India vs West Indies 1st T20I Highlights: India win by six wickets, take 1-0 lead

Updated on Feb 16, 2022 11:01 PM IST

India vs West Indies 1st T20I Highlights: Suryakumar returned unbeaten on 34(18) while Iyer scored 24(13) as India chased down the 158-run target with seven balls to spare.

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India vs West Indies Highlights: Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer stitched 48 runs for the fifth wicket as India defeated West Indies by six wickets in the first T20I in Kolkata on Wednesday. Suryakumar returned unbeaten on 34(18) while Iyer scored 24(13) as India chased down the 158-run target with seven balls to spare. After inviting West Indies to bat first the visitors piled 157/7 in 20 overs. In response, India raced to 50 in the first 5 overs. Ishan Kishan was slow off the blocks but he picked up his pace after Rohit Sharma smashed Odean Smith for 22 runs in one over. Their stand came to an end on 64 as Roston Chase got the wicket of Rohit (40 off 19). Following his dismissal, India lost three wickets in quick succession in the form of Virat Kohli, Kishan and Rishabh Pant. However, another impressive show by Suryakumar helped India close the contest comfortably in the end. Earlier in the first innings, Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Brandon King to give an early breakthrough. Then, Kyle Mayers and Nicholas Pooran dealt in boundaries to take the visitors past 50 inside 7 overs. However, Yuzvendra Chahal snapped that stand by dismissing Kyle Mayers on 34 At the halfway stage, WI reached 71/2. The scoreline became 74/4 after 11 overs as debutant Ravi Bishnoi bagged two wickets in the same over- dismissing Powell (2) and Chase (4). A couple of overs later, Deepak Chahar came back to scalp Akeal Hosein's wicket. Pooran breathed life into the innings as he notched up a brilliant half-century. He was then dismissed by Harshal Patel on 61, who also bowled a brilliant final over to help India restrict West Indies to 157/7 in 20 overs. Follow the Highlights of IND vs WI 1st T20I

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  • Feb 16, 2022 10:48 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st T20I: Venkatesh Iyer finishes in style

    Suryakumar smashes Fabian Allen for a four and Venkatesh Iyer then wraps up the proceedings with a cracking six. India chase down the 158-run target with seven balls to spare. Suryakumar returns unbeaten on 34(18) while Iyer scored 24(13) as India win by six wickets.

  • Feb 16, 2022 10:44 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st T20I: Poor by Romario Shepherd

    The pressure is clearly on the West Indies bowler. Romario Shepherd fails to control his length and ends up bowling a juicy full-toss in the final delivery of the 18th over. Venkatesh Iyer doesn't miss out on the freebie and smokes a cracking four towards the long-on region. IND 149-4 (18 overs)

  • Feb 16, 2022 10:40 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st T20I: Suryakumar dominates Cottrell

    Sheldon Cottrell is smashed for a four and a six  in his final two balls of the 17th over. With this he also completes his four-over quota, in which he conceded 35 runs and plucked one wicket. IND: 139/4 (17 overs)

  • Feb 16, 2022 10:34 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st T20I: All eyes on Venkatesh Iyer

    With Pant gone, the onus now falls on Suryakumar and Venkatesh Iyer to guide India home. The pair have so far added 11 off 8 balls as India reach 126/4 after 16 overs. 

  • Feb 16, 2022 10:29 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st T20I: Time for Sheldon Cottrell's salute

    It's time for Sheldon Cottrell's salute as Rishabh Pant fails to get the desired connection. His mistimed shot goes straight to Odean Smith inside the 30-yard-circle. Pant departs after scoring eight from the same number of balls. IND: 120/4 (15 overs)

  • Feb 16, 2022 10:21 PM IST

    IND vs WI: Pant, SKY take charge

    The chase is getting intense as India's run-rate has dropped. Meanwhile, the new batters Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav have taken the charge in the middle. 

    Meanwhile, Suryakumar gets India the much-needed boundary as he hits a short delivery by Odean Smith over Nicholas Pooran for a boundary. Nine runs come off the over as India reach 112-3 (14 overs)

  • Feb 16, 2022 10:14 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st T20I: India lose two quick wickets

    India lose two quick wickets as Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli depart in quick succession. Roston Chase dismissed Ishan on 35(42) in the final delivery of the 12th over. While Kohli falls to Fabian Allen on 17(13) in the following over as India reach 103/3 after 13 overs. 

  • Feb 16, 2022 10:05 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st T20I: Classy from Kohli!

    Virat Kohli dances down the track against Akeal Hosein and connects it well. The ball goes over the bowler's head and lands just before the boundary ropes before going for a four. Kohli is in some mood as 9 runs come in the previous over. IND: 89/1 (11 overs) 

  • Feb 16, 2022 09:58 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st T20I: Run-out opportunity! 

