A superlative all-round performance helped India outclass the Windies by 71 runs in the second T20I match at Lucknow on Tuesday. By virtue of this win, India registered their seventh series victory and also clinched the ongoing three-match T20I series 2-0. Captain Rohit Sharma smashed his fourth T20I century to power India to a commanding 195/2 before the Indian bowlers derailed Windies’ 196-run chase by taking wickets at regular intervals. For the Windies, Darren Bravo top-scored with 23 runs off 18 balls. For India, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets apiece.
IND 195/2 (20.0)WI 124/9 (20.0)
India beat West Indies by 71 runs
Earlier, Rohit produced a master class act as he remained unbeaten on 111 off 61 balls. The Indian captain now has highest number of hundreds in shortest format along with highest aggregate of runs surpassing regular skipper Virat Kohli. Rohit was at his brutal best as he hit eight boundaries and seven towering sixes to propel India to the big score after being sent into bat. Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan (43 off 41) made up for their rare failure in the first T20 in Kolkata on Sunday, stitching 123 runs off 84 balls for the opening wicket to lay the foundation for a big score. (SCORECARD)
Highlights between India vs West Indies 2nd T20I, straight from Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow
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22:27 IST: And it is all over! India beat the Windies by 71 runs to clinch the three-match series 2-0 at Lucknow. Superlative performance from the hosts and yet another batting collapse for the Windies.
22:24 IST: FOUR! Bumrah bowls full and on the pads, Oshane Thomas, the new batsman, flicks it nonchalantly for a boundary.
22:20 IST: OUT!! Jasprit Bumrah takes his first wicket of the match. K Pierre fails to read the slower ball as he chips the ball straight to Bumrah. Windies now 9 down.
22:19 IST: Windies need 81 runs to win from 6 balls.
22:16 IST: OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets his second wicket of the match. Keemo Paul looking to clear the in field, fails to connect and slaps the ball straight down Rohit Sharma’s throat. Windies 114/8 in 18.4 overs.
22:12 IST: SIX!! Brathwaite lifts Kuldeep straight down the ground for a maximum. This was an expensive over by Kuldeep. Windies 112/7 in 18 overs, need 84 more runs to win.
22:11 IST: SIX and SIX!! Keemo Paul did not let the little incident disturb him as he pulls two short delivery straight in the crowd. Two very big maximums from the Keemo Paul.
22:10 IST: Keemo Paul survives a close call. Keemo goes for the reverse sweep, misses and gets rapped on the pads. The on-field umpire raises his finger and the Windies opt for the DRS straightaway. The replay shows that the ball was missing the off stump.
21:59 IST: Windies 84/7 in 15 overs, need 112 more runs to win.
21:53 IST: OUT!! Fabian Allen, the new batsman in, departs for a duck. Allen hits the ball straight to Krunal and takes off for a run. Brathwaite, at the other end, does not acknowledge the call. Allen, who was miles down the pitch, failed to reach the crease as Krunal Pandya’s direct hit brought India closer to a series win.
21:52 IST: OUT!! Bhuvneshwar gets his first wicket of the match. Bowls a slower delivery on the pads, Denesh Ramdin flicks it straight to Rohit Sharma at square leg. Windies 81/6 in 13.4 overs.
21:50 IST: Windies 79/5 after 13 overs.
21:47 IST: FOUR!! Krunal Pandya bowls a bouncer, Brathwaite ducks and the ball misses Dinesh Karthik as it rolls away to the boundary. This was something we don’t see often.
21:41 IST: Windies 68/5 after 11 overs, need 128 more runs to win.
21:39 IST: OUT!! Jasprit Bumrah dismisses Kieron Pollard cheaply. Bumrah bowls a short pitch delivery, Pollard was caught off-guard as he sends the ball high up in the air and Bumrah takes a comfortable catch. Pollard, on the other hand, may get a sanction for a deliberate attempt of obstructing the bowler.
21:34 IST: Windies 67/4 in 10 overs, need 129 more runs to win.
21:32 IST: FOUR! Kuldeep bowls full and outside off, Pollard, the new man in, slaps it down the ground with power. Dhawan tries to stop but the ball wins the race.
21:28 IST: BOWLED!! Kuldeep Yadav bowls a tossed up delivery just outside off, Pooran was stuck to his crease as he pushed at that – more in hope then any conviction, huge gap between bat and pad, the ball found its way and knocked out the off-stump
21:25 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav, the new bowler in, bowls short and well outside off, Bravo backed away and went with hard hands on the cut, got a thick top-edge and Rohit at the slips takes a wonderful catch.
