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India vs West Indies - 2nd T20I

Series: West Indies in India, 3 T20I Series, 2018
Venue: Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Date: 06 November 2018

West Indies 124/9 (20.0 Ovs) RR: 6.2 | India beat West Indies by 71 runs

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That is it from this game! India have once again come out on top and have sealed the series 2-0. They will now look for a clean sweep in the third T20I. Can the Windies avoid it? We will find out on the 11th of November in Chennai at 1900 local (1330 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, says they started off cautiously as they wanted to understand how the wicket was behaving. Mentions he tries to do his best on any given opportunity and he dedicates the knock to the fans. Adds further he is glad to win the series and the game. States Dhawan plays in an attacking way but he wanted to take his time today. Admits the partnership between him and Shikhar was very crucial and Lokesh Rahul's cameo towards the end was very useful. States the use of Bumrah is different to the way they use him in the ODIs. Further adds Khaleel can swing the ball and hence he was given the new ball. Ends by saying the stadium is wonderful here and he enjoyed the game they played tonight.

Windies skipper, Carlos Brathwaite, says they weren't that good in the field in this game. Credits the way India batted and is disappointed with the way his team batted. Mentions they are a young team and are learning from each and every game. Admits they do not have an opener and are still trying to find the perfect combination at the top. He is hopeful his side can put up a better performance in the final game.

Khaleel Ahmed who is giving an interview says there was more responsibility today as he was given the new ball ahead of Bumrah. Adds that it is not easy to bowl in the Powerplay but he feels he did it well. Mentions he is working on his bowling and it is coming off well. States he was observing the pitch while their batting and knew what he had to bowl. Ends by saying he is happy to play for India and it is always a big thing.

The Indian bowling was once again spot on. Khaleel Ahmed was the star at the start. He was given the new ball and he impressed one and all. He finished with a two-fer. Everybody except Krunal Pandya had two wickets each to their name. Kumar ended with the best figures as he went for only 12 in his 4. All-in-all it was a clinical performance by the Indians.

Another thumping performance from India has seen them seal the series with a game to go. To be honest, it was all set up by their skipper, Rohit Sharma who scored a magnificent ton to set a massive target for the Windies. They needed an exceptional start to chase this down but did not get it. Their top order failed to make an impact while their middle order once again did not come to the fore. 23 was the highest score of their innings and that itself speaks a lot about how poor they were with the bat.

19.6
0
J Bumrah to O Thomas, A bumper to end, perfect pacers response after getting hit for two boundaries. Oshane goes for the pull but fails to make contact. He is down on the ground. Karthik throws the stumps down at his end but Oshane is in. A dot to end and INDIA WIN BY 71 RUNS!
19.5
4
J Bumrah to O Thomas, FOUR! THUMPED! Fuller and on off, Oshane makes room and slams it past the bowler.
19.4
4
J Bumrah to O Thomas, FOUR! Good timing that! Certainly a shot a top order batsman would be proud off. It is on the pads, it is flicked through mid-wicket and the ball races away.
19.3
0
J Bumrah to O Thomas, A yorker outside off, OT fails to jam it out.
19.2
0
J Bumrah to K Pierre, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Bumrah once again bowls the slower ball on middle, Pierre is foxed by it. He tries to drive but ends up chipping it back to the bowler who takes a good catch in his followthrough.

Oshane Thomas is the last man in.

19.2
0
J Bumrah to K Pierre, The slower ball down the leg side, the batter goes for the flick but misses. It has been wided.
19.1
0
J Bumrah to K Pierre, A yorker outside off, it is jammed out towards covers. The batters think of a run but then opt against it.

Bumrah to bowl the last.

18.6
1
B Kumar to K Pierre, Another length ball on middle, it is worked down to fine leg for a run.
18.5
0
B Kumar to K Pierre, A bumper to welcome the new batsman. He evades it.

Khary Pierre walks out to the middle.

