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India vs West Indies, 1st T20I Match at Hyderabad, Highlights: As It Happened

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Cricketnext Staff | Updated: December 6, 2019, 11:47 PM IST

India vs West Indies (T20)

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IND vs WI Cricket Scorecard (T20)

1st T20I T20, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, 06 December, 2019

West Indies

207/5

(20.0) RR 10.35

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India beat West Indies by 6 wickets
India

209/4

(18.4) RR 11.19

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 22:27 (IST)

    INDIA WIN: And Kohli finishes it with two sixes in Williams over. Kohli has finshed with 94 from just 50 balls. India go 1-0 up in the series. 

  • 22:23 (IST)

    OUT: And Pollard has taken an unbelievable catch here. Iyer hits the ball back to the bowler, and Pollard takes a spectacular catch in his follow through. India are 193/4 in 18 overs. 

  • 22:19 (IST)

    SIX: Pollard comes into the attack and Kohli plays a short-arm jab for a six. India are inching closer with every ball. It's 191/3 in 17.3 overs. 

  • 22:13 (IST)

    OUT: Pant has thrown has wicket away at the wrong time. A slower one does the trick as Pant gives a simple catch to Holder. India are 178/3. 

  • 21:55 (IST)

    FIFTY FOR KOHLI: Holder bowls one short and Kohli just hits it over long off for a six. That also takes him to his 22nd fifty. What and innings this has been from the Indian skipper. India now move to 149/2 in 14.2 overs. 

  • 21:50 (IST)

    OUT: And after hitting Pierre for a six, Rahul mistimes one and gives a simple catch to Pollard in the deep. Rahul departs for 62 as India are 130/2. 

  • 21:47 (IST)

    FIFTY FOR RAHUL: In the meantime KL Rahul brings up his seventh fitty in T20Is, that too in just 37 balls. This has been an excellent effort by the Indian that has still kept them in the hunt. India are 123/1 after 13 overs. 

  • 21:40 (IST)

    SIX, FOUR: Holder comes on for another over. Kohli tries to do something innovative. He shuffles across a long way and tries to hit the ball over the keeper, but narrowly survives. But he does finally get a six on a short ball. He follows it up with a four. India are 110/1 after 12 overs. 

  • 21:04 (IST)

    OUT! Rohit departs early and that is quite the blow for India. Khary Pierre gets him. Bowls a fuller one that Rohit does manage to get a hold off but he picks out Hetmyer at the cow corner who holds on to the catch. 

  • 20:54 (IST)

    FOUR, FOUR & FOUR! KL Rahul starts the second over with a cut shot behind deep backward point that races away to the boundary. A dot ball follows but the ball after that takes an inside edge and runs away behind the stumps. A short and wide ball is once again clattered through the point region. Expensive first over from Jason Holder. 

  • 20:32 (IST)

    Bhuvi completes the innings with a very very expensive over as WI pick up 17 runs from that. Excellent effort from the visitors who post 207/5 in 20 overs. 

  • 20:31 (IST)

    Six! Another length ball from Bhuvi and Holder has carted it over Virat Kohli at long off as he stands and watches on. WI with that cross the 200-run mark. 

  • 20:28 (IST)

    SIX! Jason Holder joins the party as Chahar bowls it right in the arc and that's been hammered back over his head to make that a 12 run over. One over to go for WI who are 190/5. 

  • 20:23 (IST)

    Four! D Ramdin is in now and Chahal's been driven through the mid off region and Chahar was unable to keep it from going over the fence. Chahal quite unhappy about that as West Indies make it a 6 run over and move to 178/5 with 2 overs to go. 

  • 20:21 (IST)

    OUT! Chahal strikes again! Tosses it up and invites the big hit from Pollard, but takes the leg stick and the advantage back in India's corner 

  • 20:19 (IST)

    OUT! Chahal's finally got his wicket! Hetmyer looks for the sweep shot into the crowd but Rohit Sharma finally gets an easier catch and he holds on. WI are 172/4. 

  • 20:16 (IST)

    Six & Six! Finally Pollard gets the big hit over Long on against Chahar. Straight above Rohit Sharma's head but he got a hand on it unfortunately the power on the shot was too much. He's followed that up with another muscular hit over the legside and it's gone well into the crowd. 

  • 20:10 (IST)

    50 & SIX! Hetmyer completes his half century with a good strong shot back past over Chahal and into the crowd. This has been a good knock from him and he will look to make this count and bat through.

