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Highlights, 2nd T20I: Simmons guides Windies to comfortable 8-wicket win over India

Simmons slammed unbeaten 67 runs to power Windies to 8-wicket win in Thiruvananthapuram to level three-match series 1-1.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 08, 2019 22:51 IST
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India vs West Indies Live Score, 2nd T20I: Steady start for Windies in 171 chase

Highlights, India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of India vs West Indies 2nd T20I match live from Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. Virat Kohli and Co. will look to seal series in the second T20I match to continue their dominance over West Indies in 2019. Indian skipper Kohli is in exceptional form as he guided the hosts to a six-wicket win in the first T20I in Hyderabad. Kohli slammed his highest score of T20I cricket 94* to single-handedly powered hosts to 1-0 lead. However, the Windies team will be very confident about their batting after an excellent show in Hyderabad as they posted 207 runs against India's bowling line-up. It will be a cracker of a contest between the two teams. Live Match Scorecard | Live Stream IND vs WI

West Indies beat India by 8 wickets

22.27 IST: Chahar to Pooran, FOUR! West Indies (173/2) beat India (170/7) by 8 wickets in Thiruvananthapuram to level three-match series 1-1. Simmons 67*, Lewis 40

22.23 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Pooran, SIX! Sweet sound of the ball and ball drops in the ground for a maximum.

22.18 IST: Chahar to Simmons, SIX! This man is not stopping at any cost, length ball and he slams over deep extra covers for a magnificent six.

22.12 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Simmons, FOUR! Third boundary of the over, Simmons charges down the ground and slams the ball through the covers for a boundary.

22.10 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Pooran, FOUR! MAJESTIC! Length ball and Pooran pushes it beautifully for a boundary.

22.09 IST: Chahal to Simmons, SIX! Simmons completes his half-century with a maximum.

22.06 IST: Chahal to Pooran, SIX! Bad delivery and gets the treatment, Chahal tried to bowl a faster ball but lands it very shot and Pooran slams it for a biggie.

22.02 IST: Jadeja to Hetmyer, OUT! That's one hell of a catch from Captain Kohli as he took a stunner while running on the boundary rope.

22.00 IST: Jadeja to Heytmyer, SIX! Another Maximum, This was even better than Hetmyer.

21.59 IST: Jadeja to Hetmyer, SIX! In the arc and Hetmyer punishes it hard for a big one.

21.54 IST: Dube to Simmons, FOUR! Powered, This is excellent batting from the Caribbean batsman as he guides the ball beautifully for a four.

21.48 IST: Dube to Simmons, FOUR! Attempted yorker but Simmons slashes it hard for a boundary.

21.43 IST: Sundar to Lewis, OUT! STUMPED! Good quick delivery from Sundar and Pant makes no mistake as India finally get the first wicket.

* Sundar to bowl his final over

21.37 IST: Chahal to Simmons, SIX! Excellent flick from Simmons and ball flies over the rope for a maximum. 

21.36 IST: Chahal to Simmons, FOUR! A rare misfield for Ravindra Jadeja and Simmons gets a boundary

21.31 IST: Sundar to Simmons, SIX! GLORIOUS! Simmons goes straight down the ground the send the ball over the rope for maximum.

21.26 IST: Chahal to Lewis, SIX! Excellent Shot from Lewis as he puts pressure on Chahal straight away with a massive one.

21.23 IST: Sundar to Lewis, SIX! Steps out and puts it over the long-on boundary this time. Sundar tosses it up and Lewis had anticipated the delivery.

21.22 IST: Sundar to Lewis, SIX! First of the innings, coming in the 32nd delivery. Lewis gets down on one knee and slogs it over the midwicket boundary.

21.21 IST: Bhuvi could've had two wickets in an over. Sadly, he has none. 

21.19 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Lewis, DROPPED AGAIN! This time it's Rishabh Pant. Lewis steps back to make room for himself but Bhuvneshwar chases him. The batsman cuts, finds a thick outside edge but Rishabh fails to reach the ball on time. 

21.17 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Simmons, DROPPED! It's Washington Sundar again! This is going to haunt the youngster for some time. He looks devastated himself. The ball was in the air for a long time but Sundar fails to hold on to the delivery. How costly is this drop going to be?

21.08 IST: Chahar to Lewis, FOUR! Poor line. After placing a midwicket fielder, Chahar pitches it outside off. Easy picking for Lewis as he cuts it square.

