Only T20I, Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, 09 July 2017

Windies vs India

Windies 2nd Inn:194/1 (18.3)

Evin Lewis* 125 (62);Marlon Samuels 36 (29);
Ravindra Jadeja* 3.3-0-41-0; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-27-0;

Last bat: Chris Gayle

Result: Windies won by 9 wkts.

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Windies Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Chris Gayle c Dhoni & b Kuldeep Yadav 18 20 1 1 90
Evin Lewis not out 125 62 6 12 201.61
Marlon Samuels not out 36 29 5 1 124.14
Chadwick Walton(wk) dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kieron Pollard dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Rovman Powell dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Carlos Brathwaite(c) dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Sunil Narine dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Samuel Badree dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jerome Taylor dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kesrick Williams dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 6, w - 8, nb - 0)15
Total(194 for 1 in 18.3 overs)194 (10.49 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/82 (Chris Gayle, 8.2 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 0 27 0 6.75  
Ravichandran Ashwin 4 0 39 0 9.75 (2w)
Mohammed Shami 3 0 46 0 15.33 (1w)
Kuldeep Yadav 4 0 34 1 8.5 (3w)
Ravindra Jadeja 3.3 0 41 0 11.71 (2w)
               

India Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Virat Kohli(c) c Narine & b Kesrick Williams 39 22 7 1 177.27
Shikhar Dhawan runout (Kesrick Williams) 23 12 5 0 191.67
Rishabh Pant c Walton & b Jerome Taylor 38 35 2 1 108.57
Dinesh Karthik b Samuels 48 29 5 3 165.52
MS Dhoni(wk) c Samuels & b Jerome Taylor 2 3 0 0 66.67
Kedar Jadhav c Narine & b Kesrick Williams 4 4 0 0 100
Ravindra Jadeja not out 13 8 0 1 162.5
Ravichandran Ashwin not out 11 7 1 0 157.14
Kuldeep Yadav dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Mohammed Shami dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Bhuvneshwar Kumar dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 6, w - 6, nb - 0)12
Total(190 for 6 in 20 overs)190 (9.5 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/64 (Virat Kohli, 5.3 ov.) 2/65 (Shikhar Dhawan, 5.5 ov.) 3/151 (Dinesh Karthik, 15.4 ov.)
4/156 (MS Dhoni, 16.4 ov.) 5/156 (Rishabh Pant, 16.5 ov.) 6/164 (Kedar Jadhav, 17.6 ov.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Samuel Badree 4 0 31 0 7.75 (1w)
Jerome Taylor 4 0 31 2 7.75 (2w)
Kesrick Williams 4 0 42 2 10.5  
Carlos Brathwaite (c) 2 0 26 0 13 (3w)
Sunil Narine 3 0 22 0 7.33  
Marlon Samuels 3 0 32 1 10.67  
               
All|Overs 1-50
6

to Gayle, SIX, and there goes the first one over the rope. Effortless from Gayle. Fullish and outside off stump, Gayle waits for the ball to come and launches it over the long-off boundary

OT

to Gayle, 1 run, yes-no and Gayle is home! Evin Lewis, you got to know that Gayle isn't a swift runner. A direct-hit would have been curtains. Gayle tapped this leg-stump line delivery towards square leg, takes a step, stops for a moment, his partner rushes and then he takes off to the bowler's end. All is well in the end for WI

4

to Gayle, FOUR, wow! He's in the mood. Where was this intent in the T20 League? - BLR fans would ask. begins with a freebie full ball, Gayle gets under the ball and sends it over mid-on

4

to Lewis, FOUR, sliced over the man at short third man. Width on offer outside off stump on this slower delivery, Lewis cuts, gets a thickish edge that flies over the infield

4

to Lewis, FOUR, now that's bludgeoned. A little similar to one of the Kohli boundaries in India's innings. Good length delivery outside off stump, Lewis stands tall and muscles the ball between mid-off and cover

4

to Lewis, FOUR, 19 runs off 's first over and Windies are off to a flier. This is a clever hit. Lewis knows that there's no one behind square on the off-side boundary. Makes full use of the width on offer from the bowler on this full ball and guides it between backward point and short third man

6

to Lewis, SIX, gee! What a shot! How did he manage to power that all the way into the stands despite being off balance? wants to fire the ball in, drops it short, Lewis goes back and somehow smashes it over long-on

