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Highlights, India vs West Indies, 1st T20I: Saini shines in India's 4-wicket win over Windies

Opting to field, all the six Indian bowlers got at least a wicket apiece with Saini returning with figures of 3/17 in his debut match.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 03, 2019 23:44 IST
Live Cricket Score, India vs West Indies, 1st T20I: Saini
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Live Cricket Score, India vs West Indies, 1st T20I: Saini makes debut as India opt to bowl

Live Cricket Score, India vs West Indies, 1st T20I: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of India vs West Indies 1st T20I match live from Florida. The Men in Blue are all geared up and will look to commence their tour on a high, do face hard-hitting Windies players who are known to smash the ball out of the park. However, India will miss out on spin duo Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal and will bring in new faces. With Bumrah as well-rested, Navdeep Saini and Rahul Chahar might debut for the Men in Blue today. It's an action-packed day so don't miss out on any of the details as we bring you all T20 live action from Florida. (Match Scorecard) (Where to Watch IND vs WI on TV, Live Stream)

India beat West Indies by 4 wickets

India have limped to a win here in Miami! They made a mountain out of a molehill and nearly made a mess of a simple target. West Indies would be thinking that had they got 40-50 runs more, they could have come out on top.

23.10 IST: Keemo Paul to Washington Sundar, SIX! All over! INDIA WIN BY 4 WICKETS! A slower delivery, shorter in length around off, Sundar attacks it with all his power and dismisses it over long on for a maximum.

23.06 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Washington Sundar, A near yorker on off, Sundar brings down a straight bat and pushes it back to the bowler.

Washington Sundar is the new batsman.

23.03 IST: Keemo Paul to Krunal Pandya, OUT! Another wicket goes down! Paul steams in from 'round the wicket and angles in a length ball around middle and off.  IND 88/6 in 16 overs

22.58 IST: Oshane Thomas to Krunal Pandya, FOUR! Cracking sound of the bat meeting the ball! Short in length, around middle at 123 kph, Krunal picks it early and dismisses it from his sight by pulling it to the deep square leg fence.

22.55 IST: Oshane Thomas to Ravindra Jadeja, Sweet timing! Misfield. Two runs taken in the end. Fullish and on off, Jadeja drives it through covers and crosses for a run. Lewis attacks the ball in the deep, overruns a bit and the ball goes through. The batsmen complete two and take one more off the misfield.

22.53 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Ravindra Jadeja, Back of a length delivery outside off, Jadeja steers it behind backward point for a couple of runs.

* Ravindra Jadeja walks in next.

22.51 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Virat Kohli, OUT! Here comes the salute! Virat Kohli has disappointment written all over his face. He is completely fooled here by a slower delivery bowled at 112 kph. The length is short and outside off, Virat has his weight on the back leg as he tries to fetch it and pull it on the leg side. But the ball arrives late, takes the top edge and lobs up towards mid-wicket. Kieron Pollard won't drop those. Are we in for something here? 27 still needed off 37 balls.

22.46 IST: Sunil Narine to Krunal Pandya, Presses forward to a full ball and drives it through mid off for a run. Narine has finished his spell, 4-0-14-2, a brilliant comeback for him personally!

22.43 IST: Keemo Paul to Virat Kohli, Knocks a full ball down through mid on for a run. 30 more needed off 48 balls.

Krunal Pandya walks in next.

22.40 IST: Keemo Paul to Manish Pandey, OUT! Off stump goes cartwheeling! Manish Pandey is gone and Virat Kohli is not looking too impressed. IND 64/4 in 11.4 overs 

Keemo Paul is back on.

22.34 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Virat Kohli, FOUR! FETCH THAT! Kohli welcomes his counterpart in style. A length ball, outside off, Kohli jumps out of his crease and slaps it over point for a boundary.

Carlos Brathwaite come on.

22.32 IST: Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, Down the leg side, helped through square leg for one more. 50 UP FOR INDIA, at a touch slow rate than they would have anticipated but given the situation of the game, it is fine.

22.31 IST: Oshane Thomas to Manish Pandey, FOUR! GLORIOUS! Full and outside off, Pandey leans and drives it wide of cover for a boundary!

22.27 IST: Sunil Narine to Virat Kohli, Short and outside off, punched through point for a couple.

22.22 IST: Keemo Paul to Manish Pandey, FOUR! FEROCIOUS! Full and outside off, Pandey hammers this straight back past the bowler and beats mid off. Great shot.

Manish Pandey walks in at number 5, replacing Pant.

22.19 IST: Sunil Narine to Rishabh Pant, OUT c Sheldon Cottrell b Sunil Narine. India have lost their third wicket.

22.18 IST: Sunil Narine to Rohit Sharma, OUT! Caught! Rohit finds his Mumbai teammate to perfection. IND 32/2 in 6.3 overs

22.15 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, SIX! GORGEOUS! Wow. Rohit is slowly getting into good flow. Full and outside off, Rohit leans and lofts it cleanly over extra cover! It is an 87-metre hit. IND 32/1 in 6.2 overs

22.14 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! This was what Kohli was trying on the previous ball. A length ball outside off, Rohit heaves it wide of long-on and gets a boundary!