22:27 (IST)

INDIA WIN: And Kohli finishes it with two sixes in Williams over. Kohli has finshed with 94 from just 50 balls. India go 1-0 up in the series. 

22:23 (IST)

OUT: And Pollard has taken an unbelievable catch here. Iyer hits the ball back to the bowler, and Pollard takes a spectacular catch in his follow through. India are 193/4 in 18 overs. 

22:19 (IST)

SIX: Pollard comes into the attack and Kohli plays a short-arm jab for a six. India are inching closer with every ball. It's 191/3 in 17.3 overs. 

22:13 (IST)

OUT: Pant has thrown has wicket away at the wrong time. A slower one does the trick as Pant gives a simple catch to Holder. India are 178/3. 

22:11 (IST)

Cottrell comes back into the attack now. The equation has now gotten fairly easy for the Indians. India just need 30 runs to win as they are 178/2. 

22:06 (IST)
Kohli is taking India closer
21:55 (IST)

FIFTY FOR KOHLI: Holder bowls one short and Kohli just hits it over long off for a six. That also takes him to his 22nd fifty. What and innings this has been from the Indian skipper. India now move to 149/2 in 14.2 overs. 

21:50 (IST)

OUT: And after hitting Pierre for a six, Rahul mistimes one and gives a simple catch to Pollard in the deep. Rahul departs for 62 as India are 130/2. 

21:47 (IST)

FIFTY FOR RAHUL: In the meantime KL Rahul brings up his seventh fitty in T20Is, that too in just 37 balls. This has been an excellent effort by the Indian that has still kept them in the hunt. India are 123/1 after 13 overs. 

21:40 (IST)

SIX, FOUR: Holder comes on for another over. Kohli tries to do something innovative. He shuffles across a long way and tries to hit the ball over the keeper, but narrowly survives. But he does finally get a six on a short ball. He follows it up with a four. India are 110/1 after 12 overs. 

21:32 (IST)

We're halfway through the innings and India are 89-1. That's a decent platform for the second half of the match but India would prefer not to lose any more wickets at this point. 

21:21 (IST)

Rahul's hitting has put the visitors under the pump for now. Pierre manages to bowl one down leg side that runs away to the boundary, giving 5 extra runs. Kohli then ends the over by slamming him for a boundary. 

21:14 (IST)

He's in fine form tonight. India will need more from him. 

21:11 (IST)

WI looked like they had Kohli plumb LBW but the umpire doesn't raise his finger and they don't review. The replays suggest he got a bit of bat on it so a good call from the umpire. Rahul ends the over with a massive six. 

21:04 (IST)

OUT! Rohit departs early and that is quite the blow for India. Khary Pierre gets him. Bowls a fuller one that Rohit does manage to get a hold off but he picks out Hetmyer at the cow corner who holds on to the catch. 

21:01 (IST)

Rohit Sharma gets hit on the arm by a Cottrell bouncer but gets a bit of treatment and is good to continue. He ends the over with two consecutive boundaries and India are doing well to keep abreast of the required run rate thus far. 

20:54 (IST)

FOUR, FOUR & FOUR! KL Rahul starts the second over with a cut shot behind deep backward point that races away to the boundary. A dot ball follows but the ball after that takes an inside edge and runs away behind the stumps. A short and wide ball is once again clattered through the point region. Expensive first over from Jason Holder. 

20:50 (IST)

Cottrell's first over is a decent one, although he did get away with a full toss that Rohit connected with but the ball rolled straight to the fielder inside the circle. 4 runs come off the first over. 

20:45 (IST)

Hello and welcome back to the second innings of the first T20I. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to open the batting for India and Sheldon Cottrell is opening the bowling. Here we go! 

20:32 (IST)

Bhuvi completes the innings with a very very expensive over as WI pick up 17 runs from that. Excellent effort from the visitors who post 207/5 in 20 overs. 

20:31 (IST)

Six! Another length ball from Bhuvi and Holder has carted it over Virat Kohli at long off as he stands and watches on. WI with that cross the 200-run mark. 

20:28 (IST)

SIX! Jason Holder joins the party as Chahar bowls it right in the arc and that's been hammered back over his head to make that a 12 run over. One over to go for WI who are 190/5. 

20:23 (IST)

Four! D Ramdin is in now and Chahal's been driven through the mid off region and Chahar was unable to keep it from going over the fence. Chahal quite unhappy about that as West Indies make it a 6 run over and move to 178/5 with 2 overs to go. 

