India won by 68 runs in first T20

D Kathik named Player of the Match for his 41*(19) in First T20 against West Indies (Image Credit:-Twitter/ICC)

India beat West Indies by 68 runs in first T20 and take 1-0 lead. R Sharma 64(44) and D Karthik’s 41*(19) excellent batting in the final overs helps India post 190/6 in 20 overs. In reply West Indies finishes on 122/8 in 20 overs.

Surya Kumar Yadhav opened the batting with R Sharma and they given India a good start by scoring 44 runs in 4.4 overs. West Indies push India back by picking Surya Kumar Yadhav (24) and S Iyer (0) in quick succession. R Sharma batted beautifully despite wickets falling at the other end. He was finally dismissed by J Holder for 64.D Karthik and R Ashwin scored 52 runs in last 4 overs to help India post 190/6.

A Hosein bowls superbly for West Indies. He given only 14 runs in his 4 overs and picked the wicket of Surya Kumar Yadhav. A Joseph(2/46) , O McCoy(1/30) , K Paul (1/24) and J Holder (1/50) are the other wicket takers for Windies.

India bowlers never allowed West Indies batsman’s to score freely. S Brooks (20) was the top scorer for Windies. Indian spinners R Ashwin(2/22) , R Bishnoi (2/26) and R Jadeja (1/26) together picked 5 wickets and given only 74 runs in 12 overs. Pacers A Singh (2/24) and B Kumar (1/11) also bowls well.

Player of the Match :- D Karthik

Second T20 will be played on Aug 1st , 8:00pm (IST).

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