India in West Indies, 3 T20I Series, 2019

West Indies vs India - 2nd T20I

Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida

Date & Time: 04 August 2019

West Indies 98/4

RR: 6.32 | India beat West Indies by 22 runs (D/L method)


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Sunil Narine bowled Washington Sundar bowled Washington Sundar 41200
Evin Lewis c Bhuvneshwar Kumar & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Bhuvneshwar Kumar & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 0200
Nicholas Pooran c Manish Pandey & b Krunal Pandya c Manish Pandey & b Krunal Pandya 193410
Rovman Powell lbw Krunal Pandya lbw Krunal Pandya 543463
Kieron Pollard not out not out 8810
Shimron Hetmyer not out not out 6410
Carlos Brathwaite
Keemo Paul
Khary Pierre
Sheldon Cottrell
Oshane Thomas
Extras 7 (b 0, lb 1, w 5, nb 1)
Total 98 (4 Wkts, 15.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
2-1 (Evin Lewis,1.2), 8-2 (Sunil Narine,3), 84-3 (Nicholas Pooran,13.2), 85-4 (Rovman Powell,13.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Washington Sundar3 1 12 1 4.00
Bhuvneshwar Kumar2 0 7 1 3.50
Khaleel Ahmed3 0 22 0 7.33
Navdeep Saini3 0 27 0 9.00
Krunal Pandya3.3 0 23 2 6.97
Ravindra Jadeja1 0 6 0 6.00
Rohit Sharma 0 0 0 0 0
Shikhar Dhawan 0 0 0 0 0
Virat Kohli 0 0 0 0 0
Rishabh Pant 0 0 0 0 0
Manish Pandey 0 0 0 0 0

That will be it from this match. The final T20I is on 6th August in Guyana. Do join us at 1030 local (1430 GMT) for all the action. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!

Victorious Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that they had a really clinical game today. Feels the wicket was always going to be best at the start and reckons it was a good finish by Krunal and Jadeja. Adds that it slowed down towards the end but he's glad that they got to 160-plus. He is happy with the way they bowled. Further says that winning the first two games gives them the chance to try out new players. Mentions that winning is always a priority and they want to play expressive cricket. States that closing the series with one game to go gives them a cushion but they are not going to take the last game lightly. Kohli is all praise for Washington Sundar. Lauds him for showing composure in the Powerplay and tells that he is handy with the bat as well. Further says that he is executing his plans really well and is looking quite lean and fit. Tells that he is expecting a big crowd in Guyana where he hasn't played before and he is looking forward to the experience.

KRUNAL PANDYA IS THE MAN OF THE MATCH! Says that it has been good two games for them and it's a different experience playing here in the USA. (On batting down the order) Pandya replies that he has been doing that for his team in the Indian T20 League or wherever he plays. Feels it's important to be in a good frame of mind and is happy with the way he bowled. Adds that both the trades go together, as batting helps his bowling and vice versa. On his bowling plans, Krunal tells that he was trying to bowl outside the off stump as the wicket was double-paced with some balls sticking and some skidding.

After a long wait, we are ready for the presentation. Carlos Brathwaite comes up first! Starts by saying that they didn't get the start they wanted with the ball but pulled things back really well. Feels that they had a solid platform and would have given a real shot at the end although it was a difficult task. Praises Rovman Powell for his knock and tells that there was a little bit of improvement in their batting from yesterday. Adds that the plan was to send Pollard later to finish the game. Wants the batting order to be flexible and batting wise it's really close to where they want it to be. States that consistency from his side is what he is looking for.

The Men in Blue were brilliant with the ball in the Powerplay. Washington Sundar was excellent in his spell of three overs along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini proved to be expensive today but it's not as if they bowled too badly. With the series already in the bag, we might see India trying out the other players in their squad in the final T20I.

In reply, the hosts once again faltered with the bat at the start. The move to send Sunil Narine flopped as rather than giving a quickfire start, he consumed too many balls. After losing two wickets cheaply, Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell put together a 76-run stand to do the recovery job. Pooran, though, was very slow in his knock and as a result, the asking rate kept on mounting. The 14th over bowled by Krunal where he nipped out both the set batsmen threw the home team in a precarious situation and then the rain came to deny the likes of Kieron Pollard and Shimron Hetmyer a shot at the target.

Right then, INDIA WIN BY 22 RUNS (DLS method) to take an unassailable lead in the 3-match series. It was a much better batting performance by India although the middle order still needs to find a way to score runs. Powered by the contributions from the top three and a late cameo by Krunal Pandya, India posted a daunting target in front of West Indies on a sluggish surface.

Update 1423 local - Play has been officially CALLED OFF! The conditions only got worse and it started to rain heavily leaving the umpires with no option but to end it.

Update 1400 local - It has started to rain now! It looks doubtful that we will have any more play in this match. Let's wait and hope for the best.

Update 1337 local - What's happening there? The covers are coming on and the players are leaving the field. It's not raining yet. We are hearing that it's a precautionary measure as there is a warning for lightning. It's quite windy at the moment. The DLS par score at this stage is 120 and West Indies are well behind. Let's hope that the players will be back on the ground soon.

