India in West Indies, 3 T20I Series, 2019

West Indies vs India - 3rd T20I

Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana

Date & Time: 06 August 2019

India 150/3

RR: 7.82 | India beat West Indies by 7 wickets


Batsman R B 4s 6s
KL Rahul c Nicholas Pooran (W) & b Fabian Allen c Nicholas Pooran (W) & b Fabian Allen 201821
Shikhar Dhawan c Sheldon Cottrell & b Oshane Thomas c Sheldon Cottrell & b Oshane Thomas 3500
Virat Kohli c Evin Lewis & b Oshane Thomas c Evin Lewis & b Oshane Thomas 594560
Rishabh Pant not out not out 654244
Manish Pandey not out not out 2500
Krunal Pandya
Washington Sundar
Deepak Chahar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Rahul Chahar
Navdeep Saini
Extras 1 (b 0, lb 0, w 1, nb 0)
Total 150 (3 Wkts, 19.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
10-1 (Shikhar Dhawan,2), 27-2 (KL Rahul,4.4), 133-3 (Virat Kohli,17.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Sheldon Cottrell4 0 26 0 6.50
Oshane Thomas4 0 29 2 7.25
Fabian Allen3 0 18 1 6.00
Sunil Narine4 0 29 0 7.25
Carlos Brathwaite2.1 0 25 0 11.90
Keemo Paul2 0 23 0 11.50

That is it from the T20I series. We now move to the 50-over format in this tour. The 3-match ODI series starts on 8th August, 2019. The match will begin at 0930 Local (1330 GMT). Make sure you join us for that one. Till then, cheers!

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that winning 3-0 feels very good. Credits his team and all the new players who came in for doing well. Has a special mention about Deepak Chahar for his performance. Adds Deepak Chahar is very similar to Bhuvneshwar Kumar but adds Kumar has more experience to bowl in the death. On Rishabh Pant, Kohli admits they are looking at Pant as the future and they are just trying to give him more space and not put pressure on him. Further adds that the world will see his potential as he has come a long way forward from where he started. Kohli then adds that it is important to have fun and adds that the team they will face in ODIs and Test is a stronger side and they are looking forward to it. The Indian skipper then goes to his teammates to celebrate the series victory.

Krunal Pandya has been named the Man of the Series for his brilliant performance. Pandya says that it has been a satisfying series and he is happy to contribute in his team's win. Tells that the main focus is to improve everyday. On playing against Pollard, he says that Pollard is like his brother and admits they both know their strengths and weaknesses. Laughs and says that whoever is smarter on the day comes out on top.


West Indies skipper, Carlos Brathwaite admits that they started off badly with the bat again. Credits Pollard for taking them to a good total. Brathwaite credits his bowlers too as they took the game till the last over. Brathwaite admits he does not know if the batters have technical issues or mental issue as they have played well in bits and pieces. Tells that he himself as a skipper needs to perform and says they have a few series to come before the World Cup. Stresses that they are performing as a team and are looking to find the right balance in the squad.

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India's hero with the ball today, Deepak Chahar is now down for an interview with Murali Kartik. Deepak Chahar says that the atmosphere was good to bowl and if there was swing he was looking to bowl full. Informs that he came to know that he would bowl with the new ball after coming onto the field as Washington Sundar bowled with it in the first 2 T20Is. Deepak says that the one that comes in to the left-hander is a very crucial ball. Further adds that the ball was not moving away much to the southpaws but it was coming in a lot more. Chahar feels that the ball that comes in troubles the batsmen more as that brings lbw, caught and bowled all into play. Chahar tells that in practice he uses the old ball as that helps him in games if there is no swing. Chahar though admits that the ball does not swing after the second or third over but surprisingly it swung for a long time in this game.

Earlier in the day after a delayed start, India won the toss and opted to bowl. The hosts got off to a brilliant start with the ball picking up early wickets. West Indies though managed to reach a respectable total of 146, courtesy of Pollard who scored a crucial 50. Deepak Chahar was India's star with the ball picking up 3 wickets and giving away just 4 runs in his 3 overs.

Nothing much to say about the West Indies bowling. Only two bowlers were in the wickets column, Oshane Thomas with two and Allen with one. The latter was economical too but the rest all were expensive given the context of the game. Overall, the bowling was just not good enough to restrict India under this below-par total.

Easy-peasy run chase for India. They hardly ever looked in trouble. Yes, they lost both their openers early but skipper, Kohli and the young Rishabh Pant steadied the ship and then upped the ante when required. Though the skipper departed before the final hurdle, Pant stayed there till the end and ensured that there was no hiccup.

C Brathwaite to R Pant, SIX! Dismissive! What a way to finish the chase! Brathwaite delivers it full and on middle, Pant gives it the full whack of his bat and launches it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Handshakes on the field, India win by 7 wickets and have clean swept the 3-match T20I series.

Carlos Brathwaite to bowl the final over.

S Cottrell to M Pandey, Speedy delivery, very full and wide outside off, Pandey attempts to dig it out but misses. 3 needed more from the last over.
S Cottrell to M Pandey, A touch short and around leg at 133 kph, Pandey tries to pull but misses and is hit on the hand. It rolls on the leg side, Manish looks for a run but is sent back.
S Cottrell to R Pant, Lands it on a length and outside off, Pant stays leg side of this delivery, reaches out and hammers it past the bowler to long off for a run.
S Cottrell to M Pandey, Knocks a full ball down through mid on for a single.
S Cottrell to M Pandey, Straighter delivery, Pandey brings down a straight bat and pushes it back towards the bowler.
S Cottrell to R Pant, A low full toss angling down the leg side, Pant hits it across the line through square leg for a run.
O Thomas to R Pant, Very full and on middle, Pant pushes it out towards mid-wicket and takes a quick run. Another 6 for a clean sweep for India!
O Thomas to R Pant, SIX! This is typical Rishabh Pant. Another 7 needed now. A low full toss on the pads, Pant picks it up and slogs it over square leg for a biggie. Effortless.
O Thomas to M Pandey, Too full and on off, Pandey drives it down towards mid off for a run.

Manish Pandey is in next.

O Thomas to V Kohli, OUT! Against the run of play, West Indies have a wicket. Kohli won't be there to finish things off. A very full ball outside off, Virat reaches out for it and squeezes it out behind square on the off side. It's aerial and Lewis stretches across to his left to complete the with both hands. No real celebration from anyone, understandably so. 14 needed off 15 balls.
O Thomas to V Kohli, FOUR! Bang! Plenty of bottom hand on this pull shot. Short ball by Thomas this time, Kohli rides the bounce and pummels it to the deep mid-wicket fence.
O Thomas to V Kohli, What happened there? Whoa! The ball has touched the stumps but the bails refuse to leave its groove. A cracking yorker by Thomas first up, Kohli digs it out from the bottom half of his blade and the ball rolls behind. It kisses the sticks but Kohli is lucky that the bails don't come off.

Oshane Thomas is back on.

S Cottrell to R Pant, FOUR! Shots like these make him a special batsman. Fifty up for Rishabh Pant, his 2nd in T20Is! Cottrell sprays a length ball down the leg side, Pant picks it off his pads, brings his wrists into play and powers it behind square leg. A boundary to reach his fifty, well played young man. 100-run stand comes up too. 18 needed off 18 balls.
S Cottrell to R Pant, This time it's a pacey delivery. Short and on off at 142 kph, Pant is hurried into his pull shot and mistimes it towards mid-wicket.
S Cottrell to V Kohli, Slower one, on a length outside off at 111 kph, Kohli drags it from out there off the inner half and sends it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
S Cottrell to R Pant, Too full in length on off, Pant goes hard at it this time and helps it through square leg for a single.
S Cottrell to R Pant, A near yorker on middle, at 133 kph, Pant gently digs it out towards mid-wicket and scampers back for the second run. Soft hands and quick feet, well done!
S Cottrell to V Kohli, Back of a length ball on middle, Kohli stands back and pulls it in front of square leg for a run.

Sheldon Cottrell is back into the attack. A little too late?

S Narine to R Pant, FOUR! Well played! Tossed up ball landing full on middle, Pant brings out the reverse sweep and nails it through the gap between backward point and short third man. 11 from the over, 27 needed more. Narine is done for the evening, 4-0-29-0!
S Narine to V Kohli, Loopy and full on middle, Kohli knocks it down to long on and rotates the strike.
S Narine to V Kohli, Shortish and on off, turning back in a bit, Kohli punches but finds the extra cover fielder.
S Narine to R Pant, Skidding away from the left-hander, on the shorter side, Pant hits it from the back foot to sweeper cover for a run.
S Narine to V Kohli, Advances down the track and then helps it off his pads through backward square leg for one.
S Narine to V Kohli, FOUR! Stroked with excellent timing! Fifty comes up for Kohli, his 21st in T20Is. Look at the determination and focus on his face. As soon as Narine drags his length short on middle, Kohli goes back and powers it through mid-wicket. It races away and beats the valiant dive from Hetmyer in the deep.

Sunil Narine to bowl out.

K Paul to R Pant, SIX! Pant is reminding everyone of Raina with his big shots over extra cover. He picks the line early, it's outside off on a length and Rishabh goes inside-out. Rifles his shot all the way for a biggie. 14 from the over, India are marching towards the target, 38 needed more off 30 balls.
K Paul to V Kohli, Width on offer outside off, Kohli reaches out for it and slaps it through point for one.
K Paul to V Kohli, FOUR! Shot! Too full in length just outside off, Kohli takes a half stride forward and smashes it across the line through mid-wicket for a crackling boundary.
K Paul to R Pant, A mistimed shot! Paul runs in from 'round the wicket and serves a slower delivery. The length is on the shorter side and Pant is early into his heave shot. Mistimes it down to long on and luckily for him, it doesn't carry to the deep fielder.
K Paul to V Kohli, Classy shot! Fullish ball on off, Virat steps down the track and drives it back past the bowler to long off for a run.
K Paul to R Pant, Fuller and straighter on middle, Pant whips it across the line to deep mid-wicket for a run.
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, FOUR! That nearly went all the way. Sublime this time from the Indian skipper. He gets width outside off, decides to go aerial again and hammers it over extra cover. The onfield umpire gets it checked upstairs before signalling a boundary. Touch and go, that. 10 coming off this over, 52 needed more in the remaining 6 overs.
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, AERIAL! BUT SAFE! Kohli gets away with a poor shot here. A length ball around off, Kohli takes a big stride forward and tries to heave it over the leg side. But it takes the upper half of his bat and flies in the air towards mid on. The deep fielder charges but the ball falls safely. They manage to come back for the second.
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, Beaten all ends up! Slower one, on a length and outside off, Kohli jumps out of the crease and is very early into his shot. Misses the ball completely.
C Brathwaite to R Pant, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.