West Indies edge Team India in a close encounter as we look at India vs WI 2nd T20I 2022 match summary.
After winning the first T20I by a big margin of 68 runs, Team India lose a close encounter in the 2nd T20I. With a win for West Indies, the T20I series between India and West Indies now levelled at 1-1.
Batting first, India’s counter-attack approach didn’t help as they kept losing wickets. With Hardik Pandya being the highest scorer at 31, India could only manage 138 in 19.4 overs. Obed McCoy was the top wicket-taker for West Indies with his spell of 6/17.
Chasing 139, West Indies’ opener Brandon King gave them a great platform. His 68 off 52 ball helped West Indies chase the target in 19.2 overs. For India, Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers with a spell of 1/16.
Controversy also evoked as India’s senior-most bowler, Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled only 2 overs, and the last over was bowled by Avesh, and not Bhuvi. However, Rohit Sharma explained in the post match presentation regarding the move.
These were his exact words:
“It’s all about giving opportunities to these guys. We know what Bhuvi can do & he’s been doing it for years. Unless you give chances to guys like Avesh & Arshdeep, you’ll never know. I’m really proud of the bowlers and the team”.
– Captain Rohit Sharma
Meanwhile, here’s the detailed match summary for the 2nd T20I between India and West Indies
India vs WI T20 Series 2022 – 2nd T20I Match Summary
Team India: 138/10 from 19.4 overs
Hardik Pandya: 31(31) // Ravindra Jadeja: 27(30)
Obed McCoy: 6/17 // Akeal Hosein: 1/22
West Indies: 141/5 from 19.2 overs
Brandon King: 68(52) // Devon Thomas: 31*(19)
Ravindra Jadeja: 1/16 // Hardik Pandya: 1/22
Result: West Indies won by 5 wickets
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