India vs West Indies, Highlights: How Evin Lewis flattened India in One-off T20
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the only T20 between West Indies and India at Kingston. (SCORECARD)Evin Lewis didget company in Gayle and Samuels who looked standby’s throughout thechase. None of the Indian bowler’s could trouble them. Kuldeep Yadav got a wicket but he went for plenty as well. The hosts will look to putthis defeat to bed as they head to their next conquest in Sri Lanka. The hostsbowled their heart out but it was Evin Lewis who had different plansaltogether. Outscoring Gayle is difficult they say but this lad did that in some style. He got a couple of reprieves but except that it was just some sensational power hitting. Evin went onto score the highest scoreby any batsmen in a T20I during a chase which just speaks volume of hisbatting. West Indieshave totally decimated the hosts and bantered the 190-run target in some style. After opting to bowl first, they were highly confident ofchasing the target down and just proved that. India batted well andposted a more than competitive total on the board thanks to somefantastic batting by their openers and Karthik. But when they steppedout to ball, things changed completely.West Indies Innings 00.30 IST: Jadeja to Lewis SIX! Lewis has won it in the fashion it deserves. He kneels down and slogsweeps the fuller ball around leg over backward square leg. And when hehits, it stays hit. Goes into the stands and the hosts route India. WEST INDIES WIN BY 9 WICKETS!advertisement00.24 IST: Jadeja to Samuels FOUR! Well placed! On a length outside off, Samuels cleverly waits for it andglides it through the gap between backward point and short third man for a boundary. 00.23 IST: West Indies indies need 8 runs in 12 balls00.20 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Samuels FOUR! Well placed! On a length outside off, Samuels cleverly waits for it andglides it through the gap between backward point and short third man for a boundary. 100-run stand between Evin Lewis and Marlon Samuels! 00.18 IST: Jadeja to Lewis SIX! Back-to-back! This time even bigger! Full outside off, Lewis justclobbers it over long off. It’s another maximum and it’s his 11th one of the game. He now equals the record of highest number of maximum in aT20I game West Indies 178/1 in 17 overs00.16 IST: Jadeja to Lewis SIX! Into the stands! Full outside off, Lewis stays in the crease and tonks it straight over the bowler’s head for a biggie.00.15 IST: Kuldeep to Lewis FOUR! Shortish delivery outside off, Lewis stands tall and punches it over extra cover. In the gap again and another boundary. West Indies 164/1 in 16 overs 00.14 IST: Kuldeep to Samuels FOUR! A chance missed! Served slightly shorter outside off, spinning in.Samuels who has advanced down the track gets done in by the length.Misses it completely and the ball brushes the pads. The deflection takes Dhoni off guard and a stumping chances goes begging. The ball runstowards the third man fence. Four leg byes signaled.00.13 IST: Kuldeep to Samuels FOUR! Typical Samuels! He dances down the track and lofts it inside out overextra cover. Gets it in the gap and picks up another boundary.00.10 IST: Evin Lewis slams second T20I hundred vs India (190/6). Both of them have come against India. West Indies 149/1 from 14.5 overs. Need 42 off 31 balls to win. 00.09 IST: Jadeja to Lewis SIX! Moves to 99! Fired outside off at 103 kph. Lewis lofts it handsomelyover long off for half a dozen. He is playing with so much confidenceand at utmost ease.00.08 IST: Jadeja to Lewis SIX! No stopping Lewis today! Full in the line of the stumps, Lewis tonks itover the bowler’s head. Doesn’t even bother looking at the ball as heknows it’s good enough to clear the fence. This guy is playing anunbelievable knock!00.06 IST: Shami to Samuels FOUR! Edge and runs! Fuller and into the pads, Samuels goes for a drive but hegets an inside edge on it. The ball beats the short fine leg fielder and the ball races away to the fence. 50-run stand comes up for MarlonSamuels and Evin Lewis. West Indies 135/1 in 14 overs00.03 IST: Shami to Samuels SIX! Payback time for Samuels! Good length delivery outside off, Samuelsbacks away and carves it over the cover region for half a dozen.00.03 IST: Shami to Samuels FOUR! Again wide outside off, Samuels throws his bat at it. Gets a thick outside edge over the vacant slip cordon for a boundary.advertisement00.01 IST: RavindraJadeja just gives away two runs from the 13th over. West Indies 119/1 in 13 overs23.55 IST: Kuldeep to SIX! A good end to the over by Lewis! Full down the leg side. Lewis kneelsdown and slog sweeps it over backward square leg. It’s hit flat and offthe meat. Goes the distance for a maximum. Spoils the over for Kuldeep. West Indies 117/1 in 12 overs23.48 IST: Shami to Lewis SIX! Welcome back, Mohammed Shami! Bowls a back of a length delivery outsideoff, angling into the batsman. Lewis gets into the position early andhammers it over cow corner for a maximum. That was a brutal hit. 100 upfor West Indies as well. They need 90 runs more off 59 balls. West Indies 106/1 in 11 overs23.45 IST: Ashwin to Lewis SIX! You don’t bowl those to Lewis! High full toss outside off, Lewis stays in his crease and smashes that straight over the long off region for half a dozen. West Indies 95/1 in 10 overs23.42 IST: Kuldeep to Gayle OUT! Dhoni makes no mistake! Bowls a leg spinner around middle and leg, Gayle tries to go big this time. Gets a top edge on it and the ball balloonstowards the silly point region. Dhoni calls for it and takes it nicely.Kuldeep Yadav has drawn first blood of the encounter and the Indians are really excited. West Indies 86/1 in 9 overs23.37 IST: Ashwin to Lewis FOUR! Lewis is meaning business! Fuller outside off, Lewis drills that hard through the wide mid off region for a boundary. West Indies 82/0 in 8 overs23.32 IST: Kuldeep to Lewis SIX! Lewis is welcoming every new bowler in style! Does not spare Kuldeep who bowls it fuller outside off, Lewis smashes that over the long on region for a biggie. T20I: West Indies 75/0 in 7 overs 28 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Lewis FOUR! Lewis, you beauty! Length delivery outside off, Lewis stays in his crease and slaps that over the cover fielder for a boundary. West Indies 66/0 in 6 overs23.28 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Lewis SIX! That’s gone into the orbit! Short in line of the stumps, Lewis backsaway and smashes that over the long on region for a 93 meter maximum.23.24 IST: Ashwin to Lewis SIX! Fetch that, Ashwin! Fuller in line of the stumps, Lewis just stays inhis crease and whacks that straight over the bowler for half a dozen.Ashwin is going hit all round the park. West Indies 52/0 in 5 overs23.22 IST: Ashwin to Lewis SIX! Lewis, is the man! Short into the stumps, Lewis camps back and smokes that over the mid on boundary for a biggie.23.21 IST: Shami to Lewis FOUR! Pierced! Fuller outside off, Lewis carves it through the gap between short third man and backward point for a boundary. West Indies 36/0 in 4 overs23.20 IST: Shami to Lewis FOUR! Lewis is stamping authority there! Length delivery outside off, Lewissmacks that with brute force through the extra-cover region for aboundary23.20 IST: Shami to Lewis FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Lewis flashes hard at it. Gets an outsideedge to it and the ball flies over the short third man fielder for aboundary.advertisement23.17 IST: Shami to Gayle FOUR! Gayle welcomes Shami in style! Mohammed bowls a fuller delivery outside off, Gayle just waits for it and smashes that straight over the mid onregion for a boundary.23.14 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar continues the good work, gives away just 4 runs. West Indies 17/0 in 3 overs23.11 IST: Ashwin to Gayle SIX! Gayle finally makes contact and he does make it count! Tossed up outside off, Gayle gets forward and thumps it over the mid off region for half a dozen. West Indies 13/0 in 2 overs23.06 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives away just five runs from the first over. West Indies 5/0 in 1 over23.03 IST: The players and umpires are out in the middle. Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis to open the batting for West Indies. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the proceedings with the new ball for India.India Innings Once Karthik fell, India lost the momentum and the Men from the Caribbean bounced back handsomely, picking 4 wickets for 13 runs. Rishabh Pant also scored 38 but looked to be struggling a lot in the middle. Jerome Taylor was the pick of the bowlers with 2/31 in his 4 overs. Kesrick Williams and Marlon Samuels were the others with wickets but proved expensive. The pitch looks good to bat on and the home side possess the firepower to chase this down. However it’s going to be interesting against the Indian spinners. Chase coming up shortly!Good comeback from West Indies, sees them restrcit India below 200. After being put into bat, India were off to a flier. Their two openers, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan took the West Indian bowling apart and pushed the hosts onto the back foot. However, both the batsmen got out in the same over. Dinesh Karthik took his time to set in but then went berserk, scoring 48 off just 29 balls22.48 IST: Williams to Jadeja Good finish this, for India! Another low full toss, Ashwin drills it down the ground. The long on fielder can’t cut it off and a boundary results. 