2nd T20 highlights: Simmons' 67* helps WI beat IND, levels series 1-1

Virat Kohli. Photo: PTI
Windies cricket team beat India cricket team by eight wickets in the second T20 International to level the three-match series 1-1 at Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. Batting first, India scored 170 for 7 with Shivam Dube hitting 54 off 30 balls and Rishabh Pant contributing an unbeaten 33 off 22 as West Indies seamer Kesrick Williams and leg-spinner Hayden Walsh got two wickets apiece.In reply, Lendl Simmons scored an unbeaten 67 off 45 balls and Nicholas Pooran scored 38 off 18 balls to finish the chase in 18.3 overs.

Despite Dube's 54 off 30 balls, which had four huge sixes apart from three fours, India didn't get the required momentum during the death overs on a track where Caribbean seamers used a lot of back of length slower deliveries along with well disguised short balls.

The last five overs in the Indian innings produced only 38 runs and West Indies were able to compensate for the 13 wides and two no-balls that they bowled during the evening. Kesrick Williams after being subjected to humiliation from Virat Kohli, came back well with figures of 2 for 30 in four overs including the prized scalp of the Indian captain (19 of 17 balls). There was no 'Notebook Celebrations' but just a quiet 'finger on lips' this time around.

 
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The other bowler, who impressed was leg-spinner Hayden Walsh (2/28 in 4 overs), who pitched the ball good areas and was also able to get some sharp turn on his leg breaks.

Left-arm spinner Khary Pierry who gave away only 11 runs from his 2 overs in the Powerplay, was surprisingly not called on to bowl again.

The highlight of the Indian innings was giant Mumbai all-rounder Dube's big-hitting prowess which he finally displayed at the international level.

The southpaw took a liking to the bowling of West Indies captain Kieron Pollard, smashing three huge sixes in the ninth over. He reached his maiden international fifty in 27 balls (4 sixes, two fours).

Skipper Kohli, who decimated the Windies attack in the game on Friday, saw Dube go big, but couldn't get going, falling to Williams as he mistimed a cut.

KL Rahul who hit a classy half-century in the first match in Hyderabad, cracked a superb boundary, before he skied one from Pierre to Shimron Hetmyer to be dismissed for 11.

Rohit Sharma (15) who did not have a great outing in the series opener fell going for a lap shot off Jason Holder's bowling and had his leg stump pegged back.

West Indies' ploy of bowling back of the length did work as the deliveries were not easily coming onto the bat making it difficult for hitting through the line. Only briefly, it was Dube, who got a hang of Pollard's slower ones and picked them up over deep mid-wicket region.

 Here are the playing 11 of both the teams:

India playing 11: Rohit Sharma, K L Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal

West Indies playing 11: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams

10:28 PM IST The decider to be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on December 11 (wednesday)

10:26 PM IST Over Summary:  0 1 4 ; West Indies: 173-2 Deepak Chahar continues   Ball 3: Pooran pulls the short of length delivery towards deep square leg for FOUR and wins the match for West Indies.    Ball 2: A single for Simmons   Ball 1: Simmons digs out the yorker towards gully region for no run

10:23 PM IST Over Summary: 4 1 1 1 1 6 ; West Indies: 168-2 Bhuvi continues   Ball 6: Ball on the pads and Pooran smashes towards deep backward square leg boundary for SIX.    Ball 5: Simmons digs out the yorker towards deep square leg for a single.   Ball 4: Pooran punches down the ground for a single   Ball 3: A short delivery and Simmons pulls towards deep backward square leg for a single   Ball 2: Pooran dabs towards square leg for a single.   Ball 1: Pooran drives through extra cover for FOUR

10:19 PM IST Over Summary: 0 2 1 1 1 Wd 6  ; West Indies: 154-2 Deepak Chahar [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack Ball 6: A full delivery and Simmons nailed it just over long-off for SIX.    Ball 6: WIDE   Ball 5: Pooran clips towards deep square leg for a single   Ball 4: A full toss outside off and Simmons hits towards sweeper cover for a single, missed chance.    Ball 3: Pooran hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single   Ball 2: Pooran goes big, manages only top edge and Iyer fails to take a tough chance, two runs taken.   Ball 1: DOT

10:13 PM IST Over Summary: 4 0 4 2 1 4  ; West Indies: 142-2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar [2.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack   Ball 6: Simmons comes down the wicket and hits over extra cover for FOUR.    Ball 5: Pooran pushes towards long-off for a single   Ball 4: Pooran dabs towards mid-wicket region with a soft hand and collects a double.    Ball 3: Pooran drives through extra cover for FOUR.    Ball 2: Pooran pushes towards extra cover for no run.   Ball 1: Pooran smashes towards deep square leg for FOUR.

