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India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I Match at Thiruvananthapuram, Highlights: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: December 9, 2019, 8:13 AM IST

India vs West Indies (T20)

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IND vs WI Cricket Scorecard (T20)

2nd T20I T20, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, 08 December, 2019

India

170/7

(20.0) RR 8.5

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West Indies beat India by 8 wickets
West Indies

173/2

(18.3) RR 9.35

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 22:25 (IST)

    FOUR! Pooran finishes it in style, pulling a short ball from Chahar that races away to the fence. West Indies have notched up a commanding 8-wicket win and they have it all to play for in the series decider in Mumbai. 

  • 22:08 (IST)

    SIX, SIX! This is nonchalant but hard hitting. New man Nicholas Pooran gets hold of a quicker one that is deposited over the long-on boundary. Simmons then targets the cow corner area for another big six that brings up his half-century. 

  • 22:02 (IST)

    SIX, SIX, OUT! What an over this has been so far. Hetmyer slams back-to-back maximums - one towards long-on and one towards extra cover. Goes for a third maximum straight down but Kohli takes a gorgeous catch running sideways from long-on and Hetmyer has to walk! 

  • 21:43 (IST)

    OUT: Sundar is bowling really well here. He has hardly given away anything to both these batsmen. In fact he gives flight to Lewis, and the batsman dances down the track. He misses the ball and is stumped for 40 and Windies are 73/1. 

  • 21:30 (IST)

    SIX: Another change in the bowling. Chahal comes into the attack now. But Lewis is again looking in fine nick. He picks one wide from Chahal and dispatches it into the stands. Windies are 51/0 after 7.  

  • 21:20 (IST)

    MISS: Bhuvneshwar bowls a full delivery, Simmons takes the aerial route, and Sundar misses it. And another one goes down. Lewis edges one and Pant dives full stretch. But in the end the ball pops out of his gloves. It's 26/0 after 5 overs. 

  • 20:44 (IST)

    A very good final over from Cottrell, conceding only 6 runs and picking up a wicket. Rishabh Pant finishes on 33 off 22 but none of the others in the lower order got going. Iyer and Jadeja struggled for momentum, which means India finish below what they seemed like at one stage. Still, this should be a very good score for this pitch. India's spinners will be in action in the chase, stay tuned.

  • 20:38 (IST)

    WICKET! Jadeja slogs but Williams' slower ball beats him. Off stump is uprooted, and Williams gets his second. Struggle for Jadeja - 9 off 11. India 164 for 6 with one over pending.

  • 20:24 (IST)

    WICKET! Iyer falls to Walsh. Looks to attack the legspinner but slices it to point. Second wicket for the legspinner, Iyer falls for 10 off 11.

  • 20:22 (IST)

    Poor over from Holder. Giving all the pace that the batsmen require. A boundary each for Iyer and Pant, and four singles. 12 runs from the over as India reach 144/4 in 16.

  • 20:10 (IST)

    KOHLI IS OUT. Williams gets his man. But no notebook celebration this time. Good ball that - a slower bouncer, Kohli came down the track and tapped it straight to short third man. Out for 19 off 17.

  • 19:55 (IST)

    WICKET! Dube looks to attack Walsh, but it's smartly bowled outside off. He slices it to extra cover where Hetmyer takes a nice catch. Superb knock from Dube ends. India 97 for 3.

22:25 (IST)

FOUR! Pooran finishes it in style, pulling a short ball from Chahar that races away to the fence. West Indies have notched up a commanding 8-wicket win and they have it all to play for in the series decider in Mumbai. 

22:24 (IST)

Pooran starts the 18th over with a four and ends it with a six. 14 runs came off the over and that means West Indies need just 3 runs from the next 2 overs. They're on course for a dominant win. 

22:19 (IST)

An eventful over from Chahar, this. Starts by getting Pooran to slice one up that Shreyas Iyer cannot quite get to in the deep. The rest of the over goes for singles but the last ball is creamed over long-off for a six by Simmons. 

