West Indies defeated India in a thrilling second T20I at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts to level the five-match series on Monday.
Pace bowler Obed McCoy set up a series-levelling win for the hosts courtesy of his brilliant bowling in the match. The left-armer destroyed the Indian batting line-up, picking up a jaw-dropping six-wicket haul.
McCoy produced the best bowling figures for West Indies in a T20I game to help bowl out India for 138 in 19.4 overs. The speedster bagged six wickets while conceding only 17 runs in his quota of 4 overs, including a maiden.
For the visitors, all-rounder Hardik Pandya was the only batter who could cross the 30-run mark. The right-handed batter scored 31 runs with the help of three boundaries, including a couple of sixes.
Best bowling figures versus India in T20ls:
- 6/17 – Obed McCoy Basseterre 2022 *
- 4/9 – Wanindu Hasaranga Colombo RPS 2021
- 4/11 – Mitchell Santner Nagpur 2016
- 4/16 – Darren Sammy Port of Spain 2011
In response, West Indies also faced hardships as Indian bowlers made sure the chase wasn’t a cake walk for the Men in Maroon. The contest went down to the wire, where the home team managed to clinch the victory in the final over.
Brandon King shined with the bat, smashing 68 from 52 deliveries with the help of eight fours and two maximums. Wicketkeeper-batter Devon Thomas played a handy unbeaten knock of 31 off 19 to take West Indies home.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 1, 2022
Started off today claiming that it would be a great one and I’m thankful to God for seeing it through! #WIvIND
— Obed McCoy (@ObedCMcCoy) August 2, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 1, 2022
High-voltage drama, a packed house and some top-class bowling efforts summed up a brilliant day of cricket at Warner Park. 🤩
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 2, 2022
Taking a wicket on the first ball of men's T20I innings against India:
Donald Tiripano🇿🇼 to KL Rahul, 2016
Dushmantha Chameera🇱🇰 to Prithvi Shaw, 2021
Obed McCoy🏝️ to Rohit Sharma, today#WIvIND
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) August 1, 2022
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) August 2, 2022
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) August 2, 2022
That was close, but West Indies manage to cross the line!
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) August 1, 2022
6 for 17 by Obed McCoy, he has bossed Indian from first over, one of the best spell ever in T20I.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 1, 2022
West Indian Obed McCoy 6/17 (4 ov) becomes the first bowler to claim a five-wicket haul against India in a T20I match.
Previously 13 others had claimed 4 wkts with W Hasaranga's 4/9 a year ago in Colombo being the best.
(McCoy is the 10th bowler to claim a 6wkt haul).#IndvsWI
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 1, 2022
Obed McCoy dedicates his Man Of The Match Award to his mother who is sick.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 1, 2022