West Indies beat India by eight wickets to win T20 sequence 3-2

August 13, 2023 10:59 pm | Up to date August 14, 2023 07:55 am IST – Lauderhill (US)

India’s Sanju Samson looks up as West Indies’ Shai Hope scores runs during the fifth T20 cricket match at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill.

India’s Sanju Samson seems up as West Indies’ Shai Hope scores runs in the course of the fifth T20 cricket match at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill.
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The Indian batters fluffed their strains when it mattered most as a decided West Indies handed captain Hardik Pandya his first bilateral sequence defeat comfortably profitable the fifth and ultimate T20 Worldwide by eight wickets in Lauderhill on August 13.

West Indies received the five-match sequence 3-2 with opener Brandon King’s swashbuckling 85 not out off 55 balls paving the way in which for a 18-over cakewalk.

Inside 24 hours of manufacturing a batting master-class on a featherbed, the Indian batters, save Suryakumar Yadav’s scratchy but efficient 61 off 45 balls, posted a sub-par rating of 165 for 9 after opting to bat on a used monitor that had grow to be slower.

On a pitch the place stroke-making wasn’t a straightforward proposition, Surya needed to curb his aptitude a bit however nonetheless had sufficient firepower in his arsenal to hit 4 fours and three sixes throughout his knock.

In reply, India’s nemesis Nicholas Pooran (47 not out off 35 balls) appeared far more fluent however was overshadowed by opener King as they added 107 runs for the second wicket to place West Indies on track regardless of three climate associated interruptions.

On identical monitor the place the Caribbean bowlers put the Indian batters below tight leash, the bowling assault appeared horribly out of depth barring Kuldeep Yadav (0/18), who delivered yet one more regular efficiency.

Pooran and King cleverly determined to play out Kuldeep’s spell and attacked others with disdain. Yuzvendra Chahal (0/51 in 4 overs) had a forgettable day in workplace.

As soon as the West Indies obtained 60 within the powerplay, there was no trying again as they maintained the tempo with many of the Indian bowlers pitching it quick giving Pooran ample time to tonk them within the arc between the long-on and cow nook.

Between Pooran and King, they hit 10 sixes with half a dozen being smashed by the opener.

Nonetheless it was the batting that grew to become India’s undoing as they by no means obtained the specified momentum in the course of the center in addition to finish overs.

Even Surya was a bit subdued by his personal lofty requirements as a result of the slowness didn’t permit him to play his pure sport.

It was a used monitor the place the ball began gripping from the very first over bowled by left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (2/24 in 4 overs), who made an impression towards the Indian batters all through the sequence.

Between him and off-spinner Roston Chase (1/25 in 4 overs), they bowled eight overs for simply 49 runs taking three wickets within the course of.

Yashasvi Jaiswal (5) began with a reverse sweep however Hosein’s supply that stopped and turned with a tad further bounce pressured the batter to supply a easy return catch.

Shubman Gill (9) was unfortunate as he would have survived had he taken a evaluation with TV replays exhibiting that Hosein’s arm ball was drifting down the leg-side.

Tilak Varma (27 off 18 balls) was at his fluent finest taking 19 off the ultimate powerplay over bowled by Alzarri Joseph. However he additionally fell prey to the slowness of the monitor providing Chase a return catch.

Tilak’s dismissal did grow to be the turning level so far as India’s downfall was involved.

This was Surya’s fifteenth T20I fifty nevertheless it was on the scratchier aspect regardless of some superb strokes together with the six off Joseph over long-off to finish his milestone.

But it surely didn’t assist as Sanju Samson (13 off 9 deliveries) performed a nothing shot with none footwork off Romario Shepherd (4/31 in 4 overs) to place extra stress on Surya.

Skipper Hardik Pandya (14 off 18 balls) couldn’t get off the blocks and wasted too many balls earlier than lastly connecting one after which perishing off the very subsequent ball as Shepherd used the slower ones to good impact.

Pandya’s issues did have its impact as Surya couldn’t present the ultimate flourish. Axar Patel (13) and Mukesh Kumar, who hit a ultimate ball boundary, pushed India in direction of a par-score however that wasn’t sufficient in the long run.

Transient Scores

India: 165 for 9 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 61, Tilak Varma 27; Romario Shepherd 4/31).

West Indies: 171 for two in 18 overs (Brandon King 85 not; Tilak Varma 1/17).

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