3.2 overs: OUT! Rohit Sharma hits the ball straight to Shimron Hetmyer in the deep. Khary Pierre has his first wicket of the match. Rohit falls after scoring just 8 runs. Early blow for India in the mammoth 208 – run chase. IND 30 / 1
End of 3rd over: FOUR!Boundary from Rohit Sharma to end the over. Easily guides the ball to the third man region to collect his first boundary. 11 runs from Cottrell’s second over. IND 28 / 0
1.4 overs: FOUR!After a streaky boundary off the previous ball, KL Rahul this time was in total control. Cracks Jason Holder through point for his third boundary of the over. IND 16 /0
1.1 overs: FOUR!KL Rahul cuts and cuts in style. Wide outside off from Jason Holder and Rahul wasted no time on that one. The ball races to the point fence.IND 8/0
End of 1st over: A tidy first over from Sheldon Cottrell. 4 runs from it. Both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are off the mark. Jason Holder will share the new ball with Cottrell from the other end.IND 4/0
0.2 overs: Rohit Sharma and India are off the mark in the run chase. Rohit hits the ball to short third man fielder and KL Rahul responds positively to Rohit’s call.IND 1/0
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are out in the middle to start India’s run chase. Sheldon Cottrell has the new ball in hand.Here we go!
A two-wicket 18 th over from Yuzvendra Chahal somewhat applied brakes as West Indies ended up scoring 207 for five in first T 20 I against India in Hyderabad . Put into bat after losing the toss, West Indies lost Lendl Simmons in the second over. But a strong performance from the top order batsmen followed by a fearless approach from the middle order helped West Indies post a mammoth total against a listless bowling effort from India. Shimron Hetmyer 56), who scored his maiden T 20 I fifty along with Kieron Pollard (37) India took bowlers to the cleaners. Before that Evin Lewis cracked 40 off 17 balls to lay a strong platform. With a total of 11 fours and 15 sixes, West Indies slogged India bowlers all over the park. For India, Chahal bowled decently picking up 2 for 36.
Innings Break! West Indies post a mammoth total of 207 / 5 on the board. Will #TeamIndia chase this down? #INDvWI https://t.co/KUIaIx2IL2
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West Indies set India a target of 208
Shimron Hetmyer 56
Evin Lewis 40
Yuzvendra Chahal 2 / 36
9️⃣ balls 2️⃣4️⃣ runs 1️⃣ x four 2️⃣ x six A very useful cameo from Jason Holder 💪 #INDvWI https: // t .co / JwESlIMxKq
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End of (th over: Bhuvneshwar Kumar leaks 17 runs in the final over including a four and a six. West Indies post 207 / 5
End of 19 th over: 12 – run over from Deepak Chahar comes to an end. Jason Holder collect a six off the fifth ball along with four singles and a couple. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl the final over.
17 .3 overs: OUT!Yuzvendra Chahal in action once again. This time he castles Kieron Pollard for 37 with a beautiful delivery. Second wicket in the over for Chahal. West Indies losing control towards the end of their innings. WI / 5
17 .1 overs: OUT!Yuzvendra Chahal gets a wicket to his name as Shimron Hetmyer hits the ball straight down Rohit Sharma’s throat in the deep. He walks back after scoring (off) balls.
16 .3 overs: A hat-trick of drops from the India fielders. First it was Washington Sundar. The second one was a difficult chance for Rohit. But he drops a sitter on the third occasion. Its all happening out in Hyderabad. Seems like it’s Pollard’s day. WI 164 / 3
150 up for West Indies!
50 for Shimron Hetmyer as well!
Flat bats Yuzvendra Chahal straight down the ground to get to his maiden T 20 I fifty. Gets there in just 35 balls.
WI 152 / 3 after 15 3 overs
End of 15 th over: A top over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Just three singles from it. But both Pollard and Hetmyer looking strong at the moment. WI 144 / 3
13 4 overs: SIX! Kieron Pollard connects and this time its in the third tier. Short from Chahal and Pollard time the ball to perfection as it sails over long on. 10 th six of the innings for West Indies and we are just in the 14 th over. WI 139 / 3
12 5 overs: SIX!This is fearless from Shimron Hetmyer. Not afraid to go aerial. And he gets the desired results. This time he launches Ravindra Jadeja’s delivery over the deep fence. The ball once again lands in second tier. WI 128 / 3
11. FOUR and a SIX!Pitched short on both the occasions from Shivam Dube and Kieron Pollard pulls it in style to collect 10 runs off successive balls. WI 118 / 3
10 1 overs: OUT! Ravindra Jadeja finally breaks the Brandon King-Shimron Hetmyer dangerous partnership. King dances down and Jadeja bowls it wide. Beats him and Rishabh Pant does the rest behind the stumps. King departs after well made 31. WI 101 / 3
100 up for West Indies!
