Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant smashed 50s as India won by seven wickets in Guyana and achieved a 3-0 cleansweep against West Indies. (Image credit: Twitter)
India (IND) vs West Indies (WI), 3rd T20I Live Cricket Score Updates: India has won the toss and will bowl. Rahul Chahar makes his debut while Deepak Chahar replaces Khaleel Ahmed. KL Rahul is in and Rohit Sharma has been rested. Deepak Chahar took three wickets and wrecked the West Indies top order but Kieron Pollard blasted a fifty and shared a partnership of over 50 with Nicholas Pooran. Navdeep Saini took two wickets and some late blows from the lower order helped West Indies reach 146/6 after 20 overs. In response, India lost KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan cheaply but Virat Kohli slammed his 21st fifty and Rishabh Pant came back to form as he notched up his his first fifty to help India win by seven wickets and achieve a 3-0 whitewash. (SCORECARD)
00:33 hrs IST: Sealed with a six. Rishabh Pant blasts Brathwaite for a six and India win by seven wickets and achieve a 3-0 whitewash against the West Indies.
00:22 hrs IST: Pant blasts a six off Oshane Thomas and India are 141/3 after 18 overs, need six runs off 12 balls.
00:19 hrs IST: WICKET! Full and wide ball from Oshane Thomas, Kohli steers it to backward point and he falls. India are 133/3 after 17.3 overs, need 14 runs off 15 balls.
00:17 hrs IST: First fifty for Rishabh Pant and he has overcome his poor form in grand style. Blasts Cottrell to the fine leg fence and India are 129/2 after 17 overs, needing 18 from 18 balls.
00:09 hrs IST: 21st fifty for Virat Kohli and he crunches Narine to the deep midwicket fence. Superb stuff from the skipper and India are nearing a win. India need 32 off 26 balls.
00:06 hrs IST: Kohli smashes a four and Pant blasts a six off Keemo Paul and India are 109/2 after 15 overs. India need 38 off 30 balls.
00:01 hrs IST: Virat Kohli thumps a four to deep extra cover off Carlos Brathwaite as he survives a top edge previous ball. India are 95/2 after 14 overs.
23:56 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant thumps a crucial six as the West Indies bowlers are bowling well in the death overs. India are 85/2 after 13 overs.
23:48 hrs IST: Kohli thumps a four off Carlos Brathwaite and India are 71/2 after 11 overs.
23:41 hrs IST: Kohli and Pant hold the key now as they strike boundaries and India are 58/2 after nine overs.
23:37 hrs IST: Kohli thumps a boundary off Allen and India are 45/ after seven overs.
23:32 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant gets going with a boundary while Kohli is rotating the strike aggressively. India are 39/2 in the seventh over.
23:26 hrs IST: WICKET! Rahul tries to be too aggressive and he is stumped as Fabian Allen gets his wicket. India are 27/2 after the fifth over.
23:17 hrs IST: Virat Kohli gets going with a boundary off Sheldon Cottrell. India are 18/1 after three months.
23:12 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor shot from Dhawan. Thomas bowls it short on leg stump, Dhawan swivels and the pull shot is it straight to short fine leg. India are 10/1 after 2 overs.
23:08 hrs IST: KL Rahul blastsa six to get going and Oshae Thomas suffers an injury while trying to stop a boundary. India are 10/0 after 1.4 overs.
22:50 hrs IST: Some big hits from the West Indies lower order help them reach 146/6 after 20 overs. This will be a tricky chase for India.
22:36 hrs IST: WICKET! First wicket for Rahul Chahar and Carlos Brathwaite falls. After getting hit for a mighty six, Brathwaite is caught by Washington Sundar. West Indies are 119/6 after 17.2 overs.
22:29 hrs IST: WICKET! Saini gets the dangerman and he gets the full length delivery right. The ball swings away slightly and the ball crashes into the stumps. West Indies are 108/5 after 16 overs.
22:24 hrs IST: Krunal Pandya is getting taken to the cleaners by Pollard. One Mumbai Indians knows another Mumbai Indians. Two sixes are hit and West Indies are 100/4 after 15 overs.
22:21 hrs IST: Pollard is again hit on the pad by a full toss and India decide to review it. However, this time, it is sliding down the legisde. West Indies are 84/4 after 14 overs.
