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The first contest of the three-match rubber between India and West Indies has been called off due to continuous rains at the Providence Stadium, Guyana on Thursday.
After a delayed toss, which was won by India skipper Virat Kohli who opted to bowl first, just 13 overs of play was possible as West Indies managed to post 54/1 in the rain-hit contest.
West Indies opener Evin Lewis was batting on 40 while wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope was on 6 runs when the umpires decided to abandon the match due to wet outfield. Earlier, Kuldeep Yadav got the wicket of Chris Gayle, who could only manage four runs after facing 31 deliveries.
Lewis hit 3 sixes and 2 boundaries for his not out 40.
The second match of the series will be held on 11 August at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
India will be looking to continue their T20I form where they swept the West Indies 3-0. On the other hand, the West Indies will be looking to bounce back for their lost glory.
Since rain has marred the first game, either of the two teams has to win both the remaining matches to win the series.
Brief scores: West Indies 54 for 1 in 13 overs (Evin Lewis 40 not out; Kuldeep Yadav 1/3)
(With inputs from IANS)