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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

India & Newzealand in Videocon Tri Series 2005 at Zimbabwe

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Astle leads Kiwis to series glory

A magnificent unbeaten century from Nathan Astle guided New Zealand to a six-wicket victory over India in the triangular series final in Harare. Skipper Stephen Fleming hit 61 from 66 balls but two wickets fell in an over. But Astle reached 100 with a six and shared an unbroken 72 with Lou Vincent as victory came with 11 balls to spare. Earlier Mohammad Kaif hit an unbeaten 93 but India faltered after an opening stand of 72 in 13 overs, losing nine wickets for 121 in a total of 276. stle reached fifty in the 20th over, cutting Harbhajan Singh, who India used as their substitute for Venugopal Rao, to the boundary. The scoring inevitably slowed in the middle of the innings, and with 11 overs remaining 68 were still needed. A profitable 45th over put the Black Caps back in command, however, Harbhajan being launched for six as Astle reached three figures and Vincent taking two more boundaries. Vincent, dropped at deep mid-wicket by Dravid when 26, hit the winning runs with a boundary off Agarkar.
One-day final, Harare: New Zealand 278-4 (48.1 overs) bt India 276 (49.3 overs) by four wickets
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Kaif century inspires India win

Mohammad Kaif struck an unbeaten century as India ended New Zealand's unbeaten record in the triangular series with a six-wicket victory. Kaif struck 11 fours and was joined by Mahendra Dhoni, who smashed three fours and successive sixes in 37 off 27 balls to seal the win with 15 balls to spare. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat, posting 278-9 from 50 overs. Kaif shared an assured partnership of 101 in 21 overs with Rahul Dravid , who struck 39 from 61 deliveries, with five fours. The Indian requirement went from 56 off the final 10 overs to 30 from the last five, but Dhoni eased any concerns by launching successive sixes off substitute spinner Jeetan Patel, who was making his debut. Meanwhile, Kiwi all-rounder Chris Cairns will miss the remainder of the tour after suffering a recurrence of his hamstring injury. Jacob Oram is doubtful for the final against India, having also experienced problems with his hamstring.
One-day international, Harare: India 279-4 (47.3 overs) bt New Zealand 278-9 (50 overs)
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Paceman Bond too quick for India

New Zealand made effective use of the substitute rule in place for the triangular series in Zimbabwe as they beat India by 51 runs in Bulawayo. Paceman Shane Bond took 6-19, the best figures by a Kiwi in one-day cricket, after being brought into the game at the half-way point. India were 44-8 at one stage in reply to New Zealand's 215 all out. But they managed to reach 164, thanks to a stand of 118 between Jai Prakash Yadav (69) and Irfan Pathan (50) They were only eight runs short of the Indian ninth wicket record partnership, set by Kapil Dev and Syed Kirmani 22 years ago, when Bond returned to have Pathan caught by keeper Brendon McCullum in the 37th over.
Triangular series, Bulawayo: New Zealand 215 (43.1 overs) beat India 164 (37.2 overs) by 51 runs

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