Live Cricket Score, India vs West Indies, 3rd T20I: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of India vs West Indies 3rd T20I live from Guyana. The Men in Blue have already sealed the series after a solid performance in the 2nd T20I and with the series in hand, India will look to make a few changes which may see Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul and the Chahar brothers make their way into the XI, with younger brother Rahul Chahar making his debut. West Indies, on the other hand, will look to save grace with a consolation win in their yard. It's an action-packed day so don't miss out on any details as we bring you all the information and updates of India vs West Indies 3rd T20I live from Guyana. (Match Scorecard)
Highlights, 3rd T20I from Guyana: IND beat WI by 7 wickets
* Easy-peasy run chase for India. They hardly ever looked in trouble. Yes, they lost both their openers early but skipper, Kohli and the young Rishabh Pant steadied the ship and then upped the ante when required. Though the skipper departed before the final hurdle, Pant stayed there till the end and ensured that there was no hiccup.
00.29 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant, SIX! Dismissive! What a way to finish the chase! Brathwaite delivers it full and on middle, Pant gives it the full whack of his bat and launches it over the bowler's head for a maximum.
00.22 IST: Oshane Thomas to Rishabh Pant, SIX! This is typical Rishabh Pant. Another 7 needed now. A low full toss on the pads, Pant picks it up and slogs it over square leg for a biggie. Effortless.
00.20 IST: Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, OUT! Against the run of play, West Indies have a wicket. Kohli won't be there to finish things off. A very full ball outside off, Virat reaches out for it and squeezes it out behind square on the off side. It's aerial and Lewis stretches across to his left to complete the with both hands. No real celebration from anyone, understandably so. 14 needed off 15 balls.
00.19 IST: Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Bang! Plenty of bottom hand on this pull shot. Short ball by Thomas this time, Kohli rides the bounce and pummels it to the deep mid-wicket fence.
00.18 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Shots like these make him a special batsman. Fifty up for Rishabh Pant, his 2nd in T20Is! Cottrell sprays a length ball down the leg side, Pant picks it off his pads, brings his wrists into play and powers it behind square leg. A boundary to reach his fifty, well played young man. 18 needed off 18 balls.
00.07 IST: Sunil Narine to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Stroked with excellent timing! Fifty comes up for Kohli, his 21st in T20Is. Look at the determination and focus on his face. As soon as Narine drags his length short on middle, Kohli goes back and powers it through mid-wicket. It races away and beats the valiant dive from Hetmyer in the deep.
00.03 IST: Keemo Paul to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Smacked! 100 up for India as well. IND 102/2 on 14.3 overs
00.02 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Virat Kohli, FOUR! That nearly went all the way. Sublime this time from the Indian skipper. He gets width outside off, decides to go aerial again and hammers it over extra cover. The onfield umpire gets it checked upstairs before signalling a boundary. Touch and go, that. 10 coming off this over, 52 needed more in the remaining 6 overs.
23.58 IST: Keemo Paul to Rishabh Pant, SIX! Thumped! Pant is on the attack. Paul delivers an off-pace delivery, fullish and outside off, Rishabh picks it early and lifts it over extra cover. Brilliantly timed and it has gone all the way over the rope.
23.54 IST: Sunil Narine to Virat Kohli, In the air... SAFE! Kohli is very lucky there. He jumps out of the crease to flick a delivery on his pads but closes the face of the bat early. It loops off the leading edge but goes safely down the ground towards long off for a run. Could have easily chipped it back to the bowler on another day.
23.48 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Cracking shot from the Indian skipper! Brathwaite delivers it on a length outside off, plenty of room there, Kohli latches onto it and strokes it elegantly through covers. Hit on the up and gloriously timed.
23.42 IST: Sunil Narine to Virat Kohli, Narine fires it in around off, Kohli plays late and just uses the pace of the bowler to run it wide of short third man. A couple taken.
23.41 IST: Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Quicker and flatter this time, close to the off stump, Kohli plays late and taps it in front of backward point for one.
23.38 IST: Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Flighted delivery in the line of the stumps, Virat walks down the track and mishits his shot towards extra cover.
23.38 IST: Sunil Narine to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Smashed away! Narine is on the shorter side again, wide outside off, Rishabh camps back and spanks it past the right side of the backward point fielder for a boundary. 50 up for India!
23.29 IST: Oshane Thomas to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Very good shot from Pant! These are the shots that has seen him get all the praise. IND 38/2 in 6.2 overs
* Rishabh Pant walks out at number 4.
23.24 IST: Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, OUT! Stumped! Allan strikes it in his very first over. Allan bowls it slower through the air outside off, Rahul loses his patience and he looks to go aggressive. He comes down the track.
