181/3 (20.0 ov)WI
VS
IND 182/4 (20.0 ov)
CRR: 9.1 | India beat West Indies by 6 wickets

IND beat WI by 6 wickets | West Indies vs India, Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd T20I Match - Commentary

West Indies in India, 3 T20I Series, 2018

Date: Nov 11, 2018 Start Time: 19:00 IST | 13:30 GMT | 19:00 Local
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Match Commentary

West Indies vs India Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd Match - T20I Commentary

End of Over : 20.0 WI: 181/3

India will be disappointed, to say the least. They had the game under the control but let it slip. 80 runs came in the last 6 overs and that is hard to say why. If there is dew, then the hosts will be happy because the Windies will have to bear the brunt of it. If no, then this is a very big total on a sluggish pitch. Chahal was the pick of the bowlers with 2/28 in 4 overs. Stay tuned for the run chase.

The Windies targetted Krunal Pandya in the 15th over and the Indian struggled to contain. Was it dew? Not sure. Every bowler was taken to the cleaners and as a result, Bravo and Pooran finished an unbeaten stand of 87 from 43 balls. Both played brilliantly but the latter was exceptional, with 53 from just 25 balls, playing paddles, reverse paddles, switch hits, everything.

India started things off pretty quietly, not giving away too many runs but then Hope and Hetmyer started to counter-attack. They added 51 for the opening wicket but once the stand was broken, India started to come back. The Windies could manage only 50 runs for the loss of 3 wickets since the Powerplay in 8 overs. However, after that, the carnage started.

Unbelievable hitting. Pooran has just blown the Indian bowlers away. The bowling lacked discipline in the last few overs and was punished.

19.6 1

Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran. Another reverse sweep played, this time not quite cleanly. It is mistimed towards point. A single taken. 23 from the over, WINDIES FINISH ON 181/3!

19.5 4

Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran. FOUR! Intelligent batting! A full toss outside leg, Pooran reverse sweeps it over short third man for a boundary!

19.4 6

Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran. SIX! IMPERIOUS! A short ball, around middle, Pooran pulls it with disdain over square leg!

19.3 4

Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran. FOUR! Short of a length outside off, Pooran backs away and slashes it over cover for a boundary!

19.2 0

Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran. A slower delivery, Nicholas misses his flick.

19.2 wd

Khaleel Ahmed to Darren Bravo. WIDE. Full and down the leg side, Darren misses his flick. A bye taken.

19.1 6

Khaleel Ahmed to Darren Bravo. SIX! What a hit! A full toss on middle, Bravo swings it over mid-wicket for a biggie!

End of Over : 19 9 Runs WI: 158/3
18.6 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Darren Bravo. A full toss, on middle, flicked towards long on for a run.

18.5 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran. Down the leg side, would have been a wide, but Pooran somehow manages to get bat to it and earns a single towards fine leg.

18.4 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Darren Bravo. On middle and leg, flicked towards fine leg for one.

18.3 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran. Full and outside leg, Nicholas attempts the reverse paddle again but mistimes it towards point. A run taken.

18.2 4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran. REVERSE PADDLE, DROPPED, FOUR! Rohit Sharma is not happy. Yuzvendra Chahal is the fielder. Full and around leg, Pooran brings out the reverse paddle but hits it towards backward point. Chahal jumps a bit too early and the ball bursts through his hands to the point fence.

18.1 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Darren Bravo. Full and around off, pushed towards long on for a single.

Bhuvi to bowl again.

End of Over : 18 4 Runs WI: 149/3
17.6 1

Khaleel Ahmed to Darren Bravo. Full on middle, pushed towards long on for a single.

17.5 0

Khaleel Ahmed to Darren Bravo. The batsman fails to put bat on ball.

17.4 2

Khaleel Ahmed to Darren Bravo. A short ball, Bravo swings this with one hand. The ball goes towards deep mid-wicket and Lokesh Rahul makes a good stop in the deep. Two runs taken.

17.3 0

Khaleel Ahmed to Darren Bravo. The batsman was too slow to move his boot out of the way.

17.2 0

Khaleel Ahmed to Darren Bravo. Outside off, Bravo looks to cut but misses.

17.1 1

Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran. Full and around off, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

Khaleel Ahmed is back on.

End of Over : 17 13 Runs WI: 145/3
16.6 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Nicholas Pooran. Thick inside edge by the batsman, ball goes down to fine leg. The batsmen have run through for a single.

16.5 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Darren Bravo. Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.

16.4 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Darren Bravo. The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

16.3 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Nicholas Pooran. Short and outside off, Pooran looks to cut but gets a bottom edge behind. A quick single taken.

16.2 2

Yuzvendra Chahal to Nicholas Pooran. Short and outside off, NP cuts it through the covers for a couple.

16.2 wd

Yuzvendra Chahal to Nicholas Pooran. WIDE. Another one. Down the leg side again, flick shot missed once more.

16.2 wd

Yuzvendra Chahal to Nicholas Pooran. WIDE. Down the leg side, Nicholas looks to flick but misses.

16.1 6

Yuzvendra Chahal to Nicholas Pooran. SIX! The switch hit! What a shot. Fractionally short outside leg, Pooran reverses his stance, changes his grip and gets it over cover!

Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl out. 3-0-15-2 so far.

End of Over : 16 15 Runs WI: 132/3
15.6 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran. Full and outside off, pushed towards mid off for one. 15 from the over, 31 from the last 2!

