00:26 IST West Indies beat India in one-off T20I with 9 balls to spare.
00:25 IST Jadeja continues, Samuels looking to end it early, FOUR! That was timed well, found the gap quite easily. He takes a single off the next ball. SIX! Lewis ends the game in style, scores 125 unbeaten to take West Indies home with 9 balls to spare. IND 194/1 in 18.3 overs.
00:23 IST Bhuvneshwar comes to bowl, the last card from Kohli. FOUR! Misfield and the ball runs away for a boundary. Next ball, a bouncer from him beats Samuels. A dot ball to follow as Samuels defends it on the backfoot. Just a single more from the over. WI 183/1 in 18 overs.
00:19 IST Jadeja continues, starts off with a dot ball. Next ball, a huge lbw appeal from Jadeja but the Umpire turns him down. Strange! that he did not take the DRS. SIX! That is smashed out of the park, go fetch it. The ball gets replaced. SIX! Here’s another one, 11th six for Lewis in the innings. He sweeps the ball for a single. Last ball of the over, Samuels takes a single, retains strike. WI 178/1 in 17 overs.
00:16 IST Kuldeep continues, Lewis takes a single off the first ball. FOUR! Samuels finds the boundary, this is just getting out of the hands of Indian bowling. FOUR! Dhoni misses another stumping chance, never seen anything like it. A single off the next ball. FOUR! Lewis is just carrying on and on. A single off the last ball of the over. WI 164/1 in 16 overs.
00:10 IST Jadeja continues, a WIDE to start with. A dot ball to follow. Lewis takes him on as well, SIX! hits it straight and deep into the crowd. A dot ball after that. SIX! Lewis hits another one into the crowd, he moves on to 99. He takes a single off the next ball, he jumps in joy, gets a 100! Last ball of the over, a dot ball to Samuels. WI 149/1 in 15 overs.
00:06 IST Shami continues, a dot ball to start with to Samuels. FOUR! That was short and wide, takes an outside edge and goes past the third man for a boundary. FOUR! That’s why Samuels is so dangerous, makes up for the dot deliveries by hitting another boundary. A single off the next ball. Lewis too gets a single towards square of the wicket. Last ball of the over, FOUR! The yorker takes an inside edge off the bat and runs away towards the boundary beating the short fine leg fielder. WI 135/1 in 14 overs.
00:02 IST Jadeja comes into attack, he is creating problems for Lewis and Samuels, just two singles and four dot balls from the over. Is this a game chanding spell? WI 119/1 in 13 overs.
23:59 IST Kuldeep Yadav back into the attack, Samuels takes a single off the first ball. Next ball, that one beats Lewis, went through everything, a dot ball. WIDE! That was down the leg side. Lewis takes a single off the next one. Samuels takes a single as well. A dot ball to follow. SIX! Lewis hits the ball for another maximum, he has moved to 86 now. IND 117/1 in 12 overs.
23:54 IST Shami comes back into the attack, Lewis on strike, SIX! He is not sparing anyone, maybe his eyes lit when he saw the ball in Shami’s hands. A couple of runs off the next ball, Lewis is moving towards another century against India in T20Is. WIDE! That was down the leg side. Lewis plays the next ball towards covers, a dot ball. Another dot ball to follow. He takes a single off the fifth ball. Last ball of the over, a single for Lewis. WI 106/1 in 11 overs.
23:48 IST Ashwin continues, Lewis on strike, SIX! Lewis is not in a mood to slow down, takes Ashwin on and hits him for a maximum. A dot ball to follow. Three more singles from the over. WI 95/1 in 10 overs.
23:46 IST Marlon Samuels comes to bat, just four runs and a wicket from the over. WI 86/1 in 9 overs.
23:41 IST WICKET! Gayle c Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 18(20)
23:40 IST Ashwin continues, he starts off with a WIDE! Lewis takes a single off the first ball. Two dot balls to follow. Gayle takes a single after that. FOUR! Lewis gets another boundary, he is unstoppable today. A dot ball to end the over. WI 82/0 in 8 overs.
