World T20 Champions West Indies have defeated India in the first twenty20 match of two-match series in Lauderhill, USA. In a close encounter, Caribbean team registered 1 run victory over Men in Blue in a high run chasing total of 245. Two batsmen smashed centuries in this t20 game played at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground.
In the last over of match, India was required 8 runs to score to win the game and two set batsmen MS Dhoni and Lokesh Rahul were on the crease. But both batsmen failed to score the runs and shortened by 1 run to lead the side towards victory. Rahul slammed his first ever twenty20 international hundred in 44 balls while opener Rohit Sharma made 62 runs to set the platform on which Rahul and Dhoni built Indian hopes to win the game.
Before this, Indian skipper MS Dhoni won toss and chose to field first. West Indies got flying start and both openers Johnson Charles and Evin Lewis built 126 runs partnership for first wicket in first 10 overs. Lewis scored brilliant 100 in 49 balls and was awarded man of the match.
Toss: India won toss and chose to bowl
West Indies innings: 245 runs in 20 overs for 6 wickets (Lewis-100, Charles-79)
India innings: 244 runs in 20 overs for 4 wickets (Rahul-110*, Rohit-62)
Result: West Indies won by 1 run
Man of the match: Evin Lewis (West Indies)