India defeated West Indies by a big margin of 68 runs in first T20I match of the series.
The 1st T20I Match of the India tour of West Indies, 2022 played yesterday at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad, in which India defeated West Indies by a big margin of 68 runs.
West Indies won the toss and invited India to bat first, India batted first, started the inning very well, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav came to start the inning and gave a good start, the first wicket has gone for 44 runs in 4.4 over, Suryakumar Yadav dismissed after scoring 24 runs in just 16 balls, next batsman Shreyas Iyar came to bat and he dismissed without scoring as second wicket in 5.5 over, the team score was 45 runs, next batsman Rishabh Pant came to bat and he good strike rotate with Rohit Sharma, the third wicket has gone for 88 runs in last ball of the 10th over, Rishabh Pant dismissed for 14 runs in 12 balls, next batsman Hardik Pandya came to bat and he dismissed just for 1 run as fourth wicket in 11.5 over, the team score was 102 runs, followed by Ravindra Jadeja came to bat, after few moments the fifth wicket has gone for 127 runs in 14.5 over, Rohit Sharma dismissed after playing a very brilliant half-century inning of 64 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 7 boundaries in 44 balls, next batsman Denish Kartik came to bat and played well with Ravindra Jadeja, the sixth wicket has gone for 138 runs in last ball of the 16th over, Ravindra Jadeja dismissed for 16 runs in 13 balls, followed by Ravichandran Ashwin came to bat and he remains unbeaten for 13 runs in 10 balls with Denish Karhik, and Denish Karthik played a very brilliant unbeaten quick inning of 41 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 4 boundaries in just 19 balls, in this way, India scored 190 runs after losing 6 wickets in 20 overs and set a taget of 191 runs for West Indies.
West Indies bowlers Alzarri Joseph took 2 wickets for 46 runs, Obed McCoy, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, and Keemo Paul got 1-1 wicket.
West Indies chasing 191 runs in the second inning they could manage just 122 runs after losing 8 wickets in 20 overs, West Indies started the inning not very well, no any batsman could stay in the crease, Shamarh Brooks scored 20 runs in 15 balls, Nicholas Pooran 18 runs in 15 balls, Kyle Mayers 15 runs in 6 balls, Shimron Hetmyer 14 runs in 15 balls, Rovman Powell 14 runs in 17 balls, Akeal Hosein 11 runs in 15 balls, Keemo Paul remains unbeaten for 19 runs, and Alzarri Joseph also remains unbeaten for 6 runs, Jason Holder and Odean Smith dismissed without scoring, in this way wickets continuously failed and end of the result they could manage just 122 runs for losing 8 wickets in 20 overs and lost the match by a big margin of 68 runs.
Indian bowlers performed very brilliant bowling, Arshdeep Singh took 2 wickets for 24 runs, Ravichandran Ashwin took 2 wickets for 22 runs, Ravi Bishnoi took 2 wickets for 26 runs, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Ravindra Jadeja got 1-1 wicket.
Indian batsman Denish Kartik was selected as the best player of the match, he played a very brilliant unbeaten quick inning of 41 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 4 boundaries in just 19 balls.