Indian Captain Mahender Singh Dhoni won the toss and invited West Indies to bat first. The defending champions managed only 129-7 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra claimed two for 18 in four overs, Ravindra Jadeja grabbed three wickets and Ravichandran Ashwin claimed one wicket.
India chased down the target easily with two balls to spare. Virat Kohli made 54 off 41 balls and Rohit Sharma hit unbeaten 62. Kohli and Rohit added 106 for the second wicket after left-hander Shikhar Dhawan returned to the pavilion in the first over. He was trapped leg-before by spinner Samuel Badree.
India now need just one more victory t
from their remaining two matches against Australia and hosts Bangladesh to reach the last four stage of the tournament.
Dhoni, however, said that his team was not eyeing the semi-finals spot. “Let’s take it one game at a time,” he said. “There is no point thinking too far ahead. We could have finished it an over earlier but that was up to the batsmen in the middle. We are playing well, but we still don’t have a bowler who can bowl the 18th and the 20th overs. We are trying out various combinations to see who is better suited to the job,” he added.
Dhoni said that he was satisfied to see Sharma scoring runs. “It was important for Rohit to bat through the innings. He will take plenty of confidence from this game,” he said.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy said India outplayed them in all departments of the game and deserved to win. He, however, expressed confidence that his side will bounce back in the next match.
“We just did not respond well enough to their spinners, it took us a long time to settle down,” he said.
“But credit to India, they executed their plans well. It was good to see our bowlers take the game to the last over,
because run-rate could come into play later. We did not have enough runs on the board but was happy with the way the bowlers came back. We know what our top order can do. It’s just one game down, we have three more to go. We are not pressing panic buttons, we will regroup and come back strongly,” Sammy added.
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