India vs West Indies, Highlights 1st T20I: Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya Guide India To 5-Wicket Victory Against Windies
Highlights, India vs West Indies 1st T20: Dinesh Karthik played a brilliant 31-run knock steering India to a five-wicket win against the Windies in the first T20I in Kolkata.
Experienced Dinesh Karthik played a superb 31-run cameo to take India to a five-wicket win against the Windies in the first Twenty20 international (T20I) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. Debutant Krunal Pandya provided terrific support to Karthik from the other end as India won with 13 balls to spare. Chasing a paltry 110-run target, India suffered a rare top-order collapse, losing Rohit Sharma in the first over, after which Shikhar Dhawan followed suit. Then Karthik enforced a 38-run partnership with Manish Pandey to bring the Indian chase back to its feet. After Pandey's departure, Karthik batted responsibly with Krunal Pandya to help India go one up in the T20I series. For the Windies, Carlos Brathwaite was the most successful bowler, who finished with figures of 2/11. Oshane Thomas also grabbed two wickets by giving away 21 runs.
Earlier, a terrific bowling performance led by wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav helped India restrict the Windies to 109 for eight. Kuldeep ran through the Windies middle-order as it failed to recover from the onslaught from the 23-year-old. After winning the toss, India invited the Windies to bat and the visitors got off to a poor start, losing crucial wickets in quick succession. The Windies tailenders tried to to bring the Windies back on track but failed against the likes of death over specialist Jasprit Bumrah. Allen (27) was the top scorer for the Windies. Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya and Umesh Yadav bagged a wicket a piece for India. (Scorecard)
Highlights Between India vs West Indies 1st T20, straight from Eden Gardens, Kolkata
22:30 IST: Thank you for joining us on our live coverage of the first T20I between India and Windies.
India beat Windies by 5 wickets to take 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.
22:17 IST: And its all over for the Windies in the first T20I. Krunal Pandya hits the winning runs for India. Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya remain unbeaten as India take a 1-0 lead in the three match series.
22:15 IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Krunal Pandya. Hits the ball ferociously on the leg side to collect four runs. India now require two runs to win.
22:07 IST: FOUR! Reverse sweep from Krunal Pandya off Fabian Allen and the ball races to the third man boundary. Faster delivery from Allen and Pandya was ready for that one. Times the ball brilliantly to collect his first boundary in international cricket. IND 94-5 after 16 overs.
22:02 IST: OUT! Khary Pierre gets his first wicket in international cricket. Gets rid of Manish Pandey on the final ball of his third over. The ball after pitching got onto the bat late. Manish balloons the ball and Pierre takes a simple return catch. Manish walks back after scoring 19 runs. IND 83-5 after 15 overs.
21:57 IST: FOUR! Excellent timing on that one from Manish Pandey. Back of a length delivery from Carlos Brathwaite and Manish his the ball through covers to collect his second boundary of the match. India inching closer towards the 110-run target. IND 78-4 after 13.5 overs.
21:48 IST: FOUR! FOUR! Back to back boundaries for Dinesh Karthik. He is looking in terrific touch today. Collects three boundaries from Kieron Pollards' first over. India now require 41 runs to win from 48 deliveries. IND 69-4 after 12 overs.
21:48 IST: Tight over from Khary Pierre comes to an end. Just three runs from it. Another bowling changes for the Windies. Kieron Pollard comes into the attack, replaces Carlos Brathwaite. IND 57-4 after 11 overs.
21:43 IST: Bowling change for the Windies! Left-arm spinner Khary Pierre comes in to replace Oshane Thomas. IND 54-4 after 10 overs.
21:35 IST: SIX! Short-pitched delivery from Oshane Thomas and the top edge from Dinesh Karthik's bat takes the ball over the fence. Much needed boundary finally comes for India as the team cross the 50-run mark in the run chase. IND 52-4 after 9 overs.
21:32 IST: Bowling change from the Windies! Oshane Thomas comes back into the attack and clocks the first ball at 149-km/hr straightaway. Terrific effort from Thomas. IND 46-4 after 8.1 overs.
21:27 IST: OUT! Second wicket for Carlos Brathwaite. Short pitched delivery from Brathwaite and KL Rahul (16) goes after it. Fails to time the ball and hits it straight into the hands of Darren Bravo in the deep. Indian batsmen crumbling under pressure at the moment. IND 45-4 after 7.3 overs.
21:24 IST: FOUR! Manish Pandey picks up his first boundary of the match. Full-length delivery from Keemo Paul and Manish hits the ball straight down the ground to collect four runs. The ball was not timed properly but the quick outfield takes the ball across the fence. IND 43-3 after 6.4 overs.