10:08 PM IST Over Summary: 0 1 0 6 1 6  ; West Indies: 127-2 Yuzvendra Chahal [2.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack   Ball 6: Simmons powers over long-on for SIX.   Ball 5: A single for Pooran towards wide of point   Ball 4: A short delivery and Pooran goes on backfoot, wallopes towards cow corner for SIX   Ball 3: DOT   Ball 2: A single for Simmons towards sweeper cover   Ball 1: DOT

10:04 PM IST Over Summary:  1 6 6 W 1 0  ; West Indies: 113-2 Jadeja continues   Ball 6: Pooran ges beaten outside off.    Ball 5: Simmons collects a single Nicholas Pooran, left handed bat, comes to the crease   Ball 4: Hetmyer drags from outside off and hits towards long-off. Virat Kohli makes a brilliant effort at the boundary line to remove the dangerous looking Hetmyer. A MUCH NEEDED WICKET FOR INDIA. Hetmyer c Kohli b Jadeja 23(14) [6s-3]   Ball 3: Ball outside off and Hetmyer goes inside out and hits a flat SIX towards deep extra cover, it is turning out to be a big over.    Ball 2: Hetmyer wallopes the short delivery towards deep mid-wicket for SIX   Ball 1: Simmons works towards square leg for a single.

9:58 PM IST Over Summary:  1 4 0 1 0 2  ; West Indies: 99-1 Shivam Dube continues   Ball 6: Hetmyer works the yorkish length delivery towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.   Ball 5: Hetmyer digs out the yorkish length to cover for no run.   Ball 4: Simmons cuts towards backward point and Chahal makes a diving effort to save a certain boundary. Meanwhile a single taken   Ball 3: Simmons cuts, but doesn't have the requied width for a run, no run   Ball 2:  Simmons cuts short and wide delivery through backward point for FOUR.   Ball 1: Hetmyer gets an leading edge through backward point for a single.

9:54 PM IST Over Summary:  0 1 6 0 0 1  ; West Indies: 91-1 Ravindra Jadeja, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack   Ball 6: A single for Hetmyer towards long-on   Ball 5: DOT   Ball 4: DOT   Ball 3: Hetmyer slog sweeps towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.   Ball 2: A single for Simmons towards square leg   Ball 1: DOT

9:51 PM IST Over Summary: 2 1 1Nb 4 1 0 0  ; West Indies: 83-1 Shivam Dube, right-arm medium, comes into the attack   Ball 6: A yorkish length, Hetmyer gets an inside edge to keeper, no run.   Ball 5: Hetmyer gets an inside edge onto the pads for no run. Ball 4: Simmons carves towards sweeper cover for a single.   Ball 3: FREE HIT, Simmons powers yorkish length delivery towards cow-corner for FOUR.   Ball 3: Hetmyer punches towards sweeper cover for a single and third umpire calls NO BALL.   Ball 2: Simmons clips towards deep backward square leg for a single.   Ball 1: Simmons flicks through short fine leg for a couple of runs.

9:44 PM IST Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 W 0 ; West Indies: 73-2 Sundar bowls his last over of the match   Ball 6: Shimron Hetmyer, left handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks   Ball 5: A flighted delivery, Lewis comes down the wicket and beaten on the flight. Pant removes the bail in a flash. Lewis st Pant b Washington Sundar 40(35) [4s-3 6s-3]   Ball 4: DOT   Ball 3: Simmons hits towards long-on for a single.   Ball 2: Simmons goes for a wild swing, misses.   Ball 1: Lewis collects a single towards cover region

9:39 PM IST Over Summary: 2 0 4 6 0 0  ; West Indies: 71-0 Chahal continues   Ball 6: DOT   Ball 5: Simmons cuts towards backward point for no run   Ball 4: Simmons slog with great wrist work from outside off over deep mid-wicket fielder for SIX.    Ball 3: Simmons cuts and Jadeja made a rare miss-field and ball touches the boundary line, FOUR.   Ball 2: DOT   Ball 1: Simmons hits towards deep backward point for a couple of runs.

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West Indies level the three match series 1-1

The decider to be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on December 11 (wednesday)

Over 18.3; West Indies win by 8 wickets

Over Summary:  0 1 4 ; West Indies: 173-2

Deepak Chahar continues
 
Ball 3: Pooran pulls the short of length delivery towards deep square leg for FOUR and wins the match for West Indies. 
 
Ball 2: A single for Simmons
 
Ball 1: Simmons digs out the yorker towards gully region for no run

Over 18; West Indies need 3 runs in 12 balls

Over Summary: 4 1 1 1 1 6 ; West Indies: 168-2

Bhuvi continues
 
Ball 6: Ball on the pads and Pooran smashes towards deep backward square leg boundary for SIX. 
 
Ball 5: Simmons digs out the yorker towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Pooran punches down the ground for a single
 
Ball 3: A short delivery and Simmons pulls towards deep backward square leg for a single
 
Ball 2: Pooran dabs towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: Pooran drives through extra cover for FOUR

Over 17; West Indies need 17 runs in 18 balls

Over Summary: 0 2 1 1 1 Wd 6  ; West Indies: 154-2

Deepak Chahar [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A full delivery and Simmons nailed it just over long-off for SIX. 
 
Ball 6: WIDE
 
Ball 5: Pooran clips towards deep square leg for a single
 
Ball 4: A full toss outside off and Simmons hits towards sweeper cover for a single, missed chance. 
 
Ball 3: Pooran hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single
 
Ball 2: Pooran goes big, manages only top edge and Iyer fails to take a tough chance, two runs taken.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 16; West Indies need 29 runs in 24 balls

Over Summary: 4 0 4 2 1 4  ; West Indies: 142-2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar [2.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Simmons comes down the wicket and hits over extra cover for FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: Pooran pushes towards long-off for a single
 
Ball 4: Pooran dabs towards mid-wicket region with a soft hand and collects a double. 
 
Ball 3: Pooran drives through extra cover for FOUR. 
 
Ball 2: Pooran pushes towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 1: Pooran smashes towards deep square leg for FOUR.

Over 15; Simmons hits fifty

Over Summary: 0 1 0 6 1 6  ; West Indies: 127-2

Yuzvendra Chahal [2.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Simmons powers over long-on for SIX.
 
Ball 5: A single for Pooran towards wide of point
 
Ball 4: A short delivery and Pooran goes on backfoot, wallopes towards cow corner for SIX
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A single for Simmons towards sweeper cover
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 14; Kohli takes a stunner to remove Hetmyer

Over Summary:  1 6 6 W 1 0  ; West Indies: 113-2

Jadeja continues
 
Ball 6: Pooran ges beaten outside off. 
 
Ball 5: Simmons collects a single

Nicholas Pooran, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: Hetmyer drags from outside off and hits towards long-off. Virat Kohli makes a brilliant effort at the boundary line to remove the dangerous looking Hetmyer. A MUCH NEEDED WICKET FOR INDIA. Hetmyer c Kohli b Jadeja 23(14) [6s-3]
 
Ball 3: Ball outside off and Hetmyer goes inside out and hits a flat SIX towards deep extra cover, it is turning out to be a big over. 
 
Ball 2: Hetmyer wallopes the short delivery towards deep mid-wicket for SIX
 
Ball 1: Simmons works towards square leg for a single.

Over 13; West Indies need 72 runs in 42 balls

Over Summary:  1 4 0 1 0 2  ; West Indies: 99-1

Shivam Dube continues
 
Ball 6: Hetmyer works the yorkish length delivery towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Hetmyer digs out the yorkish length to cover for no run.
 
Ball 4: Simmons cuts towards backward point and Chahal makes a diving effort to save a certain boundary. Meanwhile a single taken
 
Ball 3: Simmons cuts, but doesn't have the requied width for a run, no run
 
Ball 2:  Simmons cuts short and wide delivery through backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Hetmyer gets an leading edge through backward point for a single.

Over 12; Hetmyer smashes SIX

Over Summary:  0 1 6 0 0 1  ; West Indies: 91-1

Ravindra Jadeja, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Hetmyer towards long-on
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Hetmyer slog sweeps towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.
 
Ball 2: A single for Simmons towards square leg
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 11; Simmons hitting big

Over Summary: 2 1 1Nb 4 1 0 0  ; West Indies: 83-1

Shivam Dube, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: A yorkish length, Hetmyer gets an inside edge to keeper, no run.
 
