Deepak Chahar produced a magnificent spell - finishing with 3-1-4-3 - before India crushed West Indies by seven wickets to seal the three-match T20 series 3-0 in Guyana on Tuesday (August 6). West Indies posted 146 courtesy a half-century from Kieron Pollard (58) but Virat Kohli (59) and Rishabh Pant (65*) helped the visitors cross the finishing line in 19.1 overs. Get highlights of West Indies vs India, 3rd T20 here (SCORECARD | CRICKET NEWS)
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Krunal Pandya (Player of the Series): "Quite satisfying. Played all three games. To contribute to winning way feels good. I am not thinking where I am playing, my main focus is to improve every day, every game."
Deepak Chahar (Player of the Match): "Atmosphere was good for swing bowling. Plan was to make the new ball move, and bowl full. Good weather helped. I didn't know I was going to bowl the new over, because Sundar was bowling in the early games. But weather and wicket was good so I enjoyed. Plan was to bowl outside off to left-handers, because they want to play towards midwicket. I tried to first assess how much swing there was, and then chose how to bowl - whether to deliver the inswinger or the outswinger. Once I noticed movement, I focused on the inswingers. If the ball comes inwards, then it's difficult for batsmen because there are more wicket-options like leg-before, bowled or caught behind."
00:28 hrs IST: SIX! That's it. Pant finishes it off in style. India complete a clean-sweep. Pant remains unbeaten on 65.
INDIA NEED 3 OFF 6
00:15 hrs IST: FOUR! Full from Cottrell, on leg, and Pant flicks it over short fine leg! Half-century for Pant. India are 129/2 after 17 overs, need 18 off 18.
00:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Flighted delivery from Narine, Kohli rocks back and hits it through square leg. Completes his half-century, first in the series and 21st overall. What a player! India are 120/2 after 16 overs, need 27 off 24. Pant 43*. Cottrell comes back into the attack.
00:06 hrs IST: SIX! Another full ball, this time from Paul, on middle, and Pant spanks it over extra cover. India are 109/2 after 15 overs, need 38 off 30. Kohli 47*, Pant 38*. Narine comes back into the attack.
00:02 hrs IST: FOUR! Full from Brathwaite, outside off, Kohli hits it nicely over extra cover for a boundary. 10 off the over. India are 95/2 after 14 overs, need 52 off 36. Kohli 41*, Pant 30*
23:56 hrs IST: SIX! Fullish delivery from Paul, Pant hits it over long-off for a maximum. India are 85/2 after 13 overs, need 62 off 42. Kohli 32*, Pant 29*
23:51 hrs IST: Another solid over from Narine, five off it. India are 76/2 after 12 overs, need 71 off 48. Kohli 30*, Pant 22*. Keemo Paul comes into the attack.
23:48 hrs IST: FOUR! Full from Brathwaite, outside off, Kohli leans forward and drives it through cover. Super shot! India are 71/2 after 11 overs, need 76 off 54. Narine to continue.
23:44 hrs IST: Good comeback from Narine. Only four off his second. India are 62/2 after 10 overs, need 85 off 60. Brathwaite comes into the attack.
23:40 hrs IST: Wonderful over from Allen, just four off it. India are 58/2 after 9 overs, need 89 off 66. Kohli 18*, Pant 16*
23:37 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Narine, Pant cuts it past the fielder at backward point for a boundary. Impressive! India are 54/2 after 8 overs, need 93 off 72. Kohli 16*, Pant 14*
23:33 hrs IST: Expensive over from Allen, 11 off it. India are 45/2 after 7 overs. Kohli 14*, Pant 7*. Sunil Narine comes into the attack.
23:30 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Thomas, Pant slices it over backward point for his first boundary of the day. India are 34/2 after 6 overs. Pant 6*, Kohli 4*
23:26 hrs IST: OUT! Flatter delivery from Allen, a bit quicker too, Rahul dances down the track to go for the big shot but misses and Pooran does his job behind the stumps. Rishabh Pant comes to the crease. India are 27/2 after 5 overs.
