IND vs WI, 1st T20: Kuldeep picks three as India limit Windies to 109-8

Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah (2R) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of West Indies cricketer Shimron Hetmyer. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 04, 2018, 08.03 PM (IST)

India need 110 runs to win the first T20 match of a three-match series against West Indies on Sunday.

Earlier India won the toss and invited Windies to bat first at Kolkata's Eden Gardens stadium and bowlers justified skipper Rohit Sharma's decision of bowling first.

At one point, the current World T20 champions were 28-3 inside five overs.

India's bowling unit made the difference for the team by taking early wickets to build pressure on the guests.

Krunal Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed, who made their T20I debut, got one wicket each.

Pandya got the big-hitting Kieron Pollard out for 14 with his left-arm spin to celebrate his first international wicket. 

Fabien Allen hit a 20-ball 27 in his first T20 game for the West Indies before falling to another debutant Khaleel.

While India's spin sensation Kuldeep Yadav, who returned impressive figures of 3-13, was the most economical bowler for his side with an impressive economy of 3.25.

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Playing XI:

West Indies: Rovman Powell, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Denesh Ramdin(w), Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Khary Pierre, Oshane Thomas

India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav

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Kuldeep returned impressive figures of 3-13 from his four overs with his left-arm wrist spin.

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