India have secured the three-match T20I series against Windies after winning the rain-interrupted second T20I of this series on Sunday (4th August) at Lauderhill.
Indian captain Virat Kohli decided to bat first after winning the toss. India managed to score 167/5 in 20 overs. In the second innings, when Windies were battling on 98/4 in 15.3 overs, the rain stopped that game. While that game was never restarted, India won that match by 22 runs (DLS method) as the Windies had the 121 runs revised target.
With this victory, India have taken a 2-0 lead in this three-match T20I series, with one to go.
Brief Scores: India – 167/5 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 67, Virat Kohli 28; Sheldon Cottrell 2/25)
Windies (revised target: 121 runs) – 98/4 in 15.3 overs (Rovman Powell 54, Nicholas Pooran 19; Krunal Pandya 2/23)
Result – India won by 22 runs (DLS method)
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) In the first innings of this match, India scored 167/5 (20 overs) which is the third-highest T20I total for India against Windies outside India. Their top two records are 244/4 in 20 overs (at Lauderhill on 27th August 2016) and 190/6 in 20 overs (at Kingston on 9th July 2017).
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i) It was the 50th T20I for Sunil Narine. He is the eighth Windies cricketer to play 50 T20I matches.
i) By the end of this match, Virat Kohli has scored 8,416 runs in T20 career. After this match, Kohli is the most T20 run-scorer as an Indian batsman and sixth most T20 run-scorer in overall. As an Indian batsman, the present second most T20 run-scorer is Suresh Raina with 8,392 T20 runs.
ii) Rohit Sharma has hit 107 sixes in T20I career. During this match, Rohit surpassed the Caribbean star batsman Chris Gayle and became the leader of the most T20I sixes as a batsman. Gayle has hit 105 sixes in T20I career.
iii) Rohit Sharma scored 67 runs in this match which was his 21st 50+ scores in T20I career. Adding this innings, Rohit is the most 50+ scorer in T20I history. Virat Kohli is in the next position with 20 times 50+ scores in T20I career.
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iv) By the end of this match, Rohit Sharma has scored 425 T20I runs against Windies. Surpassing the English cricketer Alex Hales (423 runs), Rohit is the now the most T20I run-scorer against Windies.