India beat West Indies: Here are the records broken
The Indian cricket team inflicted a 3-0 sweep over West Indies in the T20Is. The Men in Blue won the third T20I to cap off a commendable start to the tour. Batting first, West Indies posted 146/6 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Kieron Pollard scored an entertaining 58. India chased down the target. Here are the records broken.
India clinch sixth consecutive victory in T20Is against WI
This was India's sixth consecutive T20I victory against Windies. India now have a 8-5 advantage over WI in head-to-head meetings. This was also the second successive 3-0 series victory for India over West Indies in T20Is. Indian captain Virat Kohli surpassed the 2,350-run mark in T20Is. He is the only batsman after Rohit Sharma (2,422) to do so.
Kohli amasses 21st career T20I fifty, shares century-plus stand
Kohli (59) amassed his 21st career T20I fifty. He equalled Rohit for the most T20I fifty-plus scores (21). Rohit has 17 fifties and four centuries. Kohli and Pant (65*) added a century-plus stand for India for the third wicket (106 runs). This was the 19th overall 100-plus stand for India in T20Is. It was also the fourth third-wicket century-plus stand for India in T20Is.
Pant smashes 2nd career T20I fifty
Pant amassed his second T20I career fifty. He finally got back to form after scores of 3, 1, 0 and 4 in his last four T20Is. It was also his highest T20I score. This was also the highest score in T20Is by an Indian wicket-keeper.
Pollard gets to 50 career T20I sixes
Pollard surpassed the 900-run mark for West Indies in T20Is (903). This was his third T20I career fifty. Pollard smashes one four and six sixes for West Indies. He raced to 50 career T20I sixes. The veteran batsman became the fourth West Indian to amass 50 sixes or more in T20Is. Chris Gayle (105), Marlon Samuels (69), and Evin Lewis (54) have achieved it.
Chahar fourth youngest T20I debutant for India
Youngest players to make a debut for India in T20Is:— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) August 6, 2019
18y 80d - Washington Sundar
19y 120d - Rishabh Pant
19y 152d - Ishant Sharma
20y 2d - Rahul Chahar*
20y 4d - Suresh Raina #WIvIND
Some interesting feats scripted by Indian bowlers
Deepak Chahar (3/4) registered his best career T20I figures for India. This was just his second T20I match. Navdeep Saini (2/34) finished the three-match series with a total of five wickets. Rahul Chahar (1/27) picked up a wicket on his debut for India.
How did the match pan out?
Windies were rocked early on after losing three wickets for just 14 runs on the board. Chahar was excellent upfront. Pollard and Nicholas Pooran added 66 runs for the fourth wicket. After Pollard got dismissed, Windies were in trouble, but Rovman Powell's brisk 32* got them past 140. In reply, Kohli and Pant's superb partnership saw India run home.