Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Thank you for joining us. Look forward to your company on Sunday for the second T20I. Same time, morning start in Florida. Night start in India. Hint of rain around, but we should be good to start. Hopefully a better wicket and more runs are in store? Well, I quite enjoyed this scrap and wouldn't mind another one. Until then, this is Shashank Kishore signing out on behalf of Varun Shetty. Cheers

If you're just tuning in, here's Varun Shetty with the match bulletin. Has everything you need to know to get up to speed and prepare you for Super Sunday.

1.40pm Far from a walk in the park for India, but their batting depth has helped them prevail. On a sticky wicket, you always felt West Indies needed at least 130. The second half proved just that. None of the Indian batsmen managed to convert their start and bat through, but the good work by Navdeep Saini, Krunal Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja with the ball left them with fewer runs than they would've expected to chase. And just how did West Indies manage the amount of runs they did? Courtesy the experience of Kieron Pollard, the only batsman to dig in to make a formidable score. The presentation is coming up shortly. Don't go away.

Virat Kohli: Bowling and fielding right up there, the pitch wasn't great. With the rain around, you couldn't do much, I guess. They did well to start the game on time. Bowlers were on top throughout, variations were superb. Navdeep is from Delhi, he's come a long way. Plays the IPL as well, had a great season. Raw talent, hardly any bowlers who can bowl 150 clicks, hopefully he builds on from here. We would've liked to chase it four down, but we wanted to take risks and take the scoreboard moving. As the ball got older, strike rotation became key. It's just about putting in solid performance, ensure the guys who play contribute in some way or the other.

Debutant Navdeep Saini is Man of the Match for his three-for.

Carlos Brathwaite: Once again don't think we assessed conditions, kudos to Kieron coming back into the team. He showed his experience. Had we made 130, it would've been a different game. We batted ourselves out of the game. We have to play positively. The message will continue to be to keep intent, but we need to have better shot selection and awareness. Sunil's four overs very important, he showed his experience, brought us back into the game. Great bowling effort.

Sunil Narine is being interviewed by the host broadcasters: "Always good to be back in maroon. Being able to perform for the country is a proud moment. Fitness is there, finger is now 100%. T20 I'm trying to stay on for as long as I can. Let's see how it goes. We still have to play positively, start well in the Powerplay, whether we're batting or bowling. We've to start winning matches.No new thing (innovation with the ball) at the moment, just enjoying my cricket. Hopefully you can see good performances in the near future."

Paul to Washington Sundar, SIX runs, walloped over long-on and India win! Fabulous strike from Washington in Florida! Short of length, angling in and he just slapped it cross-batted with an air of disdain. Held his shape briefly and then put it when he intended it to play.
Paul to Washington Sundar, no run, attempted yorker that turns into a full toss, bunted to point

Keemo from around the stumps

17 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 92/6 (4 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.41, RRR: 1.33)

  • Ravindra Jadeja10 (9b)
  • Washington Sundar2 (3b)
  • Carlos Brathwaite2-0-12-0
  • Keemo Paul3-0-17-2
Brathwaite to Jadeja, no run, gets well forward and defends back towards the bowler
Brathwaite to Washington Sundar, 1 run, edged, races to third man who is fine
Brathwaite to Washington Sundar, no run, right into the blockhole, squeezed back
Brathwaite to Jadeja, 1 run, on the pads, flicked to deep square
Brathwaite to Washington Sundar, 1 run, slower and fuller on the stumps, gets a leading edge that rolls to point
Brathwaite to Jadeja, 1 run, slower length ball angling in, tucked to fine leg

16 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 88/6 (8 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.50, RRR: 2.00)

  • Ravindra Jadeja8 (6b)
  • Keemo Paul3-0-17-2
  • Oshane Thomas4-0-29-0
Paul to Pandya, OUT, the off-stump is knocked back! It's the late swing that has done the trick. Angles this in full from wide of the crease, Krunal is looking to work it through midwicket but then the ball wickedly moves away off the seam to square him up and hit the top of middle

KH Pandya b Paul 12 (14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

India 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd28RG SharmaV Kohli
3rd0V KohliRR Pant
4th32V KohliMK Pandey
5th5V KohliKH Pandya
6th19RA JadejaKH Pandya
7th10RA JadejaWashington Sundar