West Indies vs India: 2nd T20I — As it happened...

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West Indies vs India: 2nd T20I — As it happened...

It's all over.

Finally, the match has been called-off, meaning West Indies won the series 1-0. 


Latest update: Rain stopped but ground still not ready for play.

Chasing 144 to win and level the series, India were 15 without loss when rain stopped play. India bundled out West Indies for 143 in 19.4 overs after electing to bowl.

The match has already suffered a 40-minute delayed start due to technical reasons. Openers Rohit Sharma (10) and Ajinkya Rahane (4) were at the crease for India.

Over 2 || Score 15/0 (Rohit 10; Rahane 4)

Samuel Badree for the second over of the innings. And Ajinkya Rahane opened his account with a single. Then a double. Brilliant running between the wickets, after Rohit gently played through the cover.

A single followed, then another double. Quick from the Indian openers. A single then a dot ball to end the seven-run over.

Then, play stopped. Gone dark, but no heavy rain.

Over 1 || Score 8/0 (Rohit 7; Rahane 0)

Andre Russell started the second half of the match with a dot ball to Rohit Sharma. Ajinkya Rahane, at the non-striker's end, wanted to steal a single off the second ball, but was rightly sent back by Rohit.

Third ball, a bouncer, was disdainfully hooked by Rohit for a six. It was followed by a single. Tight run. Then, a bye thanks to a quick bouncer which continued to climb even at wicket-keeper's stead.

A dot ball to end the 8-run over.


Over 20 || Score 143 All Out 143 (Narine 9)

Mohammed Shami for the last over of the innings. A dot ball to Sunil Narine. Swing and miss. But the next ball – a fuller, slower delivery – was hit for a six over long-on.

A single then, Samuel Badree missed the reverse swing. Castled.

WICKET: Samuel Badree b Mohammed Shami 1 (4b).

His figures: 2.4-0-31-2.

Over 19 || Score 136/9 (Narine 2; Badree 1)

Jasprit Bumram returned for his final over. Expectedly a tidy one, considering the two batsmen in the centre. Three singles.

Bumrah's figures: 4-0-26-2.

In the last five overs, West Indies lost three wickets for 34 runs.

Over 18 || Score 133/9 (Narine 0; Badree 0)

Amit Mishra on for his final over. Carlos Brathwaite hit the first ball for a four, a reverse pull. Then a six, over deep mid-wicket.

It was followed by two dot balls, then the big wicket. Clean bowled Brathwaite.

WICKET: Carlos Brathwaite b Amit Mishra 18 (10b)

Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree are in the centre. 10 runs and a wicket. Mishra's figures: 4-0-24-3.

Over 17 || Score 123/8 (Brathwaite 8; Narine 0)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned for his last over. A wide to start. Then a dot ball to Andre Russell. A single, then  Carlos Brathwaite swept for a his first boundary.

Going for wide yorker, Bhuvi sent down another wide. It was followed by a double with Brathwaite playing on the leg side after walking across the wicket to pick the ball. It could have been a wide.

A single, then the wicket of Andre Russell. Hoicked and found Virat Kohli at long-off boundary.

WICKET: Andre Russell c Virat Kohli b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 13 (15b)

10 runs and a wicket from the over. Sunil Narine on. Bhuvi's figures: 4-0-36-1.

Over 16 || Score 113/7 (Russell 12; Brathwaite 1)

Amit Mishra returned for his third over. A single to Andre Russell to start the new spell. Then, the wicket of Dwayne Bravo. Wild swing, and failed to pick the googly. Castled.

WICKET: Dwayne Bravo b Amit Mishra 3 (6b)

Skipper Carlos Brathwaite joined Andre Russell in the centre. A single off the first ball he faced. A dot ball, then a single. A dot the end the 3-run over.

In the last five overs, Indies leaked 24 runs only, picking three wicket. good period.

Over 15 || Score 110/6 (Russell 10; Bravo 10)

Japrit Bumrah on for his third over. A dot ball to Dwayne Bravo to start the over. A single, then a dot ball to Andre Russell.

Then, a huge six from Russell over square leg. Bumrah erred in length, and the short ball was dismissed.

Year's leading T20 wicket-taker Bumrah responded with an unplayable yorker. A dot ball. But the next ball was tad higher, an attempted yorker. Russell failed to make the most out of it. Failed to timed the shot, and long on fielder restricted it to a single.

Eight runs from the over.

