India vs West Indies, highlights, 2nd T20I: Match called off due to rain, West Indies win series

  • The US tour ends on a sad note for Indian cricket team. That will be it for India's limited overs side for quite some time. A long home season awaits Virat Kohli and co now. That's it from us here. Do join us for India's home season. Until then, good bye and take care. 

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  • MS Dhoni on playing in the US: This is one place where we can come back and play cricket. A triangular or four-nation series. A tournament like that can give us more time to spend in the US. Yes, it will be a cramped schedule, but modern-day cricketers won't mind it

  • MS Dhoni in the presentation ceremony: If you compare the two games, you would wonder if we were playing on the same wicket. I am not saying we would have definitely won, but a good batting effort would have seen us through after 140 odd. 

  • West Indies have won the series 1-0. Rain denied India a chance to level the series. But what a good series this has been, really? Yesterday we witnessed a run-fest and an outstanding over by Dwayne Bravo to seal the match for West Indies. But today, MS Dhoni and co came back stronger and bowled out the Calypso boys for only 143. Lots of positives for both teams, Evin Lewis turned out be excellent for the Caribbean side and for India the bowling performance today and the effort to restrict Carlos Brathwaite and co under 250 in the first match would be something they would look to continue further on. However, the fans in USA would be disappointed to wake up early on a Sunday morning and not get a full match in return. 

  • JUST IN: Bad news. Play has been suspended due to wet outfield. What a agonising end to this promising series.

  • And in another game at Sri Lanka, a legend retires. Sri Lanka will surely miss his services! 

  • The rain has interrupted the 2nd T20I between India and West Indies. Stay tuned for further updates.

  • After 2 overs,India 15/0 ( Rohit Sharma 10 , Ajinkya Rahane 4)

    Rahane and Rohit are playing sensibly. Rotating the strike quite brilliantly and letting dot balls pile up. Running the two's and the one's.

  • After 1 overs,India 8/0 ( Rohit Sharma 7 , Ajinkya Rahane 0)

    Rohit Sharma opens his and India's account with a six on the third ball. 8 off it.

  • After a slight rain delay, Indian batsmen are back on the crease. Andre Russell to open the bowling for West Indies.

  • India has done brilliantly well to come back in the second game. They have given 102 less runs than what they did in the last match. The extra bowler plan worked for MS Dhoni and co as Mishra bowled exceedingly well. With a target of just 144. Indian team should fancy to get there easily. West Indies will have to get early wickets with the new ball to get back into this game. Can they do it?

1st T20I report: Promising batsman KL Rahul's 110 not out went in vain as West Indies managed to defeat India by one run in the nail-biting first T20 International at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Florida on Saturday.

With India needing 2 runs from the final ball, West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo kept his nerves to dismiss Mahendra Singh Dhoni (43) with a slower one to take the Caribbean side home.

India would look to level the series and end the US tour on a high. AP

India would look to level the series and end the US tour on a high. AP

Chasing a mammoth 246, Rahul struck the second fastest century in T20 Internationals to guide India to an almost improbable win before the last ball twist changed the fortunes of the men in blue.

With the century, the Karnataka batsman has now become the third Indian to score a century in all three formats of the game.

The 24-year-old Rahul, who was preferred over regular opener Shikhar Dhawan for the match, made the most of the opportunity, bringing up 89 runs for the third wicket with Rohit Sharma (62) before almost guiding the team to victory with a 107-run stand with Dhoni.

Earlier, India were off to a disappointing start losing the key wickets of opener Ajinkya Rahane (7) and Test skipper Virat Kohli (16) cheaply, until Sharma was joined by Rahul and their 89-run stand for the third wicket provided momentum for the chase.

The Mumbai batsman's innings was laced with four boundaries and as many sixes, including the three consecutive maximums off tweaker Sunil Narine, before being caught by Johnson Charles at deep midwicket off Keiron Pollard in the 12th over.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni then joined Rahul, who by now got to his half century off 26 balls and the duo took the attack to the opposition.

West Indies also paid the price for giving Rahul another chance on 38 when skipper Carlos Brathwaite dropped him at long off off Andre Russell.

Both the right-handers were at their lethal best with Dhoni bringing the asking rate down with two sixes off Russel in the 17th over while Rahul got one more to take India to 213/3.

With India needing 33 from the last three, Rahul got to his century with a brilliant six and then struck a four off the very next ball.

But all the drama was stored for the last over, in which India managed to score six out of the required eight runs, before Dhoni, who survived a catch on the first ball, was caught at short third-man on the final ball.

Earlier, riding on opener Evin Lewis' century, West Indies posted 245/6 after being sent in to bat, in what is the US's only International Cricket Council (ICC) recognised cricket stadium.

The carnage started from the word go as the opening duo of Johnson Charles (79) and Lewis clobbered pacer Mohammed Shami for a six and two fours in the opening over.

The Indian bowlers had no answer to the onslaught launched by the West Indians with Charles being the more aggressive of the two.

Shami, who was recalled for his second spell, finally managed to bring the onslaught to a halt by removing Charles with a full length delivery that rocked his off-stump.

Charles' 33-ball knock was laced with six boundaries and seven massive sixes and his partnership with Lewis produced 126 runs.

The dismissal of Charles brought in all-rounder Andre Russell, who was promoted to keep the run-rate soaring.

Playing his second ever T20I, Lewis, who till now was playing second fiddle, began his attack, getting to his 50 off 25 balls with four boundaries and three sixes.

The southpaw mauled seamer Stuart Binny for five consecutive sixes in the 11th over to propel the Caribbean side to the 150-run mark, while reaching the three-figure mark himself of 47 balls with a single from Jadeja before being dismissed in the same over. His 49-ball knock included five fours and nine huge sixes while his partnership for the second wicket with Russell yielded 78 runs.

Jadeja brought the smiles back on the faces of Indian fans by trapping Russell plumb in front in the same over but not before the West Indies crossed the 200-run mark.

Skipper Carlos Brathwaite (14) and veteran Keiron Pollard (22) then continued the fireworks in the middle with a 31-run stand before Brathwaite fell prey to Jasprit Bumrah's brilliant presence of mind to be run out on the first ball of the final over.

Marlon Samuels (1) and Dwayne Bravo (1) then survived the last ball with a single, but it was enough for the West Indies to get to the third highest T20I total and third highest overall score.

Both the teams will face off in the second and final match of the series at the same venue on Sunday.

Brief Scores: West Indies 245/6 (Evin Lewis 100, Johnson Charles 79, Andre Russell 22, Jadeja 2/39, Bumrah 2/47) vs India 244/4 (Lokesh Rahul 110 not out, Rohi Sharma 62, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 43, Dwayne Bravo 2/37)

With inputs from Agencies



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115