India vs West Indies: Brandon King and Romario Shepherd help West Indies clinch T20 series against India

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India vs West Indies: West Indies defeated India by 8 wickets to win the series (3-2) behind Brandon King’s outstanding 85-run unbroken innings and Romario Shepherd’s four-wicket haul.

India captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and chose to bat in the game, which was played in Lauderhill, Florida.

 Against the West Indies in the fifth and final T20, Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav hit his 15th fifty in a T20I. The Men in Blue reached a par score of 165/9 thanks to his fifty on a difficult track. Akeal Hosein grabbed two wickets, while Romario Shepherd claimed four.

India never really got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Tilak Varma, who managed 27(18) and combined with Suryakumar for 49 runs for the third wicket, was the second-highest scorer for the Indian team.

Arshdeep Singh rocked West Indies early in their chase of 166. However, India was eventually defeated by Nicholas Pooran and King after they combined for 107 runs for the second wicket. Tilak Varma dismissed Pooran out for 47 (35), which was also his first international wicket.

The defeat raises more questions on the Indian team as they struggled to win against a team that has failed to even qualify for the world cup.

India vs West Indies: Full Scorecard

India  (20 ovs maximum)

BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Yashasvi Jaiswal c & b Hosein54310125.00
Shubman Gill lbw b Hosein991210100.00
Suryakumar Yadav lbw b Holder61458543135.55
Tilak Varma c & b Chase27182632150.00
Sanju Samson †c †Pooran b Shepherd1391120144.44
Hardik Pandya (c)c Holder b Shepherd1418280177.77
Axar Patel c Shepherd b Holder13102001130.00
Arshdeep Singh b Shepherd84301200.00
Kuldeep Yadav lbw b Shepherd011000.00
Yuzvendra Chahal not out016000.00
Mukesh Kumar not out41110400.00
Extras(b 4, w 7)11
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.25)165/9
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Yashasvi Jaiswal, 0.5 ov), 2-17 (Shubman Gill, 2.5 ov), 3-66 (Tilak Varma, 7.5 ov), 4-87 (Sanju Samson, 10.2 ov), 5-130 (Hardik Pandya, 16.2 ov), 6-140 (Suryakumar Yadav, 17.5 ov), 7-149 (Arshdeep Singh, 18.4 ov), 8-149 (Kuldeep Yadav, 18.5 ov), 9-161 (Axar Patel, 19.5 ov) • DRS
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Akeal Hosein402426.00122100
Kyle Mayers10404.0020000
Jason Holder403629.00113230
Alzarri Joseph3041013.6645210
Roston Chase402516.2562010
Romario Shepherd403147.75100320

West Indies  (T: 166 runs from 20 ovs)

BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Brandon King not out85559356154.54
Kyle Mayers c Jaiswal b Arshdeep Singh105611200.00
Nicholas Pooran †c Pandya b Tilak Varma47356314134.28
Shai Hope not out22131811169.23
Extras(lb 4, w 3)7
TOTAL18 Ov (RR: 9.50)171/2
Did not bat: Rovman Powell (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph 
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Kyle Mayers, 1.2 ov), 2-119 (Nicholas Pooran, 13.2 ov) • DRS
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Hardik Pandya3032010.6682300
Arshdeep Singh2020110.0061200
Kuldeep Yadav401804.50121020
Yuzvendra Chahal4051012.7541500
Mukesh Kumar1010010.0001010
Tilak Varma201718.5051100
Axar Patel10808.0031000
Yashasvi Jaiswal1011011.0010100

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