In Pics: Rohit’s 98 Powers India to Big Win vs WI in WT20 Warm-Up

Yes, Mohammed Shami finally played a match for India.

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Mohammed Shami took two wickets in the warm-up game against West Indies. (Photo: PTI)
Snapshot

India: 185 for 6 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 98 not out; Jerome Taylor 2/26, Sulieman Benn 2/30)

West Indies: 140 all out in 19.2 overs (Chris Gayle 20; Pawan Negi 2/15)

The World Cup starts next week and hosts India started their preparations with a 45-run victory over West Indies in their first warm-up game.

Despite all 15 players being part of the squad, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma came out to bat at the top.

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The opening pair added 32 runs on the board before Shikhar Dhawan’s stumps were claimed by Suleiman Benn.

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Rohit Sharma though wasn’t going anywhere...

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The Mumbai batsman reached his half-century in 37 deliveries, smashing a six and a four to get to the landmark.

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Ajinkya Rahane, in at 3, didn’t manage to advocate his case too well - out for a 10-ball-7....

...Making way for Yuvraj Singh to join Rohit in the middle.

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Yuvraj ultimately fell for 31, the second-highest score in the team, as India eventually wrapped up their innings on 185.

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West Indies’ Reply

Chris Gayle walked out first for West Indies with Johnson Charles for company

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Yes, Mohammad Shami did finally step on the field in an Indian jersey. The first time since the ICC World Cup last year.

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36 runs for the opening partnership and the man-of-the-moment Jasprit Bumrah casteled Chris Gayle.

3 boundaries and 1 maximum went into the opener’s 11-ball-20. His score was also the highest in the Windies team-sheet.

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Number 3 bat Marlon Samuels stuck around for a bit but then Ravindra Jadeja got impatient to get on the board and sent his bails flying.

Samuels went for 17 with the team’s score at 72/4 after 11.2 overs.

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Mohammad Shami made it a memorable comeback, picking two wickets.

Also finishing with a haul of 2 each were Jadeja, Pandya and Negi.

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West Indies ultimately folded for 140 as India picked up their first(though unofficial) win of the World T20 campaign.

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