Captain Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking fourth T20 International century provided boost to India to a comprehensive 71-run win against the Windies in the second match of the three-match series in Lucknow on Tuesday.
With this win India not only took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series but also registered their seventh successive series win.
Windies captain Carlos Brathwaite won the toss and invited India to bat first. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave India a sluggish start. Rohit’s unbeaten 111 off 61 deliveries helped India post a competitive total of 195/2.
The Indian opener also surpassed regular skipper Virat Kohli to become top run-getter among Indians in the shortest format. During his unbeaten 111-run innings, Rohit smashed eight boundaries and seven towering sixes.
In reply, the tourists batting caved in once again as they managed to score only 124/9 in 20 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/12), Jasprit Bumrah (2/20), Khaleel Ahmed (2/30) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/32) equally shared the spoils.