India vs West Indies Highlights, 3rd T20I: India sweeps series 3-0, takes top spot in ICC rankings

India vs West Indies Live Score: IND beat WI by 17 runs in the third and final T20I at Eden Garden in Kolkata to clinch the series 3-0 and send the tourist back winless on the tour.

Updated : Feb 20, 2022 23:16 IST , KOLKATA

India beat West Indies by 17 runs in the third T20I at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Friday to take the series 3-0.
India beat West Indies by 17 runs in the third T20I at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Friday to take the series 3-0.

India beat West Indies by 17 runs in the third T20I at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Friday to take the series 3-0.




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WI 167/9 in 20 overs: Thakur to Drakes. Wide and slow yorker outside off and beaten. WI needs 23 runs off five balls. FOUR! Drakes fetches a boundary with a powerful hit through the covers. 19 to win off four balls. OUT! Slower one, on off stump and Drakes ends up slicing it to Rohit at extra cover. Dominic Drakes c Rohit Sharma b Shardul Thakur 4(3b 1x4 0x6). 19 to win off three balls. Swing and a miss by Walsh but called WIDE. 18 to win off three balls. Another heave outside off and missed. 18 to win off two balls and that is the game for India. Bouncer to end things and India wins. India wins by 17 runs and takes the series 3-0. The Windies will go back winless on the tour.


WI 162/8 in 19 overs: Big over coming up. Harshal with the ball. Full-toss on leg and Shepherd misses the big hoick on leg side. Harshal wants the review for LBW and Rohit obliges. Ball missing leg stump and India loses another review. This shorter one is slapped hard over mid wicket and good work by Bishnoi in the deep to keep it to one. Allen swings and misses outside off. 28 to win off 9 ball. Just a single to mid wicket with the inner half of the bat. 27 to win off 8 balls. OUT! Shepherd went for a big heave outside off and Rohit takes a skier at extra cover. Romario Shepherd c Rohit Sharma b Harshal Patel 29(21b 1x4 3x6).FOUR! Allen ends the over with a boundary at fine leg.

WI 154/7 in 18 overs: Thakur with the ball. OUT! Pooran slices the ball high up and a good diving catch by Kishan. Nicholas Pooran c Ishan Kishan b Shardul Thakur 61(47b 8x4 1x6).FOUR! Room given outside off and Shepherd dabs behind to fetch a boundary at third man. Good bouncer next ball. Swing and miss outside off with a slower delivery and another dot. Thakur seemed interested for a caught behind but nobody else moved. WIDE! Back of length and floats away outside off. Shepherd pushes to cover and Kishan slips at the striker's end to miss an easy run out. Shepherd thumps the last one to long on for a single.

WI 148/6 in 17 overs: Avesh bowls out. Just a single to Shepherd with a wide yorker outside off. A couple to Pooran next ball at long off. FOUR! Length on offer outside off and swatted down the ground for a boundary. Good yorker outside off. Cramped him comprehensively. Yorker, this time on middle and leg and Pooran only manages a single with a bottom edge. SIX! Loose full-toss on middle and smashed by Shepherd over mid wicket. Game on!

WI 134/6 in 16 overs: Harshal slots it full and wide outside off and wide given. Single next ball by Pooran at long on. Another yorker on middle and Shepherd digs it out for just one. Driven through covers for a couple by Pooran and another fifty for him, off 39 balls. Third in a row and third in the series. FOUR! Full, hanging outside off and slashed behind point for a boundary. Wide outside off, slower one and just inside the tramline. Anothe slower one, closer to off stump and beaten.

WI 125/6 in 15 overs: Bishnoi bowls out. Cut away by Pooran outside off but just a single. Deepak Hooda, in for Deepak Chahar, almost made a mess of it. SIX! In the blockhole and Shepherd clears his front leg and clobbers it over long on. Next one is slightly shorter on off stump and defended back to the bowler. In the slot outside off and Venkatesh drops it at deep extra cover. He seems to have slipped in the deep. Misses the sweep off the last ball.

WI 116/6 in 14 overs: Avesh is back. Couple of dots to start with. Jags the second one into Shepherd to beat him outside off. A couple of singles to follow. SIX! Short on off stump line and Shepherd stands tall and pulls it over deep mid wicket. Slower one outside off and slapped back to Avesh for a dot.

