India won the final game of the three-match T20I series against Windies at Providence on Tuesday (6th August) and won this series by the 3-0 margin.
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In that last game of the series, Indian captain Virat Kohli decided to field first after winning the toss. The visitors India restricted the hosts Windies to 146/6 (20 overs). India lost three wickets before chasing down that target in 19.1 overs. The visitors won that match by seven wickets with five balls to spare.
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Brief Scores: Windies – 146/6 in 20 overs (Kieron Pollard 58, Rovman Powell 32*; Deepak Chahar 3/4)
India – 150/3 in 19.1 overs (Rishabh Pant 65*; Virat Kohli 59; Oshane Thomas 2/29)
Result – India won by seven wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) In the first innings of this match, Windies managed 146/6 (20 overs) which was their second-lowest completed T20I total against India at home. The lowest total is 143/5 (20 overs) at Port of Spain on 4th June 2011.
ii) After losing this game, Windies and Bangladesh have faced the same number of T20I defeats – 57 matches. It is the most number of T20I defeats for a team.
i) It was India’s sixth consecutive T20I victory against Windies. India is the first team to win six consecutive T20I matches against Windies. Pakistan is in the next position with five consecutive T20I victories.
ii) India won this three-match T20I bilateral series by 3-0. It was India’s fourth whitewash in a three-match T20I bilateral series. Out of these, two were outside the Indian soil, including the latest series. India’s first such whitewash outside the Indian soil was in January 2016 during their three-match T20I series victory against the hosts Australia (by 3-0).
i) Rahul Chahar made his international debut at the age of just 20 years and 2 days. He is India’s fourth-youngest T20I debutant as the top three players in this list are Washington Sundar (18 years and 80 days), Rishabh pant (19 years and 120 days) and Ishant Sharma (19 years and 152 days).
ii) The right-arm pacer Deepak Chahar had the incredible bowling figures of 3-1-4-3 (economy rate – 1.33). As an Indian bowler who bowled at least three overs in a T20I match, it was the second-best economical bowling performance. The right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the record holder with the bowling figures of 3-0-3-0 (economy rate – 1.00) against West Indies at Dhaka on 23rd March 2014. Meanwhile, Deepak Chahar’s 3-1-4-3 is the best bowling figures by an Indian bowler against Windies in T20I history. The previous record-holder Kuldeep Yadav had the bowling figures of 4-0-13-3 (at Kolkata on 4th November 2018).
iii) Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant scored 65* which is the highest individual score in a T20I match by an Indian designated wicketkeeper-batsman. MS Dhoni was the previous record holder with 56 runs (against England at Bengaluru on 1st February 2017). Also, Pant (21 years and 306 days) is the fourth-youngest designated wicketkeeper to register a 50+ score.
iv) Virat Kohli scored 59 runs, and it was his 21st T20I 50+ score. It is the joint-most number of T20I 50+ scores for a batsman. The Indian limited-overs opening batsman Rohit Sharma has also scored the same number of 50+ scores (21 times) in T20I career.