    Roston Chase starts off with a quicker delivery as it hits Ishan Kishan's knee roll. There's a huge appeal against the batter as he tries to steal a quick single but there's hesitation between him and Kohli. But fortunate for Kishan as the fielder throws it at the bowler's end. 

    Meanwhile, Kishan smashes Chase for a cracking four towards deep extra-cover in the fourth delivery as 7 runs come off the over. IND: 80/1 (10 overs)

  • Feb 16, 2022 09:54 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st T20I: Kohli deals in singles and doubles

    Kohli starts off on a cautious note as he currently deals in singles and doubles. A total of 8 runs come in the 9th over. IND: 73/1 (9 overs) 

  • Feb 16, 2022 09:48 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: OUT, ROHIT FALLS

    OUT! IN THE AIR…AND…CAUGHT! Roston Chase strikes as he removes the Indian skipper. He fires it into Rohit's pads and the batter was rushed into the shot. He goes for a huge hoick up ends up holing out Oden Smith at deep mid-wicket.

    A fabulous knock of 40 runs off just 19 balls, comes to an end.

    IND are 64/1 after 7.3 overs.

    Virat Kohli is the new batter in

  • Feb 16, 2022 09:44 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score: Much better from Akeal

    5 singles from the over.

    IND are 63/0 after 7 overs.

  • Feb 16, 2022 09:40 PM IST

    IND vs WI: Change in the attack

    Roston Chase starts well giving just 1 run from the over

    IND are 58/0 after 6 overs.

  • Feb 16, 2022 09:37 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: India bring up 50 in no time

    Change in the attack! Akeal Hosein is brought on

    FOUR! Ishan sweeps Akeal for 4

    FOUR! Shorter this time and Ishan whips it behind square on the leg side for 4.

    FOUR! Rohit Sharma sweeps Akeal Hosein behind deep backward square leg for 4.

    IND are 57/0 after 5 overs.

  • Feb 16, 2022 09:31 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma hits 22 off Odean Smith's over

    FOUR! WHAT A QUICK OUTFIELD!  Odean drifts down leg and Rohit Shar,a gently flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball beats the fielder to the fence

    SIX! Short ball and the ball flies off the top edge and over the keeper for 6.

    FOUR! AND IT GETS BETTER! Rohit loves batting at the Eden and this is why. On length, Rohit presents the full face of the bat and drives it past mid-off for 4

    SIX! SHORT AND IT'S PULLED FOR SIX. 22 OF THE OVER

    IND are 44/0 after 4 overs

  • Feb 16, 2022 09:25 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score: Ishan Kishan takes on Sheldon Cottrell

    FOUR! FOUR! SHOT AND THAT'S THE ISHAN ISHAN WE KNOW!

    He hits two boundaries in the over, including a brilliant square cut behind backward point for 4.

    IND are 22/0 after 3 overs

  • Feb 16, 2022 09:24 PM IST

    IND vs WI: Romario Shepherd introduced into the attack

    SIX! It was a quiet over until the final ball. Romaria strays onto Rohit's pads and he flicks the ball over deep square leg for 6

    IND are 11/0 after 2 overs

  • Feb 16, 2022 09:16 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: Both players are off the mark

    Rohit Sharma is off the mark with a single while Ishan Kishan begins with a double

    IND are 3/0 after 1 over

  • Feb 16, 2022 09:13 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score: Welcome back

    Openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan begin Team India's chase of 158 in 120 balls

    Sheldon Cottrell is opening the attack for West Indies

  • Feb 16, 2022 09:02 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score- WI put 157/7 in 20 overs

    India have been set a target of 158 in 20 overs

  • Feb 16, 2022 08:55 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: LAST OVER

    19.1- FOUR! Slower bouncer but he goes too straight. Pollard manages it hit over the short fine leg fielder for 4.

    19.2- 1 RUN!

    19.3- 1 RUN!

    19.4- 1 RUN!

    19.5- 2 RUNS!

    19.6 OUT! WHAT A CATCH FROM SKIPPER ROHIT SHARMA! Another slower ball and Odean chips it in the air. Rohit runs towards mid-on and avoid clashing with the incoming Suryakumar Yadav to complete a great catch

  • Feb 16, 2022 08:54 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score: Pollard goes big

    SIX! Bhuvneshwar Kumar is welcomed back with a huge six by Pollard over deep mid-wicket

    WI are 157/6 after 19 overs

  • Feb 16, 2022 08:47 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: HARSHAL PATEL REMOVES POORAN

    FOUR! THAT IS HIT FOR A SIX IN UTTER DISDAIN! Absolutely no respect for the ball. Harshal Patel bowls the slower delivery into the slot from around the wicket. Pooran picks it up and tonks it well over the long on fence.