6

to Lewis, SIX, the overcorrection from the bowler and he bowls one full and in the slot. 50 up for Windies and they have taken exactly the same number of balls to get there as India did. Lewis smashes this straight down the ground for a maximum

6

to Lewis, SIX, that's a mis-hit, but look at the height this one has got! Short delivery on the stumps, Lewis opened his front leg, the replay suggests that he's made decent contact, the ball is lost over the long-on stand

4

to Lewis, FOUR, length ball and Lewis is in the mood to murder the ball. A step down the pitch and then the carve over cover, clears the infield and collects four more. Bhuvi tries to hide his face with a towel

D

to Lewis, 1 run, in the airrrrr and dropped. Shami disturbs Kohli, who was perfectly covering the line to catch this ball. Length delivery from , Lewis skies this loft high in the air, Kohli was coming in from long-on, clearly was his catch, but Shami intervened running to his left from mid-off

6

Yadav to Lewis, SIX, has that gone out of the ground? Mystery bowler you say? Well, there's no mystery about Lewis' batting. Neatly stepped down the pitch and sent this loft all the way over long-on to race to fifty off just 24 balls

D

Yadav to Lewis, 1 run, now Karthik drops Lewis too. What did the left-hander have for breakfast? Flighted delivery spinning away outside off stump, Lewis toe-ends the big hit, Karthik ran to his right from long-off, infact overran and the ball hit him near the wrists and popped out

4

to Lewis, FOUR, if Jadeja can't get there, no one can. What power from Lewis. Full ball outside off stump, Lewis drills the drive to the right of long-off

W

Yadav to Gayle, out Caught by Dhoni!! It's in the air again. Can a fielder catch it? The glovesman calls for it and safely pouches it. The big wicket of Gayle and Yadav strikes. This was the normal away-spinning ball to the left-hander, Gayle wanted to swing across the line, got a thick leading edge that flew high in the air, Dhoni ran forward to his left, stopped any fielders from coming in by keeping his arms aloft and took it cleanly. End of a fine 82-run opening stand. Gayle c Dhoni b Yadav 18(20) [4s-1 6s-1]

6

to Lewis, SIX, he's hitting them cleanly when you pitch the ball, full tosses will hardly make him sweat. It's another straight hit towards the sightscreen

6

to Lewis, SIX, 19 to 25. That's where this one has gone. That's where this spell could go. He resumes with a length stuff wide outside off. A mighty backlift in bringing the flat bat out as he swats it well..well over cow corner

6

Yadav to Lewis, SIX, and now the formality resumes. After an un-Lewis few minutes, Lewis is back to his slogging ways. Swivels and his eyes take the ball well over backward square leg. And the slogging blade too

4

to Samuels, FOUR, a nothing. The short-wide combo and Samuels throws his bat out at it. Without quite shaping up in the first place. And manages the thick outside edge through the cordon. The vacant cordon

6

to Samuels, SIX, flat. Max. Moves away, the mind reader that he is anticipates the full sucker ball. Unfurls his arms and carves it over extra cover. Not more than 10 feet in its elevation at any point

4

to Samuels, FOUR, nails the yorker. And Samuels nails the inside edge. The desperate move to jam the bat down and Samuels being Samuels does it angrily. Skews it away and under a diving short fine. 56 now off 36

6

to Lewis, SIX, one quiet over. And one dot. That's all the sympathy is getting. Uses all the pace, gets one in the slot and tonks one. Several rows over the bowler's head. Into the 90s now

6

to Lewis, SIX, 99 now. He is in a hurry. Manufactures the power. Manufactures the placement. Gets away, then sits and then the usual. The swing, full-blown and the dispatch is equally dramatic. Well over long-off

OT

to Lewis, 1 run, here it is. Second T20 century - both against India. Tells you something doesn't it. After the murder, Lewis decides to turn monk with a tickle off his pads around the corner. Jogs through and off goes the helmet, up go the arms

4

Yadav to Samuels, FOUR, now the feet use. Dances down, gets right close and personal and goes inside-out. Wow. Over and a bounce into the extra cover fence

4

Yadav to Samuels, leg byes, FOUR, the wheels are falling off. Dhoni misses a stumping - twice. Stop the press. It started with Samuels getting greedy with his downward dances, he steps out, swings going for the lofted tonk and misses all ends up. Dhoni meanwhile is blinded and is by no means helped by the leg-deviation to go through everything