23:20 hrs IST: Satisfactory over from Thomas, six off it. India are 24/1 after 4 overs. Rahul 18*, Kohli 2*. Some spin now. Fabian Allen comes into the attack.
23:16 hrs IST: FOUR! Too short from Cottrell, down leg, Rahul just helps it to the third man boundary. India are 18/1 after 3 overs. Rahul 14*, Kohli 1*
23:11 hrs IST: OUT! Short ball from Thomas, on leg stump, Dhawan goes for the pull to the fine leg boundary but doesn't find the gap and Cottrell takes a simple catch at short fine leg. Virat Kohli comes to the crease. India are 10/1 after 2 overs.
23:03 hrs IST: SIX! Touch full from Cottrell, Rahul moves forward and creams it over long-off for a maximum. India are 6/0 after the first over. Oshane Thomas comes into the attack.
22:59 hrs IST: Time for India's chase. KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan are at the crease. Sheldon Cottrell to open the attack.
22:48 hrs IST: That's it. Sixteen runs off the final over. The Windies finish on 146/6. India would be happy with their performance but they can't afford to take the hosts lightly. We'll be back shortly with India's reply.
22:42 hrs IST: SIX! Full from Bhuvi, outside off, Allen hits it over long-on for a maximum. Nine off the over. West Indies are 130/6 after 19 overs. Powell 17*, Allen 7*. Saini to bowl the final six balls.
22:38 hrs IST: OUT! First wicket for Rahul in international cricket. Short ball, Brathwaite goes back and looks to power it over mid-wicket but gets the toe-end of the bat and miscues it straight to the fielder (Sundar) at long-on. Fabian Allen comes to the crease. West Indies are 121/6 after 18 overs. Bhuvi to bowl the penultimate over.
22:33 hrs IST: Extremely good over from Pandya, only five off it. He ends with 0/35. West Indies are 113/5 after 17 overs. Rahul Chahar comes back into the attack.
22:29 hrs IST: OUT! Pollard fails to read the slower ball. Full and the Windies No. 4 is through his drive too early. The ball goes past his defense. End of a fine innings! Second wicket for Saini. Carlos Brathwaite comes to the crease. West Indies are 108/5 after 16 overs.
22:24 hrs IST: SIX! A full toss from Pandya, Pollard smashes it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Brings up his half-century. Good over for the Windies, 16 off it. They are 100/4 after 15 overs.
22:19 hrs IST: OUT! Length ball from Saini, Pooran looks to run it down to third man, but gets a thick edge and Pant does the rest behind stumps. Rovman Powell comes to the crease. West Indies are 84/4 after 14 overs.
22:12 hrs IST: Fine over from Pandya, seven off it. West Indies are 80/3 after 13 overs. Pollard 43*, Pooran 17*. Saini comes back into the attack.
22:09 hrs IST: FOUR! Pollard does down on his knee and slog-sweeps this one to deep mid-wicket for a boundary. West Indies are 73/3 after 12 overs. Pollard 40*, Pooran 14*
22:06 hrs IST: SIX! Tossed up from Krunal, Pooran smokes it in the gap between deep mid-wicket boundary and wide long-off for a maximum. West Indies are 65/3 after 11 overs. Pollard 34*, Pooran 13*
22:02 hrs IST: SIX! Fuller delivery from Sundar, Pollard gets into position early and hammers it over wide long-on. Shot! 12 off the over. West Indies are 58/3 after 10 overs. Pollard 33*, Pooran 7*. Krunal Pandya comes into the attack.