18.4
0
B Kumar to K Paul, OUT! No. 8 down and who has taken the catch? Rohit Sharma. He is everywhere tonight. This slapped towards mid off and Rohit takes it by moving to his left. Second for Kumar and the end for Windies is nigh.
18.3
2
B Kumar to K Paul, Slower bouncer on middle, it is pulled through backward square leg. Pandya in the deep does well to keep it down to two.
18.2
0
B Kumar to K Paul, Slower bouncer outside off, Paul goes for the pull but misses.
18.1
0
B Kumar to K Paul, Hit hard but straight to covers.
17.6
6
K Yadav to C Brathwaite, SIX! Ends the over with a bang. 19 from the over, still below the runs needed per over though. This is tossed up on middle, Brathwaite lofts it over long on for a biggie.
17.5
0
K Yadav to C Brathwaite, On middle, kept out.
17.4
1
K Yadav to K Paul, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
17.3
6
K Yadav to K Paul, SIX! Two in a row! This time it is the slog sweep, connect well and it crosses the mid-wicket fence.
17.2
6
K Yadav to K Paul, SIX! HUGE! Dances down the track and the tonks it over the long on fence.
17.1
0
K Yadav to K Paul, NOT OUT! Paul survives. There was no glove and the ball is seen missing the stumps. He goes for the reverse sweep but it goes off something towards Pant who takes it. The players first started to appeal for the LBW but then for the catch. The umpire raises his finger for the catch. Keemo reviews straightaway. Replays show, the on-field call has to be overturned as there was no bat involved.

An appeal for both a catch and an LBW. The umpire raises his finger for one of the two, the catch I feel. Paul though has reviewed it.

Kuldeep Yadav is back on.

16.6
1
K Ahmed to K Paul, A full toss outside off, it is played through point for a run.
16.5
0
K Ahmed to K Paul, On the pads, it is worked towards square leg.
16.4
1
K Ahmed to C Brathwaite, Yorker on middle, it is jammed out for a run.
16.3
2
K Ahmed to C Brathwaite, The batsman works it down the leg side. Two runs added to the total.
16.2
0
K Ahmed to C Brathwaite, Almost played it on! Short and outside off, Brathwaite goes for the pull but gets a bottom edge just past the off pole.
16.1
1
K Ahmed to K Paul, Slower ball on middle, it is hit through covers, a run taken.

Khaleel Ahmed is back on.

15.6
1
J Bumrah to K Paul, Slower ball on off, Paul taps it towards point for a run.
15.5
0
J Bumrah to K Paul, Shortens his length around off, it is kept out.
15.4
1
J Bumrah to C Brathwaite, Slower ball outside off, Brathwaite tries to go over covers but the ball takes the outside edge and goes down to third man for a run.
15.3
1
J Bumrah to K Paul, Another yorker and once again it is jammed out towards mid off. A run is taken.
15.2
0
J Bumrah to K Paul, A yorker on middle, the batsman jams it out.
15.1
1
J Bumrah to C Brathwaite, Length ball outside off, it is slapped through covers for a run.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on.

14.6
0
K Pandya to K Paul, Played to the point region by Paul. Carlos refuses the run.
14.5
0
K Pandya to K Paul, Another play and miss. This one is a bit short. Paul looks to pull it but misses.
14.4
0
K Pandya to K Paul, Arm ball down leg, Paul looks to slog this but fails to connect. Just misses the leg stump.
14.3
1
K Pandya to C Brathwaite, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
14.2
1
K Pandya to K Paul, Outside off, Paul cuts it towards point. Carlos wants the single and sets off. They make it in the end as Bhuvi at point failed to hit the target.
14.1
0
K Pandya to K Paul, Flatter ball on leg, Keemo gives room and jams it to covers.
13.6
0
B Kumar to K Paul, The batsman fails to get bat on that one and is hit on the pad. One run added to the total. Leg byes signalled by the umpire

Keemo Paul is the new man in.

13.5
0
B Kumar to F Allen, OUT! Allen is short and he bags a first-ball duck. Allen taps it towards cover-point and he wants a run. There was never one in it and he is sent back. Krunal Pandya collects the ball and throws the stumps down at the striker's end. Allen tries to get in with a dive but he seems to be short. The umpire takes it upstairs and replays show that the batter is well short.

Have India got another? They are surely confident. A run out appeal against Allen has been taken upstairs.

