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India Vs West Indies Live Score (T20)

2nd T20I | 08 December, 2019 | Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram

173 / 2 Overs18.3 R/R9.35 Fours11 Sixes12 Extras5

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: West Indies beat India by 8 wickets

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Lendl Simmons 67 45 4 4
Nicholas Pooran (W) 38 18 4 2
  • So that is it from this game! The series is all level heading into the decider and it is all to play for. The third T20I will be played in Mumbai at 1900 local (1330 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
  • MAN OF THE MATCH, Lendl Simmons, says he enjoys playing against India, it is good to be back in form at the international stage with a fifty. States his innings did not start how he wanted it to but the batters around him took the pressure off and in the end it worked well for him. Reckons his job is to go hard in the Powerplay but it did not come off, it though got easier to bat as the game progressed. Ends by saying it is easy to bat once you get in.
  • West Indies skipper, Kieron Pollard, credits the guys for the way they played, their bowlers did really well to restrict them to 170. Admits the over he bowled changed the momentum in India's favor but his bowlers did brilliantly to pull them back. Further adds the batters executed their plans brilliantly and took them over the line. States the youngsters are very talented, they have done really in the domestic league and have a very exciting future. Also says the team is a mixture of experienced guys and youngsters where the latter shows the way and the fomrer enjoys the game. Mentions he has always been aggressive, captaincy does not matter, his will to win is very strong and since he is leading the Windies, it is even stronger now. Ends by saying they though will need to improve and stop bowling extras and their batting could be a little more clinical.
  • Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says you can probably say batting first is an issue but they were very good till the first 16 overs however, they could not finish well. States Dube's knocked took them in a good position but the Windies bowlers were very good, they assessed the conditions and executed their plans nicely. Admits their fielding was disappointing, the dropped catches cost them and it is an area they need to improve and be a lot brave in a do or die game in Mumbai. On demoting himself in the batting order he says they knew they would get the spinners in and they thought of sending Shivam in and hoped he could attack the spinners.
  • Nicholas Pooran says there wasn't a lot of pressure, they did not want to panic, just build partnerships and they knew they would get over the line. States they are just trying to get better as a team and they give their best in all the games. Mentions he has been working really hard and it seems to be working now. Ends by saying cricket for him is all about having fun and he loves playing the sport.
  • Earlier in the day, courtesy of Dube and Pant India put up a total which one felt would be enough on this ground. However, they could have scored a lot more but lost momentum towards the end of their innings. The Windies carried forward that momentum in the chase and efforts from their top order saw them get over the line. Now, one of Windies' stars of tonight, Nicholas Pooran is giving an interview.
  • India looked out of sorts tonight with the ball and in the field! Misfields, dropped catches and poor bowling eventually saw them finish second best. Only Sundar had figures to remember, he though got no support from the rest. Overall, it is a performance India would like to forget.
  • India though will rue the opportunities they let go! The two dropped catches in one over itself has cost them the game here. Both the openers laid the foundation for the chase by giving the ideal start before Lewis was dismissed. Simmons though continued with Hetmyer and both added yet another handy stand. However, it was the partnership between Pooran and Simmons which took them over the line. The former played an exceptional cameo and the latter was probably the best batter, the game-winner one can say for the Windies.
  • SO WE WILL HAVE A DECIDER! We saw a clinical chase by India in the first T20I and now West Indies return the favor. Never did they seem in trouble during the second innings and this is one win which should take their confidence to another level. The wicket was termed to not be easy, the target was deemed as one which is well above par but the Windies batters have done it quite easily.
  • 18.3FOUR! Crunched! That made a cracking sound of the bat to wrap up a cracking win for the visitors. Shorter and on off, Pooran stays back and hammers it through mid-wicket for a boundary. All smiles in the West Indies camp as THEY HAVE WON BY 8 WICKETS!
  • 18.22 needed now as this yorker is jammed out towards short third man for one.
  • 18.1A yorker on off, Simmons jams it out towards the keeper.
  • 17.6SIX! This guy is some player! Nicholas Pooran you beauty! Brings the 50-run stand up in style and it is the match-winning partnership. A short one and on the body, NP pulls it over the backward square leg fence for a biggie. Just the three runs needed. 168/2
  • 17.5A yorker and on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
  • 17.4On off, it is hit down to long off for one.