Ball 5: Hetmyer gets an inside edge onto the pads for no run.

Ball 4: Simmons carves towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: FREE HIT, Simmons powers yorkish length delivery towards cow-corner for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Hetmyer punches towards sweeper cover for a single and third umpire calls NO BALL.
 
Ball 2: Simmons clips towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: Simmons flicks through short fine leg for a couple of runs.

Over 10; Sundar gets Lewis

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 W 0 ; West Indies: 73-2

Sundar bowls his last over of the match
 
Ball 6: Shimron Hetmyer, left handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks
 
Ball 5: A flighted delivery, Lewis comes down the wicket and beaten on the flight. Pant removes the bail in a flash. Lewis st Pant b Washington Sundar 40(35) [4s-3 6s-3]
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Simmons hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 2: Simmons goes for a wild swing, misses.
 
Ball 1: Lewis collects a single towards cover region

Over 9; West Indies need 100 runs in 66 balls

Over Summary: 2 0 4 6 0 0  ; West Indies: 71-0

Chahal continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Simmons cuts towards backward point for no run
 
Ball 4: Simmons slog with great wrist work from outside off over deep mid-wicket fielder for SIX. 
 
Ball 3: Simmons cuts and Jadeja made a rare miss-field and ball touches the boundary line, FOUR.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Simmons hits towards deep backward point for a couple of runs.

Over 8; India lost their REVIEW

Over Summary: 1 6 1 0 0 0  ; West Indies: 59-0

Washington Sundar continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Lewis tries to play a cross batted shot, misses as ball doesn't jumps that much. A half hearted appeal, umpire declines. Virat Kohli takes REVIEW. Replays shows: No bat involved, impact wa outside off, India LOST THEIR LONE REVIEW. 
 
Ball 3: Simmons clips towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Simmons smashes straight down the ground for SIX
 
Ball 1: Lewis gets an leading edge and ball falls short of Bhuvi at short fine leg, a single taken.

Over 7; Lewis on fire

Over Summary: Wd 1 1 6 0 0 1  ; West Indies: 51-0

Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Lewis goes on backfoot and punches towards sweeper cover for a single
 
Ball 5: Lewis tries to guide, beaten.
 
Ball 4: Lewis dabs towards backward pint region for no run
 
Ball 3: Lewis smashes towards deep backwards square leg for SIX
 
Ball 2: A single for Simmons

Ball 1: Lewis punches towards sweeper cover for a single
 
Ball 1: WIDE

Over 6; CRR: 6.83 REQ: 9.29

Over Summary: 1 6 0 6 Wd 0 1  ; West Indies: 41-0

Sundar continues
 
Ball 6: A single for Lewis towards long-off

Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 5:  WIDE
 
Ball 4: Lewis comes down the wicket and lofts towards deep extra cover for SIX
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Lewis goes down the knees and slog sweeps towards deep mid-wicket for SIX
 
Ball 1: Simmons collects a single

Over 5; Sundar drops Simmons

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 1 1  ; West Indies: 26-0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Simmons towards backward point region
 
Ball 5: A single for Lewis towards sweeper cover.
 
Ball 4: Lewis makes some room but edges to the keeper and Pant last the graps of the ball as he hits the ground. 
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2:  A single for Simmons as Washignton Sundar drops a SITTER. 
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 4

Over Summary:  1 0 0 0 0 0   ; West Indies: 23-0

Washington Sundar, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Lewis dabs towards point region for no run.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Simmons works towards square leg for a single.

Over 3

Over Summary: 4 4 0 1 1 Wd 2  ; West Indies: 22-0

Deepak Chahar continues

Ball 6: A slow short delivery and Lewis top edges it, lands safely and he collects double.
 
Ball 6: WIDE
 
Ball 5: Simmons drags towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Ball on the pads and Lewis times towards deep square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Lewis dabs towards point region for no run.
 
