Ravichandran Ashwin reached a mile stone, as he claimed 200 wickets in his T20 career © AFP (File Photo)
Ravichandran Ashwin (right) reached a mile stone, as he claimed 200 wickets in his T20 career © AFP (File Photo)

Former world T20 champions India’s star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin reached a mile stone, as he claimed 200 wickets in his T20 career, as he achieved the feat against reigning world T20 champions West Indies, in the second and final Twenty20 International (T20I), at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida on Sunday. He achieved the feat, after dismissing Kieron Pollard for mere 13 in the 12th over, while West Indies were shot out for 143. Opener Johnson Charles was the top scorer with 43 runs, while Amit Mishra claimed three wickets for 24. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I at Lauderhill 

Following a heart-breaking 1-run defeat, former T20 world champions India take on the reigning world T20 champions West Indies, in the second and final Twenty20 International (T20I), at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida on Sunday, as India have won the toss, and elected to bowl first again. Indian skipper, who also made the same choice in the last game on Saturday, just made a change in the side, dropping Stuart Binny and bringing in Amit Mishra, while West Indies, still do not have the explosive opener Chris Gayle, as they move in with an unchanged squad from Saturday’s win. The start was delayed due to technical reason, as the revised starting time was 8.10 pm (IST). Full Cricket Updates: India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I at Lauderhill

Player Year M Ovs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Avg Eco S/R 4W
Jasprit Bumrah (IND) 2016 21* 77.3 4 516 28 03-Nov 18.42 6.65 16.6 0
Dirk Nannes (AUS) 2010 14 53 2 403 27 Apr-18 14.92 7.6 11.7 1
Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 2012 16 64 1 391 25 Apr-23 15.64 6.1 15.3 2
Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) 2016 17* 58 1 368 23 04-Aug 16 6.34 15.1 1
Shaun Tait (AUS) 2010 14 51.4 2 324 22 Mar-13 14.72 6.27 14 0

After a thrilling first match, India and West Indies lock horns in the second and final T20 International (T20I) at Lauderhill. Given a target of 246 and needing two off the final ball, skipper MS Dhoni failed to place the ball and found Marlon Samuels at short third man – the same fielder who had dropped his catch in the first ball off the final over , when India needed eight– to hand West Indies the win. Dhoni was in a similar situation during the Zimbabwe tour, where he managed to get a single, when India needed four off the final delivery to win the match.

There was no doubt that it was the batsmen, who dominated. After being put into bat, West Indies openers Johnson Charles and Evin Lewis dominated right from ball one. The fact that the first over of the match from Mohammed Shami went for 17, was clearly a sign of indication to come. Charles should have ideally opened the batting with Gayle, since he was ill, this gave Lewis a chance to have a go. Lewis had a forgettable debut against Afghanistan at the ICC World T20 2016. He was dismissed for a duck and had a lot to prove in this match.

India have a world class batting line-up and it was evident right from the beginning that they will not go down without a fight. India had not selected Shikhar Dhawan for this match and as a result, Ajinkya Rahane got a chance to open the innings with Rohit Sharma. With Rahane failing to get runs, we may see Shikhar Dhawan returning to the playing XI.