22:14 (IST)

FOUR, FOUR, FOUR! West Indies on a roll now. Three boundaries come off this over. Pooran gets things rolling, smacking one over a diving Jadeja at deep mid-wicket. He then drives a length ball through the covers. Simmons ends the over with a hard hit through extra cover. Not the over Bhuvneshwar was expected to deliver. 

22:08 (IST)

SIX, SIX! This is nonchalant but hard hitting. New man Nicholas Pooran gets hold of a quicker one that is deposited over the long-on boundary. Simmons then targets the cow corner area for another big six that brings up his half-century. 

22:02 (IST)

SIX, SIX, OUT! What an over this has been so far. Hetmyer slams back-to-back maximums - one towards long-on and one towards extra cover. Goes for a third maximum straight down but Kohli takes a gorgeous catch running sideways from long-on and Hetmyer has to walk! 

21:58 (IST)

Simmons slams the second ball of Dube's 2nd over for a boundary on the off-side and the batsmen rotate the strike well to get 8 runs off the over. India will be happy with conceding less boundaries but wickets are the need of the hour. 

21:54 (IST)

Ravindra Jadeja comes on to bowl his first over and the second ball is slammed for a huge six by Hetmyer but again, only two singles come off the remaining balls. West Indies need a couple of big overs whereas India need another wicket... or two. 

21:51 (IST)

Dube bowls a no-ball and the resultant free-hit goes for a boundary but the rest of the over is a relatively quiet one. This game still hangs in the balance although it is fair to say the West Indies remain favourites for now. 

21:43 (IST)

OUT: Sundar is bowling really well here. He has hardly given away anything to both these batsmen. In fact he gives flight to Lewis, and the batsman dances down the track. He misses the ball and is stumped for 40 and Windies are 73/1. 

21:39 (IST)

West Indies are looking for some big shots here. Some poor fielding by the Indians is making it easier for the opposition. After 9 overs Windies are now 71/0 after 9 overs. 

21:30 (IST)

SIX: Another change in the bowling. Chahal comes into the attack now. But Lewis is again looking in fine nick. He picks one wide from Chahal and dispatches it into the stands. Windies are 51/0 after 7.  

21:20 (IST)

MISS: Bhuvneshwar bowls a full delivery, Simmons takes the aerial route, and Sundar misses it. And another one goes down. Lewis edges one and Pant dives full stretch. But in the end the ball pops out of his gloves. It's 26/0 after 5 overs. 

21:16 (IST)

A change in the bowling as Washington Sundar comes into the attack. Excellent start by him. He gives nothing away and just one run comes off the over. Windies are 23/0 after 4 overs. 

21:06 (IST)

Bhuvneshwar comes on for the second over. He manages to get the ball get back in sharply. He starts the over well and just gives away four runs. West Indies are 9/0. 

21:02 (IST)

It's an excellent over to start with for Chahar. He swings the ball both ways and troubles the batsmen. The last ball jumps viciously and Pant is unable to collect the ball. Five runs come from the over as West Indies are 5/0. 

20:56 (IST)

Now off to the second innings. Deepak Chahar has the new ball in his hand and let's see if he can get early wickets for India. 

20:44 (IST)

A very good final over from Cottrell, conceding only 6 runs and picking up a wicket. Rishabh Pant finishes on 33 off 22 but none of the others in the lower order got going. Iyer and Jadeja struggled for momentum, which means India finish below what they seemed like at one stage. Still, this should be a very good score for this pitch. India's spinners will be in action in the chase, stay tuned.

20:42 (IST)

Washington Sundar falls for a first-ball duck, caught and bowled by Cottrell. Two balls left.

20:38 (IST)

WICKET! Jadeja slogs but Williams' slower ball beats him. Off stump is uprooted, and Williams gets his second. Struggle for Jadeja - 9 off 11. India 164 for 6 with one over pending.

20:32 (IST)

Only 6 runs from the 18th over, by Cottrell. Good fightback from West Indies this, but Pant is still in good rhythm. Can he finish big?

20:24 (IST)

WICKET! Iyer falls to Walsh. Looks to attack the legspinner but slices it to point. Second wicket for the legspinner, Iyer falls for 10 off 11.

