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Monday , March 24 , 2014
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130 or 131, confusion over target

Dhaka: The Indian innings got off to a delayed start following a confusion over the target on Sunday evening.

The stoppage lasted for about 10 minutes with the West Indies players and the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma waiting in the middle.

The confusion revolved around India’s target — 130 or 131. It was the result of a no-ball bowled by Ravindra Jadeja in the 18th over. Lendl Simmons was given out caught in the deep, but the decision was later reversed after TV replays showed Jadeja had overstepped.

Finally the target was settled to 130. Both teams, however, took it in the right spirit.

“We weren’t sure whether we were defending 130 or 131. If the match had ended in a tie, it would have made a difference. It didn’t affect the game anyway today,” said Darren Sammy.