England smashed the record for the highest run-chase in a World T20 event, as well as put up their own highest score in a T20I, as they beat South Africa by three wickets in Mumbai, watched by Chetan Narula.
Joe Root notched his second highest Twenty20 International score as he belted four sixes and six fours in his 44-ball knock of 83 runs as England overhauled South Africa’s target of 230 runs in 19.4 overs to complete a thrilling two-wicket victory in the Super 10 Group 1 encounter of the ICC World T20 in Mumbai.
Charlotte Edwards led the way with a fluent fifty at the top of the order as England Women posted 153 for seven and went on to claim a 36-run victory over Bangladesh Women in the Group B encounter of the ICC Women's World Twenty20.
Chris Gayle struck a 47-ball hundred, his second T20I century, as England’s bowling attack was shredded down in Mumbai, with West Indies comfortably chasing down a tall order of 183 runs as Chetan Narula looked on.
Led by a collective batting effort, England resisted a hat-trick from David Willey and a half-century from Jay Bista to win the ICC World Twenty20 warm-up game against Mumbai CA XI at the Brabourne Stadium by 14 runs.
Three of the five World Cups have been won by sub-continental teams. There is a good chance the sixth edition of the tournament that goes underway from 8th March will also be won by a sub-continental team, hosts India.