Johnson Charles' fifty came off 30 deliveries, including seven boundaries and a couple of fixes, along with a strike rate of 156    AFP (File Photo)
Johnson Charles’ fifty came off 30 deliveries, including seven boundaries and a couple of fixes, along with a strike rate of 156 AFP (File Photo)

West Indies opener Johnson Charles scored his third half-century in Twenty20 International (T20I), against fellow former champions and hosts India, in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. His fifty came off 30 deliveries, including seven boundaries and a couple of fixes, along with a strike rate of 156. He has been batting well under prssure, following West Indies’s couple of quick loss of the opening wickets, as they near a possible win. Currently, West Indies are 104 for the loss of two wicket in 12 overs, with Johnson Charles on 50 and Lendl Simmons on 37. 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 India posted a challenging total of 192 for the loss of two wickets, courtesy of Virat Kohli s brilliant knock of 89. Sammy 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.