The visiting side Windies have levelled the ongoing three-match T20I series against the hosts India after winning the second game of this series at Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday (8th December) night. After this result, the series is currently in 1-1 position with one to go.
The Caribbean captain Kieron Pollard decided to field first after winning the toss. Windies restricted the hosts to 170/7 (20 overs) in the first innings. In reply, the touring side chased down that target in 18.3 overs after losing two wickets.
Brief Scores: India – 170/7 in 20 overs (Shivam Dube 54, Rishabh Pant 33*; Hayden Walsh 2/28)
Windies – 173/2 in 18.3 overs (Lendl Simmons 67*, Evin Lewis 40; Ravindra Jadeja 1/22)
Result – Windies won by eight wickets
Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:
India vs Windies batting scenario
|Total||170/7 (20 overs)||173/2 (18.3 overs)|
|Extras||18 (13 wides, 3 leg-byes and 2 no-balls)||5 (4 wides and 1 no-ball)|
i) The visiting side Windies won this match by eight wickets. After suffering seven consecutive T20I defeats against India, Windies finally achieved a T20I victory against this team. Before this victory, their previous T20I win against India was on 9th July 2017 at Kingston.
ii) On the other hand, it was the joint largest T20I victory (by wickets) for Windies outside the Caribbean soil. Before this victory, they previously won a T20I by eight wickets against the hosts Bangladesh at Sylhet on 17th December 2018.
i) By the end of this match, Virat Kohli has scored 2,563 T20I runs. He is now the leading run-scorer in T20I cricket history. His teammate Rohit Sharma is in the next position in this list with 2,562 T20I runs.
ii) As a wicketkeeper, Rishabh Pant has managed to register five T20I dismissals (three catches and two stumpings) against Windies. It is the joint-most T20I career dismissals for an Indian wicketkeeper against Windies. MS Dhoni has also achieved the same T20I dismissals figures (three catches and two stumpings = five dismissals) against Windies.
iii) The left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has taken 35 T20I wickets, and it is the joint most T20I wickets for an Indian left-arm bowler. The left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav has also picked up 35 T20I wickets.
i) Lendl Simmons scored 67 not out. It is the second-highest individual T20I score by a Windies batsman against India in India. Lendl Simmons is also holding the top record as he scored 82* at Mumbai on 31st March 2016.