21:22 IST: Krunal Pandya concedes eight runs in his first over.
21:19 IST: Krunal Pandya introduced in the bowling attack.
21:15 IST: OUT! Khaleel Ahmed removes the second opener. Shimron Hetmyer goes for a maximum, miscues and Dhawan takes a comfortable catch at long on. Windies 33/2 after 5.2 overs.
21:14 IST: FOUR!! Khaleel Ahmed provides width outside off, Hetmyer throws his bat and the ball takes a thick outside edge to run down the third-man region.
21:13 IST: Windies 29/1 after 5 overs.
21:09 IST: FOUR! Jasprit Bumrah, the new bowler in, bowls on the leg side and Bravo nicks it fine. The ball runs down to the ropes for a boundary.
21:06 IST: FOUR!! Khaleel Ahmed bowls length ball at the stumps, Hetmyer clears his left-leg and then heaves it wide of mid-wicket, there’s a man in the deep, but the ball races away to the ropes.
21:05 IST: FOUR!! Khaleel bowls short and Hetmyer makes room and slaps the ball straight down the ground for a boundary. Windies will require a lot of those boundaries to win the tie.
21:02 IST: Windies 13/1 after 3 overs.
20:56 IST: FOUR!! Khaleel Ahmed bangs the ball in short and well outside off. Bravo shuffles and pull with great power. Even though he didn’t make connection, the ball raced away to the boundary.
20:55 IST: Darren Bravo, left handed bat, comes to the crease.
20:53 IST: OUT!! Khaleel Ahmed gives India their first wicket, cleans up Shai Hope for 6. Windies 7/1 in 1.3 overs.
20:49 IST: SIX!! Shai Hope leans forward and lifts Bhuvneshwar straight down the ground for a maximum. “Glorious,” say the commentators on air.
20:48 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar opens the bowling attack for India. Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer opening the batting for India.
20:46 IST: Welcome back to the chase. Windies need 196 runs from 20 overs to win.
20:36 IST: Stats– Rohit is the first player to hit two T20I centuries as a captain. And Rohit Sharma with four T20Is hundred leads the list of most centuries in he shortest format of the game.
20:35 IST: India 195/2 in 20 overs vs the Windies in Lucknow.
20:33 IST: FOUR!! Rohit Sharma scores his 4th T20I century. What a knock this has been from the Indian captain.
20:30 IST: DROPPED!! Kieron Pollard drops KL Rahul on 22 at long on. We don’t see Pollard dropping a catch often.
20:27 IST: India 169/2 after 18 overs.
20:25 IST: FOUR!! A flat full toss from Pierre and Rohit cuts it with authority for yet another boundary. Rohit is now nearing his 16th T20I hundred.
20:24 IST: SIX!! Rohit shimmies down the wicket and gets the toe end of the bat but the ball easily crosses the ropes. The bottom-hand comes into play for Rohit as he moves onto 86*.
20:21 IST: FOUR!! Two-in-two for KL Rahul. Brathwaite bowls a slower delivery and cramps up Rahul for space. However, Rahul makes room and cuts it beautifully to collect yet another boundary.
20:20 IST: FOUR!! Brathwaite bowls full and gives little bit of room to KL Rahul as he lifts the ball over covers for a boundary. That was easy picking for the Indian batsman.
20:18 IST: KL Rahul is the new batsman in. India 136/2 after 16 overs.
20:15 IST: OUT!! Pierre gets his first wicket as Pant gets ambitious. Pant tries to hit a massive six on the leg side, doesn’t connect and Hetmyer takes a good catch. India 133/2 in 15.2 overs.
20:14 IST: FOUR!! Rishabh Pant, the new batsman in, flicks Pierre for a boundary. The bottom-hand comes into play as he gets his first boundary.
20:10 IST: FOUR!! Wide outside off from Oshane Thomas and Rohit guides the ball for yet another boundary. This is sublime batting from the Indian batsman.
20:08 IST: OUT!! Fabian Allen gets the big through for his team, dismisses Dhawan for 43. Dhawan goes for the sweep, miscues and Nicholas Pooran takes a good low catch. India 123/1 in 14 overs.
20:04 IST: SIX and SIX!! Successive maximums for Rohit Sharma off Fabian Allen. Rohit is looking in fine touch.
20:03 IST: India 107/0 after 13 overs.
20:01 IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Keemo Paul and Rohit cuts it with great power. 100-run partnership also comes up between Rohit and Dhawan.
