India win by six wickets! That's it! What a win for India, their highest successful run-chase in T20Is. Virat Kohli fittingly hits the winning runs and finishes unbeaten on 94. This is his highest score in T20Is. With this India take 1-0 lead in the series. IND vs WI 1st T20I Full Scorecard
OUT! Kieron Pollard brings himself on and picks a wicket. But appears this is late for Windies now as India need 15 runs to win from 12 balls. Shreyas Iyer c and b Pollard 4(6)
OUT! Rishabh Pant throws his wicket away, once again. Poor shot selection this by Pant, he is caught near long-off. R Pant c Holder b Cottrell 18(9)
India inching towards the target now. In four overs, team India needs 31. With Virat Kohli unbeaten in the middle, this shouldn't be much of a worry for India.
That's fifty up for Virat Kohli, he brings it up in style with a six. West Indies bowlers losing plot here and Kohli, as always, is dominating the show. Windies desperately need to see his back. Five overs to go and India need 54 more runs.
OUT! KL Rahul departs after scoring his half-century! Khary Pierre strikes, second wicket for him. Rahul hits it straight towards the long-off fielder. KL Rahul c Pollard b K Pierre 62(40)
India needs 98 more runs to win from 48 balls now. This looks well in their control. Meanwhile, KL Rahul is nearing his half-century. Windies desperately looking for a wicket here.
Halfway through and India are in a comfortable position. The partnership between KL Rahul and Virat Kohli has now gone past the 50-run mark. India needs 119 more runs to win off 60 balls.
The current required run-rate for India is now worth 11:55 runs per over. With wickets in hand, this shouldn't be a problem for India. Meanwhile, KL Rahul is nearing the 50-run mark.
The partnership between KL Rahul and Virat Kohli is now worth 46 off 28 balls. India now needs 132 more runs to win from 12 overs. Vital for Windies that they get a breakthrough here.
It is time for another T20I series as India takes on World T20 Champions West Indies. The first T20I takes place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Both the teams will be looking to take an early lead in the three-match series. Meanwhile, for India vs West Indies 1st T20I live score updates stay tuned on this page. Live Cricket Streaming of India vs West Indies 1st T20I Match on DD Sports, Hotstar and Star Sports: Check Live Cricket Score, Watch Free Telecast of IND vs WI 2019 Series on TV and Online.
With T20 World Cup under a year away, India and West Indies will be looking to begin their preparations for the mega tournament. India has already hosted South Africa and Bangladesh previously while West Indies were up against Afghanistan, which they lost, in their last series. Kieron Pollard will now be keen to add ‘series win feather’ to his captaincy cap. India vs West Indies Live Cricket Score 1st T20I Match.
Meanwhile, for Men in Blue Virat Kohli is back the T20Is and will apparently lead the side. India are without the services of opener Shikhar Dhawan and selectors have named Sanju Samson as his replacement. Kuldeep Yadav has not featured in T20Is recently and he is likely to get a game.
The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is expected to help batsmen and thus we can expect a high scoring game. Weather will be fine with minimum chances of rain. India vs West Indies Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of the T20I Series 2019, Here Are Match Results of Last Five IND vs WI T20I Encounters.
India Likely Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
West Indies Likely Playing XI: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (c), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh Jr., Sheldon Cottrell.