Marlon Samuels (above) was dismissed for mere eight by Ashish Nehra © AFP
Marlon Samuels (above) was dismissed for mere eight by Ashish Nehra © AFP

West Indies veteran batsman Marlon Samuels was dismissed for mere eight by Ashish Nehra, after being caught by Ajinkya Rahane at mid off, 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. It was slightly angled from Nehra, with Samuels confused where to play as he looks to play it towards square leg, but the ball takes the outer edge, pops up in the air, only to be comfortably taken by Rahane at the mid off. Currently, West Indies are 19 for the loss of two wicket in three overs, with Johnson Charles on five and Lendl Simmons coming in. 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.