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IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live: Powell's efforts in vain as India clinch series

The match got tensed after a brilliant 115 run stand between Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell, with both players hitting fifties & bringing the target down to just 37 runs from the last three overs

Rovman Powell vs India. Photo: @ICC

Rovman Powell vs India. Photo: @ICC

India cricket team defeated the West Indies cricket team in the second match of the three-match T20I series at the Eden Gardens, Kolta by eight runs on Friday, February 18, 2022, to seal the series. India had won the first match by six wickets to take a 1-0 lead earlier in the series.

The match got tensed after a brilliant 115 run stand between Nicholas Poor and Rovman Powell with both the players going on to hit the fifties and bringing down the target to only 37 runs needed from the last three overs while chasing down 187 for victory. However, three brilliant overs- two from Harshal Patel, the 18th and 20th and one from Bhuvneshwar Kumar turned the tide back in India's favour. 

While Patel gave just eight runs in the 18th over, Kumar, who dropped Powell of his own bowling in the 17th over, came back strong and removed Pooran to break the stand and gave only four runs, asking West Indies to score 25 in the last over to win the game. With 24 needed off the last four balls, Harshal bowled in Powell's hitting zone and he hit two straight sixes to run a shiver of scare down the Indian dugout. But the RCB bowler kept his nerves and executed brilliant yorkers, in the end, to win it for India.

Powell remained unbeaten on 68 while Pooran made 62 off 41 balls. For India, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar took one wicket each. 

Earlier in the day, the Indian team managed to get to 186-5 in its 20 overs thanks to fifties from Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant and also a brilliant knock of 33 by Venkatesh Iyer. Pant remained unbeaten on 52* while Kohli departed for 52 as well, just after scoring his fifty. For West Indies, Roston Chase picked three wickets. 

Ind vs WI 2nd T20I: India Playing 11 
 
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal

Ind vs WI 2nd T20I: West Indies Playing 11 
 
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Sheldon Cottrell

IND vs WI 2nd T20I: Catch the LIve Updates and Scorecard here
11:25 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 178-3 | 20 Over | Target 187 | Thank You for tuning in

 
That's it from this game's Live coverage as India take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series and would look to experiment in the last game on Sunday, February 20th. West Indies on the other hand would feel that they had got the match in their pocket till the time Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell were batting together. The men in maroon would look to finish the tour with a win in the third T20I. We will also be back for the Live Coverage of that game. Till then it's goodbye from our side. 
11:17 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 178-3 | 20 Over | Target 187 | Rishabh Pant Player of the Match

11:14 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 178-3 | 20 Over | Target 187 | Match Summary-2

 
While Patel gave just eight runs in the 18th over, Kumar, who dropped Powell of his own bowling in the 17th over, came back strong and removed Pooran to break the stand and gave only four runs, asking West Indies to score 25 in the last over to win the game. With 24 needed off the last four balls, Harshal bowled in Powell's hitting zone and he hit two straight sixes to run a shiver of scare down the Indian dugout. But the RCB bowler kept his nerves and executed brilliant yorkers, in the end, to win it for India.
 
Earlier in the day, the Indian team managed to get to 186-5 in its 20 overs thanks to fifties from Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant and also a brilliant knock of 33 by Venkatesh Iyer. Pant remained unbeaten on 52* while Kohli departed for 52 as well, just after scoring his fifty. 
11:14 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 178-3 | 20 Over | Target 187 | Match Summary-1

 
India cricket team defeated the West Indies cricket team in the second match of the three-match T20I series at the Eden Gardens, Kolta by eight runs on Friday, February 18, 2022, to seal the series. India had won the first match by six wickets to take a 1-0 lead earlier in the series.
 
The match got tensed after a brilliant 115 run stand between Nicholas Poor and Rovaman Powell with both the players going on to hit the fifties and bringing down the target to only 37 runs needed from the last three overs while chasing down 187 for victory. However, three brilliant overs- two from Harshal Patel, the 18th and 20th and one from Bhuvneshwar Kumar turned the tide back in India's favour. 
11:01 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 178-3 | 20 Over | Target 187 | Spare a thought for Rovman Powell

 
Rovman Powell must now be congratulated for the kind of innings that he has played in the game. There were very few bad shots, shots that might have got his wicket. Other than that he was flawless. No doubt one of his catches was dropped but the power with which he was hitting the ball was just unseen previously. 
 
And the way he was hitting, it was looking effortless as well. Had Pooran just managed to rotate the strike in the 18th and the 19th over and hit the odd boundary to get to it many be 18-20 from the last over with eight wickets in hand, Powell might have won West Indie yet another game. 
10:56 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 178-3 | 20 Over | Target 187 | 100th win for India

 
India have now become the second team after rivals Pakistan to register 100 wins in the shortest format f the game. India achieved the milestone in only its 155th game. Pakistan have won 118 from 189.
10:51 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 178-3 | 20 Over | Target 187 | Brilliant from Patel and Bhuvi

 
Harshal Patel had 25 runs to defend and it was definitely not a tough job but was made one by brilliant hitting from Rovman Powell as he hit two sixes in a row to remind everyone of Carlos Brathwaite and his brilliance from six years ago at the same venue. But then the man showed why he is trusted over many others in the country as he executed back to back Yorkers to give India the win. He gave way only 16 runs and defended the target very well. 
 
