Negotiating disciplined bowlers, Tilak Varma produced a well-calculated half-century, his first in T20Is, to take India to 152 for seven in opposition to West Indies within the second match right here on Sunday.
The fearless Varma continued his good run within the shortest format because the 20-year-old scooped, swept and heaved the ball throughout the bottom to attain 51 off 41 balls, changing into the youngest Indian to attain a fifty in T20 Internationals.
Popping out to bat with India in a spot of hassle at 18/2, Varma put up a vital 42-run partnership with Ishan Kishan (27) earlier than becoming a member of forces with skipper Hardik Pandya to sew a 38-run stand.
Hardik (24) tried to inflate India’s whole by hitting two sixes however Alzarri Joseph (2/28) produced a cracking yorker to eliminate the Indian skipper.
Opting to bat, the script did not go as per plan for the guests as they misplaced wickets at common intervals.
West Indies skipper Rovman Powell stored shuffling his bowlers, a transfer that paid dividends.
Kishan (27) performed just a few photographs in his 23-ball keep together with a six off Akeal Hosein (2/29) over deep sq. leg however could not convert his begin right into a significant innings as he was bowled by Romario Shepherd.
Shubman Gill’s (7) keep within the center was as soon as once more a short one. With stress constructing on him after successive dot balls, he confirmed his class by sending the ball for a most within the third over however perished within the very subsequent ball off Joseph.
Suryakumar Yadav (1) did not final lengthy both as Kyle Mayers at sq. leg affected the Indian vice-captain’s run-out with a superb direct hit. Sanju Samson (7) moved manner too early down the observe in the hunt for a giant shot and was stumped by an attentive Nicholas Pooran.
Hosein, Joseph and Romario Shepherd (2/28) picked two wickets every.