After crushing West Indies in five-match ODI series, Team is taking on the maroon brigade in the lone T20 game in Jamaica.The current world T20 champion West Indies have got a much-needed boost and balance after its star players Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Pollard and others were picked up in the team.
West Indies have won the toss and they have decided to bowl first.
"I also want to better my toss record. I called heads five times and lost; today I call tails and still lose. Windies are the World Champs for a reason, Kohli said after losing the toss."
Here are the updates:
# Evin Lewis's brutal ton powers Windies to 9 wicket win
# After 16 overs, West Indies are 164/1.
#Hundered for EVIN EWIS. And I have a reason to write his name in all caps, bold. Brutal we can say in one word to describe his inning. 2nd T20 international ton. And you know what? both have come against India.
# After 12 overs, West Indies are: 117-1.
I think this inning of Lewis will always be remembered as one of the most brutal innings in T20s. He has smashed every bowler all around the ground and he has done that in a very dominating way.
# After 10 overs, West Indies are 95/1.
OUT! First breakthrough. Kuldeep strikes big, Chris Gayle departs.
# After 8 overs, West Indies are 82/0.
Fifty for Lewis. Seems like he had Gayle's lunch today. The could be reason he is talking in sixs and boundaries.
# After 5 overs, West Indies are: 52/0
# SIX! Is he awake? Gayle hits it straight down the line for a maximum.
India is playing with three spinners and one of them Ravichandran Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
# Good first over from Bhuvneshawr. He conceded just 5 runs.
Gayle and Lewis are at the crease. Gayle is on strike. Bhuvneshwar will open the attack
# India set 191-run target for West Indies
#Last ball of the inning, FOUR. India finishes fine. It could have been better if the middle and lower order would have scored some runs. But 190 ain't that bad.
# FOUR! Leg Byes. Doesn't matter how, runs should come here for India. They won't mind from head, hand or leg.
# Six!Jadeja goes for the full delivery. Hit it hard and hard enough to send it over the ropes.
Williams to bowl the final over.
# India set 191-run target for West Indies
# Score after 18 over, India 164-6
Ashwin comes out in the middle.
# OUT! India is falling in wickets here. Jadhav has to go packing home.
# After 17 over, India are 158/ 5
# OUT! Another wicket goes, Pant out just after Dhoni.
# OUT! Dhoni departs. Slower ball doing the trick here.
# After 16 over, India are 153/3.
# OUT! Bowled. Karthik misses his fifty. MSD comes in to bat.
# Samuels in the 16th over, And Pant welcomes him with a SIX! After Karthik's balst he is now taking the charge.
# After15 overs, India are 140/2
# After expensive first over, Taylor had done well to come back strongly. Just 5 off the over.
Jerome Taylor [1.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack
# FOUR! on the last ball. But it was a fine over for Windies as Samuels conceded just 7 runs.
Marlon Samuels [1.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack
# SIX! One more on the last ball. After 13 overs, India are 128-2.
# SIX!! DK, "Kya khake aaye ho?" asks my colleague. Jokes apart, he is hitting all over the ground and this time it was trageted on fine leg.
Carlos Brathwaite [1.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack
# After 12 overs, India are 114/2.
# FOUR! on the last ball, it was going good for Windies but the last ball boundary has made it 9 off the over.
# 12 off the 11th over.
# Rishab and Karthik are not holding back.
# FOUR! Too predictable, Karthik gets the reward, runs flowing in.
# SIX! Karthik is showing his brilliance in Jamaica. 'twas a big hit.
# Score after 10 overs, India are 93-2
# Double blow for India, Kohli, Dhawan are back in the hut. After 6 overs, India are 66/2
Dinesh Karthik is the new man in.
RUN OUT!! Splendid direct hit from K Williams off his own bowling. S Dhawan (23) has to depart after a huge mix-up with R Pant
Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease
WICKET!! K Williams got the price scalp of V Kohli (39). After scoring a 6 and 4, tries for another big hit but couldn't time it.
# FOUR! Kohli is on fire tonight. And he knows it well that there a 'monster' waiting on the other side.
# SIX!! Only Kohli can hit that. Simply Wow shot. Take a bow young man.
# Score after 5 overs: IND 54-0
#Score after 4 overs: 42/0
# Score after 3 overs, IND: 32-0
# India after 2 overs: 26/0
# India after 1 over: 13/0
# Kohli and Dhawan are at the crease. Kohli is on strike. Badree will open the attack
# After resting on the bench, Finally, Rishabh Pant has been included on the side.
# "I also want to better my toss record. I called heads five times and lost; today I call tails and still lose. Windies are the World Champs for a reason, Kohli said after losing the toss."
# "We will bowl first. Team India likes to chase as well. We will try to bowl well. We also don't have the baggage and it's about taking positives. We come in fresh (on him not being a part of the ODI set-up). For me as young guys, to have those guys (Gayle and Co.) is a blessing. It's a massive privilege and we will try to put our best foot forward. For me personally, it's an opportunity to learn from them," said Windies skipper Brathwaite.
# West Indies win toss, elect to bowl first.
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Chadwick Walton(w), Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Jerome Taylor, Kesrick Williams