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'Sky told him…': Shubman Gill refuses to take review, unlucky dismissal creates furore during IND vs WI 5th T20I

'Sky told him…': Shubman Gill refuses to take review, unlucky dismissal creates furore during IND vs WI 5th T20I

Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal failed to fire for Team India in the fifth T20I on Sunday, a day after sharing a record-breaking partnership against the West Indies to tie the series 2-2.

West Indies spinner Akeal Hosein took two key wickets of Indian openers in the powerplay, limiting Hardik Pandya and Co. to 51-2 in the opening six overs.

Hosein, who launched the attack for the Caribbean Men in the T20I series, got back at Jaiswal in the first over.

On the second delivery of the innings, India opener Jaiswal earned his first runs of the match with a clever switch-hit. However, on the fourth ball of the same over, the West Indies spinner dismissed Jaiswal cheaply.

Twitter reacts after Shubman Gill refuses to take review

After dismissing starter Jaiswal, the West Indies spinner dismissed Gill in the third over for run-a-ball 9. Interestingly, if Gill had chosen to take the review, he would have been declared not out.

Though the Indian opener was confident he was stranded plumb lbw, Hawkeye claimed the ball would have missed leg-stump. During the series finale between the two teams in Florida, Gill's ejection has ignited a significant controversy on social media.

Suryakumar powers India to 165/9

Suryakumar Yadav top-scored for the Rohit Sharma-less team in the series finale at Lauderhill. Hardik Pandya's Team India posted 165/9 in 20 overs after the prime batsman scored a superb 45-ball 61 and rookie Tilak Varma made 27 off 18 balls.

The West Indies' bowling selection (4/31) was star bowler Romario Shepherd.

Earlier, Jaiswal and Gill resumed their scoring ways in the 4th T20I, propelling India to an easy win over the West Indies on Saturday.

India defeated the West Indies by 9 wickets to tie the series 2-2 at Broward County Stadium in South Florida, with Jaiswal scoring an unbeaten 84 and Gill scoring 77. Jaiswal and Gill put together India's joint-highest opening stand (165) to enable the Men in Blue reach the 179-run goal with three overs to spare.