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IND vs WI 1st T20I Highlights: Bowlers shine as West Indies win by 4 runs against India

Updated on: 04 August,2023 12:22 AM IST  |  Trinidad
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IND vs WI 1st T20I: India will start as favourites to win the T20I series against West Indies while the hosts will look to take advantage of home soil as they face each other in the first T20I at Brian Lara Cricket Academy

IND vs WI 1st T20I Highlights: Bowlers shine as West Indies win by 4 runs against India

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IND vs WI 1st T20I Highlights: Bowlers shine as West Indies win by 4 runs against India

IND vs WI 1st T20I Highlights: West Indies won the first T20I match by 4 runs. 

After clinching the Test series 2-0 and the ODI series 2-0, India will look to complete a hat-trick of series wins in the five match T20I series against West Indies as they begin their campaign on 3rd August at Brian Lara Cricket Academy. 

Less than 48 hours after their ODI series triumph, India will switch to T20 mode, again as overwhelming favourites against WI. It will provide an ideal platform for the youngsters to express themselves.

Also Read: Hope, Thomas return as WI name squad under Rovman Powell for India T20I series

Led by dynamic all-rounder Hardik Pandya, India will look to give opportunities to hungry guys such as Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma and Mukesh Kumar in these five matches.

IND vs WI: Dream 11 Prediction

Wicketkeepers: Ishan Kishan, Nicholas Pooran
Batters: Shubman Gill, Shimron Hetmyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma
All Rounders: Kyle Mayera, Hardik Pandya 
Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Alzarri Joseph

IND vs WI Toss Update

West Indies won the toss and elected to bat against India.

IND vs WI 1st T20I: Confirmed Playing XI

West Indies: Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Johnson Charles (w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell (c), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy

India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar

Catch all the live updates of the match below.

11:53 PM: West Indies win the match by 4 wickets

11:52 PM: IND 145/9 in 20 overs

What a brilliant over by Romario Shepherd! He nails the yorker to dismiss Kuldeep Yadav on the first ball. Yuzvendra Chahal walks in. India are in a tricky position. OUT! Arshdeep Singh walks back. India need 6 runs in 1 ball. Will Mukesh Kumar be able to win it for India? Unfortunately not. Only a single off the last ball. India end the innings on 145/9.

11: 43 PM: IND 140/7 in 19 overs

India's chances of winning slimming with every ball. Axar Patel OUT on the first ball. Arshdeep Singh walks in next. West Indies bowlers got the assignment right as they didn't let Indian batters feel comfortable at any point. The last over is extremely crucial and the result can go either way.

11:17 PM: IND 113/6 in 16 overs

India complete 100 runs in the 15th over. Jason Holder in the attack in 16th over. OUT! Holder strikes again, dismissing Hardik Pandya -- his 2nd wicket of the innings. West Indies have taken a crucial wicket at this point of the game. All-rounder Axar Patel walks in next. Another wicket! Holder bowls to Axar Patel. He runs for a single. A direct throw by Kyle Mayers removes Sanju Samson. Brilliant bowling by Holder. India are in a difficult position as they are losing quick wickets. Axar Patel seems to be their last hope. Kuldeep Yadav walks in next.

11:13 PM: IND 98/4 in 14 overs

Hardik Pandya and Sanju Samson building a slow and steady partnership. However, India will have to speed up their game and improve the run rate from current 7.05 to 8.65. They need 52 runs off 36 balls.

10:58 PM: IND 77/4 in 11 overs

Romario Shepherd on attack. Tilak Varma strikes a FOUR on 4th ball. OUT! Tilak Varma caught by Shimron Hetmyer. Pressure is building on India as star performer departs. West Indies displaying an impressive effort with the ball. Sanju Samson walks in next.

10:45 PM: IND 70/3  in 10 overs

Tilak Varma is on a roll, adding generously to India's score with boundaries. Jason Holder bowls the 10th over. Single on the first ball. OUT! Suryakumar Yadav (21) walks back after being caught by Shimron Hetmyer. West Indies ensure that they are back in the game as India's top T20I batter is dismissed. Skipper Hardik Pandya walks in next. 4 runs off the over. India are at 70 runs. They need 80 runs to win in 10 overs which is an easy target provided Tilak and Hardik manage to build a strong partnership.

10:35 PM: IND 50/2 in 7 overs

Debutant Tilak Varma makes the opportunity count. He hits two SIXES and one FOUR in the 6th over. Jason Holder bowls a tight 7th over conceding just 5 runs.

10:25 PM: IND 28/2 in 5 overs

SKY brings much-needed relief for India as he smashes a FOUR and a SIX in the 4th over. Obed McCoy bowls the fifth over. Ishan Kishan hits his first boundary. Kishan gets caught out on the next ball by Rovman Powell in search of another boundary. Tilak Varma walks in next.

