India vs West Indies 4th T20I Highlights: Jaiswal, Gill help India cruise to series-levelling win
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Highlights: Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal have blown the West Indies bowlers out of the park by putting up a century-stand as India chase a target of 179. Both players have scored half centuries. They ended up equalling the record for the highest ever T20I opening partnership for India before Gill fell on 77 off 47 balls. The opening partnership ended up producing 165 runs. Jaiswal carried on and finished unbeaten on 84 off 51 as India ended up winning the match by nine wickets. Earlier, Shimron Hetmyer's half century helped the West Indies set up a total of 178/8. West Indies scored 57 runs in the last five overs largely thanks to Hetmyer, who returned to form by scoring a 39-ball 61.
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: India beat the West Indies by 9 wickets
A bye off a wide delivery finished the job for India. A dominant, dominant win for them and they have now levelled the series 2-2. Jaiswal finishes unbeaten on 84 off 51, Varma at the other end on 7 off five. Jaiswal is making some very loud noises at the start of his career in all formats of the game. He was not selected in the ODI series, or else he may as well have got a century in that series as well. Shubman Gill had scored a half-century in the last ODI over the course of what has otherwise been a pretty ordinary tour for him but this innings was by far his best in this lean period. He gives a reminder of what he can do. Considering his best has mostly come in India and the World Cup this year is also going to be held in India, this innings will pretty much do away with any doubts over his credentials to be included in that squad.
India vs West Indies Live score: India 170/1 in 16 overs
Jaiswal flashes at the last ball of that over and beats shirt third to go to 83 off 48. He has Tilak Varma at the other end.
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: GONE! Gill's epic ends!
A wicket at last for West Indies, Gill edges behind off Romario Shepherd. The partnership ends on 165, which is the joint-highest opening stand of all time for India in T20Is.
Gill c Hope b Shepherd 77 (47), India 165/1 in 15.3 overs
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: India 157/0 in 15 overs
Jaiswal on 79 off 47, Gill on 59 off 44. We are starting to enter record territories now. First of all, this is now India's third highest opening partnership in T20Is
India vs West Indies Live score: FOUR AND SIX! India 151/0
India need 28 to win from 36. Jaiswal is just unstoppable. McCoy goes full outside off, Jaiswal gets a thick edge past the keeper. Then he hammers the last ball over the bowler's head for a six.
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: SIX! India 138/0 in 13 overs
Jaiswal sends Smith flying off the last ball of that over. That is deposited past cow corner. He moves to 67 off 40, Gill on 63 off 39. India need 41 to win off 42 so chances of either of these batters scoring centuries getting slimmer with every boundary they hit.
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: Gill overturns an LBW decision!
Just no respite here for the West Indies. They had gone up after the fourth ball of the 13th from Smith and the umpire raised his finger. Gill reviewed immediately. There was no bat though but the ball is missing leg stump.
India vs West Indies Live score: SIX! Now Gill has some fun
Gill flicks the first ball of the 13th bowled by Odean Smith over fine leg and sends the ball sailing over the boundary. He moves to 61 off 36, Jaiswal is on 61 off 38. What an innings these two young openers have played thus far.
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: SIX! Jaiswal rampaging
Akeal Hosein had bowled a good spell before this and was looking to close it out but Jaiswal whips out the reverse sweep and sends the ball sailing to the boundary. India are 123/0, need 56 to win from 48. Jaiswal has moved to 61 off 38, Gill is on 55 off 35.
India vs West Indies Live score: FOUR! 50 for Jaiswal!
It has come in 33 balls. Powell had overstepped and this was a free hit delivery. Jaiswal shuffles all the way across, gets low and scoops it over backward square leg. That is a maiden T20I half century for Jaiswal. A lot of these West Indies players had played in the IPL this year and so they are more than aware just how dangerous Jaiswal can be in this format.
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: 50 for Gill!
His first T20I fifty, although technically this is the second time he has gone past that mark. But when he had done so for the first time in his career, ended up converting that into a century. It has come in 30 balls
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: 10 overs done, India 100/0
Gill on 47 off 31, Gill on 49 off 29. This is India's first 100-run stand in the format since September 2022.
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: FOUR! India 84/0 in 8 overs
Fantastic placement there from Gill, length ball from Hosein, Gill jabs it between long on and deep midwicket.
India vs West Indies Live score: India 66/0 in 6 overs
Gill is on 30 off 17, Jaiswal on 33 off 19. Well India have turned around their opening partnership woes and then some here. The two young openers have got them off to a flier here.
