West Indies bowler Roston Chase’s outstanding effort to dismiss Tilak Varma was one of the highlights of the fifth T20I against India on Sunday, August 13 at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida. The dismissal pushed India to the backfoot in the Indian innings of the decider.
The incident took place during the eighth over of the first innings. Roston Chase bowled a full-flighted delivery on the off-stump. Tilak Varma got forward to play the drive to long-off. However, his bat hit the ground and the ball hit the toe end. It went to the right of Roston Chase who was in his follow-through. The bowler leaped out and took a stunning one-handed catch. Tilak Varma had to walk out for 27 runs from 18 deliveries, with three boundaries and two sixes.
Watch the video here:
Roston Chase that was an absolutely fantastic catch! pic.twitter.com/tfa7X55Ttm
— Q Sports Sport Reporter🇹🇹 (@yannickatnite) August 13, 2023
With Tilak Varma’s dismissal, Team India was reduced to 67 for the loss of three wickets in eight overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal was dismissed in the first over of the innings for five runs. His opening partner Shubman Gill fell soon after. Tilak Varma had a small partnership with Suryakumar Yadav before getting caught and bowled.
West Indies brings in Alzarri Joseph for final T20I
The five-match T20I series between Team India and West Indies is levelled at 2-2 after the first four matches. West Indies have brought in their premier bowler Alzarri Joseph back into the XI for the decider. The pacer replaced Obed McCoy in the team. Meanwhile, India went ahead with the same XI after winning the toss.
West Indies (Playing XI): Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran(w), Rovman Powell(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph
India (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Sanju Samson(w), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar