In reality, West Indies looked set to win by chasing 309 runs. Opener Kyle Meyers (75: 10×4 in 68 balls, 1×6) played aggressively and gave the team a bright start. Brandon King (54: 2×4 in 64 balls, 2×6), Brooks (46: 4×4 in 61 balls, 1×6) continued that aggression. By the time of Brandon King’s dismissal, West Indies were 252/6 in 44.3 overs. Then at the end, Romario Shepherd (39 not out: 3×4 in 25 balls, 2×6) and Akela Hossain (32 not out: 2×4 in 32 balls) made India sweat till the last ball.
Shepherd, who needed 47 runs from the last 24 balls for West Indies’ victory, changed gears with a six off the bowling of Chahal. After that, Mohammad Siraj hit two fours in the same over. So.. West Indies winning equation for the last over changed to 15 runs in 6 balls. Mohammed Siraj, who bowled the last over at this stage, acted very smartly. Siraj, who did not give a single run to Akela Hussain in the first ball, threw the second ball as a full delivery and did not let him hit. But.. India could not stop the leg byes. With that.. Shepherd went on strike in the third ball for four.. After that he could only get six runs in the last three balls. With that.. India who won by 3 runs took a breath. Siraj bowled consecutive full-length deliveries and did not give Shepherd a chance to play a big shot.
Captain Shikhar Dhawan (97: 99 balls 10×4, 3×6) scored a century in the Indian team who lost the toss and batted first. Subhaman Gill (64: 53 balls 6×4, 2×6) and Shreyas Iyer (54: 57 balls 5×4, 2×6) registered half centuries. did But.. Suryakumar Yadav (13: 2×4 off 14 balls) and Sanju Samson (12: 1×6 off 18 balls) disappointed in the middle overs. India had to settle for a score of 308. This score was ultimately made possible by the aggressive play of Akshar Patel (21: 1×4, 1×6 off 21 balls) and Deepak Hooda (27: 1×4, 1×6 off 32 balls).