West Indies evened its Twenty20 series with India after Obed McCoy skittled the visitors for a record 6-17 in the second match on Monday.
McCoy, a left-arm seamer, produced the best West Indies bowling figures in a T20 to help bowl out India for 138 in 19.4 overs.
West Indies made hard work of the chase in the end at 141-5 in the last over, three days after losing the first match by 68 runs.
The five-match series is at 1-1 with the third game on Tuesday staying in Basseterre.
The change in venue from Trinidad to Saint Kitts invigorated the West Indies, but also caused a three-hour delayed start because of the late arrival in the country of the teams’ kit and gear.
Brandon King, in for Shamarh Brooks, crushed the first ball of the chase to the deep point boundary off Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
King’s partner, Kyle Mayers, went for 8 in an opening stand of 46, and captain Nicholas Pooran for 14, but after 10 overs West Indies was 73-2 and cruising.
King kept going until the 16th over when he was bowled by Avesh Khan, India’s extra seamer for the match. King scored a career-best 68 from 52 balls, eight fours and straight after his second six.
When he left at 107-4, West Indies needed 32 more runs from 27 balls. What should have been a comfortable win turned into a nervy end with 10 needed off the last over.
BDST: 1220 HRS, Aug 02, 2022