West Indies win over India in second Super Eight match closes all doors for Indian Team to go ahead in the tournament. Although they have to play to Srilanka in there last match on Tuesday, 11th May.
In a match delayed by 30 minutes due to damp pitch, the Indian skipper defended his decision to bowl first and without an extra bowler, blaming the defeat on batting failure.
Chris Gayle finished short of becoming the first man to make two international Twenty20 centuries, but by the time he was run-out, he had already swiped West Indies to a total that provided too tall for India’s batsmen who yet again floundered against the short ball. The defeat leaves India facing an early exit for the third straight global tournament, and the same questions about batting technique which were raised followed the elimination from last year’s World Twenty20 will be asked again.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, however, refused to admit the Indian batting’s inability to cope with the short stuff, blaming the pressures of the format for the successive defeats instead
West Indies 169/6 (20/20 over`s)
India 155/9 (20.0/20 over`s)
Toss India, who chose to field
Points West Indies 2, India 0
Player of the match CH Gayle (West Indies)
Umpires BF Bowden (New Zealand) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire SJ Davis (Australia)
Match referee JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire BR Doctrove