Team India defeated West Indies by 17 runs in the third and final T20 match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. With this, the visiting team got a clean sweep of 3-0 in the series. Earlier, the West Indies team had also lost the ODI series 3-0. West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Team India scored 184 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. Set a target of 185 runs to West Indies. In reply, West Indies team could only manage 167 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets.
West Indies batting, Nicole Pooran’s half-century:
Windies did not start well in the very first over, the team got a setback. Deepak Chahar dismissed Kyle Meyers for 6. The second blow came in the third over. Shai Hope was dismissed for 8 runs by Deepak Chahar. The team got the third blow in the seventh over. Harshal Patel sent Rovman Powell to the pavilion for 25 runs. Venkatesh Iyer gave the fourth blow by dismissing Kieron Pollard for five runs. Jason Holder was dismissed for two by Venkatesh Iyer, giving the Windies the fifth blow. Harshal Patel gave the sixth blow to the Windies by dismissing Ruston Chase for 12 runs. Shardul Thakur dealt the seventh blow to the Windies by dismissing Nicholas Pooran for 61. Harshal Patel dealt the eighth blow to the Windies by dismissing Romerio Shepherd. Shardul Thakur dealt the ninth blow to the Windies by dismissing Dominic Drakes for four.
Team India’s batting, half-centuries of Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer:
The pair of Ishaan Kishan and Rituraj Gaikwad came out to open. Team India got the first blow in the third over. Jason Holder sent Gaikwad to the pavilion for 4 runs. Team India got the second blow in the 9th over. Hayden Walsh (Jr) dismissed him for 25. Ruston Chase gave the team the third blow in the 10th over. Ishan Kishan was dismissed after scoring 34 runs. Fourth blow in the form of Rohit Sharma. He was dismissed by Dominic Drakes for 7 runs. Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed on the last ball of the innings after scoring 65 runs and Venkatesh Iyer remained unbeaten on 35.
2-0 unassailable lead:
Fast bowler Avesh Khan is making his debut in this match. The Rohit Sharma-led side took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Earlier, the team had a clean sweep of the Caribbean team in the ODI series. Now his eyes will be on a clean sweep in the T20 series as well. On the other hand, if we talk about the team led by Kieron Pollard, then the tour has been very bad for the team. The team has not won a match so far. In such a situation, the team would like to end the tour by winning this match. Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell had batted well in the previous match, but failed to give the team victory.
change in team india:
Team India, which has taken an unassailable lead in the series, will go into the third match with four changes. Former captain Virat Kohli and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant were dropped from the team. Rituraj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer got a chance in his place in the team. Apart from this, there was a change in the bowling as well. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal were rested. Avesh Khan and Shardul Thakur got a chance. There were also four changes in the West Indies team.
Team India Playing XI:
Rituraj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan.
West Indies Playing XI:
Shai Hope, Kyle Meyers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Ruston Chase, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, Dominic Drakes.
The last match of the series in the presence of limited spectators:
The last match of the T20 series at Eden took place in the presence of limited spectators. It is to be known that for the last match, 20,000 spectators were allowed to enter the stadium by the BCCI. Members of the Cricket Association of Bengal were among the spectators who came to watch the match. The match was started by former fast bowler Ajit Agarkar by playing the bell at the Eden.