    OUT! AND HE GETS THE MAN, EVENTUALLY! Another off cutter into the slot. But since it's outside off, Pooran fails to time it properly and is caught by Kohli at long off.

    He is fone for 61 off 43 balls.

    WI are 135/6 after 18 overs

    Odean Smith is the new man in

  • Feb 16, 2022 08:40 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score: 50 for Nicholas Pooran

    SIX! From around the wicket, Chahal floats it up and Pooran deposits the ball into the stands over cow corner off the slog sweep.

    FOUR! 50 FOR NICHOLAS POORAN! Short and wide and Pooran guides it past short third man for 4.

    FOUR! Rohit and Chahal cannot believe it. Pollard goes for his trademark heave to long on. Venkatesh Iyer is stationed there and should have caught it on one bounce. However, the ball crosses the cushions. 

    He is now receiving some treatment as he seems to be hurt on his wrist

    WI are 125/5 after 17 overs

  • Feb 16, 2022 08:35 PM IST

    100 up for West Indies

    12 from Bishnoi's last over.

    WI are 108/5 after 17 overs

  • Feb 16, 2022 08:26 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score: 5 overs left

    Brilliant comeback from Chahal, as he concedes just 2 runs.

    WI are 96/5 with 5 overs to go

  • Feb 16, 2022 08:22 PM IST

    Deepak Chahar returns AND HE REMOVES AKEAL HOSEIN

    SIX! short of length and Hosein hammers it down the ground

    OUT! He makes room and looks to thwart the bouncer on the pull shot but the ball balloons off the top edge and Chahar does well to run to his left and complete the catch

    WI are 94/5 after 14 overs

    Kieron Pollard is the new man in

  • Feb 16, 2022 08:19 PM IST

    IND vs WI: Bishnoi continue to impress

    3 off Bishnoi's next over.

    WI are 78/4 after 12 overs

  • Feb 16, 2022 08:13 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: Venkatesh Iyer introduced

    4 off the over.

    WI are 78/4 after 12 overs

  • Feb 16, 2022 08:10 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score: BISHNOI HAS 2 IN ONE OVER

    OUT! ONE BRINGS TWO! Powell, after playing a paddle sweep to get off the mark with a double, takes on Bishnoi but holes to out Venkatesh Iyer at long on.

    Not sure it was a good enough time for him to do so.

    WI are 74/4 after 11 overs.

    Akeal Hosein is the new man in

     

  • Feb 16, 2022 08:05 PM IST

    DEBUTANT RAVI BISHNOI HAS HIS FIRST INTERNATIONAL WICKET

    OUT! THAT'S PLUMB AND BISHNOI IS OFF THE MARK IN INTERNATIONAL CRICKET. A scintillating googly that outfoxes an already-struggling Roston Chase. The umpire raises his index finger quickly.

    Chase reviews it but the Ball Tracker shows it was plumb. Windies also left with 1 review now

    WI are 72-3 after 10.2 overs.

    Rovman Powell is the new man in

  • Feb 16, 2022 08:00 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score

    Ravi Bishnoi is back into the attack from the end.

    Dew is starting to seep in now

  • Feb 16, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: HALFWAY STAGE

    FOUR! Pooran is looking great. short ball and Pooran pulls it over square leg for 4.

    WI are 71-2 . Players will now take drinks

  • Feb 16, 2022 07:51 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score: WI survive DRS call

    HOW'S THAT? NOT-OUT! INDIA REVIEW! Chase looks to paddle sweep the ball is struck on the inner thigh, where there's no padding. Chahal is convinced and somehow manages to force Rohit to go for a review

    UltraEdge shows no bat

    Ball tracker shows the impact is outside off.

    NOT-OUT! India have a review left now

    SIX! Pooran takes on the leg-spinner, rocks onto the back foot and swivel pulls it over the deep square leg fence.

    WI are 63/2 after 9 overs.

  • Feb 16, 2022 07:45 PM IST

    IND vs WI: WHAT AN EVENTFUL OVER FROM RAVI BISHNOI

    HOW'S THAT? NOT-OUT! WIDE GIVEN! INDIA REVIEW! It's all happening in this over. Bishnoi rushing through his over, bowling wides. Then he beats Pooran's bat and on the 5th ball of the over, he believes he has Chase out. 

    Strays down leg and Pant gloves it. Indian team appeals but the umpire gives it wide. Rohit Sharma says, “how can he give it a wide?". 

    Virat Kohli rushes in and says, “there are two noises for sure." With 4 seconds left, Rohit takes the review.

    Replay shows the ball came off the thigh pad. The umpires check for a stumping but Chase is in

    NOT-OUT AND NO WIDE GIVE AS UMPIRE CHANGES HIS DECISION

    WI are 55/2 after 8 overs.