20:00 IST: FIFTY!! Rohit Sharma guides the ball straight down the ground to bring up his 16th T20I fifty. Rohit is on a roll here.
19:58 IST: India 96/0 after 12 overs. Rohit nearing his 16th T20I fifty.
19:53 IST: With an unbeaten 86-run partnership between Rohit and Dhawan, India now have registered their highest opening stand against the Windies in T20Is.
19:48 IST: India 83/0 after 10 overs (Rohit 42*, Dhawan 35*) vs the Windies.
19:46 IST: FOUR!! Another short pitch delivery from Brathwaite and Rohit says thank you. Rohit gets in great position and pulls the Windies captain for a powerful boundary. The ball rocketed away to the ropes. Rohit is looking in great form.
19:44 IST: Stat alert — Rohit Sharma with 92* sixes, is second in the list of most sixes in T20Is. Windies’ Chirs Gayle and Martin Guptill top the list with 103 sixes each.
19:43 IST: SIX!! Short pitch delivery from Brathwaite, Rohit gets into position early and pulls the ball over short fine leg for a maximum. The ball travelled quickly, that was some display of brute force from the Indian captain.
19:41 IST: DROPPED!! Dhawan gets a life as Keemo Paul drops a sitter on the boundary off Brathwaite. Dhawan goes after the short pitch ball, pulls and gets only the elevation. Paul in the boundary fails to collect the ball due to lack of balance. The Windies captain is not happy.
19:40 IST: India 62/0 after 8 overs. (Rohit 28*, Dhawan 28*).
19:35 IST: Brathwaite concedes eight runs in his first over of the match.
19:30 IST: Shikhar Dhawan reaches 1,000 T20Is runs with a single off Brathwaite. India look in total control of the game.
19:28 IST: SIX!! Rohit clears the front and pummels Pierre for a maximum. The ground is huge but not big enough for the Indian captain. The ball clears the ropes with ease.
19:27 IST: 17 runs off the over, India 37/0 after 5 overs.
19:26 IST: FOUR!! Dhawan is slowly getting in the groove. Leans forward and drives Thomas exquisitely for a boundary.
19:25 IST: FOUR!! Dhawan gets into position early and pulls Thomas wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Dhawan ensures he makes use of this free-hit!
19:23 IST: Rohit Sharma surpasses Virat Kohli, becomes the highest T20I run scorer for India. Read here.
19:21 IST: SIX! Thomas bowls a length ball and Rohit Sharma lifts him straight down the ground for the first maximum of the match. With this, the India right-handed batsman surpasses Virat Kohli to become India’s highest run-getter in T20Is.
19:19 IST: India 20/0 after 4 overs.
19:16 IST: FOUR!! Rohit Sharma welcomes Khary Pierre with a boundary straight down the ground. This is the first boundary of the match. Peirre bowls on a fuller length, Rohit makes room and lifts him over the mid-off for a two-bounce boundary.
19:15 IST: India 11/0 after 3 overs (Rohit 4*, Dhawan 5*).
19:08 IST: NO BALL from Keemo Paul and India get a free-hit!! Dhawan goes for the slog hit but gets beaten by a slower delivery. That was poor from Dhawan.
19:05 IST: First runs on the board for India. Dhawan flicks a Keemo Paul full ball towards mid-wicket for a single.
19:03 IST: Oshane Thomas starts off with a maiden overs. India 0/0 after the first over.
19:01 IST: First ball — Thomas bowls a good length delivery, Rohit watches the ball carefully as lets it pass.
19:00 IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opening the batting for India. Oshane Thomas opening the bowling for the Windies.
18:45 IST: Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium becomes India’s 52nd International Cricket Venue.
18:40 IST: India playing XI — Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed
18:38 IST: Windies playing XI — Shai Hope, Denesh Ramdin(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Oshane Thomas.
18:35 IST: Rohit: “We would have bowled first. There is grass on the pitch and I am hoping pitch will hold up. But I am not sure about the outfield as there is lot of dew. We have Bhuvi back in our team, in place of Umesh. It is good to have Bhuvneshwar Kumar back but it is unfortunate for Umesh Yadav to miss only after 1 match but team composition is very important.”
18:32 IST: Brathwaite: “We will bowl first. This is a new stadium, first international game and we want to chase. Dew factor is also one of the reasons but it’s more about the pitch. We have one change in the team. Nicholas Pooran is in the team in place of Powell. He is a good player of spin and he is a left-hander so that will add balance to our team.”