WI 108/6 in 13 overs: Another googly drifting outside off and Pooran misses trying to cut off the backfoot. He got a bottom edge on it and a sharp opportunity missed by Kishan behind the stumps. Beaten again outside off. SIX! This one is fuller and closer to off stump and launched down the ground for a maximum. Extra bounce this time on the outside off googly and gets the better of Pooran once more. Short on leg this time and Pooran back away outside leg and slaps it through the covers for a couple. Beaten again outside off to end the over.

WI 100/6 in 12 overs: Harshal back into the attack. Chase takes off for a single at cover. Pooran dabs with open face straight to third man for a dot ball. Harshal getting some sawdust sprinkled from his bowling end under dewy conditions. Bunted to point for a quick single. A peach! Slow, nipped in and Chase is beaten! OUT! Yorked him, slower one and he is castled. Roston Chase b Harshal Patel 12(7b 2x4 0x6). Shepherd, the new man, flicks it to mid wicket for a dot ball.

WI 98/5 in 11 overs: Swing and a miss outside off first ball. OUT! Outside off to Holder, and Venkatesh asks him to fetch it from there. Holder clubs it straight to long on. Chase heaves his first one to Shreyas again at long on and a good stop to keep it to two. FOUR! Fortuitous boundary! Chase gets an inside to run away to the third man boundary. FOUR! Driven outside off and Chase gets an outside edge this time and past a diving keeper. Single to end the over.

WI 87/4 in 10 overs: Thakur returns. Thumped to deep mid wicket by Pooran for one. Cross-seam delivery to Holder and he gets a leading edge that goes between cover and point for one. A couple of dots as Pooran can't get it away outside off. Finally gets one with a slash outside off. Full-toss, flicked to long on for a single to end the over and Holder keeps strike.

WI 83/4 in 9 overs: Venkatesh with the ball. Pooran pulls to deep mid wicket for one. FOUR! Decked in again outside off, climbed onto him, Pollard was cramped for room and got a top edge on the pull to run away for four at fine leg. OUT! Pollard holes out. Full outside off and Pollard chips it to the man in the deep. The bat turned in his hand and he ended up almost slicing it to deep cover. Pooran guides with open face to short third for a single. Holder the new man in. Taps on the off side first ball for a dot. Good stop by Gaikwad at point to end the over with a dot.

WI 77/3 in 8 overs: Bishnoi to Pollard. Pitched up on off and defended back. LBW appeal next ball but it struck him outside off stump. Wide down leg. Another wide ball down leg side. Turned away with the turn to square leg for a single. Spinning away outside off and Pooran punches to mid off for one. Loud LBW appeal and not given! Rohit reviews it. It was tossed up on off stump and came in sharply to beat Pollard paddle sweep. Impact is outside off and India loses the review. Cramped for room and Pollard tucks it to square leg for a dot ball.

WI 73/3 in 7 overs: Harshal into the attack. FOUR! Short, on leg and another pull and another four for Pooran on the on side. Slower one next up, sliding away from off stump and beats Pooran's outside edge. Another short ball on leg but the pull goes finer this time and single to Pooran. Close chance and missed! Powell pops it straight but too far wide of Harshal. OUT! Gone next ball. Short outside off and Powell skies it high with top edge and a great take by Thakur at fine leg. Rovman Powell c Shardul Thakur b Harshal Patel 25(14b 2x4 2x6). Pooran cuts straight to point to end the over.

WI 68/2 in 6 overs: Bishnoi slides onto the pads first ball and Powell bunts it over mid wicket for one. Wide and quick googly outside off to Pooran and is beaten trying to cut. Similar delivery and slashed hard for just one. Full outside off and drilled down the ground and a goo effort at mid off by Siraj to keep it to one. FOUR! Another wide googly and Pooran finds the boundary this time on the cut. Single to end the over.

WI 60/2 in 5 overs: SIX! Length offered by Thakur on the pads and Powell swivels and pulls it over deep fine leg. FOUR! Drifted on the pads again and put away behind the keeper. Poor start by Thakur. Full and wide outside off and he will need to reload that one again. Short and top-edged by Powell over the bowler for two runs. FOUR! Gift outside off on a length and Powell clubs it over extra cover for another boundary. Slower one, Powell steers it to third man and a good stop inside the ring to keep it to one.

