India vs West Indies 1st T20I Highlights: Virat Kohli Stars As India Beat West Indies By 6 Wickets

Updated:07 December 2019 00:40 IST

IND vs WI 1st T20I, Highlights: Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 94 to help India chase down the target with 8 balls to spare.

India vs West Indies 1st T20I Highlights: Virat Kohli Stars As India Beat West Indies By 6 Wickets
IND vs WI T20I: Virat Kohli powered India to a six wicket win over the West Indies. © Twitter

Virat Kohli stamped his authority with yet another sublime innings of career-best 94 not out as India pulled off their highest successful run chase in a T20 International to beat West Indies by six wickets in the first match here on Friday. KL Rahul also struck an impressive 62 off just 40 balls to help India chase down the target of 208 with eight balls to spare. The earlier highest successful run chase for India in a T20I was the 207 against Sri Lanka in Mohali in 2009. India, thus, took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The second T20 International will be played in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. Opening the innings in the absence of injured Shikhar Dhawan, Rahul played fluently to score his seventh T20I fifty, during which he hit five boundaries and four sixes to make a case for himself to be in India's squad for next year's T20 World Cup.  (SCORECARD)

Highlights Between India vs West Indies 1st T20I, straight from Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

  • 22:28 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    India win!

    India beat West Indies by 6 wickets. Virat Kohli finishes things off with a SIX and remains unbeaten on 94. 
  • 22:25 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    200 up for India!

    200 up for India with  a SIX off Virat Kohli's bat.
  • 22:24 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    WICKET!

    Kieron Pollard pulls off a stunning catch to remove Shreyas Iyer.
  • 22:20 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    SIX!

    Virat Kohli hits Kieron Pollard for a SIX to backward square leg.
  • 22:16 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Crucial over!

    Sheldon Cottrell has conceded just 5 runs off the over and removed Rishabh Pant. Crucial over at this stage of the game.
  • 22:14 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    WICKET!

    Sheldon Cottrell tricks Rishabh Pant with the change of pace. Pant mistimes it and gets caught at long-off. India 178/3, need 30 off 22 now.
  • 22:09 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Huge over!

    Kesrick Williams concedes 23 runs in his over. India now need 31 runs off 24 balls.
  • 22:07 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    SIX!

    Now Rishabh Pant goes after Kesrick Williams, hits him for a SIX!
  • 22:05 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Rampage!

    Virat Kohli is on a song, hits Kesrick Williams for a FOUR and a SIX!
  • 22:00 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    5 overs to go!

    India need 54 more runs in 30 balls to win the first T20I against the West Indies. Virat Kohli still going strong.
  • 21:57 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Fifty for Virat Kohli!

    23rd fifty for Virat Kohli in the shortest format of the game. 
  • 21:55 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Six!

    Rishabh Pant goes down on his knees and slogs Khary Pierre over long on for his first six. 
  • 21:52 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    KL Rahul departs!

    Khary Pierre gets the big wicket as he dismisses dangerous Kl Rahul after he scored 62 off 40 balls. 
  • 21:51 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Six!

    Khary Pierre bowls full on off and KL Rahul plants his kneews and slog sweeps it over cow corner for a 101 metre six. 
  • 21:49 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Six!

    KL Rahul goes on the leg stump and Kesrick Williams bowls into his body which allows him to free his arms and he does that in some style. 
  • 21:48 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Fifty for KL Rahul!

    KL Rahul takes a single and with that completes his half-century but is miffed by himself as he couldn't execute his shot to perfection. 
  • 21:45 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    No ball!

    The TV umpire spotted the first front foot no ball of the match. KL Rahul fails to make most of the resulting free-hit.
  • 21:40 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Back to back boundaries for Kohli!

