India vs West Indies 2nd T20I: India Beat West Indies by Eight Runs to Clinch Series, Pooran and Powell's Fifty Failed Miserably

Team India batted first and scored 186 runs in 20 overs for the cost of five wickets. The target for West Indies to win the match was 187-runs.
India vs West Indies 2nd T20I: India Beat West Indies by Eight Runs to Clinch Series, Pooran and Powell's Fifty Failed Miserably

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In the second match of the three-match T20 series, India defeated West Indies by eight runs at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday. Team India gained an unassailable 2-0 lead with this victory. After the ODI, the T20 series was captured. On Sunday, the third T20 match will be played at this venue. The West Indies won the toss in the second T20 match and chose to bowl first. Team India batted first and scored 186 runs in 20 overs for the cost of five wickets. The target for West Indies to win the match was 187-runs. In response, West Indies scored 178 runs in 20 overs for the loss of three wickets.

Half-centuries by Pooran and Powell

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Half-centuries by Pooran and Powell

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The West Indies team got off to a terrific start in pursuit of the 186-run mark. In the first five overs, the side scored 34 runs. In the sixth over, the squad received their first hit. Yuzvendra Chahal threw Kyle Mayers out for nine. In the ninth over, the team was dealt a second blow. Brendan King was sent to the pavilion for 22 runs by Ravi Bishnoi. In the 19th over, the third blow was delivered. Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Nicholas Pooran for 61 runs. Rovman Powell made an undefeated 68 from 36 deliveries. On three runs, Pollard stayed undefeated.

Venkatesh Iyer delivered the fifth punch to Team India

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India vs West Indies 

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Team India, after losing the toss and electing to bat, struck first in the second over. Ishan Kishan gets sent to the pavilion for two runs by Sheldon Cottrell. Team India struck again, this time for 59 runs. Rohit Sharma was sent to the pavilion for 19 runs by Roston Chase. For 72 runs, Team India received the third blow. Roston Chase sent Suryakumar Yadav to the pavilion for eight runs. Chase dealt Team India its fourth blow by removing Virat Kohli for 52 runs. Venkatesh Iyer delivered the fifth punch to Team India. Romero Sheffert dismissed him for 33 runs. Rishabh Pant (52), and Harshal Patel (1 run) stayed undefeated.

The playing XI for Team India remained unchanged. Jason Holder was injured before the first T20 and was rested as a precaution for the West Indies. In the second encounter, he reappeared. Instead of Fabian Allen, he was given a shot in the team. Let us tell you that this was Kieron Pollard's 100th T20 International match as captain of the West Indies team.

Face-to-face

When it comes to T20 cricket, India has the upper hand. So date, the two teams have played 18 T20 International matches. India has won 11 games so far. The Caribbean side, on the other hand, has won six matches in a row. One match's outcome is yet unknown.

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