Last Update on: November 11th, 2018 at 11:17 pm
India whitewashed the Windies by 3-0 in the three-match T20I series, as Rohit Sharma was left impressed with his team’s performance throughout the series.
However, earlier in the day, Rohit Sharma had lost the toss and had to bowl first, not much to his delight.
Meanwhile, Windies opening duo started their innings brilliantly, as they added 51 runs within the first six overs. Yuzvendra Chahal made the first breakthrough after Rohit Sharma had given the ball to him.
Moreover, Chahal was the pick of the bowlers, as he claimed the first one off his very first delivery and the second one off his last delivery of his second over. Meanwhile, in the middle, when Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin tried to build up the partnership, as Rohit Sharma made a change in the bowling attack, and Washington Sundar made the breakthrough.
Since then, Bravo and Nicholas Pooran played some excellent cricket and added 87 runs for the fourth wicket. Chahal picked two wickets and Windies posted a total of 181 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 were looking furious. However, Oshane Thomas got the better off KL Rahul, and two quick wickets put India on the backfoot.
Later, the southpaw Dhawan and Rishabh Pant added some valuable 130 runs for the third wicket. Their partnership helped India to win the dead rubber of the three-match T20I series.
“Games like these happen a lot. Especially in the IPL, these have happened a lot. We wanted to be ruthless and not take a backseat. This kind of performance gives a lot of confidence. We didn’t want to be complacent and wanted to come out and win. As a team, there is always scope for improvement. We need to improve on handling pressure situations while bowling. It is important to stick to your strengths, and a lot of these guys have not played much for India, so a home series like this was the perfect opportunity to show their talent. I was also very impressed with the fielding efforts in this tournament by the team.”