Sunday, 28 August 2016, 08:39pm
West Indies prevail in thrilling Twenty20 match in the United States
India skipper MS Dhoni was caught from the final delivery of the game, with two needed, as he was outfoxed by a Dwayne Bravo slower ball to hand the world champions a memorable success.
Hard-hitting opener Evin Lewis earlier announced himself with a 48-ball century in just his second international.
Lewis has likened his style to Chris Gayle, who he was replacing, and made good on such talk as he crashed nine sixes to help West Indies to their record T20 score of 245 for six.
The 24-year-old hit five of his maximums to start one Stuart Binny over which cost 32 - the most an India bowler has conceded in a T20 - but was unable to hoist the final ball over the ropes to the disappointment of the Florida crowd.
That was just the start of the entertainment, however, as Lokesh Rahul took India to the brink of victory as he made full use of the small boundaries with an unbeaten 110 from 51 balls.
India were favourites heading into the final over, when they needed eight, and had Rahul and Dhoni's famed finishing skills at the crease.
But it was Bravo's closing ability with the ball that proved match winning as he drew a false shot from Dhoni - after making the skipper wait and wait before delivering the final ball - and Marlon Samuels held on at short third man.
The second and final game is also at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill on Sunday.
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India skipper MS Dhoni failed to steer his side to victory