4

Yadav to Lewis, FOUR, width. And the Windies are hurrying home. Killing off all contest that there could be. Short enough to start off with and Lewis waits, waits and waits some more. And then brings out the back footed cut wide of long-off

6

to Lewis, SIX, bored smashing the same ball. The 10th max it is. Get out a new one. Lays into the length delivery with a mow over long-on

6

to Lewis, SIX, and I am bored. #11 it is. And he becomes the player to have hit the most sixes against India in T20s. What do I tell you, clears his leg, swings his arms and off she goes. Over long-off this time

4

to Samuels, FOUR, nothing really wrong with the delivery. Was an accurate top-of-off delivery. But Samuels' hands take over. Waits for the ball to get parallel to the eyeline and opens up his bat face to run it away past point. And the other side of third man

4

to Samuels, FOUR, heaved. The usual. Sits, under the ball and hacks it away across the line, across the turn. A bullet into cow corner

6

to Lewis, SIX, and that's that. bowls more of the middle liners. And Lewis tumbles some more records as he unleashes a mighty death slog sweep to formally bury the Indians. A crowd catch into the stands behind square. The most sixes in an innings by any player against India - guess who..

4

to Kohli, FOUR, drifting in and Kohli shuffles across and glances it through fine leg. What a way to start. "Sign of things to come," says Dujon on air

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, stays over the wicket to the left-hander and Dhawan mauls the short ball first up. Pulled round the corner and with that, both the openers have gotten off the mark with boundaries

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, oh dear, this is a run loot. Another boundary. Short -- another short ball! -- and pulled away, this time with more disdain, through backward square leg

4

Taylor to Kohli, FOUR, bowling on the pads is no antidote to Kohli's bottom hand. Bowled it straight and Kohli nudges him through backward square, placing him finer of the fielder guarding that area. So he begins with a boundary too, does Taylor

4

Taylor to Kohli, FOUR, umm, another. He's having a ball. They are trying to pin him on the pad and Kohli is flicking them away. This time through mid-wicket, so tells you how much more time he had

4

Taylor to Dhawan, FOUR, he's in one of his Champions Trophy moods, it feels like. Pitched slightly up, and rightly so with a slip in place, and Dhawan drives him through cover-point. And on the up, buzzing out vuvuzellas even louder

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, edged through third man. Tries to drive and ekes one away. Erred in not using his feet and then was beaten by the ball skidding across the turf

4

Williams to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli's not in control of the pull for once. But not for the first time on this tour. Reminds me of his first tour to the Caribbean. Wants to fetch the short ball from outside off and ends up forehanding it over Brathwaite at mid-off. Well over him but that was far from the middle

4

Williams to Kohli, FOUR, that's what champion players are made off. Pulls this one with disdain. Gets another short ball, was loaded on the back foot and unleashed himself on top of the bounce, rolling it away through deep mid-wicket

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, so Williams remains the only bowler not to get off the mark with a boundary today. CB is one of the victims, the latest one. Tries something different with a round the wicket angle, but this cutter is wide. Dhawan cuts, all cramped, but manages to steer it in front of the third man fielder

4

to Kohli, FOUR, 50 up for India! Fastest for India against Windies. Kohli flabbergasts the drive from in front of off-stump. A bit of bottom hand in that but it only helps him drill that through covers

6

Williams to Kohli, SIX, *falls off his chair* This shot, yes, this very one, is disdainful from Kohli. He's stayed back to a back of a length ball angled in at him, and then bottom-handed the punch over long-on. Just a last-minute cock of the wrists. You would be unable to plot Kohli's effort versus the distance it travelled; they looked unrelated

4

Williams to Kohli, FOUR, gets some width and he's scythed him away, uppishly, through third man

W

Williams to Kohli, out Caught by Narine!! He's gone. I don't think he was beaten by the slower one here. Seemed to have read it. But unlike the six he hit earlier in this over, his weight was going forward and across this time. So the bottom-handed clout goes straight to Narine at mid-on. Williams' celebration: Looks at his palm and ticks something off. That something is India captain's wicket. Kohli c Narine b Williams 39(22) [4s-7 6s-1]

W

Williams to Pant, out Dhawan Run Out!! Hey, Dhawan should have known that it's a 19-year-old batting at the other end. He'll be uncertain, like he was about the run here. Worked it to short mid-wicket, took a couple of steps, and then backed off. And as eager as he always is, Dhawan was half-way down the track before he was sent back. And Williams hit the bull's eye there. Time to tick the second name off too, perhaps. Dhawan run out ( Williams) 23(12) [4s-5]