Ball 2: Lewis transfers his weight on backfoot and punches through point region for FOUR
 
Ball 1: Lweis smashes towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR

Over 2; CRR: 4.5 REQ: 9

Over Summary:  0 2 1 0 1 0  ; West Indies: 9-0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Simmons defends back to bowler
 
Ball 5: Lewis hoicks towards deep backwards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4:  DOT
 
Ball 3: A sharp inswinger from Bhuvi, Simmons gets an inside edge towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 2:  Simmons hits over mid-on for a couple of runs
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 2; CRR: 4.5 REQ: 9

Over Summary:  0 2 1 0 1 0  ; West Indies: 9-0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Simmons defends back to bowler
 
Ball 5: Lewis hoicks towards deep backwards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4:  DOT
 
Ball 3: A sharp inswinger from Bhuvi, Simmons gets an inside edge towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 2:  Simmons hits over mid-on for a couple of runs
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 1

Over Summary:   0 0 1 0 0 4 ; West Indies: 5-0

Simmons and Lewis are at the crease. Simmons is on strike. Chahar opens the attack
 
Ball 6: A leading edge from Lewis' bat goes over first slip for FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Simmons
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 20

Over Summary: 0 2 1 W 1 2   ; India: 170-7

Cottrell continues
 
Ball 6: Pant hits towards a tad wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: A single for Deepak Chahar towards deep mid-wicket

Deepak Chahar, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: Ball doesn't come on the bat and Sundar gets a leading edge back to bowler. Cottrell completes the catch and celebrates in his famous salute style. Washington Sundar c and b Cottrell 0(1)
 
Ball 3:  A single for Pant towards long-on.
 
Ball 2: A slow short of length delivery and Pant hits towards cow corner region for a couple of runs
 
Ball 1: A wild swing from Pant, misses. DOT

Over 19; Jadeja departs

Over Summary:  Wd 1L Wd 1 2 2 0 W  ; India: 164-6

Kesrick Williams [3.0-0-23-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Williams does it, cleans up Jadeja with a slow delivery as Jadeja go for a wild hoick. Jadeja b Kesrick Williams 9(11)
 
Ball 5: Jadeja hits back to bowler, no run.
 
Ball 4: A full toss and Jadeja hits over short fine leg without any timing for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Jadeja hits the short delivery towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Ball 2: Pant hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: WIDE down the leg side
 
Ball 1: Jadeja comes down the wicket and deceived by a short slow delivery, one leg byes taken.
 
Ball 1: WIDE
 

Over 18; CRR: 8.67

Over Summary:  2 Wd 0 1 1L 1 0  ; India: 156-5

Sheldon Cottrell [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Pant hits back to bowler as Cottrell makes an excellant fielding effort to save a single.
 
Ball 5: Jadeja dabs towards backward point for a single.
 
Ball 4:  Pant gets beaten by slow short delivery, collects one leg byes for India. 
 
Ball 3: Jadeja makes some room and bowler follows him, Jadeja works towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: A couple of runs for Jadeja
 

Over 17; Iyer departs

Over Summary: 0 W 1 0 1 4  ; India: 150-5

Hayden Walsh continues
 
Ball 6: Pant smashes with great power between long-off and deep extra cover for FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: Jadeja gets an outside edge towards backward point for a single
 
Ball 4:  DOT
 
Ball 3: Pant hits towards backward square leg for a single

Ravindra Jadeja, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 2: Iyer tries to go for a biggie, slices to backward point and GONE. Shreyas Iyer c Brandon King b Hayden Walsh 10(11) [4s-1]
 
Ball 1: DOT
 

Over 16; Pant, Iyer ups the ante

Over Summary: 1 1 1 4 1 4  ; India: 144-4

Jason Holder [3.0-0-30-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A juicy full toss and Pant smashes towards deep square leg boundary for FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: Iyer hits the yorkish length towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Iyer drives a full and wide delivery outside off over extra cover for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: Pant drives towards sweeper cover for a single
 
Ball 2: Iyer tries to make some room as he moves down the leg and bowler follows him, Iyer digs out the yorker towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: Pant drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
 

Over 15; CRR: 8.8

Over Summary: 0 1 0 1 1 1  ; India: 132-4
 
Hayden Walsh continues
 
Ball 6: Pant dabs the yorkish length towards square leg for a single
 
Ball 5: Iyer hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Pant pushes towards long-on for a single
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A single for Iyer
 
Ball 1: DOT
 

Over 14; Kohli departs

Over Summary: 1 W 1Nb 4 1 0 1  ; India: 128-4

Kesrick Williams [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Iyer dabs towards gully region for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Iyer drives the cutter towards extra cover for NO BALL.
 
Ball 4: Pant hits towards long-on for a single.

