India vs West Indies: India beat West Indies by 45 runs

Rohit Sharma's 98* helped India post 185/5 before bowlers restricted West Indies to 145/5 to win the warm-up game.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 11, 2016 11:43:26 am
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India began their World T20 campaign with a win over West Indies in the warm-up game at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday. Batting first, India posted 185/5, thanks to Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 57-ball 98. West Indies openers began on a brisk note but Indian bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals to help India defend the total. Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Pawan Negi picked up two wickets each while Jasprit Bumrah and Harbhajan Singh had a wicket each (REPORT: India win)

PHOTOS: India warm-up with big win

OTHER RESULTS: Zim beat Sco; New Zealand win

Scorecard: India vs West Indies

As it happened

# India beat West Indies by 45 runs. Shami, Negi, Jadeja and Pandya take 2 wickets each. Harbhajan & Bumrah have 1 each

# Shami gets the ninth wicket. Third catch for Rahane

# Pandya gets Russell as well

# Pandya gets one more. West Indies falling apart

# West Indies are falling like a pack of cards! Pawan Negi picking up two wickets in the same over. West Indies hobbling terribly at 92/6 after 14 overs.

# Five overs gone and West Indies are 49/2

# WICKET! Shami strikes! Charles is caught by MS Dhoni

# WICKET! Bumrah gets Gayle

# Chris Gayle and Charles in no mood to hang around. Two sixes off Ashwin in the first over

# Rohit Sharma fails to connect last two balls and fails to reach his hundred. Remains unbeaten on 98. India post 185/5

# Negi also gone. Pandya new man

# P Negi is the new man in for India

# R Jadeja also gone. Short stay for him in the middle

# Yuvraj Singh is out after a 20-ball 31

# 13 overs gone, India 106/2

# FIFTY for Rohit Sharma. Doesn’t he love Eden Gardens

# 10 overs gone and India are 62/2

# India lose Rahane. He is stumped off Benn

# After 6 overs India are 41/1. Rohit and Rahane at the crease

# WICKET! India lose Dhawan after he is bowled by Benn. India 32/1

# India are 29/0 after 4 overs. Rohit on 6 and Dhawan on 20

# India are 11/0 after two overs. Rohit on 4 and Shikhar Dhawan on 4

# India will bat first in this game. No toss in the warm-up. India will use 14 players while West Indies stick to 11

# The warm up begins in 10 minutes. Both teams can use all 15 players in batting and bowling

Squads:

India: R Ashwin, J Bumrah, S Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, R Jadeja, V Kohli, Mohammed Shami, P Negi, A Nehra, H Pandya, A Rahane, S Raina, R Sharma, Yuvraj Singh

West Indies: S Badree, S Benn, C Brathwaite, D Bravo, J Charles, A Fletcher, C Gayle, J Holder, E Lewis, A Nurse, D Ramdin†, A Russell, D Sammy*, M Samuels, J Taylor

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