Kieron Pollard played an outstanding hand to help West Indies post a challenging total after Deepak Chahar wreaked havoc with the new ball at the Province Stadium in Guyana. The host played some good shots in the last few overs to post 146 runs for the loss of six wickets as they look to restrict India and pull one back in the series.

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With the series already sealed, India made three changes to their squad and elected to bowl first after winning the toss. Deepak Chahar made a spectacular comeback to the Indian team claiming three wickets with the new ball to reduce West Indies to 14 for three in four overs. The senior of the Chahar brothers swung the ball both ways, making things hard for the home side batters. Sunil Narine threw his wicket in a bid to score quick runs and in turn giving an easy catch to Navdeep Saini. He then got both the left-handers – Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer with two incoming deliveries making things difficult for the host in Guyana which witnessed a delayed start due to wet outfield.

Deepak Chahar. Credit: AP

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Kieron Pollard once again started the job of the revival partnering wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran. The veteran all-rounder opened his account with a sweet strike over the long-off fielder while Pooran took some time to set his eye in. Pollard unleashed an attack on the spinners taking them for cleaners as West Indies posted 58 for three at the halfway stage. Pooran struggled to get going before Navdeep Saini got him in the 14th over to break the partnership.

But Pollard continued on with antics to lead the West Indies batting. In the process, he brought his only third T20I fifty and first since 2012. The team from the Caribbean Islands posted 100 in 15 overs before Saini foxed Pollard with a slower delivery to bring India back in the game. But a few hits from Fabian Allen and Rovman Powell helped the host post a challenging total of 146 runs at the end of 20 overs.

Kieron Pollard. Credit: Twitter

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