Obed McCoy claimed career best figures of 6/19 as West Indies beat India by 5 wickets in the second T20 international at St Kitts on Monday to level the five-match series 1-1.
West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran won the toss and elected to field first. After a three-hour delay due to luggage issues, McCoy got the hosts off to the perfect start by sending back Indian skipper Rohit Sharma for a golden duck.
Suryakumar Yadav’s (11) poor run with the bat continued as he nicked a delivery from McCoy to wicket keeper Devon Thomas behind the wickets.
Alzarri Joseph then got into the act by dismissing Shreyas Iyer (10) with a short delivery. Rishabh Pant looked good in his knock of 24, before he slashed at a wide delivery off left arm spinner Akeal Hosein to Odean Smith at deep midwicket.
The pair of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja anchored the innings with a valuable 43 run stand for the fifth wicket before the former smashed a pull off Jason Holder to deep midwicket for a run a ball 31.
McCoy ran through the visitors lower order with wickets of Ravindra Jadeja (27), Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin & Bhuvneshwar Kumar to complete a well deserved six-fer.
Jason Holder then wrapped up the innings by cleaning up Avesh Khan (8) with a brilliant yorker, as India were bowled out for 138 in 19.4 overs.
Chasing 139, West Indies opening pair of Brandon King and Kyle Mayers got their side off to a steady start. The duo put on 46 runs for the opening stand before Hardik Pandya broke the stand by dismissing the latter (8), caught by Ravi Ashwin at fine leg boundary.
Windies skipper Nicholas Pooran (14) then holed out to long on boundary by Suryakumar Yadav off Ashwin.
At the other end, Brandon King reached his half century in just 39-balls with a single off Ashwin to long-on.
Shimron Hetmyer then dragged a good length delivery from Ravindra Jadeja back to the bowler, who took a fine low catch.
King along with Devon Thomas put on 24 runs for the fourth wicket before Avesh Khan claimed the prize scalp by dismissing the former with a brutal yorker for a fine 68.
With 16 needed off 12 balls, Arshdeep Singh bowled a fantastic penultimate over by cleaning up Rovman Powell (5) with a quick delivery to bring the equation down to 10 off the final over.
However Devon Thomas held his nerve by smashing Avesh Khan for a six and a four to take West Indies to a famous win with 4 balls to spare.
West Indies 141 for 5 (King 68, Thomas 31*, Jadeja 1-16) beat India 138 (Pandya 31, Jadeja 27, McCoy 6-17) by five wickets