match report
Grand finale expected on Sunday as T20I Series heads to a decider

Grand finale expected on Sunday as T20I Series heads to a decider

West Indies v India

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Fourth T20 International

Venue: Broward County Stadium, Florida

Toss: West Indies won the toss and batted

Result: India won by 9 wickets

Series: Tied 2-2


It will be a final showdown on Sunday in the series decider after India’s batsmen secure a comfortable victory on Saturday. Led by openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill, the visitors easily reached their target of 179 as Jaiswal hit an unbeaten 84 to earn the Player-of-the-Match award, and Gill made 77 on a placid surface.

West Indies won the toss and decided to bat and were led by Shimron Hetmyer who played some handsome strokes in a brilliant 61 to lead West Indies to 178-8 from their allocation of 20 overs. The left-hander faced 39 balls and smashed three fours and four sixes in a hour of entrainment for the fans.

Hetmyer and Shai Hope, playing for the first time in the series, stabilised the innings with a stand of 49 for the fifth wicket, after the hosts were in trouble at 57-4 in the seventh over. Hope made 45 off 41 balls with three fours and two sixes before he was caught in the deep off leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the 13th over.

West Indies were again in trouble to 123-7 in the 16th over. However, Hetmyer then found his hitting range and dominated the final five overs to reach his 50 from 35 balls and help the home team gather 57 in the final phase of the innings.

The win for India levels the series 2-2 and sets up a grand finale on Sunday at the same venue, after West Indies won the first T20I by four runs at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad, and the second T20I by two wickets at the National Cricket Stadium in Guyana. India rebounded and won the third T20I by seven wickets last Tuesday in Guyana.

“Both teams have played really good cricket to reach 2-2,” West Indies captain Rovman Powell said. “Sunday is like a final, and in a final, I will back West Indies every time. Hopefully, we can come out on top.”

First ball on Sunday is 10:30am (9:30am Jamaica).