  • Feb 16, 2022 07:39 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: Debutant Ravi Bishnoi on

    And Bishnoi is on for his first over in international cricket

  • Feb 16, 2022 07:37 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: Error from debutant Bishnoi BUT CHAHAL REMOVES MAYERS

    The moment the PowerPlay is over, Rohit Sharma brings on spinner Yuzvendra Chahal!

    SIX! Oh, have to feel for Ravi Bishnoi but it's an error in judgement from the debutant. Tossed up and Pooran takes him on immediately. Bishnoi runs to his left from long-off and does so well to grab the ball. But he ends up jogging back onto the cushions. ROHIT ISN'T HAPPY

    HOW'S THAT? OUT! Kyle Mayers takes his time before reviewing it. Length ball digged in straight. Mayers misses the sweep and is struck on the back thigh pad. Looks out but the impact could be an issue.

    UltraEdge shows no bat. Ball tracker shows the ball is in line and is clipping top of off

    WI are 51-2 after 6.5 overs as Mayers is gone for 34

    Roston Chase is the new batter in

  • Feb 16, 2022 07:30 PM IST

    Kyle Mayers already into the 30s

    FOUR! Down on one knee, Mayers went for a wild hoick, threw the kitchen sink at it. The ball flew over the keeper off the offside edge for 4.

    WI are 44/1 after 6 overs

  • Feb 16, 2022 07:29 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: Harshal Patel introduced

    Harshal Patel has been introduced into the attack

  • Feb 16, 2022 07:25 PM IST

    IND vs WI: Kyle Mayers keeps the run-rate going

    FOUR!  Short ball but Mayers is equal to it. He pulls it over mid-on for 4.

    FOUR! So much Chris Gayle in that shot. Makes room, dances down the pitch and drives it through cover for 4.

    WI are 35/1 after 5 overs.

  • Feb 16, 2022 07:21 PM IST

    Nichola Pooran tonks Deepak Chahar for a huge six

    SIX! GOING…GOING…GONE! Looks like WI batters have decided to go big in the Powerplay. Well, they have the depth to take care of early wickets. Pitched o length and Poora launches it high into the night sky and into the deep mid-wicket stands.

    WI are 26/1 after 4 overs

  • Feb 16, 2022 07:17 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live: Mayers off to a strong start

    FOUR! MAYERS ONLY DEALING IN BOUNDARIES! Bhuvi bowls straight and there is some length on offer. Mayers stays put and plays a lovely pick-up shot to pick up another boundary through the deep mid-wicket region.

    WI are 17/1 after 3 overs

  • Feb 16, 2022 07:12 PM IST

    India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live: Deepak Chahar is sharing the new ball

    Deepak Chahar is operating from the other end

    FOUR! His ball in an inswinger and Kyle Mayers is off the mark with a boundary. He looked to hit the ball through the off side but the ball ran to the deep mid-wicket fence off the inside part of the bat for 4

    FOUR! Mayers ends the over in the same way he started it. This time, he walks across to his off stump and looked to play it through off. Once again, the ball raced to the square-leg fence off the inside half of the bat.

    WI are 12/1 after 2 overs

  • Feb 16, 2022 07:05 PM IST

    India vs West Indies 1st T20: Bhuvneshwar strikes in first over

    FOUR! After testing King's outside edge with a lovely outswinger, Bhuvneshwar Kumar goes short and wide and King obliges by slapping the ball, in utter disdain, through cover-point for 4. WOW

    TOP NUT! Absolute unplayable. Takes off after pitching in line and swings past King's edge

    GONE! AND NEXT BALL, HE'S GONE! Excellent bowling by Bhuvi. After being beaten by swing, King looks to walk down the track to counter the swing but the ball shapes away, catches the shoulder of the bat and goes into the hands of Suryakumar Yadav at backward point

    Nicholas Pooran is the new man in

    WI are 4/0 after 1 over

  • Feb 16, 2022 07:00 PM IST

     

    India vs West Indies Live: LET'S PLAY!

    West Indies openers Brandon King and Kyle Mayers have walked out to open

     Bhuvneshwar Kumar to open the attack for India.

    After Windies players take the knee and Indian players place their hands on their hearts, it's time to play

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:56 PM IST

    IND vs WI: National Anthems time

    The players are now lined-up for the national anthem. 

    Windies' first followed by India's

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:53 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: WI's recent form guide

    vs Eng: Won by  17 runs

    vs Eng: Lost by 34 runs

    vs Eng: Won by 20 runs

    vs Eng: Lost by 1 run

    vs Eng: Won by 9 wickets

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:51 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: India's form guide

    vs NZ- Won by 73 runs

    vs NZ- Won by 7 wickets

    vs NZ- Won by 5 wickets

    vs NAM- Won by 9 wickets

    vs SCO- Won by 8 wickets

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:49 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Cricket Score: Some upcoming milestones for players across both sides

    76: Rohit Sharma is 76 runs away from becoming the 2nd highest run-getter against an opponent in T20Is by surpassing Aaron Finch’s tally of 594 runs against England.

