Phew, that was close for India. A win is a win, true, but looks like hard work lies ahead— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 3, 2019
INDIA WIN: Keemo into his final over. India are just five runs away from the target. And Sundar finishes the match in style as he hits Paul over for a straight six. And excellent way to finish the match as India reach home with four wickets to spare.
OUT: This match is still not over as Keemo Paul manages to castle Pandya this time. This is excellent bowling by him. India are stuttering at 88/6 and are 8 runs away from the target.
FOUR: Krunal releases some pressure as he pulls Thomas and gets two threes and a four. India are now inching closer to a victory. 12 runs come from the over as India move to 85/5 in 15 overs.
OUT: Cottrell comes back into the attack. Windies bowlers are defending a low score, but they haven't given easy runs to the Indians till now. It has been tough work till now. In fact India lose skipper Kohli too. He fails to pick up a slow one and gives a simple catch to Pollard. He goes for 19. India are 69/5.
OUT: Pandey has thrown his wicket away here. A full delivery by Paul and Pandey misses it completely. He off stump goes for a toss. He is out for 19 as India are now 64/4.
FOUR: Brathwaite comes into the attack and Kohli charges down the track and gets a four through point. For now Indians are having it easy and Kohli & Pandey are forging a nice partnership. After 11 overs India are 60/3.
Narine continues and Indian batsmen seem to be struggling against him. He just gives away three runs in the over. But despite this, India are still the favourites to win the match. The score moves to 44/3 in 9 overs.
Pant is still trying to perfect the shot he played in the world cup semifinal #WIvIND— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 3, 2019
OUT, OUT: India lose two in two and Narine is spelling fire at the moment. First he gets Rohit caught by Pollard and then removes Pant the very next ball. Ordinary batting by the Indians here as the now the score moves to 33/3 in 7 overs.
FOUR, SIX: India are in a comfortable position right now as Rohit pulls Cottrell for another four. India are started to get in the groove now. Rohit doesn't stop there and drives the bowler for a six over long off. The score now moves to 31/1 in 5.5 overs.
Cottrell into his second over and Indian batsmen haven't look comfortable out there in the middle. But the target is so low that they don't really need to bother about the scoring rate. After 4 overs India are 13/1.
in the interest of maintaining their rift Kohli & Rohit shouldn't speak with each other in the course of this partnership #WIvIND— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 3, 2019
OUT: Sheldon Cottrell starts the second over of the innings. It's been a watchful start by the Indian pair and are looking in no hurry to score quickly. And there is an appeal against Dhawan for an LBW. The batsman tries to play across the line of the ball and misses completely. He is out for 1. India are 4/1.
On to the second innings now. Oshane Thomas starts for Windies as Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan open for India. There is pace and bounce for the bowler and that troubles Indian batsmen. As a result just 2 runs come from the over. After 1 over it's 2/0.
95/9: What an excellent finish by Saini and India. The fast bowler delivers a wicket maiden in the last over of the innings. Take a bow, Saini. He has helped restrict Windies to 95/9.
OUT: Saini starts his last over, and also the last over of the innings. He bowls two wide yorkers at the start of the over and Pollard fails to pick them. And third ball of the over Pollard misses a full toss. Here is the third wicket for Saini. Excellent bowling this as Pollard is out for 49. Windies are 95/9.
OUT: Bhuvneshwar has his second wicket of the day here. Keemo Paul looks to take the aerial route but ends up edging one. Kohli completes a simple catch to push Windies in further trouble. Windies are now 88/8.
FOUR: Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back into the attack. And Pollard gets a welcome boundary through midwicket. These are useful runs for the Windies, but perhaps won't be enough. After 17 overs the score moves to 78/7.
OUT: Wickets are tumbling in quick time here for the Windies. This time Jadeja gets his first one. Narine tries to go for a big one and ends up giving a simple catch to Khaleel in the deep. He goes for 2. Windies are now 70/7.
OUT: And the sixth wicket goes down for Windies. Brathwaite, in a bid to score some quick runs hits one straight back to Krunal, and the bowler takes a simple catch. Windies are in deep trouble at 67/6.
India are total command at the moment. Windies are still trying to recover from the early blows. But the problem for them has been the low scoring rate of both Pollard and Brathwaite. After 14 overs Windies are 65/5.
SIX: Jadeja starts another over. But the problem for Windies is that they are not getting boundaries. But Pollard uses the long handle and gets a six on fourth ball of the over. That brings up the fifty for the Windies. It's 54/5 after 12 overs.
Now Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack. He comes up with a clean over and just gives away two runs. This is not looking good for Windies at the moment. The score moves to 45/5 in 10 overs.
Krunal Pandya comes into the attack now. Pollard finally gets going and cuts Krunal fine through third man for a four. Six runs come from the over and Windies move to 43/5 in 9 overs.
Khaleel Ahmed continues. He is bowling well at the moment and not giving anything away. Just three runs come from the over as Windies move to 37/5 in 8 overs.
Khaleel Ahmed is one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the Indian domestic circuit. Since the start of 2018, he has taken 59 wickets in the format - no Indian player has taken more wickets in the timeline. #WIvIND— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) August 3, 2019
India vs West Indies 1st T20I, Latest Updates: OUT: This match is still not over as Keemo Paul manages to castle Pandya this time. This is excellent bowling by him. India are stuttering at 88/6 and are 8 runs away from the target.
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Back on the field after their World Cup debacle, Team India will start their preparations for next year’s World T20 in the first T20I of the three-match series against the West Indies at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium on Saturday. Before leaving for the West Indies tour, skipper Virat Kohli had said the line-up of such trophies – World T20s in 2020 and 2021 — ensured ‘players always had something to play for, look forward to’. And thus, the three-match rubber will provide him with the chance of giving youngsters an opportunity to showcase their talent in the shortest format of the game.
The series will serve as a great opportunity for the likes of Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer and Khaleel Ahmed, who missed out on a chance to play in the 50-over World Cup in UK. All these three players performed well for the India ‘A’ side in the Caribbean Islands and would want to continue with their form and impress the captain as well as the selectors for future. The series could also see Rahul Chahar and Navdeep Saini make their international debuts as many senior bowlers have been rested. The only experienced campaigner in the pace bowling line-up is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. In the batting department, Rohit Sharma is almost certain to be joined by his regular partner Shikhar Dhawan who got injured in England. K.L. Rahul will most likely be batting after Kohli if the team management doesn’t wish to give Iyer a go. This should be followed by promising wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.
The Men in Blue will go into the series as favourites even though West Indies are counted amongst the most dangerous sides in this format of the game. The hosts, led by Carlos Brathwaite, have the likes of Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell who are more than capable of turning the game in a flash. In bowling department too, they boast of having the likes of Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas who are match-winners in T20 format. Thus, fans can be rest assured of some fireworks in the three-match T20I series.
Squads India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.
West Indies: John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicolas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Keemo Paul, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Anthony Bramble, Andre Russell, Khary Pierre.