India in West Indies, 3 T20I Series, 2019

West Indies vs India - 1st T20I

Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida

Date & Time: 03 August 2019

India 98/6

RR: 5.65 | India beat West Indies by 4 wickets


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Rohit Sharma c Kieron Pollard & b Sunil Narine c Kieron Pollard & b Sunil Narine 242522
Shikhar Dhawan lbw Sheldon Cottrell lbw Sheldon Cottrell 1700
Virat Kohli c Kieron Pollard & b Sheldon Cottrell c Kieron Pollard & b Sheldon Cottrell 192910
Rishabh Pant c Sheldon Cottrell & b Sunil Narine c Sheldon Cottrell & b Sunil Narine 0100
Manish Pandey bowled Keemo Paul bowled Keemo Paul 191420
Krunal Pandya bowled Keemo Paul bowled Keemo Paul 121410
Ravindra Jadeja not out not out 10900
Washington Sundar not out not out 8501
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Khaleel Ahmed
Navdeep Saini
Extras 5 (b 0, lb 0, w 5, nb 0)
Total 98 (6 Wkts, 17.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
4-1 (Shikhar Dhawan,2), 32-2 (Rohit Sharma,6.3), 32-3 (Rishabh Pant,6.4), 64-4 (Manish Pandey,11.4), 69-5 (Virat Kohli,13.5), 88-6 (Krunal Pandya,16),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Oshane Thomas4 0 29 0 7.25
Sheldon Cottrell4 0 20 2 5.00
Sunil Narine4 0 14 2 3.50
Keemo Paul3.2 0 23 2 7.19
Carlos Brathwaite2 0 12 0 6.00

Done with this match and we quickly move on to the next. Yes, it's on Sunday at the same venue in Florida. Do join us at 1030 local time (1430 GMT) for all the action. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that their bowling and fielding were right up there and feels the pitch wasn't too great. Calls it a sluggish wicket and mentions that it was a top effort from his bowlers. Shares that Navdeep had a great last season in the Indian T20 League and he is a raw talent who can bowl in the 150s. He hopes that he builds from here on. Tells that they lost a couple of wickets more than they would have liked. Further says that the new ball was coming on decently but as it got older, stroke-making wasn't easy and strike rotation was the key. Just wants his players to keep performing and contribute to the game.


West Indian skipper, Carlos Brathwaite says that they didn't assess the conditions well and praises Kieron Pollard for batting well. Feels 130-140 would have been more challenging. Lack of assessment early enough cost them, he states. Wants his team to play with positive and aggressive intent but at the same time, he wants his players to assess the conditions better. Tells that Narine's four overs in any cricket is vital and lauds his pacers for setting it up well.

Daren Ganga is taking Sunil Narine's interview who has had a good comeback for West Indies. The mystery off spinner says that it's always great to be back in maroon and he is always proud to play for West Indies. Informs that he is nearly fit but his finger is still not 100 percent. Adds that they have to play positive cricket and start well in the Powerplay. Mentions that the coming opportunities are crucial and he wants to be prepared for the World T20. No new innovation in his game, he informs and further states that he is focusing on enjoying cricket.

The visitors fielded an inexperienced bowling attack but the bowlers took the opportunity and proved themselves. Navdeep Saini had a dream debut as he picked up a 3-wicket haul while the other bowlers also left their mark. Apart from Kieron Pollard, there wasn't any fight shown by the West Indian batsmen. During the chase, India kept losing wickets but at the same time, they kept on scoring runs as well. Eventually, the depth in their batting took them over the line and handed the Blue team lead in this 3-match series.

India have limped to a win here in Miami! They made a mountain out of a molehill and nearly made a mess of a simple target. West Indies would be thinking that had they got 40-50 runs more, they could have come out on top. Looking at the approach by the Indian batsmen in the run chase, the Men in Blue will be thanking their bowlers for restricting the opposition for a paltry total.

K Paul to W Sundar, SIX! All over! INDIA WIN BY 4 WICKETS! A slower delivery, shorter in length around off, Sundar attacks it with all his power and dismisses it over long on for a maximum.
K Paul to W Sundar, Full toss outside off, Sundar taps it down to point.
C Brathwaite to R Jadeja, A dot to end as the ball is defended to the man at covers.
C Brathwaite to W Sundar, EDGY! Slower length ball close to off stump, Sundar pushes inside the line and edges it past the diving keeper to third man. Thomas makes a diving stop and the batsmen take a run.
C Brathwaite to W Sundar, A near yorker on off, Sundar brings down a straight bat and pushes it back to the bowler.
C Brathwaite to R Jadeja, Fullish and around leg, Jadeja clips it through square leg for one.
C Brathwaite to W Sundar, Another slower delivery, around off, Sundar is early into the flick shot and it goes off the leading edge towards point. A single taken again.
C Brathwaite to R Jadeja, Slower delivery on middle and leg, Jadeja nudges it to fine leg for one.