15.5 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Darren Bravo. On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.

15.4 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran. Excellent yorker, dug out to the off side for a single.

15.3 6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran. SIX! This is a miscue too but the result is the same! Full and outside off, Pooran looks to clear long off this time. Again, the connection is not that great. Gets more height than distance but has enough to clear long off in the end!

15.2 6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran. SIX! Seemed like a miscue but it has sailed over! A length ball, around off, Pooran looks to pull but the bounce does him in. Gets a bit of a top edge but the ball has enough on it to clear long on!

15.1 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran. Outside off, a play and a miss.

End of Over : 15 16 Runs WI: 117/3
14.6 0

Krunal Pandya to Darren Bravo. Short and outside off, well outside the guidelines, Bravo looks to cut but misses. This is not signalled a wide though. 16 from the over, Krunal finishes with figures of 4-0-40-0!

14.5 6

Krunal Pandya to Darren Bravo. SIX! Solid hit! Full and wide outside off, Bravo reaches out and lofts it over long off!

14.4 2

Krunal Pandya to Darren Bravo. Full and wide outside off, Bravo looks to loft it over long off but miscues it due to lack of pace. Gets a couple as the ball lands short of wide long off.

14.3 4

Krunal Pandya to Darren Bravo. FOUR! Full and around off, Bravo bludgeons it past the bowler for a boundary towards long on.

14.2 1

Krunal Pandya to Nicholas Pooran. Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.

14.1 1

Krunal Pandya to Darren Bravo. Outside off, pushed to cover for a single.

14.1 wd

Krunal Pandya to Darren Bravo. WIDE. Harsh call. Fired outside off, Bravo lets it go but the ball was inside the guidelines.

14.1 wd

Krunal Pandya to Darren Bravo. WIDE. Landed outside off, left alone.

Krunal Pandya is back on. 3-0-24-0 so far.

End of Over : 14 6 Runs WI: 101/3
13.6 4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran. FOUR! Nice way to end the over. Full and wide outside off, Pooran reaches out and slashes it though point to find the boundary!

13.5 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Darren Bravo. Goes back and works it through square leg for a single.

13.4 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran. This time the outside edge is found, as Pooran looks to defend but the ball goes past the keeper towards short third man. A run taken.

13.3 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran. Smart bowling. Holds the ball as if he is going to bowl seam-up but at the last moment, he changes it to an off cutter. The ball lands, grips and then moves away to square Pooran up. Beats the outside edge.

13.2 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran. The knuckle ball, outside off, Pooran looks to steer it towards third man but is beaten.

13.1 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran. Around off, defended to the off side.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns. 1-0-9-0 so far.

End of Over : 13 11 Runs WI: 95/3
12.6 1

Washington Sundar to Nicholas Pooran. Short and outside off, slapped to sweeper cover for a run. A slightly expensive outing for Sundar tonight. 4-0-33-1.

Nicholas Pooran comes in at number 5, replacing Ramdin.

12.5 W

Washington Sundar to Denesh Ramdin. OUT! BOWLED! Sundar finally gets a wicket. A touch short outside off, Ramdin looks to cut but the ball spins in, takes the inside edge and hits the stumps!

12.4 0

Washington Sundar to Denesh Ramdin. Landed outside off, spinning in, cut straight to cover.

12.4 wd

Washington Sundar to Denesh Ramdin. WIDE. Thrown up wide outside off, Denesh slashes but misses.

12.3 6

Washington Sundar to Denesh Ramdin. SIX! HUMONGOUS! Comes down the track, does Ramdin, gets to the pitch of the ball and swings it over mid-wicket!

12.2 0

Washington Sundar to Denesh Ramdin. Full and down the leg side, Ramdin looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.

12.1 1

Washington Sundar to Darren Bravo. The batsman has played it to the point region for a single.

12.1 wd

Washington Sundar to Denesh Ramdin. WIDE. Down the leg side, Ramdin looks to hit it away but misses. Karthik cannot collect and the batsmen take a single.

Here's Washington Sundar again. 3-0-22-0 so far.

End of Over : 12 6 Runs WI: 84/2
11.6 1

Krunal Pandya to Denesh Ramdin. Plays this early again and the ball lobs over the man at short mid-wicket. A single to long on.

11.5 0

Krunal Pandya to Denesh Ramdin. DROPPED! That should have been taken. On middle, Ramdin looks to push it down to long on but ends up hitting it a bit too early. The ball lobs in the air, straight back to the bowler who leaps to his left but cannot catch it.

11.4 1

Krunal Pandya to Darren Bravo. Takes this on the full and whacks it towards long on for another single.

11.4 wd

Krunal Pandya to Darren Bravo. WIDE. Miles outside off, Bravo walks across and lets it go.

11.3 1

Krunal Pandya to Denesh Ramdin. Outside off, punched down to long on for one.

11.2 1

Krunal Pandya to Darren Bravo. Short and outside off, slapped to deep point for a run.

11.1 1

Krunal Pandya to Denesh Ramdin. Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 11 11 Runs WI: 78/2
10.6 4

Yuzvendra Chahal to Darren Bravo. FOUR LEG BYES! Plenty of turn. Landed outside off, Bravo goes back and looks to cut but the ball spins in a mile, goes off something, misses the leg stump and also beats the keeper to the fine leg fence. Replays show that missed everything. Hit nothing.