    • 50: Sheldon Cottrell is 4 wickets away from completing 50 wickets in T20Is.

    • 50: Rohit Sharma is 5 catches away from completing 50 catches in T20Is.

    • 1000: The pair of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma is 58 runs away from completing 1000 runs as a pair in T20Is.

    • 1000: Harshal Patel is 51 runs away from completing 1000 runs across T20s.

    • 150: Shardul Thakur is 5 wickets away from completing 150 wickets across T20s.

    • 100: Suryakumar Yadav is 2 catches away from completing 100 catches across T20s.

    • 1000: Shai Hope is 29 runs away from completing 1000 runs in T20Is.

    • 1000: Kyle Mayers is 54 runs away from completing 1000 runs in T20Is.

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:47 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Updates: No ‘Kul-Cha’ reunion yet

    Well, what do you make of the Playing XIs. Surprised to see Shreyas Iyer missing?

    Moreover, the moment Ravi Bishnoi's debut was announced, we knew either of Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal would be missing. Today, it's Kuldeep

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:42 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st T20: West Indies' Playing XI

    Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran(w), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard(c), Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:37 PM IST

    IND vs WI Live: India's Playing XI

    Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:37 PM IST

    IND vs WI Live Score: Kieron Pollard at the thoss

    "The toss is 50-50, we have to bat and we have to bat well. Body is good. Had a niggle in my left knee, worked with the physio in the gym and let's see what happens tonight. We try to stay in the present, what happened in the weekend is done and dusted. We had a conversation about it, happy for the guys who are selected but business on hand now is to represent the West Indies. This is where it counts in international cricket and lot of these guys are looking for opportunities. We are going with the same XI but we have one forced change; Jason Holder misses out, he got hit in practice yesterday while working on his skills and he hasn't recovered, Roston Chase gets an opportunity."

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:35 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score: Rohit Sharma speaks at the toss

    "Looks like we are going to bowl first here. I don't want to comment on the pitch as it has played differently every time we have come here. (Bowling first) gives a score in mind and how to approach the second half. We have to prepare ourselves with one eye on Australia. We have to keep ticking the boxes and that's been the message to the guys. We have played really well as a team but those little moments in the game is what we have to try and seize. Gives us a perfect opportunity to play a quality side like West Indies. They are going to challenge us, so let's see what we can come up with. We are playing with five batters, one all rounder and two spinners, Ravi Bishnoi is making his debut. We have got three seamers and few of those guys can bat as well. Yes (Ishan is opening)."

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:31 PM IST

    India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live: TOSS UPDATE

    INDIA HAVE WON THE TOSS AND OPTED TO FIELD FIRST

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:28 PM IST

    IND vs WI: 2 minutes to toss

    2 minutes to go for the toss. Will Rohit Sharma's impressive form continue?

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:26 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: Upcoming milestone for debutant Ravi Bishnoi

    Ravi Bishnoi is 1 wicket away from completing 50 wickets across T20s.

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:24 PM IST

    WE HAVE A DEBUT- Welcome Ravi Bishnoi

    Ravi Bishnoi will play his first game for India today

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:22 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Cricket Score: India's predicted XI

    India predicted XI for 1st T20I: 1 Rohit Sharma (captain), 2 Ishan Kishan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), 5 Suryakumar Yadav, 6 Shreyas Iyer, 7 Deepak Chahar, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Mohammed Siraj

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  • Feb 16, 2022 06:21 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Updates: more records for Pollard

    Kieron Pollard is 2 sixes away from completing 100 sixes in T20 Internationals and become the 3rd Caribbean cricketer to reach this landmark after Chris Gayle (124) and Evin Lewis (110).

    o Pollard will also complete 50 sixes as captain in T20Is for West Indies with 2 sixes.

    • Kieron Pollard is 85 runs away from completing 1000 runs in away T20Is.

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:18 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st T20: Records approaching for both captains

    Rohit Sharma has smashed 29 sixes vs WI, he needs 6 more sixes to have most 6s smashed by a batsman against any team. Aaron Finch vs England and Hazratullah Zazai vs Ireland has smashed 34 sixes respectively in T20Is.

    Kieron Pollard is 75 runs away from becoming the 2nd highest run-getter in T20Is by surpassing Marlon Samuels’ tally of 1611.

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:16 PM IST

    IND vs WI Live: Eden Gardens, Team India's fortress

    100%: India have won their last 3 T20Is played at Kolkata since 2016.

    o Their only defeat at Kolkata came in 2011 at the hands of England.

