Lewis, Hetmyer hammer India as West Indies set 208-run target in first T20I

WION Web Team Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India Dec 06, 2019, 08.54 PM(IST)

Brandon King hits a shot against India in T20I at Hyderabad Photograph:( AFP )

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Shimron Hetmyer played the lead role in his 41-ball stay at the crease hitting two boundaries and four sixes before falling to Chahal's guile.

West Indies surged to 207/5 in the first T20 International against India powered by Erin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

India's captain Virat Kohli won the toss and put West Indies in to bat and reaped the riches as Lendl Simmons fell in the second over the innings to Chahar with the visitors on 13. However, after that Evin Lewis and Brandon King came together to stitch a 63-run partnership.

The West Indies batters were severe on offie Washington Sundar who gave away 34 runs in a 3-over spell claiming the wicket of Lewis who fell after scoring 40 in just 17 balls which included 3 sixes and four hits to the boundary.

Shimron Hetmyer played the lead role in his 41-ball stay at the crease hitting two boundaries and four sixes before falling to Chahal's guile for 56. Hetmyer fell in the 18th over after West Indies reached 172 for the loss of four wickets as the Indian bowling attack wilted.

Pollard came good in the latter half of the innings hitting a quickfire 37 in just 19 balls with one boundary and four sixes and was ably supported by Holder who scored 24 in 9 balls with one boundary and two sixes.

Medium pacer Deepak Chahar had a tough day in the office as the West Indies batsman feasted on his bowling as he gave away 56 in four overs.

Jadeja and Chahal kept a lid on the batsman picking up three wickets between them giving away 66 runs in their allotted 8 overs but West Indies batsmen managed to still cross the 200-run mark.

The visitor finished the last over ripping apart medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar who conceded 17 runs giving away a six and boundary as captain Virat Kohli dropped a sharp, running catch which eventually rolled over the boundary line.