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India defeat holders despite late hiccup

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both struck half-centuries as India claimed a seven-wicket win over West Indies in the World Twenty20 with two balls remaining.

West Indies lost the toss and were put into bat at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur and could only reach 129 for seven their allocation.

Rohit Sharma carried his bat in India's seven-wicket triumph over holders West Indies to make it two wins from two in the World T20

India made relatively light work of chasing down the meagre target before the wheels almost fell off at the end of their innings.

Opening batsman Sharma carried his bat with 62 not out and Kohli weighed in with 54 before he was bowled by Andre Russell, with the only other wickets to fall those of Shikhar Dhawan for a duck and Yuvraj Singh for 10.

India needed only a single run from the final over, which was bowled by Marlon Samuels and with Yuvraj facing, the pressure was on as he fended away the first two balls before being caught out by Chris Gayle at slip.

That brought Suresh Raina to the middle with three balls remaining, but he immediately let his side breathe a huge sigh of relief as he struck the first delivery he faced to the boundary to claim India's second win of the tournament, following their opening triumph over fierce rivals Pakistan.

Earlier, West Indies lost wickets regularly during their innings, which never really gathered much momentum.

Gayle top scored with 34 but could only offer glimpses of his destructive best with a pair of sixes to deep midwicket and long-on.

Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of a disciplined India attack with figures of 3-48.

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