With the win on Wednesday night, India now have an 11-6 win-loss record versus West Indies in T20 internationals. Check highlights of IND vs WI 1st T20.
Pradeep D’Souza, who grew up in a family that adopted stray dogs and took care of sick puppies, is now the keeper of many fragile species, both birds and small animals.
Ashvini Jojra’s social work is going on under the canopy of Serving All Humanity Yearningly Over the Globe (Sehyog India), of which he is the founder-president.
Used as a live firing range by security forces, Tosamaidan had turned into a death zone shells often killed civilians. Then Dr Shaikh Ghulam Rasool stepped in.
83-year-old Ghulam Mohammad Zaz is the last working craftsman in eight generations of Srinagar’s famous craftsmen who make santoors, sitars and rababs.
Jagbir Singh’s Pritam Spiritual Trust, a voluntary organisation, has provided artificial limbs to over 10,000 people, mostly landmine amputees, victims of cross-border firing and shelling.
After whitewashing West Indies in the three-match ODI series between the sides, India started the T20Is on a high by outplaying West Indies by 6 wickets in the first game at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. It was ravi Bishnoi's 2/17 that helped India restrict West Indies to 157/7 despite the outfield of Eden Gardens being too quick. If West Indies had any slight chance in the game, Rohit killed it with his quickfire 40 that came off just 19 balls, laced with four 4s and three 6s. India had some tight moments in between as they lost wickets in regular intervals since the fall of Rohit, yet the target was too small to trouble them. Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer took India home comfortably, helping the side take a 1-0 lead. (SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING)
Venkatesh Iyer hits a six to seal the deal for India as the Men in Blue beat West Indies by 6 wickets.
Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer have added 35 runs for the fifth wicket off just 21 balls. This would be a cakewalk for India from here now.
IND 149/4 (18)
India need 32 more to win off 24 balls.
India need 38 more runs off the final 30 balls.
Rishabh Pant has been dismissed by Sheldon Cottrell. He got into an awkward position while playing a short ball targeted into his body, and handed a simple catch to Odean Smith at short fine leg.
IND 114/4 (14.3)
India need 46 more runs off 36 balls.
Virat Kohli has thrown his wicket away. He tried to play a Fabian Allen delivery over covers for a boundary but failed in execution and handed an easy catch to Kieron Pollard at long-off.
IND 95/3 (12.3)
Ishan Kishan's struggle at the middle ends as Roston Chase gets his wicket. A short ball and Kishan failed to clear the boundary.
Chase bowled an amazing spell, he finished his quota of four overs with figures of 2/14. India would be happy with the fact that he won't bowl any more in the the game.
IND 93/2 (12)
Ishan Kishan could have been run out, had there been a good throw from the fielder at point. Kishan missed the ball of Chase who appealed loudly for an LBW.
It seemed like a brain-fade moment for Kishan who ran for a single despite the point fielder near the ball. However, a throw at the wrong end saw him survive.
IND 80/1 (10)
Rohit Sharma has been caught out at deep mid-wicket. He tried to play a slog sweep off Roston Chase but hit the ball high in the air and Odean Smith did well to catch it right near the boundary rope.
Rohit departs after scoring 40 off 19 balls, laced with four 4s and three 6s.
IND 64/1 (7.3)
Just one run came off the final powerplay over bowled by Roston chase, yet India have 58 runs on board, such has been the dominance from their openers, especially Rohit Sharma (38 off 16).
Back-to-back fours from Ishan Kishan and India have crossed the 50-run mark in just the 5th over.
IND 52/0 (4.3)
4, 1, 1, 6, 4, 6. Odean Smith got some quality treatment from one of the best surgeons of the cricket world - Rohit Sharma. After a four off the first ball, he had outplayed Rohit with a bouncer but that went for six. What followed was a Rohit masterclass.
IND 44/0 (4)
Ishan Kishan played a crunching shot on square of the wicket to end the third over. 11 runs came off the over bowled by Cottrell. Bad strategy from him, he is still trying to trap Kishan on short ball despite the full length offering him more help.
IND 22/0 (3)
Odean Smith to bowl next, he replaces Shepherd.
Down the leg from Romario Shepherd and Rohit just flicked it over backward square leg for a SIX. You cannot bowl there to a batsman of Rohit's calibre. It had six written all over it ever since Shepherd pitched it on his leg side.
IND 11/0 (2)
It's a good start for Cottrell as he conceded just three runs in the over. He got fair amount of swing, but the pitch of the ball could have been better. More fuller length could have doubled his fun.
IND 3/0 (1)
The second innings is just about to begin now. Rohit Sharma takes the strike, Ishan Kishan joins him.
Sheldon Cottrell has the new ball in hand. And ... Here wo go!
Ravi Bishnoi did well to hold his nerves on debut and return impressive figures of 2/17. He is definitely going to challenge Yuzvendra Chahal for a spot in team's playing XI in upcoming days.
It's the end of 20 overs and West Indies have some runs on board to fight. They have posted 157/7. Apart from Nicholas Pooran's fighting 61 off 43, Kieron Pollard's 24* off 19 also helped Windies' cause. Both came after Kyle Mayers' 31 off 24 provided the Caribbean side a good start despite losing Brandon King in the first over of the innings.
12 runs came off the 19th over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
India are having a fielder less outside the circle as the slow over-rate has been enforced.
