India vs West Indies highlights 2nd T20I in Thiruvananthapuram: Simmons leads Windies to 8-wicket win
India vs West Indies Live Score: Follow live score and updates from the 2nd T20I encounter between India and West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram.Updated: Dec 08, 2019 23:30 IST
Highlights: Lendl Simmons led his side to an easy eight-wicket win in the 2nd T20I against West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram. The opener hammered 67 runs in 45 balls as Windies chased down the total of 171 runs. India earlier posted 170/7 in 20 overs.
22: 48 hrs: Virat is clearly unhappy with India’s efforts on the field.
‘If we field so poorly, no amount of runs will be enough. We were poor with the field in the last two games. We dropped two catches in one over. Imagine if they lost two overs in the same over. Everyone saw we need to be more brave in fielding. Do or die game coming up in Mumbai. (About Dube) we knew they will use spinners early so we thought why not use Shivam’s power. The plan worked well,’ Virat said at the post match presentation.
22:36 hrs: The Windies batsmen just proved too much to handle for the Indian bowler in the second T20I. They played free-flowing cricket and were constantly getting the boundaries and sixes to put India in the backfoot. Simmons (67) and Pooran (38) made sure their were no hiccups as they chased down the target with nine deliveries still left.
22:20 hrs: That’s it. It’s all over. West Indies beat India by 8 wickets.
22:17 hrs: SIX! Lendl Simmons hammers Deepak Chahar for another big one. Windies need 17 to win in 18 balls now.
22:10 hrs: Windies dealing in boundaries! Two sixes in Chahal’s over, and now Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been hammered for two boundaries in the first ball and third ball. Nicholas Pooran is in the mood. Lendl Simmons, meanwhile has scored his fifty.
22:00 hrs IST: GONE! Virat Kohli takes a stunning catch to get rid of Shimron Hetmyer, who was looking for his third straight six in a row. WI 112/2
22:58 hrs IST: SIX! SIX! Hetmyer has hammered Jadeja for two massive hits. Windies have crossed the 100-run mark.
21:56 hrs IST: 13 overs gone. Lendl Simmons and Shimron Hetmyer have another good partnership building. After 13 overs, WI are 97/1.
21:48 hrs IST: NO BALL! Shivam Dube gives away a free hit. It has been hit for another boundary. 11 overs gone, WI 83/1.
21:41 hrs IST: Washington Sundar has finally got a wicket. Evin Lewis stepped forwards to try and slog the ball, but he missed the ball, and it wen to Rishabh Pant who took off the stumps. WI 73/1
21:34 hrs IST: India lose review. Washington Sundar struck Evin Lewis on the pads. The ball was miles outside off stump.
21:28 hrs IST: SIX! Yuzvendra Chahal has been hammered for a six by Evin Lewis. West Indies cross 50-run mark.
21:20 hrs IST: What is going on! Rishabh Pant has DROPPED Evin Lewis here. Both the batsmen have been given a life here.
21:18 hrs IST: DROPPED! Washington Sundar has dropped another one here. He had dropped two catches in the last match. Lendl Simmons gets a life.
21:13 hrs IST: 4 overs gone and West Indies are 23 for no loss. Washington Sundar was introduced into the attack and he is pitching the ball up to get the maximum out of the pitch. This is a good sign for them and Yuzvendra Chahal can use his tactic even better.
21:06 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is bowling from the other end and already he is generating a lot of movement off the pitch. He was able to keep the batsmen quiet and West Indies are 9/0 after two overs.
21:03 hrs IST: A good over to start the proceedings from Deepak Chahar and he will be quite disappointed with the final delivery as it took the edge of Evin Lewis’ bat and flew over the slips for a boundary. WI 5/0
20:44 hrs IST: A good over from Sheldon Cottrell to end proceedings as India finish their innings on 170/7. He did not concede a lot in the final over and also took the wicket of Washington Sundar to complete a good comeback for West Indies.
20:39 hrs IST: Kesrick Williams finished his spell with figures of 2/30 and it ended with the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja. It was a straight one from the bowler and with the batsman missing it completely, the delivery crashed into the middle stump. IND 167/6
20:33 hrs IST: A tidy over from Sheldon Cottrell at a crucial point of time as Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja were unable to score big. No boundaries for them in this over as India are 156 for the loss of five wickets.
20:26 hrs IST: Second wicket for Hayden Walsh and Shreyas Iyer departs for 10. The right-hander mistimed the shot completely and another easy catch for Brandon King. India 144/5 after 16.2 overs.
20:22 hrs IST: 16 overs gone and India are 144 for the loss of four wickets. Shreyas Iyer slammed one boundary over the cover fielder’s head and Rishabh Pant ended the over with another one through the square leg region.
