Jason Holder’s brilliant bowling secures victory for West Indies
West Indies edged past India by four runs in the first T20I match at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad on Thursday. Jason Holder starred with bowling figures of 2 for 19 in four overs, including a maiden over that turned the game on its head.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Arshdeep Singh shine for India
Yuzvendra Chahal and Arshdeep Singh picked up two wickets each as India restricted West Indies to 149 for 6. Nicholas Pooran (41 off 34) and Rovman Powell (48 off 32) were the pick of the batters for the hosts.
West Indies win the toss and choose to bat
West Indies skipper Rovman Powell won the toss and opted to bat first against India.
- India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar
- West Indies: Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell (c), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
Highlights of 1st T20I match between West Indies and India
- West Indies win the match by 4 runs
- Jason Holder’s maiden over turns the game
- West Indies restrict India to 149 for 6
- Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell shine with the bat for West Indies
- Yuzvendra Chahal and Arshdeep Singh impress for India with the ball
- West Indies win the toss and choose to bat first
West Indies win!!!
A single comes off the final ball and West Indies win by 4 runs. Brilliant comeback from the side and poor performance from India. The Hardik Pandya-led side could have finished this game early but a maiden over from Jason Holder that had two wickets in it turned the game on its head.
WICKET! India need 6 in 1!
Arshdeep Singh is run out! India need 6 runs in the final delivery. Mukesh will face it.
India need 7 in 2!
A dot ball from Shepherd and it is tough for India now. They need 7 in 2 balls.
India need 7 in 3!
Arshdeep Singh hits it towards the backward point and takes a couple. India need 7 in 3.
India need 9 in 4 balls!
Yuzvendra Chahal gives a single to Arshdeep Singh and India now need 9 in 4 balls.
WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav is out!
Kuldeep Yadav dances down the track but Shepherd has nailed a perfect yorker to rattle his stumps. India are 8 down now. They need 10 in 5 balls. What a game this is turning out to be! West Indies are on top but it’s not over for India yet.
India need 10 runs in 6 balls!
India is at 140/7 after 19 overs.
Arshdeep Singh has hit two consecutive fours to Obed McCoy and India now need 13 off 8 balls. Oh, we have a game now! It’s not over yet.
WICKET! Axar Patel is out!
Is this the game for West Indies? India need 21 runs off 11 balls.
India reaches 129/6 after 18 overs with a six.
India in trouble!
India is at 113/6 after 16 overs.
Another one goes down!
Sanju Samson is run out at the score of 12. This is poor running from Samson. West Indies are truly back in the game. India need 37 runs in 27 balls.
Hardik Pandya has been cleaned up by Jason Holder. It was a slower ball from Holder and Hardik failed to read it. He wanted to tap it on the leg side but missed it completely. The ball hit the stumps and Hardik will have to return to the dugout.
SIX from Samson!
India reaches 113/4 after 15 overs with a six.
Poor bowling from Obed McCoy! The fine leg is inside the circle, yet he bowled a back of good length ball down the leg side to Hardik Pandya. The ball hit the pad of Hardik and ran away for a four by beating the short fine leg.
India reaches 90/4 after 13 overs with a four.
It was good placement plus luck for Hardik Pandya. He hit the ball in the air but that missed the diving backward point fielder and raced away for a four. Hardik was not in complete control of the shot but he got a boundary. India need 52 runs in 36 balls.
Superb spell from Hosein!
India is at 90/4 after 13 overs.
India reaches 88/4 after 12.2 overs with a four.
India reaches 86/4 after 11 overs with a four.
Tilak Varma is out! India is at 77/4 after 11 overs.
End of 10 overs!
India have scored 70 runs at the loss of three wickets in the first 10 overs. They need the remaining 80 runs in the next 60 balls. Saving wickets and building a partnership should be the first target for India as an asking rate of 8 runs per over is not much on this surface.
India is at 67/3 after 9.2 overs.
India need 84 in 66!
India is at 66