The first match of the three T20 matches series was played between India and West Indies on Friday. The Indian team won by six wickets in an exciting match played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Captain Virat Kohli's unbeaten innings of 94* and KL Rahul's stormy half-century helped India register a big win against the West Indies.
In this match, Indian team captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl. In this way, West Indies scored 207 runs losing 5 wickets in 20 overs. At the same time, Team India achieved this target in 18.4 overs. India scored 209 runs losing 4 wickets in 18.4 overs, with Virat Kohli scored unbeaten 94*, KL Rahul scoring 62 runs. It is India's biggest run chase win in T20 International cricket.
Talking about Kohli's innings, he scored 7 runs in the first 10 balls. Scored 13 runs off the next 10 balls. Between the 21st to the 30th ball, he added 19 runs to his account. Scored 28 runs during the 31st and 40th balls. From the 41st to the 50th ball, he added 27 runs to his account. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma started the innings for India. However, Rohit Sharma could not contribute much to the team. He returned to the pavilion after scoring just 8 runs.
While Shimron Hetmyer scored the highest 56 runs for West Indies, Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets for India.
West Indies Playing XI - Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (C), Denesh Ramdin (WK), Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams, Khary Pierre.
India Playing XI - Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal.