India vs West Indies: At 9:30 pm IST, the third T20I between India and the West Indies will begin.
The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Tuesday that the third Twenty20 International of the five-match series between India and West Indies would begin at 9.30 pm IST rather than 8:00 pm IST.
To give the players enough rest and recovery time for the back-to-back matches in St. Kitts and consideration of the upcoming back-to-back matches in Florida, the teams have agreed to postpone the start of the third Gold medal T20 Cup match, according to a statement from Cricket West Indies.
Obed McCoy’s career-best six-wicket thrashing helped West Indies win the second T20, giving them a 1-0 lead in the five-match T20 series.
The third Gold medal T20 Cup match will begin later than scheduled, according to the teams, “following the delayed start on Monday, to ensure that the players receive adequate rest and recovery time for the back-to-back matches in St. Kitts and in consideration of the back-to-back matches to come in Florida.”
India was bowled out for 138 in 19.4 overs on Monday after being put into bat by McCoy, who had two devastating spells.
The West Indies batters had no trouble reaching the goal when opening batsman Brandon King smashed 68 off 52 balls. However, the hosts faltered in the latter stages before Devon Thomas’ unbeaten 31 off 19 balls sealed the victory for his team. He beat Avesh Khan with a six and a four.
A no-ball off the first delivery ruined India’s attempt to pull off a robbery. It was Arshdeep Singh who delivered a nasty yorker to castle the dangerous Rovman Powell and set it up beautifully for Avesh to defend ten runs.
Last Friday, at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad, India defeated the host nation by a score of 68 runs.
The third Gold medal T20 Cup match will begin later than scheduled after Monday’s delayed start “to ensure that the players enjoy enough rest and recovery time for the back-to-back matches in St. Kitts and consider the back-to-back matches to come in Florida,” the statement continued.