India posted a challenging total of 190/6 in the one-off Twenty20 International against West Indies at the Sabina Park here on Sunday. Dinesh Karthick was highest scorer for the visitors with 48 runs off 29 balls which included five boundaries and three sixes.
Pacers Jerome Taylor and Kesrick Williams were the most successful among the West Indies bowlers with figures of 2/31 and 2/36 respectively.
Asked to bat first, India were off to a good start with skipper Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan producing an opening stand of 64 runs in 33 balls.
Kohli, who smashed Williams for a six and a four off the first two balls of the sixth over, mistimed the very next delivery when the pacer delivered a slower ball for an easy catch to Sunil Narine at mid-on.
Dhawan was also dismissed just two balls later when there was a horrible piece of miscommunication between him and Rishabh Pant and Williams caught the former short of his crease with an excellent throw.
However, Pant and Karthick brought the innings back on track with an 86-run partnership in 59 balls.
The hosts struck back when Taylor removed Pant and Mahendra Singh with consecutive balls in the 17th over.
But Ravindra Jadeja 13 not out) and Ravichandran Ashwin (11 not out) delivered a strong finish to help India to a big total.
India: 190/6 in 20 overs (Dinesh Karthick 48; Jerome Taylor 2/31, Kesrick Williams 2/36) vs West Indies.
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