5 years ago on this day: Russell, Simmons broke India`s heart in 2016 T20


It was on March 31, 2016, when Lendl Simmons and Andre Russell displayed supreme hitting, permitting the West Indies to defeat India in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup.
Chasing 193 on the Wankhede Stadium, West Indies obtained off to a nasty begin because the facet misplaced Chris Gayle (5) and Marlon Samuels (8) by the third over of the innings and the facet was restricted to 19/2.
Johnson Charles then joined Simmons in the center and the duo put on 97 runs for the third wicket, which noticed each batters going previous their 50-run mark.
India obtained the much-needed breakthrough in the 14th over as Virat Kohli despatched Charles (52), again to the pavilion, with Windies nonetheless needing 77 runs for the win. It was then that Russell joined Simmons in the center, and the duo fashioned an unbeaten 80-run stand to take Windies over the road by seven wickets and with two balls to spare.
Simmons performed a knock of 82 runs from 51 balls, nonetheless, it was Russell who modified the tide of the match as he went on to register a person rating of 43 runs from simply 20 balls, studded with three fours and 4 sixes.
Earlier, Virat Kohli had performed a knock of 89 runs to take India`s whole to 192/2 in the allotted twenty overs. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane additionally obtained among the many runs as they scored 43 and 40 respectively and the duo put on 62 runs for the primary wicket.
West Indies, ultimately went on to raise its second T20 World Cup title because the facet defeated England in the summit conflict. In the finals, Windies wanted 19 runs from the ultimate over, nonetheless, Carlos Brathwaite smashed 4 sixes off the primary 4 balls in the Ben Stokes` over to take Windies to the title. 
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