  • 17.3Shorter and on middle, Simmons pulls it through square leg for one.
  • 17.2A slower one and on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
  • 17.1FOUR! Creamed! West Indies want to end this in a hurry! This is full and wide outside off, Pooran caresses it past the cover fielder and it races into the fence. 13 more needed.
  • 16.6SIX! Just over! A flat six and the runs needed is less than the balls to be bowled! 17 needed in 18. This is fuller and on off, Simmons smashes it over the long off fence for a biggie. The extra ball costs Chahar and probably India the game. 154/2
  • 16.6WIDE! A yorker just outside the tramline! Simmons tries to jam it out but misses. Chahar sees signaling that the batsman had shuffled across but the umpire feels different.
  • 16.5Another single as this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
  • 16.4A full toss outside off, Simmons hits it towards deep cover for one.
  • 16.3The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
  • 16.2NOT OUT! Pooran is well in! However, that is a very good effort in the deep by Iyer. A slower one on middle, Pooran looks to go downtown but only hits it high up in the air down the ground. Iyer from long on runs to his right and then dives but fails to get to it. Long off does the mopping up job and fires it to the keeper who whips the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs replays show Pooran is safe. Two taken.
  • A run out appeal has been taken upstairs. India do not seem that excited.
  • 16.1Good length and on off, Pooran pushes it to covers. A dot. India need a lot more.
  • Deepak Chahar is back on!
  • 15.6FOUR! Up and over! Third boundary in the over and the game is now Windies' to lose. Simmons comes down the track and it is a length ball around off. LS lofts it over mid off and bags a boundary. 15 from the over. 29 needed in 24. 142/2
  • 15.5A single now as this is eased down to long off. Nothing fancy needed.
  • 15.4Now two! Works it through mid-wicket with soft hands and takes an easy two. Excellent placement.
  • 15.3FOUR! Caressed! Lovely, lovely batting! We saw power a couple of balls ago and now finesse. This is a length ball on off, Pooran hits it wide of mid off and it races away. 8 from the first three balls.
  • 15.2A slower one on off, Pooran pushes it towards cover.
  • 15.1FOUR! Just over! That is a brilliant attempt by Jadeja though. It was stuck so fiercely. Shorter and on middle, Pooran pulls it hard towards deep mid-wicket. Jadeja there is a few yards inside the ropes. It is going over him, he leaps with a hand stretched out but it goes over and bounces just inside. Good start to the over. Kumar under huge pressure now.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on!
  • 14.6SIX! Another big, big over this! Chahal tosses this up and on off, Simmons shuffles across, it ends up being in the zone and LS deposits it into the long on stand. 14 from the over, probably the over which turns the tide in West Indies' favor. 44 needed in 30. 127/2
  • 14.5Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point for one.
  • 14.4SIX! A hit me ball this! All the pressure that was building has been released. A short one and on off, Pooran goes back and pulls it way over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
  • 14.3Clever! Bowls it quicker and just inside the tramline outside off. Pooran lets it be. Two dots in the three balls bowled.
  • 14.2Slightly shorter and around off, Simmons stays leg side of the ball and cuts it through point for one.
  • 14.1On middle, this is pushed towards cover.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is back on!
  • 13.6BEATEN! Outside off, this is quicker. Pooran looks to drive but misses. End of an action-packed over, 14 runs and a wicket from it. 113/2
  • 13.5On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
  • Nicholas Pooran walks out to bat.
  • 13.4OUT! It is clean as a whistle! That is an absolute blinder. Virat Kohli is an absolute inspiration. Delivers with the bat when his team needs him and now does so in the field. Take a bow skipper! This is flatter and on middle, Hetmyer hammers it flat towards the long on fence. Kohli runs to his right, stretches his hands out and then takes a tumbling catch. He does exceptionally well to not slide onto the ropes. He indicates out straightaway. However, the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that the catch is a brilliant one. A huge wicket as Hetmyer was hitting the boundaries at will. The game once again hangs in the balance now.
  • Has Kohli taken a blinder? Well, he does indicate it is out but the umpire, to be sure has taken it upstairs. SOFT SIGNAL IS OUT!