21:58 hrs IST: SIX! Tossed up from Rahul, Pollard pummels it straight over the bowler for a maximum. In the arc, out of the park! Expensive over from the leggie, 13 off it. West Indies are 46/3 after 9 overs. Pollard 23*, Pooran 6*
21:55 hrs IST: Nice and tidy over from Sundar, just three off it. West Indies are 33/3 after 8 overs. Pollard 10*, Pooran 6*. Rahul again
21:50 hrs IST: Decent over from Rahul, six off it (plus two leg byes). West Indies are 30/3 after 7 overs. Pollard 9*, Pooran 5*. Washington Sundar comes into the attack.
21:46 hrs IST: Another magnificent over from Chahar, only one off it. West Indies are 22/3 after the end of Powerplay. Pollard 8*, Pooran 0*. The other Chahar - Rahul - comes into the attack.
21:42 hrs IST: SIX! Slightly full from Saini, Pollard hits it straight over the bowler for a maximum. Easy pickings! West Indies are 21/3 after 5 overs. Pollard 7*, Pooran 0*
21:38 hrs IST: OUT! Chahar on fire! Another one bites the dust. Pitched outside off to Hetmyer, nips in and hits the pad. Nicholas Pooran comes to the crease. West Indies are 14/3 after 4 overs. First change in bowling. Navdeep Saini comes into the attack.
21:33 hrs IST: OUT! Lewis has been adjudged LBW. He decides to review. Pitched on off and it comes back in to hit him on the front pad's knee roll. No inside edge and the UltraEdge confirms it. Kieron Pollard comes to the crease.
21:28 hrs IST: FOUR! Too short from Bhuvi, Lewis pulls it off his pads to the square leg boundary. First boundary of the innings. Costly over from the Indian, nine off it. West Indies are 13/1 after 3 overs. Lewis 10*, Hetmyer 1*
21:24 hrs IST: OUT! Touch short from Chahar, Narine looks to smack it over mid-on but gets only a toe end. Saini times his dive to his right well to complete a fine catch. What a start for India! Shimron Hetmyer comes to the crease. West Indies are 4/1 after 2 overs. Bhuvi to continue.
21:18 hrs IST: Lewis gets off the mark with a single towards mid-on. Excellent start from Bhuvneshwar. Gets the ball to move on multiple occasions. West Indies are 1/0 after the first over. Deepak Chahar comes into the attack.
21:14 hrs IST: Time for live action. Evin Lewis and Sunil Narine to open. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to begin proceedings.
21:10 hrs IST: The main cover is now off. There was a slight drizzle. We should be starting soon.
20:56 hrs IST: Playing XIs
West Indies: Sunil Narine, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Fabin allen
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini
20:48 hrs IST: India have won the toss and have opted to field. Rahul Chahar to make his debut.
Toss at 20:45 hrs IST. Match will start at 21:10 IST. No overs lost.
20:31 hrs IST: The inspection is on. We should have an update soon.
An inspection will take place at 11 AM local (20:30 IST)
20:01 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma and Carlos Brathwaite are having a chat with the umpires. Looks like Virat Kohli will be rested. Stay tuned for further updates.
Daren Ganga: "The outfield looks good around the 30-yard circle. Water content in the outfield outside the 30-yard circle is higher. Little bit of concern is the wind with dark clouds looming."
19:24 hrs IST: GOOD NEWS - It has stopped raining. The sun is out. Covers are being removed. We'll have a delayed start due to wet outfield.
19:10 hrs IST: It's raining currently in Guyana. The start could be delayed.
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WEATHER UPDATE - Thunderstorms are forecast in Georgetown, Guyana just before start of play.
18:20 hrs IST: WHAT THEY SAID -
Virat Kohli (India captain): "Starting with the new ball, the way [Washington] Sundar has bowled against guys who come hard at the ball, he's done a tremendous job."
Rovman Powell (Windies batsman): "We think this Indian team is beatable and it's just for us to string together good performances to show people that."
18:11 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to Outlook's live coverage of the third and final T20 between West Indies and India. Promises to be an exciting contest!
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