20:22 (IST)

Poor over from Holder. Giving all the pace that the batsmen require. A boundary each for Iyer and Pant, and four singles. 12 runs from the over as India reach 144/4 in 16.

20:17 (IST)

Just four runs from the 15th over, by Walsh. Good stuff from the legspinner. India in a good position at 132 for 4 though.

20:10 (IST)

KOHLI IS OUT. Williams gets his man. But no notebook celebration this time. Good ball that - a slower bouncer, Kohli came down the track and tapped it straight to short third man. Out for 19 off 17.

20:08 (IST)

Kohli is now the highest run scorer in T20Is. Goes past Rohit's 2562 runs. The contest between these two isn't going to end anytime soon.

20:06 (IST)

Kohli finds the boundary again but only 7 runs from Walsh's second over. India in a strong position with seven overs left.

20:03 (IST)

Kohli gets his first boundary in his 11th ball... through an outside edge. Is that going to turn things around? He's on 13 off 11 now. Remember, he started slow last game too.

19:58 (IST)

Rishabh Pant replaces Dube in the middle, and smashes his second ball for six. Are we going to witness something big from him?

19:55 (IST)

WICKET! Dube looks to attack Walsh, but it's smartly bowled outside off. He slices it to extra cover where Hetmyer takes a nice catch. Superb knock from Dube ends. India 97 for 3.

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India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I Match at Thiruvananthapuram, Highlights: As It Happened

PREVIEW: Often referred to as the ‘master of the chase’ Indian captain Virat Kohli stole the show in Hyderabad in front of a capacity crowd and West Indies had no answer. Act 2 moves further down south to the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday (December 8) and one expects Kohli will be keen to put the series in the bag, to give the team some room to experiment with combinations in Mumbai. India currently lead the three-match series 1-0.

On Friday, Kohli remained unbeaten on 94 off 50 deliveries to stun West Indies and received good support from KL Rahul who contributed a valuable 62 at the top.

On Sunday too, it will not be easy for India as West Indies are a rejuvenated outfit with a healthy mix of experience and youth, all of whom can turn a match on its head.

But what’s more worrying are the problem areas India needs to address, like fielding and Kohli’s supporting cast while batting. Rishabh Pant let yet another chance slip away with the bat while Shreyas Iyer had a rare failure.

“One of us, Rohit or I, has to play long in this team,” Kohli noted after his stunning knock in the first game.

India also dropped a fair few catches in the field and the bowlers did not have their best outing either – factors the team management will hope to sort out ahead of Sunday.

That only Ravindra Jadeja went for less than 9 runs an over in as West Indies hammered 15 maximums along with 11 fours will be a worry, which could prompt a look in for Mohammed Shami.

The likes of Pant, Shivam Dube and Washington Sundar will probably not want to have another bad day, especially with the management keen on giving new faces a chance.

It is this inexperience that the West Indies are looking to exploit, and with the likes of Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard back and settled the visitors are feeling particularly confident, despite Friday.

With the IPL auction coming up, the likes of Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran will no doubt look to continue their big hitting, as will Brandon King, the highest scorer of CPL 2019.

Pollard explained after the first game that their bowling needs improvement and other than Sheldon Cottrell, nobody was spared by the Indian captain. But it is the 23 extras that Pollard will hope does not repeat itself.

"208 to defend, on any day you'd take that 10 out of 10 times. Where we lost the game was the extras and our bowling. Our execution was poor. If we had executed the plans we had spoken about, it would have been a different scenario despite the good batting wicket," Pollard said on Friday after the defeat.

For India, who are weakest in the T20 format, the chopping and changing is likely to continue as they are yet to find their best XI, whereas West Indies, the defending world champions in the format will be hoping Hyderabad was just the reality check they needed in their resurgence.

The Greenfield pitch curator Biju has already stated that the fans can expect another run-fest and on the basis of what we have seen already, one can surely expect yet another cracker on Super Sunday.

Squads:

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

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

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2 New Zealand 3241 112
3 South Africa 3177 102
4 England 4593 102
5 Australia 3672 102
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2 India 7364 121
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
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