India and West Indies will lock horns with each other in the third and final match of the ongoing T20 series on Sunday at Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. India clinched the series 2-0 after winning the second T20 international by 8 runs on Friday.
India batted first in the last game and got off to a shaky start. The likes of Ishan Kishan (2), Rohit Sharma (19), and Suryakumar Yadav (8) all failed to hit the straps.
Virat Kohli, however, returned to form with a brilliant 52-run knock of 41 balls, including 7 fours and 1 six. Later, Rishabh Pant and Venkatesh Iyer stitched an outstanding 76-run partnership to guide the team to a formidable score of 186 runs in the first innings. Pant played an unbeaten 52-run knock off 28 deliveries, a knock which laced with 7 fours and 1 six.
Venkatesh Iyer also gave him valuable support with a 33-run knock off 18 deliveries. For West Indies, Roston Chase, once again, starred with the ball as he ran through India’s middle-over. He picked three wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs.
West Indies, in pursuit of that score, fell 8 runs short of the target. Windies too didn’t make an ideal start with the bat. Brandon King (22 off 30) and Kyle Mayers (9 off 10) were guilty of getting out on low scores. However, Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell then joined hands and stitched a sensational partnership for the third wicket.
The duo scored boundaries at regular intervals and took the game as deep as possible. They fought hard with the bat but, unfortunately, fell 8 runs short of the target in the end. Nicholas Pooran got out after scoring 62 runs in 41 deliveries, while Rovman Powell stayed unbeaten on 68 off 36 balls.
IND vs WI Prediction, India vs West Indies 2022- Who Will Win the Match Between India and 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||–|
Recent venue records (Records at Eden Gardens, Kolkata)
STATS – T20
|Matches won batting first||4|
|Matches won bowling first||6|
|Average 1st Inns scores||149|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||128|
|Highest total recorded||201/5 (20 Ov) by PAK vs BAN|
|Lowest total recorded||70/10 (15.4 Ov) by BAN vs NZ|
|Highest score chased||162/4 (18.5 Ov) by IND vs WI|
|Lowest score defended||145/8 (20 Ov) by NZ vs BA|
Toss Prediction for 3rd T20I
The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.
Predicted Scores for 3rd T20I
|Team||1st batting||2nd batting|
Who will score the most runs for India in the match: Rohit Sharma or Suryakumar Yadav
Who will take the most wickets for India in the match: Ravi Bishnoi or Yuzvendra Chahal
Who will score the most runs for West Indies in the match: Nicholas Pooran or Kieron Pollard