West Indies vs India: Arshdeep Singh cleans up Rovman Powell with a peach

West Indies vs India: Arshdeep Singh cleans up Rovman Powell with a peach

West Indies won the match by five wickets and squared the five-match series 1-1.

Arshdeep Singh cleans up Rovman Powell
Arshdeep Singh cleans up Rovman Powell. (Photo Source: Twitter/Fancode)

West Indies won the second T20I by five wickets in Warner Park, St. Kitts & Nevis, on August 1, Monday, and squared the five-match series 1-1. It was a disappointing afternoon for the Indian batters as the side was bowled out for 138, thanks to Windies fast bowler Obed McCoy, who bagged six wickets.

However, one bright spot for India has been the 23-year-old left-arm pacer, Arshdeep Singh, as he continued to impress with the ball in the series. He got the prized wicket of Rovman Powell in the 19th over with a full ball that swung away late onto the off-stump. Powell went for a glory shot on the on-side but missed it completely as the ball tailed out. It also kept India in the game with the hosts needing 15 runs off 10 balls with five wickets in hand.

McCoy, Brandon King, guide West Indies to a comfortable victory

West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran won the toss and put India in to bat first. India were on the back foot right from the word go as skipper Rohit Sharma was dismissed on the very first ball of the innings by McCoy. Hardik Pandya, at number five, top-scored with a run-a-ball 31, but the side never really got going and was eventually bowled out in 19.4 overs.

McCoy finished with figures of six wickets for 17 runs with a maiden in four overs. Jason Holder got two wickets, Akeal Hosein and Alzarri Joseph got a wicket each. During Windies’ chase, opener Brandon King stood firm until the 16th over, scoring 68 runs off 52 balls, reducing the equation to West Indies needing 32 runs off 27 balls. 

Windies needed 10 off the last over and it was pacer Avesh Khan with the ball. After starting with a no-ball off the first ball, wicketkeeper-batter Devon Thomas finished things off with a six and a four off the next two balls. Thomas finished with 31* runs off 19 balls. Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the Indian bowlers, picking up one wicket for 16 runs in three overs. McCoy unsurprisingly was named the Player of the Match for his performance with the ball. The third T20I will be played at the same venue on Tuesday (August 2).