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  • 10:31 PM IST

    That’s a wrap, folks! India have given their fans the perfect Diwali gift for sure. The fireworks have begun and rightly so. Don’t forget to check out our match report which will be up soon. For now, its goodbye and a very Happy and safe Diwali.

  • 10:26 PM IST

    THAT’S IT! West Indies end at 124/9 after 20 overs as India win by 71 runs to seal the three-match series 2-0 with one to play now in Chennai on November 11, a dead drubber.

  • 10:22 PM IST

  • 10:22 PM IST

    WICKET! It’s going down for the Windies, Jasprit Bumrah picks his second, caught and bowled, Khary Pierre departs for just 1, West Indies 116/9.

  • 10:19 PM IST

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar ends his quota of overs returning with figures of 4-0-12-2. West Indies 115/8, need 81 runs more from the last over.

  • 10:17 PM IST

    WICKET! Rohit Sharma takes his third catch, Keemo Paul departs for 20, Bhuvneshwar strikes as West Indies are 114/8 in 18.4 overs.

  • 10:14 PM IST

    19 runs from that Kuldeep Yadav over, with Keemo Paul smashing two sixes, while Carlos Brathwaite added one, but it looks to be too late as West Indies are 112/7, need another 84 from 12 balls.

  • 10:08 PM IST

    After 17 overs, West Indies are falling apart and have almost thrown in the towel in this run-chase, 93/7 with 103 required from the next three overs.

  • 10:06 PM IST

  • 10:04 PM IST

    Four runs from that Jasprit Bumrah over, West Indies are 88/7 after 16 overs, need another 108 runs to win.

  • 10:00 PM IST

    Krunal Pandya ends his four overs with 23 runs, but remained wicketless. West Indies 84/7 after 15 overs, need 112 runs to win.

  • 9:57 PM IST

    WICKET! A direct hit from Krunal Pandya saw the end of Fabian Allen. It was Allen, who made the call after punching it to short cover, but Krunal picks it up and smashes the stumps to end Allen’s innings for nought. West Indies 82/7 after 14 overs, need 114 runs to win

  • 9:54 PM IST

    WICKET! Just when Denesh Ramdin was taking control of the innings, Bhuvneshwar Kumar ends his stay after Rohit Sharma again picks up a good catch at square leg. West Indies 81/6 in 13.4 overs, need another 115 runs to win.

  • 9:50 PM IST

    A bouncer from Krunal Pandya that surprised even wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik was the highlight in the 13th over, West Indies 79/5, need another 117 runs to win.

  • 9:46 PM IST

    Kuldeep Yadav completes his third over that has gone for just three runs, West Indies 71/5 after 12 overs.

  • 9:42 PM IST

    An excellent over from Jasprit Bumrah comes to an end, one run and the wicket of Kieron Pollard. West Indies 68/5 after 11 overs, need 128 runs to win.

  • 9:40 PM IST

    WICKET! And the big Kieron Pollard (6) has got to go, deceived by a good bouncer from Jasprit Bumrah. West Indies 68/5 in 10.4 overs.

  • 9:37 PM IST

    Elsewhere, Zimbabwe recorded their first Test win in five years and coach Lalchand Rajput termed it as his Diwali gift. Here’s more.

  • 9:35 PM IST

    Kuldeep Yadav‘s second over yields just five runs, West Indies 67/4 at the halfway mark, need another 129 runs to win.

  • 9:32 PM IST

    Nine overs gone, West Indies 62/4 with Denesh Ramdin on 6 and Kieron Pollard on 2.

  • 9:31 PM IST

  • 9:28 PM IST

    KULDEEP YADAV’s WRONG ‘UN cleans up Nicholas Pooran for just 4. West Indies 52/4 after 8 overs.

  • 9:25 PM IST

    WICKET! Presence of mind and ROHIT SHARMA picks up a stunner at first slip. Darren Bravo departs for 23, Kuldeep Yadav strikes. West Indies 48/3 in 7.3 overs.

  • 9:23 PM IST

    Krunal Pandya, who had a dream T20I debut in the previous match at Kolkata, was introduced into the attack and went for 8 runs. West Indies 47/2 after 7 overs. Darren Bravo (23), Denesh Ramdin (2).

  • 9:18 PM IST

    Khaleel Ahmed has taken two wickets alright, but he’s been leaking too many runs. Ten runs from his third over, West Indies 39/2 after six overs.

  • 9:15 PM IST

    THIGH FIVE! And Shikhar Dhawan‘s trademark celebration lights up the stadium after he picks a good catch at the long-on boundary to see the end of Shimron Hetmyer (15), who was looking dangerous. West Indies 33/2 in 5.2 overs.

  • 9:13 PM IST

    Jasprit Bumrah, introduced into the attack, gives six runs in his first over. West Indies 29/1 after five overs. Shimron Hetmyer and Darren Bravo on identical scores of 11.

  • 9:10 PM IST

    In case you missed it, here’s what happened in India’s innings which had Rohit Sharma‘s name written all over here. Innings report right here.

  • 9:07 PM IST

    Shimron Hetmyer has freed his arms, smashing two boundaries in Khaleel Ahmed‘s second over. West Indies 23/1 after four overs.

  • 9:03 PM IST

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar‘s second over has yielded just two runs. West Indies 13/1 after three overs. Shimron Hetmyer on 2 and Darren Bravo on 5.

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Will Lucknow be lucky for India? On that note, as cliche as it sounded, international cricket returns to Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, after 24 years. India last played Sri Lanka in a Test in January 1994 when Navjot Singh Sidhu’s 124 guided the hosts to a crushing innings and 119-run win over the Islanders.

Good evening, everyone and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the second Twenty20 International between India and West Indies to be played at the newly-built Ekana Stadium on Tuesday. In case you missed it, the Ekana Stadium has now been renamed to Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium in honour of the later Prime Minister of India.

After a low-scoring first T20I at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which the hosts just about managed to scrap through with a five-wicket win, courtesy Dinesh Karthik and debutant Krunal Pandya, India will want to drill the final nail in the coffin against the hosts, who have had a disastrous tour this year, losing the Test series 2-0 and then the five-match ODI series 3-1. Here’s the full preview.