Over 14 || Score 102/6 (Russell 3; Bravo 2)

Indian bowlers continued to keep the pressure on. Ravichandran Ashwin leaked just four runs in his third over – all singles.

His figures so far: 3-0-11-2.

Over 13 || Score 98/6 (Russell 1; Bravo 0)

Another good over for India as Jasprit Bumrah found his mojo back. A dot ball to Andre Fletcher to start the over, then four leg byes.

A dot ball, then two singles. Then, the wicket of Andre Fletcher. Yorked.

WICKET: Andre Fletcher b Jasprit Bumrah 3 (9b)

Six runs and a wicket. Dwayne Bravo is the new man.

Over 12 || Score 92/5 (Fletcher 2; Russell 0)

MS Dhoni brought in Ravichandran Ashwin, and the seasoned spinner got the better of Kieron Pollard. Carom ball, and trapped in front. The West Indian batsman tried to play from back-foot, but missed the trick. Batsman not happy with the decision, but got to go. Looked little high.

WICKET: Kieron Pollard lbw b R Ashwin 13 (8b)

That happened off the fifth ball. In the previous four deliveries, West Indies could only scored three singles.

Andre Russell is the new man.

A dot ball to end a brilliant over. Three runs and a wicket.

Over 11 || Score 89/4 (Fletcher 0; Pollard 12)

Bowling change, and another first ball strike for India. Jasprit Bumrah removed Marlon Samuels, caught behind.

WICKET: Marlon Samuels c MS Dhoni b Jasprit Bumrah 5 (10b)

Kieron Pollard in. And after a dot ball, the dangerous batsman took a double. A front foot no ball for free hit, which was hit for a four, down the ground.

A dot ball, then a six, flicked with disdain.

13 runs and a wicket from the over.

Over 10 || Score 76/3 (Samuels 5; Fletcher 0)

Bowling change, and Ravichandran Ashwin struck. The over started with a dot ball to Marlon Samuels, then three singles followed.

Then another dot ball. Lendl Simmons, clearly perturbed by the dot balls, came down, only to be stumped.

WICKET: Lendl Simmons st MS Dhoni b R Ashwin 19 (19b)

Andre Fletcher is the new man. Four runs and a wicket from the over.

Over 9 || Score 72/2 (Samuels 3; Simmons 18)

Back-to-back boundaries thanks to cut well timed, well placed shots from Lendl Simmons, to start the over. Ravindra Jadeja responded with a faster round-arm delivery, for a single.

Two dot balls, then a single to end the 10-run over.

Still a good score for Windies, considering the fire-power still left in their Armour.

Over 8 || Score 62/2 (Samuels 2; Simmons 9)

Amit Mishra continued for his second over. Two singles off the first two balls, then Lendl Simmons, after a dot ball, played an inside out lofted shot, for a four.

Mishra responded with beautiful googly. LBW shout, but the ball missing the off stump.

A single, thanks to a lofted drive over extra cover, to end the over. Seven runs from the over.

Over 7 || Score 55/2 (Samuels 1; Simmons 3)

Double bowling change for India. Ravindra Jadeja joined the attack. Brilliant one. Only a single, off the last ball.

After blocking five balls, Lendl Simmons took a single off the last ball, playing it square down the leg.

Over 6 || Score 54/2 (Samuels 1; Simmons 2)

Bowling change for India, and Amit Mishra struck first ball. Flighted delivery, and a super-confident Johnson Charles picked up to play a lofted shot, only to find a  forward diving Ajinkya Rahane completing a clean catch at long-on.

WICKET: Johnson Charles c Ajinkya Rahane b Amit Mishra 43 (25b)

Lendl Simmons joined Marlon Samuels, and took two balls to take a single. A wide followed, then a single.

Four runs and a wicket. And power-play over.

Over 4 || Score 50/1 (Charles 43; Samuels 0)

MS Dhoni continued to employ Bhuvneshwar Kumar. A dot ball to Johnson Charles, then a double. Charles picked the length early, and lofted over mid-on for a four.

It was followed by a cracking drive, down the ground, beating Virat Kohli for another four. Then, a similar length delivery but little wider, and result was different. A dot ball.

Inside edge, for a single. 11 runs from the over, and fifty up for West Indies.

Over 4 || Score 39/1 (Charles 32; Samuels 0)

Mohammed Shami on for his second over. A fuller delivery on the off stump. Evin Lewis played straight to mid-off.

