India vs West Indies 1st T20I Highlights: West Indies were restricted to a paltry 122/8 after Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma propelled India to 190/6.
IND vs WI 1st T20 Highlights: Rohit Sharma’s elegant half-century and Dinesh Karthik’s blazing finish were backed up by a solid bowling performance as India made short work of West Indies with an easy 68-run victory in the first T20I on Friday. While Rohit set up the platform with a 44-ball-64, it was Karthik’s calculated assault – an unbeaten 41 off 19 balls – that took India to 190 for six after being put into bat. The last three overs of the Indian innings yielded 45 runs, which became the turning point. On a track where there was spongy bounce with a bit of turn and grip, Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (2/22 in 4 overs), Ravindra Jadeja (1/26 in 4 overs) and Ravi Bishnoi (2/26 in 4 overs) got wickets at regular intervals to restrict the hosts at 122 for eight in 20 overs. Arshdeep Singh (2/24 in 4 overs) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/11 in 2 overs), despite some initial pasting, got their share of breakthroughs. Hence, a below-par show by top-order, save Rohit, didn’t have telling consequences on India.
IND vs WI 1st T20 Live score: India win by 68 runs
11 runs came off that last over and India have strolled to victory here. West Indies were never really in this chase. They have some big names in that lineup, even though the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are not here. Have to feel for the West Indies fans, who turned up in numbers and even cheered loudly when two insignificant boundaries were hit in the last over. India have taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match series now.