India vs West Indies, 2nd T20, Florida, Highlights: Rain Ruins India's Chances Of Squaring The Series
Rain ruined India's chances of squaring the series against the West Indies in Florida. Indian bowlers, after leaking away 245 runs in the first match, bounced back in style and restricted Carlos Brathwaite-led Windies to 143 before rain played spoilsport. Catch all the highlights of India vs West Indies here
India bowled superbly to dismiss West Indies for 143. But two overs into the chase, a passing shower was enough to make sure the match had to be called off. Catch all the highlights of India vs West Indies here. (SCORECARD | INDIA vs WEST INDIES NEWS)
00:05 hrs IST: That's it. Thank you for joining us. Until next time, it's goodbye. Cheers!Â
Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies skipper):Â "Indian bowlers executed their plans really well. We tried our best, but didn't get the score we wanted. But we always had full confidence in defending our total. For me as a young leader to know and lead the players is an exciting experience. We want to remain champions and entertain the West Indies crowd."
MS Dhoni (India's skipper):Â "If you compare the two games, you'd wonder if we were playing on the same wicket. I'm not saying we would have definitely won, but a good batting effort would have seen us through after 140 odd. We took a bit of risk bringing Mishra in for Stuart Binny, and it paid off well. Mishra bowled exceedingly well and he was well supported by Ashwin."
23:30 hrs IST: It's all over. The match has been called off. Windies win the series 1-0.Â
23:15 hrs IST: The umpires are concerned with some wet patches around the 30-yard circle.Â
22:42 hrs IST: Covers are coming off. Stay tuned for latest updates.Â
22:24 hrs IST:Â Rain has eased a bit in Florida. But it's highly unlikely that we'll have a start soon.Â
22:04 hrs IST: And it's raining in Florida. DLS par score after five overs is 27/0. Overs will start getting reduced after 15 minutes from now.Â
21:58 hrs IST: SIX! Short delivery from Russell and Rohit launches it over long leg for a maximum. India are 8/0 after first over.Â
21:55 hrs IST: Welcome all! Rohit and Rahane make their way out in the middle. Russell to bowl the first over.Â
21:34 hrs IST: And that's it. Shami removes Badree. Windies all out for 143. Excellent bowling from India. Just the kind of performance MS Dhoni would have wanted. We'll be back in 20 minutes time.Â
21:30 hrs IST: With the dismissal of Pollard, Ashwin completed 200 wickets in T20s.Â
21:25 hrs IST: OUT! Russell c Kohli b Bhuvneshwar 13(15). Windies are 123/8 after 17 overs.Â
21:21 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Â (2-4): India's win-loss record against the West Indies in T20Is.Â
21:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Bravo b Mishra 3(6). Windies are 111/7 after 15.2 overs.Â
Exploded yesterday, imploded today #WI- Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 28, 2016
21:13 hrs IST: SIX! Colossal blow from Russell. Short delivery from Bumrah and Russell powers it over deep mid-wicket boundary.Â
21:10 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - 10: Number of times R Ashwin has dismissed Lendl Simmons in T20s.Â
21:06 hrs IST: WICKET! Bumrah is on fire! Gets rid of Andre Fletcher with a brilliant yorker. Windies in all sorts of trouble now.Â
21:02 hrs IST: OUT! Pollard lbw Ashwin 13(8). Windies are 92/5 after 12 overs.Â
20:59 hrs IST: Six and a four from Pollard. Seems too easy for him. Windies are 89/4 after 11 overs.Â
20:55 hrs IST: And another wicket goes down. Bumrah grabs his first scalp. Samuels departs for 5(10). Windies are 76/4 after 10.1 overs.Â
20:51 hrs IST: WICKET! Simmons st Dhoni b Ashwin 19(19). Windies are 76/3 after 9.5 overs.Â
20:47 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries from Simmons. Looks in top form! Windies are 70/2 after 8.2 overs.Â
Mishra ji bowling really well.- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 28, 2016
Aaj Mishra, kal koi Doosra.
Someone usually stands up and delivers.#IndvsWI
20:44 hrs IST: FOUR! Flighted delivery from Mishra and Simmons lofts it over covers for his first boundary. Seven runs off Mishra's second. Windies are 62/2 after 8 overs.Â
20:41 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja bowls the most economical over of the series so far. Just a run off it. Windies are 55/2 after 7 overs.Â
20:36 hrs IST: OUT! Leggie Mishra strikes. Charles departs for a well-made 43. Windies are 50/2 after 5.1 overs.Â
20:32 hrs IST: FOUR! Overpitched delivery from Bhuvi, Charles shuffles a bit and lofts it over mid-on for his 4th boundary.Â
20:30 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries from Charles. Fifteen runs from Shami's second. Windies are 39/1 after 4 overs.Â
India has gone with only 5 batsmen...the lack of an all-rounder having a telling affect on the strategy. #WIvInd- Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 28, 2016
20:28 hrs IST: SIX! Back of a length delivery from Shami, Charles uses the pace of the ball and flicks it over deep backward square leg.Â
20:26 hrs IST: WICKET! And a crucial one for India. Lewis c Mishra b Shami 7(6). First wicket for Shami in the series.Â
20:24 hrs IST: Good comeback from Bhuvi after getting hit for a six. Windies are 24/0 after 3 overs.Â
20:21 hrs IST: SIX! Touch short from Bhuvi and Charles pulls it behind square for a maximum.Â
20:18 hrs IST:Â FOUR! Shortish delivery from Shami, Lewis swivels back and pulls it over the fielder at short fine-leg. Windies are 16/0 after 2 overs.Â
20:15 hrs IST: Shami from the other end. He gave away 17 runs in his first over yesterday.Â
20:13 hrs IST: FOUR! Too short from Bhuvi and Charles slaps it towards deep square leg for his first boundary. Windies are 7/0 after first over.Â
20:12 hrs IST: Charles looking to attack from the first ball.Â
20:10 hrs IST: Time for live action. Charles and Lewis make their way out in the middle. Bhuvi to start the proceedings for India.Â
19:52 hrs IST: Meanwhile, a brilliant hundred from stand-in skipper Faf du Plessis has propelled South Africa to 481/8 in the second Test against New Zealand at Centurion.Â
19:32 hrs IST: Start of the match has been delayed due to "technical reasons, BCCI tweets." Match to start at 20:10 hrs IST.Â
19:26 hrs IST: Plenty!Â
1st T20I- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 28, 2016
West Indies - 13 fours, 21 sixes = 178 runs
India - 22 fours, 11 sixes = 154 runs#IndvsWI
19:20 hrs IST: Meanwhile, a gritty hundred from Dinesh Chandimal has propelled Sri Lanka to 226 against Australia in the third ODI at Dambulla. Catch live score hereÂ
19:08 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams:Â
India: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit BumrahÂ
West Indies: Evin Lewis, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher (wk), Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite, Andre Russell, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine
19:04 hrs IST: Indian skipper MS Dhoni wins the toss and elects to field first. Amit Mishra replaces Stuart Binny while Chris Gayle misses out again.Â
18:55 hrs IST: Toss in five minutes!
18:46 hrs IST: Yesterday's match was the 6th T20I between India-Windies. Do you know when was the first time both teams played against each other in the same format? Find out hereÂ
18:44 hrs IST: Dhoni strikes again. A big statement from him on KL Rahul. Read hereÂ
18:40 hrs IST: A warm welcome to our live coverage of the second and the final T20I of the two-match series between India-West Indies.Â
KL Rahul smashed the joint second-fastest ton, with his maiden T20I century coming off 46 balls. While West Indies opener Evin Lewis provided the fireworks for his team, completing his first T20I ton off 48 balls.
The bowlers took the pounding of a lifetime with Stuart Binny being smashed for five consecutive sixes by Lewis, however, it was a bowler by the name of Dwayne Bravo, who won the match for his team.
Bravo wielded his magic with the ball, outfoxing Dhoni and Rahul by defending seven runs in the last over. India needed just two off the final ball but Bravo's slower delivery had the Indian captain reaching out for the ball -- all he managed to do was scoop an easy catch to Marlon Samuels at short third man and this time the Windies middle-order bat held on to the catch.
The West Indies might have scored 245/6 in the first innings but the Indian bowlers did well to restrict the opposition when at a time it seemed 300-run mark was under threat.
India bowled superb wide yorkers to concede just 40 in the last four and 64 in the last seven.
Binny could be casualty in the Indian camp for the second T20 and West Indies could have a problem of plenty for the opening slot if Chris Gayle returns to the fold.