India beat West Indies by 5 wickets in a low scoring game at Eden Gardens, Kolkata and took a lead of 1-0 in the three-match T20I series.
Rohit Sharma asked the visitors to bat first and Indian pacers gave a perfect start as they removed three Windies batsmen inside the powerplay and after that West Indies never recovered and could manage only 109/8 in their 20 overs.
In reply, India also had a poor start and lost 4 wickets for just 45 runs in the 8th over but Dinesh Karthik was rock solid at one end and with the help of Manish Pandey and Krunall Pandya took the team to get over the line. Kuldeep Yadav was named Man of the Match for his 3 wickets haul.
All the major stats and facts from the first T20I between India and West Indies in Kolkata :
1 - Krunall Pandya became the first ever player to have a batting strike rate of 200 and economy of 4 on T20I debut (Min 20 runs scored and 4 overs bowled).
4 - Three debutants Khaleel Ahmed, Krunall Pandya and Khary Pierre conceded runs at an economy of 4 and fewer in their 4 overs spell.
9 - This was Rohit Sharma's 9th T20I win as captain - most wins by any captain in the first ten T20I matches.
Most wins in the first 10 T20Is as captain -
9 - Rohit Sharma
8 - Shoaib Malik / Sarfraz Ahmed / Asghar Afghan / Michael Clarke
8 - David Warner (from 9 T20I matches)
100 - Kuldeep Yadav completed 100 wickets in his 75th T20 match - the joint fastest Indian bowler to achieve this feat. Amit Mishra also took 75 T20s for completing 100 wickets.
109/8 - West Indies' total of 109/8 is their lowest ever total against India in T20I cricket.
Lowest total for West Indies against India in T20Is -
109/8 at Kolkata, 2018
129/7 at Dhaka, 2014
143/5 at Port of Spain, 2011
143 at Lauderhill, 2016