Last Update on: November 11th, 2018 at 11:58 pm
India whitewashed Windies by 3-0 in the three-match T20I series and Carlos Brathwaite appreciated his teammates for their effort till the end.
However, earlier in the day, Windies skipper won the much-needed toss and elected to bat first. Windies opening duo of Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer partnered well for the first wicket, as they added 51 in the powerplay overs.
Meanwhile, the India skipper, Rohit Sharma handed over the ball to Yuzvendra Chahal after the end of the powerplay, and Carlos Brathwaite’s boys lost their first wicket, as the leggie took the wicket of Hope; Chahal again claimed the wicket of Hetmyer in his second over.
Moreover, while Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin were building up their partnership for the third wicket, Washington Sundar did the damage claiming the wicket of Ramdin who scored 15 runs off 15 deliveries. Later, Nicholas Pooran and Darren Bravo played some excellent cricket and added 87 runs for the fourth wicket. Windies posted a target of 182 runs with the loss of three wickets.
While chasing down the target, India lost their first wicket in the third over, as Rohit Sharma scored only four runs. Meanwhile, the pressure had built on the other batsmen, but Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan looked furious in the pursuit of the chase. However, Oshane Thomas bowled a length delivery that got the better of KL Rahul. Two wickets back then had jolted India’s confidence.
Later, the southpaws, Dhawan, and Rishabh Pant added some valuable 130 runs for the third wicket, as their partnership helped India to win the dead rubber of the three-match T20I series.
“It would have been. We had a chat before the game and talked about every game being important. We wanted to put a smile on the fans’ face but didn’t get the result we would have liked. I will take the effort and believe, especially taking it to the last ball after Shikhar and Rishabh’s partnership. We saw a few balls grip, but on reflection, we did not switch quickly enough. There are a few here; Shai, Hetmyer, and Pooran. But it is important to get the best out of everyone and create a unit that can challenge for the T20 World Cup in Australia.”