India-West Indies 5th T20 halted due to rain: Team India lost 8th wicket, Kuldeep also out; Score 161/8
At the Cricket Ground in Lauderhill, Florida, the fifth and final T20 match of the series between India and the West Indies is being played. The toss was won by Team India, who decided to bat.
The team has scored 161 runs for 8 wickets in 19.4 overs. Axar Patel and Chahal are unbeaten. The game has currently been called off due to rain.
Kuldeep Yadav got out on zero. He was made LBW by Romaria Shepherd. This is Shepherd’s fourth wicket. He also took the wickets of Arshdeep Singh (8 runs), skipper Hardik Pandya (14 runs) and Sanju Samson (13 runs).
Earlier, Tilak Verma (27 runs) was caught and bowled by Roston Chase. Akil Hussain showed the way to the pavilion to Shubman Gill (9 runs) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (5 runs).
India-West Indies 5th T20 scorecard
Team India’s wickets fell like this
- First: Yashasvi Jaiswal (5 runs) – Akil Hussain caught and bowled on the 5th ball of the first over. Jaiswal hit this ball of good length straight and Akeel did not make a mistake in taking the catch.
- Second: Shubman Gill (9 runs) – Hussain lbw Gill on the 5th ball of the third over. Gill wanted to sweep the good length ball outside off stump, but missed and the ball hit the pad. Although Gill did not take DRS. It was later learned that the ball pitched outside off stump and was going outside leg stump.
- Third: Tilak Verma (27 runs) – Chase got Tilak caught and bowled on the fifth ball of the 8th over. Chase wanted to hit a full length ball in front, but at the last moment the bat folded and the ball took the outer edge of the lower part of the bat and went back in the direction of the bowler.
- Fourth: Sanju Samson (13 runs) – On the second ball of the 11th over, Shepherd got Samson caught by Pooran. Shepherd bowled a length ball near the off stump, which took the outside edge of the bat and went into the gloves of wicketkeeper Pooran.
- Fifth: Hardik Pandya (14 runs) – Romario Shepherd caught Pandya by Jason Holder on the second ball of the 17th over. Fuller length ball on off stump, Pandya is caught at long on.
Team India’s mixed start
After winning the toss, Team India got off to bat and made a mixed start in the Powerplay. The team scored 51 runs for two wickets in 6 overs. Jaiswal got out after scoring 5 and Gill 9 runs. In such a situation, the Surya-Tilak pair took over the responsibility.
No change in Indian team, 2 in Windies There
is no change in Team India. The Windies team has landed with two changes. Roston Chase and Alzarri Joseph are back. Odion Smith and Obid McCoy are out.
Playing-11 of both the teams…
India: Hardik Pandya (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar and Arshdeep Singh.
West Indies: Rovman Powell (c), Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Akil Hussain, Roston Chase and Alzarri Joseph.
The series is tied at 2-2.
5-match T20 series is now tied at 2-2. The team that wins the last match will clinch the series. There is a possibility of heavy rain in Florida on Sunday, if the match could not be played due to rain, the series would end in a 2-2 draw.
If the game is played, India might lose a T20I series against the West Indies that includes more than two games for the first time. In the five-match T20 series, Team India will defeat the West Indies by winning the game for the second time in a row.
On Tilak and Surya again,
Team India gave Yashasvi Jaiswal an opportunity in the third T20. He replaced the out-of-form Ishaan Kishan, but was dismissed after scoring just one run. After his unbeaten 84 in the fourth match, it is believed that he will get a chance again.
For India in the series, Tilak Verma performed well in all the four matches. He played innings of 39, 51, 49* and 7*. Indian opener Shubman Gill played an important role in India’s victory in the fourth T20 by playing an innings of 77 runs.
In bowling, Kuldeep Yadav and Arshdeep Singh have taken 6-6 wickets and Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 5 wickets in the series. Each of the three will be in charge of the bowling division.
West Indies can bring back Alzarri Joseph
West Indies gave a chance to Roston Chase by sitting Jason Holder in the third T20. Holder was injured, he returned in the fourth T20 after being fit. The team made 3 changes in the last T20, but now looking at the poor bowling, Alzarri Joseph can be included back in the team.
Nicholas Pooran in the top order and Alzarri Joseph in the bowling department will be responsible for winning the series.
India has lost only 2 T20 series to West Indies
8 T20 series have been played between West Indies and India so far. West Indies won 2, while India won 6. The last time West Indies defeated India throughout a series was in 2017. The lone T20 match that followed took place in the West Indies, and India lost.
So far, Team India has not lost a T20 series against the West Indies that has included three or more games.
Today, if West Indies manages to win the match, then the Windies team will defeat India for the first time in the T20 series of more than 2 matches.
India has won 5 T20 in America.
The T20 World Cup will be place in America in 2024. The nation’s stadium in Florida, where the final two T20 matches of the series between India and the West Indies are being played, will also host games. India and West Indies competed in seven T20 matches in Florida, with India winning five and West Indies only one. Rain also caused one game to end in a tie.
India’s only defeat in America was in 2016. After that defeat, India has won 5 consecutive T20s here.