West Indies in semis

West Indies lifted the spirits of Caribbean cricket fans with another resounding 84-run win over Pakistan at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.  

They booked a semifinal place and spinners Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine were key to the victory.  

The pair grabbed three wickets each for the defending champions in a resounding 84-run victory in Dhaka on Tuesday. 

Badree helped knock off the top and middle order to grab 3-10 and then Narine chipped in with 3-16 as hapless Pakistan were bowled out for only 82 in 17.5 overs. 

The spin pair ensured that the good work done by all-rounder Dwayne Bravo (46) and captain Darren Sammy (42 not out) was not wasted after their late surge lifted West Indies to 166-6.  

Bravo got the Man of the Match prize and graciously said, “I would have shared this award with Narine and Badree.” 

Sammy said, “West Indies were very determined today. It feels great to enter semis. There is some room for improvement but we are going to enjoy this for now.” 

West Indies play Sri Lanka in the first semi-final on Friday while India and South Africa meet in the other semi on Saturday. 

They booked a semi-final place and spinners Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine were key to the victory. 

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Darren Sammy and Samuel Badree celebrate taking another wicket. – PHOTO: AP