Match Details

IND vs WI 5th T20, IND vs WI 2023

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West Indies won by 8 wickets 🏆
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B King Logo
B King Jersy



B King
4s: 5
6s: 6
S Hope Logo
S Hope Jersy



S Hope
4s: 1
6s: 1
Y Jaiswal Logo
Y Jaiswal Jersy



Y Jaiswal

Econ: 11.00
16th Over:
= 16
Last Over:
= 12
This Over:
= 11
WIWI - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4761
10 Over 9396
15 Over 140132
INDIND - 1st Innings
6 Over 5351
10 Over 8786
15 Over 132112
20 Over 170165


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Inn 2
Kudos to West Indies. After some jitters a few months back, the coach-captain pair of Daren Sammy and Rovman Powell have given the people there some reasons to smile. Probably, it could be a bit of a party for them before the feast gets kicked off in the Island nation with the Caribbean Premier League slating from Aug 17 (East Asia). 

On the flip side, some learnings for Team India who were without a lot of their regular players. This is the first loss in series under the leadership of Hardik Pandya. Debuts for Tilak Varma, Mukesh Kumar, and Yashasvi Jaiswal, and a lot more positives too for the Men in Blue. They'll take notes and try to come back stronger in their next assignments. 

So, that puts a full stop to this amazing series of India touring the Western part of the World around the Caribbean nations and the USA. After India triumph in the Test and ODI series, West Indies turn the tables with a 3-2 series win in T20I format. 

This was your guy, Arijit Kundu joined hands with co-commentators AkshayaKrishna Polya, Probuddha Bhattacharjee, and scorer/analyst Raju Khariya. A long day in the office for us, thanks to the rain (sarcastic 🌚). Stick to our network for some more cricketing action happening around. Cheers!!
This is the first time that India have lost a five-match T20I series. West Indies have breached it.
12:54 AM IST, 3:24 PM Local Time: President of Cricket West Indies, Mr. Kishore Shallow provides the trophy to Rovman Powell who helds it and offers it to Romario Shepherd who is amidst the huddle behind the Champions banner. Brandon King and Shepherd jontly hold it and the clicks are being taken now. What a moment for Cricket West Indies!!
Rovman Powell (West Indies Captain): "You know it's really difficult to put them in words. The adjectives will fall apart and you don't have much of words to explain this. A series win against a team such as India is a big thing for us.

We sat down at the night after the loss and had a meeting, about what to change and how to move ahead. It has come good for us. We are not playing for individual success or to bring smiles to individual faces. It's about playing as a team and getting success together alongside bringing smiles to the faces of the fans.

The management, Daren Sammy, the coach and I, sat down for a meeting as I said earlier how to get better and so on. We could have been easily panicked after yesterday's loss. I am big on individual performances and when individuals do well it helps the team.

Nicholas Pooran is a big performer. We have asked him to stand up. We know it's not easy for a guy to score in all five games but at least the scores in three matches give you a few wins.

Credit has to be given to the bowling unit as well for trying to control such a powerful Indian team. Credit also to the fans for supporting us even when the chips were down. Not just physically but on social media as well. It shows how cricket is a driving force and if we can keep using it as an added motivation to put smiles on Caribbean faces. Thanks for the support.

Hehe, I leave that (on playing the guitar) to him (Pooran)."
Hardik Pandya (India Captain): "Aeeeh, If you see we lost that period post the ten overs. I came there, took my time, and was not able to capitalize. I think the boys played well but I failed to play accordingly at that point in time. 

All these games are the games where you are going to challenge ourselves. In the hindsight, one series here and there is fine. It is a longer process which I don't need to explain much. The boys are trying to commit themselves well and I think that is going well.

I mean it's a long way now [the T20 World CUp 2024]. The next is the ODI world cup. Losing is good sometimes. It teaches you a lot of things. It does not cover up the messes. 

Special mentions to all the boys. When we were two down, they came up, showed a long character. Winning and losing is a part of the process. We will make sure to keep it simple. 

It is what I believe at that moment[on making sudden changes]. I don't plan a lot at that time. If I feel that it is what I feel at that point in the game. It is not rocket science and I try to go with my gut feeling. 

They[Tilak Varma and Yashasvi Jaiswal] got heart and that is what is very important. Every youngster who are coming and showing character, the belief, which I see these times, I think kudos to them. As a captain, I can't be more happy that the youngsters coming in and telling me we got you. 

Ah, big thank you to everyone. Coming out and giving us so much support is a lot to us. Keep supporting us, see you next time. [Says in Gujarati as there are a lot of Gujarati supporters in Florida today]."
Most sixes: Nicholas Pooran (11 sixes in the series)
Player of the series: Nicholas Pooran (Rovman Powell receives the award as Pooran has rushed to catch a flight).
Romario Shepherd: "You know, it makes me feel really happy. Happy to be ending on the winners' side. Thanks especially to King and Pooran to get us over the line and make me get this reward.

Over the series, I have played ODIs and T20Is, so far this is the best I have played. I have been bowling well. I just kept it simple, hit the deck hard and aimed the off-stump.

