India held their nerve as they won by four wickets in a low-scoring match against the West Indies in the first match at Florida. (Image credit: Twitter)
Virat Kohli's Indian cricket team has won the toss and they will bowl. West Indies started off poorly when Washington Sundar struck in the first over while Evin Lewis was snapped up by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 0. West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals and Kieron Pollard played an aggressive knock. The right-hander struck sixes at will but he found no support from the other end. Pollard ended on 49 and Navdeep Saini took 3/17 as West Indies were restricted to 95/9 after the end of 20 overs. Rohit Sharma scored 24 but India lost wickets at regular intervals but they were guided by some good knocks from Manish Pandey and Virat Kohli to help India win by four wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the series. (SCORECARD) (UPDATES IN HINDI)
23:14 hrs IST: Washington Sundar blasts a six and India has won by four wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
23:09 hrs IST: Another tight over from the West Indies and India are 92/6 after 17 overs.
23:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Keemo Paul gets another one as Krunal Pandya is squared up by this good length delivery and the ball crashes onto the stumps. India are 88/6 after 16 overs.
22:58 hrs IST: Some sloppy fielding from the West Indies and Krunal Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja capitalise. Krunal pounds a boundary off Oshane Thomas and India are 85/5 after 15 overs.
22:51 hrs IST: WICKET! West Indies are back in the game now. Short ball from Cottrell and Kohli mistimes the pull shot to be caught at mid wicket. India are 69/5 after 13.5 overs.
22:42 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant ball from Keemo Paul. Full ball and tailing in slightly, Pandey goes for the swipe and misses it. The off stump is uprooted and India are 64/4 after 11.4 overs.
22:39 hrs IST: Kohli gets a four to third man off Carlos Brathwaite. India are 60/3 after 11 overs.
22:34 hrs IST: Another wonderful boundary by Manish Pandey and India have crossed 50. India are 52/3 after 10 overs.
22:27 hrs IST: Manish Pandey gets going with a boundary off Keemo Paul and India are 41/3 after eight overs.
22:20 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor shot this from Rishabh Pant first ball. On the pads and Pant slogs it to long leg where Sheldon Cottrell takes the catch. This is really poor batting and India are 32/3 after 6.4 overs.
22:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Big wicket this. Narine floats this slower delivery and Rohit mistimes the lofted shot to long on where he holes out to the fielder. India are 32/2 in 6.3 overs.
22:14 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma is in fine form as he creams a four to widish long on and then wallops a six over deep extra cover. He needs two more to break the record. India are 31/1 after six overs.
22:09 hrs IST: Rohit hoicks between the gap at short fine leg and backward square leg for a boundary. India are 20/1 after five overs.
22:03 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma top edges a six off Oshane Thomas and it goes to fine leg. India are 11/1 after three overs.
21:58 hrs IST: WICKET! Cottrell bowls it full and on the middle and leg stump line, Dhawan goes for the hoick and gets hit on the pad. That was plumb and Dhawan falls for 1. India are 4/1 after two overs.
21:37 hrs IST: A WICKET MAIDEN in the final over. Can you believe it? Sensational stuff from Navdeep Saini as he finishes with 3/17. West Indies have ended on 95/9 and they will be bitterly disappointed with their performance.
21:33 hrs IST: WICKET! A high full toss and Pollard misses it. India opt for the review after the LBW decision is not given. Replays show there was no bat and the ball was crashing into the stumps. Pollard falls for a brave 49 and West Indies are 95/9 in 19.3 overs.
21:26 hrs IST: Pollard blasts his fourth six and he is the only player who has looked good. He is nearing a fifty and West Indies are 95/8 after 19 overs.
21:24 hrs IST: WICKET! The slow knuckle ball again from Bhuvneshwar and Keemo Paul is dismissed. West Indies are 88/8 after 18.1 overs.
21:21 hrs IST: Pollard blasts a six over deep midwicket off Navdeep Saini as the bowler bowls a full toss. West Indies are 88/7 after 18 overs.
21:17 hrs IST: Pollard gets a boundary off Bhuvneshwar as West Indies reach 78/7 after 17 overs. Can they get to 120?