23:36 IST Lewis on strike, Kuldeep Yadav comes to bowl. SIX! Welcomes Kuldeep with a humongous six, that is launched into the stands. A dot ball to follow. Lewis picks up a couple of runs off the next ball. Lewis plays that one in the air, Karthik and Kohli are running towards it, dropped again. Two dot balls to follow. WI 75/0 in 7 overs.
23:31 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Gayle and Lewis are dealing in singles. Three singles off the first three balls. SIX! Lewis takes Bhuvneshwar on, pulls the ball for a maximum. FOUR! Another boundary for Lewis, he is making full use of the fielding restrictions. Next ball, that one went up in the air, two fielders calling for it, Kohli and Shami run into each other, Lewis has been dropped, a single off the last ball of the over. WI 66/0 in 6 overs.
23:26 IST Ashwin continues, Gayle comes down the wicket, takes a single off the first ball. Lewis plays the ball towards deep midwicket, takes a couple of runs. SIX! Lewis takes Ashwin on, hits the ball over long on for a maximum. SIX! Here’s another one, even a bigger one, beside the commentary box. A dot ball to follow. WIDE! That was down the leg side, Ashwin struggling all of a sudden. A dot ball to finish off the over. WI 52/0 in 5 overs.
22:22 IST Mohammed Shami comes to bowl, FOUR! Gayle hits it past Shami for a boundary, he is certainly looking to attack early on. Gayle takes a single off the next ball. Lewis cuts the next ball fine, Jadeja does well to chase it down, a couple of runs off that one. FOUR! That one was slashed away over third man boundary. Good over for West Indies so far. FOUR! That was struck sweetly off the middle of the bat, through the covers, no need to run for that. Last ball of the over, FOUR! Another boundary, Lewis guides it past the gully fielder. WI 36/0 in 4 overs.
23:17 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Lewis takes a single off the first ball. Gayle too takes a single, he is not taking any chances against Bhuvneshwar who has got him out several times. A short ball to follow, Lewis ducks it, a dot ball. Another dot ball to follow after that, Lewis is under pressure. He works the next ball towards deep square leg, gets a couple of runs. A dot ball to finish off the over. WI 17/0 in 3 overs.
23:12 IST Ashwin comes to bowl, Gayle defends it. Next ball, whoa, that one took an inside edge but dropped. You don’t get to miss those and that too early in his innings, a single for him. Lewis takes a single off the next ball. Gayle comes down the wicket but plays it towards midwicket, a dot ball. Another dot ball, Gayle is being extra cautious against him. Last ball of the over, SIX! Gayle makes up for the dot balls, hits a maximum over long off with ease. WI 13/0 in 2 overs.
23:08 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar to open the bowling for India, Gayle on strike, he takes a single off the first ball. Evin Lewis on strike, he pulls the ball over on side field, gets a couple of runs as ball stops before the boundary rope. Next ball, takes an inside edge onto the pads, a dot ball. Lewis pushes the ball towards offside, gets a single. Gayle takes another single, still not looking to attack Bhunveshwar. Last ball of the over, a dot ball to finish it off. WI 5/0 in 1 over.
23:01 IST West Indies openers are on the field for the runchase.
22:50 IST India will look at this as a satisfactory score and not an extraordinary one as they got off to a flier in powerplay overs. Though they will be happy with how Jadeja-Ashwin ended the innings. It will be crucial for India how they bowl in the powerplay overs if they are to put pressure on the West Indies batsmen.
22:44 IST Williams to bowl the last ball of the over, Ashwin gets a single off the first ball. SIX! Jadeja gets it from the middle of the bat, goes on one knee and hits it with raw power, that’s a splendid shot from him. FOUR! This time it goes off the pads, gets another boundary, good last over for India so far. Jadeja could not get under the next ball, gets just a single towards long off. Ashwin plays the next ball late, finds the gap, gets a couple of runs towards deep cover. Last ball of the over, FOUR! Ashwin ends the innings with a boundary. IND 190/6 in 20 overs.