It meant a lot to us. Especially because we've been going through some hard times in the past couple of months so to win against a team like India means a lot for us and the fans."
Player of the Match: Romario Shepherd
12:44 AM IST, 15:14 Local Time: Let's shift our focus towards the post-match presentations...
Arriving for the chase, Brandon King and Kyle Mayers targeted to attack the Indian bowlers. Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh shared the new ball with the latter having the last laugh against Mayers.

Nicholas Pooran was sent ahead and possibly to fetch quick runs on board. He fired the bowlers here and there along with the support from Brandon King.

Unlike the last match, Axar Patel was sent during the middle stages and not within the powerplay. Rather, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were the ones to come up front and try their luck against Pooran and King. The duo went on to score runs for fun barring one occasion where Pooran survived with a drs against Kuldeep. 

The pair orchestrated 107 runs together
for the second wicket and was halted when the thunderstrikes from their bat attracted the original flashes of lightning in the sky. After a brief period of pause, Tilak Varma was brought in who surprisingly toppled Pooran. The wicketkeeper batter just survived a chance of stumping and caught behind in the previous delivery but fell trap to caught out via a successful drs from the Indian contingent.

Shai Hope came in and flayed some flamboyant strokes one that included the finish with a biggie. King was the one who continued his assault and seemed to be at his peak. The Indian bowlers were rotated haphazardly today and the Indian captain seemed a bit clueless too. 

In the first innings, Akeal Hosein shredded the old scale and shined bright with the ball, removing the openers of India. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill sounded attacking at the start but the wily left-arm spinner got the better of them. Although Tilak Varma and Suryakumar Yadav revived the innings with a 49-run stand, Varma's wicket turned out to be an opening for some more follow-up tumbles.

Surya was the lone warrior who notched up 61 runs off 45 deliveries.
Sanju Samson failed to gleam, so did Hardik Pandya who succumbed to the pressure. 

Some lusty blows from Axar Patel and Arshdeep Singh boosted the score to 165 runs amidst the continuous pause in play during the fag end of the innings due to passing showers.

The West Indies bowlers were clinical with their plan and the fielders succored them with extraordinary efforts. Talk about Rovman Powell in the deep, Roston Chase's catch off his own bowling to remove Varma, these can be the examples to cite. Romario Shepherd, who was introduced in the middle over stages scalped a four-for, followed by a couple of wickets from Jason Holder and Hosein. Chase got one scalp.
12:31 AM IST, 15:01 Local Time: One heck of a series for West Indies as they comprehensively win this match by eight wickets and seal the series 3-2. You talk about the redemption time? Maybe this is just the beginning of West Indies 2.0 under the coaching of Daren Sammy. 

The Windies side had a melancholic run during the World Cup Qualifiers after not being able to cement a spot for the 50 overs World Cup. They failed to do the needful in the red-ball format and in the 50-over series but cometh the T20I series, the Calypso power resurges on top.

Being 2-0 ahead in the series,
the Caribbean nation under the leadership of Rovman Powell saw two back-to-back losses after the touring side toppled them once in Providence and next in Lauderhill. When it was time for the decider, the Windies sounded positive right from the initial half. Despite losing the toss, the Men in Maroon have showcased that one cannot write them off easily. They win a T20I series against India after 2017.

The skipper did mention during the last match's post-match presentation that West Indies were favourites for the decider, and he has shown that the captain is a man of his word. Exceptional fielding, rotating the bowlers well, who coupled well, and then comes the batting department. Earlier, they did beat South Africa in their backyard, and now another sweet fruit to bore for the men from the Island nations.

For India, this is their first loss in a T20I series after losing to Sri Lanka in 2021. The 12-series winning streak has been breached and it's the Windies' color that flies high in the land of Americana.
West Indies
Shai Hope
Brandon King
Yashasvi Jaiswal
17.6 Y Jaiswal to S Hope
6 SIXXXX!!!!!!!!! Shai Hope finishes it off in style. West Indies win the fifth and final T20I by 8 wickets and win the five-match series 3-2. Rovman Powell has led this team magnificently and the Windies finally have thrashed India in a series. India have lost their first bilateral T20I series after winning 12 series consecutively.

Coming to the ball, it was a tossed up delivery at the off-stump. Hope gets down on one knee and gets underneath it. Clobbers it downtown over the head of the bowler for a massive six. It sails over the sightscreen and West Indies have created history in the land discovered by Christopher Columbus!
17.5 Y Jaiswal to B King
1 On a length at the off-stump. King hammers it down the ground towards long-off for a single. The scores are level.
17.4 Y Jaiswal to B King
0 Good length delivery at the stumps. King pushes it back at the bowler.
17.3 Y Jaiswal to S Hope
1 On a length at the pads. Hope hangs back and flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
17.2 Y Jaiswal to S Hope
2 Fuller-length delivery at the stumps. Hope sits down on one knee and gets an inside edge on the slog sweep. It rolls past the leg stump towards fine leg for a double.