IND Vs WI 2nd T20: Team India lost in the second T20 match played between India and West Indies. Team India could score only 138 runs and lost this match by five wickets. The match was stuck at one point, but West Indies achieved this target in the last over and leveled the series 1-1. The second T20 between India and West Indies played in St Kitts saw an exciting match. India lost the match by five wickets and West Indies leveled the series at 1-1.
Team India was able to score only 138 runs in this match, in response West Indies won the match in the last over. West Indies needed 10 runs in the last over, and Avesh Khan bowled for India. There was a mistake from the charge and the very first ball went as a no ball. After this, West Indies batsman Devon Thomas hit a six on the free-hit, and a four came off the very next ball and India lost the match. West Indies got a good start in this match, the score reached 46 till the powerplay and then the first wicket fell. The team was moving smoothly towards the target but in the middle over the Indian bowlers bowled softly. At the end, when the West Indies suffered constant setbacks and the run rate slowed down a bit, then it seemed that the match could be stuck. But first Brandon King’s stormy innings of 68 runs and then Devon Thomas’s 31-run knock stopped India from winning this match.
Team India’s flop show
Obed McCoy took 6 wickets in this match for West Indies, which is a record. At the same time, all the batsmen from Team India appeared in come and go mode. Captain Rohit Sharma was out on the first ball of this match. Hardik Pandya scored the highest 31 runs for India, apart from him Ravindra Jadeja could score 27 and Rishabh Pant could score 24 runs. All the rest of the batsmen failed miserably. The biggest concern among them is Shreyas Iyer, who could score 10 runs and is not able to capitalize on the opportunities given continuously.
India suffered a setback, Harshal Patel ruled out of the second and third T20I matches
Earlier, the Indian team was seen kneeling before Obed McCoy. Electing to bat after losing the toss, Team India was reduced to 138 runs in front of the deadly bowling of Obed McCoy. The left-arm bowler gave a career-best performance of 6 for 17, the best performance by any West Indies bowler in T20I cricket. Apart from McCoy, Jason Holder took two wickets.
Why did the match started late?
According to Indian time, this match was to start at 8 pm, but the players’ belongings could not reach St Kitts. An apology was also made on behalf of West Indies Cricket that due to some reasons there was a delay in reaching the luggage. Because of this, the match was first postponed till 10 o’clock instead of 8, after that it was decided to start at 11 o’clock.