Sharma´s record ton powers India to 195-2 in 2nd T20

Share
Sharma´s record ton powers India to 195-2 in 2nd T20

In reply, the pressure of runs proved too much for the Caribbean side as they could only manage 124/9.

The number-fest in India's series-winning victory, though, wasn't limited exclusively to the captain.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/12), Jasprit Bumrah (2/20), Khaleel Ahmed (2/30) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/32) equally shared the spoils.

India, thus, took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.

Rohit, who also surpassed regular skipper Virat Kohli to become top run-getter among Indians in shortest format, was at his brutal best, hitting eight boundaries and seven towering sixes.

He and Shikhar Dhawan posted 123 runs for opening wicket to provide a flawless platform after West Indies started off promisingly with paceman Oshane Thomas bowling a maiden Dhawan got to a somewhat sedate 43 (41b, 4x3) before being caught by Nicholas Pooran off the bowling of Allen at long-leg, but there was no respite for the visitors thereafter as the Indians pressed on the gas pedal to dictate terms.

The India openers had to weather some good fast bowling by West Indies at the start, but from the moment Rohit broke the shackles with a six off the first ball of spin he faced, he looked unstoppable.

It has been a complete domination by India after they swept the Test series 2-0 and then won the one-day internationals 3-1.

Making the most of a dropped chance early on by left-arm spinner Fabien Allen off his own bowling, the Indian captain kept the vocal chords of a boisterous crowd busy.

Khary Pierre quickly accounted for Rishabh Pant (5) but KL Rahul blasted 26 not out from just 14 deliveries in the closing stages, in the process adding 62 in an unbroken third-wicket partnership that lifted the total to 195-2.

West Indies play the final T20 global of the series on Sunday in Chennai.

While Hope was cleaned up by Ahmed in the second over, Hetmyer was holed out at long-on to Dhawan in the pacer's third over.

"Bumrah has been our premier bowler for us and the way we use him in T20s is different to ODIs".

Rohit, who made batting handsome with his immaculate timing and placement, picked the ball early and swung his bat to beat the big boundaries for some crisp fours and awesome sixes.

"My only aim is to do well for India and for that I need to enjoy my game".

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Midterms: Did Meghan Markle vote? Kensington Palace refuses to confirm
The invitation is believed to be a show of respect and also an acknowledgement that Markle has no other family in Britain. An emotional Doria was the only member of Meghan's family to attend her wedding to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle in May.

'Breaking Bad' two-hour movie reportedly in the works
Work on a feature-length "Breaking Bad" movie is underway, according to The Hollywood Reporter and the New Mexico Film Office. Backing up these claims is the fact that show creator Vince Gilligan just signed a three-year overall deal with Sony.

Plzen vs. Real Madrid live stream
Real Madrid has undergone significant change since its last Champions League outing, a 2-1 win over Plzen on October 23. Another clean sheet should also be a badly needed boost of confidence for the injury-hit defence.

43 runs in one over … conceded by a South African!
Ludick's figures changed drastically after this over as it suddenly changed from 9-0-42-1 to 10-0-85-1. The next went for six as Ludick was called for a no ball.

Don't leave half the world offline and behind, urges Web founder
Recent research has found that over 2 billion people live in places where internet is prohibitively expensive to access. So the web remains open and a global public resource for people everywhere, now and in the future.

Justices nix case on net neutrality
It actually petitioned the Supreme Court to erase history and wipe out an earlier court decision upholding open internet policies. Circuit Court of Appeals, heard arguments in May but hasn't ruled.

James Milner rues missed chances after loss to Red Star
Red Star moved onto four points in a tight Group C, but are still bottom behind Napoli and Liverpool (six) and Paris Saint-Germain (five).

Harvard astronomers: Mysterious object possibly alien spacecraft
Oumuamua , which translates as "distant messenger from the past" in Hawaiian, can reach speeds of up to 196,000mph. According to Harvard scientists, we may not be alone in our solar system.

Pete Davidson Made Last Minute Call to Mention Ariana Grande on 'SNL'
It was posted in good fun, something Ariana herself got a good laugh out of when she saw it later in the day. She's a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world".

Projected: Democrats successfully seize control of US House
In total, Trump had held 26 rallies since October, embracing Democrats' attempts to make the election a referendum on his agenda. Perhaps more important, they would claim subpoena power to investigate Trump's personal and professional shortcomings.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.