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  • 10:26 PM IST

    With that, we take your leave. Thank you for joining us in our coverage of the first T20. We’d like to see you back when these two teams face each other a day before diwali. Have a good night!

  • 10:24 PM IST

    So there you have it, folks. India win the first of the three T20s. There were stutters but 110 was never going to be a sweat for India. In the end, it all boiled down to the experienced hands of Dinesh Karthik and some T20-like strokes from Krunal Pandya to see them through. A great outing for the debutant. Picked up the wicket of Pollard and followed it with a crucial 21 off nine balls.

  • 10:22 PM IST

    That’s it. Victory is India’s. A boundary from Krunal Pandya followed by a double seals India’s win. They go 1-0 up with a five-wicket win at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

  • 10:10 PM IST

    BOLD from Pandya: Debutant Krunal Pandya plays a reverse sweep for a boundary. India now need less than 20 runs and with Pandya and Karthik in the middle, this looks to be India’s game. This has been a measured innings from DK. India 94 for 5 after 16 overs.

  • 10:04 PM IST

    OUT! And just when the partnership was beginning to flourish, West Indies have gotten themselves another. India 83 for 5. Manish Pandey falls to a soft dismissal by chipping the ball in the air for the bowler Khary Pierre to complete a return catch. First wicket for Pierre and he is delighted.

  • 9:52 PM IST

    Pollard gives away easy runs. Dinesh Karthik cashes in on poor deliveries to give India 12 off Pollard’s first over. Just what India needed. They are 69 for 4 after 12 overs, need another 41 off 48.

  • 9:50 PM IST

    Ok then!

  • 9:42 PM IST

    10 overs gone and India have moved to 54 for 4. This is surely closer than one would have imagined. Remember, only Krunal Pandya after this and then we are into the tail. This pair of Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey is crucial for India.

  • 9:33 PM IST

    Another wicket: KL Rahul connects well but hits the ball straight to Darren Bravo at deep square leg. Second wicket in two overs for West Indies skipper Carlos Brathwaite. India lose their 4th wicket for 45. One more wicket and West Indies will surely fancy their chances of defending this low total.

  • 9:22 PM IST

    OUT! Rishabh Pant goes for 1 to leave India at 35 for 3. And what a waste of a wicket this is from him. He goes for a heave towards the legside but top- edges it for a catch. Excellent from the West Indies with captain Brathwaite striking in his first over. They are not throwing in the towel just yet.

India vs West Indies 2018, 1st T20I, LIVE cricket score, Kolkata: India beat West Indies by five wickets to go 1-0 up

Hello and welcome everyone. We at CricketCountry are here to keep you posted about your daily doze of cricket. Tonight, India return to the Eden Gardens to take on West Indies in the first T20I of the three-match series. After beating them 2-0 in Tests and then 3-1 in ODIs, India look favourites to continue their hot form in the shortest format. But it will not be easy since the Windies have a squad full of T20 specialists and matchwinners.

India last beat West Indies in a T20 game back during the 2014 World T20. Since then, India have faced the two-time World T20 Champions four times and have lost thrice with one game ending in tie. Will they get back to winning ways here? We shall find out.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.