Match 34 saw India host West Indies in the second semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Batting first, India posted a massive total of 192 runs for the loss of two wickets in 20 overs. West Indies chased down the target of 193, finishing with 196 runs for the loss of three wickets in 19.4 overs. Lendl Simmons was awarded the Man-of-the-Match for his unbeaten knock of 82 runs off 51 deliveries comprising seven boundaries and five sixes. Windies beat India by seven wickets and have made it to the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 and will now face England at the Eden Gardens on 3rd April, 2016.
Lendl Simmons remained not out at 82 and seemed to have luck on his side for the night atleast. Two catches ruled in his favour as the Indian bowlers kept overstepping the crease. He then went on to escape another dismissal when he was caught by Ravindra Jadeja but he had touched the boundary rope while doing so which made the umpires signal for a six.
Simmons who plays for Indian Premier League outfit Mumbai Indians certainly disappointed the Wankhede crowd tonight with his brilliant innings.
#Simmons survived 2 no ball dismissals and a catch on the boundary where catchers toe touches the rope. I would play the lotto 2night— Udo Carelse (@udocarelsesa) March 31, 2016
#simmons is the most luckiest man #IndvsWI— Kiran Deshpande (@kd0_0) March 31, 2016
HOW MANY LIVES?!? #simmons #wt20— Will Scott (@Will_Scott_) March 31, 2016
Luckest Guy in this Game…… #Simmons#WCT20 #IndvsWI— Dimuth Karunaratne (@IamDimuth) March 31, 2016
#simmons you can bet all your money and you will still not lose today!— Armaan Ayaz (@ArmaanAyaz) March 31, 2016
Is #Gayle batting as #Simmons #IndvsWI #T20WorldCup— Harishkumar Vaidyar (@hvk_4982) March 31, 2016
#simmons it isn't a boon. It's the curse of #Wankhedhe. You just became #davyjones. Hope you see dressing room some day. #WT20 #IndvWI— Kartik Srinivasan (@kartik111087) March 31, 2016