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Simmons: WI win a vital one


Simmons: WI win a vital one

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MUMBAI – Head coach Phil Simmons believes West Indies victory over England in their opening game of the World Twenty20 has laid the foundation for their progress to the semi-finals.

The Caribbean side whipped England by six wickets with 11 balls to spare on Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium to make an emphatic start to the competition.

“The way the tournament is set up, winning your first game is always going to be huge and I think the run rate at the end of the day [is going to be important],” Simmons told reporters.

“I think we won [the game] with a lot of balls to spare and I think those things could come into play in deciding the two teams that go forward.”

Sent in, England rattled up 180 for six of their 20 overs, with Joe Root top-scoring with 48 and seamers Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo picking up two wickets apiece. (CMC)

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