K Pandya to K Pollard, Hangs back and punches it to extra cover. It spins past Saini inside the ring and the batsmen take two.
K Pandya to S Hetmyer, Shortish and on off, it's chipped over covers for one.
K Pandya to S Hetmyer, Play and a miss! Shortish and wide outside off, Hetmyer tries to cut but misses.
R Jadeja to K Pollard, Flatter on middle, helped to mid-wicket. Dot to end the over.
R Jadeja to S Hetmyer, DROPPED BY KOHLI! A long hop on middle, Hetmyer pulls it in the air at mid-wicket and Kohli dives to his left inside the ring. He gets it in his grasp but fails to hang on. A single is taken. Will this cost India?
R Jadeja to K Pollard, Aerial but safe! This one stops a bit onto the batsman after landing around off, Pollard is early into the shot and ends up pushing it back uppishly. Jadeja dives across to his left but it goes under his left hand and the batsmen take a run.
R Jadeja to K Pollard, Nearly a drag on! Flatter delivery, short and on off, Pollard tries whipping across the line but gets a bottom edge. It goes on one bounce to the keeper.
R Jadeja to K Pollard, FOUR! Powered away! Flatter one, on middle, Pollard lines up the delivery and hammers it over the bowler's head for a boundary at long on.
R Jadeja to K Pollard, Quicker one, short and on off, Pollard punches it back to the off side and Jadeja runs to make the stop.

Ravindra Jadeja, finally, is unleashed into the attack. Also, it has gone very dark out there. Angry clouds staring down at the stadium.

K Pandya to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Slapped away! Short in length and wide outside off, enough room there for Hetmyer to whack it through backward point for a boundary. Outstanding over by Krunal, 6 runs and 2 wickets from it.

Shimron Hetmyer walks in next at number 6.

K Pandya to R Powell, OUT! That's hitting the stumps and Krunal Pandya has turned this chase completely in India's favour. Both the set batsmen are back in the hut leaving West Indies in a precarious situation. Pandya dishes out an arm ball on middle and it skids on to ping Powell on the front pad as he fails to play it out. They appeal and the finger has gone up. Rovman takes the referral but it's of no use. The Hawk Eye shows that it has hit him in line and is going on to destroy the stumps.

Shout for an lbw! Given. That looks plumb but Rovman Powell wants to review it.

K Pandya to K Pollard, Pollard has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
K Pandya to K Pollard, Flatter and on off, defended from the back foot.

Kieron Pollard arrives.

K Pandya to N Pooran, OUT! Excellent catch by Manish Pandey, lovely piece of athleticism by him. Pandya delivers it flat and a touch short around off, Pooran fetches it from there and tries to pump it over long on. But he gets more height than distance on his shot. Pandey settles himself near the rope to catch the ball and then tosses it up as he crosses the fence. He then returns to catch it again. An uncharacteristic knock by Nicholas is over, bringing an end to a 76-run stand. 84 needed more off 40 balls.
K Pandya to N Pooran, Slower one, skidding down, Pooran tries to play the reverse sweep but misses. It hits him on the body.
K Pandya to N Pooran, Wide! Krunal sees the movement from the batsman and bowls it wide outside off. But it's way wide outside off and called a wide.
N Saini to R Powell, A slower one on the last ball and it deceives the batsman. Rovman is very early into his shot and misses. 85 needed off 42 balls.
N Saini to R Powell, Superb delivery. Nothing from the Free Hit! Saini spears in a full ball around leg, Powell stays back to hammer it across the line but misses. It goes right through his legs to the keeper.

Free Hit coming up...

N Saini to R Powell, FOUR! Bang! Saini delivers it on a length around off, Powell throws all his power behind this shot and thwacks it past the mid off fielder for a boundary. That's not all, it has been given as a no ball because there were only three fielders inside the circle.
N Saini to N Pooran, Short in length and on middle, Pooran pulls it down to deep mid-wicket for a run.
N Saini to N Pooran, Swing and a miss! Width on offer outside off, Pooran tries smashing it over the off side but misses.
N Saini to R Powell, Second T20I fifty for Rovman Powell and it has come in good time! A slower delivery, shortish and on off, Powell works it with gentle hands through mid-wicket and runs the first run hard. But that's all he will get. A fine knock by him so far. 91 needed more for West Indies!
N Saini to N Pooran, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single.

Navdeep Saini is back on. 2-0-19-0, so far. The young man has been expensive today.

K Pandya to R Powell, SIX! This one has gone all the way to spoil a good over. Slightly short and on off, Powell picks it early, goes back deep inside the crease and muscles it over mid-wicket.
K Pandya to R Powell, Fires it in outside off, Powell digs it out towards backward point. Dot.
K Pandya to R Powell, Darts in a yorker on off, Rovman digs it out back to the bowler.
K Pandya to N Pooran, Short and wide outside off, Pooran slaps it through the line and Kohli chases it from the circle before putting in a dive to make the half stop. Only one taken. Brilliantly done by the Indian skipper, leading from the front.
K Pandya to R Powell, Quicker and on middle, Rovman works it through mid-wicket and Krunal himself runs after it. Only a run.
K Pandya to R Powell, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run.
K Pandya to R Powell, Wide! Well, that's a bit harsh. A full toss outside off, just inside the tramline, the batsman leaves and Pant catches it on the full. Rishabh is not happy with the call from the umpire, rightly so.
K Ahmed to R Powell, Fullish and close to off, Powell plays it near his front pad and pushes it towards extra cover for one. Good last two overs for India.
K Ahmed to N Pooran, Angling into the batsman, Pooran closes the face of his bat and helps it towards wide mid on for one.
K Ahmed to N Pooran, Slower again, on a length around off, Pooran winds up for a big shot but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
K Ahmed to R Powell, Uppish but just out of the reach of the fielder! Back of a length ball on off, a slower one, Powell camps back to power it over mid-wicket but it takes the outer half of his bat and flies towards extra cover. Kohli moves swiftly across to his left, puts in a dive but it lands just short of his outstretched hands. A single taken.