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West Indies beat India to level series

Lendl Simmons scored 67 not out off 45 balls as West Indies beat India by eight wickets to win the second T20 and level the three-match series 1-1 on Sunday.

Simmons hit four fours and four sixes, scoring a 38-ball half-century, and added 73 runs for the first wicket with Evin Lewis (40). India were sloppy in the field, dropping multiple catches.

In reply to India's 170-7, West Indies scored 173-2 and won in a canter with nine deliveries to spare as dewy conditions played into their hands.

West Indies' Nicholas Pooran bats during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between India and West Indies in Thiruvanathapuram, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP PhotoAijaz Rahi)

For the hosts, Shivam Dube (54) scored a maiden T20 half-century off 27 balls after a surprise promotion to No. 3 in the order.

India's Rohit Sharma, right, reacts as teammate Shreyas Iyer, left, drops a catch after a shot played by West Indies' Nicholas Pooran during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between India and West Indies in Thiruvanathapuram, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP PhotoAijaz Rahi)

West Indies' Nicholas Pooran bats during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between India and West Indies in Thiruvanathapuram, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP PhotoAijaz Rahi)

India's Ravindra Jadeja, right, celebrates the dismissal of West Indies' Shimron Hetmyer, left, during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between India and West Indies in Thiruvanathapuram, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP PhotoAijaz Rahi)

India's captain Virat Kohli, right, and West Indies' Shimron Hetmyer watch the replay of Hetmyer's dismissal as they await umpire's decision during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between India and West Indies in Thiruvanathapuram, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP PhotoAijaz Rahi)

India's Ravindra Jadeja, right, runs to catch the ball after dismissing West Indies' Shimron Hetmyer, left, during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between India and West Indies in Thiruvanathapuram, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP PhotoAijaz Rahi)

India's captain Virat Kohli, left, and West Indies' Shimron Hetmyer watch the replay of Hetmyer's dismissal as they await umpire's decision during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between India and West Indies in Thiruvanathapuram, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP PhotoAijaz Rahi)