Saturday, December 3, 2022

India secures one more easy win

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Sidelights – ICC World T20 | India Vs West Indies

Bad bowling was one of the major worries for team India prior to this tournament and surprisingly after two games India has played; it is the bowling which has given them easy wins. After invited to bat first West Indies were answerless to the swing bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who gave only one run for the each of his first three overs! When you see batsmen like Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith on the crease this was no less achievement for Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. The Indian bowlers kept the lead on West Indies throughout the innings and it was only the last over by Jadeja which could have been bowled by Bhuvneshwar, West Indies could manage 20 runs. In reply despite losing out of touch Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli saw the team through and gave an easy but important win, when you consider to formation of this tough group.

ICC World T20 | Group 2 | Match 17 | India Vs West Indies

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bowled one of the most economical spells in T20I

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Toss: India and elected to field first

Playing XIs

West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Samuel Badree, Krishmar Santokie

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami

Mini Score Card:

West Indies 129/7 (20) – Chris Gayle 34 (33) | Amit Mishra 2/18 (4)

India 130/3 (19.4) – Rohit Sharma 62* (55) | Marlon Samuels 1/22 (3.4)

Result: India won by 7 wickets

Points: India 2 (4), West Indies 0

Man of the match: Amit Mishra (India)

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) | Richard Illingworth (England) | Nigel Llong (3rd – England) | Richard Kettleborough (Reserve – England)

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

How they played the game

Powerplay: West Indies 24 runs, No wickets | India 48 runs, 1 wicket

First 50 runs: West Indies 64 balls | India 38 balls

50-100 runs: West Indies 44 balls | India 40 balls

Best Partnership

West Indies: 1st Wicket – 38 runs off 47 balls | Contributors: Chris Gayle 22 (18) and Dwayne Smith 11 (29)

India: 2nd Wicket – 106 runs off 84 balls | Contributors: Virat Kohli 54 (41) and Rohit Sharma 50* (43)


West Indies – 9 (3- Marlon Samuels | 2 – Dwayne Smith, Sunil Narine | 1 – Chris Gayle, Lendle Simmons)

India – 11 (5- Rohit Sharma , Virat Kohli | 1 – Yuvraj Singh)


West Indies – 6 (2- Chris Gayle, Lendle Simmons | 1 – Andre Russell, Sunil Narine)

India – 3 (2 – Rohit Sharma | 1 – Virat Kohli)

Important facts of the match

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s figures of 3-0-3-0 is the most economical figures ever by a bowler without taking a wicket in the international T20
  • Chris Gayle’s knock of 34 off 33 balls was his slowest 30 runs till now.
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