The second T20I of the three-match series between India and West Indies saw a glaring problem for the home team being highlighted again. After coming into this match at Thiruvananthapuram, having won the first game in Hyderabad, Team India was expected to win and pocket the series.
Kieron Pollard won the toss and sent India in to bat first. Shivam Dube batted at no.3 and hit 54, while Rishabh Pant made 33*. Hayden Walsh and Kesrick Williams picked two wickets each as India managed a below-par total 170/7 in 20 overs.
In reply, Lendl Simmons led a vicious onslaught on Indian bowlers scoring a brilliant 67* in 45 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes. He was aided by Evin Lewis (40), Hetmyer (23) and Pooran (38* with 4 fours and 2 sixes). West Indies reached home in the 19th over with 8 wickets in hand. For India, Jadeja and Sundar picked a wicket each.
The home team rued poor fielding as Sundar dropped a catch, while Jadeja and other fielders were sloppy to say the best. The series will now see is a conclusion with the third T20I to be played in Mumbai on 11th December 2019.
Meanwhile, the cricket fraternity applauded the Windies team and Simmons for a dominating win on Twitter and we have some best tweets.