12/6/2019 8:40:20 PM

Kohli stars as India beat Windies by six wickets

Kohli stars as India beat Windies by six wickets

Hyderabad, India: Skipper Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 94 off 50 balls as India beat West Indies by six wickets in the first Twenty20 international in Hyderabad on Friday.

Kohli put on a key 100-run second-wicket stand with KL Rahul, who made 62, as the hosts reached their target of 208 in 18.4 overs to lead the three-match series 1-0. 

Kohli smashed six fours and six sixes to record his career-best T20 score, beating his previous high of 90 with a winning hit over the rope. 

Earlier, Shimron Hetmyer struck his maiden Twenty20 international half-century to lead West Indies to 207 for five.

The left-handed Hetmyer smashed 56 off 41 deliveries and shared a 71-run fourth-wicket stand with skipper Kieron Pollard, who hit 37 off 19 balls.

The second match is in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.

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