10:15 PM: IND 10/1 in 3 overs

Akeil Hosein back again. OUT! Shubman Gill stumped by Johnson Charles on the second ball of the over for just 3 runs. Suryakumar Yadav walks in next. He returns to his T20 zone as he strikes a FOUR. 5 runs off the over. India are in a tight spot and will have to improve their run rate early in the game.

10:08 PM: IND 5/0 in 2 overs

India off to a slow start. West Indies keeping a check on Indian batters from the beginning. Both Gill and Kishan seem to be struggling as they score only 3 and 2 runs in the 1st and 2nd overs respectively.

10:00 PM: Run chase begins

Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan open for India while Akeal Hosein bowls the first over.

9:50 PM: India need 150 runs to win

Brandon King got West Indies off to a strong start but Yuzvendra Chahal turned the game dismissing both openers in the same over. After that, Nicholas Pooran and captain Rovman Powell looked set to take WI to a higher total. But Pooran was removed by Hardik Pandya. There were impressive individual performances by WI batters but the team couldn't shine collectively. All in all, a fine effort by Indian bowlers with notable performances by debutants Mukesh Kumar and Tilak Varma in bowling and fielding respectively. India need 150 runs to win -- a target that seems quite achievable for the team.

9:47 PM: WI in 149/6 in 20 overs

Mukesh Kumar bowls the last over of the innings. He targets the middle line with yorkers. West Indies manage 6 singles and a double on a no ball. 9 runs off the over. West Indies finish the innings 1 run short of 150.

9:37 PM: WI 140/6 in 19 overs

Arshdeep Singh does it! He gets his first wicket of the tour , dismissing Shimron Hyetmer on the first ball of the over. Caught by Axar Patel. Romario Shepherd walks in next. Arshdeep bowls 3 wides after 2 dot balls. Another WICKET! Captain Rovman Powell departs 2 runs short of a half-century. Caught by Suryakumar Yadav. Jason Holder walks in next. 6 runs off the over.

9:27 PM: WI 128/4 in 17 overs

Arshdeep Singh bowls his third over. Rovman Powell causes trouble for India, hitting a FOUR and a SIX in the first two balls of the over respectively. 3 singles on the next 3 balls. West Indies are eyeing a strong finish to the innings. India need a wicket in this crucial stage of the match.

9:18 PM: WI 107/4 in 15 overs

Hardik Pandya takes his first wicket of the match on the first ball of the over. Nicholas Pooran OUT! He was caught by debutant Tilak Varma who took a second catch today. Shimron Hetmyer walks in next. 4 runs of the next ball and WI complete 100 runs. Rovman Powell strikes a 6 to complete the over.

9:12 PM: WI 96/3 in 14 overs

Kuldeep Yadav's fourth over. Nicholas Pooran starts with a single. Shubman Gill drops Rovman Powell's catch. 4 runs off the over.

9:03 PM: WI 87/3 in 12 overs

Kuldeep Yadav bowls. Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Pooran in good sync. Powell hits a four on Kuldeep's full toss. 7 off the over. 

8:51 PM: WI 69/3 in 10 overs

Hardik Pandya is in excellent form today. He bowls the 9th over conceding only 2 runs. Kuldeep Yadav comes in for the 10th over, conceding 6 runs. West Indies are at 69 with the in-form Nicholas Pooran still on crease. India have managed to keep the run-rate in check with quick wickets. There is still scope for WI to improve their score in the next 10 overs.

8:42 PM: WI 61/3 in 8 overs

Spinner Kuldeep Yadav bowls his first over. Kuldeep to Charles, OUT! Kuldeep takes a wicket in his first over while Tilak Varma takes his first international catch. West Indies lose their third man Johnson Charles (3). Rovman Powell is the next man in. Only 4 runs off the over.

8:35 PM: WI 57/2 in 7 overs

Captain Hardik Pandya bowls a tight over as WI manage to score just 3 runs.

8:27 PM: WI 40/2 in 5 overs

Yuzvendra Chahal strikes on his first ball of the tour. Kyle Mayers (1) dismissed (lbw). Chahal strikes again. OUT! Star player Brandon King (28) dismissed as the ball hits him on the pads. India have turned the game on its head by sending back both openers. Nicholas Pooran hits a FOUR and a SIX. 11 runs off this over.

8:18 PM: WI 29/0 in 4 overs

Two singles to start the over. Axar Patel to Brandon King. SIX! King smashes the ball over the covers for the first maximum of the match.

8:11 PM: WI 16/0 in 2 overs

Brandon King smashes back-to-back fours off Mukesh Kumar's ball. A single and two dot balls to end the over for 9 runs.

8:08 PM: WI 7/0 in 1 over

Arshdeep Singh bowls the first over while Brandon King and Kyle Mayers open for WI. King hits a four as WI score 7 runs in the first over.

7:31 PM: Toss Update

West Indies win the toss and elect to bat.

7:25 PM: Two players debut for India

Mukesh Kumar and Tilak Varma are making their T20I debut for India today.

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