18 runs off the last over and INDIA FINISH ON 190/6!YESH MAN! Kesrock Williams celebrates his superb fielding performance. India made 190-6; Windies need 191 to win#Jamaica #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/b3oaxRNLfW- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) July 9, 201722.42 IST: Williams to Jadeja FOUR! Leg Byes! Pitched around leg, Jadeja opens up his stance, swings his bat but misses. The ball goes off the pads fine down the leg side to the fence. Williams appeals but umpire signals four leg byes.22.42 IST: Williams to Jadeja SIX! Finally Jadeja nails one! Full and outside off, he gets down on one knee and slogs it. Connects it and gets it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Valuable runs, these!22.41 IST: Kesrick Williams to bowl the last over.22.40 IST: eihgt runs off the second-last over. India 172/6 in 19 overs22.36 IST: Willams to Kedar OUT! Good catch from Sunil Narine! Back of a length delivery, angling in, Jadhav goes for a half-pull. Fails to hit it cleanly and the ball skies in the air over square leg. Narine in the deep runs forward and to his left. Dives and completes a good catch. West Indies are chipping at wicket at regular intervals now.22.30 IST: Kedar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja will be key for India to finish strongly. 22.28 IST:Taylor to Pant OUT! Two-in-two! Taylor once again bowls it on a back of a length around off from around the wicket. Pant who shuffles across gets cramped for room. Rishabh tries to scoop it over the keeper’s head but edges it to Walton, who doesn’t make any mistake. Pant’s struggling knock comes to an end. Taylor on a hat-trick now! Good comeback this, from the hosts. India 156/5 in 17 overs22.27 IST:Taylor to Dhoni OUT! Dhoni departs! Back of a length delivery outside off. Dhoni looks to drag it from outside off with a horizontal bat but gets a top edge. The ball lobs in the air and Samuels at backward point takes a couple of steps behind and gobbles the catch. No Dhoni finish today. These wickets will prove very crucial!22.20 IST: Samuels to Karthik OUT! The shuffling in the end gets the better of Dinesh Karthik! Samuels expecting Dinesh to shimmy, fires it into the stumps. The Indian batsman does so as expected but misses his sweep this time and sees his stumps shattered. Karthik misses out his half century by 2 runs. Nonetheless, it was a good knock from him. India 153/3 in 16 overs22.16 IST: Samuels to Pant FOUR! This time through the off side. Samuels fires it, slanting it away from the southpaw. Pant stands tall and slashes it over extra cover for a boundary. 10 runs off the first two balls.22.14 IST:Samuels to Pant SIX! This will boost Pant’s confidence! Slightly slower thtough the air around middle, Rishabh goes back and hammers it over mid-wicket. The ball sails with the wind over the man in the deep for a maximum.22.05 IST: Samuels to Karthik FOUR! Karthik gets a long way across to sweep it over on the leg side. Gets a top edge and the ball flies over the keeper’s head. Past the short fine leg fielder and to the fence behind. India 135/2 in 14 overs22.01 IST: Brathwaite to Karthik SIX! Perfect end to the over! Another back of a length delivery, angling in, Karthik gets across and pulls it into the roof of the mid-wicket stands. He is on fire! India 128/2 in 13 overs21.58 IST: Brathwaite to Karthik SIX! Karthik predetermines to go after Brathwaite. Gets across and pulls the back of a length delivery from outside off over long leg for a maximum. This is some execution from DK!21.57 IST: 50-run stand between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik!21.55 IST: Narine to Karthik FOUR! Cut away! Slightly shorter outside off, Karthik makes room and cuts it through the backward point region for a boundary. This is good for India. They have started to score boundary every over now. India 114/2 in 12 overs21.50 IST: Samuels to Karthik FOUR! Well-adjusted! Seeing Karthik get across, Samuels fires it flatter around middle. Dinesh is already in the position to play a slog sweep, gets surprised but adjusts well and delicately guides it fine down the leg side. Another