Virat Kohli celebrates a six off Kesrick Williams
Virat Kohli celebrates a six off Kesrick Williams
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Kohli went supernova in the last three overs, and took the game into his extremely capable hands. Once he found his groove and got going, there was no doubting that this would be India's win. 

Ind: 174/2(16.0)

This is well and truly India's game to lose now. 20 off that over. 34 off 24 now.

Ind: 154/2(15.0)

54 from 30 now, and the chase is swinging in India's favour.

Another boundary for Kohli, he's finding his timing now. And he follows it up with a six! It seems like Kohli cannot hit boundaries in isolation today.

Fifty for Kohli!

Kohli rubbishes my statement by hitting yet another six and following it up with a four. Jason Holder has taken some punishment from India's captain today.

Ind: 139/2(14.0)

Kohli seems frustrated with himself - he's been struggling for timing today.

Pant, however, has come in and hit a six immediately.


Rahul had been looking good, and hit another six, but he went big once too often. This time he could only hit the ball straight to long-off, where Pollard made no mistake.

KL Rahul: 62(40) c. Pollard b. Pierre

Pant is the new batsman.

Ind: 123/1(13.0)

Rahul top-edges one while trying to scoop the ball, and he's lucky that Brandon King's dive is just short of the ball.

He gets to his fifty shortly after, and ends the over with another six. At the other end, Virat Kohli is still unhappy about something.

Ind: 110/1 (12.0)

Kohli's decided enough is enough. He hits Holder for a big six, before following it up with a boundary. He's not happy with the umpire either, he feels that the boundary ball should have been a no-ball.

And he's right to be upset, that full toss from Holder was well above Kohli's waist when it reached him.

Ind: 89/1(10.0)

We're at the halfway point of India's innings, and the asking rate for India is climbing towards 12. They're going to have to go big soon.

They do have wickets in hand, though. With guys like the explosie Shreyas Iyer still to bat, India have the tools to make the run rate evaporate.

Ind: 81/1(9.0)

And they slow back down. Kohli and Rahul really do need to start attacking now, with India needing 127 off 66 balls.

Kesrick Williams into the attack.

Ind: 76/1(8.0)

India's starting to pick up the pace now, with some help from the Windies. 14 extras in that 76.

The req. run rate is a nice round 11 now.

Holder's back into the attack.

Ind: 62/1(7.0)

More extras from West Indies now. 5 wides, no less. This has been quite poor from both teams in the field today.

Rahul reaches 1000 T20 International runs with a 6!

Ind: 41/1(5.0)

Rahul ends the fifth over with a top-edged 6. He is now 2 runs away from becoming the sixth Indian to cross 1000 T20I runs

That over also saw Kohli survive an lbw appeal, where there may or may not have been an inside edge. It's really hard to tell.


Rohit Sharma hadn't looked fluent in his stay, and this shot was him trying to break the shackles. Instead, he only finds long-on, where Hetmeyer nearly drops an easy catch.

Rohit 8(10) c. Hetmeyer b. Pierre

Ind: 28/0(3.0)

Rohit and Rahul have started well, well mostly Rahul, who is on 16 off 10. Rohit is starting to get into his groove now, though.

6 extras in India's 30 so far, which is not good for the Windies.

India's begun their chase, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul opening the batting.

Shimron Hetmeyer, Evin Lewis, and Kieron Pollard power the West Indies to 207/5. How will India respond?


Two in three balls for Chahal! This time he's got Pollard!

Chahal gets the googly in perfectly and Pollard plays all around it. The ball turns inside his bat and dislodges legstump.

Pollard: 37(19) b. Chahal


Finally, Rohit holds onto a catch. Hetmeyer goes big again, but this time can only send the ball straight down Rohit's throat at long-on.

Hetmeyer: 56(41) c. Rohit b. Chahal

WI: 172/3(17.0)

That was a mess of an over, with Rohit's two fielding efforts masking the reality that was three dropped catches. In one over. This is poor from India.


WI: 155/3(16.0)

Rohit Sharma pulls off one of the best pieces of fielding I have ever seen!

Washington Sundar drops another catch, this time at the boundary, but Rohit is there to stop it crossing the rope. He dives like a pro and pushes the ball back into play just before he touches the rope himself.

He then repeats the feat off the next ball, keeping the ball from going for six by acrobatically pushing it back into play.

And then he drops the next one.


WI: 144/3(15.0)

Bhuvi holds the batsmen to 3 runs in that over, giving India a much-neededreprieve.

Chahal continues, and he gets Hetmeyer to pop one up, but Washington Sundar slips as he sets himself, and the chance goes begging!

Hetmeyer responds by reaching his fifty two balls later, with a straight six. Talk about adding insult to injury.

WI: 141/3(14.0)

10 runs an over. This is sad viewing for Indians.

Bhuvneshwar back into the attack.

WI: 132/3(13.0)

Shimron Hetmeyer moves into the forties with a four and a six in that last over. West Indies looking good for well over 200 right now.

Hetmeyer has reached 41 off 28 deliveries, while Evin Lewis only needed 17 deliveries for his 40.

Meanwhile, Pollard has hit another six, making that 10 total for the West Indies so far.

WI: 120/3(12.0)

Wickets don't seem to have any effect on the Windies right now, as the next batsman just slots into the same hitting groove his predecessors were in.

Another wicket falls! Brandon King falls to Jadeja

King comes down the track to a Jadeja delivery and misses it entirely, leaving Pant with an easy stumping.

King: 31(23) st. Pant b. Jadeja

Captain Pollard is the man in now.

IND vs WI: WI 101/2 (9 Overs)

Brandon King: 31 (22)

Shimron Hetmyer: 23 (17)

Yuzvendra Chahal: 0/10 (1)

IND vs WI: WI 82/2 (8)

Brandon King: 29 (19)

Shimron Hetmyer: 6 (8)

Washington Sundar: 1/34 (3)

Fall of wicket

Evin Lewis: lbw Washington Sundar 40 (17)

FOW: 64/2 (5.4)

Shimron Hetmyer comes in to bat at 4.

Lewis attempts to sweep Washington, but misses the ball and offers up his pads for an easy lbw call. He walks off having given the Windies a terrific start.

Evin Lewis looks unstoppable right now, as he punishes India's bowlers with regularity. Lewis has already scored two T20I centuries against India.

IND vs WI: WI 46/1 (4)

Evin Lewis: 24 (10)

Brandon King: 17 (10)

Deepak Chahar: 1/27 (2)

Evin Lewis and Brandon King smacked a six each in Deepak Chahar's second over that went for 19 runs.

IND vs WI: WI 27/1 (3)

Evin Lewis: 13 (7)

Brandon King: 10 (7)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 0/5 (1)

Brandon King looks to open his arms and find the gaps in the offside for runs. Looks to be in good touch.

Fall of wicket!

Lendl Simmons: c Rohit Sharma b Deepak Chahar 2 (4)

FOW: 13/1 (1.2)

Brandon King comes in to bat at 3.

Chahar strikes with his very second ball, getting Simmons to chase after a wide outswinger and edge into Rohit Sharma's safe hands at first slip.

Ind vs WI: WI 13/0 (1 over) 

Lendl Simmons: 2 (2)

Evin Lewis: 11 (4)

Washington Sundar: 0/13 (1)

Evin Lewis starts with a four and a six with powerful hits.

Washington Sundar to open the bowling. Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis open the batting.

Time for the toss

India have won the toss and chosen to bowl.


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

West Indies: Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (capt), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jason Holder, Khary Pierre, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh Jr

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back in the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury.

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