West Indies defeated India by two wickets in the second T20 match and took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Batting first after winning the toss, India scored 152 runs for seven wickets.
Thanks to Nicholas Pooran’s half-century innings, West Indies defeated India (IND vs WI) by 2 wickets in the second T20 match. This is the second consecutive defeat of Team India in the current series. With the win, the Windies have taken a 2-0 lead in the 5-match series. Puran played an inning of 67 runs in 40 balls. He hit 6 fours and 4 sixes in his innings. Captain Rovman Powell was dismissed after scoring 21 runs. The third T20 match of the series will be played on 8 August.
Batting first after winning the toss, India scored 152 for 7 in 20 overs at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Sunday. In reply, West Indies won by 8 wickets in 18.5 overs.
Pooran-Powell’s half-century partnership
After losing the first three wickets for 32 runs, wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran shared a 37-ball 57-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Rovman Powell. Captain Pandya broke this partnership. He dismissed Powell.
Nicholas Pooran Satisfied that I performed. Something that I have been looking for in the last couple of years, so be there and finish games. I want to be consistent. I have been working so hard, I have made a lot of mistakes, lost a lot of games for my teams. I want to entertain the fans as much as possible. It’s about being positive and confident.
Hardik Pandya: If am being honest that was a not a pleasing batting performance, we could have batted better. 160+ or 170 would have been a good total. The way he has been batting, becomes very difficult to rotate spinners. 2/2 and the way he batted, took the game quite into their hands. With the current combination we have we will have to trust out top 7 batters to come good and hope the bowlers win you games.
Playing XI for 2nd T20 match of IND vs WI
India’s playing XI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson, Akshar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi
West Indies Playing XI: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Akil Hossain, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy