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India vs West Indies: Top Twenty20 International clashes

West Indies, the two-time World Twenty20 champions, have a 4-2 head-to-head record against India in Twenty20 Internationals and they will be determined to maintain their good run in the shortest format of the game.

india vs west indies 2017 Updated: Jul 08, 2017 23:23 IST
Bihan Sengupta
Bihan Sengupta
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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West Indies have a positive head-to-head record against India in Twenty20 Internationals and they will be aiming to continue their great run in the shorter format against Virat Kohli’s side.(AFP)

India will take on West Indies in a one-off T20I at Sabina Park, Kingston on Sunday and although they won the ODI series in handsome fashion, Virat Kohli’s men will be well aware that in the shortest format of the game, it will be a different ball-game. India trail 2-4 to West Indies, having lost the last series 1-0 last year. Here is a look at the top Twenty20 International clashes between the two nations so far:

1. World T20 group game, Dhaka (March 23, 2014)

West Indies had put up a poor show with the bat after batting first and could only put up 129/7. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers as he gave away just three runs in three overs without taking any wickets. Interestingly, it was Ravindra Jadeja who had three wickets to his name but at an expensive economy rate of 12 in his four overs. Coming on to bat, India lost Shikhar Dhawan but Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli slammed fifties and put up a century stand for the second wicket. India reached the winning mark with two balls to spare.

2. World T20 semifinal, Mumbai (March 31, 2016)

Handy knocks from Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane had provided a brilliant platform for their side and Virat Kohli capitalised well on it with a timely 89 off just 47 deliveries. India reached 192 and on their way to the final. The hosts picked up two wickets within three overs. However, led by Johnson Charles, West Indies came back into the game before Lendl Simmons began a ruthless carnage. Charles and Simmons shared a 97-run stand for the third wicket. A quickfire 43 off 20 deliveries from Andre Russell along with Simmons’ 89 helped West Indies pull off the highest successful chase in T20 World Cup history with two balls to spare. India did not help themselves by bowling a couple of costly no-balls.

3. 1st T20I, Lauderhill (August 27, 2016)

A number of records were smashed in this match as West Indies piled on 245 with Evin Lewis scoring the second fastest T20I century for West Indies off just 48 balls. He was well assisted by Johnson Charles as the two put up 78 runs in the powerplay overs, the highest conceded by India, before extending it to 132 at the end of 10 overs, the highest by any side in the history of the game. India, however, made a brief comeback in the last seven overs, giving away just 64 runs while picking up five wickets, but the damage had already been done.

India were off to a decent start with Rohit Sharma scoring 62 off just 28 balls while KL Rahul notched up the fastest century by an Indian in the T20 format. However, with Dhawan and Kohli falling on the cheap, it took a bit of time before India could go all guns blazing. Dhoni stepped up the ante further after Sharma’s dismissal with a 25-ball 43 but with two runs remaining to win off the last ball, he holed one to Marlon Samuels. In total, 489 runs were scored on the night, bettering the previous record of 469 set by Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL back in 2010.

First Published: Jul 08, 2017 23:23 IST