West Indies vs India 1st T20I: West Indies won by 4 runs

West Indies vs India

Throughout the Test and ODI series, West Indies has been known as the under docs. However, in the 1st T20 match between India and West Indies, the complete opposite was seen. West Indies went on to dominate the match from the beginning of the first innings. This showed that they have come up in the T20 series with a commitment. Even though the target that was set by the West Indies was not that big. But the bowlers of the West Indies team made a great effort to show their skills and fight back. 

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Key moments of the West Indies vs India T20I match:

West Indies Innings

  • West Indies didn’t get the best start, as the opening stand was only 29 runs. However, K Mayers only made the contribution of 1 run in that stand. 
  • Brandon King was able to perform well with the help of 4 boundaries and a six. He got 28 runs on 19 balls before he departed. 
  • When the batters were not able to get a good score in the top order, the middle order was there to perform well. 
  • In the middle order, Pooran and Rovman Powell got 41, and 48 to perform well. 
  • With the effort of Pooran and Rovman, the team score reached 149 runs. 

India Innings 

  • The Indian team was certainly confident to chase the easy target of 150 runs, because of the champion batter they have. 
  • However, in form, Ishan Kishan and Shubham Gill were not able to perform well. The opening stand was only 5 runs. At the team score of 28, even Ishan Kishan got out. 
  • Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Verma had a fine partnership of 39 runs. And they took the score of the team to 67 runs. 
  • But the fall of wickets didn’t stop, and in the end, India was able to score 145 runs. 

Undoubtedly, the match was very exciting, and till the end, it was not easy to predict the winner. But this win is a big statement from West Indies, that they are to dominate the T20I series.