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India lead the three-match series 1-0.

Match called off; India clinch series

This was coming. It's pouring down here and there's no way to get a match going here in the near future. That means West Indies fall short by 22 runs on the DLS sheet. India have clinched the T20I series. They will take an unbeatable 2-0 lead going into Guyana for the third and final T20I.

Update: Lightning strikes

The official word is there's lightning in the area, hence the precaution, as dictated by the laws of the land. In any case, it's started raining now and the scene looks a bit gloomy.

Covers coming on...

It had gotten very windy and overcast. It's gotten really dark now and the covers come on and the players go off. West Indies are 98/4. The par score is 120.

Hang around for more updates.

Krunal double dent!

By the combined forces of a live-blogger's curse and a very good delivery from Krunal Pandya (more latter than the former), Rovman Powell's innings has come to an end! There was dip and drift for the India spinner and Powell was drawn forward by it. He didn't play the line correctly though, and ended up getting trapped in front, falling for a 34-ball 54. Earlier in the same over, Nicholas Pooran went for an almighty heave but Manish Pandey showed excellent boundary line catching skills - one that they practice for hours these days. West Indies are four down and now need 79 off the last 36 balls. Can Kieron Pollard and/or Shimron Hetmyer take their side home here?

Fifty for Powell!

Rovman Powell is keeping West indies' hopes of achieving series parity alive here. He's got to a swift 30-ball 50, and more importantly, he has forged an alliance with Nicholas Pooran - the very impressive youngster - to keep their side alive in this chase. Game on? Looks like it.

Narine flops as an opener: Narine steps out to the offspinner to hoick and misses completely. too early onto his shot. The ball crashes into the mid pole and West Indies lose their second opener as well. Washington opens his account.

BREAKTHROUGH: Bhuvneshwar pulls off a stunner of a return catch in his follow through and West Indies have lost the wicket of Evin Lewis cheaply.

Back on. Washington Sundar will start the proceedings. Narine on strike.

Three sixes in the final over off Paul - two of them back to back by Krunal - and India have bagged 20 off the final over to post a strong total of 167/5 on the board.

Textbook yorker and Kohli's middle stump goes cartwheeling! Indian skipper falls for 23-ball 28 and must be really disappointed with himself! Good period for West Indies here - three wickets in the space of four overs, and all important ones.

Pant's poor form continues: Gone for a first-ball duck yesterday, departs for a 5-ball 4 today. Short and outside off, Pant seemed indecisive and ends up top-edging it straight to Pollard at third man. Nothing shot, really. Wasted opportunity, yet again. Manish Pandey is the new man in.

WICKET: Oshane gets the big fish! Rohit has been in ominous form and West Indies are delighted with this wicket. Slower delivery, wide outside off. Rohit fetches and goes for a wild heave but miscues. The ball was in the air for a long time and Hetmyer at cover back pedals and completes a well-judged catch. Job well done! Here's Pant.

FIFTY: Rohit has just carried his good form from the World Cup into this series as well. Pulls Narine for a six and a ball later takes a single to complete his half-century, off just 40 balls. And another ball later, he survives a tough chance that's put down at deep midwicket. 17th T20I fifty for him!

Paul to the rescue! India were running away after a brisk start but Keemo Paul has bowled Dhawan to set India back. The left-hander goes for a mighty swipe across the line and misses completely. Here's Kohli.

Rohit leads the way: India are off to a brisk start in the powerplay! 52 without loss in the first six - proving their skipper Kohli right, who anticipated the ball to come on nicely in the first half. Rohit has done the bulk of damage here - 36 off 27 balls.

Okay then, here we go. Rohit and Dhawan take their positions. Oshane Thomas has the new ball.

Playing XIs:

West Indies have left out John Campebell and Brathwaite confirms Sunil Narine will open! Khary Pierre comes into the playing XI, meanwhile.

TOSS: India win the toss and opt to bat! Yeah, you read that right. Kohli feels the pitch is only going to get slow as the day progresses, and hence the decision. The wicket does look a little better. Carlos isn't too unhappy with having to bowl first. India are unchanged.

Toss coming up in a few moments from now.

After their loss in the series opener, skipper Carlos Brathwaite spoke about where West Indies lost the plot.

STAR PERFORMER: The highlight for WI though was the return of Kieron Pollard, who hit a typical 49 out of their 95!

Welcome back!

India and West Indies began the post-World Cup life with a low-scoring game in Miami, with Navdeep Saini-led bowling unit restricting the "hosts" to a sub-par 95 on a tacky wicket that had remained under covers in the lead up to the game. India then took their own sweet time to complete the chase, and lost six wickets on the way. Cottrell, Paul and Narine all picked two apiece. India lead the three-match series 1-0, and today is the last of their two games in Miami.

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