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India vs West Indies 1st T20, Highlights: India win by five wickets

India vs West Indies 1st T20, Highlights: India beat West Indies by five wickets in the first t20I at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 11, 2018 3:00:23 pm
india vs west indies t20 live score India vs West Indies 1st T20, Highlights: India elected to field first. (AP Photo)

India vs West Indies 1st T20, Highlights: Krunal Pandya had a memorable debut as he hit the winning runs to help India beat West Indies by five wickets in the first t20I at the Eden Gardens. However, that was not before Kuldeep Yadav (3/13) led the Indian bowlers’ fine show with three wickets to restrict West Indies to 109/8 in their first innings. This was after India elected to field and the bowlers responded well with the pacers giving them a fine start. In reply, India lost early wickets but courtesy of a fine partnership between Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik chased down the total with 13 balls to spare and five wickets in hand. For his fine performance, Kuldeep Yadav won the man of the match.

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India vs West Indies 1st T20: Highlights

22:20 (IST)04 Nov 2018
INDIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!

That's it! All over, Krunal Pandya hits the winning runs. A memorable debut for him. Dinesh Karthik remains unbeaten on 31. however, it was a tricky chase as the home team lost early wickets. But the partnership between Pandey and Karthik steadied the ship as INDIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!

22:10 (IST)04 Nov 2018
Caught&Bowled! Manish Pandey c and b K Pierre 19(24)

Caught&Bowled! Pierre gets his first wicket in T20I. Manish Pandey is out for 1. flighted delivery and catches the splice. Good diving catch and Pierre is delighted. Krunal Pandya comes in. IND- 83/5, 15 ovs

21:54 (IST)04 Nov 2018
Expensive over!

Expensive over! Dinesh Karthik hits three fours of Pollard's first over and it relieves some of the pressure. KKR skipper on his home ground. India now need 41 runs from 48 balls.  IND- 69/4, 12 ovs

21:48 (IST)04 Nov 2018
Debutant Khary Pierre comes into the attack

Khary Pierre, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack. A good first over and he concedes only three runs. Three dot balls. Good variation of pace. Looking to see more of him. IND- 57/4, 11 ovs

21:37 (IST)04 Nov 2018
SIX! 50 comes up

SIX! Karthik hits one for a maximum. Ducking and pulling at the same time. The express pace of Thomas takes it over the ropes in the fine-leg region. 50 comes up for India. IND- 52/4, 9 ovs

21:31 (IST)04 Nov 2018
India in a spot of bother

CAUGHT! KL Rahul is gone for 16. Brathwaite gets the big wicket.  Brathwaite gets his 2nd wicket as KL Rahul finds Darren Bravo in the deep. Wasn't timed the way he would have liked. Wicket-maiden and suddenly this chase is getting interesting. IND- 45/4, 8 ovs

21:25 (IST)04 Nov 2018
Powerplay Ends! India lose three wickets

OUT! Poor shot by Rishabh Pant leads to his downfall. Change of pace by Brathwaite helps him pick up the wicket. With that the powerplay comes to an end. This chase is getting interesting. IND- 35/3, 6 ovs

21:16 (IST)04 Nov 2018
Keep an eye on Oshane Thomas

This youngster is on fire! Consistently hitting speeds of 145 kph and above. He bowls one to KL Rahul and it is 149 kph! The last ball of the fifith over is again at 148 kph. Zoots of the surface and Rahul clips it towards the leg side and to the boundary. This guy has some pace! IND- 32/2

21:06 (IST)04 Nov 2018
CLEAN BOWLED

Peach of a delivery! Oshane Thomas has dismantled Shikhar Dhawan's stumps with a pacy delivery of 147 kph. India finding it hard to tackle his pace! IND- 16/2, 2.5 ovs

20:54 (IST)04 Nov 2018
Windies strike early!

