India vs West Indies 2nd T20l Highlights: India beat West Indies by 22 runs (DLS) to seal series
India vs West Indies: Follow highlights as India take on West Indies in the 2nd T20I at Lauderhill.
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Highlights: India defeated West Indies by 22 runs (DLS) to seal the three-match series after rain halted play during the second T20I encounter. Rovman Powell scored a half century while Krunal Pandya took two quick wickets after Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Washington Sundar struck early to hand India the advantage. Earlier, Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant half century while Krunal Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja provided the late fireworks as India posted 167/5. Rohit scored 67 but two wickets each for Oshane Thomas and Sheldon Cottrell stopped the flow of runs for the time being. However, Jadeja and Pandya added 20 runs in the final over to take their team to a competitive total.On Saturday, India defeated West Indies by four wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
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Most consecutive wins against WI in T20Is:
5 Pakistan (2016-17)
5 India (2018-19) *
4 South Africa (2008-10)
4 Sri Lanka (2009-12)
4 Australia (2010-12)
4 Pakistan (2017-18)
IND seal series
The match has been officially called off due to heavy rainfall and India have won the match by 22 runs (DLS). The DLS par score was 120 but West Indies fell well short of the score. As a result, India have taken a 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Players are going off. Groundstaff have brought the covers out. It is dark out in the middle and the cloud cover is not making things easy. The par score is 120 and right now, India are comfortably placed to win the match.
Two for Krunal
Another wicket for Krunal Pandya and this is a huge one! Rovman Powell was the batsman in form for West Indies and he is trapped LBW for 54. West Indies are 85 for the loss of four wickets.
A brilliant catch in the deep by Manish Pandey and Krunal Pandya has taken the wicket of Nicholas Pooran. The left-hander was looking quite dangerous but he mistimed the shot and Pandey was able to keep his calm and complete the catch on the second go. West Indies 84/3
Fifty for Powell
Rovman Powell scores a fifty
His 2nd fifty in T20Is
The 3rd batsman after L Simmons and DJ Bravo to score a fifty against India at number 4 in T20Is
50-run partnership between Powell/Pooran
The first time after 24 T20I innings has the 3rd-wkt WI partnership been of atleast 50 runs
The duo’s first 50 run stand in T20Is (2 inns batted together)
99 runs need from 51 balls. Rovman Powell and Nicholas Pooran have played well till now but they will have to accelerate quickly now if they want to make this match competitive. WI 69/2
10 overs gone
The match still hangs evenly in balance - but India would need to break this partnership between Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell. 10 overs gone, WI 62/2
Windies back in the game
The partnership blossoming between Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell has put Windies back in the game. Powell goes for a massive six against Washington Sundar, and this brings up 50 for the hosts. 8.1 overs gone, WI 52/2
WI steady innings
Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell have steadied the innings somewhat after the loss of the openers. However, India have introduced Navdeep Saini into the attack and if he can repeat his show from yesterday, we are up for an absolute treat! WI 25/2 after 6 overs.
Evin Lewis departs for a duck
Back to back ducks in T20Is; both times dismissed by B Kumar
His 3rd duck in T20Is
Evin Lewis against India (5 inns played): 2 centuries, 3 single digit score (including 2 ducks)
Sunil Narine dismissed by W Sundar for 4 (12)
This was the 1st time that Sunil Narine was opening in a T20 international match.
Sunil Narine’s 6th consecutive single digit dismissal in T20Is
W Sundar delivers a wicket maiden over
12 wickets total taken by Sundar in T20Is, the most by an Indian teenager
Washington Sundar strikes for India as he castled Sunil Narine, West Indies 8/2. A wild attempt to play a big shot but the ball evaded his bat and crashed into the middle stumps. This is a great start for Virat Kohli and Co!
A slower ball and a good caught and bowled effort means that Bhuvneshwar Kumar has struck on the second over of the innings. Evin Lewis miscued the shot completely and Bhuvi completed a great catch as West Indies are 3 for the loss of one wicket.
West Indies’ innings begins
West Indies are starting with Sunil Narine and Evin Lewis while India are continuing to open the bowling with Washington Sundar.
IND post 167/5
6 6 0 1 6 1 - What an over! Three sixes for Krunal Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja as India finish their innings on 167/5. This was a special effort from the duo and considering the dual bounce of the pitch, the visitors will be quite happy with the effort.