Ball 3: FREE HIT, Pant goes down on his knees and guides the yorkish length through short fine leg for FOUR.  
 
Ball 3: Iyer hits towards long-on for a single and third umpire calls NO BALL

Shreyas Iyer, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 2: Kohli guides the short delivery straight to short third man and Williams doesn't noted that in his notebook and signals to be quiet. Kohli c Simmons b Kesrick Williams 19(17) [4s-2]
 
Ball 1: Pant hits towards deep mid-wicket for an easy single.
 

Over 13; CRR: 9.15

Over Summary: 1 0 0 4 2 0  ; India: 119-3

Hayden Walsh continues
 
Ball 6: A juicy full toss outside off and Kohli hits straight to extra cover for no run. 
 
Ball 5: A short delivery and Kohli goes on backfoot, hits a tad wide of long-on for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 4: Kohli slog sweeps through short mid-wicket for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: Kohli hits towards backward point region for no run
 
Ball 2: Hayden beats Kohli outside off. DOT
 
Ball 1: Pant hits through short fine leg for a single
 

Over 12; CRR: 9.33

Over Summary:  0 0 1 1 2 4  ; India: 112-3

Jason Holder [2.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Kohli makes roon but manages only an outside edge through vacant slip cordon for FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: A full toss and Kohli hits towards a tad wide of deep fine leg for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 4: Pant drives towards sweeper cover for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Kohli hits towards sweeper cover for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Kohli hits back to bowler, no run again
 
Ball 1: DOT
 

Over 11; Dube departs, Pant joins the party with a SIX

Over Summary: 4 0 W 1 0 6  ; India: 104-3

Hayden Walsh, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Pant goes inside out, smashes over cover fielder for SIX. 
 
Ball 5:  DOT
 
Ball 4: A quick single for Kohli

Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: Dube goes for wild swing and manages only a top edge, GONE. Shivam Dube c Hetmyer b Hayden Walsh 54(30) [4s-3 6s-4]
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Dube hits towards long-on and Pollar lost the sight of the ball and ended up in conceding a FOUR
 

Over 10; Shivam Dube hits FIFTY

Over Summary:  Wd 1 2 1Nb 1 0 1 1  ; India: 93-2

Kesrick Williams [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Dube works towards deep backward square leg for a single and completes his maiden international FIFTY
 
Ball 5: Kohli taps the short delivery towards short third man for a single
 
Ball 4: DOT

Ball 3: FREE HIT, Dube hits the yorkish length on the pads towards deep backward square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Kohli comes down the wicket and works towards deep mid-wicket for a single and third umpire declares NO Ball. 
 
Ball 2: Kohli dabs towards mid-wicket with a soft hand for a couple of runs. 

Ball 1: Dube hits towards deep backward square leg for a single
 
Ball 1: WIDE down the leg side
 

Over 9: Shivam Dube on fire as he hits three SIXES

Over Summary:  2 Wd 2 6 Wd Wd 6 6 1 ; India: 84-2

Pollard continues
 
Ball 6: Dube tucks towards cover for a single. 
 
Ball 5:  A wide and juicy full toss and Dube hits over sweeper cover for SIX, Dube justifying his promotion

Ball 4: Ball on the pads and Shivam Dube slogs towards deep mid-wicket boundary for SIX. 

Ball 4: WIDE
 
Ball 4: WIDE
 
Ball 3: A short delivery and Dube smashes towards deep backward square leg boundary for SIX. 

Ball 2: A couple of runs for Dube towards deep mid-wicket
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: A couple of runs for Dube
 

Over 8; Rohit Sharma departs

Over Summary: 6 4 1 W 1 1  ; India: 58-2

Jason Holder [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Dube works towards mid-wicket region for a single
 
Ball 5: Kohli drives towards lomg-on for a easy single

Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: Rohit goes for a fancy Dil's scoop, misses and gets castled. Rohit b Holder 15(18) [4s-2]
 
Ball 3: An off cutter and Dube dabs towards long-on for a single
 
Ball 2: A full delivery and Dube powers towards cow corner region for FOUR
 
Ball 1: A short delivery and Pollard hoicks towards deep square leg boundary for SIX
 

Over 7; CRR: 6.43

Over Summary:  1 1 0 0 0 1  ; India: 45-1

Kieron Pollard, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Dube to end the over. 
 
Ball 5: Ball is not coming on the bat, as Dube powers straight to cover fielder
 
Ball 4: A slow delivery outside off, angling across, Dube misses. 
 
