Lendl Simmons, bowlers lead WI to series-leveling win

Brief scores: India 170/7 (Shivam Dube 54, Rishabh Pant 33*; Hayden Walsh Jr 2/28, Kesrick Williams 2/30) lost to West Indies 173/2 (Lendl Simmons 67*, Evin Lewis 40, Nicholas Pooran 38*, Shimron Hetmyer 23; Washington Sundar 1/26) by 8 wickets

India vs West Indies 2nd T20 2019, key stats

  • West Indies beat India by eight wickets to level the three-match series 1-1 at the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. It was West Indies’s sixth win overall against India
  • Lendl Simmons’s unbeaten 67 and substantial contributions from Evin Lewis (40) and Nicholas Pooran (38 not out) helped West Indies get to the target of 171 with nine balls to spare. It was Simmons’s sixth fifty in T20 International cricket, studded with four fours and four sixes
  • Earlier, after being put in to bat by West Indies captain Kieron Pollard, India was restricted to 170 for seven after Shivam Dube had provided the foundation with a 30-ball 54, his maiden T20I half-century, having been promoted to No. 3 in the batting order
  • It was Virat Kohli’s 11th T20I defeat as India captain