West Indies with a 14-run win have almost knocked out India from the ongoing ICC World Twenty20. It was again pace and bounce that caused the downfall of the young Indian batsmen. West Indies after being put to bat first under slightly damp conditions caused by the overnight rain put up 169 for 6. Skipper Chris Gayle bludgeoned the Indian bowling with a 66-ball 98 that was filled with 5 fours and 7 sixes to get the Man of the Match.
Harbhajan Singh (4-0-16-0) and Ashish Nehra (4-0-35-3) were the only two performing bowlers for India. India got buried in the run chase at 81 for 5 when the biggest match winner of the line up – Yuvraj Singh got caught at mid wicket in the 13th over. It was an uphill task from that stage and India could end up with 155 for 9 in the allotted 20 overs. The top scorer was Suresh Raina with 32 from 25 balls.
For the West Indies, Darren Sammy bowled well upfront with his 1 for 16 in 3 overs while the two express bowlers – Jerome Taylor and Kemar Roach forced the batsmen into the crease with their red hot pace.