West Indies managed to slow India down enough in the second half of their innings to set up an eventually easy chase in the dew. On a slow surface, it might have appeared India had done well to reach 170, but the dew had a significant say with the ball beginning to skid on in the night.
West Indies‘ dominance was evident by the half-dozen sixes that they hit apart from 11 boundaries compared to five maximums by the hosts, four of which were hit by rookie all-rounder Shivam Dube.
Simmons hit four sixes while Lewis hit three and it helped that the spinners didn’t vary the length of their deliveries.
Unlike first innings, when hitting through the line was difficult, it became easier in the second innings with ball coming onto the bat easily.
Nicholas Pooran (38 off 18 balls) coming back after a brief ban on charges of ball tampering, also added insult to injury with a couple of sixes and four boundaries.
West Indies take it to a decider 💪— ICC (@ICC) December 8, 2019
Lendl Simmons played the key role with the bat, smashing 67* off 45 balls. He just loves playing India in must-win games!#INDvWI 👇 https://t.co/my4qd2mVoZ pic.twitter.com/GWcPxDftXj
The series decider will be played at the Wankhade Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday