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West Indies vs India, 3rd T20I: How the action unfolded

India defeated West Indies by seven wickets in the final T20I of the three-match series at Providence Stadium, Guyana on Tuesday.  

West Indies vs India, 3rd T20I: How the action unfolded
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Team India defeated West Indies by a margin of 3-0 in the three-match T20I series following victory by a margin of seven wickets in the final match at Providence Stadium, Guyana on Tuesday.

Here are the highlights from the match:

# India win by seven wickets as Rishabh Pant smashes a six off the first delivery of the 20th over to lead the side on to victory! 

# India 150/3 (19.1 overs)

# Carlos Braithwaite to bowl the final over of the innings! 

# India 144/3 (19 overs) with three runs from the over as Pandey and Pant complete three singles hitting the ball to long-off, long-on and through square leg. 

# Sheldon Cottrell to bowl the 19th over of the innings! 

# India 141/3 (18 overs) with 12 runs from the over as Rishabh Pant smashes a six off the fifth delivery, hitting the ball behind square on the leg-side. Kohli was earlier dismissed for 59 having scored a boundary over mid-wicket. 

# Manish Pandey is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Virat Kohli departs for 59 runs off 45 deliveries as he hits the ball to Evin Lewis behind point who completes a fine catch. India 133/3 (17.3 overs)  

# Oshane Thomas is back in the attack! 

# India 129/2 (17 overs) with nine runs from the over as Rishabh Pant completes his half-century with a boundary off the final delivery. The two batsmen further complete three singles and a double, to bring the equation down to a run a ball.  

# Sheldon Cottrell is back in the attack! 

# India 120/2 (16 overs) with 11 runs from the over as Virat Kohli scores his fifth boundary of the innings hitting the ball through square leg. Rishabh Pant further followed it up with his third boundary of the innings, hitting the ball between short third man and backward point. 

# Sunil Narine to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# India need 38 runs from 30 deliveries! 

# India 109/2 (15 overs) with 14 runs from the over as Virat Kohli scores his fourth boundary of the innings, hitting the ball wide of long-on. Rishabh Pant further follows it up with a six over extra cover.  

# Keemo Paul to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# India 95/2 (14 overs) with 10 runs from the over as Virat Kohli scores his third boundary of the innings, hitting the ball over extra cover. Pant and Kohli further complete two singles and two doubles, hitting the ball to deep mid-wicket and point. 

# Carlos Braithwaite to bowl his second over of the innings!

# India 85/2 (13 overs) with nine runs from the over as Rishabh Pant scores his first six of the innings, hitting the ball over long-off. Pant and Kohli further complete three singles, hitting the ball to deep mid-wicket and long-on. 

# Keemo Paul into the attack! 

# India 76/2 (12 overs) with five runs from the over as Pant and Kohli complete three singles and a double, hitting the ball to sweeper cover and through extra cover. 

# Sunil Narine to continue with the ball! 

# India 71/2 (11 overs) with nine runs from the over as Virat Kohli scores his second boundary of the innings, hitting the slightly full delivery bowled outside off into the gap at extra cover. Kohli and Pant further complete five singles, hitting the ball to square leg and fine leg.  

# Carlos Braithwaite into the attack! 

# India 62/2 (10 overs) with four runs from the over as Pant and Kohli complete two singles hitting the ball wide of cover and in front of cover before following it up with a double. 

# Sunil Narine to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# India 58/2 (9 overs) with four runs from the over as the two batsmen complete four singles, hitting the ball to mid-wicket, wide of long-on, right of fine leg and on the off-side. 

# Fabian Allen to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# India 54/2 (8 overs) with nine runs from the over as Rishabh Pant scores his second boundary of the innings, hitting the flat delivery past the fielder at backward point. The two batsmen further complete a double and three singles, hitting the ball to deep mid-wicket, deep square and square leg. 

# Sunil Narine comes into the attack! 

# India 45/2 (7 overs) with 11 runs from the over as Virat Kohli scores his first boundary of the innings picking the line wide of off, cutting the ball late behind backward point. The two batsmen further complete two doubles and three singles, hitting the ball wide of cover and square on the off-side. 

# Fabian Allen to bowl his second over! 

# India 34/2 (6 overs) with seven runs from the over as Rishabh Pant scores his first boundary of the innings, slicing the ball over backward point. Pant and Kohli further complete a single and a double, hitting the ball past cover and sweeper cover. 

# Oshane Thomas to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Three runs and a wicket off the over as Rahul is dismissed for 20 after Kohli and Rahul completed a double and a single, hitting the ball past the diving fielder at cover and extra cover. India 27/2 (5 overs)

# Rishabh Pant is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! KL Rahul departs for 20 runs off 18 deliveries after being stumped as he attempts to go for a big shot straight down the ground, following a quick and wide delivery. India 27/2 (4.4 overs)

# Fabian Allen comes into the attack! 

# India 24/1 (4 overs) with six runs from the over as KL Rahul scores his second boundary of the innings, following a leading-edge past Sheldon Cottrell at third man. Rahul and Kohli further complete a single after the latter hit the ball wide of sweeper cover. 

# Oshane Thomas to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# India 18/1 (3 overs) with eight runs from the over as KL Rahul scores his first boundary of the innings, hitting the ball into the fine leg fence. Kohli gets off the mark with a single following a back of length delivery on middle and leg. 

# Sheldon Cottrell to continue with the ball! 

# Four runs and a wicket off the over as Dhawan is dismissed after completing two singles and a double off the first, second and fourth deliveries hitting the ball between cover and point, wide of mid-on. India 10/1 (2 overs)

# Virat Kohli is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Shikhar Dhawan dismissed for three runs off five deliveries as he attempts to go for a pull shot, resulting in a catch to Sheldon Cottrell at short fine. India 10/1 (1.6 overs)

# Oshane Thomas to share the new ball! 

# India 6/0 (1 over) as KL Rahul smashes the first six of the chase, shuffling down the pitch to hit the ball for a clean six over long-off. 

# Sheldon Cottrell to bowl the opening over! 

# Indian openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan are set to start the chase! 

# India need 147 runs to win! 

# West Indies 146/6 (20 overs) with 16 runs from the over as Rovman Powell scores two sixes off the second and fifth delivery, hitting the ball over deep mid-wicket and over the fine leg fence. 

# Navdeep Saini to bowl the final over of the innings! 

# West Indies 130/6 (19 overs) with nine runs from the over as Fabian Allen scores a six off the final delivery, hitting the ball to long-on. Allen and Powell further complete a double and single, hitting the ball to long-on. 

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the 19th over of the innings! 

# West Indies 121/6 (18 overs) with eight runs and a wicket off the over as Braithwaite is dismissed for 10 having smashed a six over cow corner off the first delivery. Allen and Powell further complete two singles, hitting the ball to short fine leg and long-on.  

# Fabian Allen is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Carlos Braithwaite departs for 10 runs off seven deliveries as he attempts to go for a big hit straight down the ground, handing a catch to Washington Sundar. West Indies 119/6 (17.2 overs)

# Rahul Chahar to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# West Indies 113/5 (17 overs) with five runs from the over as Braithwaite and Powell complete five singles, hitting the ball over extra cover, long-off, deep backward square leg and well wide of the short cover fielder. 

# Krunal Pandya is set to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# West Indies 108/5 (16 overs) with eight runs from the over as Saini concedes a boundary off the first delivery after Powell hit the ball over mid-wicket. However, he made a comeback by accounting for the dismissal of Kieron Pollard. 

# Carlos Braithwaite is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Kieron Pollard departs for 58 runs off 45 deliveries following a slower delivery as he attempts to hit the ball onto the on-side, without proper contact with the ball going on to hit the stumps. West Indies 105/5 (15.4 overs)

# Navdeep Saini to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# 16 runs from the over as Kieron Pollard brings up his half-century with a six over deep mid-wicket following a full toss by Pandya. Pollard further followed it up with his sixth six of the innings hitting the overpitched delivery well over the sightscreen. West Indies 100/4 (15 overs) 

# Krunal Pandya to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Four runs and a wicket off the over as India lose their review following an lbw appeal. Kohli decided to appeal after the umpire turned down the bowler's appeal with the ball shown to be missing the leg-stump. West Indies 84/4 (14 overs) 

# Rovman Powell is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Nicholas Pooran departs for 17 runs off 23 deliveries following a good length delivery which generates out-swing, inducing an outside edge to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. West Indies 80/4 (13.1 overs)

# Navdeep Saini to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# West Indies 80/3 (13 overs) with seven runs from the over as the two batsmen complete six singles hitting the ball to long-on and through square leg. The partnership has now reached 66 runs off 59 deliveries.  

# Krunal Pandya to bowl his second over! 

# West Indies 73/3 (12 overs) with eight runs from the over as Kieron Pollard scores his first boundary of the innings, going down on his knee to slog-sweep the ball to deep mid-wicket. The two batsmen further complete three runs hitting the ball to backward square leg and point. 

# Washington Sundar to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# West Indies 65/3 (11 overs) with seven runs from the over as Nicholas Pooran scores his first six of the innings off the final delivery, hitting the ball over long-off. 

# Krunal Pandya into the attack! 

# West Indies 58/3 (10 overs) with 12 runs from the over as Kieron Pollard scores his third six of the innings, hitting the off-break delivery bowled full in length over wide long-on. The two batsmen further complete a double and three singles hitting the ball through point, mid-wicket. 

# Washington Sundar to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# West Indies 46/3 (9 overs) with 13 runs from Chahar's second over of the innings as Kieron Pollard smashes two sixes. Pollard hit the first tossed up full-length delivery over long-off, followed by a second six over long-on off a leg-break. 

# Rahul Chahar to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# West Indies 33/3 (8 overs) with three runs from the over as Pooran and Pollard complete two singles, hitting the ball to long-on and through point, with an extra run off a wide delivery. 

# Washington Sundar into the attack! 

# West Indies 30/3 (7 overs) with eight runs from the over as Nicholas Pooran scores his first boundary of the innings, edging the leg-break delivery past the fielder at slip. Pollard and Pooran further complete two singles and a double, hitting the ball to sweeper cover, fine leg and long-on. 

# Rahul Chahar into the attack! 

# West Indies 22/3 (6 overs) with a single off the over as Kieron Pollard hits the length delivery bowled outside off to deep mid-wicket. 

# Deepak Chahar to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# West Indies 21/3 (5 overs) with seven runs from the over as Kieron Pollard scores his first six of the innings, hitting the length delivery over the long-off fence. Pollard and Pooran further complete a single, as the former hit the ball through mid-wicket for a single. 

# Fast bowler Navdeep Saini into the attack! 

# Just a single and two wickets from the over as West Indies reach 14/3 (4 overs)

# Nicholas Pooran is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Shimron Hetmyer departs for 1 run off 2 deliveries as the batsman is dismissed in a similar manner to that of Evin Lewis, with the ball generating late inswing to hit him on the pads. West Indies 14/3 (3.5 overs)

# Kieron Pollard is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Evin Lewis departs for 10 as Deepak Chahar picks his second wicket of the clash following a delivery which generated late inswing, going on to hit him on the pads. West Indies 13/2 (3.1 overs)

# Deepak Chahar to continue with the ball! 

# West Indies 13/1 (3 overs) with nine runs from the over as Evin Lewis scores his first boundary of the innings, hitting the short of length delivery in front of square of the man at short fine leg. 

Another off-pace ball at 124kph, wasn't that short but the line was straighter. Lewis shuffles and swivels across to pull it square of the man at short fine leg  

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Three runs and a wicket off the over as Sunil Narine departs for 2 after completing a single and a double off the first two deliveries, hitting the ball towards point and over cover. West Indies 4/1 (2 overs)

# Shimron Hetmyer is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Sunil Narine departs for 2 as he attempts to go for a big hit off a slower delivery, hitting the ball straight to Navdeep Saini who completes a low catch. West Indies 4/1 (1.5 overs)

# Deepak Chahar to share the new ball! 

# West Indies 1/0 (1 over) with just a run from the opening over as Evin Lewis gets off the mark following a length delivery hitting the ball in front of mid-on for a single. 

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the opening over of the innings! 

The umpires have made their way out to the middle! 

# West Indies openers Sunil Narine and Evin Lewis are ready to start the innings! 

# However, there is good news in store for the fans as the rain has stopped again with the players on the ground and ready to start the clash! 

# It has started drizzling again resulting in the start of the clash being further delayed! 

# The clash is set to start in nearly ten minutes!

# Rohit Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested! 

# KL Rahul has been included in the Indian side with Rahul and Deepak Chahar playing as well! 

# Team India skipper Virat Kohli has won the toss and opted to field! 

The toss is expected to take place at 8:45 pm IST and the match will start at 9.10 pm! 

# The umpires are set to inspect the ground again! 

# The next inspection of the pitch is set to take place at 8:30 PM! 

# The start of the clash has been delayed with the umpires now having a chat with Rohit Sharma and Carlos Braithwaite! 

# Sheldon Cottrell is one short of 100 wickets in T20 cricket! 

The umpires are out for an inspection! 

# The toss has been delayed due to rain! 

Team India will look to complete a clean sweep in the three-match T20I series in the final clash of the series at Providence Stadium, Guyana on Tuesday. 

While the Men in Blue emerged victorious by a margin of four wickets in the first clash of the series, they further registered a 22-run win in the second T20I in Florida.

The Indian team led by Virat Kohli might look to experiment with the line-up in the clash on Tuesday, with the Chahar brothers, Shreyas Iyer expected to get an opportunity. 

Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant is expected to be dropped following twin failures in the opening two clashes. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also expected to be rested. 

Lineups: 

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.

West Indies (Playing XI): Sunil Narine, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Fabian Allen.