* Bowling change. Fabian Allen is into the attack now.
23.19 IST: Oshane Thomas to KL Rahul, Well bowled! Kept bowling short and now spears it full and on middle, Rahul is up for the task as he jams it to mid-on.
23.18 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to KL Rahul, DROPPED! Harsh to call that one though as it was a top effort. A short ball around off, Rahul stands tall and pulls it uppishly towards mid-wicket. Lewis there dives to his right and looks to take it with one hand but the ball does not stick. In the end, he saves two.
* Virat Kohli is the new batsman in.
23.12 IST: Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! Straight to the man! A soft, soft dismissal that. Dhawan must be gutted at the moment. West Indies though will rejoice as they get the start they want. Oshane Thomas draws first blood. He bowls it short and on the body of Dhawan. Dhawan pulls but hits it straight to short fine leg where Cottrell makes no mistake. A little to that fielder's left or right and it would have been a boundary. India need 137 from 108.
* Oshane Thomas might have done some damage to himself as he tried to stop the ball. The physio is out.
23.09 IST: Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan, A couple now! Fuller and on middle, Dhawan strokes it to the right of the bowler. Thomas does get a hand to it and hence, it is just two as mid on runs behind it and stops it.
23.07 IST: Oshane Thomas to Shikhar Dhawan, Almost plays it on! Loose shot that! This is a good length ball outside off, Dhawan throws his bat at it but the ball goes off the inside edge past the leg pole and towards short fine leg.
* We are back for the chase! The Indian openers, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan make their way out to the middle. Sheldon Cottrell has the new ball in hand and he will be bowling to the right-hander. Here we go...
23.01 IST: Cottrell to Rahul, SIX! Smashed away and off the mark in style! That is some way to get off the mark! What a shot. Authoritative. Rahul comes down the track and gets to the pitch of the ball. He lofts it over mid off's head and it goes all the way. IND 6/0 in 0.3 overs
* 147 is the target now! Enough? Don't think so. India would fancy themselves to chase this down. The wicket is on the slower side but still a decent one to bat on. Also, there was swing early on for the Indian pacers but will it be available for the hosts' pacers? They need to bowl well though if they are to make a game out of this. Join us for the chase in a bit.
22.46 IST: Navdeep Saini to Rovman Powell, SIX! Second in the over! West Indies finishing on a high here. Not good bowling too. This is on the pads and it is a slower one. Powell was waiting for it. He picks it up and sends it sailing over the square leg fence. 14 from the over so far, a ball to go. A biggie needed to get to 150.
22.44 IST: Navdeep Saini to Rovman Powell, SIX! No problem with finding the middle this time. That is nailed! Yes, it is a full toss but we have seen batters struggle to hit full tosses bowled by Saini. Powell though powers it over the mid-wicket fence.
22.34 IST: Rahul Chahar to Carlos Brathwaite, OUT! Brathwaite holes out! Chahar has the last laugh. He bowls this one flatter again btu this is slightly fuller around off, it is the leg spinner. Brathwaite looks to drag it over long on but does not get the distance as it is off the toe-end. Sundar at long on takes a simple catch. FIRST T20I WICKET FOR CHAHAR.
22.34 IST: Rahul Chahar to Carlos Brathwaite, SIX! Welcome back into the attack, Rahul Chahar. A half-track this one, a hit-me ball. Short and on middle, Brathwaite goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. Six to start the over, pressure on the bowler.
Carlos Brathwaite is the new man in.
22.26 IST: Navdeep Saini to Kieron Pollard, OUT! TIMBER! Excellent, excellent delivery to get the big man. He falls after getting to his fifty. Needed something special to get Pollard and Saini delivers it. He has been bowling really fast till now and now bowls a slower one on middle. Pollard is completely deceived. He ends up playing all around it. Misses and the middle stump is hit. Big wicket this, can easily make a difference of 20 runs to the final total.
22.24 IST: Navdeep Saini to Rovman Powell, FOUR!
Windies reach the three-figure mark for the first time in this series. Five overs remaining in the innings.
22.22 IST: Krunal Pandya to Kieron Pollard, SIX! That is colossal! Very full which means in the zone of Pollard. He lofts it over the bowler's head and it goes way behind the ropes. Second biggie in the over.
22.20 IST: Krunal Pandya to Kieron Pollard, SIX! 50 for Pollard.
22.19 IST: NOT OUT! The ball was going outside the leg. Same bowler, same batsman, but different result to the first T20I this time.
