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2nd T20I: India eye another series win over Windies

File photo of Indian Cricket team. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India Nov 06, 2018, 01.08 PM (IST)

After an easy victory in the first ODI, Indian cricket team would aim to seal the three-match T20I series when they host the Windies for the 2nd match today at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

India registered a five-wicket victory against the tourists at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. From nine encounters between 2011 and 2018, India now trail the Windies 3-5 in their T20I head-to-head record. 

Rohit Sharma, who is leading the side in absence of regular captain Virat Kohli, failed to score big in the opening match.

Besides Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan (3), KL Rahul (16), Rishabh Pant (1), and Manish Pandey (19) could not perform with the bat.

Dinesh Karthik played a calculated 34-ball 31 and strung together an unbeaten 27-run partnership with Krunal Pandya, helping India to have a winning start to the T20I series.

On the bowling front, Kuldeep Yadav, adjudged man of the match, ended the match with figures of 3/13 from his four overs, while left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed (1/16) and debutant Krunal Pandya (1/15) were economical.

The Windies, on the other hand, would be desperate to notch up a win against the hosts.