13.4
0
B Kumar to D Ramdin, OUT! Soft dismissal! A ball on the pads, Ramdin tries to flick, forgets to keep it down and it goes into the hands of Rohit Sharma at square leg. He takes another catch and Kumar gets his first. Another faliure for Ramdin.
13.3
0
B Kumar to D Ramdin, On a length and around off, the batsman tries to keep it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
13.2
1
B Kumar to C Brathwaite, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
13.1
0
B Kumar to D Ramdin, That's hit the batsman on his pads. They pick up a single. Leg byes given by the umpire.
12.6
0
K Pandya to C Brathwaite, Brathwaite has pushed it to the cover region.
12.5
0
K Pandya to D Ramdin, Outside off, Carlos looks to swipe at it but the ball hits his pads outside the off pole.
12.4
0
K Pandya to C Brathwaite, FOUR BYES! That took everyone by surprise. Pandya goes for the quick bouncer. Digs it short over the batsman's head. Karthik jumps but cannot get his hand to it. The ball races away and meets the ropes.
12.3
1
K Pandya to D Ramdin, Pushed to the cover region by Denesh. One run added to the total.
12.3
0
K Pandya to C Brathwaite, Wide. The batsman tries flicking a ball that is down the leg side. The umpire has signalled a wide. The batsmen cross as Karthik fails to collect it.
12.2
1
K Pandya to D Ramdin, Played to mid-wicket region by Ramdin. They pick up a single.
12.1
0
K Pandya to D Ramdin, NOT OUT! Arm ball on leg, Ramdin looks to flick this but gets hit on the pads. The umpire stays put but India for some reason opt for the review. Replays show us that it was indeed going to miss leg. Dhoni where you at?

An LBW decision has been taken up. Mostly, going down leg that.

11.6
0
K Yadav to C Brathwaite, The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball but fails.
11.5
0
K Yadav to C Brathwaite, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
11.4
2
K Yadav to C Brathwaite, Tossed up ball on off, swept through square leg for a brace.
11.3
0
K Yadav to C Brathwaite, Fuller on off, hit back to the bowler.
11.2
0
K Yadav to C Brathwaite, Long appeal which dies down. Pitched outside leg, Carlos looks to sweeps this but losses his balance. The ball hits his arms.
11.1
1
K Yadav to D Ramdin, Short ball down leg, turned to the leg side for one.
10.6
0
J Bumrah to C Brathwaite, On off, kept out.
10.5
0
J Bumrah to C Brathwaite, The batsman has played it to the point region.

Carlos Brathwaite is in.

10.4
0
J Bumrah to K Pollard, OUT! In the air... taken! But what was Pollard doing there? Was that intentional? Well, you decide yourself. A short ball around off, Pollard tries to drag his pull through the leg side but the bounce gets big on him. It takes the top edge and lobs in the air beside the pitch. Bumrah runs towards the ball and Pollard starts walking with his head down. He though is walking in the direction of the bowler. Realizes that just when Bumrah was going to take the catch, the two avoid a collision and Bumrah clings onto the catch. Pollard then continues his walk back but Bumrah is not happy. The fans are though as once again a bowling change does the trick for them. Windies are 5 down.
10.3
0
J Bumrah to K Pollard, Comes down the track and tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
10.2
0
J Bumrah to K Pollard, Good length on off, the batsman keeps it out.
10.1
1
J Bumrah to D Ramdin, Guided down to third man for a run.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on.

9.6
0
K Yadav to K Pollard, This is worked towards the leg side. Pollard wants a run but is sent back by his partner. The bowler is quick towards the ball and tries to throw it to the keeper but it hits Pollard.
9.5
0
K Yadav to K Pollard, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
9.4
0
K Yadav to K Pollard, Flatter and on middle, kept out.
9.3
0
K Yadav to K Pollard, Yorker, kept out.
9.2
4
K Yadav to K Pollard, FOUR! You do not need to run for those! An example of Pollard's power there. This is tossed up on off, Pollard has given it a real thump, down the ground.
9.1
1
K Yadav to D Ramdin, This is eased down to long on for a run.
8.6
1
K Pandya to D Ramdin, DR works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
8.5
1
K Pandya to K Pollard, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
8.4
0
K Pandya to K Pollard, In line of the stumps, Pollard blocks it with a straight bat.
8.3
1
K Pandya to D Ramdin, Punches this ball to the off side and gets to the other end.
8.3
0
K Pandya to D Ramdin, FIVE WIDES! Once again strays down leg. Ramdin misses his flick, Karthik cannot get to the ball and it runs away to the fine leg fence.
8.2
1
K Pandya to K Pollard, Down leg again, worked towards square leg for a run. Pollard is off the mark.
8.1
0
K Pandya to D Ramdin, Fires this quick on leg, helped o short fine leg for one. Leg byes given by the umpire.