22.10 IST: Sunil Narine to Rohit Sharma, On middle and off, Sharma punches this towards long-on but waits. Because there is a short mid-wicket in place. But the fielder gets across, slides and misses. Now, the batsmen run. IND 25/1 in 5.2 overs

22.09 IST: Sunil Narine to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Poor ball. Short and wide outside off, Rohit goes back and cuts it superbly between backward point and short third man. Excellent bisection.

22.01 IST: Oshane Thomas to Rohit Sharma, SIX! Not in much control but still it has gone all the way. Such is the pace of this bowler. He delivers it short around middle and leg, Rohit top edges his attempted pull shot and it flies over fine leg.

21.56 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! Dhawan is adjudged lbw! Dots after dots after dots and that results in a wicket. Dhawan was struggling to find the gap on the off-side and hence decides to go over the leg side. Cottrell angles in a length ball on middle and off, Shikhar finds the angle to his use as he attempts to heave it over mid-wicket. But he fails to put bat on ball and is rapped right in front of the wickets. The appeal is made and the finger goes up in no time. First wicket for West Indies but they need to keep chipping away at wickets if they want to compete in this match.

21.53 IST: Oshane Thomas to Rohit Sharma, India are away! Fractionally short and around off, Sharma stays back and taps it down in front of backward point for a quick run.

* In a huddle are West Indies. Talking to his troops is Carlos Brathwaite. Don't think there is much to say at this stage apart from trying your best and sticking to the basics. Rohit Sharma is reunited with Shikhar Dhawan at the top after the southpaw pulled out from the middle of the World Cup. Oshane Thomas to speed in first up...

What a bowling performance by India! Just brilliant! They have not even let West Indies go past the 100-run mark.

21.34 IST: Navdeep Saini to Oshane Thomas, FINAL OVER IS A MAIDEN! What a debut for Saini! The last ball is short and it's more aimed to follow the batsman down the leg side. Thomas has a blind swing of his bat at it but only to miss. West Indies manage only 95/9 in their 20 overs!

21.30 IST: Navdeep Saini to Kieron Pollard, OUT! Excellent suggestion from Rishabh Pant and India have removed Kieron Pollard with 3 balls to go. Saini delivers a rank full toss, in the line of the stumps, Pollard swings early and is hit high on the back leg.

DRS time! Pollard has missed a rank full toss. He is hit on the thigh pad, right in front of the stumps, they appeal but the umpire is unmoved. On Pant's advice, Kohli takes the referral...

21.24 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kieron Pollard, SIX! This is what Kieron Pollard is eyeing now, biggies.

21.23 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Keemo Paul, OUT! Number 8 goes down on the score of 88! Kumar delivers it slightly short and around off, Paul shapes up for a big swing over the leg side but gets a top edge. It flies in the air and Kohli moves across to his right from extra cover to complete the catch.

21.22 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Keemo Paul, OUT! Number 8 goes down on the score of 88!

21.14 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! Pulled and pulled away delightfully! Kumar goes short and Kieron picks the length early. He has also guessed the change in pace there as he pulls it with control to the deep mid-wicket fence.

* Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on attack

Keemo Paul is in next.

21.07 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Sunil Narine, OUT! It's a legal delivery. Narine knows just one way to bat, we told you! He will swing at everything thrown in his path. WI 70/7 in 15.1 overs

Sunil Narine is the new batsman. He knows just one way to bat. Will he curb his natural style and give company to his Trinidadian mate?

21.02 IST: Krunal Pandya to Carlos Brathwaite, OUT c & b Krunal Pandya. West Indies have lost their sixth wicket.

20.59 IST: Krunal Pandya to Kieron Pollard, SIX! What a shot! Pandya darts in a flatter delivery on middle, Pollard walks forward and across before flicking it with nonchalance over mid-wicket. It goes the distance. This man is so powerful!

20.56 IST: Krunal Pandya to Kieron Pollard, NOT OUT! Pollard is safely inside the crease. Beauty of a delivery to start with! Krunal delivers it in the flatter trajectory and lands it around off. Pollard tries to play the line but it spins away slightly to beat the outside edge. Pant collects the ball and breaks the stumps before appealing. The square leg umpire takes it upstairs.

Stumping appeal! It's taken upstairs. Kieron Pollard is looking relaxed and there isn't much joy in the Indian camp too.

20.54 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Kieron Pollard, SIX! The big man steps out and lofts the ball with hand to send it to the maximum.

20.51 IST: Krunal Pandya to Carlos Brathwaite, Fires one in on middle and leg, Brathwaite defends it in front of his pads.

20.47 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Carlos Brathwaite, Quicker again, a bit short around off, Brathwaite moves back and plays it down to backward point.

20.45 IST: Krunal Pandya to Kieron Pollard, EDGY FOUR! No slip for Pollard and he gets a lucky boundary. WI 42/5 in 8.5 overs

20.43 IST: Krunal Pandya to Carlos Brathwaite, Arm ball around off, skidding in, Carlos defends it off the inner half of his bat.