10.5 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Denesh Ramdin. Works it through mid-wicket for a run.

10.4 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Darren Bravo. On middle and leg, flicked through the leg side for a single.

10.3 4

Yuzvendra Chahal to Darren Bravo. FOUR! HAMMERED! Full and outside off, tossed up a bit, Bravo reaches out and smashes it over mid off. Lokesh Rahul is a bit too wide at long off and cannot get there! Bravo moves to 11 from 14 balls.

10.2 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Darren Bravo. Full and around off, watchfully defended.

10.1 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Denesh Ramdin. Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 10 5 Runs WI: 67/2
9.6 1

Krunal Pandya to Denesh Ramdin. Short and outside off, worked towards long on for a single.

9.5 2

Krunal Pandya to Denesh Ramdin. The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads for a couple of runs.

9.4 0

Krunal Pandya to Denesh Ramdin. Full on middle, Ramdin looks to flick but gets a bit of a leading edge. Does not carry to the bowler.

9.3 1

Krunal Pandya to Darren Bravo. Outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.

9.2 1

Krunal Pandya to Denesh Ramdin. Gets across and laps this towards fine leg for a single.

9.1 0

Krunal Pandya to Denesh Ramdin. Full and around off, watchfully defended.

Denesh Ramdin is the new man in. Krunal Pandya is back on. 1-0-13-0 so far.

End of Over : 9 3 Runs WI: 62/2
8.6 W

Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer. OUT! There goes Hetmyer and Chahal has his second in as many overs. Short and outside of, the googly again, Hetmyer rocks back and tries to cut it through the off side but is done in by the extra bounce. Mistimes his cut and the direction too. Wants to go over point but finds Krunal Pandya at sweeper cover instead. A promising innings cut short.

8.5 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Darren Bravo. Pushes this towards cover for a single.

8.4 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer. Short and outside off, cut through the covers for a run.

8.3 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Darren Bravo. This time he plays it with soft hands towards point for a quick single.

8.2 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Darren Bravo. Short and outside off, cut straight to point.

8.1 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Darren Bravo. The wrong 'un, outside off, short n length, cut straight to short extra cover.

End of Over : 8 3 Runs WI: 59/1
7.6 0

Washington Sundar to Shimron Hetmyer. LEADING EDGE, SAFE! Full on middle, Hetmyer looks to flick but gets a leading edge. The bowler comes running ahead but the ball lands short of him!

7.5 1

Washington Sundar to Darren Bravo. On middle and leg, flicked away for a run.

7.4 0

Washington Sundar to Darren Bravo. Short and outside off, cut straight to cover.

7.3 0

Washington Sundar to Darren Bravo. The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.

7.2 1

Washington Sundar to Shimron Hetmyer. Pushes this down the ground towards long on for a run.

7.1 1

Washington Sundar to Darren Bravo. Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover for a quick single.

Washington Sundar is back on. 2-0-19-0 so far.

End of Over : 7 5 Runs WI: 56/1
6.6 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Darren Bravo. Short and outside off, cut through the covers for one.

6.5 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Darren Bravo. Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.

6.4 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer. Outside off, punched off the back foot for a run.

6.3 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Darren Bravo. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single.

6.2 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer. Dropped short, pulled away for a single.

6.2 wd

Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer. WIDE. Well outside off, left alone.

Darren Bravo comes in at number 3, replacing Hope.

6.1 W

Yuzvendra Chahal to Shai Hope. OUT! Caught! Chahal has struck with his very first ball. Probably not the smartest of shots from Hope. He could have waited for a few balls. Full and around middle, Hope gets down and plays the slog sweep. But the connection is not the sweetest. He gets more height than distance. Is caught by Washington Sundar at deep mid-wicket. End of a quick opening stand.

Yuzvendra Chahal introduced now.

End of Over : 6 13 Runs WI: 51/0
5.6 6

Krunal Pandya to Shimron Hetmyer. SIX! Excellent timing. Full and around off, Hetmyer leans and lofts it straight back over the bowler. It lands full on the ropes! 51/0 IN THE POWERPLAY!

5.5 0

Krunal Pandya to Shimron Hetmyer. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

5.4 0

Krunal Pandya to Shimron Hetmyer. Short and outside off, Hetmyer looks to cut but misses.

5.3 1

Krunal Pandya to Shai Hope. BRILLIANT EFFORT! Dhawan has saved 5 runs. A short ball, Shai goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket. For a second, it seems like it will clear the ropes but Shikhar Dhawan leaps at the last moment, leaps and parries the ball back in! A single taken.

5.2 6

Krunal Pandya to Shai Hope. SIX! FETCH THAT! Slightly short on off, Hope comes forward and swings it over mid-wicket!

5.1 0

Krunal Pandya to Shai Hope. Outside off, played straight to point.

Krunal Pandya is on now.

End of Over : 5 9 Runs WI: 38/0
4.6 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shai Hope. Around off, worked wide of mid on for a quick single.

4.5 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shai Hope. Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

4.4 4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shai Hope. FOUR! Attacking stroke! A length ball outside off, Hope comes down the track and lofts it cleanly, with a high elbow, over mid off!

4.3 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shai Hope. Outside off, played straight to point.

4.2 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shai Hope. A slower delivery. SH looks to pull but is early and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.