WI 42/2 in 4 overs : Avesh continues. Pooran takes a single at square leg. Powell guides with open face straight to point for dot. Powell misses a flourishing flick on the leg to collect one leg-bye. FOUR! Length outside off and pulled away by Pooran through mid wicket region. Edged next one, short of first slip. FOUR! Too straight and length again; put away by Pooran to the mid wicket fence.

WI 32/2 in 3 overs: FOUR! Hope finds the boundary off his first ball. Short from Chahar outside off and checks his pull shot past mid on. FOUR! Full and drifting into pads, flicked to the deep mid wicket boundary. Good comeback! Some in-swing and it gets Hope's inside half of the bat to roll in front of him. OUT! Edged behind again. Got it to move away from a length on off stump and a feather to the keeper. Powell beaten first ball outside off! Swinging away again and goes under his bat. Chahar pulls out of his run-up and he is in trouble. The physio is out and it doesn't look good for him. Seems to have pulled his hip flexor. He is walking off the field. Venkatesh will complete his over. SIX! Full on middle and flicked by Powell with ease over mid wicket.

WI 18/1 in 2 overs: Avesh Khan bowls his first over in international cricket. FOUR! Back of a length outside off and Pooran slapped it past extra cover for a boundary. Fuller and room outside off, driven to mid off for two. FOUR! Width again outside off and Pooran flays it over point. 10 runs off three balls and not the start Avesh would have wanted. Beaten! Slower one on middle and leg, on a length and beats Pooran's attempted pull. Wide outside off. Beaten! Fuller and closer to off stump and Pooran is beaten trying to swing. Defended to the bowler from the crease.

WI 7/1 in 1 over: Just short of mid on first ball and they scamper for a couple. Mayers look to launch a full one on off stump over the inner-circle. Beaten! Swing and a miss outside off. Straight on, Mayers misses the attempted flick and given! Mayers goes straight up. No bat involved. But it misses the stumps, going over middle stump. Mayers survives. FOUR! Pitched up outside off and thumped down the ground for a boundary. OUT! Big appeal for caught behind and umpire is unmoved. Rohit reviews immediately. It shaped away from a full length on middle and went past Mayers outside edge. Yes there is an edge and gone! Kyle Mayers c Ishan Kishan b Deepak Chahar 6(5b 1x4 0x6). Pooran takes a single off his first ball and keeps strike.

Kyle Mayers and Shai Hope will begin the chase for the Windies. Deepak Chahar with the new ball.


IND 184/5 in 20 overs: Shepherd bowls the last over. Wide down leg to begin. SIX! Over-pitched, in the slot and slogged over long off. That brings up his fifty off just 27 balls. Single next ball after pulling to deep mid wicket. Full and pitching outside leg, Venkatesh inside edges for one. SIX! Full-toss on middle and punished with a wristy flick over fine leg for six more. Some very ordinary bowling here from the Windies but nothing to take away from some brilliant stroke-making by this duo. SIX! And they keep coming. In the slot again and Suryakumar blazes this away off his willow over long off again. OUT! Full-toss drifting down leg and Surya flicks it straight to deep square leg. Suryakumar Yadav c Rovman Powell b Romario Shepherd 65(31b 1x4 7x6).

IND 163/4 in 19 overs: Drakes to bowl the penultimate over. Short and wide outside off and Suryakumar looses his balance a bit slapping it to deep point for two. SIX! Another cheeky shot for a maximum. Full outside off and sliced it over third man. Full-toss on middle and digs it out for just one. FOUR! Width outside off stump and Venkatesh waits for the slower one and chips it over point. FOUR LEG-BYES! It goes off Venky's boot as he shuffles across off stump looking to lap it behind to fine. FOUR! Full-toss and drilled down the ground to bring to an end a 21-run over.

IND 142/4 in 18 overs: Holder to bowl his third. Single for Venkatesh to start the over. Big wide going down leg. Wide again down leg side. Yorker on leg stump and Surya misses it. He misses another leg side yorker and collects one leg-bye. Venkatesh steps out, Holder keeps it away from him outside off and he misses. SIX! Deft and delectable! Length on middle and Venkatesh shuffles across to off and sweeps it behind. Full and wide, slower one and misses.