    Virat Kohli once again was not in total control but his top edge sailed over deep backward square leg fence, giving him six runs. He follows that up with a boundary towards deep mid-wicket.
  • 21:38 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Pressure is mounting over Indian skipper Virat Kohli and the last shot he played only made it clear. Ever since he has come in to bat, he has tried to hit the ball with power rather than his usual strength which is timing. 
  • 21:35 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Four!

    Virat Kohli goes for power rather than timing and almost clipped his own stumps as the thick inside edge went just inches away. Nevertheless, what matters is that the miscued shot gave India four runs.
  • 21:30 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Four!

    Kesrick Williams bowls outside off, close to the KL Rahul's body but he cuts it past backward point fielder to collect four runs. 
  • 21:28 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    50-run partnership!

    Virat Kohli takes a single off the bowling of Jason Holder and brings up the half-century partnership for the second wicket.
  • 21:23 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Four!

    Virat Kohli makes some room for himself by moving towards the leg stump, Khary Pierre bowls right into his arc and Kohli goes inside out towards the deep extra cover and collects four runs.
  • 21:20 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Five Wides!

    Khary Pierre targets batsman's pads but it beats both Rahul and the wicketkeeper Ramdin and gifts India five easy runs. 
  • 21:17 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Four!

    Hayden Walsh bowls wide of off stump and KL Rahul cleverly guides it towards the vacant third man region for an easy boundary. 
  • 21:15 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Four!

    Hayden Walsh bowls full and Virat Kohli hits it past the bowler straight down the ground to collect his first boundary of the night. 
  • 21:12 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Six!

    KL rahul Planst his leg and dispatches Khary Pierre's short ball over deep square leg deep into the stands for another six. With this shot, Rahul also completed his 1,000 T20I runs. 
  • 21:11 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    SIX!

    Sheldon Cottrell bowls another short ball and KL Rahul was ready for the challenge and a top edge goes past the fence.
  • 21:03 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Khary Pierre removes Rohit!

    Khary Pierre bowls full on the pads and Rohit Sharma hits it straight to the deep midwicket fielder where Shimron Hetmyer makes no mistake and grabs it with both hands. 
  • 21:01 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Four!

    Sheldon Cottrell bowls full outside off and Rohit Sharma just guides it towards the third man fence for four runs. 
  • 21:00 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Five Wides!

    Sheldon Cottrell drops the ball way too short and it beats both the batsman and the wicketkeeper and races way to the fence, giving India five runs.
  • 20:55 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Four!

    KL Rahul collects third boundary of the over as his cut shot races away to the fence after beating the backward point fielder. There was a slight width but Rahul made most of it using his strong bottom-hand. 
  • 20:53 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Lucky boundary for Rahul!

    A good of length ball from Jason Holder, Kl Rahul goes for a pull but the height was not quite there. His inside edge beat the short fine leg fielder and races away to the fence. 
  • 20:51 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Four!

    Slight width outside off from Jason  Holder and KL Rahul cut it past the point fielder for a cracking boundary. 
  • 20:50 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Full Toss but wasted!

    A juicy full-toss from Sheldon Cottrell but Rohit Sharma hits it straight to the covers field. It was golden opportunity for him to collect his first boundary. 
  • 20:47 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    The chase begins!

    Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are out in the middle to start the Indian chase. Sheldon Cottrell to start the proceedings for the West Indies. 
  • 20:33 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    West Indies 207/5!

    Jason Holder's unbeaten cameo of 24 runs off nine balls, helps West Indies finish innings at 207/5.
  • 20:32 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Six!

    Virat Kohli was a mere spectator as the ball sailed over his head and crossed the fence. 
  • 20:31 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Four! Another chance goes begging!

    Jason Holder smashes over Bhuvneshwar Kumar's head and Virat Kohli manages to get only one hand to the ball and it rolls over fence after taking one bounce. 
  • 20:28 (IST)Dec 06, 2019

    Six!

    Jason Holder, decides to go big, and puts away the length ball from Deepak Chahar straight over his head for a maximum. 
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