India vs West Indies 3rd T20I Highlight: India defeated West Indies by 7 wickets, clinching the series 3-0, at the Providence Stadium, Guyana on Tuesday.
After Deepak Chahar’s three wickets shocked West Indies in the beginning, brillance with the bat by Kieron Pollard steadied the ship for the Caribbeans. He scored his first half-century in seven years, before Rovman Powell propelled West Indies to a respectable 146/6.
KL Rahul began the innings commendably with a six in the first over, but he was made to walk right after Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed. But, a brilliant 106-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant guided India towards the victory. The 21-year-old Pant wrapped the match up with a six.
After the T20I series, India and West Indies will lock horns in a three-match ODI series which will be followed by a two-match Test series.
India in West Indies, 3 T20I Series, 2019Providence Stadium, Guyana 15 October 2019
West Indies 146/6 (20.0)
India 150/3 (19.1)
Match Ended ( Day - 3rd T20I ) India beat West Indies by 7 wickets
India vs West Indies 3rd T20I Highlights:
Pant wrpas it up in style
With two more to win, Carlos Brathwaite comes to do the formalities. First ball of the over and Rishabh Pant smashes it straight over the bowler's head for a SIX. Pant wraps it up in style as India complete a clean sweep over West Indies.
1st T20I: IND won by 4 wickets
2nd T20I: IND won by 22 runs (DLS method)
3rd T20I: IND won by 7 wickets
Oshane Thomas is brought back into the attack and he gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper departs after scoring 59 as India need 14 off 15 deliveries. IND 133/3 (17.3) | need 14 runs in 15 balls
Rishabh Pant completes FIFTY
Rishabh Pant brings up his half-century in style as India cruise towards another victory. IND 129/2 (17.1) | need 18 runs in 17 balls
Virat Kohli leads the team from front
Virat Kohli leading the team from the front as the skipper brings up his 21st T20I FIFTY. IND 115/2 (15.3) | need 32 runs in 26 balls
100 up for India
A short-pitched delivery by Keemo Paul and Kohli flicks it wide off the long-on for four runs. With this boundary, the Men In Blue also edge past the 100-run-mark. IND: 109/2 (15.0) | need 38 runs in 30 balls
Kohli, Pant complete 50-run partnership
Kohli and Pant complete 50-run partnership as India reach 78/2 in 12.3 overs. Kohli is batting on 31, while his partner Pant is on 23 as both the batsmen are looking to accelerate the Indian chase with the asking rate climbing to over nine.
Kohli, Pant keep India on track
Rishabh Pant along with Indian skipper Virat Kohli try to rebuild the innings as India lose both the openers cheaply. The pair have so far added 31 in 26 deliveries as India reach 58/2 at the end of 9 overs. India need 89 runs in 66 balls
KL Rahul GONE
KL Rahul charges down the track only to be stumped by Nicholas Pooran. Fabian Allen provides hosts with the second breakthrough as India lose both their openers. IND: 27/2 (5 overs)
KL Rahul survives
A thick edge and the ball lands just inches wide of the fielder at third man. KL Rahul breathes a sigh of relief as the ball lands safely and travels towards the boundary ropes.
Dhawan's poor run continues
Shikhar Dhawan's poor run continues as he departs on 3. It was pitched slight up by Oshane Thomas and the batsman pulls it straight to Sheldon Cottrell at short fine. IND: 10/1 (2 overs)
Rahul, Dhawan start proceedings
With KL Rahul opening for India, alongwith Shikhar Dhawan, it is Sheldon Cottrell on the other side. Rahul checked the opening two balls, before unleashing a big one to long-off. After a failed LBW shout, Cottrell finished the over without conceding anymore runs. IND are 6/0 after the first over.
WI post 146/6
An expensive final over by Navdeep Saini as 16 runs come off it. Rovman Powell comes with a late blitz as West Indies post a fighting 146/6 in 20 overs.
Maiden international wicket for Rahul Chahar
Rahul Chahar picks up his first international wicket as Windies skipper Carlos Brathwaite hits the ball straight into the hands of Washington Sundar at long-on. The ball was turning away from the batsman and he decided to hit against the spin. Fails to get the connection he would have hoped for as the ball falls just inside the boundary ropes. He departs after scoring 10 from 7 deliveries. WI: 119/6 (17.2 overs)
Saini gets the danger man
Navdeep Saini gets the big wicket of Keiron Pollard as he knocks off his middle stump. It was an off-cutter and Pollard fails to judge the slower delivery as the ball sneaks in between his bat and the pad to crash into the middle stump. Big wicket for India as Pollard departs after a well-played 58. WI: 105/5 (15.4 overs)
FIFTY for Pollard
Full-toss from Krunal Pandya and it gets the treatment it deserved. Keiron Pollard delivers when his team needs him the most as he completes his FIFTY. Meanwhile, West Indies also reach the 100-run-mark in the 15th over.
