West Indies level T20 series with India

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West Indies have squared their Twenty20 series with India after Obed McCoy skittled the visitors for a record 6-17 in the second match at Warner Park.

McCoy, a left-arm seamer, produced the best West Indies bowling figures in a T20 to help bowl out India for 138 in 19.4 overs on Monday.

West Indies made hard work of the chase in the end at 5-141 in the last over, three days after losing the first match by 68 runs.

The five-match series is at 1-1 with the third game on Tuesday staying 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 teams' kit and gear.

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

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."

After West Indies chose to bowl, McCoy's bounce took out India captain Rohit Sharma with the first ball. 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 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, and McCoy returned 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. McCoy's 6-17 included a maiden over was West Indies' best figures, and the seventh best all-time in T20s.

Jason Holder (2-23) yorkered Khan to end India's innings with two balls to spare.

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