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138/10 (19.4)
141/5 (19.2)
WI won by 5 wickets
Player of the match: Obed McCoy
 
And that will be all! After the players' luggage was lost in transit and the game was postponed, we managed to see a thriller, ensuring it was worth the wait. The action rolls on tomorrow (tonight, if you're in India) with the third T20I. Do join us to find out which team takes the series lead, while also keeping yourselves updated with all the cricketing news and sporting action from around the globe, including the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. You've been a patient audience and we thank you for tuning in today - this is the duo of Pratyush Rohra and Sooryanarayanan Sesha signing off for now. Good night, take care and see you again in a few hours!
A fine display by Obed McCoy and Brandon King, ticking off some pivotal boxes for the West Indies. The hosts have stormed back in style and while it got a lot closer towards the end, these are the kind of wins that will taste a lot sweeter. India will reflect and look to take the learnings out of this contest but they will live by their brand of playing positive cricket and continue to back it, going by the words of their skipper. 1-1 now - jeez, it's set up fascinatingly alright!
Nicholas Pooran (West Indies Captain): I can finally breathe. It's been a tough summer for us. We've lost a couple of close games as well. But we bowled very well at the death. The way Obed McCoy bowled was fantastic, the way Akeal bowled as well. We used the wind really well. We're very happy with the win. (On himself at 3 and Hetmyer at 4) I believe that thorughout the 20 overs the better batters have to bat maximum overs. Come tomorrow, myself and Hettie will have to take responsibility. Brandon King batted really well today. I felt he should have won the game for us but he will learn from this. Devon Thomas getting an opportunity coming back from a couple of injuries, it was great to see. (On McCoy's spell) He's a bit of a freak - today he was fantastic. He was just expressing himself. He got enough wickets for us with those full and wide ones. It's lovely to have him in the team and it's lovely to have a left-arm option as well.
Rohit Sharma (India Captain): Firstly it wasn't enough runs on the board. We didn't bat well. The pitch played quite nicely but we didn't apply ourselves. That can happen - I've been mentioning it again and again that when you're trying to do something as a batting unit you will not succeed always. Games like these, we will learn and do better. It's all about giving opportunities to these guys. We know what Bhuvneshwar Kumar brings to the table for us. But if you don't give opportunities to guys like Avesh and Arshdeep you will never find out what they can do for India. They've been doing it for their IPL franchises but international cricket is a different ball game. They don't need to panic - they have the skills and the talent, it's about backing them and giving the right opportunity. That's something I'm really proud of - when you're defending a target, either it can get over in 13-14 overs or you drag it until the last ball. That's what we did. We kept fighting and we spoke about ways to get wickets. Whatever we spoke of, the guys executed well. There are certain things that we need to look at as a batting unit but I will again say that we will continue to bat with that passion. It's about giving those guys the clarity and after one game, it's not about changing things. We will maintain the same intensity.
Obed McCoy is the Player of the Match for his six-wicket haul. Here's what he has to say: I'm doing this for my mom. She is at home and sick. That motivated me to do better. (Wickets in the powerplay) It puts pressure on the batters to come. I always try to look for wickets in the powerplay and that was the plan again. (Reason for success) I went in with a clear mind. In the previous game, I was overthinking a bit. (Executing his role at the start and death) It actually gives me a challenge and experience. It helps me grow as a player.
West Indies 141/5 (19.2) beat India 138 all out (19.4) by 5 wickets.
Brandon King 68 (52) | Obed McCoy 6/17 (4)
Hardik Pandya 31 (31) | Ravindra Jadeja 1/16 (3)

Who says low-scorers aren't fun? We love these low-scoring thrillers alright! A contest that was delayed by three hours owing to the non-arrival of luggage finally got underway, only for an insipid batting performance from the visitors and a masterful spell from Obed McCoy to see India skittled out for 138.

India had their task cut out in defending this target. It wasn't the easiest pitch, yet one felt that they didn't have enough to play with. A seamless Powerplay that saw Brandon King power the West Indies to 46 in that phase without getting unscathed set things up for a perfect run chase. Hardik Pandya prized out Kyle Mayers with a pie, but Nicholas Pooran wasted no time in asserting himself.

The skipper couldn't carry on though as he perished to Ravichandran Ashwin's flight. Shimron Hetmyer wasn't to have the best of outings either and even as the odd wicket fell at regular intervals, King sauntered along to a masterful half-century, making it look far too easy while he was striking it.

Pandya took to this pitch like a duck to water, attacking the stumps and keeping it very simple. The asking rate never got out of bounds although King's wicket brought the game alive again. And that's when Arshdeep Singh enhanced his reputation even further, sending down a 4-run 17th over and a sensational penultimate one, castling Rovman Powell in the process. He vaulted India back into the contest and how, possibly booking his ticket to the World Cup down under later this year.

It boiled down to 10 needed off the last over and Devon Thomas' promotion, which was looking bizarre until that point, turned into a fruitful one. The same couldn't be said about Rohit Sharma's decision to bowl Avesh Khan ahead of Bhuvneshwar Kumar though, as the lanky seamer overstepped before letting it unravel. Thomas sealed the deal for the hosts and it's 1-1 now ahead of the third contest tomorrow! Stick around for the presentation...
Devon Thomas is the man who seals it for the West Indies! Width on offer and Avesh Khan succumbs to the pressure. It got a lot closer than it should have but in the end, West Indies draw level and win by 5 wickets!
19.2 Avesh Khan to Devon Thomas, FOUR! DEVON THOMAS WINS IT FOR THE WEST INDIES! Short and wide this time, easy pickings for Thomas as he scythes it through backward point to give West Indies their first win on this tour. Another thriller and this time's the West Indies have clinched a 5-wicket win to level the series 1-1.
A tennis swat if you don't mind! Devon's 'The One' for the West Indies! A sensational hit from Thomas and West Indies are just 2 runs away!
19.1 Avesh Khan to Devon Thomas, SIX! WHAT A HIT! Short and wide from Avesh, a bit of a help yourself ball. Thomas backs away and wallops a crunching hit to send the ball sailing over the cover boundary. West Indies on the cusp!
No no no Avesh! Cardinal sin as Daren Sammy mentions on air. Free hit loading as Rohit has a word with his bowler.
19.1 Avesh Khan to Odean Smith, searching yorker ends up in a low full toss, crunched down to long-off but it's only a single. Oh, dear! Avesh has overstepped!
Avesh Khan has to bowl the over of his life here. He can take a cue of the man who bowled the previous over, incidentally whose jersey he happens to be sporting as well.
Avesh Khan [2.0-0-19-1] to bowl the final over of the game. He will bowl over the wicket.
Well well, it's not Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the ball in hand. Are India trying something here?
Arshdeep Singh may have just booked his boarding pass for that flight to Australia. It's hard to fathom anything that could possibly keep him out of that World Cup squad now. But jeez, who'd have imagined this game getting this close. West Indies require 10 off the last over! Dare I say those two dangerous words?
19
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129 /5 score
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cricket bat icon Devon Thomas *
21 (17)
cricket bat icon Odean Smith
3 (3)
cricket ball icon Arshdeep Singh
1 /26
18.6 Arshdeep Singh to Devon Thomas, missed his yorker on this occasion, Thomas backs away to free his arms and slice this towards sweeper cover. This time they can comfortably get back for the second. 10 runs required off the final over! 
Sums up the many Arshdeep Singh jerseys on the park today!👇