Mumbai: West Indies registered a convincing seven-wicket victory against favorites India in the second semifinal of the World Twenty20 tournament on Thursday.
Lendl Simmons starred for the West Indies, hitting an unbeaten 82 off 51 balls. Simmons, who joined up with the squad only after Andre Fletcher was injured in the last group match, was twice caught off no-balls but smacked seven fours and five sixes to guide his team to 196-3 in 19.4 overs.
Simmons and Johnson Charles (52) took up the charge in a disciplined run-chase after Chris Gayle was dismissed in the second over.
West Indies, who won the title in 2012, will now take on England in the final at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.
After the match, Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle celebrated bare-chested in the dressing room, dancing to 'DJ' Bravo's 'Champion'.
They carried their celebrations from the Wankhede stadium to the team hotel, delighting fans with their reggae dance. Darren Sammy, the captain, got off the team bus performing the now-iconic step along with Bravo. They continued the happy dance all the way to the hotel lobby, posing with fans for pictures and putting smiles on the faces of all the people gathered there to welcome them.
Now THIS is how you celebrate a semi-final win!
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) March 31, 2016
As the video rightly says, imagine the celebrations if Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo and the West Indies cricket team win it all!
First Published On : Apr 1, 2016 12:24 IST