Rohit was at his best as his unbeaten 111 off 61 balls helped India score 195/2 after being put into bat. Rohit surpassed regular skipper Virat Kohli to become top scorer among Indians in shortest format and there were fireworks as the batsman's bat had spewed eight boundaries and seven mammoth sixes
Lucknow: Captain Rohit Sharma scored a record-breaking fourth T20 International hundred which powered India to a huge 71-run win over the West Indies.
With this, India took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20 series. The last T20I will be played in Chennai on November 11.
Rohit was at his best as his unbeaten 111 off 61 balls helped India score 195/2 after being put into bat. Rohit surpassed regular skipper Virat Kohli to become top scorer among Indians in shortest format and there were fireworks as the batsman's bat had spewed eight boundaries and seven mammoth sixes.
West Indies batting order appeared to be lost as they managed only 124/ 9 at the end of the stipulated overs.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/12), Jasprit Bumrah (2/20), Khaleel Ahmed (2/30) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/32) were responsible for wrecking havoc upon the batting order.
West Indies’ two-month long tour was left without any silver lining as they suffered yet another series defeat after losing the Test series 0-2 and the one dayers by 1-3 margin.
Young sensation Oshane Thomas got West Indies off to a fine start with a maiden over. However, the Indian openers broke through in the fifth over when Rohit and Dhawan hit Thomas for a six and two boundaries, picking up 17 runs.
Dhawan was lucky as Keemo Paul dropped a straight forward catch at deep mid-wicket in the ninth over off captain Carlos Braithwaite. But his luck finally ran out in the 14th over when he was caught by Nicholas Pooran at the long leg boundary off Fabian Allen.
Rohit dealt mostly in boundaries and sixes to notch up his fifty in 38 balls. The right-hander mostly preferred the straight boundaries and cleared them on both sides with unparalleled ease.
West Indies got off to the worst possible start, losing two wickets – Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer early on with young left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed claiming the wickets of both the batsmen.
Kuldeep continued his magic with the ball and struck twice in a span of one delivery to derail West Indies’ chase. West Indies slumped to 52/4 in eight overs. And it got worse when Kieran Pollard was caught off his own bowling by Jasprit Bumrah.
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Last Updated Nov 7, 2018, 11:57 AM IST