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India vs West Indies, 3rd T20I at Wankhede Stadium: India win by 67 runs, clinch series 2-1

India vs West Indies: Catch all the highlights of third and final T20I between India and West Indies at Wankhede Stadium.

cricket Updated: Dec 11, 2019 22:50 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
India vs West Indies, 3rd T20I at Wankhede Stadium
India vs West Indies, 3rd T20I at Wankhede Stadium(PTI)
         

As it happened: India beat West Indies by 67 runs to clinch series 2-1. Indian bowlers restricted the visitors to just 173/8 in 20 overs. Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav all picked up two wickets each during the Windies chase. This after India put on a humongous 240/3 in 20 overs. Rohit slammed a 34-ball 71, Rahul hit 91 off 56 deliveries and Kohli slammed an unbeaten 70 off 29 deliveries. Earlier, West Indies won toss and elected to field first against in the series decider. The visitors named an unchanged side while India went in with couple of changes - Mohammed Shami came in place of Ravindra Jadeja while Kuldeep Yadav replaced Yuzvendra Chahal.

Follow India-West Indies highlights below:

22:44 hrs: A dot ball to finish the proceedings as India beat Windies by 67 runs to clinch series 2-1. The batsmen set the victory for India as they put on 240 in 20 overs. The bowlers responded by keeping Windies down to just 173/8 in 20 overs.

22: 40 hrs: Kesrick Williams hits a four and six off Bhuvneshwar Kumar but that cannot change their fortunes as India are just one over away from victory. Deepak Chahar to bowl the final over of the night.

22:35 hrs: Washington Sundar comes into the attack for the first time today and he concedes just five runs off it. India are moving closer to a big win.

22: 28 hrs: Mohammed Shami picks his second wicket of the day as he castles Hayden Walsh for 11. Windies have lost their seventh wicket and are staring at a big loss in the final match of the series.

22:22 hrs: Bhuvneshwar Kumar finally has his revenge as Kieron Pollard is caught out at mid wicket ropes by Ravindra Jadeja. Windies lose their sixth wicket as Pollard heads back for 68 off 39 deliveries.

22:18 hrs: Pollard has single-handedly revived the Windies chase as he hits Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a six followed by back to back boundaries. West Indies are right back in it.

22:14 hrs: Kieron Pollard hits a six down the ground off Kuldeep Yadav and with that he brings up his half-century. The match is still on till the time Pollard is there. Although it will take a monumental effort from here to win for the visitors.

22:08 hrs: Excellent over from Shivam Dube as he concedes just two runs from it. India are marching towards a huge victory. Kieron Pollard is still there and there could be chance Windies might spring a surprise here.

22:02 hrs: Windies need a miracle at this point and there is a chance even that won’t be enough. They need 136 off 48 deliveries to win the match and series. But it look highly unlikely with every passing over.

21:56 hrs: Kuldeep Yadav picks his second wicket of the night as he gets rid of Jason Holder for 8. Holder top edged a delivery high in the air and sub fielder Manish Pandey took a good catch at mid-on. India are firmly on top in the match.

21:50 hrs: Hetmyer hit Kuldeep for couple for sixes but perished in trying to hit a third one. He hit a full toss into the hands of KL Rahul at long on. WI have lost their fourth wicket now as southpaw heads back into the hut for 41 off 24 deliveries.

21:44 hrs: Shimron Hetmyer almost headed back into the hut after he hit a Shivam Dube straight at Mohammed Shami. However, the fielder dropped the catch and Dube’s wait continues in this clash. India need to break this partnership soon.

21:38 hrs: Expensive first over from Shivam Dube as he concedes 19 runs. Shimron Hetmyer slammed a six and four while Kieron Pollard thumped couple of boundaries. Windies are trying to get back on track in some style.

21:33 hrs: Bhuvneshwar Kumar thought he picked his second wicket of the innings when the ball hit Hetmyer’s pads. The umpire said not out and India went for the DRS. Replays showed the ball was pitching outside leg stump and to the decision stayed.

21:29 hrs: Shimron Hetmyer shows his class and slams back to back sixes off Mohammed Shami. The southpaw hit one down the ground and then pulled a short delivery. That will release some of the pressure on the visitors.

21:24 hrs: 7th consecutive innings without a fifty for Pooran in T20Is. 1st duck in T20Is for Pooran. Windies need a partnership to get back on track in the chase.

21:18 hrs: Deepak Chahar too picks his first wicket of the night as he gets rid of Nicholas Pooran for golden duck. Shivam Dube takes a brilliant running catch at third man ropes. The crowd has started to chant ‘Shivam Dube... Shivam Dube’. This shows what kind of a catch it was from the youngster.