4.1 4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shai Hope. FOUR! Bad start. On a length and around middle, Hope pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary! The stand moves to 33 from 25 balls. Shai moves to 12 from 13 balls with his second boundary.

Here comes Bhuvi.

End of Over : 4 14 Runs WI: 29/0
3.6 0

Washington Sundar to Shimron Hetmyer. The ball strikes the batsman very low on the pads. 14 from the over!

3.6 wd

Washington Sundar to Shimron Hetmyer. FIVE WIDES! Sundar losing his line, bowls it well down the leg side, Hetmyer looks to pull this but misses. Dinesh Karthik behind is blinded and cannot collect.

3.5 4

Washington Sundar to Shimron Hetmyer. FOUR! Another cracking shot. Full and wide outside off, Hetmyer gives himself room to the leg side and crashes it through the covers for the second boundary of the over!

3.4 0

Washington Sundar to Shimron Hetmyer. The batsman has played it to the point region.

3.3 4

Washington Sundar to Shimron Hetmyer. FOUR! FEROCIOUS! Dropped short, around middle, Hetmyer backs away and pulls it over the bowler for a boundary!

3.2 0

Washington Sundar to Shimron Hetmyer. MISUNDERSTANDING, BUT SAFE! Short and outside off, Hetmyer cuts it through point. Initially calls for the single but then realizes that it is to the left of the left-handed Khaleel AHMED. Sends Hope back who has come a bit too far. He dives into the crease but direct hit from Khaleel would have made things interesting.

3.1 1

Washington Sundar to Shai Hope. Full and around off, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 3 9 Runs WI: 15/0
2.6 0

Khaleel Ahmed to Shimron Hetmyer. Full and around off, watchfully defended.

2.5 4

Khaleel Ahmed to Shimron Hetmyer. FOUR! This is what can happen when there is a left hand-right hand combination at the crease. Khaleel is struggling slightly in terms of controlling his line. This ball would have been good to Hope but for Hetmyer, it is a length delivery on the pads. Whipped over a leaping short fine leg.

2.4 1

Khaleel Ahmed to Shai Hope. On middle and leg, helped through square leg for a single.

2.3 4

Khaleel Ahmed to Shai Hope. FOUR! Another good shot. A length ball again, wider outside off, Hope hits this on the up, over cover and gets a boundary. The stand moves to 10 from 15 balls.

2.2 0

Khaleel Ahmed to Shai Hope. Beautifully bowled. Landing on a length outside off, Hope looks to steer this towards third man but the ball holds its line and whizzes past the outside edge.

2.1 0

Khaleel Ahmed to Shai Hope. A touch short outside off, punched straight to short cover.

End of Over : 2 5 Runs WI: 6/0
1.6 0

Washington Sundar to Shimron Hetmyer. The arm ball to end the over, following the batsman down the leg side, Shimron backs away and looks to flick but misses and is hit on the groin.

1.5 0

Washington Sundar to Shimron Hetmyer. Outside off, steered straight to short third man.

1.4 0

Washington Sundar to Shimron Hetmyer. Full and straight, watchfully defended.

1.3 4

Washington Sundar to Shimron Hetmyer. FOUR! Good shot. That is not a bad ball at all. Slightly shorter than full, Hetmyer goes deep in his crease and helps it through square leg for a boundary.

1.2 1

Washington Sundar to Shai Hope. Bowls this with a little bit of different actin, slightly slingy action, darts this on middle, it is pushed towards long on for a single.

1.1 0

Washington Sundar to Shai Hope. Around off, pushed towards short mid-wicket.

Washington Sundar to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 1 1 Runs WI: 1/0
0.6 0

Khaleel Ahmed to Shimron Hetmyer. Full and outside off, pushed towards point. A decent start from Khaleel.

0.5 1

Khaleel Ahmed to Shai Hope. On middle and leg, flicked towards mid-wicket for a quick single. The Windies are away.

0.4 0

Khaleel Ahmed to Shai Hope. Around middle, swinging in, tucked towards short mid-wicket.

0.3 0

Khaleel Ahmed to Shai Hope. Comes forward and drives it towards mid off.

Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal had a chat with Laxman Sivaramakrishnan. The former says that his performance in the Ranji Trophy has helped him a great deal. The mindset, in particular favoured him to have success. Adds that in the Indian T20 League, doing well on smaller grounds gave him immense confidence to do better in bigger grounds outside India. Adds that in one season, he got hit for around 28 sixes but he does not mind that as long as he is able to pick up wickets. Praises Virat Kohli for trusting him and giving him the responsibility to bowl in any situation.

0.2 0

Khaleel Ahmed to Shai Hope. Full and around off, no pace at all in this pitch, the ball barely bounces upto the knee, Hope comes forward and defends.

0.1 0

Khaleel Ahmed to Shai Hope. Around off, watchfully defended.

Alright. Time to get going. The players are out in the middle. Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope will start off proceedings for the Windies. Interesting choice from Rohit Sharma. He has not gone for Washington Sundar but preferred Khaleel Ahmed instead. Hope to face. Here we go!

Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, says that he would have bowled well since India are playing with a long batting line-up. Reckons that the pitch will not change much over the course of 40 overs but also says that it all boils down to how well they play. Informs that the hosts have brought in Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar in place of Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah. Is glad with the youngsters shaping up to play cricket for India. On this dead rubber, Sharma says that this is a great opportunity for those who have not played much. On his own batting and scoring another century, Rohit says that he will try his best but he is not interested in records and wants to focus more on how the team performs.

