IND vs WI 3rd T20: India defeated the West Indies by 7 wickets in the third T20I match on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. They are now 1-2 against WI, with two matches remaining.
Suryakumar Yadav was the star of the show for India, scoring 83 runs off 44 balls. He was well supported by Tilak Varma, who made 49 not out off 37 balls. India chased down the West Indies’ total of 159 with ease, reaching the target in 17.5 overs.
For the West Indies, Rovman Powell top-scored with 40 runs off 19 balls. He was the only batsman to make a significant contribution, as the rest of the batting lineup struggled. Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for India, taking 3 wickets for 28 runs.
The fourth T20I match will be played on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at the Broward County Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The winner of the series will be crowned the T20I champions.
Here are some of the key highlights from the match:
- Suryakumar Yadav scored his third T20I fifty, and his second in the series. He was in blistering form, hitting 83 runs off 44 balls, including 7 fours and 3 sixes.
- Tilak Varma played a patient innings, scoring 49 not out off 37 balls. He put on a crucial 87-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav for the third wicket.
- Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for India, taking 3 wickets for 28 runs. He bowled with good control and variation, and was able to extract turn off the surface.
- Rovman Powell top-scored for the West Indies with 40 runs off 19 balls. He hit 2 fours and 3 sixes, but he was the only batsman to make a significant contribution.
The victory was a much needed one for India, who had lost the first two matches of the series. It also helped them level the series and keep their hopes of winning the title alive. The fourth match will be a crucial one, and both teams will be looking to win it and take a 3-1 lead in the series.