Ball 3: A short delivery, Dube goes for a hoick, misses. 
 
Ball 2: Rohit hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single
 
Ball 1: A single for Dube
 

Over 6; CRR: 7

Over Summary:  1 0 1 1 0 2  ; India: 42-1

Kesrick Williams, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Rohit comes down the wicket for a biggie, but manages only inside edge towards deep square leg for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: Rohit goes for a wild swing, misses completely. DOT
 
Ball 4:  Dube flicks towards deep backward square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Rohit gets an inside edge on to the pads towards gully region for  a quick single. 
 
Ball 2: Rohit cuts towards backward point for no run. 
 
Ball 1: A single for Dube towards backward square leg
 

Over 5

Over Summary:  0 0 4 1 0 4  ; India: 37-1

Jason Holder, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: A short delivery and Rohit pulls comprehensively towards deep backward square leg for FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: Rohit dabs towards short mid-wicket for no run. 
 
Ball 4: A single for Dube towards square leg region
 
Ball 3: A short of length delivery and Dube goes for a wild swing, a top edge goes over the first slip for FOUR. 
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT
 

Over 4; Rahul departs

Over Summary: W 1 2 0 1 0  ; India: 28-1

Pierre continues
 
Ball 6: Rohit dabs towards off side for no run. 
 
Ball 5: Dube hits towards long-on for a single
 
Ball 4: Dube pushes back to bowler, no run
 
Ball 3: Dube pushes towards mid-off for a quick single, a wayward throw gives India one run as overthrows
 
Ball 2: A single for Rohit Sharma

Shivam Dube, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 1: Rahul goes for extravagant sweep shot for a biggie, gets a top edge and Hetmyer ccompletes the catch at the boundary line. Rahul c Hetmyer b K Pierre 11(11) [4s-1]
 
 

Over 3

Over Summary: 1 0 1L 2 0 1  ; India: 24-0

Cottrell continues
 
Ball 6: A single for Rahul
 
Ball 5: A yorkish length, Rahul tries to make room out side off, misses as ball goes to the keeper. 
 
Ball 4: Ball on the pads, Rahul clips towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 3: A half hearted appeal for LBW, umpires declines as Rohit collects one leg byes for India
 
Ball 2: A short of length delivery, Rohit tries to pull but gets an inside edge onto pads, no run
 
Ball 1: Rahul clips towards square leg for a single
 

Over 2

Over Summary:  1 1 4 0 0 1  ; India: 19-0

Khary Pierre, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Rahul works the ball on the pads towards square leg for a easy single
 
Ball 5: Rahul comes down the wicket and puches back to bowler. 
 
Ball 4:  DOT
 
Ball 3: Rahul smashes through cover region for FOUR as he goes on the top of the ball
 
Ball 2: Rohit pushes towards long-off for a single
 
Ball 1: Rahul drives a tad wide of long-off for a single
 

Over 1

Over Summary: 1 5Wd 1 0 4 0 Wd 0  ; India: 12-0

Rohit and Rahul are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. Cottrell opens the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 6: WIDE down the leg side
 
Ball 5: Rohit flicks towards backward square leg for no run. 
 
Ball 4: Ball on the pads, Rohit glances towards fine leg boundary for FOUR, no chance for the fielder to cut it off.
 
Ball 3: Full length delivery, just a hint of shape, hits Rohit on the pads, no run. 

Ball 2: Rahul guides towards third man for a single
 
Ball 2: WIDE down the leg side, goes for FOUR. 5 WIDES
 
Ball 1: Rohit jabs the short of length delivery just wide of square leg fielder for a single
 

WATCH TOSS

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India playing 11

India playing 11: Rohit Sharma, K L Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal

West Indies Playing 11

West Indies Playing XI: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams

India playing 11 alert

India to field unchanged side from 1st T20 International

Here's what West Indian said after the toss

Kieron Pollard: If you look at it, we want to come out and have a feel of it. We need to restrict them to a low total. We can't be critical on the batsmen, everytime you score 200, you win a game. Hopefully we come out and do things right today. We need to execute our yorkers, we have been practising. One change for us, Pooran is back, Ramdin misses out.

West Indies playing 11 Alert

Nicholas Pooran comes in for Denesh Ramdin

TOSS ALERT: West Indies win toss and elect to bowl first

Indian captain Virat Kohli flips the coin, West Indian skipper Kieron Pollard calls head and it comes down as heads. West Indies win the toss and elect to bowl first

PITCH REPORT

"The Thiruvananthapuram pitch is not as flat as it was in Hyderabad. The spinners will get some support today. The toss winning captain would like to chase with dew to play its part," reckon Murali Kartik and Sunil Gavaskar during pitch report
 

Here is the predicted playing 11 of both the teams

India tentative playing 11: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK)/Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 

West Indies tentative playing 11: Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Nicolas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (C), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jason Holder, Khary Pierre, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh

Pollard 10 runs away from batting milestone in T20 Internationals

As India and West Indies gear up to take on each other in the second T20I on Sunday, West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard will look to achieve a batting milestone in the shortest format of the game. Pollard is just 10 runs away from smashing 1,000 runs in T20 internationals and if the batsman manages to do so, he will become the fourth Windies batsmen to achieve the feat.
 
Pollard in the first T20I against India, played a gutsy knock. His late onslaught enabled West Indies to score 207 runs in 20 overs. The Men in Blue defeated West Indies by six wickets in the first T20I on Friday. Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored 94 runs while KL Rahul amassed 62 runs. India leads the three-match series by 1-0.
 

Here is the squad of both the teams

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Sanju Samson.
 
West Indies: Kieron Pollard (captain), Fabian Allen, Brandon King, Denesh Ramdin, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Sherfane Rutherford, Shimron Hetmyer, Khary Pierre, Lendl Simmons, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr, Keemo Paul, Kesrick Williams.

West Indies's dismal performance in first T20 International

West Indian cricket team will be desperate to bounce back and keep the series alive but for that they will have to find a way to stop the Indian batsmen, led by Kohli. The visiting team's bowlers appeared clueless as Kohli went on the overdrive on Friday. Pacer Kesrick Williams conceded 60 runs from 3.4 overs and would be lucky to keep a place in the playing XI on Sunday.
 
Skipper Kieron Pollard would want the experienced Jason Holder (46/0) and Sheldon Cottrell (1/24) to provide wickets in the initial overs to stymie a formidable Indian batting unit. The visitors also gave away 23 runs in extras, an area which needs immediate attention if they have to put India under pressure.
 
The Windies captain admitted that his side failed to execute its plans properly and would hope for an improved performance if they have to take the series to the decider and avenge their 0-3 loss to the same opponent in their own backyard in August.
 

India bowling performance in 1st T20 International

Deepak Chahar, who was impressive in the preceding series against South Africa and Bangladesh, found the going tough as the West Indian batsman went after him. He took one wicket but gave away 54 runs and he will look to execute things better on Sunday.
 
Returning to the side's T20 setup, Bhuvneshwar Kumar went wicketless, bleeding 36 runs in his four overs but the weakest link in India's bowling seems to be Washington Sundar, who has failed to provide the breakthroughs, claiming just two wickets in his last six T20Is.
 

K L Rahul become 3rd fastest batsman to score 1,000 T20 International runs

K L Rahul became the third fastest batsman to complete 1,000 runs in T20 internationals in 29 innings on way to his half-century during first T20 and he will look to continue his good run in the second T20 also. 


Here's how India chased their highest total in T20 Internationals

India pulled off their highest successful run chase in a T20 International on Friday night as they chased down a challenging 207 for 5, posted by the Windies, in 18.4 overs.
 
If K L Rahul set the platform with a 40-ball 62, skipper Virat Kohli finished the job with a career-best 94 not out.
 
Rahul looked in sublime touch as he made a case for himself with his well-compiled half-century after being promoted to open in the absence of the injured Shikhar Dhawan. Check Ind vs WI 1st T20 Highlights here

India vs West Indies 2nd T20 preview

India cricket team will look for an improved show in the bowling and fielding departments to match their stupendous batting performance when they face the Windies cricket team in the second game, eyeing to wrap up yet another T20 series on Sunday. In the last 13 months, India have played the West Indies in six T20 Internationals with the hosts coming up trumps every single time.
 
On Friday, India claimed their seventh straight T20I win over the visitors, beating them comfortably by six wickets in the first game to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The hosts had claimed the season's first T20 series win at home last month, beating Bangladesh 2-1.
 
A win on Sunday will not only help India seal their second series in the shortest format but also give them a chance to tests the fringe players as they continue their preparation for the T20 World Cup. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
 



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