20.41 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Kieron Pollard, Beaten! Khaleel slants a length ball away from the batsman, Pollard is caught pushing inside the line as he misses. Another top over, West Indies will have to find a way to score runs here.

20.40 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Kieron Pollard, On middle and leg, Pollard closes the face of his bat and helps it through square leg for one.

20.35 IST: Navdeep Saini to Kieron Pollard, Wide! This time it has been given. Almost identical to the last delivery. Sliding down the leg side. The only difference here is that Kieron tried his best to play the flick shot.

20.34 IST: Navdeep Saini to Kieron Pollard, Shortish around middle and leg, angling down, Kieron tries to flick but misses and is hit on the thigh pad.

Carlos Brathwaite walks in next with his team in troubled waters.

20.31 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Rovman Powell, OUT! Half the side is back in the hut! Talk about temperament and Powell has shown none here. This is a very ordinary shot attempted by him.

20.30 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Rovman Powell, FOUR! Bat on ball and it just races away to the fence in no time. Poor delivery to begin with. Khaleel offers room to the batsman to free his arms. Rovman needs no second invitation. He latches onto it and cracks it through backward point for a boundary to open his account.

20.26 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Rovman Powell, Nearly edged it to the keeper. Khaleel is known for extracting something extra from the surface.

Bowling change! Khaleel Ahmed to bowl the final over of Powerplay.

20.24 IST: Navdeep Saini to Shimron Hetmyer, OUT! Saini's debut is on fire in his debut game! He has removed Hetmyer for a golden duck. Extra bounce has done the trick for Navdeep. He serves it a bit short and in the line of the stumps.

20.22 IST: Navdeep Saini to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! Pooran falls and it's sweet revenge for the debutant. He gives a bit of a sendoff to Pooran. Nicholas is very disappointed. He has thrown away a start. Was certainly looking in his elements. Back of a length ball on middle and off, angling away at 139 kph, Pooran camps back to muscles it over the leg side but it takes the top edge and balloons up in the air. Rishabh Pant walks forward a bit from his position and then stretches forward to complete the catch. This is a big loss for West Indies.

* Debutant Navdeep Saini is into the attack now. A wide first slip in place.

20.18 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kieron Pollard, Length delivery outside off, Kieron shuffles a bit and tries to drive. But it takes the inside edge and rolls to mid-wicket.

20.16 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kieron Pollard, A length ball outside off, angling in a bit, Pollard walks forward and across before presenting a straight bat in defence.

20.13 IST: Washington Sundar to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! High and this is handsome as well. Brilliant start to the over for West Indies after losing two wickets in two overs. Sundar shows the courage to flight and lands it on middle, Pooran lines himself behind the delivery and pummels it over the bowler's head.

20.11 IST: Washington Sundar to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! First boundary of the innings coming from the bat. Sundar drags his length short and lands it on middle, Pooran goes back and pulls it powerfully through mid-wicket.

Kieron Pollard is the new man in.

20.10 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Evin Lewis, OUT! Bowled! The knuckle ball does the trick and West Indies in big trouble in the very second over of the game. WI 8/2 in 2 overs

20.07 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran, WIDE! Bhuvi misses his line and bowls one down the leg side. Wided by the umpire.

20.04 IST: Washington Sundar to Evin Lewis, 5 Wides. Sundar sprays this down the leg side, Lewis looks to flick but misses. Pant fails to gather it and the ball goes past him to the fine leg fence. Wide and boundary signalled by the umpire.

Nicholas Pooran walks out to number 3.

20.01 IST: Washington Sundar to John Campbell, OUT! Caught! The plan to start with an off spinner gives reward straightaway! Washington tosses it up outside off, Campbell gets down on one knee and looks to clear deep mid-wicket.

* We are all set to begin! The Indian players are in a huddle and then take their respective positions in the field. West Indies opener, Evin Lewis and John Campbell walk out to the open the innings. Washinton Sundar to start the proceedings with the new ball.

19.38 IST: West Indies (Playing XI): John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Sunil Narine, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant(w), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, K Khaleel Ahmed

19.31 IST: India win the toss and opt to bowl against West Indies in Florida

19.18 IST: Virat Kohli banks high on Rishabh Pant in MS Dhoni's absence.

19.17 IST: The weather looks pleasant as India ready to take on West Indies in Florida.

Hello and welcome to our live blog of the first T20I of the three-match series. The TOSS will take place at 7.30 PM IST and play will commence from 8.00 PM IST. Stay tuned for further updates. 

Brief Preview: Back on the road following their unfulfilled World Cup campaign, India will begin their preparations for the T20 showpiece event next year with a three-match series against the West Indies beginning on Saturday. As captain Virat Kohli pointed out before leaving for the Caribbean tour, the main objective of the T20s and the subsequent ODI series against the West Indies is to try out the fringe players who are on selectors' mind. (Read Full Report Here)

India T20I Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, K Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar

West Indies T20I Squad: John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Jason Mohammed, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Anthony Bramble, Khary Pierre, Sunil Narine

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