22:40 IST Taylor continues, Ravichandran Ashwin comes to bat, he flicks the first ball towards square leg, gets a single. Jadeja on strike, WIDE! That was down the leg side, Walton did well to get a glove on that, gets a single as well. Ashwin plays the ball towards the third man, gets a single. Jadeja cuts the ball fine but gets a single towards the third man. Ashwin hits the next ball towards the long on fielder, gets a single. Next ball, Jadeja, Jadeja mistimes again, gets just a single. Last ball of the over, Ashwin flicks the ball again but gets a single. IND 172/6 in 19 overs.
22:33 IST WICKET! Kedar Jadhav c Narine b Kesrick Williams 4(4)
22:33 IST Jadhav on strike, Williams comes back into the attack, cuts the ball into the gap, gets a couple of runs off the first ball. He gets a single off the next ball, Jadeja wanted a two but turned down. Jadeja gets a single off the next ball. Jadhav takes another single. Jadeja is struggling to find timing off his bat, just a single. Last ball of the over, weird shot, goes up in the air, caught in the deep. WICKET! IND 164/6 in 18 overs.
22:28 IST Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja in the middle. Jadeja gets a couple of runs off the last ball of the overs. IND 158/5 in 17 overs.
22:26 IST WICKET! Rishabh Pant c Walton b Jerome Taylor 38(35)
22:26 IST WICKET! Dhoni c Samuels b Jerome Taylor 2(3)
22:24 IST Pant on strike, Taylor continues, a single off the first ball of the over. Dhoni takes a single as well towards covers. Pant takes another single. Dhoni plays the slower one in the air, WICKET! Easy catch for Samuels. IND 156/4 in 16.4 overs.
22:23 IST Samuels continues, MS Dhoni comes to bat, he gets a single off the first ball. Pant gets a single too, retains strike. IND 153/3 in 16 overs.
22:17 IST WICKET! Karthik b Samuels 48(29)
22:17 IST Samuels continues, Pant on strike, SIX! Pant gets a much-needed boundary, that will boost his confidence, he is backing himself to play the big shots. FOUR! Here comes another one, this time towards the offside, past the cover fielder for a boundary. Pant gets a single off the next ball towards long on. WICKET! Karthik departs as he exposes stumps while shuffling across the crease. IND 151/3 in 15.4 overs.
22:14 IST Pant gets a single off the first ball off Jerome Taylor’s over. A fuller delivery from Taylor to Karthik, just a single off that one, moves to 47 from 27 balls. Pant pulls the ball but could not get a single. Pant is hurt, the short ball from Taylor hits his shoulder. Pant pulls the ball, gets just a single. Karthik on strike, plays the ball with a deft touch, gets just a single though. Last ball of the over, gets just a single towards long on. IND 140/2 in 15 overs.
22:06 IST Samuels continues, a dot ball to start with. Pant takes a single off the next ball. Karthik takes a single as well. Pant is getting anxious, tries to go for a big shot but fails, a dot ball. Pant goes for the big shot again, did not time it at all, dropped on the long on by the skipper. Pant lost the grip of his bat, just a single off that one. FOUR! Karthik tries to play the pickup shot but gets an outside edge. IND 135/2 in 14 overs.
22;02 IST Brathwaite into the attack, Pant tries to pull the ball but mistimes, gets a single towards midwicket. Meanwhile, 50-run partnership between Pant-Karthik. Next ball, Karthik was beaten on the offside trying to cut the ball, a dot ball for Brathwaite, as Darren Ganga says it is a rare dot delivery. SIX! Karthik hits another maximum, plays the pickup shot and gets it bang on. WIDE! That one went down the leg side in an attempt to bowl a yorker. Next ball, beats Karthik once again, a dot ball. Another dot ball to follow. SIX! That one is smacked over the ropes and over the stands. IND 128/2 in 13 overs.
