India clinched the three-match series with one match still to go beating West Indies by 22 runs by Duckworth Lewis method after rain stopped play at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Florida. 

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India got off to a perfect start in the second half with Washington Sundar giving away only run before Bhuvneshwar Kumar grabbed a stunning returning catch to get the better of Evin Lewis. Sundar kept up the excellent work to get Sunil Narine out to have West Indies at eight for two in just three overs. But Rovman Powell and Nicholas Pooran steadied the ship with a 76-run partnership for the third wicket. Powell was all over the Indian bowling taking on Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini.

Krunal Pandya. Credit: Twitter

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The young Powell brought his half-century in no time while Pooran struggled to get going. Finally, Krunal Pandya provided the breakthrough removing both the set batsmen in the same over to have West Indies at 85 for four in 13.5 overs. Kieron Pollard tried to set the chase off before rain stopped the play in Florida. Due to heavy lighting, no more game was possible forcing the umpire to call the game off helping India clinch the series with a 22-run win.

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Previously, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan got India off to a formidable start after Virat Kohli won the toss. Dhawan failed to convert the start and was dismissed in 20’s, his dismissal brought Indian skipper to the crease. He and Rohit were looking in excellent touch. Rohit was smashing sixes for fun and his knock was taking the match away from West Indies. But a flurry of wickets in the middle overs brought West Indies back in the game. India middle-order failed as the duo of Rishabh Pant and Manish Pandey failed to make a mark.

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Rohit Sharma (L) and Virat Kohli. Credit: Twitter

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Oshane Thomas and Sheldon Cottrell led the fightback to have India at 114 for one to 143 for five. But Krunal Pandya stepped up his game in the final over and provided the impetus that India were looking for to take the scorecard to 167 runs at the end of 20 overs.

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