21.07 IST: Chahar to Lewis, FOUR! Came into the left-hander this time, and Lewis pulls it towards the midwicket.

21.06 IST: 4 runs from the over. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl from the other end.

21.01 IST: Chahar to Lewis, FOUR! Unlucky, Chahar! The ball keeps low and Lewis, who attempted a pull, gets a thick outside edge and ball sails over the slip for Windies' first boundary.

20.55 IST: The players are out for the chase. Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis open the innings.

20.44 IST: Cottrell to Pant, DOUBLE! India score 170/7 in 20 overs against West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram. Dube 54, Pant 33*, Walsh 2/28

20.41 IST: Cottrell to Sundar, OUT! Good catch from bowler in follow-through as India lose his seventh wicket

20.37 IST: Williams to Jadeja, OUT! Slower one and Jadeja misses it completely as Williams gets another wicket.

20.28 IST: Walsh to Pant, FOUR! Through extra cover for a boundary as Pant looks confident today and is playing some sensible shots.

20.24 IST: Walsh to Iyer, OUT! Iyer tries to loft it but gets an edge and Walsh gets his second wickets of the day.

20.22 IST: Holder to Pant, FOUR! Another boundary in the over, this time it was Pant who slams the ball through mid-wicket for a boundary.

20.20 IST: Holder to Iyer, FOUR! Terrific Shot! Stand and deliver from Iyer as he pushes the ball through the cover for a magnificent boundary.

* Shreyas Iyer is the new man in

20.10 IST: Williams to Kohli, OUT! Williams wins the battle this time as Kohli was caught by Simmons.

20.08 IST: Walsh to Kohli, DOUBLE! AND KOHLI overtakes ROHIT to become the highest run-getter in T20I cricket.

20.05 IST: Walsh to Kohli, FOUR! Flighted ball and Kohli slaps it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary.

20.03 IST: Holder to Kohli, FOUR! Edged and Kohli gets his first boundary of the match.

19.57 IST: Walsh to Pant, SIX! BEAUTIFUL SHOT! Little bit of room and Pant sends the ball into the crowd for maximum.

19.52 IST: Walsh to Dube, OUT! Poor from Dube, he was trying to hit every ball in the air and this time Hetmyer does not make any mistake to get the danger man.

19.48 IST: Williams to Dube, FIFTY! Dube just glides the ball from the pads to take a single to complete his maiden fifty in international cricket.

19.44 IST: Pollard to Dube, SIX! BACK TO BACK! It was full toss outside off stump as Dube continues his six-hitting spree and this time over deep extra cover.

19.43 IST: Pollard to Dube, SIX! MASSIVE! Slower delivery from Pollard and Dube picks it well for a humongous six.

19.42 IST: Pollard to Dube, SIX! Short ball and Dube slaps it hard for mid-wicket region.

19.36 IST: Holder to Rohit, OUT! BOWLED! Poor shot selection from Rohit as he tries the scoop but missed it completely. 

19.35 IST: Holder to Dube, SIX! First six from the big man as he targets Holder and slaps the ball in mid-wicket region for a maximum.

*Kieron Pollard comes to bowl 

19.24 IST: Holder to Rohit, FOUR! Short ball and Rohit pulls it for a glorious boundary.

19.22 IST: Holder to Dube, FOUR! Short ball from Holder and Dube tries to hit it hard and gets the edge that races away for a boundary.

* Holder comes into action

* INTERESTING! Shivam Dube is the new man in

19.15 IST: Pierre to Rahul, OUT! Rahul tries to sweep the ball and hits it in the air and Hetmyer takes an easy catch.

19.07 IST: Pierre to Rahul, FOUR! Cuts and the ball races away for a boundary as KL Rahul looks confident.

19.03 IST: Cottrell to Rohit, FOUR! A little bit of swing but lack of control on line as it was on the pads and Rohit punished it well for a boundary in the fine leg.

19.02 IST: Cottrell to Rahul, FIVE WIDES! Poor line from Cottrell as it was way outside leg stump and Pooran couldn't hold to the ball.

19.01 IST: Cottrell to Rohit, SINGLE! Awkward bounce as Rohit just pushes the ball for a single.

19.00 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to bowl the first over of the match

18.58 IST: Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are out to start the proceedings for hosts

18.38 IST: Playing XI of both teams are out:

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal

West Indies (Playing XI): Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams

18.30 IST: West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard win the toss and opt to bowl first at Greenfield International Stadium.

18.20 IST: Roaring welcome for Sanju Samson at Greenfield International Stadium

16.45 IST: Sanju Samson gets stunning reception in Thiruvananthapuram | READ

16.43 IST: Windies supporters are ready to back their team in Thiruvananthapuram

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