21:54 IST Narine continues, Pant plays it towards deep cover, gets a couple of runs off the first ball. He tries to play a similar shot but gets just a single off the next ball. Karthik on strike, that one spun back into him, gets a quick single. A dot ball to follow, Pant has not been able to find his groove yet. He gets a single off the next delivery. Last ball of the over, FOUR! Karthik cuts the ball once again and finds the gap. IND 114.2 in 12 overs.
21:51 IST Marlon Samuels has been introduced into the attack, Karthik takes an easy single off the first ball. Pant will be facing his Delhi Daredevils teammate, a dot ball to start with. Another dot ball to follow as Pant finds the fielder on the off side. He pulls the ball but with no timing, just a single. SIX! Karthik hits it over the boundary and onto the stands, that was struck fiercely. Last ball of the over, FOUR! Karthik plays the ball fine, converts a good over into an expensive one. IND 105/2 in 11 overs.
21:46 IST Narine continues, Pant takes a single off the first ball. Karthik tries to go for the shot but misses the ball completely, a dot ball. FOUR! Karthik sweeps that one, gets a boundary towards deep square leg. Karthik plays the next one straight to the fielder, a dot ball. A similar shot and a similar result off the next ball. Last ball of the over, a single off that one. IND 93/2 in 10 overs.
21:42 IST Badree to bowl his last over, Pant takes a single off the first ball. Karthik flicks the next ball towards midwicket, takes a single. FOUR! Pant pulls the ball, beats the fielder on the boundary. First boundary for Pant in this innings. He takes a single off the next ball. Karthik pulls the ball on the back foot but gets just a single. Last ball of the over, a single for Pant. IND 87/2 in 9 overs.
21:39 IST Sunil Narine is into the attack, Pant on strike, he pulls the ball for a single. Karthik on strike, he defends the first ball. FOUR! Karthik gets his first boundary, after a long gap of 7 years in T20I cricket. He reverse sweeps the next ball, gets just a single off that one. Pant plays the next ball past point for a single. Last ball of the over, a dot ball to finish off the over. IND 78/2 in 8 overs.
21:34 IST Samuel Badree is back into the attack, a dot ball to start with to Pant. He takes a single off the next ball towards the third man. Karthik on strike, he takes a single towards covers. Pant works the ball towards covers, takes a single. Next ball, that one hits the pads, gets a couple of runs towards fine leg. Last ball of the over, inside edge off the bat, a dot ball. IND 71/2 in 7 overs.
21:30 IST A single off the last ball of the over as Rishabh Pant gets off the mark. IND 66/2 in 6 overs.
21:29 IST Rishabh Pant comes to bat but Dhawan is on strike. He takes a single towards square leg. Next ball, terrible mix-up, direct hit! Dhawan has to depart. IND 65/2 in 5.5 overs.
21:26 IST WICKET! Kohli c Narine b Kesrick Williams 39(22)
21:26 IST Williams continues, Kohli on strike, SIX! Whoa, that is just a flick of the wrist over long on for a maximum. That should be the six of the season. Next ball, FOUR! That was wide and short and got the punishment it deserved, another boundary for Kohli. In the air and gone, WICKET! Kohli has to go back, beaten by the slower ball. IND 64/1 in 5.3 overs.
21:33 IST Carlos Brathwaite into the attack, Dhawan on strike, FOUR! He plays it over the third man for a boundary, it is a treat to watch. He takes a single off the next ball. Kohli on strike, beaten on the offstump, a dot ball. FOUR! Kohli comes down the track and plays it over covers for a boundary, there is no stopping him. WIDE! That was down the leg side. WIDE! Another one from Brathwaite, he is getting anxious. Swing and a miss, Kohli came down the wicket but could not connect, a dot ball. A single off the last ball. IND 54/0 in 5 overs.
21:17 IST Kesrick Williams comes into the attack, he starts with a short and wide delivery. Next one, it was played on the offside by Kohli, a dot ball. FOUR! That was poorly timed by Kohli but still goes over the in field and towards the long on boundary. FOUR! Kohli pulls the ball, gets another boundary, timed it with perfection. Just two singles more from the over. IND 42/0 in 4 overs.
