India vs West Indies 2nd T20I Highlights: Lendl Simmons Helps West Indies Level Series Against India

Updated:08 December 2019 22:43 IST

IND vs WI 2nd T20I, Highlights: Lendl Simmons scored 67 off 45 balls, helping the West Indies win the 2nd T20I by eight wickets.

India vs West Indies 2nd T20I Highlights: Lendl Simmons Helps West Indies Level Series Against India
IND vs WI T20I, 2nd T20I: Lendl Simmons's fifty helped West Indies chase down Indian total. © AFP

Lendl Simons' unbeaten fifty (67 off 45) and Evin Lewis' crucial knock (40 off 35 balls) helped the West Indies beat India in the second Twenty20 international (T20I) by eight wickets to level the three-match series 1-1 in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. Nicholas Pooran (38 off 18) and Shimron Hetmyer (23 off 14) also contributed significantly to their side's win. Indian bowlers failed to execute their plans but fielders' poor day in the field didn't help their cause either. Simmons and Lewis both were dropped in Bhuvneshwar Kumar's single over and from there on it was always one-way traffic as they put on a huge first-wicket stand. Earlier, Shivam Dube's maiden T20I half-century helped India score 170/7 against the West Indies after they were put to bat. Opener KL Rahul couldn't repeat his last match's performance and got out cheaply. To everybody's surprise, the Indian team management decided to promote left-handed Dube and he made most of the opportunity, scoring 54 off 30 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes. Apart from him, other Indian batsmen struggles to score runs. Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant, however, played sensibly and remained unbeaten on 33 runs off 22 balls, helping Indian post a fighting total.  (SCORECARD)

Highlights Between India vs West Indies 2nd T20I, straight from Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram 

  • 22:29 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Thank you for joining us!

    That's all for tonight from our side. West Indies level the series with this eight-wicket win and this sets us up for nicely the final match of the series. Do join us then in two days' time on Wednesday. 
  • 22:26 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Four! West Indies win by eight wickets!

    Deepak Chahar bowls short and Nicholas Pooran pulls it through midwicket to finish things off in style with a cracking boundary. West Indies level the series 1-1 as they win the 2nd T20I by eight wickets.
  • 22:24 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    SIX!

    Bhuvneshwar delivers a ball on the leg stump and Nicholas Pooran flicks it off his body to collect a six over backward square leg fence.
  • 22:22 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Four!

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes the pace off the ball and Nicholas Pooran drives it through extracover for an elegant boundary. The timing on that shot was just immaculate.
  • 22:19 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    SIX!

    Deepak Chahar goes full and wide, Lendl Simmons smashes it flat with great force and it sails over long off for another six.
  • 22:14 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    15 runs from Bhuvneshwar's over!

    Nicholas Pooran smashes two boundaries off the bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bridge the gap between the balls and number of runs required. Lendl Simmons collected four runs off the last ball to end Bhuvneshwar Kumar's expensive over.
  • 22:10 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    SIX!

    Lendl Simmons finishes Yuzvendra Chahal's over with another six to complete an expensive over. 
  • 22:08 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    SIX!

    Yuzvendra Chahal bowls a half-tracker and Nicholas Pooran clears the deep mid-on fence for a six. 
  • 22:05 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Kohli's fielding brilliance removes Hetmyer!

    Ravindra Jadeja bowled full to Shimron Hetmyer and he goes straight down the ground where Virat Kohli stretched himself completely to pull off a stunner.
  • 22:02 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    SIX!

    Ravindra Jadeja bowls wide and Shimron Hetmyer and smokes it over extracover fence for a cracking six. 
  • 22:00 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    SIX!

    Ravindra Jadeja drops the ball short and Shimron Hetmyer smashes it over cow corner for a six.
  • 21:59 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Shivam Dube concedes eight runs!

    Shivam Dube finished his over with another full-length delivery. He gave away eight runs in the over and bowled a couple of good yorkers.
  • 21:56 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Four!

    Shivam Dube bowls short and way outside off, Lendl Simmons cuts it behind backward point for a boundary. Poor bowling this from Dube.
  • 21:53 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    SIX!

    Ravindra Jadeja bowls in to Shimron Hetmyer and he smashes it with the turn over the midwicket fence for a six.
  • 21:49 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Free hit and four!

    Shivam Dube oversteps and Lendl Simmons makes most of the free-hit and smashes it for a cracking boundary. 
  • 21:47 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Shivam Dube comes in to bowl!

    Shivam Dube comes into bowl as India look for wickets.
  • 21:45 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Sundar removes Lewis!

