Cricket world stunned by record-breaking feat as India humiliated

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Obed McCoy, pictured here destroying India in the second cricket T20.
Obed McCoy destroyed India in the second T20. Image: Getty/Windies Cricket

Obed McCoy has claimed the best figures by a West Indies player in international T20 history as the hosts humiliated India on Monday.

West Indies squared their five-match T20 series with India after McCoy skittled the visitors with a record 6-17 in the second match at Warner Park.

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The left-arm seamer produced the best bowling figures from a West Indian in a T20 to help bowl out India for just 138 in 19.4 overs.

After the Windies won the toss and opted to bowl, they made the perfect start as McCoy dismissed India captain Rohit Sharma for a golden duck.

McCoy's bounce took out Sharma with the very first ball of the innings, while he also bagged Suryakumar Yadav (11) with the first ball of his second over.

Shreyas Iyer (10) slashed at Alzarri Joseph and edged behind, and Rishabh Pant (24) was caught on the boundary to leave India reeling at 4-61.

Joseph, who conceded 17 runs in his first over, rebounded to finish with 1-29.

The tourists went almost six overs without hitting a boundary, with McCoy returning to mop up.

In the 19th over, he got Dinesh Karthik to mistime, Ravichandran Ashwin to hole out in the deep, and Kumar to edge behind.

His 6-17 included a maiden over and broke the record for the best figures by a West Indian, and the seventh best all-time in T20 internationals.

It was also the first time a bowler has claimed a five-wicket haul in a T20 against India, leaving the cricket world in awe.

West Indies crush India in second T20

In the end the West Indies made hard work of the chase, reaching 5-141 in the final over.

The bounceback victory came three days after they lost the first match by 68 runs.

The five-match series is level at 1-1 heading into the third game on Tuesday in Basseterre.

The change in venue from Trinidad to Saint Kitts invigorated the West Indies, but also caused a three-hour delayed start because of the late arrival in the country of the team kits and gear.

Brandon King, in for Shamarh Brooks, crushed the first ball of the chase to the deep point boundary off Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Obed McCoy, pictured here in action for West Indies in the second T20 against India.
Obed McCoy (R) was the star for West Indies in the second T20 against India. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

King's partner, Kyle Mayers, went for 8 in an opening stand of 46, and captain Nicholas Pooran for 14, but after 10 overs West Indies were 2-73 and cruising.

King kept going until the 16th over when he was bowled by seamer Avesh Khan.

King scored a career-best 68 from 52 balls, including eight fours and two sixes.

The finish came quickly when Devon Thomas (31 not out from 19 balls), West Indies' other change from the first T20, hit a six and four to give them a five-wicket win.

"Great feeling to do it against a top side like India," McCoy said.

"Went in with a clear mind. Was overthinking in the previous game."

with AAP

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