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India vs West Indies, Highlights, 2nd T20I at Thiruvananthapuram, Full Cricket Score: Windies win by 8 wickets

Date: Sunday, 08 December, 2019 23:09 IST

Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram

Match Ended

West Indies beat India by 8 wickets

170/7 OV : (20.0) RR.(8.5)
173/2 OV : (18.3) RR.(9.45)
Match Ended:

West Indies beat India by 8 wickets

Man Of the Match:

This over 18.3

  • 0
  • 1
  • 4


Lendl Simmons

  • 67 (45)
  • 4s X 4
  • 6s X 4

Nicholas Pooran (W)

  • 38 (18)
  • 4s X 4
  • 6s X 2


Deepak Chahar

  • 35 (3.3)
  • M X 0
  • W X 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

  • 36 (4)
  • M X 0
  • W X 0
Current Partnership Last Wicket

61 ( 4.5 ) R/R: 12.62

Lendl Simmons 22(11)

Nicholas Pooran 38(18)

112/2 (13.4 over)

Shimron Hetmyer 23 (14) SR: S.R (164.29)

c Virat Kohli b Ravindra Jadeja

West Indies in India 3 T20I Series 2019 2nd T20I Match Result West Indies beat India by 8 wickets

India vs West Indies, Highlights, 2nd T20I at Thiruvananthapuram, Full Cricket Score: Windies win by 8 wickets


22:52 (IST)

That's that from us today as well. Windies win and have made sure the series is alive. Mumbai hosts the third and last T20I. That will be now the decider. See you on 11 December then. For now, good bye and good night.

22:50 (IST)

Lendl Simmons, Man of the match for his unbeaten 67

Simmons: Like playing against India. They are a challenge. Glad to have got the opportunity again. It did not start as I wanted today. I am a bit old school. I take my time and then get going. I understand my role in this team. I knew Pooran and those guys will get boundaries later on, I tried to stay for long. 

22:48 (IST)

Kieron Pollard: These things happen (on 10th spot in ICC rankings). What we can control is what's in front of us. We came back well in the death overs to restrict them under 180. Some guys who've from the CPL and I'm very excited for them as this is their chance. Walsh bowled full four overs today, Kesrick was brilliant and I just hope that they go out there and enjoy themselves. 

The most I can do is pass my knowledge to the younger guys. It is what it is (on aggressive body language) and every time I get out there, I'm just looking to lead my team to victory. We are looking forward to that series decider in Mumbai. 


22:44 (IST)

Virat Kohli, India captain: You can say that. Numbers say a lot of things. You expect to get 45 runs in the last few overs. Dube's knock propelled us to 170. Windies bowled well and made sure we did not get momentum. We have been below par in the field in the last two matches. Two dropped chances in one over will cost you big. Fielding is something we need to be brave. We have to be at our best in Mumbai. We knew the pitch was going to do something, we thought why not send Shivam and see how it works and it worked pretty well. One of those catches that stuck in the hand. It came into my hand. It is about putting in the effort, sometime they stick, sometime they do not.

22:35 (IST)

So, the West Indies have shown the glimpses of their power-hitting skills tonight. On a pitch where the Indian batsmen found it difficult to time the ball, these Caribbean boys dismissed the bowling with disdain. The decision of not picking Kuldeep and Shami was a big tactical blunder and hope they will rectify this mistake in Mumbai. Also, they need a better effort in fielding and catching.

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance cricket writer
22:35 (IST)
22:35 (IST)

Most sixes v India in India in a T20I match:

15 - West Indies, Hyderabad, 2019
12 - West Indies, Trivandrum, 2019*
11 - West Indies, Mumbai, 2016

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
22:35 (IST)
22:30 (IST)

Nicholas Pooran: We tried not to panic. There was no big pressure. There is a bit of competition in the team. Everyone wants to do well. I work really hard and finally it is being paid off. Cricket is now all about having fun. Much better batting than being in a dug out.

22:28 (IST)

Most consecutive T20I wins for India against an opponent:

8 v Bangladesh, 2009-18
7 v Australia, 2013-17
7 v Sri Lanka, 2016-17
7 v West Indies, 2018-19* (Ended today)

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
22:28 (IST)
22:25 (IST)

FOUR! That's it! West Indies win. And win by eight wickets and 9 balls remaining. 

