W’Indies Men & Women Advance to T20 World Cup Finals

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West Indies men will meet England in the Final of the ICC T20 World Cup on Sunday after stunning hosts India in a pulsating semifinal today.

The West Indies won by seven-wickets. India looked in complete control after Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 89 took them to 192 for 2.

Chris Gayle fell cheaply for five and the Indians must have believed it was going to be their day. But Lendl Simmons, who was twice caught off no-balls, clubbed 82 from 51 balls.

Andre Russell took the West Indies home with a six off the fourth ball of the final over.

The West Indies total was the third highest run chase in the history of T20 World Cup.

West Indies skipper, Darren Sammy says only one hurdle remains.

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Meanwhile, the West Indies women beat New Zealand by 6-runs, to reach their first ICC T20 World Cup final in Mumbai, today.

Batting first the West Indies, led by Britney Cooper 61 made 143 for 6 off their 20 overs.

Sophie Devine took 4-for-22.

In reply the Kiwis were restricted to 137 for 8, with skipper Stafanie Taylor taking 3-wickets for the regional women.

Taylor, says she’s confident her team can win Sunday‚Äôs final.

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Meanwhile, cooper says she’s relieved that the team has finally reached a world T20 Final.

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Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.