Brandon King 30 (21)
Shimron Hetmyer 23 (17)
WI 100 / 2 in 9.5 overs
9.2 overs: SIX!Loose delivery from Yuzvendra Chahal gets the treatment. Shimron Hetmyer hits it over long on for his second six. WI 97 / 2
8.3 overs: SIX!Shimron Hetmyer joins the party. Slaps Ravindra Jadeja’s delivery over long on for his first six of the match. 83 – meter strike and that looked effortless. WI 88 / 2
7.3 overs: FOUR!And boundaries continue to flow for West Indies. Brandon King is now looking to up the ante. Cracks his second boundary of the first three balls of Sundar’s over. This time hits the ball towards long on as it beats KL Rahul. WI 80 / 2
5.4 overs: OUT!And spin does the trick for India. Washington Sundar gets rid of dangerous Evin Lewis. Traps him in front of the wicket. Lewis decides not to review as he takes the long walk back for 40 off just 17 balls. Respite for India as they break the 51 – run partnership between Lewis and Brandon King. WI 64 / 2
(up for West Indies!)
And Evin Lewis takes them to the 50 – run mark with a cracking six on the off side. Lewis is looking unstoppable at the moment. He has already scored 30 OFF 13 balls. WI 53 / 1 after 4.5 overs
3.5 overs: SIX!Short balls are going for a lot of runs at the moment for India. This time its Brandon King, who pulls Deepak Chahar over deep square leg fence for a handsome six. West Indies quickly have reached to 45 off just 23 balls. WI 45 / 1
3.1 overs: SIX!Bang and the ball lands in the second tier. 83 – meter six from Evin Lewis. Short and on the leg side from Deepak Chahar and Lewis wasted no time on that one. Throws his bat at it and the ball sails over the fence. WI 33 / 1
End of 3rd over: A tidy start from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. 6 runs including a leg be from it. WI 27 / 1
End of 2nd over: Eight runs and a wicket from Deepak Chahar’s first over. Comeback man Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes into the attack at the other end after an expensive start from Washington Sundar. WI 21 / 1
1.2 overs: OUT!And Deepak Chahar is in action first over. Away-swinger from him find the outside edge of Lendl Simmons’ bat and Rohit Sharma at slip does the rest. West Indies in early trouble as Simmons walks back for 2. WI 13 / 1
End of 1st over: 13 runs from Washington Sundar’s first over including a four and a six that came off Evin Lewis’ bat. Deepak Chahar to share the new ball with Sundar from the other end. WI 13 / 0
0.3 overs: FOUR and a SIX!Evin Lewis gets going straightaway. On the pads on both the occasions from Sundar and Lewis collects two back-to-back boundaries off it. WI 11 / 0
0.1 overs: Lendl Simmons and West Indies get off the mark straightaway. A push on the on side Evin Lewis responds quickly to the call.
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis walk out to the center to start West Indies innings. Off spinner Washington Sundar has the new ball in hand.Here we go!
Players from both teams are out in the middle alongside match officials for the national anthems. We are just moments away from the start!
Playing XI for both teams
Here’s the playing XI of the two squads #INDvWI #TeamIndia https://t.co/POOmVdQg1c
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India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal
West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (c), Denesh Ramdin (w), Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams, Khary Pierre
Captains at the toss!
Virat Kohli: “India captain: We’re going to bowl first. There will be dew in 45 mins to one hour. It’s a good wicket to bat on, and it’s going to get better to bat with the ball coming on nicely. Chasing has been better for us to be honest. be taken into account, especially when you win the toss, which is an uncontrollable. Shami and Bhuvi come back into the squad. Bhuvi has done well in this ground to be honest. At the international level we tend to overcomplicacte, and it’s important to maintain the IPL mindset (on Pant). Samson, Pandey, Yadav and Shami miss out. “
Keiron Pollard: “West Indies captain: The toss is 50 – 50, so we can’t really control it. We just need to bat really well. It’s important to ignore the outside noise, try to do the right things on the field and come out on top. We have a few young guys who have done well in the CPL. t want to put extra pressure on them, just do really well and express themselves in terms of their skills and fielding. Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Pooran, missing out today. “
Team news: For India, Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami miss out from the series opener while Shane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran sit out for West Indies.
# TeamIndia have won the toss and will bowl first 🇮🇳🇮🇳 #INDvWI @paytm https://t.co/ezWEPCVzZb
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Toss news: India skipper Virat Kohli wins the toss and opts to field in the first T 20 I against West Indies.
“The Mohammad Azharuddin stand has now officially been unveiled”
Pitch Report: “A wonderful looking pitch, very placid. The pitch is so good, it’s no wonder that this city has produced such good batsmen. A few cracks , but they won’t open up much in 40 overs. A bit of turn and the ball will come on nicely so batting will be a real pleasure.India want to test themselves, and India want to begin on a winning note – they definitely prefer chasing, bowling when the dew is as less as possible. This is a dress rehearsal for the 2020 World Cup, “said Sunil Gavaskar alongside Murali Kartik.
A stand named after former India skipper and current HCA president Mohammad Azharuddin is set to be unveiled today!
As far as the last encounter between the two teams is concerned, India routed West Indies in the T 20 I series 3-0 in their own backyard.
Kieron Pollard, who was in the recent past appointed skipper in the limited-over format has said that his team doesn’t mind the ‘underdog’ tag but will look to focus on the basics to get a favorable results.
(In the recently concluded 3-match T) I series against Afghanistan in Lucknow, West Indies lost 1-2 but showed signs of resurgence after a poor run in 2019.
(The current T) World champions West Indies, who have been struggling in the shortest format of late will look to make improvements as they take on a formidable Team India in their own backyard.
Hello and welcome to TimesofIndia.com’s live coverage of the first T 20 I of the three-match series between India and West Indies in Hyderabad.