Batsman Shivam Dube struck his maiden Twenty20 international half-century as India reached 170 for seven in the second match against West Indies yesterday.
The hosts, who lead the three-match series 1-0, depended on Dube’s 54 off 30 balls and an unbeaten 33 from Rishabh Pant to put up a fighting total after being put into bat first in Thiruvananthapuram.
India lost their openers with the score on 56 but the left-handed Dube counter attacked with three fours and four sixes to take the attack to the opposition.
Indian batsmen including skipper Virat Kohli got starts only to lose their wicket to some disciplined bowling.
Pant, a wicketkeeper-batsman who is often criticised for throwing away his wicket, held firm in his 22-ball stay laced with three fours and a six.
Williams and leg-spinner Hayden Walsh claimed two wickets.