West Indies will proceed to the finals against England in the World T20 after stunning India with a 7-wicket win during the semi-final.
India seemed to be in full charge of the match after Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 89 made it 192-2 and chris gayle fell for five.
But Lendli Simmons clubbed 82 from 51 balls. He was caught off no-balls two times and got stuck on the boundary only for Ravindra Jadeja to step on the rope.
On the other hand, Andre Russell put it 6 with 2 balls to spare Mumbai.
West Indies are the 2012 champions and have proceeded to the finals with their female team after they beat New Zealand on Thursday.
The 2016 finals will be held in Kolkata. England team is the 2010 World T20 champions. Meeting of the two is a clash between two big names in the competition. The exit by India has basically extended the long-awaited day when the host will remain with the trophy.
Simmons came to Mumbai on Tuesday to replace Andre Fletcher. He had pulled out of the West Indies squad as a result of an injury.
When he got to the crease at the end of the third over, West Indies already looked out of the chase after opener Gayle was bowled by Jasprit Bumrah and Marlon Samuels was tamely caught at cover.
On three occasions, there was a possibility of him being out. Ravichandran Ashwin overstepped when he was caught on 18 and Hardik Pandya did the same at 50, the latter being heaved for six from the resulting free hit.
Simmons got stuck on the long-on boundary but was saved when Jadeda stepped on the rope as he tried to pass the ball to Kohli.
The relieved Simmons slapped the boundaries via the off side and put in 5 sixes staright and to the leg, and in the process shared 97 with Charles Johnson as well as an unbroken 80 with Russell.