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Third T20I Between West Indies-India To Be Delayed To Allow Players Adequate Rest

Stadium gates will open from 10:30 am (Jamaica time) onwards. The five-match T20I series between West Indies and India is currently level at 1-1.

West Indies Alzarri Joseph celebrates the dismissal of India Hardik Pandya during the 1st T20I match between West Indies and India at Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, Trinidad and Tobago on Friday. (ANI Photo/Windies Cricket Twitter)

Basseterre: Cricket West Indies (CWI) has confirmed that the third T20I between West Indies and India to be played at Warner Park in St Kitts on Tuesday will start at a revised timing to ensure that players receive adequate rest and recovery time following a delayed start of second T20I on Monday.

The new timings will be 12 pm (11 am Jamaica time/9:30 pm Indian time). “Following the delayed start on Monday, the teams have agreed to start the third T20 Cup match at a later time 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,” said CWI in an official statement.

Stadium gates will open from 10:30 am (Jamaica time) onwards. The five-match T20I series between West Indies and India is currently level at 1-1. West Indies made a comeback in the second T20I, dismissing Men in Blue for just 138 in their first innings. Left-arm pacer Obed McCoy ran through the Indian batting lineup with a superb spell of 6/17. Hardik Pandya (31), Ravindra Jadeja (27) and Rishabh Pant (24) played some decent knocks for India.

Chasing 139, West Indies were 3/83 in 12.3 overs at one point but a half-century from Brandon King (68) and Devon Thomas (31*) took the hosts to a series-levelling win. McCoy won the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his match-winning spell. India had won the first T20I by 68 runs.

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