    Washington Sundar gets rid of Evin Lewis in the final over of his spell to hand India the first breakthrough. Lewis came dancing down the pitch, missed the line completely and Rishabh Pant did the rest behind the stumps. 
  • 21:40 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    SIX!

    Lendl Simmons uses his wrists to clear the deep midwicket fence for six runs. The ball was pitched outside off and Simmons's perfect use of wrists helped him clear the fence.
  • 21:38 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Misfield costs four!

    Lendl Simmons cuts straight to the point fielder, Ravindra Jadeja fails to collect it and it races away to the fence. 
  • 21:36 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    India lose their review!

    Evin Lewis misses Washington Sundar's delivery, ball hit him on the pads. Pant, like usual, made a huge appeal and Kohli has decided to challenge the on-field decision. The replay shows the impact to be outside stumps line, meaning India lose their review. 
  • 21:33 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    SIX!

    Washington Sundar bowls straight and full and Lendl Simmons dispatches it right over his head into the sight-screen for a straight six.
  • 21:32 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Sundar continues from the other end!

    Virat Kohli persists with Washington Sundar despite him conceding 15 runs in the last over. 
  • 21:30 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    SIX!

    Yuzvendra Chahal errs in his line and Evi Lewis sweeps it over backward square leg fence for a six. Looks like, Chahal was trying to bowl away from the batsman and that is what costed him dearly on that occasion. 
  • 21:26 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    SIX!

    Evin Lewis dances down the track and lofts Washington Sundar's delivery over long-off for his second six of the over. Lewis has made most of the life he was gifted with by Pant in the last over.
  • 21:24 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    SIX!

    Evin Lewis slog sweeps Washington Sundar's delivery over deep square leg fence for first six of the innings.
  • 21:21 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Another drop catch! Lewis gets life!

    Now Evin Lewis gets life, the ball took outside edge and Rishabh Pant dropped a difficult chance when his elbow hit the ground. Pant was moving in the other direction which made it even more difficult for him but he did well to get his both hands on the ball. 
  • 21:19 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    High in the air and dropped!

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a knuckle ball, Lendl Simmons' mishit goes high in the air and Washington Sundar dropped a sitter despite getting himself under the ball.
  • 21:15 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Spin in!

    After an early burst from his fast bowlers, Virat Kohli has given the ball to Washington Sundar in the third over as India are looking for the breakthrough. 
  • 21:13 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Expensive over from Deepak Chahar!

    Deepak Chahar, after bowling a good first over, concedes 13 runs in his second over.
  • 21:10 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Four!

    Evin Lewis waited for that delivery on the backfoot and cut it past point with elegance for second boundary in a row.
  • 21:09 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Four!

    Deepak Chahar goes short, ball doesn't bounce much and Lewis gets just enough on it to send it to the midwicket fence.
  • 21:06 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Bhuvneshwar concedes just four!

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar concedes only four runs in the second over as he varied his length beautifully. 
  • 21:03 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Four!

    A lucky boundary for Evin Lewis on the last ball of the over. It sailed over the slips after taking a top edge and raced away to the fence. Nevertheless, it was a good over from Deepak Chahar. 
  • 20:58 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Good start!

    Deepak Chahar starts the over with a full, almost a yorker length ball, as Lendl Simmons was standing outside the crease.
  • 20:56 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    The chase begins!

    Deepak Chahar has the new ball in hand as West Indies openers Evin Lewis and Lendl Simmons are walking in to start the chase.
  • 20:44 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    India score 170/7 in 20 overs!

    Rishabh Pant takes two runs on the final ball of the innings as India score 170/7 in 20 overs. 
  • 20:43 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Sheldon Cottrell removes Sundar!

    Sheldon Cottrell takes pace off the bowl and Washington Sundar plays it straight back to the bowler who makes no mistake in his follow through and takes a simple catch to complete a soft dismissal.
  • 20:39 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Williams rattles Jadeja's willow!

    Kesrick Williams bowls a slow leg-cutter, Ravindrta Jadeja goes into the shot way too early and loses his wicket as the ball uprooted his off stump.
  • 20:37 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Brilliant fielding!

    Kesrick Williams bowls short and Hayden Walsh's brilliant fielding effort in the deep denies Ravindra Jadeja his first boundary. He hasn't been able to get going so far.
  • 20:34 (IST)Dec 08, 2019

    Just six runs off 18th over!

    Sheldon Cottrell bowls full and Rishabh Pant wanted to smash it past the bowler straight down the ground but Cottrell did a fabulous job in his follow through to deny the batsman any run.
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