First T20: India Beat West Indies By Six Wickets

First T20: India beat West Indies by Six wickets

Kolkata: Team India continues their winning streak against the West Indies. India also won the first T20 in the Eden Gardens on Wednesday after a clean sweep of the one-day series. India lost to the West Indies by 7 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

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West Indies’ Nicholas Puran, who batted toss, lost nine wickets for 156 runs in the allotted 20 overs with an explosive half-century. In reply, India scored nine runs with six balls to spare. For the team, captain Rohit Sharma scored 40 off just 14 balls with four fours and three sixes, while Ishan Kishan, the most expensive player in the recent IPL auction, scored 35 off 42 balls. Both added four runs for the first wicket to give India a good start. After their wickets, India’s run rate slowed slightly. Virat Kohli, 19, was in poor form. Rishabh Pant was dismissed for just four runs. However, Suryakumar Yadav and young all-rounder Venkatesh Ayyar led the West Indies to victory. Suryakumara was unbeaten on 39 off 17 balls with five fours and a six, while Venkatesh was unbeaten on 27 off 13 balls.

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Rohit Sharma, who had earlier won the toss and elected to bat, was the first to invite the Indies team to bat. However, in the first over, veteran Bhubaneswar Kumar sent Brandon King, who scored four runs, to the pavilion. Then Kayle Meyers and Puran took over. Both added six runs for the second wicket. With a team score of 51, Meyers was bowled out for 31 by Individual Legspinner. Ravi Vishnoi, who made his debut in today’s match, bowled brilliantly, first sending Roston Chase (7) and Rowman Powell (2) to the pavilion in the same over. On the one hand, the wickets were falling, but on the other hand, Puran was playing big shots. He was accompanied by Akela Hussain, 10. However, he was dismissed by Deepak Chahar. At this point, the Indies lost 5 wickets for 40 runs.

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However, Puran and Pollard led the innings. Puran also scored his half-century. He added 75 runs for the sixth wicket along with Pollard. With a team score of 135, Puran (71) was bowled out by Herschelle Patel for his big shot. Prior to his dismissal, he hit 41 fours and five sixes. In the final over, Pollard scored 24 off 18 balls to help the Indies score 156 runs. In the last ball of the innings, Herschelle Patel dismissed Oden Smith, who scored four runs, to dismiss Rohit Sharma. For India, Bishnoi and Harsal took two wickets each while Chahal, Deepak Chahar and Bhubaneswar Kumar took one wicket each.

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