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India vs West Indies - 1st T20I

Series: West Indies in India, 3 T20I Series, 2018
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date & Time: 04 November 2018

India 110/5 (17.5 Ovs) RR: 6.16 | India beat West Indies by 5 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Rohit Sharma c Denesh Ramdin (W) & b Oshane Thomasc Denesh Ramdin (W) & b Oshane Thomas6610
Shikhar Dhawan bowled Oshane Thomasbowled Oshane Thomas3800
Lokesh Rahul c Darren Bravo & b Carlos Brathwaite (C)c Darren Bravo & b Carlos Brathwaite (C)162220
Rishabh Pant c Darren Bravo & b Carlos Brathwaite (C)c Darren Bravo & b Carlos Brathwaite (C)1400
Manish Pandey c Khary Pierre & b Khary Pierrec Khary Pierre & b Khary Pierre192420
Dinesh Karthik not out not out 313431
Krunal Pandya not out not out 21930
Kuldeep Yadav
Jasprit Bumrah
Khaleel Ahmed
Umesh Yadav
Extras 13 (b 4, lb 5, w 4, nb 0)
Total 110 (5 Wkts, 17.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
7-1 (Rohit Sharma,1), 16-2 (Shikhar Dhawan,2.5), 35-3 (Rishabh Pant,5.4), 45-4 (Lokesh Rahul,7.3), 83-5 (Manish Pandey,15),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Oshane Thomas4 0 21 2 5.25
Keemo Paul3.5 0 30 0 8.57
Carlos Brathwaite4 1 11 2 2.75
Khary Pierre4 0 16 1 4.00
Kieron Pollard1 0 12 0 12.00
Fabian Allen1 0 11 0 11.00
Rovman Powell0 0 0 0 0
Darren Bravo0 0 0 0 0
Shai Hope0 0 0 0 0
Shimron Hetmyer0 0 0 0 0
Denesh Ramdin 0 0 0 0 0

That is all we have for you from this game. It was not an entirely one-sided affair and the Windies did make a fist out of it. The second T20I will now be played on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 1900 local (1330 GMT) in Lucknow, which will be another new venue in India. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

KULDEEP YADAV HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Smiles and says that it is very important to take wickets in every game but sometimes things do not go his way. On his favourite dismissal in this game, Kuldeep says that the one he got by bowling seam-up, was his best as the batsman was foxed. Stresses that this is one delivery which he is working on as in T20 cricket, batsmen always come after you or if they cannot score of you, they get singles. So, it is important, he says, to keep on developing oneself.

Victorious Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, agrees that it was an exceptional performance with the ball by India. Adds that the pitch had something in it for both seamers and spinners. Is happy that his bowlers made the perfect use of the conditions on offer. Admits that the run chase got a bit tricky but looks at it as a learning curve for batsmen, when conditions get tricky. On Oshane Thomas, he reckons that the fast bowler is a good talent and an interesting prospect with decent height. Observes that he gets the kick from his height and predicts that if he gets it in the right areas, he can be a handful. Wishes him a good future. On Krunal and Khaleel, Sharma is excited with the talent on offer. On the former, Rohit says that he has been playing with Krunal in the Indian T20 League and praises him for coming to the captain and demanding the ball to bowl to Pollard. Is confident that the all-rounder can make this game count.

Windies captain, Carlos Brathwaite blames his batsmen for batting for only one gear - third, never looking to try and settle down in a middle. But is happy for his bowlers. States that the unit is a young one which wants to express itself. Laments the current state of the Windies and wants the pride to be restored, as it was, in the 70s and the 80s. Is proud of Thomas and wants him to grow as a cricketer and wants to work on his fitness. Reckons that he could be the next Joel Garner.

Earlier in the evening, India restricted the Windies to a 'paltry' 109 which did not turn out to be that paltry in the end. Not surprisingly, the bowling was disciplined and accurate but towards the end, became a bit wayward.

Nothing to feel ashamed of, for the Windies. Their batsmen let them down but the bowlers bowled their hearts out. Keemo Paul was the only disappointment, as he struggled to build on the pressure piled on by Thomas. But the rest did well.

The top order Indian batsmen might look at this as an opportunity lost. Not many times do you see THIS Indian side lose wickets quickly and tonight was a chance, for batsmen announcing their names for the future, to make themselves count. The bowling was good, no doubt but the batsmen threw their wickets away.

Comfortable victory for India in the end. They did make a heavy weather of it though. Oshane Thomas struck terror in the top order while Brathwaite picked up 2 in the middle. However, the total was not that great to put pressure on the batsmen and eventually, one good partnership sealed it for the hosts. That was the 38-run one, between Pandey and Karthik.