boundary is conceded and the Samuels experiment has not worked for them. ndia 105/2 in 11 overs21.50 IST: Samuels to Karthik SIX! Fetch that, Karthik! Off spinner around off, Karthik gets into the position early. Kneels down and slog sweeps it handsomely over mid-wicket for a maximum. He is getting a move on now.21.45 IST: Narine to Karthik FOUR! Play such strokes Karthik! Around middle and off, Dinesh kneels down and sweeps it through the square leg region for a boundary. Conventional stroke play works for him. India 93/2 in 10 overs 21.40 IST: Badree to Pant FOUR! Short around leg, Pant stays deep in his crease and pulls it through the mid-wicket region. Lewis puts in a dive in the deep to save the boundary but cannot stop it. India 87/2 in 9 overs21.37 IST: Narine to Karthik FOUR! Gets his first boundary! Just outside off, Karthik stays in his crease and cuts it really late through the backward point region for a boundary. India 78/2 in 8 overs.21.36 IST: Sunil Narine is brought into the attack.21.34 IST: Quite over from Badree. India definitely reeling from the quick wickets. India 71/2 in 7 overs.21.30 IST: Williams to Pant RUN OUT! Mix up there in the middle and Dhawan has to make the long walk back! Short delivery outside off, Pant defends it on the leg side and makes an initial stride forward for a run. Seeing Williams closing onto the ball, sends Dhawan back who is halfway down the track. Williams collects the ball and scores a direct hit. Dhawan cannot do anything but he can just start walking back. Two crucial wickets for West Indies. India 66-2 in 6 overs21.29 IST: Rishabh Pant walks out in the middle. The openers have laid the platform and taken a major burden off the young man’s shoulders21.28 IST: Williams to Kohli. OUT! One too many! Bowls a slower one outside off on a back of a length, Kohli stays in his crease and tries to loft it over mid on. Fails to time it this time and the ball lobs towards Sunil Narine who pouches it safely. Williams celebrates by ticking Kohli off his bucket list and West Indies have got a much-needed breakthrough.21.25 IST: 21.24 IST: Williams to Kohli FOUR! Another back of a length delivery outside off, Kohli smashes that over the backward point region for a boundary.21.24 IST: Williams to Kohli SIX! What was that? Back of a length, Kohli stays in his crease, does not move an inch and just lofts it with the perfect timing. Gets the distance on it and the ball flies over the long on boundary for a maximum.21.120 IST: Brathwaite to Kohli FOUR! Good length delivery around off, Kohli goes a bit leg side, makes room and punches it through covers for a boundary. Also reaches the 50-run mark. The fastest against West Indies. India 54/0 in 5 overs21.19 IST: Brathwaite to Dhawan FOUR! Dhawan welcomes Braithwaite with a boundary! Short outside off, Dhawan cuts it powerfully over the backward point region for a boundary.21.18 IST: West Indian captain Carlos Brathwaite comes in for a bowl. 21.15 IST: Williams to Kohli FOUR! Brilliant! Short delivery again and Kohli is ready for it. Stays in his crease and pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. India 42/0 in 4 overs 21.15 IST: Williams to Kohli FOUR! Another short delivery outside off, Kohli stands tall to it and goes for the push over mid off. Gets it over the fielder there and the ball races away to the fence.21.12 IST: Badree to Dhawan FOUR! Another wrong ‘un and another boundary for India! Tosses a googly outside off, Dhawan goes hard at it, gets a thick outside edge past Gayle at short third man for a boundary. India 64/0 in 3 overs21.10 IST: Virat Kohli now becomes the highest run-scorer for India in T20Is. He also has the highest average in T20Is amongst everyone in the world (minimum 500 runs scored).21.05 IST: Taylor to Dhawan FOUR! That was creamed! On a fuller length outside off, Dhawan just leans into it and drives it crisply through covers for a boundary. There is no stopping those. Another brilliant over for India. 