India vs West Indies 1st T20 Highlights, Florida: KL Rahul's Ton Goes in Vain, India Lose by a Run
KL Rahul's joint second fastest T20 international hundred went in vain as India lost to the West Indies by one run in the first T20 at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida. Catch highlights of India vs West Indies here
KL Rahul's maiden T20I hundred went in vain as India went down to West Indies by a run in the first T20 international match at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida. Catch highlights of India vs West Indies here. (SCORECARD | INDIA VS WEST INDIES NEWS)
23:40 hrs IST: India came too close to a victory. Sadly, they were unlucky today. They will hope to put up a better show in the second T20 international on Sunday and level the series. That's all for today's coverage. Good night!
23:35 hrs IST: Evin Lewis has been awarded the man-of-the-match for his 49-ball 100.
23:32 hrs IST: MS Dhoni: It was an amazing game. We couldn't have expected more from the batting unit. At The last ball, the thinking was right but the execution turned out to be wrong. Everything is judged by execution. We did most things right in the match. Whenever there was a partnership, we kept the asking rate at just 12. I felt Rahul was outstanding throughout.
23:19 hrs IST: Dwayne Bravo: "With nine runs to go, I said we didn't have anything to lose. I'd like to test my skills in these kinds of situations."
23:09 hrs IST: OUT! Bravo is elated as West Indies have won the match by a run. Dhoni is disappointed as the outside edge led to the ball go safely into the hands of Marlon Samuels.
23:06 hrs IST: Dhoni takes a double as two is needed off one.
23:05 hrs IST: Rahul takes a single, wanted to take two but is stopped by Dhoni.
23:04 hrs IST: Dhoni takes a single and its five needed off three.
23:02 hrs IST: Dropped! Bravo is unhappy. Dhoni takes a single. Six off four needed.
23:01 hrs IST: So eight required off the last over. What a match it has been so far!
22:57 hrs IST: Six! Rahul brings up his maiden T20 international hundred. It's the second fastest ton in the game's shortest format.
22:54 hrs IST: A single to end the over. India are 222 for the loss of three wickets, needing 24 off 12 balls.
22:51 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhoni plays a full toss from Bravo and dispatches it for a boundary.
22:49 hrs IST: SIX! Third one for Rahul and India finish the over with 20 runs.
22:46 hrs IST: Another SIX! Dhoni goes for a huge hit. 108 metres. Whoaa!!
22:44 hrs IST: Six! Captain Cool Dhoni goes for a maximum. Will he remind us of his old hard-hitting days today?
22:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Pollard bowls short only to see Rahul cut it away for four.
After 16 overs, India are 193/3 and need 53 runs off 24 balls.
22:30 hrs IST: SIX! Rahul makes the best use of a fullish delivery from Brathwaite to hit it over third man for a maximum. The crowd chants 'Rahul!Rahul!'.
Yeh match abhi baaki hai mere dost. Rahul hitting makkhan shots.- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 27, 2016
22:28 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor fielding from Pollard as Rahul ensures the asking rate does not go up too much. Still 78 runs needed off 36 deliveries.
22:25 hrs IST: A six and a four by Rahul to accelerate India. Narine is unable to check the flow of runs. Where is his mystery spin?
22:20 hrs IST: Dhoni hits a four off Brathwaite. Tried to score a second one but Bravo successfully stopped it.
22:16 hrs IST: WICKET! Pollard has got the danger-man Rohit Sharma. Charles grabbed a brilliant catch at the mid-wicket and that's a pricey scalp for the West Indies.
22:13 hrs IST: Rahul hits a four to bring up his maiden T20 international fifty. What a moment!
22:11 hrs IST: Six! Rohit smashes a full toss into the stands for a maximum to the mid-wicket. Good over for India, 15 coming off it.
22:05 hrs IST: Six! Rohit brings up his 11th T20 international fifty with a maximum off Pollard. It is second half-century against the West Indies.
22:01 hrs IST: Dropped! Russell came running from the boundary line, attempted to repeat a Bravo-like effort butÂ fails to catch a skier. Rahul heaves a sigh of relief.
21:56 hrs IST: Two consecutive sixes by Rohit. Narine has been very expensive and will need to dismiss this hitter before things go out of control. Eight overs gone and India are 96 for the loss of two wickets.
21:53 hrs IST: Two consecutive fours by Rahul to end the seventh over. India are 80/2.