Kieron Pollard walks out to bat.

7.6
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, OUT! TIMBER! Yadav has his second in his first over. The googly, Pooran has no idea which way the ball is turning. He tries to read it off the pitch and hence goes back to play it. The ball spins back in sharply. Nicholas fails to adjust and the ball sneaks between bat and pad and hits the stumps. His return into the team is not a good one and Windies are now staring down the barrel.
7.5
4
K Yadav to N Pooran, FOUR! Nicely played! Brings out the reverse sweep, plays it well, fine down the leg side. A boundary is fetched.
7.4
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, BEATEN! This is tossed up on off, Pooran tries to drive but is beaten by the away turn.

Nicholas Pooran is the new man in.

7.3
0
K Yadav to D Bravo, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! What a sharp catch. Any guesses who it is? Let me tell you, it is the centurion of today, Rohit Sharma. You can't keep him out of the action tonight. Kuldeep strikes in his first over. It is short and a little outside off, Bravo goes for the full-blooded cut but ball is not far enough to play that shot. It takes the outside edge and flies towards the first slip fielder. Rohit there takes a very sharp catch to his right. Windies have lost their third and their hopes of chasing this down has been dented big time.
7.2
1
K Yadav to D Ramdin, Plays the sweep towards deep square leg for a run.
7.1
0
K Yadav to D Ramdin, Tossed up on middle, Ramdin works it to mid-wicket.

Kuldeep Yadav is on.

6.6
4
K Pandya to D Bravo, FOUR! Smashed! Full and quick outside off, Bravo has hit that with brute force down the ground and it is a boundary to end the over.
6.5
0
K Pandya to D Bravo, Slower through the air outside off, Bravo waits and then tries to cut but misses. Good change in pace there.
6.4
2
K Pandya to D Bravo, Full and on the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket for a couple.
6.3
1
K Pandya to D Ramdin, Worked with the angle through square leg for a run.
6.2
1
K Pandya to D Bravo, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
6.1
0
K Pandya to D Bravo, That never took off! How do you score runs of that? Short and that did not bounce at all. Bravo tries to adjust but gets it off the inner half, back towards the bowler.

Krunal Pandya is on.

5.6
1
K Ahmed to D Bravo, Back of a length around off, Bravo guides it towards point for a run. 10 runs from the over but a big wicket also. Windies are behind the eight ball game at the moment, they are 39 for 2 after the first six.
5.5
4
K Ahmed to D Bravo, FOUR! Poor ball and it has been put away. Full toss on the pads, it is flicked fine down the leg side. A boundary.
5.4
1
K Ahmed to D Ramdin, A bumper on middle, Ramdin mistimes his pull towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
5.3
0
K Ahmed to D Ramdin, A bumper on middle, the batsman evades it.

Denesh Ramdin is the new man in.

5.2
0
K Ahmed to S Hetmyer, OUT! Hetmyer holes out and Khaleel gets his second. He has the last laugh against Hetmyer. It is the slower ball on middle, Hetmyer tries to clear the long on fence. It is not perfectly timed and with long on in position, that was always a risk. Dhawan there runs in and takes an easy catch. Windies in big trouble here. 163 more needed in 88 balls.
5.1
4
K Ahmed to S Hetmyer, Deliberate edge and a FOUR! Short and outside off, Hetmyer plays it late and guides it through short third man for a boundary.
4.6
1
J Bumrah to S Hetmyer, Slower ball and it is worked around the corner for a run.
4.5
0
J Bumrah to S Hetmyer, A yorker outside off, it is jammed out towards point.
4.4
0
J Bumrah to S Hetmyer, Back of a length on middle, kept out.
4.3
1
J Bumrah to D Bravo, Back of a length around off, the batter tries to push it through covers but he gets an inside edge towards short fine leg, The batsmen go for a run. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but misses.
4.2
4
J Bumrah to D Bravo, FOUR! Short and down the leg side, Bravo nudges it fine on the leg side and it races away to the fence. Boundaries flowing here now.
4.1
0
J Bumrah to D Bravo, On a length around middle, it angles away. Bravo tries to flick but the ball takes the leading edge towards first slip but it falls just short.

