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That's all from us folks! Plenty of action left in the series. Until next time then ...
India complete 3-0 series sweep
Deepak Chahar produced a sensational spell - ending with 3-1-4-3 - before India thrashed West Indies by seven wickets. West Indies posted 146 after a half-century from Kieron Pollard but Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant eased the visitors past the target in 19.1 overs.
After the early morning rain delayed proceedings, Kohli had no hesitation sticking West Indies in and saw Chahar make merry. Sunil Narine, woefully out of touch, slogged the fifth ball of the second over to mid-on to give India an opening. Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer were the next two to go as the pacer trapped them plumb in front with inswingers. Chahar's were the second-most economical figure for India after Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 3-0-3-0 against West Indies in Mirpur in 2014.
At 14 for 3, West Indies were in whole lot of trouble. Pollard counter-attacked and transferred the pressure back on India as the spinners took the hit. Washington Sundar and Rahul Chahar struggled to settle in as Pollard used his muscle power to power West Indies ahead. Pollard and Nicholas Pooran (17) scored 66 for the fourth wicket and took the score to 80 in 13 overs.
It was Navdeep Saini who broke the door again as he first had Pooran caught behind and then landed the body blow by bowling Pollard. West Indies, from there on, kept struggling for momentum and were kept in check till the last over. Rovman Powell smashed two sixes in the last over - against Saini - to give the bowlers a fighting chance.
India made a poor start when Shikhar Dhawan pulled a short ball to short fine-leg. KL Rahul, in for the rested Rohit Sharma, looked restless and threw his bat around at everything before falling for 20 off 18. He charged down the track and was stumped against Fabian Allen but replays confirmed he also managed to pick up an inside edge. Kohli and Pant adopted the measured approach and brought the equation down to 85 off the last ten. From there on, it was a mauling as both bullied the West Indies bowlers into submission.
Fifty for Rishabh!
It's a trademark stand-and-flick from the left-hander, bringing a lot of wrist-work into play. There's no protection behind square in the deep and the ball runs away to the fence. A 37-run 50 for the young man.
India cruising as Kohli gets another fifty
By his chasing standards, this barely qualified as a challenge. But the outfield isn't the best and Kohli is not a renowned six hitter. But he's stuck to his game and controlled the chase incredibly well. Now gets to his 21st T20I half-century - joint-most with Rohit Sharma. India need under 7 runs from over in the final five.
10 overs done - India 62 for 2 and need 85 in the last ten.
A shocker of an innings from KL Rahul. Looked like he wasn't interested in staying out. Kept throwing his bat at everything. Charged down the track and missed the delivery from Allen. Stumped with ease.
India 27 for 2
Short and on the pads. Pulled to short midwicket by the India opener. Oshane Thomas gets the wicket.
India 10 for 1
Rahul and Dhawan out to open. Cottrell with the ball and we are all set ...
West Indies 146 for 6
Enough on this track? Not really you'd think. But the outfield is very slow and the track has something in it for the bowlers. Pollard did his bit with a half-century but India pulled things back in the last five overs. Powell did the damage in the last over with two sixes to give the bowlers a fighting chance.
Dragged down and smashed to long-on. Rahul Chahar gets his first T20I wicket and Brathwaite has thrown it away. A wicket but not before he's been hit a bit.
West Indies 120 for 6
Saini gets Pollard
Full, fast and straight. Easy. Pollard is late into the shot and losses his pole.
West Indies 105 for 5
50 for Pollard
He missed one in the first T20I but gets there with a six this time. A half-century off 40 balls.
West Indies 90 for 4
Pooran falls just when it seemed West Indies had it all together. Angled across the left-hander and the outside edge lands with Pant.
West Indies 80 for 4
10 overs done
Three early wickets but Pollard has counter-attacked to get West Indies going. He's put pressure on the Indian spinners and has raced to 33 off 26.
West Indies 58 for 3
Powerplay done - West Indies 22 for 3 and Rahul Chahar, the debutant, to bowl now.
Another lbw for Deepak Chahar. Full and straight. Nips in and takes out Hetmyer this time. India on top and West Indies in whole lot of trouble.
West Indies 14 for 3
Two for Chahar
Lewis wastes a review. Full and swinging in. Lewis walked across to flick and missed that one. Three reds as the ball crashes into the middle of middle stump.
West Indies 13 for 2
Deepak Chahar gets the first wicket. He got the ball to go both ways and kept troubling Narine. Swings in this time and the opener wanted to clear mid-on. Doesn't connect and easy catch for Saini.
West Indies 4 for 1
The players are out there. Bhuvneshwar to start with the ball. Narine and Lewis to open.
TOSS - India opt to field. Rohit rested. Debut for Rahul Chahar. KL Rahul comes in.
West Indies: Sunil Narine, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thoma
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
Update - We are looking at an 1140am local time start. That's 9.10pm IST. Kohli too having a chat now with the umpires. No overs lost.
The players are out there warming up. We should have news about toss soon ...
Team news - It's likely Kohli has decided to rest today. Umpires having a chat with Rohit and Brathwaite. Next inspection on 830pm IST.
The rain has stopped and the covers are off. Toss delayed for now.
Weather update - It's raining at the moment.
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