Match Over - India won by 22 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: India, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 04 Aug 2019, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: KH Pandya


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



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0




Overs: 15.3 / 15.3

West Indies

2.35pm: A damp end, but the second T20I had its moments. Do join us for the third game - will India rotate players now that the series is sealed? We'll find out. Till then, this is Saurabh Somani, signing off on behalf of Shashank and Ranjith.

Kohli: Had a really clinical game. The pitch was always going to be good to bat on first half. We set up a good foundation. Good finish to get to 165, the pitch slowed down considerably in the second half of our innings. Winning the first two games always gives you a chance to give an opportunity to a few guys. Having said that, the idea is always to win. The way Washington has bowled against guys who come hard at the ball - he's been outstanding. The composure he's shown after being out for so long. He's going to be a big factor. All in all he's executing what he wants to perfectly at the moment.

Krunal Pandya is the Man of the Match.

Brathwaite: I didn't think it went wrong to be fair. Think we had a solid enough base, so we still backed ourselvesto get 70 odd. But very very well played to Rovman to get us into that situation. I give the batting a bit more credit than yesterday. With the total we figured our line up is flexible enough, with guys like Pollard at the end to send Rovman up. Batting-wise we were a lot closer to where we want to be. In Guyana we hope to get consistency.

2.25pm: It's officially over, so India have won by 22 runs via DLS. The par score for West Indies was 120, and they were 98. India therefore also seal the series at the first opportunity. Rohit led the batting charge, Krunal played a valuable cameo at the end, and then came back to be the star with the ball for India. For West Indies, Rovman Powell's attacking knock was an encouraging sign.

Aleem: "I may be uninformed or misinformed but I read somewhere Russell was injured and not available for first two T20s. But he is right now playing in GT20. How? " You are not misinformed Aleem, Dre Russ is indeed playing in the GT20, right at this very moment. Here's proof.

2.15 pm: No happy weather updates yet because PDP (ie Peter Della Penna for those asking) tells me there's rain about at the stadium - but there is some happy reading. "When he goes out to bat it's almost like he's in a trance-like state" - who is Steve Waugh talking about? Hint, hint: he shares a name, and several other achievements, with the man.

1.50 pm: While we're waiting, why not have a gander at this heart-warming story by PDP: how Krunal Pandya's childhood friend watched Virat Kohli bat on his former ground.

Ayaz sait: "What's the cutoff time" - PDP tells me that they can lose an hour of play before they start cutting overs. Not that there are many overs to cut... And for clarification, "This is a Broward County/Florida state regulation for crowd and player safety. The umpires/match officials are mandated to take the players off once the lightning alarm is triggered, whether it is high school level sports or professional/international events."

1.40 pm: The DLS par score is 120, so if there is no further play, India will have sealed the series.

1.37 pm: They are walking off. It's not started raining yet, but they are going off for lightning warning. This is not an uncommon occurrence at this venue, say the commentators on air. Covers coming on the ground and there might be a few drops of rain about too.

Update from PDP: Lightning strikes have gotten too close to the ground, so they've taken players off due to lightning warning. They've told all the fans to evacuate the stadium if they're not in covered seating areas. It's been striking lightning north of the ground for the past 10 minutes, but finally got close enough to trigger the lightning detection system.

15.3KH Pandya to KA Pollard, 2 runs, flat and outside off, misfield by Saini at cover inside the circle allows the push to go through.
15.2KH Pandya to SO Hetmyer, 1 run, flayed off the back foot, uppishly over cover but there is a man there and they can only get one.
15.1KH Pandya to SO Hetmyer, No run, smart bowling, saw him back away and pushed it well wide of off, but within the tram lines. Hetmyer doesn't connect.
End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 95/4 after 90 balls.
KA Pollard 6 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 1-0-6-0
SO Hetmyer 5 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) more

73 needed off 30.

End of over 14. 2 runs this over. 85/4 after 83 balls.
R Powell 54 (34b 6x4 3x6 ) KH Pandya 3-0-16-2
KA Pollard 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Another dark cloud overhead. And metaphorically, one over West Indies' chances too. But here's Ravi Jadeja to bring some sunshine.

Pollard and Hetmyer will now face an equation of 83 off 37. Possible? Yes. Probable? Not really.

arijit: "Looks like India is giving it away! It's really strange that Jadeja is not brought into the attack and its already 13th over of the innings. "

End of over 13. 8 runs this over. 83/2 after 77 balls.
R Powell 54 (32b 6x4 3x6 ) NA Saini 3-0-27-0
N Pooran 19 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) more

85 off 42 needed. Pooran really needs to hit out.

