India vs West Indies 3rd T20I Betting Tips 20/02/2022

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India

India sealed the series on Friday in what was a slim eight-run win. It means that the hosts have won all five matches of this limited-overs assignment and so it renders this last game a dead rubber.

Friday’s game was the first time on this tour that big runs were scored. India amassed 186 for 5, thanks to half centuries from Virat Kohli (52) and Rishabh Pant (52*) as well as a late cameo from Venkatesh Iyer (33).

Then, for once, the Indian bowlers were in trouble as Windies batters – especially Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell – did a pretty decent job in the subsequent chase.

In the end, Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar managed to defend 36 runs off the final three overs to maintain the home side’s unbeaten record.

Patel gave away just eight runs in the 18th over while Kumar was even stingier, conceding just four in the 19th and also removed Pooran, which left Powell with a mountain to climb in the final over, which he couldn’t.

West Indies

West Indies will be disappointed to not keep the series alive as they appeared to have the game in their hands in the second T20I.

At the end of the 17th over, they were 150 for 2, with Pooran and Powell – two set batsmen – at the crease. But then they somehow could not find runs against Patel and Kumar, and that caused their downfall.

Of course, the situation at the death would not have been so tight, had Windies openers Brandon King (22 off 30) and Kyle Mayers (9 off 10) not played at a snail’s pace.

Earlier, when it was their turn to bowl, Roston Chase was the pick of their bowlers as he finished with figures of 3 for 25. Jason Holder was on the other end of the spectrum. He had conceded 45 in his 4 overs and went wicketless.