Rohit Sharma has missed a century by 2 runs. He remained not-out at 98 off 57 balls. India have finished on 185/5 in 20 overs. Yuvraj Singh made 31 in 20 balls, and was the second best scorer. Yuvraj Singh made 6 off 7 balls. Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan was out for 21 and Ajinkya Rahane for 7. Rohit got excellent support at the start from Shikhar Dhawan and then again in the middle overs from Yuvraj Singh. Rohit took his time to get going but once he got set he was at his usual brutal self. There was no toss, with the sides deciding out of mutual consent that India would bat first. Rohit ahd Dhawan came out to open as usual, and Dhawan took the early initiative. Dhawan hit 21 off 17 balls with 3 fours and 1 six before getting bowled off Suleiman Benn with India on 32 in the fifth over.

 

 

Ajinkya Rahane came in at No. 3 in place of Virat Kohli, but could only potter around for a 10-ball 7 with no boundaries. He was Benn’s second victim, stumped by Denesh Ramdin. India were 56 for 2 in the ninth over at this point. Yuvraj came in at No. 4 and continued his impressive recent run. He too took his time initially, but once he found his groove he hit 3 fours and 1 six to score a 20-ball 31. The duo put on 89 runs in around 8 overs to boost India’s sagging run rate. Yuvraj hit all his boundaries against Sammy, but ended up holing out to Jerome Taylor off the same bowler. Ravindra Jadeja too got a promotion in the batting order, and hit a couple of boundaries as well before getting caught by Ashley Nurse off Carlos Brathwaite for 10 off 7 balls. Pawan Negi was sent in next. He played a few dot balls but managed to hit Andre Russell for a six in the 19th over. He was dismissed for 8 off 7, bowled by Jerome Taylor in the final over.

Teams:

India:
R Ashwin,
J Bumrah,
S Dhawan,
MS Dhoni,
Harbhajan Singh,
R Jadeja,
V Kohli,
Mohammed Shami,
P Negi,
A Nehra,
H Pandya,
A Rahane,
S Raina,
R Sharma,
Yuvraj Singh

West Indies:
S Badree,
S Benn,
C Brathwaite,
D Bravo,
J Charles,
A Fletcher,
C Gayle,
J Holder,
E Lewis,
A Nurse,
D Ramdin†,
A Russell,
D Sammy*,
M Samuels,
J Taylor

 

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