IND vs WI: The second match of the five-match T20I series was played at Providence Stadium in Guyana. Batting first after winning the toss, the Indian team scored 152 runs at the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs, while the West Indies won by scoring 155 runs at the loss of eight wickets in 18.5 overs. In a thrilling match, West Indies defeated India by two wickets to register their second win of the series.
In the absence of veteran players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, the Indian team is unable to deliver anything especially impressive. All Indian fans anticipated that the team would perform well when it returned in the second T20 match after the loss in the first match, but regrettably, the Indian team had to suffer a loss in both games. The West Indies team now leads the series 2-0. The Indian team will need to win all three of the remaining games if they are to win the series.
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Series – India tour of West Indies, 2023
Match – WI vs IND, 2nd T20I
Date – Sunday, August 06, 2023
Toss – India won the toss and opt to bat
Match Result – WI Won by two Wickets
India Batting Scorecard
The Indian team did not benefit from choosing to bat first after winning the toss. In the third over, Shubham Gill dealt the team its first blow. He completed a nine-ball, seven-run inning. While Suryakumar Yadav, who is batting third, is causing the Indian team trouble once more. His performance is still lacking. He was only able to score one run. Although this was only Tilak Verma’s second T20I game, he did well and scored the first century of his international career. With the help of five fours and a six, he played an excellent inning, scoring 51 runs in just 41 balls.
Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson, who has been in the headlines of cricket for a long time, is also not able to capitalize on the opportunity. He scored only 7 runs in this match at a strike rate of 100, while the hero of the previous match Hardik Pandya scored 24 runs in 18 balls with the help of two sixes, while all-rounder Axar Patel scored 14 runs in 12 balls.
|Hardik Pandya (c)||24||18||0||2||133.33|
West Indies Batting Scorecard
Chasing the target of 152 runs, the start of the West Indies team was not special, the Caribbean team had lost all three of their top order batsmen by the fourth over of the powerplay. It seemed that the West Indies team would not even be able to score 100 runs. But then wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran, who came as a savior for the West Indies, put the West Indies in a strong position with his stormy innings. He played an inning of 67 runs in just 40 balls with the help of six fours and 4 sixes.
After Pooran’s dismissal, the Indian team’s biggest headache was middle-order batsman Shimron Hetmyer, but he got clean bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal. After his dismissal, it seemed that the Indian team would easily win the match, but West Indies lower-order batsmen Akeal Hosein and Alzarri Joseph, with their prudence, got West Indies to win the match with seven balls to spare.
|Rovman Powell (c)||21||19||1||1||110.52|