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India vs West Indies, 1st T20I, Live score and commentary

Updated: 28 August 2016 18:06 IST - Published: 27 August 2016 13:14 IST
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Follow India vs West Indies second T20I LIVE here with us: 

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Sensational end to a historic game. West Indies land the first punch, but then so much could happen tomorrow. We will be back with all the action. Keep calm and enjoy cricket. Ta Ra...

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Carlos Brathwaite: "I spoke to Dwayne, and he is a champion, he always steps up when it is needed. It was a fantastic wicket, and then for the batsmen to step up and put up this effort. You can't expect more, could not really tell who the home team is. Fantastic support, great crowd."

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Evin Lewis is the man of the match.

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MS Dhoni: "I think it was an amazing game, I felt the way they started, 250 looked like a par score. The last ball, the thinking was right, execution was wrong. You have to keep up with the rate, what was good was that we kept the run rate at 11.5 to 12 rpo. Rahul was outstanding, some of the other batsmen were amazing too. The crowd was amazing, we get support wherever we go."

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Presentation time. 

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Dwayne Bravo: "I said nothing to lose. In a situation like this I really like to Test my skills. I used my two important balls, the slower ball and yorker. We put in the short mid-wicket. I actually didn't want to bowl a slower ball, but I saw Dhoni moving across and that is when I decided to bowl the slower on at the last moment. The crowd was fantastic." 

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If the first Innings was carnage, the second innings was a blitz. India came out all guns blazing, but then when Kohli and Rahane were dismissed, things became a bit tricky. Enter KL Rahul and along with Rohit Sharma he smoked the Windies bowlers to all parts of the field. 

Rahul was in blazing form and he kept smoking them clean, and scored an absolute blinder of a century. Dhoni chipped in with few big hits to keep it going. 

India got to their highest T20 score, and in the process came close to breaching an almost impossible score. 1 run is the margin in the end. 1 run, spare a thought for KL Rahul. He did everything but could not win the game. 

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Spare a thought for KL Rahul. Who played an innings of a lifetime to get India close, but the captain can't complete the job.

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19.6 Bravo to Dhoni, OUT! India lose! Bravo wins the battle. Shellshocked. This might be one of the greatest cricket matches the world has ever seen. A slower ball, a repeat of the first delivery, a repeat of the shot, Marlon Samuels completes the catch. West Indies win.

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Who will come out on top? Bravo? Dhoni? KL Rahul can only cross his fingers.

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2 required off 1 ball. MS Dhoni at the crease. India. West Indies. What a story.

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19.5 Bravo to Dhoni, 2 runs, full ball on middle stump, can't get under it and drills it straight back, he gets his hands on it and they cross for the brace.

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19.4 Bravo to Rahul, 1 run, low full toss, drilled out to long on. This has been exceptional from Bravo. Simply exceptional.

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19.3 Bravo to Dhoni, 1 leg-bye, length ball on the pads, it hits him and they scamper across for one.

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19.2 Bravo to Rahul, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, carved to sweeper cover for one. 6 required off 4.

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19.1 Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run, OH MY GOD, Dhoni DROPPED! Dhoni has a wild swipe at a slower special delivery from Bravo, it balloons to Marlon Samuels, who has the easiest job in the world, a simple catch, but he lets it slip. What a moment. 

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8 needed runs from the last over. MS Dhoni is on strike. Bravo will bowl it. Let's go. 

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Lokesh Rahul
MS Dhoni
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18.6 Russell to Rahul, 2 runs, nearly a yorker on middle stump, Rahul clips it to square leg for a brace.

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18.5 Russell to Rahul, 2 runs, full and outside off, Rahul carves this over cover for a brace. Only 10 more needed. 

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18.5 Russell to Rahul, 1 WIDE, down the leg side.

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Russell has been taken to the cleaners. Rahul is blitzing it at the moment. This is India's highest score in T20Is.

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18.4 Russell to Rahul, FOUR! Length ball and outside off, he presents a flat bat, lifting it over cover and it lands on the boundary on a bounce. Rahul kept his shape perfectly there, all timing, all grace.

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Rahul scores a hundred in 46 balls. This has been a sensational innings. 2nd fasted in T20I. He has to take his side home now!

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18.3 Russell to Rahul, SIX! That's his century. A special knock from KL. Full and and on, he makes a hint of room and carves it over third man for a maximum!

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18.2 Russell to Rahul, no run, short ball, Rahul lets it go, will that be a costly miss?

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18.1 Russell to Dhoni, 1 run, full and on the pads, clipped towards long on for one, he plays it too well to take a brace. Rahul is visibly tired, and his toe has been battered too. 

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Russell to bowl the penultimate over. 

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24 runs needed from the last 2 overs. Humdinger!

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MS Dhoni
Lokesh Rahul
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17.6 Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run, full and outside off, tapped with a lot of ease to point to retain strike. 

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17.5 Bravo to Rahul, 1 leg bye, Rahul walks down the track and Bravo bowls a yorker, which hits him on the same toe again. He's floored. But he gets up. He's scripting a tale for himself here.

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17.4 Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run, length ball on off stump, tapped to point for one.

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17.3 Bravo to Dhoni, 2 runs, slower and on the pads, he waits for it and clips it towards deep midwicket for a brace.

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17.2 Bravo to Dhoni, no run, slower and full, driven straight to cover. Can't find the gap there. 

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17.1 Bravo to Dhoni, FOUR! Low full toss on the pads, all Dhoni has to do is use the pace on it and dab it past the fielder at short fine leg. Poor ball from Bravo, and Dhoni makes full use of it. 

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20 runs from this over. Was that the over India needed!

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MS Dhoni
Lokesh Rahul
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16.6 Russell to Rahul, SIX! Russell bowls a straight length ball, he stays in his crease, waits for it, and lifts it way way wayyy over midwicket for a six. That should have travelled a 100 metres. He nearly has his 100 now.

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16.5 Russell to Dhoni, 1 run, full and on off, drilled to long on for one.

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16.4 Russell to Dhoni, SIX! That shot will make it to the Dhoni movie! Remake it, do whatever! Walks across to a length ball that's wide outside off and smokes it over midwicket with one clean swing of the bat. 108 metres. 108. Oh yes, MS!

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16.3 Russell to Dhoni, no run, length ball on off stump, driven to cover. 

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16.2 Russell to Dhoni, SIX! Dhoni sends one to the sight-screen. Length ball and straight, he's slapped this straight back, the ball gets lost in the sky, but has the legs on it. Not entirely timed, but it had the Dhoni force behind it. 

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16.2 Russell to Dhoni, WIDE, too far off-side.

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16.1 Russell to Dhoni, no run, full toss and outside off, driven straight to cover. Dot ball. Dhoni, time to click into another gear.

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Russell is back.

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Dhoni has to up his game now, Rahul cannot do it all alone. 

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MS Dhoni
Lokesh Rahul