West Indies chased down the target of 171 against India in the second T20I at Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday to level the three-match series 1-1. Batting first, India scored 170 for 7 with Shivam Dube hitting 54 off 30 balls and Rishabh Pant contributing an unbeaten 33 off 22.
The last five overs in the Indian innings produced only 38 runs and West Indies were able to compensate for the 13 wides and two no-balls that they bowled during the evening. Kesrick Williams after getting subjected to humiliation from Virat Kohli, came back well with figures of 2 for 30 in four overs including the prized scalp of the Indian captain (19 of 17 balls). There were no 'Notebook Celebrations' but just a quiet 'finger on lips' this time around.
In reply, Lendl Simmons scored an unbeaten 67 off 45 balls and Nicholas Pooran scored 38 off 18 balls to finish the chase in 18.3 overs. The win also ended West Indies' seven-T20I losing streak against India, which had started on November 4, 2018. The series decider will take place on December 11 (Wednesday) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.