On Saturday, 3rd August, India defeated West Indies by 4 wickets in the first T20 in Florida.
With this victory, the Indian team is leading the 3 match T20 series with 1-0.
This is the fourth consecutive win of team India against West Indies in the T20 format.
India last lost in 2017 at Kingston. With this victory, India also avenged their defeat against the Windies on this ground in 2016. They will play the second match of the series on this ground on Sunday.
India won the toss and elected to bowl first. West Indies made 95 runs at the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs.
For West Indies, Kieron Pollard scored 49 runs.
Navdeep Saini, who debuted for India, took 3 wickets. This is the Windies’ lowest score in T20 against India.
Earlier in 2018, they scored 109 runs.
Team India won the match by scoring 98 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in 17.2 overs.
Ravindra Jadeja was unbeaten on 10 and Washington Sundar 8 runs
RISHABH PANT COULD NOT EVEN OPEN ACCOUNT
The Indian team started off chasing the goal, but it did not start well. On the last ball of the second over, Sheldon Cottrell dismissed Shikhar Dhawan (1). Rohit Sharma scored 24 runs was caught by Pollard at Sunil Narine.
Sunil Narine dismissed at Rishabh at zero. Manish Pandey scored 19 runs and was bowled on Keemo Paul’s delivery. Virat Kohli scored 19 runs and was dismissed at Cottrell’s ball. Keemo Paul bowled Krunal Pandya (12).
SAINI DISMISSED PURAN-HETMYER IN HIS FIRST OVER
Navdeep Saini dismissed Nicolas Pooran (20) in the very first over with the help of Rishabh Pant. This is Saini’s first wicket in an international career. After this, he bowled Shimron Hetmyer (0) on the next ball. Saini lbw Pollard out in the last over. He did not give a single run in this over.
BRATHWAITE SCORED 9 OFF 24 BALLS.
Rovman Powell (4) caught by Khalil Ahmed at the hands of Pant. Krunal Pandya dismissed Carlos Brathwaite. Brathwaite could only score 9 runs off 24 balls. Sunil Narine (20) caught by Jadeja. Bhuvneshwar caught Keemo Paul (3) at Virat Kohli’s hands.
AFTER A YEAR, THE WINDIES OPENERS COULD NOT EVEN OPEN THE ACCOUNT
Earlier, the Windies’ first wicket fell at a score of zero. In the first over, Washington Sundar caught John Campbell (0) at the hands of the Krunal Pandya. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled Evin Lewis (0) in the second over. After a year both the Windies opener batsmen could not even open the account. Chris Gayle and Walton could not open an account against Mount New Zealand last time at Mount Maunganui.
NAVDEEP SAINI 80TH T20 PLAYER OF INDIA
Navdeep Saini has debuted for India. He is Team India’s 80th T-20 Player. Deepak Chahar and Rahul Chahar did not get a place in the playing XI.
Both Lokesh Rahul and Shreyas Iyer had to sit outside.
Rahul last century against the West Indies on this ground. The West Indies team had to sit out Jason Mohammed, Khairi Pierre, and Anthony Bramble.
SOURCE: KHULASA NEWS