IND 132/4 in 17 overs: Shepherd back to bowl his third. Pace off outside off and driven by Venky for one on the side. Slower one again on the leg and worked away on the on side for one more. FOUR! Gliding down leg side and Venky flicks it behind very fine. SIX! Short stuff on leg and pulled with verve over square leg for a maximum. India getting a move on here. Chipped over the infield on the off for a single. FOUR! Length outside off and slapped to the long off fence.

IND 115/4 in 16 overs: SIX! What a shot! Slog sweeps pacer Drakes over deep fine leg for six runs. He moved his front foot across to off stump and scooped/swept this with audacity. A short break here as it takes some time to retrieve the ball. Length outside off, going across and driven slightly uppishly for a single at deep point. FOUR! Full and middle and off and beautifully cover-driven for a boundary. Wide outside off. Drakes under pressure. Beaten! Slower one on a length outside off; it nipped in a bit to beat Venky's jab. FOUR! Too full again and room outside off offered. Venky drives through covers for another boundary. Similar ball again but the drive fetches just one this time.

IND 98/4 in 15 overs: Allen into the attack. Surya collects a single at deep point with a cut. Tossed up, spinning in and Venkatesh misses at it thuds onto his front pad. Loud appeal for LBW but not given. Pollard review and there is a faint nick on it and review lost. Suryakumar punches off the backfoot and over mid off for a single. Venkatesh dig this one to deep point for one more. Suryakumar steers to short third man for a dot. Single to end the over.

IND 93/4 in 14 overs: Dominic Drakes brings pace back onto the ball. Three singles to start the over. Rohit is beaten outside off trying to slash. OUT! Rohit is cleaned up! Length on leg stump, Rohit steps out to chip on the off and misses. Venkatesh the new man in. Beaten outside off first ball and end of over.

IND 90/3 in 13 overs: SIX! Walsh tosses it up on leg and Suryakumar clear his front foot and smashes it over deep mid wicket. A couple of singles to follow. Shorter outside off and SKY thumps it straight to mid off. A single and dot to end the over. Rohit missed the sweep off the last ball

IND 81/3 in 12 overs: Chase bowls out. Full and middle and leg and Suryakumar nudges it to mid wicket for a single. Rohit too flicks but finds the short mid wicket fielder. Clipped behind square for one next ball. Just three runs from the over and another brilliant spell from Chase comes to an end. One for 23 in four overs.

IND 78/3 in 11 overs: Rohit and Suryakumar nudge Walsh around for four singles off the first four balls. SIX! Dragged his length back a bit, pitched on middle and Suryakumar pulls with disdain and over the mid wicket rope for the first maximum of the day. Single to deep point next ball. Dot to end the over.

IND 68/3 in 10 overs: Kishan drives the first one straight back to Chase. Pulled off the backfoot for a single through mid wicket. Rohit is off the mark with a flick through the on side for one. OUT! Bowled him! Kishan went for the pull again but was too early into the shot and missed. Suryakumar comes in and clips the first one to fine leg for a single. One more for Rohit to end the over.

IND 64/2 in 9 overs: Shreyas takes two with a flick through deep mid wicket. OUT! Shreyas looks to smash this tossed up delivery but ends up getting a top edge to long off. Shreyas Iyer c Jason Holder b Hayden Walsh 25(16b 4x4 0x6). Rohit comes in at No.4. Kishan hands him the strike with a single at long off. A couple of dots to end the over.

IND 61/1 in 8 overs: Chase to Kishan. He inside edges it for a couple at square leg. One more at long off. FOUR! Full and Shreyas picks it up between long on and deep mid wicket for a boundary. One bounce four! Flicked to short fine for a single. Kishan caresses this off the backfoot for a single at deep point. Another single to square leg to end the over.

IND 51/1 in 7 overs: Spin from both ends as leg spinner Walsh comes on. Shreyas punches off the backfoot for a single. Dropped! Kishan smacked this one straight to Walsh and he floors it. It was hit very hard but Walsh should have held on to it. A couple of singles to follow. FOUR! Tossed up in the blockhole and Kishan thumps it down the ground for four runs. 50 up with that in 6.5 overs.  Sliced through the off side for a single at deep point.

