2nd T20I (N), Lucknow, Nov 6 2018, West Indies tour of India
(20 ov, target 196)
India won by 71 runs
Player Of The Match
WI Innings
Full commentary
end of over 209 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 124/9CRR: 6.2 
Oshane Thomas8 (4)
Carlos Brathwaite15 (19)
Jasprit Bumrah4-0-20-2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4-0-12-2

10.50pm Hope y'all enjoyed this game as much as we did bringing it to you. I'll leave you with Sid Monga's report. Goodbye and cheers

10.30pm That is that. India wrap up the T20I series 2-0, with one game to go in Chennai. West Indies will return home empty-handed. Rohit Sharma let the way for India with a dazzling century - his fourth in T20Is - in front of a sell-out crowd. No batsman has hit more T20I hundreds than him. Useful contributions from Dhawan and Rahul propelled India's total to 195 for 2. West Indies' batting line-up unravelled again, this time under scoreboard pressure. They barely managed to bat out 20 overs. No specialist openers in their T20I roster. No clarity from their batsmen in what is perhaps their most preferred format. Stick around for the presentations.

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Angelo: "Windies have scored 13 Runs more that Rohit - Hit Man, Rohit's Diwali gift to INDIA "

Brathwaite: Chasing 195 was always an uphill task but a few positives, with Allen bowling well. Not to look at too many negatives and get away from this game. India batted well, even at the first stage we thought we were one or two wickets away from restricting them to 160-170. We've got a young group of guys and we want to appreciate the small good things they did. We did not come with an out-and-out opener and we are still looking for the opener. We have to work with the players on tour and we are trying until the theory works out.

Rohit, also Man of the Match: It was a new pitch, so we wanted to understand how the wicket is behaving. Hence, we took so much time to understand what the pitch is doing. And we carried on from there. Whenever you get opportunity, you try and do well. Everyone will go home smiling. That's what we play for. Glad we could win the game and win the series. You know Dhawan's natural instinct is to put pressure on the bowlers, but we decided to take our time. The partnership at the top was very important.120-plus stand was crucial and KL finished off well. Bumrah has been our premier bowler for us and the way we use him in T20s is different to ODIs. Khaleel wanted the new ball and he initially looks to swing it and he has taken up the challenge well. And when he bowls that kind of a spell upfront that helps us. This is a wonderful stadium - one of the best we've played in. Just want to thank the crowd for coming out and supporting us in huge numbers.

Bumrah to Thomas, no run
Thomas ventures down the track, Bumrah bangs another short ball, 142kph, gets it to soar over Thomas. He falls over. DK hits the stumps, but Thomas makes his ground and WI avoid the ignominy of being dismissed
Bumrah to Thomas, FOUR runs
142kph from Bumrah. Short and outside off, Thomas clears his front leg and utterly batters it past the bowler. So, he can bat as well?
Bumrah to Thomas, FOUR runs
really full on the pads, stylishly flicked away, although off the back foot, through midwicket. That looked so easy on the eye
Bumrah to Thomas, no run
yorker angling across the left-hander. Thomas is too late in trying to connect with it and is beaten

karthik: "So Bhuvi ends up with much better figures than Kuldeep although it is Kuldeep who derailed the chase with important strikes and 3 misery overs. There should be a way for ppl to recognize if top order wickets were taken. May be add an asterisk next to wickets to differentiate top/middle order wickets vs tailenders" ---- Eh, why are you complicating an already over-complicated game...