Edged and taken!
Navdeep Saini finally breaks the 66-run stand between Pollard and Pooran. An away swinging delivery and Pooran tries to drive the ball towards the offside. However, it takes an outside edge and Pant completes a good diving catch to send the batsman back to the pavilion on 17. WI: 80/4 (13.1 overs)
Pollard dealing in SIXES
Pollard takes the aerial route and slams two SIXES in Rahul Chahar's over. Chahar has so far consumed 19 in the two overs he has bowled. WI: 46/3 (9 overs)
Pollard, Pooran try to shape Windies innings
Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran are trying to stitch a partnership here as the duo have added 19 off 25 balls. While Pollard is batting on 10, his partner is on 6. Can they shape up the Windies innings? WI: 33/3 (8 overs)
India take command
Deepak Chahar helps India take command in the first six overs as Windies lose three wickets with 22 on the board. In the first match of the series, Windies could only manage 95 in their 20 overs, will we witness the same story in the third and final T20I?
Deepak Chahar rocks top-order
Deepak Chahar is doing the damage here. Two wickets in the same over and this time it's Shimron Hetmyer who has to take the long walk back to the pavilion. It was an inswinging delivery and Hetmyer fails to make any connection. He departs on 1 as Keiron Pollard makes his way out into the middle. WI: 14/3 (3.5 overs)
Deepak Chahar doing the damage
Beautifully bowled by Deepak Chahar as the ball swings back into Evin Lewis and hits his pads. A huge appeal by the Indians and the umpire raises his finger. However, the batsman is not happy with the decision as he decides to go upstairs. TV replay shows that the ball's impact was on the line, there was no edge and it was knocking the middle stumps. GONE! Indians are rejoicing as Lewis departs after scoring 10 off 11 deliveries. WI: 13/2 (3.1 overs)
Brilliantly taken by Navdeep Saini at mid-on
Brilliantly taken by Navdeep Saini at mid-on as Deepak Chahar provides Windies an early blow. Sunil Narine departs on 2. Chahar shortens his length and Narine tries to pull it wide of the fielder at mid-on. However, the ball hits the lower part of Narine's bat and Saini completes a good low catch bending forward to send the batsman packing. WI: 4/1 (1.5 overs)
HERE WE GO!
Sunil Nairne and Evin Lewis are out to get things underway. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will get things started for Team India.
Youngest India T20I debutanats
18 years 80 days: Washington Sundar
19 years 120 days: Rishabh Pant
19 years 152 days: Ishant Sharma
20 years 2 days: Rahul Chahar*
20 years 4 days: Suresh Raina
Delighted for Rahul Chahar. From walking around in the Rajasthan Cricket Academy getting introduced as Deepak’s kid brother to donning the India cap. He has come a long way. Happy for the family. Dream fulfilled. #WIvIND— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 6, 2019
INDIA: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini
WI: Sunil Narine, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Fabin Allen
Captains during TOSS!
Virat Kohli: We are gonna bowl first. It's been under the covers for a bit. Rohit's resting today, someone had to lead. Couple of guys playing their first game too. KL's playing. Rahul Chahar and Deepak Chahar come in.
Carlos Brathwaite: Firstly, need to win first. We need to bat well, bowl well, field well. There was a lot progression from the first game, especially with the bat. We had a chat about it, keeping our positive intent with boundary hitters.
Virat Kohli wins the toss elects to bowl first
No reduction in overs
Second inspection ongoing
The official inspection is now taking place, as the umpires are out on the field. The players are warming up on one side of the ground.
Record-breaking Rohit on show again?
Rohit Sharma on Sunday became the most prolific six-hitter in T20 Internationals surpassing Chris Gayle's record of 105 sixes by hitting three maximums on his way to a 51-ball 67.
Second inspection at 8:30 pm
There will be a second inspection at 8:30 pm. The umpires are having a chat with the skippers. Indian coach Ravi Shastri is also out in the ground, while the water is being drained.
Umpires inspect the playing conditions
The umpires are out for inspection and as per reports, the outfield looks fine around the 30-yard circle. However, the area outside the circle is still damp and we can expect the play to begin soon.
Rain has stopped
Good news, the covers are being removed as the sun is finally out. Let's pray that the rain gods don't hinder the final T20 action of the series.
Still overcast. There is a tinge of grass across this surface, also looks a bit dark - the color of this deck. The average first innings score is 140: Darren Ganga
It's currently pouring currently in Guyana so there are chances of a slight delay in the Toss. Stay tuned for LIVE UPDATES
Hello and Welcome!
Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of the 3rd T20I between India and West Indies. India have already won the series and would like to complet a whitewash against the hosts on Tuesday. Kohli has also indicated that the team management will look to shuffle the squad and give chance to new players, so it will be interesting to see if Rahul Chahar and Shreyas get a chance.