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West Indies vs India, 1st T20I at Lauderhill, , Aug 27 2016 - Match Result

RESULT
1st T20I, Lauderhill, August 27, 2016, India tour of West Indies and United States of America
(20 ov, T:246) 244/4

West Indies won by 1 run

Player Of The Match
100 (49)
evin-lewis
Match centre 
Scores: Thilak Ram | Comms: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
West Indies 245/6(20 overs)
India 244/4(20 overs)
110* (51)
2/37 (4)
end of over 206 runs • 1 wicket
IND: 244/4CRR: 12.20 
KL Rahul110 (51b 12x4 5x6)
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-37-2
Andre Russell 4-0-53-1

Knackered, folks, but these are the kind of games that give you an ultimate kick. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us on Sunday for what we hope would be another cracker in Lauderhill. Until then, be well. Cheers!

Not often do you see MS Dhoni so upset on the field, but his body language tells you a story. Spare a thought for KL Rahul, who did everything one could possibly do bring the chase back into the realms of possibility. West Indies have stolen this from under India's nose. They looked dead and buried going into the last over, but it simply reiterated how the tide can turn very quickly. Couple of dots were enough to build pressure and eventually force a mistake. Six years ago, this situation could have perhaps been a walk in the park for Dhoni. Irrespective, we couldn't have asked for a better contest to kick off India's tryst with America. Hats off to the fans for making this a contest to remember. Amidst the end-result and Rahul's glorious century, we must not forget Evin Lewis and Johnson Charles, who set this up so beautifully with a blitzkrieg of their own.

Carlos Brathwaite: When Bravo said he was bowling a slower ball at the end, I told him that he had my backing. But in my mind I was thinking 'really?'. We never do things easy, but we held our nerve. We couldn't quite tell who was the home team. It was a great game of cricket.

Evin Lewis is the Player of the Match for his 49-ball 100.

MS Dhoni: It was an amazing game. We couldn't have expected more from the batting unit. The last ball, the thinking was right but the execution was wrong. Everything is judged by execution. We did most things right. Whenever there was a partnership, we kept the asking rate at just 12. I felt Rahul was outstanding throughout. The others too were superb because it's not always easy to chase down 250. A win would have been perfect, but there were so many things we did right today.

"With nine runs to go, I said we didn't have anything to lose. I'd like to test my skills in these kinds of situations," says a triumphant Dwayne Bravo. "We know what MS can do. He can finish off the game with one hit. I wanted to ensure the first ball didn't go for a boundary. I wanted to keep my composure and back my skills with the two balls: the slower one and the yorker. We wanted to keep midwicket in to prevent him from just hitting it towards that region. I was a touch apprehensive to bowl the slower delivery, but then I saw MS walking across and so bowled it and it worked out."

19.6
W
Dwayne Bravo to Dhoni, OUT

would you believe it? A tame dismissal for Dhoni as he slices a slower deliver to short third man. It looked like Dhoni tried to bunt the ball into the off side for two, but the ball gripped, which meant there was that much more bounce as the ball lobbed off the edge to the fielder. What a game we've had. Marlon Samuels put down a sitter off the first ball of this over, redeems himself this time under pressure. Bravo takes off on his champion dance

MS Dhoni c Samuels b Bravo 43 (25b 2x4 2x6 53m) SR: 172

Is a Super Over on the cards? Rahul has done his bit. Can Dhoni finish off? Bravo is taking his time. Chants of 'Dhoni, Dhoni'. Midwicket has come in to prevent Dhoni from turning it off his pads and steal two. Pollard and Brathwaite are in a mid-pitch conference

19.5
2
Dwayne Bravo to Dhoni, 2 runs

two is the call, two it will be. Perfectly speared yorker on off stump, Dhoni looks to drill it back past the bowler, but just manages to get underneath it. Bravo puts his hand out and in the process deflects the ball, which meant the long-on fielder had that much more distance to run forward before cutting it off

19.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to Rahul, 1 run

low full toss on middle and leg, Rahul mistimes a wild slog towards long-on, but the fielder is on the ball as he sprints in to keep it down to a single

19.3
1lb
Dwayne Bravo to Dhoni, 1 leg bye

swings leg side, but the ball deflects off the pad to the leg side and they take a run. It's not over yet

19.2
1
Dwayne Bravo to Rahul, 1 run

backs away and drills a full-length delivery on middle towards sweeper cover

19.1
1
Dwayne Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run

what have I just seen? Fair to term it a sitter of sitters. Dhoni swings wildly but gets a thick edge towards Marlon Samuels, who fails to account for the swirling ball and grasses the opportunity. What should have been a dot and a wicket is now a run that gets the in-form batsman on strike