4

to Karthik, FOUR, flicks this one off his finger, getting it to turn away but errs in dropping it short. And to make it worse, Karthik makes room and cuts him through backward point

4

to Pant, FOUR, dropped short and pulled away! Went back in a second and swatted it away. Lewis was at deep backward square, runs across and dives, but that was hit hard

4

to Karthik, FOUR, fierce sweep. Uses his front foot reach to get on top of the ball and then brooms it through backward square

6

to Karthik, SIX, for a man of Karthik's physique, that is too big a hit. But there's a thing called timing. Kneels down and slogs over the deep mid-wicket fence. Did it hit the roof?

4

to Karthik, FOUR, predicted the line and is rewarded. Got across to this flattish ball and helped it past the man at short fine leg. So a good over for India and I raise my number 215

4

to Karthik, FOUR, madness like this which creates runs. Not enough room but Karthik is carrying some for himself. Goes back and cuts past backward point and compensates for the lack of timing from Pant

OT

to Pant, 1 run, the partnership between Pant and Karthik is now 50 runs. But it has come in 38 balls. Short ball, hurries Pant and the pulls goes much squarer than he woudl have liked - towards long on

6

to Karthik, SIX, that's an awful drop over fine leg. Karthik shifted across and used the length to pull over the fence. Went high and fortunately for him got the distance as well

6

to Karthik, SIX, and all that ugliness that he displayed on the 4th ball has been washed off and in style. Stands his ground to this back of a length ball and clubs over the deep mid-wicket fence. 'My God!' Yeah, that's the kind of reaction it generated in the comm box. 89 metres

D

to Pant, 1 run, falls short of Powell at long-off. So badly timed that did not carry to the fielder. Pant wanted to send it out of the town but the bottom hand came off and he miscued it. Not one hand, he just lost the bat there

4

to Karthik, FOUR, India continue to chip away. Karthik goes across to slog but does not get hold of it. Top edges ove the short third man fielder and that would go down as a welcome four

6

to Pant, SIX, and tapes my blabbering mouth. Goes with the breeze and lofts over the mid-wicket fielder goes ove the fence

4

to Pant, FOUR, flat and quick outside off and this time carved over extra cover. The jinxer that I am, hire me!

W

to Karthik, out Bowled!! Done. That's the end of Karthik. Jumped outside off to sweep over short fine leg. has darted it a lot quicker than Karthik would have expected. Is beaten and the ball crashes the stumps. Would India mind that? I am not sure. Who is in next? Karthik b 48(29) [4s-5 6s-3]

W

Taylor to Dhoni, out Caught by Samuels!! Slower ball. Dhoni throws his bat and slices in the air at backward point. The struggle continues for Dhoni. But you can defend saying that some 20 balls were left and he had to do this and he is no more the man he was once. These days he takes time before launching himself. Today he did not have that luxury. Senior men have less luxuries. Not that they don't want that. Dhoni c Samuels b Taylor 2(3)

W

Taylor to Pant, out Caught by Walton!! That will take some doing to describe. For now be content with this: Pant wanted to help a short ball over the keeper but edges to him. So now the arduous task: it was a short ball. Not sure a slow one but took time to reach Pant who wanted to spoon it horizontally over the keeper. Did not get enough of it and the keeper did the rest. Pant c Walton b Taylor 38(35) [4s-2 6s-1]

W

Williams to Kedar Jadhav, out Caught by Narine!! No, timing is still there. For Windies fielders are timing their dives well. Narine takes a decent one behind square on the on-side. India have lost 4 for 13 runs now. Kedar Jadhav wanted to whip the pull over the on-side, could not get enough willow on it and ended up miscuing for Narine - from fine leg - to run in and dive in front to grab inches off the surface. Kedar Jadhav c Narine b Williams 4(4)

6

Williams to Jadeja, SIX, full ball. Jadeja goes back in the crease and swings it over mid-wicket. Sails all the way

4

Williams to Jadeja, leg byes, FOUR, slid down the leg-side. Jadeja tries to help it away, hits his thighs and rolls down to the fine leg fence. Williams is appealing and that is what I was interested in

4

Williams to Ashwin, FOUR, tight finish, at least on this ball. Ashwin waits in the crease and clubs the low full toss down the ground to beat long-on to his left