17.5
2
K Paul to K Pandya, INDIA WIN BY FIVE WICKETS! Short and wide outside off stump, Krunal hits it over the cover fielder and gets the required two runs. India win the first match of the T20 series by five wickets.
17.4
4
K Paul to K Pandya, FOUR! Poor delivery on the pads, Krunal flicks it towards mid-wicket for a beautiful boundary.
17.3
2
K Paul to K Pandya, Short of a length delivery, Krunal pulls it behind square leg and gets two runs.
17.2
1
K Paul to D Karthik, Length delivery outside off stump, Dinesh works it on the front foot and gets a single.
17.1
1
K Paul to K Pandya, Full delivery on pads, Krunal flicks it behind square leg for a single.
16.6
0
K Pierre to D Karthik, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
16.5
1
K Pierre to K Pandya, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
16.4
4
K Pierre to K Pandya, FOUR! Landed outside off, Pandya runs it down to third man and gets a boundary!
16.3
1
K Pierre to D Karthik, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
16.2
0
K Pierre to D Karthik, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
16.1
0
K Pierre to D Karthik, Massive appeal for a caught behind. Turned down. Outside off, Karthik looks to run it down to third man but misses. The keeper collects and appeals but the umpire turns it down. The Windies go for a review but Snickometer detects nothing.
15.6
4
F Allen to K Pandya, FOUR! Short and outside off, Pandya cuts it behind point for a boundary.
15.5
2
F Allen to K Pandya, The batsman has driven it through mid on. They manage to come back for the second.
15.4
1
F Allen to D Karthik, On middle, pushed towards long on for a single.
15.3
2
F Allen to D Karthik, Landed outside off, Karthik waits for the ball to come to him and dabs it very late, through third man for a couple.
15.2
1
F Allen to K Pandya, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single.
15.1
1
F Allen to D Karthik, Full on middle and leg, helped through square leg for a single.

Krunal Pandya comes in for the final rites. Fabian Allen comes on as well.

14.6
0
K Pierre to M Pandey, OUT! What a catch from Pierre! Tossed up on off stump, Pandey looks to defend but gets it off the outer half of the bat. The bowler takes a diving catch going forward. India lose half their side but this partnership has more or less sealed the deal.
14.5
0
K Pierre to M Pandey, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
14.4
1
K Pierre to D Karthik, Flighted delivery on off stump, the Indian stumper plays it towards covers for a single.
14.3
0
K Pierre to D Karthik, Flighted delivery on middle stump, Dinesh plays it towards cover region.
14.2
1
K Pierre to M Pandey, Tossed up again on leg stump, Pandey plays it towards mid off for a single.
14.1
1
K Pierre to D Karthik, Tossed up on middle stump, Karthik pushes it for a single down the leg side.
13.6
2
C Brathwaite to M Pandey, Fuller in length, out comes the drive but this time mid off gets to the ball with a dive to his left. However, it is not a clean stop and two runs are taken. Brathwaite is done for the night - a brave effort but the target is way too small. 4-1-11-2.
13.5
4
C Brathwaite to M Pandey, FOUR! Nicely done. On a length outside off, Pandey punches this wide of mid off and gets a boundary!
13.4
0
C Brathwaite to M Pandey, A bouncer, around middle, Pandey ducks under it.
13.3
1
C Brathwaite to D Karthik, Outside off, dabbed towards third man for a single.
13.2
0
C Brathwaite to D Karthik, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
13.1
0
C Brathwaite to D Karthik, Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

Brathwaite is back.

12.6
0
K Pierre to M Pandey, Outside off, pushed towards point.
12.5
0
K Pierre to M Pandey, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
12.4
2
K Pierre to M Pandey, Outside off, steered behind point for a couple.
12.3
0
K Pierre to M Pandey, Full and around off, Pandey looks to play that inside out but nearly chips it towards cover.
12.2
1
K Pierre to D Karthik, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
12.1
1
K Pierre to M Pandey, Tossed up on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
11.6
4
K Pollard to D Karthik, FOUR! Very poor over from Pollard. Short of a length delivery, Dinesh pulls it towards mid-wicket and the fielder dives but the ball races away to the boundary. 12 runs came off that over.
11.5
4
K Pollard to D Karthik, FOUR! Another one bowled down the leg side, Karthik flicks it behind fine leg for a boundary.
11.4
0
K Pollard to D Karthik, Good length delivery on off stump, Karthik defends it towards point.
11.3
0
K Pollard to D Karthik, Good delivery on off stump, the batsman defends on the back foot.
11.2
0
K Pollard to D Karthik, Full delivery on off stump, Karthik hits it towards the bowler.