ICC World Twenty20 2009 - Group E
India 153-7 (Yuvraj Singh 67, D J Bravo 4-38) v West Indies 156-3 (D J Bravo 66 no)
West Indies beat India by 7 wkts
Dwayne Bravo took 4-38 and hit an unbeaten 66 to lead West Indies to a seven-wicket success over India at the ICC World Twenty20.
India were restricted to a total of 153-7 after opting to bat first on a quick Lord's wicket, despite Yuvraj Singh's 67 off 43 balls.
It could have been much worse for the defending champions, who stumbled to 66-4 in the 13th over before Yuvraj and Yusuf Pathan revived the innings.
The big-hitting fifth-wicket pair put on 64 in just 5.3 overs to ensure their side reached a competitive total.
And India looked favourites when Yusuf removed dangerman Chris Gayle for 22 to leave West Indies 42-2 in the eighth over of their run chase.
But Bravo, promoted up the order to number four, shared rapid half-century partnerships with Lendl Simmons and Shivnarine Chanderpaul as West Indies completed victory with eight balls to spare.
The Trinidad all-rounder sealed the result by lofting Zaheer Khan over long-off for his third six.
Gayle, who returned to West Indies' line-up in place of Xavier Marshall in the only change to the side that lost to Sri Lanka last Wednesday, failed to fire at the top of the order as India's bowlers initially dried up the runs.
His opening partner Andre Fletcher picked out mid-off for a duck in the second over of the run chase.
Gayle found the boundary four times but was otherwise becalmed on his way to 22 off 28 balls and the Jamaican's departure, caught off a top-edged pull by Zaheer at fine-leg off Yusuf's medium pace, left West Indies in trouble with the required rate spiralling.
But Bravo's ability to manipulate the ball all around the wicket, married to his awesome striking, turned things around.
The match was finished in a hurry as Bravo and veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul (18no) blitzed 47 runs in the final 3.4 overs.
Having set up that late dash in a cunning alliance with Simmons, Bravo made the most of being afforded a life on 27 moments before his third-wicket partner holed out for 44.
A mix-up should have resulted in Bravo being run out by Mahendra Singh Dhoni but the India wicketkeeper's failure to gather with the stumps at his mercy proved crucial.
Later in the same over, Bravo lofted the first of his three sixes and the second, a steepler over long-off in the 17th over, sent down by fast bowler Ishant Sharma, virtually sealed the contest.
A total of 16 runs came off that Ishant over and Harbhajan Singh - who bowled a maiden in the powerplay period - was taken for 15 in the next to leave eight required from the final 12 balls.
Only four further deliveries were required as Bravo went big for the third time to finish proceedings in style.
Earlier, Yuvraj's blistering late assault had allowed India to recover from a poor start.
The fall of three wickets inside the powerplay overs forced Dhoni's men to readjust their sights on a pitch which Sri Lanka and Pakistan also struggled to score fluently on earlier in the day.
Openers Rohit Sharma (5) and Gautam Gambhir (14) were both undone by miscued pulls - the latter to a brilliant running catch, taken over his head, by Simmons.
When captain Dhoni (11) drilled straight to deep cover, West Indies would have harboured hopes of chasing something closer to a run-a-ball.
But Yuvraj opened his shoulders to stunning effect during a quickfire half-century stand with Yusuf.
The most audacious stroke came off Jerome Taylor (0-44) when Yuvraj whipped a full delivery off the stumps over the rope at deep midwicket.
Yusuf, whose own cameo reaped three fours and a six, perished in the final over when he picked out Simmons in the deep for 31.
But Harbhajan (12no) added a late flourish by finding the boundary with the final three deliveries.
West Indies face South Africa on Saturday with the winner almost certain of a place in the semi-final, while India's next assignment is against England on Sunday with both sides needing to win after losing their respective Group E openers.