2nd T20I: The West Indies restrict India to 170/7 despite half a century from Dube

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Shivam dube He justified his rise in batting order with a devastating half-century, but it was a fight for the other Indian batters as the West Indies restricted the hosts to 170 by 7 in the second International T20 on Sunday.

Despite Dube's 54 balls of the 30 balls, which had four huge six apart from three four, India did not gain the momentum required during the deaths on a track where the Caribbean sailors used many slower deliveries in the back along with Short balls well disguised.

The last five overs in the innings of India produced only 38 races and the West Indies were able to compensate for the 13 wide and the two balls they threw during the night.

Kesrick Williams after being subjected to humiliation by virat Kohli He returned well with figures of 2 by 30 in four overs, including the precious scalp of the Indian captain (19 of 17 balls). There were no 'Notebook celebrations' but this time a simple 'finger on the lips'.

The other bowler, who impressed was the spinner Hayden Walsh (2/28 in 4 overs), who threw the ball in good areas and was also able to get a sharp turn in leg rests.

The left-arm spinner Khary Pierry, who gave away only 11 runs of his 2 overs in the Powerplay, was surprisingly not called to play again.

The highlight of the Indian entries was the great skill of Mumbai's giant Dube, which he finally showed internationally.

The left-hander liked the bowling of the West Indies captain Kieron Pollard, breaking three huge six in the ninth. He reached his international maiden fifty in 27 balls (4 six, two four).

Captain Kohli, who decimated the Windies attack in Friday's game, saw that Dube became great, but could not get going, falling to Williams when he made a bad cut.

KL Rahul, who hit half a century with class in the first game in Hyderabad, broke an excellent limit, before skiing one from Pierre to Shimron Hetmyer to be fired for 11.

Rohit Sharma (15), who did not have a great start in the first game of the series, fell by a shot back from the bowling of Jason Holder and stuck the stump of his leg.

The West Indies stratagem of bowling behind the length worked since the deliveries did not easily reach the bat, making it difficult to pass through the line. Only briefly, it was Dube, who captured Pollard's slowest and picked them up in the deep region of the wicket medium.