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: BACK TO BACK FOURS! 50 up for India!
Jaiswal hits the fifth ball of the fifth over through extra cover. Then he goes unconventional, moves across the stumpos for the next ball and scoops it over fine leg for four more. He has raced to 33 off 19, that debut innings was a false start after all.
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: Gill joins the party
After watching Jaiswal go bang-bang against the pacers, Gill decided to join the party as he smashed McCoy for a six over midwicket. Nine runs came off the over.
India 37/0 in 4 overs
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: Jaiswal shows no mercy to Holder
Jason Holder gets the same treatment that Obed McCoy got in the first over as Jaiswal smashed him for three boundaries - first carved behind square on the off side, second one driven through cover and the last one was drilled through extra cover as 12 runs came off it.
India 28/0 in 3 overs
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: Akeal Hosein into the attack
India had started off with a left-arm spinner in Axar Patel. West Indies bring in Akeal for the second over and only six runs came off it.
India 16/0 in 2 overs
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: Jaiswal starts off with a boundary
Ohh...what a start! Short and wide from McCoy and Jaiswal steered it past square on off side for a boundary. And then ended the over with a boundary as well. Wide and half-volley from the pacer as the youngster smashed the slower one over mid-off for a boundary.
India 10/0 in 1 over
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: Can India pull off this chase of 179?
India openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill make their way out to the middle with Obed McCoy set to kick off the proceedings for West Indies with the ball.
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: Shai Hope speaks
"Thought we started well. We didn't do ourselves justice in the middle but good job from Hettie. We could be 10-15 short but confident of defending this. The mindset was positive, Hettie came along and made things easier for me. Was waiting for my opportunity, always want to play all formats. We always think we have enough, time will tell."
India vs West Indies Live score: West Indies 178/8 in 20 overs
Odean Smith ends the innings with a six. India will have to break the record for the highest succesfull run chase on this ground if they are to level this series now. They conceded 57 runs in the last five overs.
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: GONE! Arshdeep gets Hetmyer
Hetmyer can't quite get the connection and Tilak takes a brilliant catch running in from long on. He dives forward and claims the catch, the umpires decide to send it upstairs. The third umpire deems that Varma had his fingers underneath the ball and so Hetmyer has to go. Arshdeep slowed it up significantly which deceived him.
Hetmyer c Tilak Varma b Arshdeep Singh 61 (39), West Indies 171/8 in 19.2 overs
India vs West Indies Live score: SIX! Hetmyer goes first ball
Hetmyer clears his front leg and hits it with the wind to deep midwicket. Not the greatest of deliveries there from Arshdeep on a length on middle and leg.
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: West Indies 161/7 in 19 overs
Right this is already a good score and Hetmyer can make it much better. Arshdeep Singh bowling the last over.
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: T20I fifty No.5 for Hetmyer
A welcome return to form for Hetmyer here. He has played a patient knock here, playing the situation instead of swinging for the barns regardless of who is bowling. It has come in 35 balls.
India vs West Indies Live score: West Indies 144/7 in 17 overs
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: SIX!
Hetmyer is soldiering on for the West Indies. Kuldeep tosses it up well outside off for the second ball of the 17th, Hetmyer charges down and sends the ball soaring over extra cover.
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: BOWLED HIM!
Mukesh gets a wicket, Holder slightly unlucky there. Full delivery from Mukesh, comes back into Holder. The ball takes an inside edge, hits his pad and then ricochets on to the stumps.
Holder b Mukesh Kumar 3 (4), West Indes 123/7 in 15.3 overs
India vs West Indies Live score: West Indies 121/6 in 15 overs
Hetmyer on 28 off 24, Holder has scored two in two. Mukesh comes back for the 15th.
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: SIX AND OUT!
Shepherd goes big over Axar's head off the first ball of the 15th. Then he falls off the very next ball, although there was the slight danger of a fielder colliding with the wicketkeeper there.
Shepherd c Samson b Patel 9 (6), West Indies 118/6
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: West Indies 112/5 in 14 overs
Mukesh Kumar was brought in for the 14th over and the batters take a single off very ball of that over.
India vs West Indies Live score: GONE! Hopes misses out on a half century
Hope has hit it right down the throat of Axar Patel at long on and Chahal ends the partnership. Tossed up around middle and leg but spinning away a bit. Hope goes for the big one but can't make good contact while moving down the ground.
