Lokesh rahul, one of the rising stars creates a record of 110 not out in the first t20 match against west indies at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground.
MS dhoni luck always works for team india , but this time the luck of indies work more than dhoni’s . Chasing a mammoth 246, India fell one run short to lose the match as West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo produced a brilliant last ball to dismiss Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after he survived on the first ball on the last over.
The southpaw mauled seamer Stuart Binny for five consecutive sixes in the 11th over to propel the Caribbean side to the 150-run mark, while reaching the three-figure mark himself of 47 balls with a single from Jadeja before being dismissed in the same over. His 49-ball knock included five fours and nine huge sixes while his partnership for the second wicket with Russell yielded 78 runs.
Jadeja brought the smiles back on the faces of Indian fans by trapping Russell plumb in front in the same over but not before the West Indies crossed the 200-run mark.
Skipper Carlos Brathwaite (14) and veteran Keiron Pollard (22) then continued the fireworks in the middle with a 31-run stand before Brathwaite fell prey to Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliant presence of mind to be run out on the first ball of the final over.
Marlon Samuels (1) and Dwayne Bravo (1) then survived the last ball with a single, but it was enough for the West Indies to get to the third highest T20I total and third highest overall score.
Both the teams will face off in the second and final match of the series at the same venue on Sunday.