Then the wicket. Evin played straight to Amit Mishra at short fine leg. Ball hurried to the batsman.

WICKET: Evin Lewis c Amit Mishra b Mohammed Shami 7 (6b)

Marlons Samuels joined Johnson Charles in the centre.

Charles played the next ball rather valiantly, playing over deep backward square leg for a six. It was followed by another four, behind the wicket.

Then, another four, pulled with disdain through backward square leg. A single to end the 15-run over.

Over 3 || Score 24/0 (Charles 17; Lewis 7)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar continued for his second over, and back of length delivery to start. Another short ball, but this time, it was clubbed over mid-wicket boundary for a huge six. Johnson Charles in punishing mood.

A dot ball, thanks to a outside off yorker. A similar delivery, got an inside edge and MS Dhoni missed the rolling ball, for two runs.

It was followed by a wide yorker. Dot ball. Once again on the same channel. Another dot ball.

Eight runs from it.

Over 2 || Score 16/0 (Charles 9; Lewis 7)

Mohammed Shami shared new ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar. A dot ball to Johnson Charles, good fielding at backward point by Ravindra Jadeja. A single, followed by another, but Amit Mishra stopped a sure four.

Another brilliant fielding effort from Mishra to stopped another certain four, saving a couple of runs, at long leg boundary.

Shami once again sent down a short pitch delivery, but missed the line, and Evin Lewis played it over backward square leg fielder for his first boundary.

Nine runs from the over.

Over 1 || Score 7/0 (Charles 5; Lewis 2)

After 40 minutes delayed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar started the proceedings with Johnson Charles facing the first ball. A full length delivery for a naught. Another dot ball, then first runs — a boundary, pulled in front of square. Almost a six.

A single, then a double to Evin Lewis, thanks to slow movement from Indian fielder at mid-off.

A dot to end the seven-run over.

Match further delayed, by another 10 minutes.

Latest update, the match will start at 8:00 PM IST.

At stakes is ICC ranking! India are currently second on the International Cricket Council`s (ICC) T20I rankings while the West Indies are third. They will swap positions if the West Indies win. Meanwhile, the start of match is delayed due to technical reasons, reportedly.

Team news: Stauart Binny, understandly, is not playing. He has been replaced by Amit Mishra. For West Indies, it's winning combination. No change.

West Indies XI: Johnson Charles, Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher (wk), Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite (capt.), Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree

India XI: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk & capt.), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

TOSS: Mahendra Singh Dhoni wins toss again, opts to field again.


West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Andre Fletcher, Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Johnson Charles, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine

India: MS Dhoni (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Stuart Binny, Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli


The American leg of India's West Indies tour will wind up with the second and final Twenty20 International match at Lauderhill today. After losing a nerve-wrecking match yesterday by one run, the onus will be on India to right the wrong.

The match prominently featured MS Dhoni, the celebrated 'Captain Cool' losing a close match which may well proved to his chagrin. And in the second match of the hurriedly arranged fixture, India stand to lose the glitters that the team under Virat Kohli has earned in the West Indies, in the Tests series, if it falters in the more popular format with dedicated fans, read Indian diaspora, rooting for a superlative show.


Yesterday, an unheralded Lokesh Rahul produced probably the greatest innings of his short international career, and fans will look for a repeat act. Coming in for regular Shikhar Dhawan might well be considered a temporary affair, but it's up to him now to make it a permanent one.

The case with Virat Kohli is nothing to worry. He played some sumptuous shots in his brief stay, but was unlucky to get out in a cheeky fashion. The same can be said of skipper Dhoni, who found the wrong shot at the wrong time.

Rohit Sharma played an important inning, only in a losing cause, and he will be eager to see a different outcome in today's match.

For bowlers, it was an altogether different case with none striking the right note from the start. With a small ground, and against a marauding West Indies batting line-up, they were exposed like never before.

If India are to win today, Ravichandran Ashwin & Co will need to give more than 100%.

For West Indies, the absence of Chris Gayle was hardly felt with two new openers doing the carnage. Evin Lewis, who was playing only the second T20I match of his career, was brilliant and got the all the making of a future star. So thus, Charles Johnson.

Luckily, India didn't get the best of Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite, and others — equally destructive.

Windies bowlers too struggled, once Indians settled, but it was Dwayne Bravo who had the last say in the match. Had it not for him, India would have successfully chased down a record total.

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