21:13 IST Badree continues, he starts off with a WIDE! Two dot balls to follow, Kohli is finding the fielders. He takes a single off the third ball of the over. Dhawan on strike, he cuts the ball but straight to the fielder, a dot ball. FOUR! Dhawan finds the gap this time, first boundary of the over. A dot ball to finish off the over. IND 32/0 in 3 overs.
21:09 IST Jerome Taylor to open the bowling from the other end. FOUR! Kohli flicks the ball towards square leg for a boundary, wristy shot from him, another boundary for India. FOUR! Another flick and same result, he is on fire, that was overpitched and asking to be hit, plays that in front of square. Next ball, Kohli defends it on the back foot, a dot ball. He defends the next one as well, Taylor is hitting good lines now. Kohli works the next one towards the third man, gets a single. Last ball of the over, FOUR! Dhawan drives the ball through off side fielders, ends the over with a boundary. IND 26/0 in 2 overs.
21:03 IST Samuel Badree to open the bowling for West Indies, Kohli on strike, first ball, FOUR! He shuffled across and plays it towards the deep square leg boundary for four. Second ball. he plays it towards mid on for a single. Shikhar Dhawan on strike now, FOUR! That was short and pulled away for the boundary, great start for India. Dhawan plays the next one towards mid wicket, a dot ball. FOUR! Dhawan pulls again, gets the same result, one bounce over the rope for a boundary in front of square. A dot ball to end the over, IND 13/0 in 1 over.
20:59 IST Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli will open the innings for India
20:57 IST On the other hand, Rishabh Pant is on the side and he is expected to play in the top order.
20:52 IST Chris Gayle is back into the side and he feels he can score fours and sixes against India.
20:51 IST Dinesh Karthik returns to the T20I side after 7 years.
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Chadwick Walton(wk), Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Jerome Taylor, Kesrick Williams
20:36 IST Rishabh Pant has been picked in the side, Hardik Pandya out due to injury he suffered in the practice session.
20:33 IST Carlos Brathwaite wins toss, elects to bowl first!
20:32 IST TOSS TIME!
20:30 IST Shocking news from the middle, Hardik Pandya was seen limping off the field. That’s why Kohli has not come out to toss. There might be a change in the side.
20:24 IST A few minutes to go for toss, Virat Kohli might look to win the toss and bowl first given his record while chasing.
— CricketWestIndies (@westindies) July 9, 2017
Welcome to inUth’s digital coverage of India vs West Indies only T20I at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. Virat Kohli & Co. have had a great Caribbean tour so far as they emerged victorious in the ODI series by 3-1. They will be looking to end the tour with a win as well. This is the only version of the game where India and West Indies are neck-to-neck in the ICC Rankings standing on 4th and 5th spot respectively.
The 5th ODI saw a horrible batting performance from the West Indies and a good one from the Indian batsmen with skipper Kohli leading the charge. It is expected to stay to it’s true nature. We might witness a high scoring affair in the only T20I.
No worries for the final encounter between India and West Indies on this tour as it is expected to be rain-free. Though there will be a few clouds hovering around, they are expected to be harmless.
Will Rishabh Pant finally get a chance?
Rishabh Pant has not got a single game to play on this tour. This might be a chance to put all the criticism to an end if Kohli picks Pant in the side leaving any of the senior players of the side.
— CricketWestIndies (@westindies) July 9, 2017
India have managed to win only 2 of the 7 T20Is they have played against West Indies. They have not been able to win a single game since March 2014 in Dhaka. They will be looking for a turnaround in this match.
Return of the veteran players
Chris Gayle, Samuel Badree, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite, Jerome Taylor and Sunil Narine return to the side. With their presence in the side, it is expected to be a riveting contest between the two teams.
— CricketWestIndies (@westindies) July 9, 2017
India: Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Samuel Badree, Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard, Chadwick Walton(wk), Carlos Brathwaite (c), Jerome Taylor, Kesrick Williams, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Ronsford Beaton