Jasprit Bumrah is on.

3.6
4
K Ahmed to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Second in the over and they need to keep going. Back of a length on middle, Hetmyer gets into position early and then pulls it through mid-wicket boundary results. 10 from the over.
3.5
0
K Ahmed to S Hetmyer, Back of a length on off, Hetmyer pushes it towards covers.
3.4
4
K Ahmed to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Powered! Length ball on middle, it is smashed past the bowler and it races into the fence.
3.3
1
K Ahmed to D Bravo, On off, it is stroked down to long off and a single is taken.
3.2
0
K Ahmed to D Bravo, Around middle, it is worked towards mid-wicket.
3.2
0
K Ahmed to D Bravo, Down the leg side and it has been wided.
3.1
0
K Ahmed to D Bravo, Fuller in length on off, Bravo finds the man at mid off.
2.6
0
B Kumar to S Hetmyer, Length ball closer to the stumps, Bravo bunts it into the ground. A dot ball to end the over.
2.5
1
B Kumar to D Bravo, Bravo guides it to third man. They pick up a single.
2.4
1
B Kumar to S Hetmyer, Good running. Plays this with soft hands to the off side and quickly gets to the other end.
2.3
0
B Kumar to S Hetmyer, Fuller on off, Shimron hits it to the off side.
2.2
0
B Kumar to S Hetmyer, ALMOST! Well disguised slower ball from Bhuvi. On that fourth stump line, Hetmyer looks to slog it but cannot make contact. The ball just misses the off pole.
2.1
0
B Kumar to S Hetmyer, Bowls this on a good length over the stumps, Hetmyer plays it with a straight bat.
1.6
4
K Ahmed to D Bravo, FOUR! Just have to find the gap in this lightning fast outfield. Short and on middle, Bravo pulls it through mid-wicket and it races away. A good end to the over for the Windies but the over belongs to India. 5 runs and a wicket from it.
1.5
0
K Ahmed to D Bravo, Back of a length on off, Bravo pushes it to covers.
1.4
0
K Ahmed to D Bravo, Works it with the angle towards mid on.

Darren Bravo is the new man in.

1.3
0
K Ahmed to S Hope, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! That one stayed a touch low and it cleans Hope up. It was on the shorter side on middle, Hope looks to pull but the ball does not bounce as he thought it would. It sneaks under the bat and clips the bails. They though ask him to wait as they want to check the front foot. Replays show Khaleel is fine and India get their first. So that beautiful maximum is all Hope could manage and Windies lose one early in this big chase. Exactly what they would have not wanted.
1.2
0
K Ahmed to S Hope, Good length and angling across the batter. Hope guides it to point.
1.1
1
K Ahmed to S Hetmyer, Back of a length outside off, guided down to third man for a run.

Khaleel Ahmed to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
B Kumar to S Hope, A dot to end! So only a maximum from the over. Good length on off, Hope tries to defend but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg.
0.5
0
B Kumar to S Hope, Down the leg side, Hope tries to flick but the ball seems to have brushed his pads. Karthik takes it and the players appeal but it is not given.
0.4
6
B Kumar to S Hope, SIX! What a way to get off the mark! What a shot to get off the mark. Full and on middle, Hope with a very straight bat lofts it over the bowler's head and it carries all the way.
0.3
0
B Kumar to S Hope, Back of a length on off, Hope punches it to covers.
0.2
0
B Kumar to S Hope, Good length and outside off, left alone.
0.1
0
B Kumar to S Hope, Good length outside off, Hope goes for the pull but the ball stays very low and goes under the bat.

We are back for the chase! New opening pair for Shai Hope as Shimron Hetmyer walks with him. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl the first over for India.