Match Over - India won by 4 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: India, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 03 Aug 2019, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: NA Saini


  • Umpire1: GO Brathwaite
  • Umpire2: N Duguid
  • Third Umpire: LS Reifer



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

West Indies



Overs: 17.2 / 20.0


Thank you for joining us. Look forward to your company on Sunday for the second T20I. Same time, morning start in Florida. Night start in India. Hint of rain around, but we should be good to start. Hopefully a better wicket and more runs are in store? Well, I quite enjoyed this scrap and wouldn't mind another one. Until then, this is Shashank Kishore signing out on behalf of Varun Shetty. Cheers

If you're just tuning in, here's Varun Shetty with the match bulletin. Has everything you need to know to get up to speed and prepare you for Super Sunday.

1.40pm Far from a walk in the park for India, but their batting depth has helped them prevail. On a sticky wicket, you always felt West Indies needed at least 130. The second half proved just that. None of the Indian batsmen managed to convert their start and bat through, but the good work by Navdeep Saini, Krunal Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja with the ball left them with fewer runs than they would've expected to chase. And just how did West Indies manage the amount of runs they did? Courtesy the experience of Kieron Pollard, the only batsman to dig in to make a formidable score. The presentation is coming up shortly. Don't go away.

Virat Kohli: Bowling and fielding right up there, the pitch wasn't great. With the rain around, you couldn't do much, I guess. They did well to start the game on time. Bowlers were on top throughout, variations were superb. Navdeep is from Delhi, he's come a long way. Plays the IPL as well, had a great season. Raw talent, hardly any bowlers who can bowl 150 clicks, hopefully he builds on from here. We would've liked to chase it four down, but we wanted to take risks and take the scoreboard moving. As the ball got older, strike rotation became key. It's just about putting in solid performance, ensure the guys who play contribute in some way or the other.

Debutant Navdeep Saini is Man of the Match for his three-for.

Carlos Brathwaite: Once again don't think we assessed conditions, kudos to Kieron coming back into the team. He showed his experience. Had we made 130, it would've been a different game. We batted ourselves out of the game. We have to play positively. The message will continue to be to keep intent, but we need to have better shot selection and awareness. Sunil's four overs very important, he showed his experience, brought us back into the game. Great bowling effort.

Sunil Narine is being interviewed by the host broadcasters: "Always good to be back in maroon. Being able to perform for the country is a proud moment. Fitness is there, finger is now 100%. T20 I'm trying to stay on for as long as I can. Let's see how it goes. We still have to play positively, start well in the Powerplay, whether we're batting or bowling. We've to start winning matches.No new thing (innovation with the ball) at the moment, just enjoying my cricket. Hopefully you can see good performances in the near future."

17.2KMA Paul to Washington Sundar, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, walloped over long-on and India win! Fabulous strike from Washington in Florida! Short of length, angling in and he just slapped it cross-batted with an air of disdain. Held his shape briefly and then put it when he intended it to play..
17.1KMA Paul to Washington Sundar, No run, attempted yorker that turns into a full toss, bunted to point.
End of over 17. 4 runs this over. 92/6 after 102 balls.
RA Jadeja 10 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 2-0-12-0
Washington Sundar 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 3 runs this over. 88/6 after 96 balls.
KH Pandya 12 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) KMA Paul 3-0-17-2
RA Jadeja 8 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 12 runs this over. 85/5 after 90 balls.
KH Pandya 11 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) O Thomas 4-0-29-0
RA Jadeja 6 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 2 runs this over. 70/5 after 83 balls.
RA Jadeja 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) SS Cottrell 4-0-17-2
KH Pandya 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Pollard chirping about 'more pressure' on India. Deliberately tries to do it in front of the batsman's face. Mind games. Hmmmm

End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 68/4 after 78 balls.
KH Pandya 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 4-0-14-2
V Kohli 19 (28b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 66/4 after 72 balls.
V Kohli 18 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) KMA Paul 2-0-14-1
KH Pandya 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 8 runs this over. 60/3 after 66 balls.
V Kohli 16 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 1-0-8-0
MK Pandey 16 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 8 runs this over. 52/3 after 60 balls.
V Kohli 10 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) O Thomas 3-0-17-0
MK Pandey 14 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 3 runs this over. 44/3 after 54 balls.
V Kohli 8 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 3-0-12-2
MK Pandey 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Ritesh Singh: "Completely agree with Gaurav. There is always hue and cry when Pant plays a shot like that and gets out. But this is his game and this is why he is special. With time he will learn but asking him to curb his instincts at this stage is not beneficial in my opinion."

End of over 8. 7 runs this over. 40/3 after 47 balls.
V Kohli 6 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) KMA Paul 1-0-7-0
MK Pandey 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 2 runs this over. 33/3 after 42 balls.
V Kohli 5 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 2-0-9-2
MK Pandey 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

DLS Par score: 34/3 after seven.

End of over 6. 11 runs this over. 31/1 after 36 balls.
RG Sharma 24 (23b 2x4 2x6 ) SS Cottrell 3-0-15-1
V Kohli 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Time for Shashank to take you through till the end

End of over 5. 7 runs this over. 20/1 after 30 balls.
V Kohli 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 1-0-7-0
RG Sharma 14 (18b 1x4 1x6 ) more

So we'll have a result. India are exactly on DLS par now, so if the match is rained out from here, we have a tie. But PDP reports the scary, mean rain clouds have drifted away.

End of over 4. 2 runs this over. 13/1 after 24 balls.
RG Sharma 9 (14b 0x4 1x6 ) SS Cottrell 2-0-4-1
V Kohli 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 7 runs this over. 11/1 after 18 balls.
V Kohli 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) O Thomas 2-0-9-0
RG Sharma 8 (9b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 4/0 after 10 balls.
S Dhawan 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) SS Cottrell 0-0-2-0
RG Sharma 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"The scary looking cloud that was to the west at the start of the innings break is slowly creeping to the edge of the boundary and may soon be over the pitch. We could see DLS come into play after all here," says Peter Della Penna.

End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 6 balls.
RG Sharma 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) O Thomas 1-0-2-0
S Dhawan 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
RG SharmaC KA Pollard B SP Narine24252296
S DhawanLBW SS Cottrell170014.29
V KohliC KA Pollard B SS Cottrell19291065.52
RR PantC SS Cottrell B SP Narine0100-
MK PandeyB KMA Paul191420135.71
KH PandyaB KMA Paul12141085.71
RA Jadejanot out 10900111.11
Washington Sundarnot out 8501160
B Kumar -
KK Ahmed -
NA Saini -
Total 98/6
O Thomas4.002907.25
SS Cottrell4.002025
SP Narine4.001423.5
KMA Paul3.202326.9
CR Brathwaite2.001206