this is gone! This time the yorker breaches through bat and pad to hit the stumps. Arshdeep fires it fast, and gets that dart back into the left-hander. McCoy's front leg is out of the way, as the ball hits his back leg and hits the stumps. India win the series with one match to spare
And with that, we wrap up the first of back-to-back T20Is in Florida. India have pocketed the series, and West Indies have only pride to play for tomorrow. Until then, it is goodnight and goodbye from Chandan, Monga and me, Himanshu!
Rohit Sharma, the winning captain: "How we played this game was most pleasing. Conditions were not easy; we batted really well. Lot of thought with that. How we bowled was good to see as well. Pitch was so slow, and you can use that to your advantage. I thought it was a good score, but with the kind of line-up West Indies have, no score is safe... You know what happens when you keep taking wickets. We do understand Avesh's talent. Anyone can have one or two bad games... give players enough game time in the middle. He used his height and variations really well. I would just like to thank all the people who came to watch the game."
Avesh Khan is the Player of the Match: "Feel really good, since I didn't do well in the last two matches. I bowled hard lengths. I just talked to my coaches and captains. They said, "we are backing you". They were backing me; but there is one match to go, and I am focussing on that. The ball was stopping a bit, so I was mixing my slower balls with the hard length. It feels like India [even in the US]. It feels like home. Really happy they came to see us."
Nicholas Pooran speaks first: "They got off to a flying start, but I am really happy with the way guys came back and restricted them to 190.. [On his wicket] Get off to a brilliant start, and get run-out. Drakes and Akeal Hosein... justifying their place. We want to win games, and tomorrow is an opportunity for us."
Hang around for the presentations.
Danny: "Arshdeep is definitely in for World Cup. Bumrah and Arshdeep is a deadly combination in death overs for India.
Karthik: "Arshdeep is the find of the tour in my view. should in WC. Batting is still not sorted out"
2.51pm Another comfortable win for India. Their T20 side keeps marching ahead even without regular faces. No real massive contribution in this win, as a combined effort with bat and ball sees West Indies through. But what a positive Arshdeep and his yorkers were, just like Avesh's comeback after an expensive few days earlier.
tucks this fullish ball outside off to point
lifted between point and cover off a shorter length outside off
goes swiping to this loopy and full on leg, but is hit on his leg
shorter, and outside off. Punched to deep point
good length ball finishing just outside off. Pushed to long-off
Around the wicket to McCoy
Raj: "Avesh deserves the MOM, what a comeback!" --- Axar could have been a contender had he not gone for so many.
good length ball on off, and whipped to deep midwicket
Hooda has the ball
hit on his back leg as he misses a high full toss. He thinks of a run, but is sent back
another attempted yorker, which is outside off now, as he missed his swing
a confident appeal for leg before, and given! Ah, McCoy reviews for the sake of it. This is another inswinging yorker fired by Arshdeep. A wait for ball tracking... but oh, it doesn't seem available, as McCoy gets ready to face the next ball, and Arshdeep is back to his mark. Have the players been told that it is not available? Ah, it does come up after ages, with replays showing the ball pitched just outside leg before hitting his back leg. So not out
goes for a yorker, but this is a low, dipping full toss on off. Pushed to point after opening the bat face
McCoy is the last man
NethraReya: "Hope India haven't peaked early for the World Cup later this year!!" --- Not least because the conditions, the pitches and the ground sizes will be entirely different?
crashes the off stump with a yorker! This is angled into the left-hander, as it lands bang on middle and off, with Drakes late on to jamming the ball with a flat bat. He hears the ball claterring the stumps, as Arshdeep has a wry smile on his face
a leading edge just short of mid-off diving in front! Went for the clip off a full toss on middle and off, but closed the bat face too early
Arshdeep back from around the wicket
finally gets bat on ball! Fuller ball on middle and leg, and he sweeps that to long leg. Deep square running to his left is late barely by a second
clips this short of a length ball on off to deep square leg
gets some pad on the ball while trying to sweep that good length ball on leg. Leg0bye to short fine
fuller, but outside leg. Another wide, as Pant leaps to stop that
fullish and wide of off. He misses is slash, and wide called
shorter ball, but keeps low. This time he is struck on his leg after wanting to pull
fullish ball on middle and leg, as he is hit on his front leg while trying to sweep
Around the stumps to Drakes too
|Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill|
|Toss||West Indies, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||India led the 5-match series 3-1|
|Match number||T20I no. 1725|
|Match days||6 August 2022 - day (20-over match)|
Over 20 • WI 132/10