21:50 hrs IST: Rahul hits another four and plays a dot to finish the sixth over. India are 67/2.
21:47 hrs IST: A four and a six from Rahul and he tries to make scoreboard ticking.
21:42 hrs IST: Kohli OUT! the Indian dasher tried to pull Bravo, found the ball touch the gloves and Fletcher makes no mistake.
21:39 hrs IST: It's Virat Kohli out in the middle. A lot of hopes on him. Begins with a brilliant four and follows up with another. Four overs gone, India are 42/1.
21:37 hrs IST: Out! Rahane tried to make some room for a short ball, only to find Dwayne Bravo take a brilliant catch inches from the ropes.
21:33 hrs IST: It's a four from Rohit Sharma. A full length ball from Andre Russell and the Mumbaikar dispatches it to backward square leg.
21:31 hrs IST: Rahane hit on the head by a bouncer from Russell, but he seems fine.Â
21:28 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries from Rohit. He looks in top form!Â
21:25 hrs IST: Excellent over from Russell. India are 5/0 after first over.Â
21:21 hrs IST: Welcome back! Rohit Sharma to take strike. Russell to start the proceedings for Windies.Â
21:10 hrs IST: Marlon Samuels successfully survives a hat-trick ball, takes a single to finish the innings. West Indies have set a target of 246 to India to win this match. A colossal target.
21:09 hrs IST: Bowled again! Lendl Simmons gives a blink-and-you-miss appearance as Bumrah exults in joy. The next one is a hat-trick ball by Bumrah.
21:07 hrs IST: Bowled!! Pollard tries to play a yorker, but fails to connect it.
21:06 hrs IST:Â Six! Pollard hits this short one for a maximum. Will the Windies rake up 250?
21:05 hrs IST: It's a run out on a no-ball by Bumrah. Brathwaite departs. It's a free-hit for Pollard.
21:02 hrs IST: Six! Pollard's connection is perfect as the ball sails into the stands.
20:58 hrs IST: Ten runs off Bumrah's over. West Indies are 225 for three after 18 overs.
20:55 hrs IST: A no-ball by Bumrah! Brathwaite will face the free-hit delivery. And he dispatches it for a four.
20:51 hrs IST: And Carlos Brathwaite gets into business without delay. Smashes a length ball from Shami for a huge six.
20:47 hrs IST: Gone! Jadeja claims his second victim. Lewis sliced it high in the air, only to be caught by Ashwin. West Indies are 205 for three after 16 overs.
20:46 hrs IST: A loud appeal for run-out. And it's a sigh of relief for Lewis.
20:43 hrs IST: Wicket!Â Jadeja shouts loud for an LBW appeal against Russell, and the umpire raises the finger.
20:41 hrs IST: Its Lewis' maiden T20 hundred and he has hit the fifth fastest ton in the history of cricket's shortest format. His hundred took 48 balls, including five fours and nine sixes.
20:40 hrs IST: West Indies are 199/1 after 15 overs. Lewis takes the strike. He is at 99.
20:34 hrs IST: Another six by Lewis as he inches towards his hundred.
20:30 hrs IST: Andre Russell joins the party with a six off Bhuvneshwar. Follows it up with a single to end the over. West Indies are 181/1 after 13 overs.
20:29 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar to Lewis, and the in-form batter plays to backward point for a four.
20:26 hrs IST: Loud cheers for Ashwin as the off-spinner concedes only four runs in this over.
20:23 hrs IST: Six number five! Binny is helpless. Dhoni is stunned. Ewin Lewis fails to do a Yuvraj Singh and takes a single to finish the over. 32 runs have come out of it.
20:22 hrs IST: Two more sixes!! Lewis is on fire.
20:19 hrs IST: Stuart Binny brought into the attack and is welcomed with two consecutive sixes.
20:16 hrs IST: Ewin Lewis brings up his maiden T20 international fifty. West Indies are 132 for one after ten overs.
20:13 hrs IST: Bowled!! Charles departs after a blistering knock. Shami is happy to finally extract his revenge.
20:11 hrs IST: Twenty runs off Jadeja's over. The West Indies are just unstoppable. Here's what former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has to say on this carnage.
Bhai yeh cricket chal raha hai ya video game.#IndvsWI- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 27, 2016
20:09 hrs IST: Nothing is going in favour of Jadeja. First, the ball lands short before Bhuvneshwar, who throws it hard only to result in an overthrow.
20:07 hrs IST: That's massive. 101 metres off Charles' bat. All Jadeja can do is watch the ball sail into the stands.
20:04 hrs IST: Eight overs have gone and West Indies are 101 without loss after eight overs.
20:01 hrs IST: Lewis welcomes Jadeja with two consecutive maximums. However, the next four balls only yield a run.
19:59 hrs IST: Fifty for Charles and he brings it up in style, with two consecutive sixes. It's his fourth in T20 internationals, and second against India.
19:55 hrs IST: Six! Charles hits a maximum on the leg-side again. Hits it flat through the mid-wicket. The West Indies are 64 without loss after five overs.
19:53 hrs IST: Lewis hits Bumrah for a four. The West Indians have got the start they wanted.
19:51 hrs IST: Bumrah to Lewis, and the West Indian smashes it for six. It's quite obvious that a boundary or a six in the first ball will put the bowler under severe pressure.
19:48 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar to Charles, and he smashes it for two consecutive fours. 26 out of his 29 runs coming up through boundaries.
19:45 hrs IST: Nine runs off the over. West Indies are 33/0 after three overs.
19:41 hrs IST: Bumrah to Lewis, and he convincingly pulls it for four.
19:40 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar to Charles, and the latter top-edges it for four. He has decided to go for the big shots.
19:39 hrs IST: Shami to Charles, and he pulls it away to the on-side for a four. What a start for the West Indies.
19:37 hrs IST: A quick single by Lewis, runs hard to give already settled Charles the strike to go all out against Shami.
19:35 hrs IST: A good start for the world champions. Already 12 runs on the board.
19:32 hrs IST: No half measures from Johnson Charles as he smashes Shami for a maximum. He follows it up with a boundary through midwicket.
19:30 hrs IST: Johnson Charles and Ewin Lewis to open the innings for West Indies, while Mohammed Shami to begin proceedings for India.
19:29 hrs IST: So the live action just a seconds away. Amid loud cheers from the spectators, the Men in Blue take field.
19:26 hrs IST: Both the teams have assembled on the field for the national anthems.
19:20 hrs IST: India will look forward to wipe out the bitter memories of ICC World T20 defeat to West Indies in the semis. West Indies lead India 3-2 in the game's shortest format.
19:11 hrs IST: Â Here are the playing XI for both the teams. Dhawan has been replaced by KL Rahul, and Stuart Binny finds place in the playing XI.
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
West Indies: Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher(w), Evin Lewis, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree
19:06 hrs IST: Surprisingly, West Indian big-hitter Chris Gayle will not play in the first T20 international in Florida. Jason Holder also misses out.
19:02 hrs IST: Both the captains are out for the toss. India have won the toss and chosen to bowl.
18:55 hrs IST: It's a hard wicket and could offer a bit of turn. Average score of 170.
18:49 hrs IST: The World T20 champions West Indies have played here before, against New Zealand in 2012. However, we can see a lot of Indian fans at the stadium.
18:47 hrs IST: Cricket fans have arrived in large numbers and it's going to be an exciting game.
It is the first time the Indian team is playing an international game in USA & fans have arrived in large numbers. pic.twitter.com/Mf1fDIZg3O- BCCI (@BCCI) August 27, 2016
18:42 hrs IST: For the first time in cricket history, three matches in three different formats are taking place at the same time. Besides this India-West Indies T20 match, Pakistan have reached 251 against England in the Lord's ODI, whereas South Africa are making New Zealand toil in the Centurion Test.
18:40 hrs IST: Good evening and welcome to today's live coverage of the first T20 international match between India and the West Indies at Central BrowardÂ ParkÂ in Lauderhill, Florida.
Coming at the back a comfortable 2-0 Test series win over the West Indies, India will look to carry forward their momentum into the shortest format of the game.
India looked in prime form in the ICC World T20 and were favourites for the title after defeating the Australians. However, they were stopped by a high flying Windies outfit that went on to claim the title.
After that defeat in March, India have played three T20s -- all against Zimbabwe. They lost the first one but bounced back to win the next two.
Meanwhile, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will return to action after a long break.
The West Indies were outclassed in the Tests but are a completely different opposition when it comes to the T20s and the Indian skipper made it clear beating the world champions will be tough.
"I would say in limited overs format, the West Indies are extraordinary. They have the right balance, they are entertaining as well. It will be very interesting (the two match series)," said Dhoni.