Andre Fletcher's superb innings steered West Indies home ©Getty Images

West Indies made it two victories out of two at the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 in India as they eased past defending champions Sri Lanka by seven wickets today.

After Chris Gayle's magical century downed England in their first match of the Super 10s phase, this time the bowlers came to the fore as the Sri Lankans were restricted to just 122-9 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

Legbreak bowler Samuel Badree was the best with the ball as he finished with figures of 3-12.

The holders, who lost the toss and were asked to bat, could not get going with 40 from number seven Thisara Perera their best contribution.

His innings came from 29 balls but his side could not post a competitive total as they managed just three sixes.

In reply, there were to be no Gayle fireworks as the big hitting opener tweaked his hamstring and opted to drop down the order.

He was not required as Andre Fletcher took on batting responsibilities with aplomb, smashing an unbeaten 84 from 64 balls as his side reached their target with ten balls to spare.

It means that West Indies are the only side to have won both of their opening matches in Group One, with two places available in the semi-finals.

The bowling of Chris Morris helped restrict Afghanistan
The bowling of Chris Morris helped restrict Afghanistan ©Getty Images

They sit top of the standings, ahead of South Africa who bounced back from their dramatic opening defeat to England by beating a plucky Afghanistan by 37 runs at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

AB de Villiers smashed 64 from just 29 balls as South Africa, who chose to bat, registered a massive 209-5.

There were some fears that Afghanistan, the only non Test nation in the group, would replicate England's mammoth winning run chase when opener Mohammad Shahzad whacked 44 runs from 19 balls.

He was eventually bowled by Chris Morris though after an opening stand of 52, and the innings could not keep up with the rate.

Morris finished with figures of 4-27 to claim the man-of-the-match prize as Afghanistan were bowled out for 172.

In the women's competition, West Indies posted 148-4 in Chennai and then bowled out Bangladesh for 99 to win by 49 runs in Group B.

Like their male counterparts, they sit top with two victories from two.

In Group A, Sri Lanka's 129-7 saw them edge past Ireland, who managed 115-8, by 14 runs in Mohali.

This saw the Sri Lankans recover from their opening defeat to current table toppers New Zealand.