Short ball from Chahar and Pooran pulls it away for four runs to make it 1-1 in the three-match series. What a performance from the visitors. 

22:24 (IST)

After 18 overs,West Indies 168/2 ( Lendl Simmons 66 , Nicholas Pooran (W) 34)

Formalities left as Windies just a boundary away for a win. Bhuvneshwar leaks 14 off the last over, one boundary and a six hit. Very ordinary show from the pacers. 

22:24 (IST)

Lendl Simmons missed out in Hyderabad but tonight he is making up for it with this well-composed innings. In this power-packed Windies line-up, he plays the role of a sheet-anchor. Quietly he gets the job done whereas the focus is on the other end, towards the big-hitters. This particular innings tonight is a classic example of this gameplan of Simmons. 

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance cricket writer
22:24 (IST)
22:23 (IST)

SIX! What a shot from Pooran, what a shot, on his hips and Pooran hits it over long on for a massive six

22:20 (IST)

FOUR! So beautiful, great wrist work from Pooran, fullish and Pooran drives it through covers for four runs like it is such an easy shot to play. 

22:20 (IST)

After 17 overs,West Indies 154/2 ( Lendl Simmons 64 , Nicholas Pooran (W) 22)

Think West Indies have sealed the victory for themselves. Simmons batting with authority. Pooran showing why he is so so special. Indian bowlers have been very ordinary today. 12 off the last over by Chahar. West Indies need 17 runs in 18 balls

22:18 (IST)

SIX! That was fuller and had pace, Simmons gets under the ball and smacks it over long off fielder for six runs. 

22:14 (IST)

After 16 overs,West Indies 142/2 ( Lendl Simmons 57 , Nicholas Pooran (W) 18)

This is Windies game now. Very difficult for India to stage a comeback from hereon. Simmons has played a magical innings after being dropped at the start of the innings. We have seen such a template before. Havn't we? West Indies need 29 runs in 24 balls.

22:14 (IST)

This is the first fifty-plus score for Lendl Simmons after 12 T20I innings. His last fifty came against India in WT20 - 2016 semi-final match before today.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
22:14 (IST)
22:13 (IST)

FOUR! Simmons dances down the track off Bhuvi and smacks it over extra cover fielder for four runs. What a shot.

22:11 (IST)

FOUR! Majestic shot from Pooran, fuller and he drives it through the off side for four runs

22:10 (IST)

FOUR! Unbelievable effort from Jadeja at deep square leg but that could stop the four runs. Pooran hit it with immense power. 

22:09 (IST)

After 15 overs,West Indies 127/2 ( Lendl Simmons 53 , Nicholas Pooran (W) 7)

Chahal gives away 14 in the over. This is a bad effort considering India made a good comeback in the last over. Need to follow it up with a tight over. West Indies need 44 runs in 30 balls.

22:08 (IST)

SIX! and FIFTY for Simmons! There was flight in the ball, Simmons got in the position and smacked it over long on for a massive six. Brings up his fifty. 

22:07 (IST)

SIX! Short ball from Chahal, new man Pooran makes most of it. Hits it over long on for six runs. 

22:06 (IST)

Shimron Hetmyer is quick on his feet, which helps him to get into a power-hitting position swiftly while facing a spinner. And with his muscle power, when the left-hander from Guyana hits it, it generally stays a hit. On sub-continental pitches it's a very effective method to dominate the slow bowlers. It is pity that RCB let him go from their squad. But in the upcoming auction Hetmyer is expected to fetch big bucks.    

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance cricket writer
22:06 (IST)
22:05 (IST)

After 14 overs,West Indies 113/2 ( Lendl Simmons 46 , Nicholas Pooran (W) 0)

India get the second wicket and the dangerous looking Hetmyet thanks to a superb fielding effort by Indian captain. On a day when India have fielder so poorly, Kohli has pulled off an extra-ordinary catch. This should lift India.

22:04 (IST)

OUT! India needed an inspirational effort in the field and captain Kohli has provided just that. He has pulled off a stunner at long on, a diving effort to catch Hetmyer shot, he ran to his right, caught it and then followed it up with a slide, came very close to the ropes but managed to hold on to the ball and stay away from the ropes as well. What an effort. Jadeja gets the wicket. Hetmyer c Kohli b Jadeja 23(14)

22:01 (IST)

SIX! Fuller now from Jadeja and Hetmyer hits a flat six at deep extra cover. He is looking very good now. 