  • 13.3SIX! Right on the ropes! This is even better than the last biggie! It is full and outside off, Hetmyer powers it over the cover fielder and it seems to have gone all the way. The umpire goes upstairs to check and it shows it is a maximum.
  • 13.2SIX! Hetmyer loves playing Jadeja! Second biggie by him off Jadeja. It is slightly short and turning back into him. Hetmyer stays back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
  • 13.1Fires it on the pads, Simmons works it through square leg and gets to the other end. 100 up for West Indies.
  • 12.6One more yorker on middle, Hetmyer plays it nicely through mid-wicket with soft hands and takes two. 8 from the over, a good one in the context of the game by Dube. 72 needed in the last 7 overs. 99/1
  • 12.5A yorker on middle, Hetmyer jams it out towards covers.
  • 12.4Excellent fielding! Saves three does Chahal there. Shorter and around off, Simmons plays nice and late towards point. YC dives and pushes it away towards short third man. A single taken.
  • 12.3Shorter and on off, a little too close to play the cut shot and hence, Simmons ends up chopping it on the off side.
  • 12.2FOUR! Poor ball and put away! With third man up, short and outside off is not a ball you would want to bowl. Simmons cuts it over point and bags a boundary.
  • 12.1This is on middle, it is angling away. Hetmyer looks to work it against the angle through the leg side but gets a leading edge through point for one.
  • 11.6Tossed up outside off, dragged towards the leg side for a single. 91/1
  • 11.5Another one outside off and Hetmyer once again hits it to Shivam Dube at short third man.
  • 11.4Flatter once again and outside off, Shimron looks to drive it away from the body towards the off side but gets its off the outside half towards short third man.
  • 11.3SIX! Slogged over! Jadeja goes flat and Hetmyer fetches it from outside off and slogs it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
  • 11.2Flatter one on middle, pushed towards mid on for a run.
  • 11.1Flatter and on middle, Simmons keeps it out.
  • Ravindra Jadeja is on!
  • 10.6Two good deliveries to end! A yorker on middle, Hetmyer looks to jam it out, it hits the toe-end and goes to the keeper. 83/1
  • 10.5A dot now! Slower one on off, Hetmyer looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 10.4Another good shot but just for one! Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
  • 10.3FOUR! Makes most of the Free Hit. Also, it is a top class shot. It is very full, almost a yorker. Simmons uses the depth of the crease and hits it wide of long on for a one bounce boundary.
  • FREE HIT TIME!
  • 10.3Back of a length and on off, Hetmyer pushes it through covers for one. AND Dube has overstepped! The message is passed on from the third umpire and the next ball is a Free Hit.
  • 10.2On the pads, this is worked behind square on the leg side for one.
  • 10.1Sloppy work in the field! This is on the pads, it is worked towards short fine leg. Kumar dives over the ball and the batters take two.
  • Shivam Dube comes onto bowl now. Can he replicate the same success with the ball as he did with the bat?
  • 9.6On middle, Hetmyer keeps it out. End Sundar for tonight. His figures read 4-0-26-1. A good evening with the ball for him. 73/1
  • Shimron Hetmyer comes in to bat.
  • 9.5OUT! STUMPED! Sundar strikes in his last over of his spell. A much-needed wicket for India. End of an excellent opening stand. Credit to Washington. He has beautifully bowled that. He slows it up nicely, gives it a lot of loop. Lewis comes down the track and swings wildly. Is beaten because of the turn and Pant behind makes no mistake. They go upstairs to check whether Pant has taken it behind the stumps and he has done so. The crowd finally finds its voice back. However, why did Lewis play that shot? He has been struggling against Sundar and it was the second last ball of the offie's spell, eh could have probably played it out but he had different ideas. India will hope to pull things back into their half now. 98 needed in 61.
  • 9.4On the pads, it skids through. Lewis tries to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.
  • 9.3This is fired on middle, Simmons mistimes it through mid-wicket for one.
  • 9.2Well bowled! Slows it up and lands it outside off, Simmons is slightly early in the slog sweep and he misses.
  • 9.1Flatter and on off, Lewis pushes it through covers for one.