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:14 PM IST

    IND vs WI Live Score: Some milestones to watch out for

    Virat Kohli is 73 runs away from becoming the highest run-getter in T20Is by surpassing Martin Guptill’s tally of 3299.

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:12 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score: More on Indian openers in T20Is

    Since 2021, India’s opening pair has scored 7 fifty-plus stand in 16 T20Is with innings/50+ stand after 2 innings which is the best among all the full-time member teams.

    o IND’s opening pair average 45.12 which is 2nd best among all the full-time member teams.

    The last time when Indian team played WI, it was again Rahul and Rohit’s pair who put on 135 runs stand at Mumbai,2019.

    o Three of the top 4 Indian batters KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli went on to score 50s.

    • India’s opening stand average 38.93 which is 2nd best for them against a team with min.10 matches.

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:09 PM IST

    India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live: Indian Opener going strong!

    Indian team will be playing their 1st T20I in this year in the last 6 T20I match Indian opener have put on fifty plus stand.

    Rohit Sharma has been involved in all of them

    With 6 consecutive 50+ stand India has most instances to have done this the most time among all the Full Member teams in T20Is.

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:08 PM IST

    India vs West Indies 1st T20: Holder needs to prove his worth!

    • Jason Holder finished the ODI series on a high note by claiming a 4-fer in the 3rd ODI.

    • With 25 wickets in the in just 15 innings Jason Holder is the leading wicket taker in T20Is for West Indies since 2021.

    o 65% of his total T20I wickets have come in the last two years.

    o Holder’s bowling average has improved by 60% since 2021.

    o In 15 innings thrice he has picked 4+ wickets in T20Is since 2021.

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:06 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live

    Although India will enter this series on the back of a whitewash win over New Zealand in 2021.

    o While West Indies will play in India on the back of a home series win over England and a whitewash defeat at the hands of Pakistan in Pakistan.

    • Another notable factor between India and West Indies in T20Is since 2021 has been batting first and second.

    • India have not lost any matches while chasing, West Indies have done well when batted first.

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:04 PM IST

    IND vs WI: Clash of wounded T20 giants

    After the completion of the T20 World Cup 2021, both India and West Indies had their share of wounds.

    • Defending champions West Indies could not win more than 1 match in the Super 12 stage, while India failed to keep their chances alive for the semis after losing first 2 matches in the super 12 stage.

    • Notably, both the teams have been good in bilateral T20Is as compared to multi-team tournaments in the format since 2021.

  • Feb 16, 2022 06:02 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: Team India are ready

    Are you? We being soon! This is going to be a cracker

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:59 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Cricket Score: Toss coming up very soon

    #INDvWI

    30 minutes to go for the toss. Which captain and side will the coin favour?

    Time to take a guess!

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:57 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Cricket Score: Will Kolkata continue to be spin friendly?

    The first T20I of the series will be played at iconic stadium of Kolkata.

    • This will be the 9th T20I at the venue and 5th for India.

    • 7 out of the 8 T20Is at the stadium have played since 2016.

    • However, it is the spinners who have dominated at the venue as compared to the pacers.

    Although, it is a pacer who has taken a 5-wicket haul at Kolkata in T20Is.

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:55 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Updates: Eden Gardens, Kolkata- Venue Insights (Part 2)

    Best Bowling Figures: 

    5/22 By Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh) Against New Zealand In 2016.

    Highest Partnership:

    95 By Mohammad Hafeez And Ahmed Shehzad (Pakistan) For 2nd Wicket Against Bangladesh In 2016.

    Win Rate Batting First:

    37.5% (3 Won; 5 Lost)

     

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:53 PM IST

    Eden Gardens, Kolkata- Venue Insights

    Highest Team Total:

    70/10 By Bangladesh Against New Zealand In 2016.

    Lowest Team Total:

    201/5 By Pakistan Against Bangladesh In 2016.

    Highest Individual Score:

    85 By Marlon Samuels (West Indies) Against England In 2016.

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:51 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st T20: Previous meeting

    India have won all 5 of their previous meetings:

    India beat West Indies by 67 runs, West Indies in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019

    West Indies beat India by 8 wickets, West Indies in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019

    India beat West Indies by 6 wickets, West Indies in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019

    India beat West Indies by 7 wickets, India in West Indies, 3 T20I Series, 2019

    India beat West Indies by 22 runs (D/L method), India in West Indies, 3 T20I Series, 2019

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:49 PM IST

    IND vs WI Live: Head-to-head record

    The two teams have played a total of 17 matches so far.

