Guyana : West Indies record their 2nd consecutive win in the 5 Match T20I series against India, with a record win by 2 wickets at Guyana. Nicholas Pooran’s heroic knock of 67(40) guided them to a 2-0 lead in the series.
Chasing a target of 153 runs, Indian skipper Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh ripped apart the top order with quick 3 wickets. However, in form Nicholas Pooran and skipper Rovman Powell started to build a crucial partnership, even after wicket loss of Powell, Pooran continued to bash the Indian attack all over the park, scoring a vital knock of 67,before getting out off Mukesh Kumar. When things looked in West Indies favour from this point, Indian tight fielding and Yuzvendra Chalal’s crucial 2 wickets economical spell marked a new hope in the Indian line up. However, a vital 8th wicket partnership between Akeal Hossain and Alzarri Joseph sealed the match for West Indies.
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Earlier in the 1st innings, whole top order of Indian Batting line up seemed to struggle, however a lone warrior Tilak Varma displayed valour with the Bat, scoring his 1st 50 in International Cricket , where rest of the Batting line up didn’t put up a fighting show in front of a good attacking bowling of the hosts, scoring 152/7.
India : 152/7(20)
Tilak Varma : 51(41)
Romario Shepherd : 2/28
Alzarri Joseph : 2/28
West Indies : 155-8(18.5)
Nicholas Pooran : 67(40)
Hardik Pandya : 3/35
Result : West Indies win by 2 wickets
Man Of The Match : Nicholas Pooran