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was brilliant in the 19th over as well. After dropping Powell earlier, Bhuvi came back strong and removed Pooran and gave away only four runs to build on to the pressure built by Harshal in the 18th over as he gave away only eight runs in that over. 

10:43 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 178-3 | 20th Over | Target 187- India win by 8 runs

 
Over Summary- 1 1 6 6 1 1
 
Ball 1- 1 run
 
Ball 2- 1 run. Wide of off and now 23 runs required from the last four balls 
 
Ball 3-  Six!! Gets the first six now. 

What is Powell thinking here? Can he hit another?
 
Ball 4-  Six!! Yes he can oh yes he can 

Two more sixes needed now. Can Rovman do a Carlos?
 
Ball 5- 1 run. No he cannot as Patel executes a brilliant yorker
 
Ball 6-  1 run. And in the end, Harshal Patel holds his nerves and gives India a win by eight runs. 
10:41 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 162-3 | 19th Over | Target 187- Brilliant from Bhuvi

 
Over Summary- 1 0 W 1 1 1
 
Ball 1- 1 run
 
Ball 2- Dot ball
 
Ball 3- Wicket !! Finally, Bishnoi takes the catch and India are back in the game 
 
Ball 4- 1 run only and now West Indies need 27 from eight balls 
 
Ball 5-  1 run. Short from Bhuvneshwar and it's magical over here as he takes India closer to yet another series win
 
Ball 6-  1 run. Another single and just four runs from the over. A Goldust in the circumstances is the last two over. In total; only 12 runs came from the las t20 overs and as result, West Indies now need 25 from the last over to win the game
10:36 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 159-3 | 19th Over | Target 187- Pooran's gone

 
Over Summary- 1 0 W
 
Ball 1- 1 run

Ball 2- Dot ball
 
Ball 3- Wicket !! Finally, Bishnoi takes the catch and India are back in the game 
10:34 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 158-2 | 18 Over | Target 187- Fifty for Powell

 
Over Summary- 1 1 0 1 1 4
 
Harshal Patel comes into the attack and West Indies need 37 from the last three overs
 
Ball 1- 1 run
 
Ball 2- 1 run. Fifty for Powell as he smashes this to deep-mid-wicket for a single. This is his third T20I fifty
 
Ball 3-  Dot ball. That's a rarity here in the 18th over. Can Patel get India back in the game?
 
Ball 4- 1 run. Just three runs of the first four balls and that is brilliant from Patel
 
Ball 5- 1 run. And one more. A wide yorker and just one run from it. And just four of it and West Indies still need 33 
 
Ball 6-  4 runs eventually to end the over. But still, just eight from it and in the circumstances, it is a great over 
10:28 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 150-2 | 17 Over | Target 187- Fifty for Pooran

 
Over Summary- 1 1 6 1 6 1
 
Ball 1- 1 run
 
Ball 2- 1 run
 
Ball 3-  Six!! That's clobbered from Powell for a gigantic six. 
 
Ball 4- 1 run
 
Ball 5- Six!! And that's fifty for Nicholas Pooran as he hit that ball over the fine leg boundary for a six
 
Ball 6- 1 run
10:22 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 134-2 | 16 Over | Target 187- Powell dropped by Bhuvi

 
Over Summary- 0 1 1 4 WD 2 1
 
Ball 1- Dot ball
 
Ball 2- 1 run
 
The partnership between the two has reached 66 runs 
 
Ball 3-  1 run. Just two from the first three balls and this is brilliant from Bhuvneshwar Kumar now 
 
Ball 4-  4 run. He hits that like a tracer bullet does Powell
 
Ball 5- Wide
 
Ball 5- 2 runs. Dropped. The bowler went for the catch eventually as he looks for someone to catch it but fails to catch it himself in the end. 
 
Ball 6- 1 run
10:17 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 124-2 | 15 Over | Target 187- West Indies need 63 from last five

 
Over Summary- 1 1 4 1 4 0
 
Bishnoi comes back in for a crucial over
 
Ball 1- 1 run. It was in the air but Kohli did well to cover the ground and keep it from going for four as the ball falls just in front of him 
 
Ball 2- 1 run
 
Ball 3-  4 runs. He has muscled it 
 
Ball 4-  1 run
 
Ball 5- 4 runs. Short and wide and Pooran slashes it for four runs. 
 
Ball 6- Dot to end the over
10:12 PM

IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score: WI 113-2 | 14 Over | Target 187- 10 off the over

 
Over Summary- 0 1 WD 1 4 1 2
 
Harshal Patel comes into the attack as West Indies need 84 from the last 7 at 12 runs an over
 
Ball 1- Dot ball. Slower one and a big heave from Powell as he fails to connect
 
Ball 2- 1 run
 
Ball 3- Wide 
 
Ball 3-  1 run. On the legs once again, but Pooran is not able to get this to the boundary 
 
Ball 4- 4 runs. Lucky break for West Indies as Powell tried to pull this one but got an inner edge and went for four. India take the review though as it hit the pads. But the replays show it is hitting way too high and seems like a bat as well. Yes, bat involved and hence a not out. 
 
Ball 5- 1 run. Good yorker
 
Ball 6- 2 runs. 10 off the over and Windies won't mind

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First Published: Feb 18 2022 | 5:17 PM IST

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