Windies skipper, Carlos Brathwaite, says that history suggests that majority teams winning the toss here have batted first. Says that he is playing here for the first time but has observed that the pitch tends to slow down as the game progresses. On the advice given to his boys, Carlos says that every member of the team is lucky to be here, representing their country and there are plenty of things to play for - pride, careers, etc... Hopes to show the same intensity and hunger as they had before they embarked on this tour. Informs that they are going with an unchanged XI from the previous game.

TOSS TIME! Rohit Sharma flips the coin, Heads is the call and Heads it is. WINDIES WILL BAT FIRST.

Sunil Gavaskar doing the pitch report says that the pitch here in 1978 was the fastest he has ever played on. But reckons that this is nowhere close to that one. Observes the surface as a dry one with plenty of cracks. Adds that the ball will skid through as well. Feels that the dew might kick in as the evening goes deep but also says that does not matter as far as India are concerned.

White-ball cricket is Windies' strength. They showed that during the second and third ODIs. But since then, India have not allowed them to be competitive at all. Even in the first 2 T20Is, they have rolled them over and there is nothing in the opposition camp which suggests that tonight will be any different. The hosts are without Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav and the visitors will hope that it helps them to some extent.

Hello people! Wishing one and all a Happy Diwali. The festivities are still going on and being the weekend, the happiness and enjoyment is even more. Cricket makes its appearance for one final time in this country in 2018 and it is in the form of a dead rubber - the third T20I between India and Windies at the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Hopefully, we get some contest.

End of Over : 20.0 IND: 182/4

That is all we have for you from this game. The home season for India in 2018 ends here. They have been thoroughly dominant and now go to Australian shores, for probably their best chance to win abroad. Windies travel to Bangladesh to test their skill and talent. We look forward for your company later. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, says games like these happen and he has been part of such games (Last-ball finishes). Further adds it is important to finish on the winning side. States they were not complacent and wanted another win. Admits there are always chances of improvement and handling pressure situation is one place where they have to improve, especially the youngsters. Ends by saying they were good in all three departments throughout the series.

KULDEEP YADAV HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE SERIES. He is not here, so Yuzvendra Chahal takes the award on his behalf.

SHIKHAR DHAWAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. He says that he finally got a big score tonight but he has been happy with his performances. Mentions he knew he had to be there till the end. Credits the way Pant played. States that the latter was going after the bowlers and he was happy to play second fiddle. Ends by saying he is happy with how he played tonight and the critics do not matter to him.

Windies skipper, Carlos Brathwaite, says that every game matters and they wanted to win this one. Further adds they did not get the result they wanted but played well to take it down to the last ball. Credits the way Dhawan and Pant played. Reckons there were a few balls which gripped on this wicket but they could not execute their plans. Ends by saying they have a lot of young and promising players and he hopes to create a formidable side with them.

The Windies have struggled to contain the Indian batsmen in this series. Tonight was no different. No one could exercise control and the last-ball finish was purely due to India's clumsiness. Keemo Paul and Fabian Allen though, can hold their heads high. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

Rishabh Pant says that he feels lucky tonight but is happy that he got a fifty. Mentions it was not easy early on in the innings but as the innings progressed it got easier. Further adds that he wanted to finish the game but could not do so. States that he looks to play according to the situation. Ends by saying he is happy to contribute to the team's win.

It was a period of shot-hitting where Pant was hitting paddles and reverse paddles. However, even when he got out, India needed 7 runs from 10 balls, which should have not been a worry. However, the Indians dragged this into the last over and Dhawan got out too, which made it tricky for India, needing 1 from the final ball. All due to one bad shot from Rishabh Pant, who was nervous for those last 10 balls. Here he is, having an interview with Sanjay Manjrekar.

The two left-handers started slowly, but then began getting on with it. Runs started to come in large numbers in an over, as high as 18, 16, that too, consistently. Dhawan went on to get his highest T20I score while Pant managed his first T20I half century and the 130-run stand sealed the deal for India. Nearly.

New match, same old problems for India. One of their top 3 needs to fire. It was Rohit the other night, it was Dhawan tonight. The southpaw made sure that the Windies never went into ascendancy mode, after picking up 2 wickets in the Powerplay and found an able partner in Rishabh Pant.

A whitewash by India. But they almost made a mess of it. Pant and Dhawan kept the home side comfortably ahead in the chase but almost let it slip.

19.6 1

Fabian Allen to Manish Pandey. MIX-UP BUT INDIA WIN! Hard luck for Allen. He is on his haunches, heartbroken. Pandey pushes this towards mid on and sets off for a quick single. Allen hurries to his right but fumbles. Mid-wicket comes running in but Pandey and Karthik steal the run by then. VICTORY BY 6 WICKETS!

1 run needed. 1 ball left. Dinesh Karthik is the new man in.

19.5 W

Fabian Allen to Shikhar Dhawan. OUT! Dhawan holes out! Shikhar comes down the track and looks to go big but finds Kieron Pollard at long on! Excellent knock from him, but has he got out at the worst possible time?

19.4 0

Fabian Allen to Shikhar Dhawan. Comes down the track and works it through square leg.

19.3 1

Fabian Allen to Manish Pandey. Full and wide outside off, played through point for a run. SCORES ARE LEVEL.

