England will play West Indies in the final of the World T20 after Lendl Simmons inspired a terrific run chase in their semi-final win over India.
All-rounder Andre Russell hit the fourth-to-last ball out of the ground to cue wild celebrations from the Windies, and silence the Mumbai crowd.
Simmons, playing his first match of the tournament in place of the injured Andre Fletcher, helped the Windies recover from the early loss of senior players Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, and saw his side home with an outstanding 83 not out off 51 balls.
Johnson Charles more than did his part at the top of the order with 52 off 36. Virat Kohli, India’s hero with the bat with a majestic 89 as they posted a decent total of 192-2, had the golden arm to end the 97-run Johnson-Simmons partnership with his first ball.
But then came Russell, who smashed 43 including this six off Kohli to win the game and secure the Windies a seven-wicket win, which might be considered an upset against the tournament hosts.
The final will take place on Sunday – a rematch of the Super 10 game which England lost. Who will lift the trophy?
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