India vs West Indies | Virat Kohli Masterclass Sees India Take 1-0 T20I Series Lead

Skipper Virat Kohli struck a blistering 94 to energy India to a six-wicket win after chasing down 208 in opposition to the West Indies within the opening Twenty20 worldwide on Friday.

Kohli placed on a key 100-run second-wicket stand with KL Rahul, who made 62, because the hosts reached their goal with eight balls to spare and lead the three-match sequence 1-0.

The star batsman smashed six fours and 6 sixes to file his career-best T20 worldwide rating in 50 balls as he surpassed his earlier excessive of 90 with a successful hit over the rope.

Kohli arrived with the rating on 30 for one to finish his 23rd fifty and shortly launched an assault to pulverise the West Indies bowlers as India pulled off their highest ever T20 chase.

Left-handed batsman Shimron Hetmyer made 56 and placed on 71 with skipper Kieron Pollard to guide West Indies to 207 for 5 after being put in to bat on a very good batting wicket.

West Indies appeared poised to recover from 220 however leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal struck twice in three deliveries to get Hetmyer and ship Pollard, who hit 37, trudging again to the pavilion.

Jason Holder then struck an unbeaten 24 off 9 balls as West Indies managed 29 off the final two overs.

Evin Lewis, together with his 17-ball 40, and Brandon King, who made 31, additionally made helpful contributions.

The match additionally witnessed the beginning of a modern trial of expertise utilizing a TV umpire as an alternative of the on-field official to name entrance foot no-balls.

India’s Anil Chaudhary known as the primary no-ball with paceman Kesrick Williams overstepping the road within the 13th over of the Indian innings.

Williams bowled one other no-ball and Holder the third of the match.

The system was trialled as soon as in 2016, within the sequence between England and Pakistan, however the Worldwide Cricket Council desires to come back out with a transparent implementation of the plan this time round.

The second match of the sequence is in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.


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