India vs West Indies, T20I at Kingston, Highlights and cricket result: Lewis powers Windies to a 9-wicket win

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Date: Monday,21 August 2017 11:18 IST Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica Match Status: Match Ended

West Indies beat India by 9 wickets

  • That brings us to the end of the Caribbean tour, with India returning victorious in the ODI series (3-1) and Windies maintaining their dominance in their favourite T20 format, by winning the one-off game by 9 wickets, thanks to some extra ordinary display of power hitting by Evin Lewis. His magnificent innings helped his side stream roll over India's 190. Thank you for tuning in, hope to see you around. Goodbye from all of us here at Firstpost.

  • Carlos Brathwaite, Windies captain: Very, very happy. Yesterday we asked for the batters to go out and express themselves. I gave them the captain's incentive, whoever goes and gets a fifty gets half my match fee. Thousands of people came out today and we wanted to put smiles on the faces of the fans and that's what we come back to do. We spoke about wrestling back, we've seen in the IPL, so we know how good Bhuvneshwar Kumar is at the back end and we wanted him to bowl more in the first few overs and that's a box ticked. Evin took the mantle over, so big kudos to him, he just played on and on and he scored a century back in Florida too. The expression that Lewis showed ably supported by Chris and Marlon latter on was fantastic. Excellent bowling by Williams, he has carried the good form from Pakistan to Afghanistan and here his figures do not reflect how good he bowled. But he got Kohli and Dhawan with the direct hit to get two new batters after the 6th over that really helped.

  • Evin Lewis is the Man of the Match for his 125 (62): Once you get a hundred against a team like India it is always good. It was a lot on my mind after five failures and I remembered that when I scored today, but I keep believing in myself. Ya he .I am not sure what it will do it to be, I am very thankful for it,  but I am very happy with my performance today and look to continue it further.

  • Virat Kohli, India captain: Ya, definiately, in the first innings we could have added 25-30 extra. We were 30 runs short. If you don't grab your chance you don't deserve to win. After the good start, we need one batsmen to get through, someone with a big 80-90. Dinesh batted well in the middle overs. All these games are good feeder to how guys react to different situations. West Indies have a set team and fixed squad. Well, very good, only one loss in ODI, one game in ODI series we lost , played the first game well as well. One T20 is anyone's game, one match here doesn't make a series in my opinion though. It was good tour, we always enjoy coming here, we won the Test series as well the last time and we go home very happy.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Highest difference between 6s and 4s for a batsman in T20Is:

    17 - EVIN LEWIS*

    10 - Albie Morkel

    7 - Ziaur Rahman

    6 - Yusuf Pathan, Tanwir Afzal, Craig McMillan

  • India run into a juggernaut called Chris Gayle  Evin Lewis. He ended with an unbeaten 125 off just 62 balls with 12 humoungous sixes, most by any batsmen in T20Is. The only way India could makea  match out of 190 on a flat track against the T20 champions was by taking wickets, they dropped Lewis twice and then what followed was simply belligerent brutal hitting. The fact Windies finished with 9 wickets and 9 balls to spare, showed their domination in the shortest format. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most sixes in a T20I innings: 
    14 - Aaron Finch v England, Southampton, 2013
    13 - Richard Levi v New Zealand, Hamilton, 2012
    12 - Evin Lewis v India, Kingston, 2017*

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    125* by Evin Lewis today:
    - Highest by a West Indies player in T20Is 
    - Highest against India in T20Is
    - Highest by a player while chasing in T20Is

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most sixes against India in T20Is:
    21 - EVIN LEWIS* (Just 3 innings)
    20 - Shane Watson (8 innings) 
    17 - Eoin Morgan (8 innings) 

  • SIX! over backward square leg to win the game by 9 wickets and 9 balls to spare. He ends with the highest individual score by a batsmen in a run-chase.

  • FOUR! Samuels walks across and just swipes it across the line. Couple of bounces and it goes over mid wicket

  • After 18 overs,West Indies 183/1 ( Evin Lewis 119 , Marlon Samuels 31)

    Bhuvneshwar resorts to a short ball after the boundary off the first ball. Then keeps it wide and full. Samuels cannot get it away for the next four balls and they run a leg bye off the last ball. Need 8 off 12.

  • FOUR! Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back and Samuels carves it nicely, splits the gap between backward point and short third man.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    What an extraordinary assault on India's bowlers. Lewis has really smashed them with power and intent to all parts of the ground. Samuels too in great touch. Stroking the ball with great poise and calm. No way India can win from here. Lewis' 10th six was massive. Went over the stadium roof and called for a change of ball. He's the man for sure.