Can Bravo bowl a Champion over? Dhoni on strike

end of over 1916 runs
IND: 238/3CRR: 12.52 RRR: 8.00
KL Rahul108 (49b 12x4 5x6)
MS Dhoni40 (21b 2x4 2x6)
Andre Russell 4-0-53-1
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-32-1
18.6
2
Russell to Rahul, 2 runs

angles a yorker-length delivery on the pads, worked behind square on the leg side. There was no way Dhoni was settling for anything but a single there

18.5
2
Russell to Rahul, 2 runs

Rahul is in a bit of a hurry to rest his toes, it looks like. Backs away and squeezes him towards deep cover, comfortably back or the second

18.5
1w
Russell to Rahul, 1 wide

banged in short, but well down the leg side. Rahul takes him on but misses. Russell is disgusted with that call from the umpire

18.4
4
Russell to Rahul, FOUR runs

wow! What power, what timing. Make no mistake, this was a proper cricketing shot. Backed away to hit that length ball inside-out over extra cover, one bounce into the ropes. Sublime, sensational

18.3
6
Russell to Rahul, SIX runs

what a way to bring up your century! KL Rahul, take a bow. The confidence with which he has played his shots has been astounding. Backs away, and opens the bat face late to carve it over the infield. Third man had no chance. Maiden T20I century

18.2
Russell to Rahul, no run

excellent short ball outside off, Rahul sways out of the way thinking it'd be called wide. Fair call from the umpire

Two quiet deliveries and this could get interesting

18.1
1
Russell to Dhoni, 1 run

called two even as he hit it, deep midwicket comes around swiftly to keep that down to a single.

end of over 189 runs
IND: 222/3CRR: 12.33 RRR: 12.00
MS Dhoni39 (20b 2x4 2x6)
KL Rahul94 (44b 11x4 4x6)
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-32-1
Andre Russell 3-0-37-1
17.6
1
Dwayne Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run

slower and fuller outside off, squeezed to the right of point for a single. Excellent over under the circumstances

17.5
1lb
Dwayne Bravo to Rahul, 1 leg bye

that is an outstanding yorker that has jammed Rahul flush on his toe as he is thrown off balance. Rahul's bat flies elsewhere as he falls on the turf, but they somehow get across for a leg bye. Rahul was flat on his face. Bravo appealed but the impact was outside off. He was also a couple of strides down the pitch.

17.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run

slower length ball on off stump, bunted wide of point

17.3
2
Dwayne Bravo to Dhoni, 2 runs

slower delivery on middle and leg, Dhoni works it towards deep midwicket and scampers back for the second. Mere eye contact was enough for them to take the chance and complete the second quite easily

Devendra: "Doubt many yanks are going to confuse this with a baseball match. These guys have hit more "home runs" than in a complete baseball season!"

17.2
Dwayne Bravo to Dhoni, no run

drilled straight to the man at the edge of the circle at cover

17.1
4
Dwayne Bravo to Dhoni, FOUR runs

why would you want to try something away from the norm at this situation? Looks to spear in a yorker, but it ends up turning out to be a full toss on the pads which is flicked nonchalantly into the fine leg boundary

India favourites now. How the table has turned. Two key overs from Bravo coming up. A six off his next delivery could give Rahul the record for the fastest T20I ton

end of over 1720 runs
IND: 213/3CRR: 12.52 RRR: 11.00
KL Rahul94 (43b 11x4 4x6)
MS Dhoni31 (15b 1x4 2x6)
Andre Russell 3-0-37-1
Kieron Pollard 3-0-30-1
16.6
6
Russell to Rahul, SIX runs

bye bye ball! Rahul gives Russell a taste of his own medicine. Once again he errs by bowling a length ball outside off and Rahul swipes him across the line to send that soaring over deep midwicket. Magnificent

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
KL Rahul
110 runs (51)
12 fours5 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
21 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
83%
E Lewis
100 runs (49)
5 fours9 sixes
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
1 four2 sixes
Control
68%
Best performances - bowlers
DJ Bravo
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
2
ECO
9.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
JJ Bumrah
O
4
M
0
R
47
W
2
ECO
11.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
TossIndia, elected to field first
Series
Season2016
Player Of The Match
Series resultWest Indies led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 562
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-11.25, Interval 11.25-11.45, Second Session 11.45-13.10
Match days27 August 2016 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee