Team India will look to bounce back and keep the series alive when they lock horns with West Indies in the 3rd T20I of the five-match series at the Providence Stadium, Guyana on Tuesday, August 8.
In the second T20, India won the toss and chose to bat first. However, their batting performance throughout the evening remained lacklustre, with only Tilak Varma scoring his maiden 50. Thanks to some late contributions, India reached a total of 152 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
In reply, West Indies stumbled into a disastrous start, losing both Brandon King and Johnson Charles in the very first over, courtesy of Hardik Pandya’s exceptional bowling.
However, Nicholas Pooran put on his masterclass and launched a counter-attack, scoring 67 runs off 40 balls. However, after his departure, the hosts faced a mini-collapse, losing three wickets in a span of 12 balls, allowing India to regain momentum.
Nonetheless, Akeal Hosein and Alzarri Joseph displayed nerves of steel and steered West Indies to a thrilling victory, securing it with seven balls and two wickets to spare.
Heading into this match, India faces a must-win situation, with the series at stake. A loss in this match would result in them conceding the series to West Indies. On the other hand, West Indies only need to win one of the remaining three matches to seal the series.
Let’s take a look at the pitch report, conditions, stats and records of Providence Stadium for the third T20I contest between India and West Indies.
IND vs WI 3rd T20I: Providence Stadium Guyana Pitch Report
Based on the observations from the previous match played here, the pitch doesn’t heavily favour batting. Bowlers, particularly pacers, have thrived on this surface, and spinners can also capitalize on the turn. Anything around 160 to 180 runs will be the challenging first-inning total.
IND vs WI 3rd T20I: Providence Stadium T20I Stats and Record
- Matches Played: 12
- West Indies Won: 4
- Visiting Team Won: 2
- Neutral Team Won: 3
- No Result: 3
- Won Batting First: 3
- Won Chasing: 6
- Average First Innings Score: 124
- Highest Total: 191/5 (England vs West Indies)
- Highest Run Chase: 169/5 by West Indies vs Bangladesh in 2022
- Lowest Total: 68 All Out by Ireland vs West Indies in 2010
- Lowest Total Defended: 138/9 by West Indies vs Ireland in 2010
IND vs WI 3rd T20I: Providence Stadium Overall T20 Stats
- Matches Played: 55
- Won Batting First: 21
- Won Chasing: 29
- Tied: 1
- No Result: 4
- Highest Total: 226
- Lowest Total: 68
Guyana Weather Forecast
The weather outlook for Providence Stadium, Guyana, points to partly cloudy conditions with a 50% chance of showers. Fortunately, the game is unlikely to be affected by rain interruptions. The temperature is expected to hover around 32 degrees Celsius, while humidity levels will be around 70%. Additionally, a gentle breeze of 18 Km/hr is forecasted during the match.