  • After 17 overs,West Indies 178/1 ( Evin Lewis 119 , Marlon Samuels 27)

    Lewis is simply hitting sixes for fun now! He has brought the required rate under 5 now. 13 off 18 required. Simply now stopping this man! 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    11 sixes for Evin Lewis today which is the most by a player against India in a T20I match. 

  • SIX! Another one, this time slightly towards the off side, not as long as the previous one, but still good 10-15 rows behind.

  • SIX! Colossal hit! The umpires call for a new ball. It is hit down and out of the ground. No stopping this man!

  • After 16 overs,West Indies 164/1 ( Evin Lewis 106 , Marlon Samuels 26)

    Kuldeep Yadav has been brought back. Samuels hits a delightful boundary over the covers, and then comes down the track to meet it halfway and misses, but a little deviation from his pads and the balls passes MS Dhoni, who has missed another stumping, tough, but the chance has gone down.  

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Players to hit nine or more sixes on two different occasions in T20Is:
    Chris Gayle 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Evin Lewis becomes the first batsman to hit two centuries against a team in T20Is. 

  • After 15 overs,West Indies 149/1 ( Evin Lewis 100 , Marlon Samuels 21)

    Windies are now running with it. None of the Indian bowlers are able to stop the run flow.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Another brilliant century against India for Lewis. This T20 hundred came off 53 balls. 9 sixes 5 fours with a strike rate of 187. The last one, last year, came in 49 balls. He really is a different batsman in T20 cricket.

  • Hundred! Pushes behind square for a single and it is his 2nd T20I century and both have come against India. What a belligerent innings by the left handed Trinidadian. 100 (53)

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most centuries in T20Is:
    2 - Chris Gayle 
    2 - Brendon McCullum
    2 - EVIN LEWIS*

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Md. Shami having a rough day. Marlon Samuels joins the party by slugging him for a four and six. The six was over long off, Shami turning out to be really expensive. Windies batsmen have struck back resoundingly. Disappointment that Indian bowlers are bowling so many wides and exerting no pressure at all..

  • SIX! Over the long off fence.

  • SIX! Straight and six! Like an arrow the ball hit over the sigh screen. Hit high and handsome.

  • After 14 overs,West Indies 135/1 ( Evin Lewis 87 , Marlon Samuels 21)

    3 boundaries of the over and couple of singles by Samuels and Lewis to sweeper cover. 56 off 36 now.

  • FOUR! Inside edge and the ball runs pass short fine leg.

  • FOUR! Controlled and glorious, good length outside off and Samuels opens up and just throws his hands at it. One bounce and wide of long off.

  • FOUR! Samuels tries to cut but only edges it through slip and the ball runs down to the third man boundary.

  • After 13 overs,West Indies 119/1 ( Evin Lewis 86 , Marlon Samuels 6)

    Jadeja has gone only for 2. He starts round the wicket to Lewis. One was wide down the leg side, as he attempted to follow Lewis who was trying make some room and darts the final ball outside off as Lewis was again moving towards the leg side.

  • Ravindra Jadeja has been brought for the first time in the 13th over.

  • After 12 overs,West Indies 117/1 ( Evin Lewis 86 , Marlon Samuels 5)

    Tosses it up to Samuels who gets forward and pushes to covers to get to the other end. Bowls a beauty to Lewis, the ball starts outside leg and then turns in but bounces over the stumps, Lewis goes for a expansive sweep. After a couple of dots, Lewis gets outside the line of the ball gets low and sweeps it to long leg.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Evin Lewis becomes the first batsman to hit seven-plus sixes on two different occasions against India in T20Is. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    This Windies innings is all about Evin Lewis. The left handed opener is really belting the bowlers at will.He looks a different batsman with the T20 license to go after the bowling. Sixes and fours are flowing all his bat. His aggressive batting is keeping WI run rate at over 10  runs. Couple of quick wickets could still change scenario. But India need them now! 

  • After 11 overs,West Indies 106/1 ( Evin Lewis 79 , Marlon Samuels 3)

    Shami decides to keep it full after the six, after taking a couple thorough covers, Shami slips one down the leg side for a wide. Follows it up with two dot balls. Then he squirted one to square. Samuels hits it down to long on to finish the over.

  • SIX! Clobbered over mid wicket, to bring up the 100 on the scoreboard. Shami runs in from round the wicket in his new spell and Lewis has whacked it over mid wicket. Speed of the bat was 142 Kmph!

  • After 10 overs,West Indies 95/1 ( Evin Lewis 70 , Marlon Samuels 2)

    Ashwin bowls it quick and flat after going for a six and Lewis tried to run it down. Lewis and Samuels take singles to square leg. Lewis picks another single to short third. Ends with a leg break to Samuels for no run.