22:00 (IST)

SIX! This is very poor from Jadeja, another short tracker from him, and in Hetmyer's arc, he hits it over deep mid-wicket again for maximum. 

21:58 (IST)

After 13 overs,West Indies 99/1 ( Lendl Simmons 44 , Shimron Hetmyer 11)

Windies are in driver's seat here. But India not completely out of the contest. The bowlers have not understood the right length here and not many have tried to use the slow nature of the track to best use. West Indies need 72 runs in 42 balls.

21:55 (IST)

OUT! That is a very bad ball, room outside the off stump and no pace on the ball, Simmons cuts it away for four runs. 

21:54 (IST)

After 12 overs,West Indies 91/1 ( Lendl Simmons 39 , Shimron Hetmyer 8)

Hetmyer is here with a massive six. It was as if nobody noticed he had come in to bat. Jadeja comes into the attack and gives away 8 runs. West Indies need 80 runs in 48 balls.

21:52 (IST)

SIX! What a shot, Hetmyet almost knew what was coming his way, turning in to him, and he smashes it over deep mid-wicket for six runs. 

21:51 (IST)

After 11 overs,West Indies 83/1 ( Lendl Simmons 38 , Shimron Hetmyer 1)

Simmons is batting well now. He is striking the ball almost at will. India continue to be sloppy in the field. Dube introduced into the attack and he oversteps once to hand a free hit to Simmons, who hits a boundary on it. West Indies need 88 runs in 54 balls.

21:48 (IST)

FOUR! Free hit this was. Yorker from Dube, and Simmons gets under the ball and hits it to long on region for four runs.

21:45 (IST)

After 10 overs,West Indies 73/1 ( Lendl Simmons 30 , Shimron Hetmyer 0)

Quality glovework from Pant and great comeback from Sundar, who has had a tough match so far. He stuck to the right line and finally some success for him. Windies lose their first wicket. They need 98 runs in 60 balls.

21:43 (IST)

OUT! That was pretty good from Sundar and pretty quick from Pant behind the wickets. Sundar bowled a quick off spinner, Lewis came out but missed to connect, Pant's hands were right behind the stumps and he dislodged the bails at lightening speed. Dhoni must have smiled after watching that stumping. Lewis st Pant b Washington Sundar 40(35)

21:39 (IST)

After 9 overs,West Indies 71/0 ( Lendl Simmons 29 , Evin Lewis 39)

Simmons joins the party with some lusty blows. Jadeja with a bad fielding effort. How often do you see that on the ground? Just that sort of a day for India on the field. 12 runs off the over.

21:38 (IST)

SIX! Flight the ball and Simmons clears the deep mid-wicket region for a six. There was no stopping the ball.

21:37 (IST)

FOUR! Criminal really this. The ball goes for four runs through the legs. It is Jadeja who has let it go at backward point. 

21:35 (IST)

After 8 overs,West Indies 59/0 ( Lendl Simmons 17 , Evin Lewis 39)

India lose their only review. That was a very poor LBW review as neither keeper nor the bowler had any idea whether the ball was hitting the stumps. Turns out the the impace was outside the off stump. 

21:34 (IST)

Lewis is once again looking dangerous for India. His power-hitting game in the middle-overs can upset the bowling plans of Chahal and Jadeja. Apart from him, the visitors also have two other left-handers – Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer – to follow. So, at this point West Indies are on the driver's seat in this fixture.  

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance cricket writer
21:34 (IST)
21:32 (IST)

SIX! Simmons stands and delivers, floater from Sundar and there was pace on the ball, goes big straight down the ground for six

21:31 (IST)

After 7 overs,West Indies 51/0 ( Lendl Simmons 10 , Evin Lewis 38)

Fifty up for Windies and India are yet to pick up a wicket. Things are not looking that great for the hosts. They have been ordinary with the ball and in the field. They need an inspirational effort from somewhere here.

21:29 (IST)

SIX! Bad delivery, Chahal bowls at Lewis' legs and he sweeps it for six over long leg. Fifty up for Windies without ny loss of wicket with that shot. 

21:26 (IST)

After 6 overs,West Indies 41/0 ( Lendl Simmons 9 , Evin Lewis 30)

Sundar dropped a catch in the last over and has been hit for 15 runs in this over, including two sixes. Lewis making most of the second chance he has got. If he gets going, this chase will be over pretty soon.