  • 8.6Tossed up outside off, spinning too, Simmons lets it be. 71/0
  • 8.5Flatter and outside off, cut straight to point. This time Jadeja does not repeat the mistake.
  • 8.4SIX! Punished! Simmons is firing on all cylinders. This time Chahal bowls one on middle and leg, Simmons lofts it over mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep looks interested initially but later on sees the ball sail over his head and into the fence.
  • 8.3MISFIELD AND FOUR! You don't expect it from one of India's finest fielders. Jadeja spills one. Chahal bowls one flat and wide, Simmons cuts it through point where Jadeja lets the ball through his fingers. The ball runs to the fence in a flash.
  • 8.2Leg spinner outside off, left alone.
  • 8.1Tossed up outside off, Simmons slashes it through covers for a couple.
  • 7.6A dot to end! On off, it is kept out. So despite the biggie, just the 8 runs from the over. 59/0
  • 7.5On middle, Lewis looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 7.4NOT OUT! The impact is outside off and India indeed lose a review. It never looked out to be honest. Not sure what that was taken. Shorter and around off, it turns away and also stays low. Lewis gets his back leg out of the line of off and then tries to pull but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but it is turned down. Kohli after a chat with his bowler reviews and replays show that the on-field calls stays.
  • Review time! An appeal for an LBW has been turned down and Kohli reviews. It seems like India will be losing a review here.
  • 7.3On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one. Good batting.
  • 7.2SIX! Straight down the ground! Simmons joins the party now. This is very full, right in the zone. Simmons smacks it over the bowler's head and it goes all the way. The crowd has gone silent here.
  • 7.1In the air... but safe! Shorter and angled into the pads. Lewis is unsure whether to pull or flick. He plays a half-hearted stroke. It goes off the top edge but lands safe in the short fine leg region for one.
  • 6.6A single to end! Shorter and around off, this is pushed through covers for one. 10 from the over. Not a good start by Chahal. 51/0
  • 6.5Loose stroke! This is slower through the air and outside off, EL decides late to just hang his bat out, gets beaten.
  • 6.4Flatter and outside off, EL guides it to point.
  • 6.3SIX! Another biggie for Lewis! Fifty up in style for the Windies. Chahal bowls it on the leg stump. Lewis plays the slog sweep and it goes well over the square leg fence. Runs flowing now.
  • 6.2On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
  • 6.1Shorter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.
  • 6.1Starts off with a flatter one outside off, left alone. Wided.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is on now!
  • 5.6A single to end the Powerplay! The sixth over proves to be an expensive one. A sedate start for the Windies but they haven't lost a wicket. The last ball is hit hard to the right of the bowler. He misfields and it goes down to long off for one. 130 needed in 84. 41/0
  • 5.5Well bowled! Sees Lewis come down the track and bowls it short. EL does well to defend it back towards the bowler.
  • 5.5WIDE! Down the leg side, Lewis looks to sweep but misses.
  • 5.4SIX! The dropped catch is already proving to be expensive. Another huge hit. Lewis makes use of his feet this time and gets to the pitch of it. He tonks it over the long off fence. Second biggie in the over.
  • 5.3Sundar bangs this one short and outside off, it turns away and hence, Lewis mistimes it towards covers.
  • 5.2SIX! First of the chase and welcome, welcome one! Out comes the slog sweep, Lewis has nailed it and it goes way over the mid-wicket stand.
  • 5.1Simmons comes down the track and hits it over mid-wicket. There is a fielder in the deep and a single is taken.
  • 4.6A single to end as this is worked towards point. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. A brilliant over, there could have easily been two wickets but none in the end. 26/0
  • 4.5Back of a length and on off, Lewis pushes it towards cover for one.
  • 4.4EDGED AND DROPPED! This is a little tough but Pant who is wearing the gloves, should hang on. Kumar has been very unlucky till now. He could have had both the openers in the space of 3 balls. Lewis makes room and Kumar bowls it closer to his body. Lewis looks to cut but there is no room on offer. It goes off the outside edge towards Pant. He is moving initially to his right but then dives to his left, gets two hands to it but spills it. This can prove very costly.
