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India vs West Indies 1st T20: India win by 5 wickets, lead T20 series 1-0

Kuldeep yadav remained instrumental in derailing West Indies' innings by picking three key wickets

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India Vs West indies 2018 1st T20
Photo : BCCI Twitter

The first T20 match between India and West Indies ended on the similar note as it was in the ODIs with India clinching another victory against the visitors at the in today.

Batting first, West Indies faced troubles right from the start and wickets kept falling at regular intervals as Indian bowlers continued the assault. Windies scored 109/8 in 20 overs.

India was no excception today, skipper Rohit Sharma was the first to fall, surrendering to Oshane Thomas' pace and 
Shikhar Dhawan followed him soon.

Rishabh Pant couldn't find any flair today, contributing just a single run before falling to Brathwaite's delivery.

Manish Pandey waited for a while, contributed 19 runs, including 2 boundaries but Dinesh Karthik was the sole batsman who spent time on the wicket at the same time added valuable 31 runs.

Debutant was in IPL hangover, playing clever shots without much fear and in the process added 21 runs in his teams tally.

For West Indies, and Carlos delivered well with the ball, the duo forced the hosts to surrender to their pace and line.

At one time, it looked that India will find it hard to proceed towards victory but it all did not go in West Indies' favour.

India won the toss and decided to put West Indies to batting, Ramdin was the first one to be dismissed and then there was no recovery, Shai hope committed a blunder and got run out in return.

Kuldeep Yadav (4-0-13-3) picked key wickets and derailed Windies' progress. H was also chosen as the Man of the Match. Umesh, Khaleel, Bumrah, picked a wicket each.

Widnies almost had the match as major inroads were made at a significant time and India was finding it hard to pick boundaries, but luck too was not in their favour.

West Indies bowlers did bring the team back into the match but they did not have a defending total, rest Karthik and rescued India on time.

There were major changed in West Indies line up today as experienced palyers joined the team, including Pollard, and Bravo.

and made their T20 debut for India.

India now have 1-0 lead over West Indies in the three-match T20 series.

India vs West Indies 1st T20: India win by 5 wickets, lead T20 series 1-0

It's all over here at the Eden Gardens.#TeamIndia win by 5 wickets #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/zxDu8K9EYz — BCCI (@BCCI) November 4, 2018

India vs West Indies 1st T20: India win by 5 wickets, lead T20 series 1-0

Over 18: K Paul to Pandya, single, Karthk takes one, Krunal takes two as he pulls it to fine leg, flicks the next ball and boundary off it, India just need 2 runs to win the match, and he gets two to ccovers!! India win the first T20!! 

India vs West Indies 1st T20: India win by 5 wickets, lead T20 series 1-0

Over 17: Pierre to Karthik, appeal for edge, Windies go for review but it did not help, Karthik takes one, Pandya plays the next ball well and fine and gets a boundary to third man, single comes off the next, 100 runs up for India, India needs 10 more.

India vs West Indies 1st T20: India win by 5 wickets, lead T20 series 1-0

Over 16: Fabian Allen to Karthik, single off the first, Pandya takes one, Karthik goes for two runs this time, another single follows, full toss and 2 runs off it and Pandya gets four off the last ball. IND 94/5

India vs West Indies 1st T20: India win by 5 wickets, lead T20 series 1-0

Over 15: Pierre to Karthik, singles off the first two, dot ball and another single by Karthik, OUT!! simple catch and Pierre takes the catch, Manish Pandey is dismissed!!

India vs West Indies 1st T20: India win by 5 wickets, lead T20 series 1-0

Over 14: Brathwaite to Karthik, 2 dot balls, single off the third, another dot ball, FOUR!! Pandey hits it to extra cover, same shot buts 2 runs this time. IND 80/4

India vs West Indies 1st T20: India win by 5 wickets, lead T20 series 1-0

Over 13: Pierre to Pandey, single, another single follows, 2 runs come off the fourth ball. IND 73/4

India vs West Indies 1st T20: India win by 5 wickets, lead T20 series 1-0

Over 12: Pollard into the attack now, bowls towards leg and Karthik gets four off it to fine leg, 2 dot balls and another four down leg, another boundary off the last ball, 12 off the over, IND 69/4

India vs West Indies 1st T20: India win by 5 wickets, lead T20 series 1-0

Over 11: Spin introduced now by Windies, Pierre into the attack now, Ksrthik takes one off the first, dot balls follow, accurate bowling by Pierre, single off the last ball. 57/4

India vs West Indies 1st T20: India win by 5 wickets, lead T20 series 1-0

Over 10: Brathwaite to Pandey, 4 dot balls, single, 1 off the last ball. IND 54/4

India vs West Indies 1st T20: India win by 5 wickets, lead T20 series 1-0

Over 9: Thomas to Pandey, quicker and short but he gets one off it, Karthik gets a shorter one too, Thomas is into his last over, India is finding it difficult to find runs in shorter deliveries, three dot balls and SIX!!! Karthik cuts it well and the top edge goes ino the dug out for a six, 7 runs off the over, 52/4

First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 18:17 IST

India vs West Indies 1st T20: India win by 5 wickets, lead T20 series 1-0

Kuldeep yadav remained instrumental in derailing West Indies' innings by picking three key wickets

The first T20 match between India and West Indies ended on the similar note as it was in the ODIs with India clinching another victory against the visitors at the in today.

Batting first, West Indies faced troubles right from the start and wickets kept falling at regular intervals as Indian bowlers continued the assault. Windies scored 109/8 in 20 overs.

India was no excception today, skipper Rohit Sharma was the first to fall, surrendering to Oshane Thomas' pace and 
Shikhar Dhawan followed him soon.

Rishabh Pant couldn't find any flair today, contributing just a single run before falling to Brathwaite's delivery.

Manish Pandey waited for a while, contributed 19 runs, including 2 boundaries but Dinesh Karthik was the sole batsman who spent time on the wicket at the same time added valuable 31 runs.

Debutant was in IPL hangover, playing clever shots without much fear and in the process added 21 runs in his teams tally.

For West Indies, and Carlos delivered well with the ball, the duo forced the hosts to surrender to their pace and line.

At one time, it looked that India will find it hard to proceed towards victory but it all did not go in West Indies' favour.

India won the toss and decided to put West Indies to batting, Ramdin was the first one to be dismissed and then there was no recovery, Shai hope committed a blunder and got run out in return.

Kuldeep Yadav (4-0-13-3) picked key wickets and derailed Windies' progress. H was also chosen as the Man of the Match. Umesh, Khaleel, Bumrah, picked a wicket each.

Widnies almost had the match as major inroads were made at a significant time and India was finding it hard to pick boundaries, but luck too was not in their favour.

West Indies bowlers did bring the team back into the match but they did not have a defending total, rest Karthik and rescued India on time.

There were major changed in West Indies line up today as experienced palyers joined the team, including Pollard, and Bravo.

and made their T20 debut for India.

India now have 1-0 lead over West Indies in the three-match T20 series.

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