A short pitched delivery from Sheldon Cottrell and Manish Pandey ended up giving an easy catch to the wicket-keeper. Another wicket goes down as India are 143/5
Virat Kohli Dismissal
Virat Kohli dismissed by Cotrell for 28 (23)
28 today is however, Kohli’s best score in T20Is at Lauderhill
Back to back dismissals against Sheldon Cottrell for Kohli
Another wicket goes down! Sheldon Cottrell has dismissed Virat Kohli for 28 and India are four down now! A rash shot from the India skipper and the ball crashed into the middle and leg stump! India 132/4
Stat Attack; Rohit dismissal
Rohit Sharma departs for 67 (51)
This is now his 2nd highest score against WI in T20Is
2nd time he is dismissed by Oshane Thomas in T20Is
With 425 runs, he now is the highest run getter against WI in T20Is
With 107 sixes, he now has the most sixes in T20Is
Another wicket down
Rishabh Pant’s disastrous form continues as he is dismissed Oshane Thomas for 4. The youngster tried to run the delivery down thirdman but could only manage to play it directly to Kieron Pollard! IND 126/3
Oshane Thomas strikes for West Indies as Rohit Sharma departs for 67. A bouncer from Thomas and Rohit mistimed the shot completely as Shimron Hetmyer completed an easy catch. IND 116/2
Stat Attack: Rohit Sharma
Fifty for Rohit Sharma
His 17th T20I fifty
His 3rd against West Indies
His 21st 50+ score in T20Is, now the most by a player in T20Is
He also completes 106 sixes in T20Is, now the most by a player in T20Is (surpassing C Gayle)
Fifty for Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma now has the highest number of sixes in T20 history. He also became the batsman with the highest number of 50+ scores with a brilliant half century! India 87/1 after 11 overs.
Stat Attack: Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan departs for 23 (16)
2nd time dismissed out bowled in T20Is this year
The opening partnership of 67 today is now India’s 2nd highest against WI in T20Is
It is also India’s 2nd highest opening partnership in T20Is this year
You miss, I hit! A straight delivery from Keemo Paul and it was enough to castle Shikhar Dhawan for 23. The left-hander made a mess of the shot and missed the ball completely as India are 67/1 after 7.5 overs
Most 50+ partnerships in T20Is:
11 – Martin Guptill & Kane Williamson
10 – Rohit Sharma & Shikhar Dhawan
09 – Kyle Coetzer & George Munsey
09 – David Warner & Shane Watson
7 overs gone. India are 61 for no loss. This has been a good show from Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma who have both scored at a brisk pace and it is exactly the start that India would have hoped for today.
50-run stand for the opening wicket
The 2nd 50-run opening stand for India in T20Is in the last 3 T20I innings.
The 10th 50+ partnership for the duo (Shikhar/Rohit) in T20Is; now the joint 2nd most by a pair in T20Is
Sunil Narine is introduced into the attack and although the first few deliveries were treated with respect, Rohit Sharma ended the over with a boundary straight down the ground. After 5 overs, India are 39 for no loss.
Dhawan joins the party
Shikhar Dhawan joins the party as he pulls Sheldon Cottrell for the boundary and this is a brilliant start for India. Rohit Sharma have also looked in good touch and after 3.2 overs, India are 27 for no loss.
“Looks an okay wicket today. The moisture from yesterday morning is gone. Think the pitch will get slower and slower. First six overs the ball is going to come on nicely. Important to assess the pitch once the ball gets older. Have to think on the feet on such a pitch,” Virat Kohli said at the toss.
A strong shout from Nicholas Pooran as he thought Shikhar Dhawan has edged one to him but the review went in India’s favour. West Indies have now lost their review in the very first over and this can prove quite costly. IND 7/0
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opened the batting for India as Oshane Thomas was given the ball. Good start for Rohit as he scored a boundary off the first ball of the innings. IND 5/0
50: Sunil Narine will be playing in his 50th T20 international.
20: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma both jointly holds the record for most fifty plus scores in T20Is.
2: With 104 sixes, Rohit Sharma is 2 sixes away from becoming the player with most sixes in T20Is. He is currently behind Chris Gayle (105).
121: KL Rahul is 121 runs away from completing 1,000 runs in T20Is. He can become the 7th Indian to achieve this landmark in T20Is. He can also become the fastest batsman to reach this milestone if Rahul achieves this in his next T20I innings. He has batted in 24 innings so far in T20Is.
70: Shikhar Dhawan is 70 runs away from completing 7,000 runs in T20Is
3: Sheldon Cottrell is 3 wickets behind from completing 100 wickets in T20s.
45: Rovman Powell is 45 runs away from completing 1,000 runs in T20s
1: West Indies need one more victory to complete 50 wins in T20Is. West Indies will become the 8th team to reach this landmark
66: Rohit Sharma needs 66 runs to become the highest runs scorer against WI in T20Is. Rohit currently has 358 runs and is 3rd highest after Babar Azam (403) and Alex Hales (423)
110*: KL Rahul has high score at this venue against West Indies in 2016.
West Indies XI
West Indies (Playing XI): Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, K Khaleel Ahmed
IND opt to bat
India have won the toss and they have decided to bat first. The visitors have made no changes to their playing XI while West Indies have made one adjustment to their side.
This pitch is still very solid. Most critical thing is there are some dark spots here, due to the overnight rain. Yesterday was a little tacky, today could be the same due to the moisture. Any team winning the toss would want to bowl first.
