Ajinkya Rahane (above) was dismissed for a healthy 40 by fats bowler Andre Russell © AFP (File Photo)
Ajinkya Rahane (above) was dismissed for a healthy 40 by fast bowler Andre Russell © AFP (File Photo)

Indian opener Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed for a healthy 40 by fast bowler Andre Russell, after being caught by Dwayne Bravo at mid-wicket, against fellow former champions West Indies, in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. It was a short and simple one from Russell, as in order to increase the run pace more, Rahane went for a solid pull over the mid-wicket, but not enough power and elevation, as it sailed comfortably into the hands of Bravo, who is a great fielder in any position. Currently, India are 133 for the loss of two wickets in 16 overs, with Virat Kohli on 44 and skipper MS Dhoni on one. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs West Indies, ICC World T20 2016, 2nd Semi-Final match at Mumbai

Earlier, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bowl first, as he made a couple of changes in the side, with Chris Gayle and Lendl Simmons coming in for Evin Lewis and Andre Fletcher, while Indian skipper MS Dhoni too made a couple of changes by bringing in Ajinkya Rahane and Manish Pandey for Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India vs West Indies, ICC World T20 2016, 2nd Semi-Final match at Mumbai

Riding high on their recent wins against Bangladesh and Australia, the Indian cricket team start as favourites for their T20 World Cup 2016 semi-final on Thursday night, against the West Indies. The second semi-final of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and the India versus West Indies game can be expected to be a run fest. Since the pitch has been favourable heavily towards the batsmen, India’s Virat Kohli and West IndianChris Gayle will be the key players for both the teams as they look to qualify for the final of the tournament.