Men's Twenty20 World Cup is due to get underway in October at seven venues across Australia with the West Indies defending their title.
India posted 279-7 after winning the toss at Queen's Park Oval and choosing to bat. West Indies was all out for 210 in 42 overs, chasing a revised target of 270 from 46 overs because of rain.
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 94 runs at Lord's but only to finish the tournament with four straight wins and ultimately paying the price for a sluggish start.
Bangladesh talisman Shakib Al Hasan reclaims his position as the World Cup's leading scorer after producing a stellar all-round display to secure his team's 62-run victory against Afghanistan.
India managed a win by just 11 runs against the minnows Afghanistan thanks to a dramatic hat-trick by Mohammed Shami. In an another match, New Zealand beat West Indies by five runs in a thrilling encounter.
Batsman Nathan Coulter-Nile's record-breaking innings and Mitchell Starc's performance with ball combine with umpiring errors laying platform for Australia's 15-run victory over West Indies at Trent Bridge.
South Africa must beat Bangladesh to realistically keep their semi-final dreams alive after the Proteas were thrashed by England in their opening match.
Opener Chris Gayle, set to retire at the end of the tournament, led the West Indies reply with a blistering 50 off 34 balls as the two-times champions chased down Pakistani total, reaching 108-3 with 36.2 overs to spare.
Tournament hosts England defeat South Africa by 104 runs in the opening game. Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and West Indies also make up the 10-team tournament.
Pakistan will on home soil host the West Indies in a three-match Twenty20 series every year for the next five years.
The hosting of the short series is a major step towards convincing international teams to begin touring Pakistan again, with Sri Lanka already due to play a Twenty20 match in Lahore on October 29.
As Eng vs W Indies starts, a new manufacturer of the pink cricket ball comes into play. Grappling with the new ball isn’t all that turns British standards on their head. The format also begs the question: when is it appropriate to have a cuppa?
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