19.2 1

Fabian Allen to Shikhar Dhawan. A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.

19.1 2

Fabian Allen to Shikhar Dhawan. Short and outside off, Dhawan cuts it through the covers where Shimron Hetmyer fumbles and nearly concedes a boundary. Luckily for him, the ball hits his boot and stops. Two runs taken.

End of Over : 19 3 Runs IND: 177/3
18.6 2

Keemo Paul to Manish Pandey. Full and outside off, driven towards the bowler who parries it to long off. Two runs taken.

18.5 0

Keemo Paul to Manish Pandey. The batsman has dug out that yorker at the last second.

18.4 0

Keemo Paul to Manish Pandey. Full and around off, Pandey swings hard but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.

18.3 0

Keemo Paul to Manish Pandey. A yorker on middle, well dug out.

18.2 W

Keemo Paul to Rishabh Pant. OUT! Bowled! For once, Pant misses. Full and straight, Pant looks to play the scoop, then the reverse scoop but misses. The ball hits the timber.

18.1 1

Keemo Paul to Shikhar Dhawan. Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.

End of Over : 18 11 Runs IND: 174/2
17.6 1

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.

17.5 1

Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant. Full and down the leg side, Pant looks to flick but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. A run taken.

17.4 1

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. Landed outside off, steered through third man for a single.

17.3 1

Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant. The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.

17.3 wd

Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant. WIDE. Gets across and the bowler bowls it outside leg.

17.2 2

Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant. A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple.

17.1 1

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single.

17.1 wd

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.

17.1 2

Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant. NO BALL! A high full toss, Pant pulls it towards backward square leg. A single taken

End of Over : 17 10 Runs IND: 163/2
16.6 0

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. It's been driven superbly through the covers.

16.5 4

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. FOUR! Full and outside off, chipped over mid off for a boundary.

16.4 0

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. It's been driven superbly through the covers.

16.3 4

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. FOUR! Super shot. Full and outside off, Dhawan comes down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary!

16.2 1

Oshane Thomas to Rishabh Pant. Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.

16.1 1

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. Around off, pushed to the off side for a single.

Oshane Thomas to finish off.

End of Over : 16 14 Runs IND: 153/2
15.6 1

Keemo Paul to Shikhar Dhawan. Full and down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for one.

15.5 1

Keemo Paul to Rishabh Pant. Works it through mid-wicket for a run.

15.4 1

Keemo Paul to Shikhar Dhawan. The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.

15.3 6

Keemo Paul to Shikhar Dhawan. SIX! What a shot. A length ball, on middle and off, Dhawan comes down the track and sends it sailing over long off!

15.2 1

Keemo Paul to Rishabh Pant. Full and down the leg side, Pant misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads towards square leg. A leg bye taken.

15.1 4

Keemo Paul to Rishabh Pant. FOUR! Well, he has got his half century but had that been taken, Pant would have looked very silly. Full and outside leg, Pant just paddles it straight up in the air. Khary Pierre comes running in to his left from long leg but cannot get to the ball. Is not able to stop the boundary either.

Keemo Paul is back on. 2-0-16-1 so far.

End of Over : 15 9 Runs IND: 139/2
14.6 2

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. Around off, pulled through mid-wicket for another brace.

14.5 0

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. Comes down the track this time but drives it straight to cover again.

14.4 0

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. A rare dot ball. Full and outside off, Dhawan drives it straight to cover.

14.3 2

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. Comes down the track and works it wide of mid-wicket for a couple.

14.2 4

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. FOUR! Timing has not deserted him at all tonight. Full and down the leg side, Dhawan whips this over mid-wicket and gets a boundary. 47 more needed from 34 balls. The stand is worth 90 now, from 55 deliveries.

14.1 1

Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant. Full on middle, driven towards long on for a single.

Carlos Brathwaite returns. 2-0-21-1 so far.

End of Over : 14 10 Runs IND: 130/2
13.6 1

Fabian Allen to Rishabh Pant. Full and outside off, driven towards long off for a run. 10 from the over.

13.5 0

Fabian Allen to Rishabh Pant. Full and outside off, Rishabh looks to play the reverse sweep but misses.

13.4 6

Fabian Allen to Rishabh Pant. SIX! SLAP! Full and outside off, Pant comes down the track and sends it sailing over deep mid-wicket! Moves to 45 from 27 balls.

13.3 1

Fabian Allen to Shikhar Dhawan. A short ball again, pulled towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

13.2 1

Fabian Allen to Rishabh Pant. A short delivery which has been pulled away. One run added to the total.

13.1 1

Fabian Allen to Shikhar Dhawan. Full on middle, Dhawan comes down the track and swings it towards mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 13 18 Runs IND: 120/2
12.6 6

Kieron Pollard to Rishabh Pant. SIX! A one-handed hit! This is an amazing shot. Full on middle, Pant looks to deposit this over mid-wicket but his bottom hand goes off the bat. Still, the ball goes the distance! 18 from the over!

12.5 1

Kieron Pollard to Shikhar Dhawan. The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. The batsmen have run through for a single.

12.4 2

Kieron Pollard to Shikhar Dhawan. Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a couple.

12.3 4

Kieron Pollard to Shikhar Dhawan. FOUR! Full and wide outside off, Dhawan reaches out and crashes this through the covers for a boundary.

12.2 1

Kieron Pollard to Rishabh Pant. A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.

12.1 4

Kieron Pollard to Rishabh Pant. FOUR! SLAM! A length ball around off, Pant smashes this straight back over the bowler for a boundary! Moves to 31 from 22 balls with the stand worth 61 from 42 deliveries. 76 needed from 47 now.

Kieron Pollard is back on. 2-0-11-0 so far.

End of Over : 12 8 Runs IND: 102/2
11.6 2

Fabian Allen to Shikhar Dhawan. HALF CENTURY FOR DHAWAN! Will he be the man tonight for India? Finally has found some form. Gets to the landmark with a flick through mid-wicket for a couple.

11.5 2

Fabian Allen to Shikhar Dhawan. Excellent bowling. Sees Shikhar jump out and fires this wide outside off. SD reaches out and drives it though the covers for a couple.

11.4 1

Fabian Allen to Rishabh Pant. Has a mighty heave and gets it off the inner half towards mid-wicket. A run taken.

11.3 1

Fabian Allen to Shikhar Dhawan. Full and down the leg side, flicked towards deep mid-wicket for one.

11.2 1

Fabian Allen to Rishabh Pant. The batsman plays the pull shot. They pick up a single.

11.1 1

Fabian Allen to Shikhar Dhawan. A short ball, around off, flicked through mid-wicket for a single to bring up the 50-run stand. In just 36 balls.

Fabian Allen for the first time.

End of Over : 11 18 Runs IND: 94/2
10.6 1

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. Full and outside off, Dhawan pushes it towards mid off and there is some confusion in the running but eventually all is well as the single is completed with ease. 18 from the over!

10.5 6

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. SIX! Excellent use of the Free Hit. Comes down the track and mows it over mid-wicket!

FREE HIT TIME!

10.5 1

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. NO BALL! Big overstepping from Thomas, puts in that extra effort, lands it full on middle, Dhawan hits it straight back but it hits the stumps at the other end.

10.4 1

Oshane Thomas to Rishabh Pant. Full on middle, lofted down to long on for a run.

10.3 6

Oshane Thomas to Rishabh Pant. SIX! PUMMELED! A short ball, on middle and leg, Pant swivels and pulls it over fine leg! Moves to 24 from 18 balls. The stand is worth 40 from 31 deliveries. 97 more needed from 57.

10.2 1

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. The batsman defends it from within the crease. The batsmen have run through for a single.

10.1 2

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. Outside off, flayed through point for a couple.

Oshane Thomas returns too. 2-0-15-1 as well.

End of Over : 10 7 Runs IND: 76/2
9.6 0

Kieron Pollard to Rishabh Pant. Outside off, a slash and a miss.

9.5 1

Kieron Pollard to Shikhar Dhawan. Driven through mid off by the batsman. One run added to the total.

9.4 1

Kieron Pollard to Rishabh Pant. Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.

9.3 4

Kieron Pollard to Rishabh Pant. FOUR! Superb shot! Full and around middle, Pant brings out the reverse sweep and gets it over short third man for a boundary!

9.2 0

Kieron Pollard to Rishabh Pant. Outside off, Pant looks to swing but misses.

9.1 1

Kieron Pollard to Shikhar Dhawan. Outside off, played through point for a single.

Kieron Pollard is back on.

End of Over : 9 9 Runs IND: 69/2
8.6 4

Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant. FOUR! A short ball, on middle, pulled over short fine leg for a boundary!

8.5 0

Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant. On middle and leg, watchfully defended.

8.4 0

Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

8.4 wd

Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant. WIDE. Full and down the leg side, flick shot missed.

8.3 0

Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant. The batsman fails to put bat on ball.

8.2 4

Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant. FOUR! A length ball, Pant smashes it straight back over the bowler for a boundary!

8.1 0

Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant. Full toss outside off, bunted towards cover.

Carlos Brathwaite is back on. 1-0-12-0 so far.

End of Over : 8 6 Runs IND: 60/2
7.6 2

Keemo Paul to Shikhar Dhawan. Slower ball, Shikhar comes down the track and mistimes it through mid-wicket. That enables him to come back for the second.

7.5 1

Keemo Paul to Rishabh Pant. Full and outside off, driven towards long off for a run.

7.4 1

Keemo Paul to Shikhar Dhawan. Outside off, Shikhar comes down the track and punches it down to long off for a single.

7.3 0

Keemo Paul to Shikhar Dhawan. Fuller in length, around off, guided straight to point.

7.2 1

Keemo Paul to Rishabh Pant. Short and outside off, slapped through the covers for a run.

7.1 1

Keemo Paul to Shikhar Dhawan. Outside off, pushed to the off side for a quick single. Dhawan moves to 30 from 22 balls. The stand is worth 10 from 11 deliveries.

Keemo Paul is back on. 1-0-10-1 so far.

End of Over : 7 4 Runs IND: 54/2
6.6 0

Kieron Pollard to Rishabh Pant. Outside off, a play and a miss.

6.5 1

Kieron Pollard to Shikhar Dhawan. Goes wider off the crease, bowls it outside off, Dhawan punches it through the covers for another single.

6.4 1

Kieron Pollard to Rishabh Pant. On middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for one.

6.3 1

Kieron Pollard to Shikhar Dhawan. A short ball, now Dhawan pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run. 130 more needed from 81 balls.