20:21 (IST)

OUT! Chahal strikes again! Tosses it up and invites the big hit from Pollard, but takes the leg stick and the advantage back in India's corner 

20:19 (IST)

OUT! Chahal's finally got his wicket! Hetmyer looks for the sweep shot into the crowd but Rohit Sharma finally gets an easier catch and he holds on. WI are 172/4. 

20:18 (IST)

Chahar will want to forget that over very fast as he conceded 17 runs after there was a chance to dismiss the batsmen twice. Rohit Sharma dropped two very difficult catches and Sundar dropped one before that two. Pollard made that count and how! WI are 172/3 after 17 overs. 

20:16 (IST)

Six & Six! Finally Pollard gets the big hit over Long on against Chahar. Straight above Rohit Sharma's head but he got a hand on it unfortunately the power on the shot was too much. He's followed that up with another muscular hit over the legside and it's gone well into the crowd. 

20:11 (IST)

Expensive over from Chahal once again as he concedes 11 runs. He's been expensive today and Hetmyer and Pollard in the middle have not helped his cause. WI are 155/3 after 16 overs. 

20:10 (IST)

50 & SIX! Hetmyer completes his half century with a good strong shot back past over Chahal and into the crowd. This has been a good knock from him and he will look to make this count and bat through.

20:07 (IST)

Superb over from Bhuvneshwar! Pollard and Hetmyer manage only 3 singles from the over. It's the first over of the kind after quite a while. Unlikely though that it will affect the WI strategy in the final five overs. WI are 144/3. 

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PREVIEW: Round 2 of India vs West Indies in recent times is set to begin on Friday (December 6) with the first of three T20Is in Hyderabad. The two teams had faced earlier this year after the 50-over World Cup when India toured the Caribbean. India had dominated that tour, winning across formats, sweeping the T20Is 3-0. India were trying new combinations, yet West Indies couldn't match. India begin this series as favourites too, even as they continue to finetune their combinations with an eye on the T20 World Cup in Australia next year. Over the last few matches, India have more or less identified their batting combination. Shreyas Iyer has fitted in well at No. 4, and he'll look to make that his own spot in the coming games. India do have questions on their opening combination though. They've often gone with Shikhar Dhawan to partner Rohit Sharma, leaving out KL Rahul. The Karnataka batsman has got a chance only when Virat Kohli has rested, like in the Bangladesh series. Kohli is back now, but with Dhawan out with an injury, Rahul gets at least three chances to be the permanent opener along with Rohit.

The other question is around Rishabh Pant. The young wicketkeeper has been under pressure from all sides, which is showing in his batting. Runs haven't flowed, and he looks caught between playing for his spot and playing his natural game. Ahead of the first T20I, Kohli once again backed Pant saying people have to leave him alone to get the best out of him. Kohli said it's unfair to put pressure on Pant and made it clear that the team would do all to keep him in a good space. Pant has to justify this backing, else the noises will only grow. The other broader area India have to work on is their approach batting first. India have lost 7 of the last 14 matches batting first, an area Kohli conceded was a concern. "I don't think we've been very good batting first and defending low totals. Those are two things we need to focus on," he said in the press conference.

The bowling unit is falling in place, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami returning to partner Deepak Chahar. It will be interesting to see which two pacers India play in the first game, given Chahar had taken a hat trick in his last T20I. Shami has not played T20Is since 2017 but Kohli said he would be useful in pacer friendly conditions in Australia. Bhuvneshwar too will be looking to get back to the groove, returning after injury. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are back too, but it remains to be seen how many spinners India play given they have Washington Sundar and Ravindra Jadeja too. Since their last series against India, West Indies have undergone some changes, with Kieron Pollard now leading the limited-overs sides. West Indies started well under Pollard winning the ODIs against Afghanistan 3-0, but lost 1-2 in the T20Is. Their T20I record since winning the T20 World Cup 2016 has been poor; they've won only 12 of their last 39 matches in the format.

Pollard has the task of fixing that record ahead of the T20 World Cup next year, and the India series will be a stiff challenge on the way. They've got to begin their revival soon as time is running out. They've got a young squad with IPL experience, who on their day can win matches in this format. The likes of Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons and Shimron Hetmyer, along with Nicholas Pooran and Pollard himself make an explosive batting unit. In comparison, West Indies' spin unit is weak with only Hayden Walsh and Khary Pierre forming spin options.

Squads:

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

West Indies: Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Denesh Ramdin, Sherfane Rutherford, Lendl Simomns, Keserick Williams, Hayden Walsh Jr.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
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