Harshal Patel strikes. Pooran had smoked him over long-on boundary for a six on the second ball of the over but Harshal kept mixing his balls and eventually trapped Pooran.
West Indies have scored 27 runs off the last two overs, but they have now lost Pooran. All depends on captain Pollard now. Can he take Windies to a good total?
WI 135/6 (18)
A six off the first ball and a four off the second see Nicholas Pooran racing to his sixth T20I fifty. It came off 38 balls and more than Pooran it was West Indies who needed it to stay in the game.
He was dropped early in the innings by Ravi Bishnoi at long-off and made sure he takes full advantage of it.
WI 118/5 (16.2)
12 runs came off the over, yet Bishnoi finishes his quota of 4 overs with figures of 2/17. Had there not been an overthrow from Rohit Sharma for four, the stats would have looked much better.
Just two runs came off the over from Chahal.
Ravi Bishnoi comes to bowl next, it's his final over.
Kieron Pollard comes in as the next batter and guess who should bowl the 15th over ... Yes, it's Yuzi Chahal.
Wi 94/5 (14)
Deepak Chahar gets his man. He eventually traps Akeal Hosein after conceding a six to him.
WI 90/5 (13.5)
Only 3 runs came from the third over of Bishnoi. His figures read 3/10. An impressive debut for sure, barring one catch of Nicholas Pooran he dropped at long-off.
WI 81/4 (13)
Here is the second wicket for Bishnoi. Rovman Powell departs on 2 off 3 balls. He tried to take on the debutant but failed and paid the price. A useless shot and West Indies are in hot water now.
WI 74/4 (10.5)
Ravi Bishnoi gets his maiden international wicket. He has dismissed Roston Chase (4 off 10). It was a googly and Chase got hit on his pad while trying to work it on the leg side.
WI 72/3 (10.2)
End of 10 overs and the Indian bowlers have done a decent job so far.
A horrible review from India saw them losing one. Y Chahal convinced Rohit to take a review as Roston Chase missed a paddle shot. But the impact was found to be outside off.
WI 63/2 (9)
Virat Kohli thought there were two noises when Roston chase missed a glance shot and Rishabh Pant clipped off the bails. Kohli convinced Rohit to take a review and the new skipper did take it, but umpires themselves referred the decision and it was found to be not out.
India's review saved luckily.
WI 55/2 (8)
Ravi Bishnoi will bowl the 8th over.
Yiuzvendra Chahal was deprived of Pooran's wicket on the first ball but just three balls later he gets the big wicket of Kyle Mayers.
It was an LBW call against Mayers and the umpire was also convinced with it and raised his finger. Mayers decided to review it but the ball was found to be clipping the bails of off stump. He departs after a well-made 31 off 24.
WI 51/2 (6.5)
Oh, dear Ravi Bishnoi. What have you done?
It's not a good start for him. Yuzvendra Chahal had trapped Nicholas Pooran on his first over itself and Bishnoi took a good catch at long-off but stepped on to the boundary rope.
A good shot and lucky on another occasion see Kyle Mayers survive at 31 off 22. 9 runs came off Harshal Patel's first over.
10 came off the last over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, courtesy Kyle Mayers 23* off 18. He hit two fours in the over to get to a total of five boundaries in his short stay at the cease so far.
WI 35/1 (5)
Harshal Patel to bowl next over.
Both Kyle Mayers and Nicholas Pooran look unsettled despite dealing in boundaries. Meanwhile, both Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have also kept them guessing with their variations.
WI 25/1 (4)
Conditions have good swing for bowlers but outfield is extremely fast and there is no room for error,especially when you are bowling to strong and carefree Windies batters.
WI 12/1 (2)
Brandon King departs. Some tight balls, including a boundary, and Bhuvneshwar finally produces an edge off the willow of King.
Swing did the trick there as King looked clueless and handed an easy catch to Suryakumar Yadav at backward point. Brilliant bowling from Bhuvi.
WI 4/1 (0.5)
Brandon King takes the strike with Kyle Mayers at the non-striker's end.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls the first over.
Both teams are out for their respective national anthems. It starts with that of the guests and India follow them next.
Could Rohit Sharma have decided to bat first instead of bowling? It would have given the Men In Blue a good chance to work on their defending strategies, especially during dew.
However, the Indian skipper decided not to take any risk and play it conventionally. Maybe because he realised, he still has two games in hand.
India: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (w), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal
West Indies: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (w), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (c), Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell
Rohit Sharma has won the toss and opted to bowl first against West Indies at Eden Gardens.
The Eden Gardens pitch will offer some carry and bounce but the teams will be wary of the evening dew which expected to arrive at around 8 PM IST. Needless to mention, toss will be crucial.
India will miss KL Rahul but that means Ishan Kishan will perhaps get an opportunity to open the innings with skipper Rohit Sharma.
Ravi Bishnoi has been handed his maiden T20I cap.
He has featured in 23 IPL matches and taken 24 wickets at an economy of 6.97. Let's see how he fares in his first game for India.
The first IND Vs WI T20 match at Eden Gardens is being played without spectators. The second match too will happen in the same manner. What about the third one? Well, only BCCI president Sourav Ganguly knows the answer. Check out why.
Hello and welcome everyone in the first T20 of the three-match series between India and West Indies. After just slightly more than one hour, we will see both the teams in action at the Eden Gardens. Excited???