Second T-20: India Defeated The West Indies, Won 8 Consecutive Series, Rohit Became The First Batsman To Score Four Centuries.
- Rohit became the highest run scorer in T20, Kohli left behind.
- Rohit-Dhawan pair top scored with 1177 runs in T20.
- India first scored 195 runs, the West Indies made 124 runs in 20 overs.
- The last match of the series will be played on November 11 in Chennai.
Sports Desk: India has made an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the Twenty20 series being played with the West Indies. India defeated West Indies by 71 runs in the second match played in Lucknow on Tuesday. With this victory, India has won eight consecutive series. India lost the last time in 2017 to the West Indies 1-0. After that team, India won seven bilateral series and one T20 tournament. A series was drawn from New Zealand. India batted first, scored 195 runs for two wickets in 20 overs. The West Indies could only manage 124 runs in 20 overs.
Indian captain #Rohit Sharma scored 111 runs. This is his fourth century in this format. He became the first batsmen of the world to do this. He left behind New Zealand’s Colin Munro (three centuries).
In the case of runs, only Rohit is behind Guptill: Rohit became the second batsman in the world to score most runs in T20. He scored 2,203 runs in 86 matches. Next to Rohit is Martin Guptill of New Zealand. He has scored 2,271 runs in 75 matches. Rohit, after making the 11th run in his innings, left behind Virat Kohli, who scored 2,102 runs in 62 matches. Rohit has now become the highest run scorer Indian in T-20.
Rohit-Dhawan’s Century Partnership: Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan shared 123 runs in 14 overs. Dhawan was out on the last ball of the 14th over. He scored 43 runs in 41 balls. During this he completed 1,000 T20 runs He became the sixth batsman of India to do this. After Dhawan, Rishab Pant, who came to bat, returned to the pavilion after scoring five runs. Lokesh Rahul scored 26 runs in 14 balls and was not out.
Dhawan-Rohit breaks Warner-Watson record: Rohit and Dhawan have scored 1177 runs in T20s. Become the players who have scored the most runs in the world in a pair. They broke the record of Australian David Warner and Shane Watson. Warner-Watson’s pair scored 1154 runs.
West Indies’s four early wickets fell in eight overs: The start of the West Indies team to chase the target was bad. Opener Shai Hope was out after scoring six runs on the second ball of the second over. Khaleel bold him. On Khaleel’s second ball of the sixth over, Shimron Hetmyer (15 runs) was caught by Dhawan. Rohit caught Darren Bravo (23) on Kuldeep’s ball. After that he bolded Nicholas Puran (4). Ramdin (10), Fabien Allan (0) were dismissed.
One change in both teams: West Indies decided to bowl first after winning the toss. India made a change, replacing Umesh Yadav with Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the team. At the same time, the West Indies also made change by replacing Nicolas Puran in place of Rovman Powell in the final eleven.
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed.
West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite, Shai Hop, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Nicolas Puran, Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Oshane Thomas.
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