  • 4.3Shorter and outside off, Lewis looks to power it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 4.2DROPPED! Sundar is the culprit! Never easy these skiers but you expect them to be taken at this stage. The knuckle ball from Kumar. It is on middle, Simmons is way too early in his shot. He only hits it high up in the air towards mid off where Sundar drops it. A single taken. Simmons, who is short of runs, needed such luck. Will this change his fortunes? Can he make India pay?
  • 4.1Kumar angles this one into the batter, Simmons is cramped for room. He swings but misses to get hit near the box.
  • Change of ends for Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. 1-04-0 so far.
  • 3.6Five dots in a row! Brilliant start by Sundar. Slower through the air on off, Lewis guides it with the turn to point. 23/0
  • 3.5Make that four as another delivery is pushed to covers.
  • 3.4This is angled into the stumps and then it straightens. Lewis pushes it to covers again. 3 dots in a row.
  • 3.3Floats it up on off, kept out.
  • 3.2A huge shout but only by the keeper! This fired on the stumps, Lewis looks to flick but the ball straightens. It hits the leading edge and then hits the pads. Pant appeals but he is the only one doing so.
  • 3.1On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
  • Spin time! Washington Sundar comes on.
  • 2.6In the air... it lands in no man's land! Shorter and around off, Lewis looks to hammer it down the ground but does not time it well. Mid off runs after it and saves two for his side. 22/0
  • 2.6WIDE! It is way too short and outside off, Lewis lets it be. It has been wided. Chahar is not happy.
  • 2.5Slightly shorter again and on middle, Simmons looks to pull but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
  • 2.4On the pads, Lewis works it through square leg and gets to the other end.
  • 2.3Better! Gets it fuller this time and lands it on off, blocked.
  • 2.2FOUR! Through the off side! Poor bowling! The mid-wicket was taken back and Chahar bowls it outside off. Lewis stays back and pushes it through covers and it races away. 8 from the first two balls.
  • 2.1FOUR! Up and over! Powered over the fielder! Shorter in length and just outside off, Lewis pulls it over the mid-wicket fence and bags a boundary. Good start to this over.
  • 1.6Length and on the off pole, LS stays back and keeps it out off the back foot. A good start by Kumar. 9/0
  • 1.5Slightly short and outside off, Lewis looks to pull but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
  • 1.4Uppish but well short! On a length and around off, Lewis pushes at it with hard hands towards cover.
  • Sanjay Manjrekar on the ground. He says that there is bit of dew coming in but not enough to trouble the fielders out there.
  • 1.3OHHH! That came in a long way! Starts way outside off and then tails back in late. Simmons looks to cut but gets an inside edge which goes on the leg side for one.
  • 1.2Two taken! Not timed really well but enough to clear the in-field. Shorter and on off, Simmons looks to flat-bat it, it goes off the higher part over mid on who runs back and keeps it down to two.
  • 1.1Back of a length and on off, Simmons stays back and keeps it out.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6FOUR! Top edge and a boundary! Spoils what was a gem of an over till then, still a good one though. The last ball is slightly short around leg. Lewis looks to hit it through the leg side but due to the movement away, it goes off the top edge and down to the third man fence. 5/0
  • The batter pulls out now! Deepak Chahar once again halts in his bowling run up. This time Lewis pulls out at the last moment.
  • 0.5Wide? Lewis did feel it was one. Way too wide outside off, close to the tramline. Lewis lets it be. Umpire has his hands by his side.
  • 0.4Good movement! This starts on off and then shapes away. Lewis opens the face of the bat and guides it to point.
  • 0.3Windies are underway! On middle, Simmons works it wide of mid on and gets to the other end.
  • 0.2BEATEN! This lands on off and then moves away. Simmons is drawn into the stroke. He plays it away from the body and gets beaten.
  • 0.1Simmons straightaway gives him the charge maybe to negotiate the swing. Chahar still bowls an awayswinger fuller and on middle, Simmons pushes it to mid off.
  • A false start as Deepak Chahar pulls out just as he was about to jump.
  • Welcome back for the second innings. The Indian team is in a huddle and skipper Kohli has few words for his players before they disperse onto the field. Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis come in to bat for the Windies. Deepak Chahar to start with the ball for the hosts. The chase is on...

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