India will take on West Indies in 2nd Twenty20 game at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida on Sunday (August 28) after thrilling contest in first T20I on Saturday (August 27). West Indies won first of two-macth T20I series by just one run to take 1-0 lead.
Fixture: India vs West Indies, 2nd T20/ IND vs WI
Time/Date: 07:30 PM IST/ 02:00 PM GMT/ 10:00 AM LOCAL/ 28 Aug
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
Evin Lewis was star performer from Caribbean side who smashed 49-balls century to help his side reach massive total of 245 runs. Many would have thought scoreboard pressure will sink India but KL Rahul once again showed his class and blasted 46-balls century to bring situation to eight runs require of last over.
After early departure of Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma played lofty shots and kept India in game. Virat Kohli cleared his intention when he smashed two boundary of Samuel Badree over however he was caught behind trying to pull one from DJ Bravo.
MS Dhoni tried hard but it was matter of one run which made West Indies winner and India to end on losing side. India Skipper scored at quick rate i.e striker rate of 176 but he couldn’t score 2 runs of last ball and give a simple catch to Samuels.
Johnson Charles made important contribution of 76 runs of just 33 balls which gave West Indies momentum to score at fast rate. He along with Evin Lewis raced away to 24 in the first two overs, with Charles scoring 21 off nine deliveries and at the end of power-play West Indies were 78 runs without loss.
Though India lost the game, courage shown was players sends positive vibe in dressing room. They played like champions and chased the mammoth total lion-hearted but in the end it was all about DJ Bravo and just one run. It was thrilling last ball encounter for fans in Florida which saw 489 runs and 10 wickets.
Another thriller is expected tomorrow (28 August) when these two sides will take field at same venue, same time. Don’t forget to watch.
Where to watch India vs West Indies, 2nd Twenty20 Match Live?
TV Channels: Star Sports, Willow TV
Live Score: Cricbuzz.com and ESPNCricinfo.com
What is full squad of India and West Indies for Twenty20 International series?
India full squad: MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, J Bumrah, Shami, Bhuvneshwar, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Stuart Binny
West Indies full squad: Andre Fletcher, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Johnson Charles, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine
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