21:13 hrs: Mohammed Shami joins the party as he picks his first wicket of the night. Lendl Simmons went for the big heave and top edged the delivery into hands of Shreyas Iyer, who took a good running catch near third man region. Windies are two down now.

21:07 hrs: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has done the trick for the hosts as he picks the first wicket of the night. Brandon Kings hits the ball straight down the throat of KL Rahul. Shimron Hetmyer joins Lendl Simmons in the middle.

21:01 hrs: Kings hits a boundary off the last ball of the first over and with that Deepak Chahar concedes 7 runs in the over. Windies need more big hits to put pressure on the hosts.

22:56 hrs: Lendl Simmons and Brandon King are opening the innings for Windies in this huge chase while Deepak Chahar is bowling the first over. Wi need a flying start to have any chance of going past India’s target.

22:49 hrs: Innings over! India post a humongous 240/3 in 20 overs. Rohit slammed a 34-ball 71, Rahul hit 91 off 56 deliveries while Kohli slammed an unbeaten 70 off 29 deliveries. The platform is set for a series win for the hosts. Time for the bowlers to shine now.

22:42 hrs:DRS saves Kohli as he was given out by the on field umpire after a short ball went into the hands of keeper. Kohli asked for the DRS and straightaway the third umpire said not out as there was clear day light between his glouves and the ball.

22:38 hrs: Virat Kohli hits back to back sixes off Kieron Pollard and with that he brings up his half-century off just 21 deliveries. India look to target their highest T20I score which is 260. Pollard concedes 27 runs in the over as Wankhede as gone berserk here.

20:35 hrs: Rahul and Kohli both hit one six each off Kesrick Williams as India cross 200 in 18 overs. Two more overs for India to score as many as possible and for Rahul to complete a well-deserved century.

20:30 hrs: KL Rahul moves into 80s as he hits Cottrell for a flat bat boundary down the ground. The Windies bowler concedes 11 runs from the over as India are edging closer to 200.

20:25 hrs: Virat Kohli completes 1000 runs in T20Is at home and he becomes the first Indian cricketer to achieve this feat. Overall, he is the fourth cricketer after Martin Guptill, Mohammad Shahzad and Colin Munro.

20:20 hrs: Poor bowling this from Jason Holder has he concedes 22 runs in the over. Rahul hit him for a huge six on the first delivery and then Kohli slammed two boundaries and one maximum to tear him apart. India are flying once again.

20:14 hrs: Virat Kohli is already pumped as he hits the ball straight down the ground for his first six of the innings. He makes his intentions clear that he will take India over 200 for sure in this clash.

20:09 hrs: Rishabh Pant was sent up the order to continue the run rate but he hit the ball straight down the throat of long on fielders. Pant departs for 0 off 2 deliveries. Virat Kohli now joins KL Rahul in the middle. India have lost two wickets in quick succession.

20:03 hrs: Rohit Sharma top-edges a Kesrick Williams high in the air and Hayden Walsh takes a brilliant clash. Rishabh Pant joins KL Rahul in the middle as India lose their first wicket of the day. Rohitdeparts for 71.

19:58 hrs: Trouble for Windies as Evin Lewis is down on the ground after jarring his knee. He dove to stop the ball but seems to have sustained an injury. Keemo Paul has replaced Lewis in the middle as a substitute fielder.

19:53 hrs: Rohit Sharma greets Hayden Walsh into bowling with a huge six and then, Rahul cuts him for a boundary past the point fielders. He then thumped the ball towards long-on for back-to-back boundaries. 16 runs came from the over as Windies still search for their first wicket.

19:47 hrs: Lokesh Rahul too brings up his half-century and gets there off 29 deliveries. He has been matching Rohit shot for shot and there is absolutely nothing that the bowlers can do. Rahul’s innings includes 6 boundaries and 2 sixes so far.

19:43 hrs: 19th T20I half-century for Rohit Sharma, 5th T20I half-century against West Indies, 4th T20I half-century in India, 4th T20I half-century in 2019, 1st T20I fifty for Rohit after three intervening innings.

19:39 hrs: Rohit Sharma slams couple of sixes off Khary Pierre and with that he has brought up his half-century off just 23 deliveries. He then hits a boundary off the last delivery of the over as India bring up their century in 8 overs! 

19:34 hrs: There is no stopping boundaries at the moment as KL Rahul cuts a Hayden Walsh delivery for his sixth boundary of the innings. 9 runs came from the over as India are moving along nicely at the moment.

19:29 hrs: Second 50+ plus stand between Rohit and Rahul in T20Is for opening wicket. Their last fifty plus stand for opening wicket in T20Is was of 165 vs Sri Lanka at Indore in 2017. First fifty plus stand for 1st wicket by India after 3 intervening innings.