21:24 (IST)

SIX! Lewis comes down the track and dispatches it over deep extra covers for six runs. 

21:23 (IST)

SIX! Lewis hits it over deep mid-wicket for six off Sundar. Was not a clean hit but still had enough legs to go over the ropes

21:22 (IST)

After 5 overs,West Indies 26/0 ( Lendl Simmons 8 , Evin Lewis 17)

Unlucky is the word for Bhuvneshwar. Two catches dropped in the over off his bowling. Sundar yet again drops one. This would be a huge dent to his catching confidence. He has dropped as many as 3 so far and all easy ones. Pant dropped one behind the wickets. 

21:20 (IST)

DROPPED! Another one dropped, Pant this time is the culprit. Was moving to his right, the ball got the edge and went to his left, he reached to the ball but spilled it on the fall. 

21:19 (IST)

Compared to the last game this has been a subdued start for West Indies. Perhaps, both Lewis and Simmons are waiting for the ball to get wet. That's why at this point they are trying make the ball travel as much as possible on the outfield.

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance cricket writer
21:19 (IST)

India vs West Indies, LIVE Cricket Score, 2nd T20I at Thiruvananthapuram Latest Updates: FOUR! That's it! West Indies win. And win by eight wickets and 9 balls remaining. 

India vs West Indies 2nd T20I Preview: T20 cricket is a fast-paced sporting contest and also a fast-moving competition. The first match between India and West Indies took place on Friday in Hyderabad and two days later we are now gearing up for the second match of the three-match series. The second T20I will take place in Thiruvananthapuram.

The hosts have a 1-0 lead in the series after beating West Indies by six wickets. India captain Virat Kohli was the star of match as he smashed 94 not out off 50 balls and that masterclass helped his side to chase down the 208-run target with eight balls to spare. Kohli hit six fours and another six sixes as his 35-ball half-century led India to 209-4 in 18.4 overs.

Another win on Sunday will mean an unassailable lead for India in the series. However, before thinking of the win, they will need to work a bit on their bowling. After all, it will not be easy to chase a 200+ target every day. So, don't be surprised if hosts decide to include spinner Kuldeep Yadav in place of Ravindra Jadeja. The advantage of sealing the series in the second match is that India then could try out the fringe players in the final match.

Along with the bowling, India also need to improve their fielding after they were guilty of dropping crucial catches in the first match.

For West Indies, it's a do-or-die fight as they will fight to stay alive in the series. And just like India, they also need to plug the holes in their leaky bowling.

Shimron Hetmyer scored a fifty while useful contributions from Evin Lewis and captain Kieron Pollard helped the visiting side cross 200-run mark but all the good work with the bat was undone by the poor bowling. Kesrick Williams went for 60 runs in 3.4 overs and that means changes could be made in that department.

Here are all the details about how to watch the 2nd T20I between India and West Indies.

Where is the India vs West Indies 2nd T20I taking place?

The India vs West Indies 2nd T20I match will take place in Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.

What time does the India vs West Indies 2nd T20I begin?

The India vs West Indies 2nd T20I match begins at 7 pm IST on Sunday (6 December). The toss will take place at 6.30 PM IST.

Where to watch live coverage of India vs West Indies 2nd T20I?

The India vs West Indies 2nd T20I match will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi commentary.

How to watch India vs West Indies 2nd T20I match online?

The 2nd T20I between India and West Indies can be watched online on Hotstar. You can also catch the live commentary, scorecard and latest updates of the match on Firstpost.

Full Team Squads

India Team Players:  Rohit Sharma (c), Yuzvendra ChahalDeepak ChaharShivam DubeShreyas IyerManish PandeyRishabh PantKL RahulSanju SamsonWashington SundarVirat Kohli(c)Bhuvneshwar KumarRavindra JadejaKuldeep YadavMohammed Shami

West Indies Team Players: Lendl SimmonsEvin LewisBrandon KingShimron HetmyerKieron Pollard(c)Denesh Ramdin(w)Jason HolderKeemo PaulFabian AllenHayden WalshSheldon CottrellNicholas PooranKesrick WilliamsKhary PierreSherfane Rutherford

Updated Date: Dec 08, 2019