21:17 IST: OUT! Carlos Brathwaite strikes in his first over. Very ordinary shot from Rishabh Pant. Goes for a big hit on the leg side but only manages to top-edge the ball. Goes up straight in the air and Darren Bravo at cover takes a good catch. India in trouble at the moment with three wickets down. IND 35-3 after 5.4 overs.
21:14 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end the over from Oshane Thomas. 145-km/hr delivery on the pads and KL Rahul helps the ball on its way to collect four runs. The ball reaches the fence in no time. 10 runs from Thomas' over. IND 32-2 after 5 overs.
21:08 IST: Six-run over from Keemo Paul comes to an end. After early departure of the openers KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant are out in the middle to steady the Indian innings in the run-chase. IND 22-2 after 4 overs.
21:02 IST: OUT! Middle stump is out of the ground. Peach of a delivery from Oshane Thomas. Shikhar Dhawan had no clue about that one. Thomas gets his second wicket of the match. Dhawan walks back after scoring 3 runs. Both the Indian openers are back in the pavilion now. IND 16-2 after 2.5 overs.
21:00 IST: FOUR! Oshane Thomas strays down the leg side. The ball hits the pads of Shikhar Dhawan and races down to the fine-leg boundary.
20:55 IST: Tight first over from Keemo Paul comes to an end. Four runs from it. IND 11-1 after 2 overs.
20:49 IST: Review from Windies! Original decision from the umpire is not out. Oshane Thomas looks confident on that one. OUT! Replay clearly shows that there was inside edge involved. Rohit Sharma walks back after scoring six runs. India lose their first wicket. IND 7-1 after 1 over.
20:47 IST: FOUR! Cracking shot from Rohit Sharma. Short and wide outside off from Oshane Thomas and Rohit opens the face of his bat. Hits the ball over the infield to collect four runs. IND 6-0 after 0.4 overs.
20:45 IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle to start the run chase for India. Oshane Thomas will start the proceedings for the Windies.
Innings break - Windies set a target of 110 runs for India in the first T20I.
20:35 IST: Terrific final over from Jasprit Bumrah comes to an end. Just six runs from it. India hold the Windies to in 109-8 in 20 overs.
20:30 IST: FOUR! FOUR! Back to back boundaries for Keemo Paul and Windies cross the 100-run mark. Poor finish from Umesh Yadav as he completes his quota of 4 overs. Jasprit Bumrah will bowl the final over of the innings for India. WI 103-8 after 19 overs.
20:26 IST: OUT! First wicket for Khaleel Ahmed in T20I cricket. Trying to go over the top Fabian Allen hits the ball straight into the hands of Umesh Yadav in the deep. Allen walks back after scoring 27 runs. WI 87-8 after 18 overs.
20:24 IST: FOUR! Much needed boundary for the Windies comes from the bat of Fabian Allen. Wide outside off from Khaleel Ahmed. Outside edge and the ball races to the third-man boundary. WI 87-7 after 17.4 overs.
20:21 IST: Fabian Allen (22) and Keemo Paul (2) are out in the middle battling for the Windies. Can the visitors cross the 100-run mark with 18 balls remaining in the innings? WI 81-7 after 17 overs.
20:15 IST: Expensive over from Umesh Yadav comes to an end. Seven runs from it. WI 70-7 after 16 overs.
20:08 IST: OUT! Big blow for the Windies! Skipper Carlos Brathwaite plays down the wrong line. Kuldeep Yadav traps him right in front of the stumps. Brathwaite walks back after scoring four runs. WI 63-7 after 14.5 overs.
20:07 IST: FOUR! Good use of the feet from Fabian Allen. Hits Kuldeep Yadav straight down the ground to collect his first boundary of the match. First boundary for the Windies after 40 deliveries.
20:00 IST: OUT! Another wicket for Kuldeep Yadav. Rovman Powell fails to read the googly from the wrist spinner. Dinesh Karthik takes a sharp catch behind the stumps. Sixth wicket down for the visitors. India in commanding position at the moment against the Windies. WI 56-6 after 12.3 overs.
19:59 IST: Terrific over from Krunal Pandya comes to an end. Just one run from it. WI 54-5 after 12 overs.
19:53 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav joins the party at the other end. Full length delivery from the china-man and Darren Bravo hits the ball into the hands of Shikhar Dhawan at long-on. Bravo walks back after scoring 5 runs. India in firm control at the moment. WI 49-5 after 10.1 overs.
19:48 IST: OUT! Krunal Pandya gets his first wicket in international cricket. Dangerous Kieron Pollard goes for the big hit but fails to time the ball. Manish Pandey takes a fine catch at long-on. Windies in big trouble now. WI 47-4 after 9.2 overs.
