India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I Highlights: Obed McCoy takes six as West Indies beat India by five wickets, level series | Cricket News

BASETTERRE (ST KITTS): Paceman left arm Obed McCoy decimated a star-studded Indian batting team with sensational career numbers of 6 for 17 as West Indies tied the five-game series with a five-wicket victory in the second T20I here.
McCoy wreaked havoc in both of his spells as India, after being batted, swept for 138 in 19.4 overs on Monday.
Target was never going to be a problem for West Indies batters as fly-half Brandon King broke 68 of 52 balls, but the hosts stuttered during the back-end before Devon Thomas’ unbeaten 31-on-19 balls only seal it in favor of his team, hitting a six and a four on Avesh Khan.
It was Arshdeep Singh, who beat a deadly yorker to castle the dangerous Rovman Powell and set him up nicely for Avesh to defend 10 points, but a no-ball on the first delivery derailed the attempt. India to pull off a heist.
Batted in a game pushed back three hours due to the late arrival of the team’s kits, the Indians lost momentum early on as skipper Rohit Sharma (0) was sent off from the first delivery of the match.
Throughout the innings, the Indians were unable to gauge the pace and bounce of the Warner Park track, as McCoy mixed his variations well in a career-best stretch.
It was the extra bounce from McCoy who reared awkwardly off the shoulder of his bat and the short third man was in action to gobble up the cart.
Suryakumar Yadav (11) hit an audacious six on the cover, but McCoy threw a full one, and the vaguely tempted expansive player, without any palpable footwork, was only going to turn into an edge and land in the gloves of the wicket keeper.
Rishabh Pant (24 from 12 balls) was breathtaking during his stay and a deep square leg behind kick for a huge six on McCoy left everyone in awe.
There were six more on Odean Smith behind a thin leg, but left arm spinner Akeal Hosein represented him with a delivery in which he altered the length, and the slight bend brought him in. hands.
The only time India seemed to have a partnership was when Hardik Pandya (31 from 31 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja (27 from 30 balls) tried to resurrect the innings with a 43-run stand for the fifth wicket .
Once Hardik’s powerful slap on a slow Jason Holder bouncer was taken on second attempt by Smith, McCoy came back for his second spell to polish the lower middle order in a jiffy.
Jadeja and Dinesh Karthik (7) were brought down by slower deliveries while Ravichandran Ashwin failed to use the pace and bounce back to be caught deep.
India’s last four wickets have dropped for just 11 runs, with Holder taking 2 for 23.

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