India beat West Indies: Here are the records broken
Team Indian clinched the T20I series against West Indies by winning the second T20I on Sunday in Florida. This was the second successive win for India in a space of 24 hours. Batting first, India posted a challenging 167/5. Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant 67. West Indies then failed to get past the target as India won by 22 runs (D/L method). Here's more.
Rohit surpasses Gayle for most sixes in T20Is
Rohit surpassed Chris Gayle to register the most number of sixes in T20Is. Rohit hit three sixes on Sunday and has reached a figure of 107 sixes, whereas, Gayle has 105. The senior opening batsman also slammed his 17th career ODI fifty. He now has 2,422 runs at an average of 32.72.
Rohit the king of T20Is
In T20Is:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 4, 2019
Most runs - Rohit Sharma
Most sixes - Rohit Sharma
Most 100s - Rohit Sharma
Most 50+ - Rohit Sharma
Most 4s+6s - Rohit Sharma#IndvWI
Rohit and Dhawan surpass 1,500 partnership runs
Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan added 67 runs for the first wicket. This was their seventh fifty stand in T20Is. The celebrated duo went past 1,500 partnership runs mark in T20Is (1,557). They have an average of 33.12 batting together. Dhawan (23) slammed three fours on Sunday. He now has 147 career T20I fours and needs three more to reach the 150 mark.
Struggles continue for Lewis and Pant
Evin Lewis didn't disturb the score once again against India at Lauderhill. Lewis registered his third career T20I duck and a second successive one as well. After notching a nought on Saturday, India's wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant managed just four runs today. The southpaw's struggle continued as he now has scores of 3, 1, 0 and 4 in his last four T20Is.
Other special feats scripted in the 2nd T20I
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was superb. The right-arm pacer now has 39 T20I career scalps. This was the fourth occasion where Rohit hit the first ball of India's innings for a four. He equalled Gayle with this unique record. Martin Guptill (6) leads the way. This was India's fifth consecutive T20I victory against Windies. India now have a 7-5 advantage over WI in head-to-head meetings.
Rovman Powell shines for West Indies
26-year-old West Indies batsman Rovman Powell smashed a brisk 54. This was his second career T20I fifty. He also registered his best score in T20Is. Powell shared a fifty-plus stand with Nicholas Pooran.
How did the match pan out?
India looked well set to get a strong total on the board after Rohit and Dhawan gave the side a dream start. Rohit continued to bat well and put up another strong show with skipper Virat Kohli. But after his dismissal, the Windies hit back and got crucial wickets. In reply, India removed both WI openers early. Powell fought hard, but India clinched victory.