19:47 IST: Tight over from Kuldeep Yadav comes to an end. Just three runs from it. WI 47-3 after 9 overs.
19:41 IST: SIX! Clean strike from Kieron Pollard. Pure timing on that occasion from the right-hander. Full length delivery from Krunal Pandya and Pollard smacks the ball straight down the ground to collect six runs. WI 43-3 after 7.3 overs.
19:39 IST: Another bowling change for India. Debutant Krunal Pandya comes in to replace Khaleel Ahmed. WI 34-3 after 7 overs.
19:33 IST: Another tight over from Khaleel Ahmed comes to an end. Just two runs from it. Jasprit Bumrah will continue from the other end. WI 31-3 after 6 overs.
19:26 IST: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah strikes in his first over. Shimron Hetmyer fails to time the bounder from Bumrah. The ball gets the high end of the bat and balloons in the air. Dinesh Karthik takes a simple catch behind the stumps. WI 28-3 after 4.4 overs.
19:22 IST: Maiden! Terrific over from Khaleel Ahmed comes to an end. Great stuff from the left-arm pacer. Change in bowling from India. Jasprit Bumrah will now bowl from the other end. WI 22-2 after 4 overs.
19:16 IST: OUT! Another blow to the Windies. This time in form of a run-out. Dangerous looking Shai Hope walks back after scoring 14 runs. Horrible mix-up between the two batsmen. Shimron Hetmyer calls initially but then returns after hesitation from Hope. Manish Pandey dislodges the bails at the striker's end with ease. WI 22-2 after 3.1 overs.
19:12 IST: OUT! Umesh Yadav strike for India! Late movement from Umesh and Denesh Ramdin goes after the wide ball outside off. Outside edge and Dinesh Karthik takes a simple catch behind the stumps. WI 16-1 after 2.1 overs.
19:11 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end the first over from Khaleel Ahmed. The left-arm pacer drifts onto the pads and Shai Hope flicks the ball fine to collects four runs. WI 16-0 after 2 overs.
19:05 IST: Eight runs from Umesh Yadav's first over. Two good-looking boundaries from Shai Hope. Debutant Khaleel Ahmed will share the ball with Umesh from the other end. WI 8-0 after 1 over.
19:01 IST: FOUR! And Windies are off the mark. Not a great start for Krunal Pandya on his debut. Over-pitched delivery from Umesh Yadav and Shai Hope pushes the ball through extra covers. Krunal went after the ball but miss-fields at the boundary-line and the ball crosses the fence.. WI 4-0 after 0.3 overs.
19:00 IST: Shai Hope and Denesh Ramdin are out in the middle to start for the Windies. Umesh Yadav will start the proceedings for India. Here we go!
18:58 IST: Here's what Hardik Pandya has to say to his brother, who's making debut for India today.
18:55 IST: Both teams along with the match officials are at the centre for the national anthems. We are just minutes away from the start!
18:35 IST: Playing XI for both the teams!
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik(w), Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav.
Windies: Rovman Powell, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Denesh Ramdin, Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Khary Pierre, Oshane Thomas.
18:30 IST: Rohit Sharma wins the toss and elects to field against the Windies in the first T20I in Kolkata.
18:20 IST: Krunal Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed will make their T20I debut in the first match against the Windies.
18:15 IST: Team news - The Windies have three debutants in their playing XI. Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas and Khary Pierre will feature in the first T20I.
18:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live match updates of the 1st T20I between India and Windies from Kolkata.
After registering comprehensive victories against the Windies in the Test and the One-day International (ODI) series, an upbeat India will look to continue with the winning momentum when they face the visitors in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) encounter at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. With regular skipper Virat Kohli rested for the three-match series, Rohit Sharma will lead the 15-member Indian squad. On the other hand, the Windies, boosted by the presence of T20 stars like Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, and Andre Russell will look to clinch the T20I series after getting mauled in the other two formats. The reigning T20I champions will be led be led by Carlos Brathwaite in the shortest format of the game.
A major aspect of the T20I series will be the absence of MS Dhoni in the Indian dressing room. The veteran was not included in the team and youngster Rishabh Pant has been given an opportunity in place of the 37-year-old. The inclusion of Shreyas Iyer, and uncapped players Krunal Pandya and Shahbaz Nadeem in the team will also be an exciting aspect of the series.
As far as the three-match T20I series is concerned, it will not be an easy task for the Rohit Sharma-led team. The Windies have particularly been good in the shortest format and will look to regain some pride in the final leg of the tour. India's last win against the West Indies came way back on March 23, 2014, in the World T20 in Bangladesh. The stats also favor the current World T20 holders who have a 5-2 record from eight exchanges from 2009-17.