19:23 hrs: Rohit Sharma hits Khary Pierre for a six over long-on as India bring up half century in 4.1 overs. Then, Evin Lewis almost picked up the catch of the century as he almost took a one-handed screamer at mid wicket boundary. But momentum of Rohit’s shot took him over the ropes and he had to throw the ball back inside.

19:19 hrs: KL Rahul joins in the fun as he hits Jason Holder for a boundary towards mid-wicket. Then, off the last ball of the over, he cut the ball over third man for a six. 14 runs came from the over from Holder as India have scored 44 runs in first four overs.

19:14 hrs: Rohit Sharma hits Cottrell for a flat six towards mid-wicket. With that, Rohit becomes the first Indian to complete 400 international sixes. Rohit then hits him for two more boundaries in the over as Cottrell goes for 16 runs. India are off to a flying start. Full story

19:10 hrs: Jason Holder bowled couple of good deliveries but the on both occasions, the ball took an edge off Rahul’s bat and went for boundaries past the slip fielder. India are off to a good start.

19:06 hrs: Just five runs came from the first over of the night as Cottrell pulled things back brilliantly after conceding a boundary on the second delivery. India need to fire away soon to put pressure on the visitors.

19:00 hrs: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are opening the innings for India while Sheldon Cottrell is bowling the first over for Windies. Rohit htis the ball over the covers for a boundary on the second ball to make his intentions clear.

18: 53 hrs: The W/L record suggest India are going to be in for a tough ride tonight. Out of 6 matches, five matches have been won by team’s fielding first. Let’s see if India can turn the tables on this stat today.

18:46 hrs: Rohit Sharma needs just one six to complete 400 sixes in international cricket. This could be the first milestone that will be reached in today’s clash.

18: 40 hrs: India XI - Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami

West Indies XI - Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams

18:35 hrs: Windies have fielded an unchanged side for this blockbuster clash while India have made couple of changes - Mohammed Shami comes in place of Ravindra Jadeja while Kuldeep Yadav replaces Yuzvendra Chahal.

18:30 hrs: West Indies have won the toss and elected to field first in the decider. This means India will have to become the first team to bat first and win a match in this series.

18:22 hrs: The toss is set to take place soon and it will have a huge bearing on the outcome of the match. India won the toss in Hyderabad and won the match and same happened with West Indies in second. All eyes will be on the coin today.

18:15 hrs: Sunil Gavaskar says ahead of the toss that any captain who wins the toss will opt to chase in this clash. Both teams chased once in the series and won respective matches. Let’s see what happens today.

18:08 hrs: India need to be wary of Mumbai connection that can hurt them at Wankhede. The hosts will have be on guard against three players, who have rich experience of playing at this famous venue. Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis and Lendl Simmons have represented Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the trio are likely to trouble India in the series decider. Read full story here

18:01 hrs: India’s predicted XI: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal - Read full story here

17:55 hrs: The curious case of Yuzvendra Chahal. He need one wicket to become highest T20I wicket-taker for India. Also, if he is hit for one six, he will become the bowler who has conceded joint-most number of sixes in shortest format. Read full story here

17:49 hrs: Not just bowling but India’s fielding hasn’t been great in the series thus far. Skipper Virat Kohli has already hit out at his teammates for their sloppy effort in the field in the second T20I.

17: 42 hrs: Bowling remains a concern for India as pace duo of Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar leaked runs in the first two matches. Chahar had a memorable series against Bangladesh but has not managed to repeat the show this time around. With Mohammed Shami around, Chahar will have to step up.

17:36 hrs: K L Rahul and skipper Kohli have been among the runs. Shivam Dube, who slammed his maiden T20 fifty, showed he can hit towering sixes and he would want to perform before his home crowd.

17:30 hrs: Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli is no stranger to creating records in T20I cricket and in this clash, he will once again have a chance to add another massive feat to his already illustrious career. Kohli is just six runs away from completing 1000 T20I runs at home and in the process, he will become the first Indian cricketer to achieve this feat. Read full story here

17:22 hrs: It would be interesting to see whether the team management persists with him or gives chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav a game. Kuldeep last played a T20I against New Zealand in Hamilton back in February. He warmed the benches in the first two games.

17:15 hrs: Washington Sundar has taken only three wickets in the last five T20s that he has played (two against West Indies and three against Bangladesh) and leaked 144 runs in 23 overs that he bowled.

17:07 hrs: For India, the focus will once again be on young guns like off-spinner Washington Sundar and under-fire wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant. The spotlight on Pant, especially, has been obsessive and it is expected to be no different when the team takes the field at the Wankhede Stadium.

17:00 hrs: Hello and welcome to the live blog of third and final T20I of the series between India and West Indies. The winner of this clash will take home the trophy as India won the first match by six wickets followed by an eight-wicket win for Windies.

India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami

West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams, Keemo Paul, Denesh Ramdin, Sherfane Rutherford

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