IND 43/1 in 6 overs: The Chase test up next for Kishan. Kishan collects a couple through mid wicket. Kishan punches this length ball through mid wicket again for a single. Fuller on the pads and Shreyas turns it away to square leg for one. Full-toss outside off but Kishan's heave bullets straight to mid off; only one. Shreyas takes a single at mid on to end the over.

IND 37/1 in 5 overs: FOUR! Shreyas drives down the ground with sublime timing. A real gift for Shreyas; pitched up and full. FOUR! Uppish drive through covers and two back to back boundaries. LBW appeal next ball but not given. A slower one outside off and completely deceived Shreyas. The bat brushed the pad and that was what had the keeper and bowler interested. Shreyas taps on the off for a quick single. Wide outside off and Kishan reaches out desperately. Quick single to end the over.

IND 27/1 in 4 overs: FOUR! Kishan comes down the track to Shepherd and flays this through covers for a boundary. FOUR! Full outside off and Kishan drives this with authority through the covers again. FOUR! Kishan swipes outside off and gets a thick outside edge that runs away past short third man. Beaten! Shaping away and slower and Kishan misses trying to carve it behind.

IND 15/1 in 3 overs : Holder continues. Full and swinging away and beats Kishan. He taps the next one on leg for one. OUT! Gaikwad gets a leading edge to third man. Shreyas is in at three. Kishan gets another leg-bye on leg side. Shreyas edges first ball but just short of slip. Holder gets it to move away from him. FOUR! Shreyas smashes the next one over mid on for four.

IND 9/0 in 2 overs: Gaikwad cuts a length ball on off from Shepherd and a spectacular stop by Allen at point. Definitely saved four runs there. FOUR! Little fuller and room outside off and Gaikwad finds the gap through Allen and Walsh this time. Gaikwad steps out and misses. This one shaped quite a bit off a length on off stump to deceive him. Tapped to point off the backfoot to end the over.

IND 5/0 in 1 over: Holder to Gaikwad first ball. Full on the pads, drifting down leg and one leg-bye to start with. Kishan starts off with defending back to the bowler. Drives the next one to mid off for another dot. FOUR! Pitched up on the pads and Kishan flicks it off his hips to the fine leg boundary. Couple of dots to end the over. Five runs from the first over.

Kishan and Gaikwad are in the middle to open the batting. The Windies players take a knee while the Indians have their hands over their hearts. Ajit Agarkar rings the bell ahead of the start of play.

18:50 IST: With Rohit confirming Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad will open the batting, it will be interesting to see where the skipper comes to bat. Also, will the new opening pair continue India's attacking approach in the PowerPlay?


India Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi.

West Indies Playing XI: Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, Dominic Drakes.

TOSS : Pollard has won the toss and West Indies will have a bowl first again.

PITCH REPORT: The same pitch as the second T20I to be used today. Dew will again be a factor. Overcast conditions but rain will keep away.

18:18 IST: Avesh Khan is set to make his international debut and looks like Rohit Sharma has set in motion the preparation of the T20 World Cup to be held later this year in Australia. 


18:12 IST: Live visuals show Ruturaj Gaikwad warming up with fielding practice. Will he finally get a game today?

A first glimpse of the wicket at Eden Gardens


17:58 IST: Rohit Sharma receives a thunderous reception from the Eden Gardens crowd as the skipper steps onto the field.

17:54 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal is in playing gear, unlike others, so he is likely to start today.

17:49 IST: Covers have come off at Eden Gardens after forecast of evening showers. Mohammed Siraj and Shreyas Iyer are seen on training at the ground our reporter Santadeep Dey informs us. Venkatesh Iyer is rolling his arm over as well.


The West Indies, come Sunday, will hope to take back home at least one happy memory from what has been a rather forgettable tour of India.

To be sure, Rovman Powell and vice-captain Nicholas Pooran almost took the visitor across the finish line with a century partnership in the previous fixture, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel's smart ploy of mixing up deliveries and bowling wide yorkers at the death ensured India extended its winning streak to eight Twenty20 Internationals.

Eden Gardens' super soppers, however, may be put to the test during the third T20I, with weathermen predicting a 40 per cent possibility of showers and early thunderstorms. The dew has bothered bowlers in the second innings and thus, the toss on a cold and wet Kolkata evening will be crucial once again. FULL PREVIEW

- Santadeep Dey


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