    IND wins-10

    WI wins- 6

    N/R-1

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:46 PM IST

    IND vs WI Live Score: India no less

    While the Windies are a force to be reckoned with, the ‘Men in Blue’ are no less. They are currently on an unbeaten run and last blanked NZ at home in a three-match T20I series

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:43 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score: Windies battered but dangerous

    West Indies may have lost the ODI series but the same set of men become a formidable unit when it comes to T20Is. The ‘Men in Maroon’ make for a powerful team in this format and their recent 3-2 T20I series triumph against England bears testament.

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:40 PM IST

    India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live: Watch out for Ishan Kishan

    Now that KL Rahul has been ruled out of the series and the fact that Ishan Kishan opened in the 1st game, he is likely to return to the top.

    Especially after his mega auction paycheck, which reads INR 15.25 crore

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:35 PM IST

    India vs West Indies 1st T20: Suryakumar Yadav likely

    Considering the versatility in Suryakumar Yadav's game and the fact that he was the top-scorer in the ODI series gone by, he could be preferred. 

    Even Ajit Agarkar is in favour of the same. (READ FULL STORY)

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:30 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live Score: But will Iyer get picked?

    Shreyas Iyer, after recovering from Covid-19, featured in the final ODI. He scored an impressive 80 at a time team India lost three quick wickets. 

    He will be in contention for the no.5 spot but he is up against a tough contender in Suryakumar Yadav

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:25 PM IST

    India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live: Shreyas Iyer's February gets better

    Shreyas Iyer has been appointed as Kolkata Knight Riders' captain four days after he was picked up by the 2-time champions for a whopping INR 12.25 crore. 

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:20 PM IST

    India vs West Indies 1st T20: Leave Kohli alone, says Rohit Sharma

    Rohit Sharma addressed the press conference yesterday and as expected, there were several questions on Virat Kohli's form. An irritated Rohit Sharma gave a stern reply. READ THE FULL STORY HERE to check it out

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:15 PM IST

    India vs West Indies Live: Virat Kohli, the centre of attention yet again

    Cometh a Team India series, cometh the headlines surrounding Virat Kohli. It's not easy to be Kohli as he is under constant headlines. The spotlight is brighter all the more after Kohli's run in the ODI series, where he scored 26 runs in 3 matches.

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:10 PM IST

    IND vs WI: Rishabh Pant- Rohit Sharma's deputy for this series

    Rishabh Pant is going to be the vice-captain for this series as usual deputy in KL Rahul will be missing from action due to a hamstring injury. 

    KL Rahul missed the first game due to personal reasons, scored 49 in the second ODI, and then missed the third match in Ahmedabad

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:05 PM IST

    India vs West Indies: Continued domination the aim

    Rohit Sharma's troops were quite clinical in the ODI series. They were not perfect but repeated errors by Windies and some good cricket from the hosts meant India swept the series clean. Can they get off to a winning start today?

  • Feb 16, 2022 05:00 PM IST

    India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live

    Hello and Welcome to the live coverage of the 1st T20I between India and West Indies being held at the Eden Gardens at Kolkata. Captained by Rohit Sharma, Team India would look to continue their domination on this bilateral tour after clean-sweeping the ODI series 3-0. Windies are a great T20 side and that is why this series is absolutely unmissable. So, ladies and gents, strap in. This is Shivansh Gupta and I will be taking you through the proceedings today.

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‘He’s one for the future, boss': Ex-player says youngster 'can be like Hardik'

Updated on Dec 09, 2022 08:38 AM IST

Sivaramakrishnan compared Washington Sundar with Hardik Pandya and said both of them can add a lot of depth to the Indian unit.

India's Washington Sundar celebrates a wicket(BCCI Twitter)
India's Washington Sundar celebrates a wicket(BCCI Twitter)

‘He’s a man on a mission': Dinesh Karthik picks next Virat Kohli of Team India

Published on Dec 09, 2022 07:40 AM IST

Indian wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik also opined that skipper Rohit Sharma has gained massive respect as a leader for batting in injury. Virat Kohli-starrer Team India was upstaged by Bangladesh in the 2nd ODI by 5 runs on Wednesday.

Virat Kohli-starrer Team India was upstaged by Bangladesh in the 2nd ODI by 5 runs on Wednesday(AP)
Virat Kohli-starrer Team India was upstaged by Bangladesh in the 2nd ODI by 5 runs on Wednesday(AP)

Ex-India selector's stunning comment on Bumrah and Shami's fitness

Updated on Dec 09, 2022 08:16 AM IST

The former Indian selector has come up with a bold suggestion for Rahul Dravid and Co. amid the ongoing Bangladesh tour. India are without premier pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami for the ODI series against Bangladesh.

India are without premier pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami in the Bangladesh ODI series(AP-PTI)
India are without premier pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami in the Bangladesh ODI series(AP-PTI)

'Who is responsible for this?': IND legend on Rohit's 'half-fit players' remark

Published on Dec 09, 2022 07:15 AM IST

Reacting to Rohit Sharma's statement, a former India World Cup winning all-rounder agreed with the captain's assessment and pointed out that if the captain is making such strong comments, it in a way sums up the poor state of fitness.