6.2 1

Kieron Pollard to Rishabh Pant. Short delivery, down the leg side, pulled to deep backward square leg for a single.

6.1 0

Kieron Pollard to Rishabh Pant. Around off, solidly defended back to the bowler.

Pollard is here.

End of Over : 6 7 Runs IND: 50/2
5.6 0

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. Short and wide outside off, at 146 clicks, Dhawan slashes but misses. 50/2 in the Powerplay for India, Windies were 51/0.

5.5 4

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. FOUR! Too loose, on the pads, a half volley, flicked past short mid-wicket for a boundary!

5.4 0

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. On middle and leg, flicked towards short mid-wicket.

5.3 1

Oshane Thomas to Rishabh Pant. Full and around off, pushed towards cover for a single.

Rishabh Pant walks in at number 4, replacing Rahul.

5.2 W

Oshane Thomas to Lokesh Rahul. OUT! Caught behind! Rahul flatters to deceive again. Second wicket for the visitors. Full and outside off, a touch wide and a touch slower in pace, Rahul goes hard at it but is beaten by the change in pace. Gets a thick outside edge which goes into the mitts of the keeper. A forgettable period for Rahul. Showed lots of promise but the duration was very less.

5.2 wd

Oshane Thomas to Lokesh Rahul. WIDE. A bad ball, down the leg side, left alone.

5.1 1

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. Full and down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

Oshane Thomas returns.

End of Over : 5 8 Runs IND: 43/1
4.6 0

Khary Pierre to Lokesh Rahul. Ripper! Landed outside off, Rahul looks to defend but the ball lands and whizzes past the outside edge!

4.5 0

Khary Pierre to Lokesh Rahul. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

4.4 4

Khary Pierre to Lokesh Rahul. FOUR! Brilliant batting. Landed outside off, Rahul backs away and slaps it over covers for a boundary!

4.3 0

Khary Pierre to Lokesh Rahul. On middle, pushed towards mid on.

4.2 4

Khary Pierre to Lokesh Rahul. FOUR! Lovely shot. Full and outside off, Rahul comes down the track and lofts it over cover for a boundary!

4.1 0

Khary Pierre to Lokesh Rahul. Full on middle, pushed straight to mid on.

Khary Pierre is back on.

End of Over : 4 12 Runs IND: 35/1
3.6 4

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. FOUR! Imperious batting. Down the leg side, Dhawan flicks it over mid-wicket and finds the boundary! 12 from the over, 22 from the last 2!

3.5 4

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. FOUR! He goes again! Full and outside off, Dhawan crashes it over mid off once more!

3.4 0

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

3.3 0

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. Comes down the track again and but finds mid on this time.

3.2 4

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. FOUR! Terrific batting. Jumps out of his crease and slashes it over mid off.

3.1 0

Carlos Brathwaite to Shikhar Dhawan. Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

Carlos Brathwaite brings himself on.

End of Over : 3 10 Runs IND: 23/1
2.6 4

Keemo Paul to Lokesh Rahul. FOUR! PLUNDERED! A length ball outside off, Rahul comes down the track and punches it through the covers for another boundary! 10 from the over!

2.5 4

Keemo Paul to Lokesh Rahul. FOUR! A bad, bad ball. Short and down the leg side, Rahul pulls it away, slightly wide of the keeper to the fine leg fence!

2.4 1

Keemo Paul to Shikhar Dhawan. Dropped short, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one.

2.3 1

Keemo Paul to Lokesh Rahul. Full on middle, pushed through to long on for a run.

Lokesh Rahul walks in at number 3, replacing Rohit.

2.2 W

Keemo Paul to Rohit Sharma. OUT! Big, big wicket! Cricket is such a great leveller. Century the other night, single digits tonight. A slower ball, outside off, fuller in length, Rohit looks to go over the top but cannot quite get underneath it. He mistimes it straight to his counterpart and Carlos Brathwaite makes no mistakes at mid off. Early wicket for the Windies then. India need 169 more need from 106 balls.

2.1 0

Keemo Paul to Rohit Sharma. A length ball, down the leg side. flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

Keemo Paul into the attack now.

End of Over : 2 8 Runs IND: 13/0
1.6 4

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. FOUR! MURDERED! A short ball, around off, Dhawan pulls it towards mid-wicket and finds the fence!

1.5 0

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. Around off, solidly defended.

1.4 0

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. The batsman defends it from within the crease.

1.3 0

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. Short and outside off, cut straight to point.

1.2 4

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. FOUR! Outside off, Dhawan lofts it over cover for a boundary!

1.1 0

Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan. Around off, watchfully punched towards cover.

Oshane Thomas to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 1 5 Runs IND: 5/0
0.6 0

Khary Pierre to Rohit Sharma. Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

0.5 0

Khary Pierre to Rohit Sharma. Around off, punched towards the bowler.

0.4 0

Khary Pierre to Rohit Sharma. Outside off, punched straight to point.

0.3 4

Khary Pierre to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! Full and down the leg side, Rohit sweeps it over square leg for a boundary! 177 more needed from 117 balls.

0.2 1

Khary Pierre to Shikhar Dhawan. A short ball, around middle, pulled to deep square leg for a single.

0.1 0

Khary Pierre to Shikhar Dhawan. Short and down the leg side, pulled straight to square leg.

We are back for the chase! The Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan walk out to the middle. Khary Pierre to start off proceedings. Dhawan to face.

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