West Indies secured a T20 series win against India after 7 years, thanks to Brandon King’s outstanding performance.

West Indies won the 5th T20 match against India to clinch the series 3-2. Brandon King played a superb inning of 85 runs.

WI vs IND 5th t20:
In the final match of the 5-match T20 series against India, the West Indies team clinched victory by 9 wickets, securing the series 3-2. In the 5th T20 match, India had set a target of 166 runs for the Windies team, who achieved it with a loss of 2 wickets in 18 overs. Brandon King played an unbeaten innings of 85 runs for the team, while also contributed with a 47-run inning with the bat.

Mayers returned quickly to the pavilion as King and Pooran built a rapid run partnership:
The West Indies team had a challenging start in pursuit of the target of 166 runs in this match. They lost their first wicket early, with only 12 runs on the board, as Kyle Mayers was dismissed. Nicholas Pooran, who came in next, aimed to overcome the team’s previous failures in the last 2 matches and started positively with his batting.

West Indies secured a T20 series win against India after 7 years, thanks to Brandon King's outstanding performance.

As soon as Pooran arrived, he hit a six in the over bowled by Arshdeep Singh, followed by hitting consecutive sixes in Hardik Pandya’s over. This accelerated the scoring pace. Pooran and King combined to take the team’s score to 61 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in the first 6 overs.

Both players continued the streak of scoring runs rapidly from here, completely tilting the match in favor of one side. However, due to inclement weather, when the match was halted after 12.3 overs, the Windies team’s score was 117 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. After play resumed, as the game began, the Windies team suffered another blow when Puran fell victim after playing a brisk innings of 47 runs.

Brandon King finished the match and secured the series win for the West Indies:
After Nicholas Pooran’s pavilion return, Shai Hope, who took the field to accompany Brandon King, ensured that the run rate didn’t slow down. Brandon King, maintaining his rapid run-scoring spree, guided the team towards the target in just 18 overs. He played an impressive unbeaten innings of 85 runs, while Hope contributed 22 runs. From India’s bowling side, Arshdeep Singh and Tilak Varma each managed to take 1 wicket.

With Hope’s steady support, King continued to maintain the momentum with swift runs, propelling the team towards victory in this encounter. Brandon King’s impressive knock of 85 runs and Hope’s contribution of 22 runs ultimately led the West Indies to achieve the target. Meanwhile, on the bowling front for India, both Arshdeep Singh and Tilak Varma secured a wicket each.

Suryakumar Yadav played a half-century innings for India:

West Indies secured a T20 series win against India after 7 years, thanks to Brandon King's outstanding performance.

T20suryakumar yadav


Speaking about the Indian team’s innings in this contest, it was Suryakumar Yadav’s splendid knock of 61 runs that stood out. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill managed only 5 and 9 runs respectively with the bat. Tilak Varma contributed with a valuable 27-run innings. Captain Hardik Pandya scored 14 runs, while Sanju Samson could only muster 13 runs. On the bowling front for the Windies team, Romario Shepherd took 4 wickets, while Jason Holder and Akeal Hosein each secured 2 wickets.

India fall of wickets: 1-6 (Yashasvi Jaiswal, 0.5 ov), 2-17 (Shubman Gill, 2.5 ov), 3-66 (Tilak Varma, 7.5 ov), 4-87 (Sanju Samson, 10.2 ov), 5-130 (Hardik Pandya, 16.2 ov), 6-140 (Suryakumar Yadav, 17.5 ov), 7-149 (Arshdeep Singh, 18.4 ov), 8-149 (Kuldeep Yadav, 18.5 ov), 9-161 (Axar Patel, 19.5 ov) •

West Indies
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Kyle Mayers, 1.2 ov), 2-119 (Nicholas Pooran, 13.2 ov) •

5th T20I, Lauderhill, August 13, 2023, India tour of West Indies and United States of America


(18/20 ov, T:166) 171/2
West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)


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