ICC (@ICC) March 31, 2016#WI have won the toss and have put #IND in to bat.LIVE: https://t.co/3WCHLIYDks #INDvWI #WT20 pic.twitter.com/1wGN7x7I7h ICC (@ICC) March 31, 201618.32 IST: TOSS! West Indies have won the toss and they will bowl first. Windies have made a couple of changes and the big news is that Chris Gayle is back. Lendl Simmons has replaced Andre Fletcher. India have also made two changes, Shikhar Dhawan is dropped. Ajinkya Rahane is back, Manish Pandey replaces injured Yuvraj in the playing XI.#WT20: #?? pic.twitter.com/9mk0DitoMJ BCCI (@BCCI) March 31, 2016Some more shots of #WT20 history as the #WI Women celebrate together with some great moves here in Mumbai! pic.twitter.com/BtqxCFkcVo ICC (@ICC) March 31, 201618.25 IST: The stage is set for the big semi-final and we are just five minutes away from here.#WT20: Captain @msdhoni enters the ground with @im_manishpandey. Match starts at 7 PM IST today. pic.twitter.com/7v8VSS2V0I BCCI (@BCCI) March 31, 2016#WT20: #Ind’s @ImRaina enters the Wankhede ground ahead of the Semi-final 2 pic.twitter.com/B0PBd2ibwO BCCI (@BCCI) March 31, 2016#WT20: Here’s how the pitch is looking for the 2nd semi-final between #Ind and #WI pic.twitter.com/0rs5dftsiD BCCI (@BCCI) March 31, 2016#WT20: Stage is set for the 2nd semi-final between #Ind and #WI. Match starts at 7 PM IST pic.twitter.com/PP0JnZdJhf BCCI (@BCCI) March 31, 2016Just for laughs – When @ashwinravi99 spoke Punjabi and @harbhajan_singh tried Tamil. Full video soon #INDhttps://t.co/0HAt7Afh1l BCCI (@BCCI) March 30, 2016LIVE on #Periscope: Pre-semi-final vibes as #TeamIndia walk out of the team hotel for the Wankhede stadium #INDvWI ? https://t.co/Jl6lfeLm14 BCCI (@BCCI) March 31, 201617.54 IST: Both teams have not played to their potential at this year’s tournament. While India lost their opening encounter against New Zealand, West Indies were tested in their last league game by a spirited Afghanistan team, who went on to win the match. (Also read: India’s road to semis)  17.50 IST: The big night is almost here. India take on T20 specialists West Indies in the second semi-final of ICC World Twenty20 2016. We are 40 minutes away from the toss at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.  Preview:  Mumbai is ready. The Wankhede Stadium is ready. Fans have flown down from distant lands to see the titans of the game clash for a spot in the title-clash of the ICC World Twenty20. India and West Indies, two of the most power-packed teams in the shortest version of the game, face off in what is bound to be a bombastic semi-final.And the focus, as unfair as that may sound to the likes of MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy and Andre Russell, will be squarely on two men – Virat Kohli, the highest scorer in the Super 10s stage and his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Chris Gayle, who got off to a sensational start this edition, hammering the fastest World T20 hundred against England.Tonight’s not just about Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle will surely hold centre-stage in the semi-final between India and West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium tonight, but don’t forget there are dangerous players on either side who could make a massive impact on the game. (Read More)Tendulkar, Ganguly want Rahane to replace Yuvraj for semi-final  India skipper MS Dhoni wants to play Pawan Negi instead of the injured Yuvraj Singh for the ICC World Twenty20 semi-final against West Indies tomorrow. Team director Ravi Shastri is apparently backing Ajinkya Rahane to make a comeback. (Read More)Ravi Shastri wants India to produce A game vs West Indies in semi-final Team director Ravi Shastri has said India have played only 70 per cent to their abilities in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20. (Read More)last_img read more

Germany set World Cup qualifying record

first_imgGermany Prolific Germany set World Cup qualifying record Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 05:36 10/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Germany celebrating WC Qualifying Europe 10082017 Bongarts Germany WC Qualification Europe Germany v Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Joachim Low’s men won all 10 of their matches on the road to Russia while posting the best goal differential in European qualifying history Germany secured a World Cup qualifying record with their 5-1 win against Azerbaijan, as their +39 goal differential marked the best total in European history.Joachim Low’s men won all 10 of their matches on the road to Russia, with Sunday’s victory in Kaiserslautern capping the perfect campaign.39 – @DFB_Team_EN is the first country ever to qualify for the #WorldCup winning each game but with a goal difference of +39. Record. pic.twitter.com/wFwZfhl7gi— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) October 8, 2017Germany finished with 43 goals scored and just four conceded to reach that +39 total, besting the +33 mark posted by Romania in qualifying for the 1998 World Cup. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Die Mannschaft’s results included 8-0 and 7-0 wins over lowly San Marino — who lost all 10 of their matches en route to a -49 goal differential — as well as a 6-0 thrashing of Norway.last_img read more