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ICC World T20 2016: West Indies beat England by 6 wickets

Updated: 16 March 2016 23:20 IST - Published: 16 March 2016 18:35 IST
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The Sportskeeda coverage for tomorrow's game between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan would start at 6:30 PM (IST). We hope to have your company for that too.
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Alright, the World T20 is well underway, and the next match coming to you is the one between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan from Group A, to be held at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
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"We're in it (the tournament) to win it," he says before signing off.
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"Marlon (Samuels) set the tone and gave us the momentum to carry into out innings," Sammy adds.
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"West Indies mixed it up really well and didn't allow our players to get away," he says further.
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"If he had got 200 or 220, that would have been a match-winning score," says Eoin Morgan.
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"Gayle did what he does best. We were quite happy with the total at the halfway mark," says Darren Sammy.
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West Indies would take loads of confidence from this victory as well as from Gayle's knock before their game against Sri Lanka, next in the tournament.
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"Just before I went in to bat, Suleiman Benn said, 'entertain me,'" Gayle adds further.
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On the other hand, a disappointing start for England, and the road gets tougher and tougher for them, as they take on South Africa in the next game, also to be held at the Wankhede Stadium.
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"England batted really well, but we didn't panic and backed ourselves to chase the target," he adds.
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"Samuels eased the pressure off me a bit, and gave me time to pace my innings properly," says Gayle.
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Chris Gayle has been, unsurprisingly, adjudged as the player of the match!
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Russell played a perfect supporting role as he made 16 off 16!
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He remained unbeaten on 100 off 48 with 5 fours and 11 sixes! In the process, he also scored the third fastest T20I century, in 47 balls.
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Another Gayle-powered victory for the West Indies! They, for sure, have put the past behind them, and have started on a positive note!
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18.1 Topley to Russell, 1 run, a trickle down to fine leg, and with it, WI win the first game comfortably!
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So, Gayle won't be finishing it off for WI!
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17.6 Stokes to Gayle, no run, yorker on middle, Gayle digs it out towards mid-on
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17.5 Stokes to Russell, driven towards long on for a single. Scores are level!
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17.5 Stokes to Russell, WIDE! Down the leg side! AGAIN! England have been very sloppy tonight!
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17.4 Stokes to Russell, 2 runs, short ball, Russell pulls away towards midwicket. They collect a couple
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17.3 Stokes to Russell, no run, slower ball, short, Russell swings hard but finds only the air