Washington Sundar walks out to bat.

India are making this run chase interesting by losing wickets at regular intervals.

K Paul to K Pandya, OUT! Another wicket goes down! Paul steams in from 'round the wicket and angles in a length ball around middle and off at 128 kph. Pandya is early into his attempted flick shot and hence misses the ball completely. The ball doesn't miss the stumps though. India are 8 runs away from a win with 4 wickets left.
K Paul to K Pandya, Short and around leg, Krunal tries to pull but fails to connect properly. It rolls down towards short fine leg.
K Paul to R Jadeja, A low full toss outside off, Jadeja digs it out down to third man for a run.
K Paul to R Jadeja, Shortish and slower in pace, Jadeja pulls but finds mid-wicket.
K Paul to K Pandya, Full again and this time it's been driven through covers for one.
K Paul to R Jadeja, Fullish and on off, Jadeja drives it down through mid off for a run.
O Thomas to K Pandya, Almost drags it on! Around off, Pandya tries to drive but it takes the inside edge and strikes him on the pads. It ricochets behind and misses the off stump by a whisker. 12 from the over, 11 needed more.
O Thomas to K Pandya, FOUR! Cracking sound of the bat meeting the ball! Short in length, around middle at 123 kph, Krunal picks it early and dismisses it from his sight by pulling it to the deep square leg fence.
O Thomas to R Jadeja, Sliding down the leg side, nudged to fine leg for one.
O Thomas to K Pandya, Short delivery on middle, it's pulled powerfully through mid-wicket. Brathwaite gives the chase and pulls the ball back just before the rope. In fact the ball had itself stopped. The batsmen taken three.
O Thomas to R Jadeja, Sweet timing! Misfield. Two runs taken in the end. Fullish and on off, Jadeja drives it through covers and crosses for a run. Lewis attacks the ball in the deep, overruns a bit and the ball goes through. The batsmen complete two and take one more off the misfield. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Carlos Brathwaite is lazy in backing up but no extra run taken.
O Thomas to K Pandya, Width on offer outside off, Krunal throws his bat at it and it goes off the outside edge to third man. A single is taken.

Oshane Thomas returns for another burst.

S Cottrell to R Jadeja, Back of a length delivery outside off, Jadeja steers it behind backward point for a couple of runs.
S Cottrell to R Jadeja, Again a wide! Another one down the leg side, Ravindra tries to get some bat behind but misses.
S Cottrell to R Jadeja, Wide! Cottrell attempts for the magic delivery first up but ends up slipping it down the leg side.

Ravindra Jadeja walks in next.

S Cottrell to V Kohli, OUT! Here comes the salute! Virat Kohli has disappointment written all over his face. He is completely fooled here by a slower delivery bowled at 112 kph. The length is short and outside off, Virat has his weight on the back leg as he tries to fetch it and pull it on the leg side. But the ball arrives late, takes the top edge and lobs up towards mid-wicket. Kieron Pollard won't drop those. Are we in for something here? 27 still needed off 37 balls.
S Cottrell to K Pandya, Hits the blockhole at 131 kph, Pandya digs it out towards mid on for a run.
S Cottrell to K Pandya, Back of a length delivery on off, slower in pace at 123 kph, Pandya punches it from the crease to covers.
S Cottrell to K Pandya, Krunal shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot
S Cottrell to K Pandya, On and around off, Pandya is on top of the bounce as he defends it down.

Bowling change. Sheldon Cottrell is back on.

S Narine to K Pandya, Presses forward to a full ball and drives it through mid off for a run. Narine has finished his spell, 4-0-14-2, a brilliant comeback for him personally!
S Narine to K Pandya, This one is on the leg stump line, Krunal tries flicking but misses and is hit on the pads.
S Narine to V Kohli, Tossed up ball on off, this time Kohli works it down through mid on and rotates the strike.
S Narine to V Kohli, Gets forward to a full ball and drives it straight to the cover fielder.
S Narine to V Kohli, Flatter on off, Virat moves across and punches it towards mid-wicket again.
S Narine to V Kohli, Too full in length on off, Kohli works it on the leg side but finds mid-wicket.

Sunil Narine is back on.

K Paul to V Kohli, Knocks a full ball down through mid on for a run. 30 more needed off 48 balls.
K Paul to K Pandya, Short in length on middle and leg, Krunal gets hurried into his pull shot and it comes off his gloves. It rolls behind square leg and they cross.

Krunal Pandya walks in next.