Bumrah to Pierre, OUT
pushing at a good length ball - done in by the lack of pace - and it goes straight back to Bumrah who reacts well and picks up his second caught and bowled of the match
K Pierre c & b Bumrah 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00
Bumrah to Pierre, 1 wide
slower ball on leg stump, slips past the left-hander's pads as he tries to flick
Bumrah to Pierre, no run
full and outside off, pokes it into the covers

Ananya: "Rohit should try bowling now....." Dude has an IPL hat-trick! But it will be Bumrah. The equation by the way is 81 off 6 balls

end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 115/8CRR: 6.05 • RRR: 81.00
Khary Pierre1 (2)
Carlos Brathwaite15 (19)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4-0-12-2
Kuldeep Yadav4-0-32-2
Kumar to Pierre, 1 run
flicks the shortish delivery on leg stump through square leg
Kumar to Pierre, no run
bouncer to the new batsman, who pulls out of playing it and allows it to go past his left shoulder
Kumar to Paul, OUT
taken at mid-off and guess who's taking the catch? The back of a length knuckle ball is belted down the ground, but as well as he strikes it, he doesn't take care to hit it over Rohit. And he ain't droppin those. Not today.
KMA Paul c Sharma b Kumar 20 (21m 21b 0x4 2x6) SR: 95.23
Kumar to Paul, 2 runs
walks across this time, picking up that Bhuvi is targeting the wide line, and pulls the back of a length delivery to deep square leg
Kumar to Paul, no run
does him in with a slower short ball - and by keeping it wide of the off stump, he makes sure it's a dot, with the batsman swinging like a rusty gate
Kumar to Paul, no run
backs away and cuts the shortish delivery a shade outside off to extra cover
end of over 1819 runs
WI: 112/7CRR: 6.22 • RRR: 42.00
Carlos Brathwaite15 (19)
Keemo Paul18 (17)
Kuldeep Yadav4-0-32-2
Khaleel Ahmed4-0-30-2

PS - West Indies have gone past Rohit's score now.

Kuldeep Yadav to Brathwaite, SIX runs
launches it straight down the ground and it carries all the way. Good stride forward, taking him to the pitch of the ball, and then it's a matter of swinging that bat through the line
Kuldeep Yadav to Brathwaite, no run
loops it up on middle - the wrong 'un again - Brathwaite defends

Davis: "A full strength WI team is a dream team. Too bad, it will never happen, due to some issue. Think of this as a squad: Gayle, Shai Hope (wk), Heymeter, Dwayne bravo, Pollard, Russel, brathwaite, holder,narine, Thomas, badree."

Kuldeep Yadav to Paul, 1 run
another googly, pitching on leg stump, short of a length, Paul pulls to deep square leg
Kuldeep Yadav to Paul, SIX runs
slog sweep sails past the ropes. Length ball from Kuldeep, allowing Paul to get under it. These two battled hard in the Tests. And they're at it again
Kuldeep Yadav to Paul, SIX runs
steps out and launches the tossed up delivery on leg stump over long-on
Kuldeep Yadav to Paul, no run
appeal for lbw and then for a catch and it's finally given. But wait, West Indies have reviewed it. It's a googly, pitching possibly on leg stump, sneaking under the bat as Paul goes for a reverse scoop. Hits the pad in line with off stump. UltraEdge says there's no bat or glove. Ball-tracking says it's missing the stumps. Paul survives. Umpire Chaudhary changes his decision
end of over 175 runs
WI: 93/7CRR: 5.47 • RRR: 34.33
Keemo Paul5 (13)
Carlos Brathwaite9 (17)
Khaleel Ahmed4-0-30-2
Jasprit Bumrah3-0-11-1
Ahmed to Paul, 1 run
full toss outside off, slaps it to the sweeper
Ahmed to Paul, no run
works the fuller ball to square leg and looks for a single - Krunal's there, and Brathwaite yells no just in time

Jacq: "C Brathwaite looks shadow of the man whose name we all were supposed to remember"

Ahmed to Brathwaite, 1 run
yorker on middle, Brathwaite pushes it to long-on
Ahmed to Brathwaite, 2 runs
offcutter, cramping the right-hander for room. Brathwaite clips it to deep midwicket
Ahmed to Brathwaite, no run
tries to hook a very short delivery, rising above his shoulder outside off, but ends up inside edging to the keeper