21:10 hrs IST: WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja strike as Sunil Narine falls. The batsman goes for the pull and holes out to deep square leg. West Indies are 70/7 after 15.1 overs.
21:05 hrs IST: WICKET! The partnership is broken. Carlos Brathwaite thumps a flatter delivery back to the bowler and his torturous innings has ended. West Indies are 67/6 after 14.2 overs.
21:03 hrs IST: Only two runs in Jadeja's over and West Indies are 65/5 after 14 overs. Can Pollard and Brathwaite get West Indies close to 140?
21:00 hrs IST: Pollard blasts another six off Krunal Pandya and West Indies are 63/5 after 13 overs.
20:56 hrs IST: Kieron Pollard breaks the shackles with a big six and West Indies are 54/5 after 12 overs.
20:53 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Krunal Pandya bowls a superb over and West Indies are 45/5 after 11 overs.
20:49 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja is into the attack and concedes just two runs. West Indies are 45/5 after 10 overs.
20:46 hrs IST: FOUR! Kieron Pollard gets an edge off Krunal Pandya and West Indies are 43/5 after nine overs.
20:41 hrs IST: Navdeep Saini and Khaleel Ahmed are bowling brilliantly and West Indies are 37/5 after eight overs.
20:31 hrs IST: WICKET! West Indies are fallling apart here. Full ball outside off and Rovman Powell chases after the delivery, gets an edge that is taken low by Pant. West Indies are 33/5 after six overs.
20:25 hrs IST: WICKET! Saini is on a hat-trick now. Short ball outside off, Shimron Hetmyer tries to use the pace and run it down to third man but drags it back onto the stumps. West Indies are 28/4 after 4.5 overs.
20:23 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Saini and he strikes on debut. After getting hit for a six, Saini bowls a pacy short ball and Pooran top-edges the pull, goes high and Rishabh Pant takes the catch. West Indies are 28/3 after 4.4 overs.
20:19 hrs IST: A tight over from Bhuvneshwar. West Indies are 22/2 after four overs.
20:16 hrs IST: Nicholas Pooran blasts a six and a four off Sundar as West Indies look to attack. West Indies are 20/2 after three overs.
20:11 hrs IST: WICKET! Evin Lewis, who has scored two hundreds in the past against India, now falls for a duck. Lewis is completely deceived by the knuckle ball and he is cleaned up. West Indies are 8/2 after two overs.
20:02 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant start for India and Washington Sundar. Floated delivery on off stump, John Campbell attempts the sweep but Krunal Pandya takes the catch at deep midwicket. John Campbell c Krunal Pandya b washington Sundar 0.
19:33 hrs IST: India has chosen to bowl against West Indies. The Chahar brothers, Rahul and Deepak are in the side. This is a good time for the Chahar family.
19:23 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are reunited after Dhawan's thumb was fractured by Pat Cummins in the World Cup clash at the Oval. There is a chance that Washington Sundar might get a chance in the match today.
19:19 hrs IST: The weather situation in Florida is currently sunny at the moment. There are showers expected later as the game progresses. The forecast is the same for Sunday.
19:03 hrs IST: India has won only one Twenty20 International in the Caribbean and that was way back in 2011. They have lost three games but in the last contest between the two sides, India whitewashed West Indies 3-0 in the Twenty20 series.
18:55 hrs IST: The last time India played in Florida was in 2016. The first match was a high-scoring humdinger and India almost chased down 246 thanks to a KL Rahul century but MS Dhoni failed to get eight runs in the final over bowled by Dwayne Bravo as West Indies won by one run. In the next match, a farce played out with the match starting 40 minutes late due to a satellite problem and when the rain came, the match was abandoned as there was no supersopper.
18:41 hrs IST: After close to a month ever since the hurt of August 9, Virat Kohli's Indian cricket team are all set to resume battle. The World Cup loss to New Zealand is now the past. It is now time to enter the new era with the tour of the West Indies. The immediate focus for India will be to build a core Twenty20 side as the next upcoming major event is the ICC World T20 in 2020 which will be in Australia.