McCoy Stars As West Indies Beat India By 5 Wickets In 2nd T20I

Right-arm pacemaker In the second T20I, West Indies defeated India by five wickets to tie the five-match series.

Obed McCoy destroyed an Indian batting lineup with several famous players with astonishing career-best figures of 6 for 17.

India was bowled out for 138 in 19.4 overs on Monday after being sent into bat by McCoy, who had two devastating spells.

As opener Brandon King crushed 68 off 52 balls, the mark would never be a problem for the West Indies hitters. However, the hosts faltered in the latter stages until Devon Thomas’ unbeaten 31 off 19 balls clinched the victory for his side by smashing a six and a four off Avesh Khan.

A no-ball off the first delivery ruined India’s attempt to pull off a robbery. Arshdeep Singh delivered a nasty yorker to castle the dangerous Rovman Powell and set it up beautifully for Avesh to defend 10 runs.

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The Indians lost the initiative right away as they were sent in to bat in a match that was delayed by three hours owing to the delayed arrival of team uniforms when captain Rohit Sharma (0) was removed off the game’s first ball.

The Indians struggled to understand the speed and bounce of the Warner Park field throughout the innings as McCoy varied up his variations well during a career-best outing.

The uncomfortable rearing up caused by McCoy’s additional bounce removed the shoulder from his bat, and the short third-man sprung into action to eat the dolly.

Suryakumar Yadav (11) delivered one full, and the wide drive, which was haphazardly tried and had any discernible footwork, was only going to result in an edge and fall into the clutches of the wicketkeeper.

Rishabh Pant (24 off 12 balls) was terrific throughout his stay. A flip behind a deep square leg for a massive six from McCoy left everyone in amazement.

Behind fine leg, Odean Smith hit another six, but left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein dismissed him with a ball in which he changed the length, and the tiny turn was the difference in his demise. The fielder at deep mid-wicket received the poorly timed pull in his palms.

India only seemed to have a partnership when Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja attempted to revive the innings with a 43-run stand for the fifth wicket (31 off 31 balls and 27 off 30 balls, respectively).

After Smith successfully fielded Hardik’s powerful slap off a slow Jason Holder bouncer on his second try, McCoy returned for his second spell to quickly dispatch the lower middle order.

Slower deliveries misled Jadeja and Dinesh Karthik (#7), while Ravichandran Ashwin failed to capitalize on speed and bounce and was caught in the deep.

Holder took 2 for 23 as the last four Indian wickets went for 11 runs