KOLKATA, India, CMC:West Indies’ batting failed miserably as they slumped to a 45-run defeat to hosts India in their opening official warm-up match of the Twenty20 World Cup at Eden Gardens here yesterday.Chasing a challenging 186 for victory, only opener Chris Gayle was good enough to reach the 20s as the Caribbean side were bundled out for 140 in the final over.The left-handed Gayle got exactly 20 from 11 balls, and fellow Jamaican AndrÈ Russell was the next best scorer with 19 from 13 deliveries.West Indies’ run chase was ruined by left-arm spinners Pawan Negi (2-15) and Ravindra Jadeja (2-26), along with seamers Hardik Pandya (2-25) and Mohammed Shami (2-30), all of whom took two wickets each.India had earlier tallied 185 for six from their 20 overs, with opener Rohit Sharma narrowly missing out on three figures with an unbeaten 98.Left-hander Yuvraj Singh chipped in with 31, while opener Shikhar Dhawan got 21.Fast bowler Jerome Taylor (2-26) and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn (2-30) were the best bowlers on show for West Indies.Rohit put on 32 off 29 balls for the first wicket with Dhawan and posted a further 24 for the second wicket with Ajinkya Rahane, who made seven.However, Benn bowled the left-handed Dhawan in the fifth over and had Rahane stumped in the ninth, to leave India on 56 for two.Rohit then dominated the innings in an 89-run, third-wicket stand with Yuvraj, facing 57 deliveries and counting nine fours and seven sixes.In reply, Gayle and Johnson Charles (18) gave West Indies a robust start, gathering 26 from the first two overs. They had put on 36 off just 21 deliveries when Gayle was bowled by Jasprit Bumrah after striking three fours and a six.Charles, who counted two fours off 13 balls, followed in the next over to a catch at the wicket off Mohammed Shami and Denesh Ramdin, promoted to number four, perished for six at 59 for three at the end of the eighth over.Marlon Samuels, who made 17, and Dwayne Bravo, 13, then carried West Indies to 72 without further loss and seemed to be guiding the side out of trouble.But Samuels was bowled by Jadeja at the start of the 12th over, and with just six runs added in the next over, Bravo also followed as West Indies lost their last seven wickets in quick time for 68 runs.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe win was the second for Peninsula (9-5, 1-1) in less than a week over Redondo (8-7, 0-1). Peninsula defeated Redondo, 9-6, in last week’s South Bay Tournament. David Skophammer led Peninsula with four goals while Nick Shariat added three goals. With Virjee holding Vint scoreless, Alan Rupp and Robby Horn picked up scoring responsibilities for Redondo with two goals each. “(Peninsula) forced us to shoot from the outside for most of the game,” Redondo coach Mark Rubke said. “It was a great defensive effort.” In a nonleague match … From staff reports Cameron Virjee’s stellar defense helped the Peninsula boys water polo team to a 10-7 Bay League victory over visiting Redondo on Thursday. Virjee marked the high-scoring Ryan Vint and held him scoreless. “(Ryan) is a great player, but we weren’t going to let one player beat us,” Peninsula coach Albert Garcia said. “Virjee did a great job against him.” Chadwick 10, Whittier 9: Tai McDermott scored six goals while Steve Sinclair added six saves to lead visiting Chadwick (7-5). Girls volleyball Lauren Costa had 32 assists for host Mary Star in a 28-26, 25-13, 22-25, 25-19 Camino Real League victory over Serra. Ashley Eppler added 12 kills and six aces for Mary Star (10-6, 1-1). Seini Tukutau led Serra (8-3, 1-1) with 22 kills, three digs and two aces. In the Marine League … Carson 3, Narbonne 2: Kristiana Tuaniga had 26 kills, 10 digs and four blocks as visiting Carson won, 25-20, 20-25, 14-25, 25-19, 15-8. Stefanie Mahaley had 13 kills, 10 digs for Carson (6-1, 4-1). Narbonne fell to 3-3, 3-2. Gardena 3, Washington 0: Naomi Lima had 10 aces in a 25-11, 25-18, 25-13 victory for host Gardena (2-4, 1-3). San Pedro 3, King-Drew 0: Shannon Miller had 10 kills and four aces to lead San Pedro to a 25-6, 25-18, 25-18 sweep. Marissa Bubica had 20 assists and seven aces for host San Pedro (5-1, 5-0). In the Pioneer League … North Torrance 3, Lawndale 0: Ashleigh Gideon had eight kills and 12 digs as North swept at home, 25-5, 25-8, 25-16. Alex Garcia had seven kills and three blocks for North (13-3, 2-0). El Segundo 3, Centennial 0: Amanda Eden served for 11 straight points as host El Segundo (2-5, 1-1) rolled, 25-8, 25-6, 25-6. In the Del Rey League … Kelly Omatsu had 16 kills and 19 digs in a 25-18, 22-25, 25-10, 25-20 win for host Bishop Montgomery (13-6, 2-0). Sarah Prather recorded 12 kills and 19 digs. Kristina Cruz had 47 assists and 13 digs. Girls tennis Banning singles player Cristina Alvarado clinched a 4-3 Marine League win over San Pedro with an 8-1 victory. Kasey Tate, Ronnie Bunn and Stephanie Flores all won in singles for San Pedro (2-2, 2-2). Banning is (4-1, 3-1). Also in the Marine League … Carson 6, Narbonne 1: Theresa Macias and Marilyn Nguyen won, 8-0, in doubles to lead Carson (7-1, 4-0). Eleonor Fernandez won her singles set, 8-0, for Carson. In the Pioneer League … El Segundo 14, Torrance 4: Hazuki Onaga swept her three singles sets without losing a game for host El Segundo (6-3, 1-1). El Segundo’s doubles team of Elisa Buckner and Jamie Burkhard and singles player Amy Romeo also swept. Torrance is 0-2 in league. South Torrance 10, North Torrance 8: Jessica Ly and Maggie Chiodo swept their three doubles sets, 7-5, 6-4, 6-1 to lead host South (5-7, 2-0). Bea Palileo won her three singles sets, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5, for North (6-4, 1-1). In the Bay League … Palos Verdes 17, West Torrance 1: Tiffany Jue swept her singles sets at love for visiting Palos Verdes (7-2, 2-0). West is 0-3 in league. In the Del Ray League … Bishop Montgomery 17, La Salle 1: Danielle Butler swept all three of her singles sets at love for host Bishop Montgomery (5-1, 4-0). JC women’s soccer Jamie Tribble and Stephanie Hall each scored two goals to lead host El Camino to a 7-0 nonleague victory over Imperial Valley. Samantha Domenick had three saves for El Camino (11-2-1, 2-0). Boys cross country Pablo Rosales’ 17-minute, 52-second first-place finish at the 3.1-mile Peck Park course helped San Pedro (4-0, 2-0) take first with 15 points at a three-way Marine League meet. Carson and Gardena both had 50 points. In another Marine League meet … Narbonne 15, Banning 50, Washington 50: Robert Gomez took first place at 17 minutes, 23 seconds to lead Narbonne. Girls cross country Maggie Tortoledo completed the 3.1-mile course in 21 minutes, 39 seconds to take first overall and help San Pedro to a first-place finish at a three-way Marine League meet at Peck Park. San Pedro finished with 15 points and Gardena and Carson each finished with 50. In other Marine League meets … Narbonne 15, Banning 50, Washington 50: Cindy Padilla took first place at 22 minutes, 24 seconds for Narbonne.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!