July 29, 2022 9:14 PM IST
India vs West Indies Live: FOUR! Rohit cruising
Back from an Odean Smith length, Rohit rocks back and cuts it past the point for his seventh four. India 124/4 in 14 overs
July 29, 2022 9:01 PM IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live: GONE! Wickets keep falling on the other side
Hardik Pandya is the next man to fall. India scores with a good click, but they need a partnership somewhere.
Hardik Pandya c McCoy by Joseph 1 (3)
29 Jul 2022 21:00 IST
India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live: FOUR! Fifty for Rohit Sharma
Rohit’s first T20I half-century in almost a year. He seems to be playing on a different field from his teammates, he looked absolutely solid. Ominous for the West Indies.
July 29, 2022 8:53 PM IST
India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live: GONE! Pants fall!
Keemo Paul makes amends. Full across and Pant gets a thick outer rim while trying to ride. It flies to the right of short third man where the standing man is, you guessed it, Akeal Hossein. Keep this man out of the game if you can today.
Trousers c Hosein b Paul 14 (12), India 88/3 in 10 overs
July 29, 2022 8:51 PM IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live: Celebrating Back to Back for Pant!
Short from Keemo Paul, Pant goes for a pull and gets a top edge. The ball flies just past short thirds to the boundary. Pant then hits the next ball through the empty deep midwicket area.
29 Jul 2022 20:42 IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live Score: 8 Overs Gone, India 62/2
Rohit looks quite comfortable, which is good news for India. Pant is quiet now and looks into his groove. A lot will depend on how well these two will do. At the same time, India still needs a lot of batting.
July 29, 2022 8:35 PM IST
India vs West Indies Live: End of Power Play, India 45/2
Rishabh Pant is now in the middle with Rohit Sharma. Had it not been for these two wickets, this power play would have been quite comfortable for India, but those two wickets have brought the West Indies back into play.
29 Jul 2022 20:31 IST
India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live: OUT! Iyer falls for a duck!
What a catch from Hosein and Iyer falls for a duck. Thick outer edge of Iyer flying quickly towards short third man. Hosein steps down, dives to the left and grabs the ball with one hand.
Shreyas Iyer c Hosein b McCoy 0 (4), India 45/2 in 5.5 overs
July 29, 2022 8:25 PM IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live: GONE! Surya’s stay ends
Suryakumar is looking for suspect against Akeal Hosein. The spinner finally gets his man. Full and fleeting outside, Suryakumar appears to be firing again, but is in the picture early. Ball eventually takes a lead and drives to Jason Holder short third man.
Suryakumar Yadav c Holder b Hosein 24 (16), India 44/1 in 4.4 overs
29 Jul 2022 20:20 IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live Score: SIX!
What a shot from Suryakumar. Debutant Joseph sends a mid-leg length ball and SKY just swings it over long leg. It has become something of a trademark for him.
29 Jul 2022 20:14 IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live: Surya lives dangerously
Two great chances from the first two balls of the third bowled over by Akeal Hossein. SKY goes inside out of the first ball and eventually finds Kyle Mayers in cover and then gets a top edge as he tries to sweep. The ball lands just behind the bowler out of reach.
29 Jul 2022 20:08 IST
India vs West Indies Live: SIX! Rohit turns off!
Jason Holder comes in the first substitution and Rohit storms down from the very first ball. Turns the length ball into a full ball and makes it fly over wide mid-off.
29 Jul 2022 20:05 IST
India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live: FOUR! HEAVEN with the 1st border
Full toss at center and leg, Suryakumar says thank you very much, blast it through midwicket for the first frontier of the match.
29 Jul 2022 20:01 IST
India vs West Indies Live: Surprise, Surprise! SKY opens for India
Of course India provides a surprising opening combination. It has happened so many times in the past that you would expect someone to play in a certain position and then someone else would walk in. Suryakumar Yadav walks out with captain Rohit Sharma to open the battle for the visitors, Obed McCoy begins the assault on the West Indies.
July 29, 2022 7:54 PM IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live Score: Jadeja Plays, Pant to Open?
Pant keeps the position of the openers, it seems for the time being, and Jadeja is ready to play. It means that India has chosen as many as three spinners, tells you what kind of surface is on offer.
July 29, 2022 7:45 PM IST
India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live: What the Captains Said – Nicholas Pooran
“Go bowling first. Maybe there’s something in the field. Nice to know what you are looking for. Looking forward to this series. We enjoy the format. We like to have fun. A spinner. Alzarri Joseph makes his debut. Shimron Hetmyer back on the team.”
July 29, 2022 7:45 PM IST
India vs West Indies Live: What the Captains Said – Rohit Sharma
“Ready to go. Good to have some time off. Pretty excited to get back and get things going. The first international match is being played here, good to see the fans coming in large numbers. Facility looks good “Will have to watch the wicket play. Few guys have left, few have come back. Very excited to get started.”
July 29, 2022 7:44 PM IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live Score: WI XI
Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Odean Smith, Kyle Mayers, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran (Captain, Wicketkeeper), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph.
July 29, 2022 7:38 PM IST
India vs West Indies Live: India XI
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh
July 29, 2022 7:35 PM IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live Score: TOSS ALERT
West Indies win toss, choose to field. There can be something in the field and it’s fun to chase, Nicholas Pooran says.
July 29, 2022 7:32 PM IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live: Shimron Hetmyer Returns for West Indies
Hetmyer was banned from the ODI series for fitness reasons. He appears to have passed the tests and is expected to play every game in this series.
July 29, 2022 7:28 PM IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live Score: Rohit and Rishabh Open?
Pant could get another chance at the top of the order because Rahul is unavailable. He had scored just one run in the third T20I against England and 26 out of 15 in the second.
July 29, 2022 7:24 PM IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live: chance of rain?
The weather is expected to always be a talking point in competitions in the Caribbean. There is a chance of a shower but that won’t be until later in the day. This game will start at 10:30 AM local time so hopefully there will be some rain after this game.
July 29, 2022 7:11 PM IST
India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live: Question Mark Over Jadeja
Jadeja was equipped in the ODI series and chances are he won’t play very well in the first T20I anyway. It remains to be seen how many other matches he misses of course.
July 29, 2022 6:57 PM IST
India vs West Indies Live: The Brian Lara Stadium
It is the first time that an international match is played at this location. The intention was to organize a number of preliminary matches during the 2007 World Cup, but due to a number of delays those matches had to take place elsewhere. Enough CPL games have been played on the ground and the average score in the first inning is 141. So we could have a pitch on the slower side.
July 29, 2022 6:52 PM IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live Score: The Virat Kohli Saga
In case you’re wondering, Virat Kohli is equipped for this T20I series. It remains to be seen if he will also be featured in India’s upcoming Zimbabwe series.
July 29, 2022 6:40 PM IST
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live: Samson instead of Rahul
KL Rahul has been advised by BCCI’s medical team to rest after testing positive for Covid-19. Wicket-keeper batter Sanju Samson has been brought in his place. Samson had a pretty good ODI run and scored his first half century.
July 29, 2022 6:36 PM IST
India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live: Hello and Welcome!
The BCCI confirmed that KL Rahul will not be playing this series earlier today and that Sanju Samson has been included in the roster. Rahul is a big name, but India will also be quietly confident in their chances without him. Players like Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant have shown encouraging form in their recent matches, as has Pandya with the ball and the deadly combination of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.