India scrap home to seal clean sweep

Brief scores: West Indies 181/3 (Nicholas Pooran 53*, Darren Bravo 43*; Yuzvendra Chahal 2/28) lost to India 182/4 (Shikhar Dhawan 92, Rishabh Pant 58; Keemo Paul 2/32) by 6 wickets

3rd T20, statistical highlights

  • India recorded their¬†68th T20I win overall, and the third against the West Indies on home soil, by six wickets.
  • Nicholas Pooran made his maiden half-century in T20 International cricket (an unbeaten 53 runs off 25 balls, punctuated by four fours and four sixes) and was, with his ability to strike the ball cleanly and improvise, the catalyst for West Indies getting to 181 having chosen to bat first after Carlos Brathwaite won the toss.
  • Pooran was well-complemented by Darren Bravo, who finished with 43 runs off 37 balls. Together, Pooran and Bravo put on 87 runs for the fourth wicket, off just 48 balls.
  • For India, Shikhar Dhawan made his eighth T20I half-century and also his highest T20I score (a 62-ball 92, punctuated by 10 fours and two sixes). Dhawan was the ideal foil for the way more adventurous Rishabh Pant, who made his maiden T20I half-century, a 38-ball 58 (5×4, 3×6), which helped India stay abreast of the required run-rate.
  • The Dhawan-Pant pair put together 130 runs for the third wicket and turned a stiff chase into a comfortable one for the home team.
  • Captaining India for the 12th time in T20Is, Rohit Sharma recorded his 11th win.

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