IND vs WI, 2nd T20I, India v West Indies Twenty20 Series 2019, 08 Dec 2019
WI won by 8 wickets
BALL BY BALL
Pooran seals things with a rambunctious swat and the celebrations begin in the West Indies dugout. West Indies have beaten India by 8 wickets in Thiruvananthapuram to level the T20I series, chasing 171 with nine deliveries to spare. Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis laid the platform with a mature opening stand of 73 and the former kicked on to register a fine half century. That allowed explosive left-handers Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran to play freely and charge to the target with ease in the end. India will regret a couple of dropped catches that ended up costing them dearly, despite a spectacular grab by captain Virat Kohli on the rope. Earlier in the day Shivam Dube smashed a maiden T20I fifty, showing impressive ability to get used to the slow surface before teeing off. In the end their total of 170/7 fell short of what was required as the dew came into effect and the tourists took advantage. That means we are set up for a thrilling conclusion to the series in Mumbai on Tuesday.
18.3 - D Chahar to N Pooran
Slower ball short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
18.2 - D Chahar to L Simmons
Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Chahal.
18.1 - D Chahar to L Simmons
Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to second slip for no runs, fielded by Pant.
Ov 18: 4 1 1 1 1 6 ( 14 Runs ) | require 3 runs from 12 Balls
Picked up with disdain, what a delightful cameo this is by Pooran. Victory within touching distance now.
17.6 - B Kumar to N Pooran
Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep backward square leg for 6 runs.
17.5 - B Kumar to L Simmons
Yorker, to leg on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Sundar.
17.4 - B Kumar to N Pooran
Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Rahul.
17.3 - B Kumar to L Simmons
Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Sundar.
17.2 - B Kumar to N Pooran
Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.
Crunched to the fence, Pooran doesn't want to finish this in singles. He is going to keep smashing it until this is done and dusted.
17.1 - B Kumar to N Pooran
Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
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