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Live Cricket Score, India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I: Windies opt to bowl, Bhuvneshwar returns for India

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Live Cricket Score, India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma celebrates a wicket with Kuldeep Yadav

India vs Windies, 2nd T20I – Live Cricket Score:

Live Cricket Score, India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second T20 International match of the three-match series between India and West Indies at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, formerly known as Ekana International Cricket Stadium. The misery has seemed never-ending for the West Indies and India would look to ensure that the script doesn’t change when the two sides clash in Lucknow. India’s four-match T20 losing streak against the West Indies ended on Sunday in Kolkata. And in the penultimate game of what has been a disastrous tour for the visitors, India would be favourites to lock the series in their favour. India’s last win against the West Indies before Sunday came way back on March 23, 2014, in the World T20 in Bangladesh. Can India demolish Windies in Lucknow’s first-ever international match? Or will the visitors fight fire with fire? Stay tuned for live cricket from Lucknow. (LIVE SCORECARD) (LIVE STREAMING) (CLICK HERE TO GET IND VS WI LIVE UPDATES IN HINDI)

IND vs WI 2nd T20I LIVE UPDATES FROM LUCKNOW:

18.30 IST: West Indies win toss, opt to bowl against India in Lucknow. Hosts lead 3-match series 1-0.

18.20 IST: Here are the IND vs WI Squads for the T20Is.

India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem

West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (C), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (WK) Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas

18.05 IST: West Indies, on the other hand, would be desperate to get back to the winning ways. The shortest format is where they do well on a regular basis with their players plying their trade in T20 leagues around the globe as well as the Caribbean Premier League.

17.55 IST: Lucknow will be hosting its first international match at the newly-built Ekana stadium.

Brief Preview: Having failed to live up to their reputation in the shortest format, West Indies suffered a five-wicket loss to India in the first T20I of the three-match series in Kolkata on Sunday. Watching Rohit Sharma’s team victory in the low-scoring T20 match at Eden Gardens, one could expect to see an identical contest when the two sides clash again in the second contest at the Ekana International Cricket stadium, Lucknow, on Tuesday.

India have won the Test series 2-0 and ODIs 3-1 in an utterly lopsided fashion. On Sunday, the current World T20I champions were restricted to a paltry 109/8 by Rohit Sharma and Company.

Windies bowlers did well to reduce India to 54/4 at the halfway stage before seasoned stumper Dinesh Karthik (31 not out; 34 b, 3×4, 1×6) and debutant Krunal Pandya (21 not out; 9b, 3×4) got the home side over the line.

India’s last win against the West Indies before Sunday came was way back on March 23, 2014 in the World T20 in Bangladesh. (Read Full Match Preview)

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