22.16 IST: Navdeep Saini to Kieron Pollard, LBW APPEAL, and Review taken!
Rovman Powell is the new man in.
22.13 IST: Navdeep Saini to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! The bowling change works wonders for the visitors. Saini strikes on the first ball of his new spell. The dangerous stand has been cut short. Timely wicket as the two were looking to cut loose. Saini bowls this on a length and around off, it is angled away. Pooran looks to force it on the off side but gets an outside edge. Pant takes it nicely by diving to his left.
22.05 IST: Washington Sundar to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! Raining boundaries here at the moment! The slog sweep is out this time. Pollard gets it in the gap in the mid-wicket region and bags another boundary.
22.02 IST: Krunal Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! Pandya had been bowling cleverly, keeping the deliveries way outside off. This time, though, Pooran anticipates early and moves across to send the ball into the stands. A great hit towards the long-on boundary.
21.58 IST: Washington Sundar to Kieron Pollard, SIX! Pollard is dealing in maximums here. This is very full and on middle, Pollard lofts it easily and he clears the long on fence. Once again a biggie to start the over.
21.56 IST: Rahul Chahar to Kieron Pollard, SIX! This ball though spoils the over! Second biggie of it. Another tossed up ball and it is very full again. Pollard once again plays it with a straight bat and lofts it. It is not off the middle but such is the power of the man that it goes all the way.
21.55 IST: Rahul Chahar to Kieron Pollard, SIX! That is right in the zone for Pollard! Very full and on middle, he loves it there. Just lofts it nonchalantly over the bowler's head for a biggie. Good start to the over but West Indies need to make this count.
21.48 IST: Rahul Chahar to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Welcome boundary for West Indies. This is flatter and around off, Pooran looks to punch it through covers. The ball goes off the outside edge, past the slip fielder and down to the third man fence.
21.40 IST: Navdeep Saini to Kieron Pollard, SIX! All the way! That is some way to get off the mark! Full and on off, Pollard stretches his hand and lofts it over the long off fence.
21.34 IST: Deepak Chahar to Shimron Hetmyer, OUT! 3 WICKETS FOR CHAHAR! That's absolutely terrific from Chahar. Another inswinging ball does the trick. This starts around off and middle and it shapes back in late. Hetmyer too fails too fails to adjust to the movement as he looks to drive. He ends up playing outside the line. The ball hits the pads. An appeal and the umpire has his finger up. No reviews left so Hetmyer has to walk back. Three down within the Powerplay and not many teams win the game after losing that many wickets in the first 6.
21.33 IST: Kieron Pollard is the new man in.
21.29 IST: OUT! This is brilliant bowling from Chahar. The delivery swung in for the left-handed Lewis, who completely misread the line.
21.29 IST: Deepak Chahar to Evin Lewis, OUT! Huge LBW appeal and the umpire gives it out! Lewis has taken the review, though.
21.24 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Evin Lewis, FOUR! First boundary of the West Indies innings. Poor line from Bhuvi for the first time. Bowls to him on the pads and Lewis pulls it towards the leg side.
21.24 IST: Shimron Hetmyer is the new man in.
21.20 IST: Deepak Chahar to Sunil Narine, OUT! In the air... taken! Deepak Chahar makes an impact straightaway! Sunil Narine fails to make an impact once again. The ploy to open with him does not work in both the games. Early strike for India, just the start they would have wanted. This is slightly shorter and around off, Narine looks to drag it over mid on but does not time it. Saini there takes a good low catch diving to his right.
21.19 IST: Deepak Chahar bowls from the other end.
21.18 IST: Good movement for Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the first over, as he beats both, Lewis and Narine with ball drifting away from the left-handers. Only 1 run from the over.
21.14 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to begin. Evin Lewis takes the strike.
21.14 IST: The players are out on the field. We're ready for the play.
21.04 IST: A bit of confusion here, as the groundsmen bring on the cover, but immediately take it back off after umpires signal that they aren't needed just yet. There's a slight drizzle.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini
West Indies: Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
20.39 IST: No overs lost.
20.32 IST: BREAKING: Rahul Chahar will make his debut for India today.
20.04 IST: Another inspection at 8:30 PM.
20.03 IST: The umpires are currently having a chat with Rohit Sharma and Carlos Brathwaite. Virat Kohli rested for the game?
19.49 IST: The umpires are currently having an inspection.
19.28 IST: Good News! Well, the rain has stopped and the covers are being peeled off! Hopefull of getting a full day action despite this encounter being a dead rubber!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of India vs West Indies 3rd T20I. The TOSS will take place at 7.30 PM IST and play will commence from 8.00 PM IST. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
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