DRS REVIEW! Quick pace by Oshane Thomas and one jags back in. Umpire says not out and Windies go for the review. There is an edge! And Rohit Sharma is out for 6 in the first over. Oshane Thomas provides the early breakthrough for Windies. IND- 7/1, 1 ovs

20:52 (IST)04 Nov 2018
India Resume!

India have been set a target of 110. Rohit and Dhawan are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. Thomas will open the attack. Let's Play!

20:35 (IST)04 Nov 2018
Windies end their innings

16 came off Umesh over as the Windies go past 100. However, the last over was once again a tight one as Bumrah gave away only 6 runs. Great deception and guile by Bumrah. With that Windies end their innings at- 109/8 in 20 ovs. Lowest vs India

20:29 (IST)04 Nov 2018
WICKET! Fabian Allen c U Yadav b Khaleel Ahmed 27(20)

OUT! Fabian Allen is out for 27. Delight for Khaleel Ahmed as he picks up first T20I wicket. Khaleel finishes his spell- 4 overs and one wicket for 16 runs.  WI- 87/8, 18 ovs

20:25 (IST)04 Nov 2018
Windies need the big hits

Fabian Allen and Keemo Paul continue the fight for Windies. 3 overs remaining in the innings. Meanwhile, Kuldeep finishes another impressive spell with figures of 3/13. WI- 81/7, 17 ovs

20:12 (IST)04 Nov 2018
LBW! Brathwaite lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 4(11

LBW! Brathwaite is out for 4. Kuldeep picks up his third wicket. Big Blow for Windies. Struck plumb in front and no point of going for the review. This is going really bad for the visitors.  WI- 63/7, 15 ovs

20:07 (IST)04 Nov 2018
Fun fact

Krunal Pandya's maiden IPL wicket was Dinesh Karthik. Pollard was playing alongside him. Krunal Pandya's maiden T20I wicket is Pollard. Dinesh Karthik was playing alongside him.

20:05 (IST)04 Nov 2018
Caught Behind! Powell c Karthik b Kuldeep Yadav 4(13)

Caught! Rovman Powell gets an edge behind for 4. Brathwaite (3) at the crease. Kuldeep gets his second wicket of the evening! New batsman Fabian Allen.  Windies in deep trouble at WI 56/6, 12.2 ovs 

19:57 (IST)04 Nov 2018
GONE! Darren Bravo c Dhawan b Kuldeep Yadav 5(10)

Kuldeep strikes! Bravo tries to break the shackles and go over long-on.  Dhawan plucks it out of the air, does the thigh-five celebration as the visitors lose Darren Bravo.  Carlos Brathwaite arrives. The last time he played for Windies at the Eden Gardens, he hit Stokes for 6,6,6,6. WI- 49/5

19:53 (IST)04 Nov 2018
WICKET! Pollard c Manish Pandey b Krunal Pandya 14(26)

OUT! Krunal Pandya has got the wicket of his IPL teammate- Kieron Pollard. First wicket for Krunal Pandya in T20I. Change in line worked for the left-armer and a quicker delivery gets the toe end of the bat, straight to long-on. WI- 47/4

19:44 (IST)04 Nov 2018
Krunal Pandya welcomes with a SIX!

Krunal Pandya comes into the attack in the 7th over. After a couple of sighters, Pollard launches into one and strikes it over the long on region for a huge SIX! Not the beginning Pandya would have liked. 10 off his first over. WI- 44/3, 8 ovs

India vs West Indies 1st T20, Highlights: From West Indies’ perspective too, the next World T20 is two years away, so it’s debatable how much they will gain from this series apart from the fact that their young players will have some valuable international experience.

India vs West Indies 1st T20, Highlights: On the face of it, this three-match T20 international series, starting in Kolkata on Sunday, provides little context. From Indian cricket’s point of view, focus is firmly set on the upcoming tour of Australia, and the likes of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant might have been better off playing the Ranji Trophy and accumulating some first-class game time ahead of a testing Test series. From West Indies’ perspective too, the next World T20 is two years away, so it’s debatable how much they will gain from this series apart from the fact that their young players will have some valuable international experience.