IND vs WI, 3rd T20I: Hosts manage 184/5
The Indian cricket team managed 184/5 after being put into bat by West Indies in the third T20I at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. India were reduced to 93/4 at one stage before Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer shared a valiant 90-plus stand. Roston Chase (1/23) stood out. India did well in the death overs to maximize.
India lost Ruturaj Gaikwad early on (10/1) before Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer chipped in. They went on to add another 33 runs to see India post 43/1 in the first six overs. Both players played some gorgeous strokes to keep India's scorecard ticking. Iyer managed 15 from eight balls as Kishan scored 22 from 20.
Kishan and Iyer added 51 runs for the second wicket. Just when the partnership was going along nicely, West Indies hit back to claim the wickets of both these players. Iyer (25) went for an aggressive shot but he wasn't in the line of Hayden Walsh's delivery. Iyer got an edge to be caught. Moments later, Roston Chase bowled Kishan (34).
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma struggled during his time at the crease. He came in at number four and failed to show any sort of momentum. Rohit was dismissed by Dominic Drakes for a 15-ball 7. Rohit went for a lofted shot and missed the same.
WI dominated the middle overs. They gave away just 55 runs from nine overs, besides picking up the wickets of Iyer, Kishan, and Rohit. India managed just four boundaries in the middle overs to highlight how good the Windies were.
India showed their aggression in the death overs. The 16th over produced 17 runs with SKY smashing a six before Venkatesh managed two fours. Iyer went berserk in the 17th over as India managed another 17 runs. The next two overs produced 31 runs as India kept accelerating. Surya hit the desired maximums in the final over.