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Samson's run out cost dearly, Team India got a crushing defeat by 4 runs

Samson's run out cost dearly, Team India got a crushing defeat by 4 runs

On Thursday, fast bowlers Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, and Obed McCoy helped the West Indies beat a young India team by four runs in the first Twenty20 International. India attempted to chase down 150 runs to win, but they kept losing wickets, and the required run rate kept going up. Debutant Tilak Varma got 39 runs off 22 balls, which was the most of any player.

West Indies won the toss and chose to bat, but Yuzvendra Chahal took out both of their openers, making it hard for them to get going. Nicholas Pooran (41) and Shimron Hetmyer (10) and Rovman Powell (48) worked together for 38 runs to help the home team reach 149.

Arshdeep Singh helped the guests by getting Powell and Hetmyer out of the game. On Sunday, Guyana will host the second game of the five-game series.

India lost their 200th T20 international because Shepherd kept his cool and only let the guests score five runs in the last over. He also picked up two wickets. Only Pakistan, with 223 matches, has played more games in the smallest version of the game.

India didn't have any senior players on the team, like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who were both left out. "We were in the thick of things. "We made some mistakes that cost us, but it's okay," said Hardik Pandya, the captain of India.

"A team that is young will make mistakes. We were in charge of the game the whole time. I've always thought that if you lose wickets in T20 cricket, it's hard to catch up to a score.