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Rain ends India’s chances of leveling T20 series with West Indies

Although the rain lasted for less than half-hour but due to wet outfield the match had to be called off
India lost the first T-20 against West Indies

After narrowly losing out in the opening T20 match, rain ruined India’s chance of leveling the two-match series against the West Indies.  The final Twenty20 International was abandoned due to rain at Lauderhill, Florida on Sunday.

Although the rain lasted for less than half-hour but due to wet outfield the match had to be called off. West Indies, thus won the series 1-0.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni opted to bowl after winning the toss. Mohammed Shami struck early to remove last match’s centurion Evin Lewis with just 24 runs on the board. Despite the early setback, West Indies started off well scoring 50 for1 off the first 5 overs.

But after Amit Mishra dismissed Johnson Charles, the West Indies’ innings started to stutter. Losing crucial wickets at regular intervals West Indies ended their innings for 143 without even finishing their full quota of overs.

In reply, the Indian opening pair Rohit Sharma (10 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane (4 not out) took India to 16 in two overs before rain interrupted the play.

 

 

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