Elsewhere, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty today beat their world champion Chinese opponents in the men's doubles final of the Thailand Open. Here's why Satwiksairaj and Chirag's win is a huge moment for doubles in India.

"Rovman Powell is a Jr Andre Russell."

That was what Kolkata Knight Riders' Twitter handle quoted the franchise's CEO, Venky Mysore, saying during the 2017 IPL auction. Russell isn't turning out for West Indies in Lauderhill tonight - instead he is playing in the Global T20 Canada - but Powell is doing his best to fill in that void.

End of over 12. 3 runs this over. 69/2 after 71 balls.
R Powell 43 (28b 5x4 2x6 ) KH Pandya 2-0-8-0
N Pooran 17 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) more

kshitij bhargav: "Is there any cold air between Kohli and Rohit visible on the field of play?" - I'm not sure of the temperature at the ground, but when they were batting, it was sunny, so the air between them must have been warm...

End of over 11. 3 runs this over. 65/2 after 65 balls.
N Pooran 16 (28b 1x4 0x6 ) KK Ahmed 3-0-21-0
R Powell 41 (23b 5x4 2x6 ) more

DLS par score is 80 at the end of 11 overs with two down. So West Indies still behind. Pooran needs to get going

Isaac Marshall: "What happened to this Lauderhill pitch? In Domestic, International and CPL cricket, it's usually a belter! Today it looks like Guyana!" - the rains haven't helped. It's just been under covers, so difficult to do work on it

dark cloud overhead, but looks like it's only passing through

End of over 10. 5 runs this over. 62/2 after 60 balls.
R Powell 40 (20b 5x4 2x6 ) KH Pandya 1-0-5-0
N Pooran 15 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Krunal is bowling over to the left-hander and around to the right-hander

End of over 9. 11 runs this over. 57/2 after 54 balls.
N Pooran 14 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 3-1-12-1
R Powell 36 (16b 5x4 2x6 ) more

krish: "Whats Saini's pace like ? Has he touched 150 K mark ?" - not yet, not that I've seen at least. Hasn't looked like 150 this match, but bear in mind this is not a quick pitch

End of over 8. 10 runs this over. 46/2 after 48 balls.
N Pooran 11 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) NA Saini 2-0-19-0
R Powell 28 (13b 5x4 1x6 ) more

Isaac Marshall: "Powell is actually satisfactory against offies, it's legbreak googlies he struggles with. Are there any leggies on India's bench?" - There's Rahul Chahar.

Abhijato: "Bring on Krunal and Jadeja ... They'll turn this match for India!"

End of over 7. 11 runs this over. 36/2 after 42 balls.
R Powell 19 (9b 3x4 1x6 ) KK Ahmed 2-0-18-0
N Pooran 10 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Ananya: "This is a fixed strategy from Kohli.... Powell is a good player of pace..... would have been good....if Washington sundsr has continued....!!!!"

End of over 6. 9 runs this over. 25/2 after 36 balls.
R Powell 9 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) NA Saini 1-0-9-0
N Pooran 9 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Balashankar: "Not great strategy from West Indies here. In a T20 game, you have got to ensure that your best batsmen get to face maximum deliveries. No.5 is way too low for Hetmeyer, and where does Pollard walk in, no.6!" - Powell's doing the job so far though. He's massively talented too.

Navdeep Saini had a fantastic international debut. Here's Deiva Muthu on the young man who showed he belonged on this stage.

End of over 5. 7 runs this over. 16/2 after 30 balls.
N Pooran 4 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) KK Ahmed 1-0-7-0
R Powell 5 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) more

West Indies living on the edge and Saurabh's back to take you through till the end.

Thanks Shashank. West Indies need a special innings here.

End of over 4. 1 runs this over. 9/2 after 24 balls.
N Pooran 2 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-7-1
R Powell 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 1 runs this over. 8/2 after 18 balls.
SP Narine 4 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 2-1-1-1
N Pooran 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 4 runs this over. 5/1 after 11 balls.
SP Narine 2 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-4-1
N Pooran 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/0 after 5 balls.
SP Narine 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 1-0-1-0
E Lewis 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Gone overcast suddenly

SP NarineB Washington Sundar4120033.33
E LewisC B Kumar B B Kumar0200-
N PooranC MK Pandey B KH Pandya19341055.88
R PowellLBW KH Pandya543463158.82
KA Pollardnot out 8810100
SO Hetmyernot out 6410150
CR Brathwaite -
K Pierre -
KMA Paul -
SS Cottrell -
O Thomas -
Total 98/4
Washington Sundar3.011214
B Kumar2.00713.5
KK Ahmed3.002207.33
NA Saini3.002709
KH Pandya3.302326.57
RA Jadeja1.00606