22:15 hrs IST: WICKET! Navdeep Saini breaks the stand and Pooran falls. Good length ball angled across outside off, Pooran flashes at it and the edge is taken by Rishabh Pant. West Indies are 80/4 after 13.1 overs.
22:09 hrs IST: Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran's partnership has crossed 50 and West Indies are 73/3 after 12 overs.
22:03 hrs IST: Pollard is dealing in sixes and even Nicholas Pooran gets going with a six off Krunal Pandya. West Indies are 65/3 after 11 overs.
21:58 hrs IST: Kieron Pollard blasts two sixes off Rahul Chahar, one to long on and one to wide long off and West Indies are 46/3 after nine overs.
21:55 hrs IST: Washington Sundar is into the attack and he starts well. West Indies are 33/3 after eight overs.
21:52 hrs IST: While Deepak bowls brilliantly, Rahul Chahar does not get off to an ideal start as Nicholas Pooran hits a four and West Indies are 30/3 after seven overs.
21:47 hrs IST: Another excellent over from Deepak Chahar and he has figures of 3-1-4-3. West Indies are 22/3 after six overs.
21:43 hrs IST: Kieron Pollard blasts a six off Bhuvneshwar Kumar and West Indies are 21/3 after five overs.
21:36 hrs IST: WICKET! Deepak Chahar on fire. He again gets this fullish delivery to swing back in and Hetmyer is caught on the crease and is adjudged LBW. West Indies are tottering at 14/3 after 3.5 overs.
21:33 hrs IST: WICKET! Chahar gets this length delivery to cut back in and Lewis is trapped in front. He is given out LBW and even the review cannot save him. West Indies are 13/2 after 3.1 overs.
21:30 hrs IST: Evin Lewis flicks a boundary and then gets three runs to deep cover for three runs. West Indies are 13/1 after three overs.
21:23 hrs IST: WICKET! West Indies lose a wicket early again. Good length ball outside off an Narine toe-ends the lofted shot to mid on. West Indies are 4/1 after 1.5 overs.
21:19 hrs IST: Evin Lewis is finally off the mark in this series. West Indies are 1/0 after one overs.
21:11 hrs IST: The rain has started again but it is only a brief spell and the covers are being removed.
20:56 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both teams
1 KL Rahul, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Manish Pandey, 6 Krunal Pandya, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Rahul Chahar, 11 Navdeep Saini
Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, ShimronHetmyer, Rovman Powell, Sunil Narine, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Fabian Allen
20:51 hrs IST: India has won the toss and they will bowl. Rohit Sharma is resting while Rahul Chahar makes his debut. Deepak Chahar replaces Khaleel Ahmed.
20:44 hrs IST: The toss will take place at 21:00 hrs IST. The match will begin at 21:25 hrs IST.
20:30 hrs IST: Rahul Chahar will make his debut today. He was handed his cap by the Indian team. Proud moment for the Chahar family again.
20:09 hrs IST: The next inspection will be at 11 AM local, which is 20:40 hrs local time. We might have a curtailed game.
20:05 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma and Carlos Brathwaite are having a discussion with the umpires. Does it mean that Virat Kohli is not playing this match?
19:55 hrs IST: There are still some dark clouds looming in the horizon. It is windy at the moment and the umpires are conducting an inspection. Some covers are still on the outfield.
19:34 hrs IST: The outfield is still a bit wet but Providence is a quick drying ground. Not like the Bourda Oval where even a drizzle would result in knee-deep flooding.
19:28 hrs IST: It has stopped raining in Providence, Guyana and the sun is out. The delay might not be too long.
19:24 hrs IST: The conditions are still overcast. However, there is a tinge of grass on the wicket. The wicket in Guyana is traditionally slow and low and could assist the spinners.
19:13 hrs IST: It is currently raining in Providence, Guyana. So, the toss will be delayed.
19:10 hrs IST: West Indies has won just two T20I games in 2018 and 2019. They are yet to win a game this year and they will be hoping to break their jinx in Guyana.
19:02 hrs IST: The final game in Providence could give India a chance to test out the likes of KL Rahul and the Chahar brothers. Maybe Ravindra Jadeja might be rested and Rishabh Pant might warm the benches after two poor shots in Florida.
18:52 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the third and final Twenty20 International between India and West Indies from Providence stadium, Guyana. Virat Kohli's side will be gunning for a 3-0 whitewash for the second consecutive time against the Windies.