HIGHLIGHTS – IND vs WI 1st T20I ODI HYDERABAD
IND vs WI 1st T20I Match HIGHLIGHTS from Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad: Virat Kohli produced another batting masterclass after KL Rahul’s stroke-filled 62 to help India gun down their highest-ever T20I chase and taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Previously India’s chase of 207 vs Sri Lanka in Mohali, 2009, was their highest in the format. In the process, Kohli also became the sole owner of the record of most fifties in T20Is, going past Rohit Sharma’s 22 T20I half-centuries.
Earlier, Virat Kohli won the toss and invited West Indies to bat first on what looked like a surface tailor-made to favor the batsmen. Evin Lewis started the innings with a bang hitting a boundary and a six off the 1st overs bowled by Washington Sundar. But Kohli’s decision seemed like it was bearing fruit when Deepak Chahar in his very first over got rid of Lendl Simmons (2) getting him to edge behind to Rohit Sharma at first slip. Incidentally, it was Chahar’s 4th wicket in his last 5 deliveries in international cricket – continuing from the hat-trick he took against Bangladesh in Nagpur.
India vs West Indies 1st T20I Highlights: IND (209/4) beat WI (207/5) by 6 wickets
Date: December 6, 2019.
Time: 7:00 PM IST.
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
IND vs WI Probable XIs
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar/Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (C), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh Jr., Sheldon Cottrell
IND vs WI SQUADS
India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Sanju Samson.
West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (C), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Kesrick Williams, Khary Pierre, Sherfane Rutherford.