India survived a slight scare but managed to register a four-wicket victory in the opening three-match Twenty20 International series against West Indies at Lauderhill in Florida on Saturday.

West Indies were restricted to a paltry 95/9 after being put into bat on a damp pitch. Pacer Navdeep Saini had a dream debut picking up three wickets, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar added two as the new-ball bowlers ran riot.

India didn’t look in a really hurry during the chase, but didn’t look comfortable either. Shikhar Dhawan, returning from a thumb injury that ruined his World Cup 2019, flopped on comeback after he was trapped for 1 on the last ball of the second over by Sheldon Cottrell.

West Indies then crawled back into the game courtesy, Sunil Narine, who pocketed two big wickets in Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant in the seventh over.