13 runs off it. India 26/0 in 2 overs21.05 IST: Taylor to Kohli FOUR! Easy pickings! Angling into the batsman, Kohli just leans a bit forward and flicks it beautifully through the front of square leg region for a boundary.21.05 IST: Taylor to Kohli FOUR! Taylor to strays on the pads, Kohli camps back and works it behind square on the leg side for a boundary. India are off to a flier.21.04 IST: Jerome Taylor to bowl the second over. 21.03 IST: Badree to Dhawan FOUR! Another lose delivery down the leg side, Dhawan pounces on it and pulls it powerfully through the backward square leg region for a boundary. India 13/0 in 1 over21.02 IST: Badree to Dhawan FOUR! Short and down the leg side, Dhawan pulls it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.21.00IST: Badree to Kohli FOUR! What-a-way to start! Starts with a wrong ‘un, but Kohli is ready for it. Virat camps back and flicks it past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary21.00 IST: The players and the umpires are out in the middle. It’s the skipper Virat Kohli opening with the southpaw Shikhar Dhawan. Spin first up as Samuel Badree to start the proceedings with the ball.20.58 IST: The battle gear is ready. Inside the Windies dressing room as we prepare for today’s match-up against India at Sabina Park #Jamaica #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/kWrHVYf6tg- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) July 9, 201720.56 IST: West Indes have lost only one match in their last five games, whereas India have managed wins in only their last two. 20.50 IST: The longest survivors.As West Indies gets ready to play their 90th T20I, Chris Gayle is the only survivor of their 1st ever T20I @ Auckland in Feb 2006#WIvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 9, 2017 20.46 IST: Last time when these two sides met, it was played in U.S.A. which went into the record books for the highest aggregated runs in a single match. It was a thriller which the hosts won by just a run. Let’s hope that the weather stays clear and we witness a similar run-fest!20.43 IST: Look who’s back. Chris Gayle comes out from the dressing room for his first T20 on home soil at Sabina Park #Jamaica #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/3JkEH89gOS- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) July 9, 201720.42 IST: India pick three wicket-keepers and four spinners. 20.40 IST:The playing XIsIndia: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar KumarIND XI: S Dhawan, V Kohli, R Pant, D Karthik, MS Dhoni, K Jadhav, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, K Yadav, M Shami, B Kumar- BCCI (@BCCI) July 9, 2017West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Chadwick Walton(w), Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Jerome Taylor, Kesrick WilliamsPlaying XI#WI – C Gayle, E Lewis, C Walton(w), M Samuels, K Pollard, R Powell, C Brathwaite(c), S Narine, S Badree, J Taylor, K Williams- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) July 9, 201720.37 IST: I also want to better my toss record. I call heads five times and lost; today I call tails and still lost. Windies are the World Champs for a reason. When we end up thinking too much, we end up compromising too much in a T20 game. It’s difficult to switch (players) for just one game. The guys have played in IPL, so have a lot of exposure. It’s important to have the same bunch of guys and have them perform. The guys have the skillset to do it.: Virat Kohli at the toss. 20.34 IST: West Indies win toss, opt to bowl.Brief Preview:Riding high after clinching the One-Day International (ODI) series, the Indian team will look to repeat their performance against West Indies in the one-off Twenty20 International (T20I) at Sabina Park.The visitors have retained the same squad which won them the ODI series 3-1 while the Carlos Brathwaite-led West Indies have made significant changes for the match.It will be a slightly more difficult task for the Men in Blue to outplay the hosts like they did in the ODI series because the West Indies T20 team seems to be a more balanced side as compared to the ODI squad.West Indies will rely heavily on their swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle who has joined the T20 squad to provide them a good start against a decent Indian bowling line-up.Brathwaite, all-rounder Kieron Pollard and Marlon Samuels are the other important inclusions for the side in the batting department, who will look to go hard at the Indian bowlers.The bowling department under the likes of experienced pacer Jerome Taylor and spinning duo Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine will look to put the brakes on the formidable Indian batting line-up.On the other hand, the Indian batting line with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh will look to help their side put up a big total keeping in mind the visitors strength in batting.Kohli may also make some changes in the playing XI with the kind of depth India has got in their squad.India’s bowling department will be duly tested with the hard-hitting West Indian batsmen on show for West Indies in the shorter format.