India failed to level the T20I series against West Indies as the second T20I was abandoned due to wet outfield.
After a heartbreaking loss in the first T20I, the Indian team gave a clinical performance in the final match of the series and were looking all set to level the series before the rain intervened.
The Indian bowlers, who performed disastrously in the last match and conceded 245 runs, gave a much improved performance and dismissed the World T20 champions on 143 in 19.4 overs. West Indies openers, who batted brilliantly in the first T20, failed to provide a good start once again as Evin Lewis was dismissed for only 7. Johnson Charles was the highest scorer with 43 runs. Apart from no other batsmen could make a major contribution. Amit Mishra, who replaced Stuart Binny in this match, took 3 wickets for only 24 runs in his four overs. R Ashwin, Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets each.
The Indian team were on 15 for no loss by the end of the second over before the rain arrived. After some time the rains stopped but umpires called off the match die to poor conditions. No result from this match meant India lost the series by 1-0. As expected fans were disappointed with the turn of events and took to Twitter to express themselves. Here are some of the tweets:
— N Murali Krishna (@YoYoNmk) August 28, 2016
Shocker: Match called off due to wet outfield. India denied a sure-shot win. Again, no super sopper, no drainage #IndvsWI
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) August 28, 2016
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 28, 2016
Well..The next T20 International will take place on 26th Jan 2017 for India! Certainly will take a toll on rankings if we lose! #IndvsWI
— Shruti Sharma (@sharmashrutiii) August 28, 2016
— Sachin Umesh 🙂 (@magicumesh) August 28, 2016
— Prabhu 🏏 (@Cricprabhu) August 28, 2016
— HBD Nikhil Bhaiii! (@always_confusd) August 28, 2016
Seems Binny is taking revenge for being dropped by throwing water that he carries from the top of the stadium.#IndvsWI
— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) August 28, 2016
— VirushkaSlays♥ (@VkSana18) August 28, 2016
India Didn't Loss Any Series in 2016 When Yuvraj was Playing 👍👍
— Yuvi Hazel FC (@YuviHazelFC) August 28, 2016
— P₹@$@D (@cric_prasad) August 28, 2016
Cricket matches are slowly becoming Tata Sky. A hint of rain and it stops #IndvsWI
— Shashi (@AllTimeBakchod) August 28, 2016
We lost the match cuz of rain again rain washed our victory 😭
Like Test ranking#IndvsWI
— Anam_K♥ (@AnamGlam511) August 28, 2016
— Chennarapu Ranjith (@ranjith_jithu) August 28, 2016
46 BCCI officials went to see 62 overs of cricket.
— Sandeep Kadian (@GappistanRadio) August 28, 2016
Lost by 1 run after great batting then 40 min tech delay followed with good bowling then Rain came but history will say India lost series..
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) August 28, 2016
Why don't they host matches involving India in drought affected areas in Maharashtra? It's sure to rain when India plays #WIvsIND
— TheGoanPatiala (@TheGoanPatiala) August 28, 2016
Really should have gone up to Toronto and finished the game with Dada#IndvsWI
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) August 28, 2016