Powell’s power did not work in the last over, India won the exciting match by 8 runs, Harshal-Bhuvi dominated

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Kolkata: In the second T20 match, the Indian team reached the culmination of a thrilling victory over West Indies by 8 runs. 4 sixes were needed in the last 4 balls of the last over, but Rovman Powell and Kieron Pollard on Harshal Patel were overturned in the over of Ben Stokes in the T20 World Cup-2016 title match with his teammate Carlos Brathwaite. Could not repeat the feat. In this way Team India won this match by 8 runs. Batting first, India had scored 186 runs for 5 wickets. In reply, the Windies team could only score 178 runs for 3 wickets. In this way, they have taken an unbeaten 2-0 lead in the series. Earlier, with the help of half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant, India made a challenging score of 186 for five in the second T20 International against West Indies here on Friday. Kohli made 52 off 41 balls while Pant scored an unbeaten 52 off 28 balls. Along with scoring the same runs, both of them also hit the same seven fours and one six each. Pant with Venkatesh Iyer (33 runs off 18 balls, four fours, a six) put on a vital partnership of 76 runs off 35 balls for the fifth wicket. For West Indies, Roston Chase took three wickets for 25 runs. Kohli had come to the crease from the beginning with strong intentions. He presented a fine piece of his timing, starting with two fours off spinner Akil Hossain and then hitting a beautiful boundary off Jason Holder in cover. He also welcomed Romerio Shepherd with two fours. Rohit Sharma (19 runs off 18 balls) hit a six in this over of Shepherd to take India’s score to 49 for one in the powerplay, but the Indian captain could not take advantage of the life-giving initially and became the first victim of the off-spinner chase. . Brandon King did not make a mistake in taking the catch this time. Chase, who caught Suryakumar Yadav (eight), off his own ball, bowled Kohli out on the turn. Kohli, however, had earlier completed his 30th fifty in T20 Internationals by hitting a six at long-on in the same over. Kohli could not play freely in front of the spinners towards the end of his innings but Pant and Iyer did not face any such problem. When Kieron Pollard, who was constantly changing the bowling, came to the 15th over, Pant hit him for three fours. He and Iyer hit Holder for sixes and spoiled his bowling analysis. Pant completed his fifty in the last over. But Ishan Kishan failed to impress again as an opener. He struggled to score runs and made two runs off 10 balls before being given a simple catch at point off Sheldon Cottrell.

[Attribution to NBT]

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