  • SIX! Ashwin comes round the wicket and dshes out a full toss, mind you it was a high full toss, but Lewis has smacked that down the ground. over the sight screen she goes.

  • After 9 overs,West Indies 86/1 ( Evin Lewis 62 , Marlon Samuels 1)

    Successful over for India, as they finally get a much needed breakthrough, Yadav is not pitching it up and not giving him a lot of room by bowling on his legs. 4 runs a wicket off it.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Evan Lewis showing what power hitting is all about. He's not too worried about niceties of hitting. He's throwing everything he has at the ball. Massive sixes and power struck boundaries are his trademark. The two dropped catches off skiers are not bothering him. He's batting on one gear  --  top one. Gayle though gets out, skying an attempted pull. Once again Kuldeep Yadav provides breakthrough. Could have had Lewis earlier, but for dropped catch by Karthik. 

  • OUT! It is that man, Kuldeep Yadav again. His first T20I wicket is Chris Gayle. Pitched on leg and the ball was turning away from him, Gayle looked to clear the leg side boundary, skies a leading edge and Dhoni completes a simple catch. India can breathe a sigh of relief.

    In walks Marlon Samuels at no. 3

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Evin Lewis' fifty in 24 balls today is the joint second fastest against India while chasing in T20Is. The fastest is by Mohammad Hafeez in 23 balls at Ahmedabad in 2012.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    WI running away with the game. Lewis hammering the bowlers at will. The powerplay overs have been very expensive.The mix up for a catch off the final ball between Kohli and Shami exposed Indian confusion to such a battering. WI going at 11 runs  an over and without loss of wicket. Lewis 53 in 24 balls. 

  • After 8 overs,West Indies 82/0 ( Chris Gayle 18 , Evin Lewis 61)

    The over was going just fine for Ashwin until Lewis powered one through covers. Even Ashwin appreciates the shot. He is in his elements, I tell you. 7 runs off the over. 

  • After 7 overs,West Indies 76/0 ( Chris Gayle 17 , Evin Lewis 56)

    Take a bow, Evin Lewis. Something happens to him against India in the shortest format. Slams his fifty off 24 balls. To top it he completed it with a six. DROPPED! Can you believe it? Now Karthik puts Lewis down. Nothing going India's way. 9 runs off the over. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    It is obvious Indian bowlers don't want to get Lewis to free his hands. They are bowling a blatant leg stump line or following him. But every time he is able to free the hands Lewis has been striking the ball big time. He has been able to do this in Ashwin's bowling -- moving away and hitting big

  • After 6 overs,West Indies 66/0 ( Chris Gayle 17 , Evin Lewis 47)

    Gayle is giving the strike back to Lewis and enjoying being the spectator as Lewis is firing all cylinders. 14 runs off Bhuvneshwar's over. India have dropped Lewis, it was hit high in the air and Lewis and Shami both go for the catch, they miss each other by not much, but cannot hold on to the catch. Miscommunication costs India.

Preview: Riding high after clinching the One-Day International (ODI) series, the Indian team will look to repeat their performance against Windies in the one-off Twenty20 International (T20I) at Sabina Park here on Sunday.

The visitors have retained the same squad which won them the ODI series 3-1 while the Carlos Brathwaite-led Windies have made significant changes for the match.

File photo of Windies captain Carlos Brathwaite and India captain Virat Kohli. AFP

File photo of Windies captain Carlos Brathwaite and India captain Virat Kohli. AFP

It will be a slightly more difficult task for the men-in-blue to outplay the hosts like they did in the ODI series because the Windies T20 team seems to be a more balanced side as compared to the ODI squad.

Windies will rely heavily on their swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle who has joined the T20 squad to provide them a good start against a decent Indian bowling line-up.

Brathwaite, all-rounder Kieron Pollard and Marlon Samuels are the other important inclusions for the side in the batting department, who will look to go hard at the Indian bowlers.

The bowling department under the likes of experienced pacer Jerome Taylor and spinning duo Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine will look to put the brakes on the formidable Indian batting line-up.

On the other hand, the Indian batting line with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh will look to help their side put up a big total keeping in mind the visitors strength in batting.

Kohli may also make some changes in the playing XI with the kind of depth India has got in their squad.

India's bowling department will be duly tested against the hard-hitting Windies' batsmen on show for hosts in the shorter format.

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik.

Windies: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Ronsford Beaton, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton (wicketkeeper), Kesrick Williams.

With inputs from IANS

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 4579 114
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