- India beat West Indies by 68 runs
- West Indies scored 122 in reply to India’s 190
- India took 1-0 lead in T20 series
IND vs WI: Nothing changed except the format of the game from ODI to T20 series. The condition of the West Indies in the ODI series became even worse when it came to the T20 series. India defeated the Windies in the first match of the series of 5 T20 International matches. In this match played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Turuba, Trinidad, nothing went in favor of the Caribbean captain or team except the toss.
India’s batting great
Batting first, India gave the first shock to the Windies without scoring any runs. Captain Rohit Sharma brought Suryakumar Yadav to the crease as an opening partner. Yadav played many such shots using every corner of the field which surprised the hosts as well as his own teammates. However this journey did not last long. Suryakumar got out on a personal score of 24 runs. India’s first wicket fell for 44 in 4.4 overs. Star batsman Shreyas Iyer of the ODI series could not even open the account in this match, that is, India got the second blow at 45. Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya also walked to the pavilion after scoring 14 and one run after the other. In the midst of all this, captain Rohit Sharma batted boldly and scored a brilliant half-century. Rohit scored 64 runs in 44 balls which included seven fours and two sixes.
After Rohit’s dismissal, Dinesh Karthik came on the field. He barely took a couple of balls and started hitting shots. Karthik gave a stormy pace to the team’s run rate. He scored an unbeaten 41 off 19 balls, which included two sixes with four fours. On the basis of this tremendous innings, India scored 190 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs.
Indian bowlers havoc
In reply, West Indies got off to a poor start. Kyle Myers tried to burst firecrackers after scoring 15 runs in six balls but failed. West Indies got the first blow in the second over at 22. Arshdeep Singh walks Myers on a personal score of 15. India’s second breakthrough came from Ravindra Jadeja, who did not even give Jason Holder a chance to open the account. The player to be dismissed at number three was Shamra Brooks, who was walked by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Captain Nicholas Pooran fell for the fourth wicket. R Ashwin picked up Pooran’s wicket. After that the sequence of his wickets continued continuously. All the Caribbean batsmen went on getting caught in the web of spin of R Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi and Ravindra Jadeja.
In reply to India’s 190, West Indies scored 122 for eight and India won the match by 68 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
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