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मैकॉय के छह विकेट से वेस्टइंडीज ने भारत को हराया

Left-arm pacer Obed McCoy’s six-wicket haul led to a half-century from Brendan King to level the five-match series 1-1 as West Indies beat India by five wickets in the second T20I here on Monday. Man of the Match McCoy produced his career-best performance with six wickets for 17 runs in four overs.

St. Kitts and Nevis, 2 August. Left-arm pacer Obed McCoy’s six-wicket haul led to a half-century from Brendan King to level the five-match series 1-1 as West Indies beat India by five wickets in the second T20I here on Monday. Man of the Match McCoy produced his career-best performance with six wickets for 17 runs in four overs. This is the best performance by a West Indian bowler in T20 Internationals.

Chasing the target, King scored 68 runs in 52 balls with eight fours and two sixes. In the last over, wicketkeeper Devon Thomas scored an unbeaten 31 off 19 balls to give West Indies victory. Batting first, the Indian team was bowled out for 138 runs in 19.4 overs. West Indies chased the target in 19.2 overs for the loss of five wickets. Chasing the target, King and Kyle Myers gave West Indies a good start with a 46-run partnership in the powerplay.

In the seventh over, however, Hardik ended Myers’ eight-run knock in 14 balls. King held firm at one end while skipper Nicholas Pooran (14) and Shimron Hetmyer (six runs) were followed by Ravichandran Ashwin (1 for 32) and Ravindra Jadeja (1 for 16) respectively from the other end. Avesh Khan (one wicket for 31 runs) bowled King in the 16th over to get India back, while in the 19th over Arshdeep Singh (one wicket for 26 runs) bowled Rovman Powell (five runs) to add to the excitement of the match.

West Indies needed 10 runs in the last over and captain Rohit Sharma gave the ball to Avesh Khan. Avesh’s very first ball was a no ball and then on the free stroke, Thomas gave the team the win by hitting a six and then a four on the second ball. Earlier, the match started with a delay of three hours due to the late arrival of team ‘Kit. After being invited to bat first, the Indian team could never regain momentum throughout the innings. Rohit (nil) got out on the first ball of the match.

The Indian batsmen found it difficult to understand the pace and bounce of the pitch at Warner Park here and McCoy made career-best use of his variety. The batsmen had no answer for his extra bounce. Opening the innings for the second consecutive match, Suryakumar Yadav (11) hit a six over cover against McCoy, but only after that did the wicketkeeper return to the pavilion against the bowler.

Rishabh Pant looked impressive during his innings and also hit a big six at deep square leg against McCoy. He hit the second six of his innings against Odine Smith, but left-arm spinner Akil Hossain ended his 12-ball 24. All-rounders Hardik (31 in 31 balls) and Jadeja (27 in 30 balls) then tried to build the innings, but the duo’s run-rate fell short during their 43-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

Holder broke this partnership by dismissing Hardik. McCoy then dashed India’s hopes of a big score by dismissing Jadeja and Dinesh Karthik (07) in his second innings. India lost the last four wickets within 11 runs. Holder took two wickets for 23 runs.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from the PTI language feed.



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