India and West Indies will take on each other in the third and final T20 international of the series on Sunday at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Team India have already clinched the series and would look to register a series whitewash on Sunday.
After winning the first game by 6 wickets, the Men in Blue put in another heart-warming performance in the next game on Friday and won it by 8 runs. Unlike the first T20 international, West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard had won the toss and invited India to bat first.
To add further misery, India didn’t get off to a great start, however, Virat Kohli returned to form with a vital 51-run knock off 41 balls. Later, Rishabh Pant (52 off 38) and Venkatesh Iyer (33 off 18) stitched a vital 76-run partnership to guide India to a formidable score of 186 runs in the first innings. For West Indies, once again, it was Roston Chase who came up with a sensational spell of 3 for 25 runs in 4 overs.
In pursuit of tha total, West Indies too didn’t get off a to great start, having lost both the openers for 59 runs in 8.3 overs. However, Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell then led a sensational recovery. The duo didn’t allow India to take any wicket for the next 10 overs and took the game as deep as possible.
However, with 36 runs needed in the last three overs, Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar held their nerves and conceded only 28 runs in the final 18 balls. West Indies, eventually, fell short of 8 runs in the end. Rovman Powell remained unbeaten on 68 off 36, while Nicholas Pooran managed to score 62 runs in 41 deliveries.
As for the Indian bowling attack, the spinners were once again brilliant. Yuzvendra Chahal was used in the power play overs. He returned with figures of 1 for 31 in 4 overs, while Ravi Bishnoi conceded 1 for 30 in his four overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1 for 29) also was brilliant both in the powerplay as well as death overs.
IND vs WI Head to Head Records, India vs West Indies 2022- India’s Head to Head Record Against West Indies, India vs West Indies 2022, 3rd T20I
Teams’ Head-to-Head Records:
|Stats||Matches||IND Won||WI Won||N/R|
|In the last 5 matches||5||5||0||–|
As far as head to head record between India and West Indies in T20 internationals is concerned, both teams have played 19 matches against each other. Of those, India have beaten West Indies on 12 occasions, while West Indies emerged victorious 6 times.
In the ongoing T20 series between the two teams, India have sealed the series 2-0 after winning the second match by 8 runs on Friday. The Men in Blue would be aiming for a series whitewash on Sunday.
Successful Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting:
|Innings||IND won||WI won|