India's captain Rohit Sharma during a training session(AP)
India's captain Rohit Sharma during a training session(AP)

Led by World Cup winner, former students extend help to coach Dalvi

Published on Dec 09, 2022 01:53 AM IST

Hemu Dalvi, in his 35 years of coaching at Jhunjhunwala College, produced four Test and 40 Ranji Trophy players.

Hemu Dalvi, in his 35 years of coaching at Jhunjhunwala College, produced four Test and 40 Ranji Trophy players.
Hemu Dalvi, in his 35 years of coaching at Jhunjhunwala College, produced four Test and 40 Ranji Trophy players.

MCA election: Former cop Shaikh takes on ex-sec Naik for vice-president's post

Published on Dec 09, 2022 01:30 AM IST

It will be a straight fight between former secretary Sanjay Naik and ex-managing committee member Iqbal Shaikh for the vice-president’s post of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), the elections for which will be held on Friday.

Ground staff remove tarpaulin sheet from the field | Image for representation (PTI)
Ground staff remove tarpaulin sheet from the field | Image for representation (PTI)

‘Warner has been an awesome leader, has our absolute support’: Cummins

Updated on Dec 08, 2022 11:15 PM IST

Australia captain Pat Cummins has said that David Warner has the full support of the team and he has always been a leader in the squad

Cummins said that Warner is a leader within the squad anyhow
Cummins said that Warner is a leader within the squad anyhow

‘Rahul is not a...': Jaffer’s epic statement after Bangladesh seal ODI series

Updated on Dec 09, 2022 07:45 AM IST

Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer has questioned KL Rahul's leadership credentials after Bangladesh outclassed India in the 2nd ODI on Wednesday.

 A lot was expected from vice-captain KL Rahul in the 2nd ODI (BCCI-AP)
A lot was expected from vice-captain KL Rahul in the 2nd ODI (BCCI-AP)

Chance for India to get into ODI mode with packed home season

Updated on Dec 08, 2022 10:22 PM IST

The series defeat in Bangladesh should trigger urgent redressal in different areas for Rohit Sharma's team

Lack of personnel is a legitimate gripe but it remains to be seen if India’s one-day batting can do anything different from the T20 version.(ANI)
Lack of personnel is a legitimate gripe but it remains to be seen if India’s one-day batting can do anything different from the T20 version.(ANI)

Gunshots heard in Multan around 1km away from England team hotel: Reports

Updated on Dec 09, 2022 07:48 AM IST

According to a report, gun shots were reportedly heard in Multan on Thursday where Ben Stokes-led England side is gearing up for the 2nd Test match against hosts Pakistan.

England's players play with football during practice session(REUTERS)
England's players play with football during practice session(REUTERS)

India A tail wags against Bangladesh A in second unofficial Test

Published on Dec 08, 2022 07:16 PM IST

Captain Abhimanyu Easwaran (157) added 13 runs to his overnight score while Jayant Yadav made 83.

Easwaran added 13 runs to his overnight score(BCCI)
Easwaran added 13 runs to his overnight score(BCCI)

It's a BCCI decision to move Powar to NCA: Harmanpreet Kaur

Published on Dec 08, 2022 06:38 PM IST

The India women’s team captain denied that a rift with the players was the cause of BCCI’s decision to replace Powar as their coach.

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur(Getty)
India captain Harmanpreet Kaur(Getty)

'Axar would've been disappointed after seeing Rohit's knock': Jadeja

Published on Dec 08, 2022 05:15 PM IST

Axar Patel's dismissal was a decisive blow to India's chances of victory in the second ODI against Bangladesh and it may have been a different story had he held on with Rohit Sharma coming at No.9 at the other end.

Axar had scored a run-a-ball 56
Axar had scored a run-a-ball 56

Shadab Khan's hilarious response to Babar Azam's 'buddha ho gaya hai'

Published on Dec 08, 2022 05:04 PM IST

Pakistan players took part in an event organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and had freewheeling conversations about their time in the international team, as well as their relationship with the teammates.

Shadab Khan (L) with Babar Azam(PCB)
Shadab Khan (L) with Babar Azam(PCB)

Gavaskar sends out strong message for India ahead of Bangladesh Test series

Published on Dec 08, 2022 04:23 PM IST

Bangladesh have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar wants India to reduce the margin in the 3rd ODI at Chattogram.

Gavaskar has shared a strong message for India ahead of Bangladesh Test series(ANI/File)
Gavaskar has shared a strong message for India ahead of Bangladesh Test series(ANI/File)
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