1st T20: India beat West Indies by Four wickets

Virat kohli led India cricket team defeated West Indies by Four wickets in the opening fixture of a three-match T20 international series at the Central Broward Stadium here on Saturday.

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Virat kohli led India cricket team defeated West Indies by Four wickets in the opening fixture of a three-match T20 international series at the Central Broward Stadium here on Saturday.
After opting to bowl first, the men in blue with the help of Navdeep Saini, who starred on his senior international debut with three important wickets, restricted Caribbean on 95 runs for Nine wickets in 20 overs.
West Indies started off poorly when Washington Sundar struck in the first over while Evin Lewis was snapped up by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 0. West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals but Kieron Pollard played an aggressive knock of 49 off 49 balls with the help of 4 sixes. The results would have been different if Pollard had got support from the other end.

While chasing the target, India too didn’t get a flying start and lost Shikhar Dhawan (1) in the very second over. Rohit then making no mistakes hit a couple of sixes and scored 24 runs off 25 balls before falling to Sunil Narine in 6.3 over.
Risabh Pant journey came to an end in the same over as he was dismissed for a duck over Narine’s ball. India were on 32/3. However, Kohli and Manish Pandey spent sometime on the crease and added 32 runs for the fourth wicket but they failed to take it further as Pandey (15) fell to Keemo Paul in 11.4 over.
Soon, after that men in blue lost their fifth wicket as Kohli walked to the pavilion on a score of 15 off 20 balls in the 13.5.
Later, Ravindra Jadeja (10) and Washington Sundar (8) helped their team to register four-wicket win over West Indies.
With the win, India lead the three-match series 1-0. The second game will be played at the same venue on the same ground on Sunday.

For West Indies, Sheldon Crottel, Sunil Narine and Keemo Paul took two wickets each.

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