While India won’t try to make any changes in their playing eleven and would stick to the winning combination, West Indies could include an extra spinner in place of Rovman Powell as the wicket might again be on the slower side.
Kieron Pollard vs Navdeep Saini
Navdeep Saini was the star of India’s bowling attack in the 1st T20I. Kieron Pollard was the only West Indies player who led the resistance. He missed out on his half century though as he was undone by a slow swinging delivery from Saini in the final over. The duo will once again duel on Sunday at Lauderhill.
Evin Lewis vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The last time opener Evin Lewis played against India in Florida, he struck a majestic ton to power Windies to a one-run win. To stop that from happening again, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be tasked to dismiss the hard-hitting opener early. Off 23 Bhuvneshwar deliveries in T20Is, Lewis has scored just 29 runs but to his credit, he hasn’t been dismissed by the Indian premier pacer yet in the shortest format.
Virat Kohli vs Sunil Narine
Old foes will reignite rivalry when India skipper Virat Kohli and Windies spinner Sunil Narine lock horns against each other. The two have faced each other quite a few times in IPL and they will now take their battle on to the international stage. Off 94 Narine deliveries in IPL, Kohli has scored 99 runs but he has been dismissed by the wily tweaker twice.
Shikhar Dhawan vs Sheldon Cottrell
Opener Shikhar Dhawan returns into international cricket after missing the latter part of India’s World Cup campaign due to a thumb injury. He will be raring to get back on the field after regaining full fitness. He will be tested early on by the furious pace of Sheldon Cottrell. The two have never faced each other in limited-over formats but expect sparks to fly when they do come face-to-face in Florida.
Rohit Sharma vs Oshane Thomas
Opener Rohit Sharma remains one of the most destructive batsmen in the shortest format and he will look to bring over his World Cup form into this series. He is likely to face the pace of Oshane Thomas early on in the innings. Off 18 deliveries from Thomas in T20Is, Rohit has scored 20 runs and he has been dismissed once by the fast-bowler.
India Predicted XI
Batsmen from both teams had a hard time in the sticky wicket, which was under covers for the better part of last week. But with sun baking down, one can expect better batting conditions on Sunday. India’s bowlers did a fine job by bowling West Indies out for 95 last night but batters did not perform to potential which may prompt the Indian think tank to opt for an extra batsman for the 2nd T20I. Here’s a look at the predicted XI for the 2nd T20I.
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Saini is a raw talent, has bright future - Virat Kohli
“He is a raw talent, has raw pace. He is one of them who can bowl 150 clicks and there are hardly any who bowl at that pace and he is fit. He is someone who can build a name for himself and he is hungry as well. Hopefully he builds on from here,” says Virat Kohli.
India equal Pakistan’s unique World Record
Virat Kohli’s India started off life after World Cup on a positive note by defeating West Indies by 4 wickets in a low-scoring 1st T20I at the Central Broward Stadium in Florida on Saturday. Navdeep Saini started on his international debut, returning with figures of 3 for 17.
On a pitch where all batsmen struggled to play their shots, the West Indies were restricted to 95 for nine batting first.
‘I could not believe it when I got India cap’
“When I received the India cap (on Saturday morning), I could not believe that today is the day which I was waiting for,” Debutant Navdeep Saini told his senior pace colleague Bhuvneshwar Kumar in an interview posted on BCCI Twitter handle.
KL Rahul has a chance to break Babar Azam’s World Record
KL Rahul has a chance of setting a huge T20I record when Team India locks horns against West Indies in the second match of the three-game series at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Florida on Sunday. Rahul was surprisingly excluded from India’s playing XI in the first match of the series on Saturday, which India won by 4 wickets but the right hander might just make a comeback in the second match, considering the fact that India struggled to chase down a modest target of 96. Virat Kohli and Co. lost six wickets before Ravindra Jadeja and Washington Sundar got them over the line.
Always keen to guide youngsters - Bhuvneshwar Kumar
“As a senior player you always want to perform. Even you could not perform you have to contribute to the team. That is the first thing I want to do and luckily I did that,” Bhuvneshwar said at the post-match press conference. “When young players like Navdeep Saini does well and Khaleel (Ahmed) does well, you want to always talk to them. You want to make them comfortable. That is the first thing I want to do and I always guide them,” he added.
West Indies predicted XI
West Indies had a poor show with the bat as well. There is a huge chance that some new names are introduced, and we could also see Sunil Narin opening the innings.
India predicted XI
After a poor batting display, there might be a few changes in India’s batting order in the 2nd T20I as the men in blue look to seal series.
Hello and welcome
Hello and welcome to our live blog of the 2nd T20I between India and West Indies. After a poor batting display in the first T20I, both teams will hope to provide a more entertaining match before they depart for West Indies. The men in blue will look to seal the series to test out their bench strength in the final showdown on Tuesday. West Indies, on the other hand, will be looking to get a life in the tournament.