20:15 hrs IST: This is turning out to be another classic Rishabh Pant innings. Filled with unorthodox shots and a constant threat to his wicket. However, the runs are coming fast for the hosts and India are 130 for the loss of four wickets.
20:09 hrs IST: Two brilliant boundaries through the mid-wicket for Virat Kohli but the over did not end well for him as Kesrick Williams ended up dismissing him. A loose shot from the India skipper and Phil Simmons took an easy catch. India 126/4
20:04 hrs IST: Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant are looking quite comfortable against the West Indies bowlers and apart from some bizarre shot selection from Pant, they have taken a rather slow approach in these middle overs. IND 112/2
20:00 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant enters the field and he starts the innings with a massive six over extra cover. This has been the trademark for the youngster but he will have to pace his innings properly tonight. IND 105/3
19:55 hrs IST: Shivam Dube received a major lifeline but on the very next ball, he ended up gifting his wicket to Hayden Walsh for 54. A mistimed shot to long on and Shimron Hetmyer complete an easy catch. IND 97/3
19:50 hrs IST: Fifty for Shivam Dube and it came up in just 27 deliveries. It was an explosive knock from the youngster and this is going to be an important one for the hosts. 10 overs gone and India are 93/2.
19:43 hrs IST: Destructive batting by Shivam Dube as the youngster is hitting the West Indies bowlers all over the ground. The wayward bowling by Kieron Pollard is also not helping their case as the hosts have regained their momentum. Two massive sixes in the over for Dube and India are 77 for the loss of two wickets.
19:37 hrs IST: Horrible shot selection by Rohit Sharma. The opener wanted to guide the ball through fine leg but made a complete mess of it and the ball from Jason Holder crashed into the top of the middle stump. IND 56/2
19:33 hrs IST: It looks like slow bowling slow is the way to go on this pitch and Kieron Pollard is trying out the same strategy. On the other hand, Shivam Dube is also not connecting well and after 7 overs, India are 45 for the loss of one wicket.
19:30 hrs IST: Kesrick Williams is the new bowler for West Indies and his slow medium pace is looking quite effective on this track. The batsmen were unable to play big shots off his bowling and after six overs, the hosts are 42 for the loss of one wicket.
19:24 hrs IST: Not a good start for Shivam Dube as he did not look quite confident against Jason Holder. The left-hander did get a boundary as the ball sailed over the slips but this is not what his captain would have expect after the unexpected move. IND 37/1 after 5 overs.
19:19 hrs: Surprise move by India! Shivam Dube is the No. 3 batsman for the hosts instead of skipper Virat Kohli. This can be a strategy to unnerve the left-arm spinner but this can also backfire. IND 28/1
19:15 hrs: KL Rahul was looking in good touch by Pierre has provided the major breakthrough for West Indies. The ball ballooned off the top edge and Shimron Hetmyer completed an easy catch at the boundary. India 24/1
19:10 hrs IST: Khary Pierre bowled the second over but the Indian openers decided to play him cautiously. However, he ended up giving up a loose delivery which was slashed for a boundary by KL Rahul. IND 19/0
19:05 hrs IST: Not a good start for Sheldon Cottrell. He was quite wayward in his line and length and it resulted in two boundaries. The first one came off a wide delivery and the second one was guided through the fine leg region by Rohit Sharma. IND 12/0
18:58 hrs IST: A win on Sunday will not only help India seal their second series in the shortest format but also give them a chance to tests the fringe players as they continue their preparation for the T20 World Cup. India pulled off their highest successful run chase in a T20 International on Friday night as they chased down a challenging 207 for 5, posted by the Windies, in 18.4 overs.
18:47 hrs IST: West Indies (Playing XI) - Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams
18:41 hrs IST: India (Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal.
18:30 hrs IST: West Indies won the toss and opted to field against India in the second T20I. This can be a good toss to win for them as the pitch can getter easier with time. Let’s see how India handles the conditions.
18:19 hrs IST: Pitch Report - ‘It isn’t as flat as it was in Hyderabad. The spinners will have a say today. The team winning the toss would want to chase. Dew could be a factor as well’, according to Murali Kartik and Sunil Gavaskar
18:08 hrs IST: On Friday, India claimed their seventh straight T20I win over the visitors, beating them comfortably by six wickets in the first game to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The hosts had claimed the season’s first T20 series win at home last month, beating Bangladesh 2-1.
18:01 hrs IST: In the last 13 months, India have played the West Indies in six T20 Internationals with the hosts coming up trumps every single time.
17:55 hrs IST: Welcome to the live updates from the second T20I encounter between India and West Indies. The hosts are clear favourites once again after chasing down a record total in the first match and all eyes will once be on Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as the two teams square off in Thiruvananthapuram.