Hope c Patel b Chahal 45 (29), West Indies 106/5 in 12.5 overs
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: 100 up for West Indies
West Indies are 101/4 in 11.4 overs. They are going at a very good click here. Hetmyer on 22 off 17, Hope on 42 off 21. This partnership is now worth 44 in 28 balls, easily West Indies' highest of the match.
India vs West Indies Live score: FOUR! Off the next ball
Length delivery from Pandya to follow up the first, Hetmyer opens the face of the bat and cuts it behind point.
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: SIX! Hetmyer welcomes Pandya
Hardik Pandya brings himself on for the 12th over and Hetmyer smashes him over his own head first ball. Something for the Indian captain to think about.
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: West Indies 79/4 in 10 overs
Hope is looking absolutely dangerous on 37 off 21, Hetmyer is on five off 10. He had been head and shoulders above the rest of his teammates in the ODI series but this is his first T20I since February last year. He has a point to prove here and so far, he has done much more than a good job.
India vs West Indies Live score: FOUR AND SIX! Hope taking on Chahal
First over of the 10th, Hope steps out to Chahal and lofts the ball over the umpire. Then the next ball is sent soaring over long-off.
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: West Indies 65/4 after 9 overs
The run rate has grinded down to a crawl with just 10 runs being scored in the last three overs. Hope is still out there and at the other end is the out of sorts Shimron Hetmyer. Hope has scored 25 off 17.
India vs West Indies Live score: GONE! Now Kuldeep gets Powell!
Two of the most effective batters thus far in the series for the West Indies have both fallen in the same over. He had almost edged the previous delivery. This time the googly gets him. Powell tries to work it leg side but it spins away from him, leading edge and the ball flies to Gill at slip.
Powell c Shubman Gill b Kuldeep Yadav 1 (3), West Indies 57/4 in 6.5 overs
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: GONE! Kuldeep gets Pooran!
Kuldeep comes in after the end of the powerplay and has taken possibly the biggest wicket of the match with his very first ball. Pooran takes him on, tries to go down the ground but ends up putting it down long-on's throat.
Pooran c Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav 1 (3), West Indies 55/3 in 6.1 overs
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: OUT! Fantastic catch by Kuldeep
Arshdeep Singh again who gets the wicket for India.
King c Kuldeep b Arshdeep, West Indies 54/2 in 5.4 overs
India vs West Indies Live score: SIX! West Indies 48/1 in 5 overs
Hope moves to 19 off 121, King on 12 off 12. The West Indies ODI captain is looking good today. Hits the last ball from that Axar Patel over over mid-on.
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: West Indies 36/1 in 4 overs
Brandon King on 11 off 9, Shai Hope, who is in at No.3 for West Indies today instead of Johnson Charles, has scored a run a ball 8.
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: SIX!
Chahal replacing Axar in the fourth over, tosses up the second, King comes down the track and hits it over the bowler's head. Glorious shot.
India vs West Indies Live score: GONE! Arshdeep gets the first!
Oh a terrible dismissal there for Mayers, he has been bounced out by Arshdeep. Short delivery, Mayers shapes up for an uppercut and ends up nicely dabbing it to wicketkeeper Sanju Samson.
Mayers c Samson b Arshdeep Singh 17 (7), West Indies 19/1 in 1.4 overs
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: SIX! Off the third ball of the match!
Mayers steps out to Axar and mows him over midwicket. The first boundary of the match is a six.
India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live: The players are out
Axar Patel is bowling the first over, Kyle Mayers facing up with Brandon King at the other end. Here we go then!
India vs West Indies Live score: Darren Sammy talks!
"When I took up this post I understood the assignment. It's similar to when I was captain, where we were as a team. Now it's about making sure I have the tools around me to shift that needle. Obviously missing out on the World Cup is a disappointment. With T20s, it's much better because we have experienced and seasoned guys. The importance of winning, especially against India, coming in after the last couple of months we had, I think this is very important. This group, moving forward, building confidence especially in this format, knowing that we are capable of beating better sides and understanding that is a massive, massive step for us."
IND vs WI 4th T20I Live Score: What Rovman Powell said
"We are gonna bat first, looks a very good surface, we want to put up some runs on the board and try to defend it. I think it is an opportunity for us to win a series against a big team like India and the boys are excited about it. Jason Holder is in, Shai Hope comes in for Johnson Charles, Odean Smith comes in for Roston Chase."