Rohit Sharma Has made a habit of winning successively under the captaincy of Indian Cricket Team Has started another series with a bang. Team India gave its fans a chance to be happy once again. Arshdeep Singh (24/2) and Ravi Bishnoi (26/2) helped India register a 68-run win over West Indies after captain Rohit Sharma (64) and Dinesh Karthik (41 not out). With this, Team India took a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series.
In Trinidad, the West Indies batsmen were badly disappointed in the first match of the T20 series at the stadium named after legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara. On Friday, July 29, in response to the target of 191 runs from Team India at this ground, the Windies team could score only 122 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. The batting of the Windies, which gave a tough competition in the first two matches of the ODI series, looked badly deteriorating this time.
West Indies shattered after a fast start
The best part of West Indies’ batting was its start. Kyle Meyers and Shamrah Brooks hit two boundaries on Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the first over and then in the second over, Meyers also hit a six and a four on Arshdeep Singh. The Windies team, which started with 22 runs in 9 balls, started getting setbacks from here. Arshdeep dismissed Meyers in the same over. In the powerplay itself, the score became 3 wickets for 45 runs.
A big innings was expected from captain Nicholas Pooran, but he disappointed. He was caught by wicketkeeper Pant on the finest ball of Ravichandran Ashwin (2/22). From here the Windies innings faltered. Leg spinner Bishnoi, Ashwin and Arshdeep together also took the next 4 wickets. The return of Shimron Hetmyer also did not work for the Windies team.
Rohit-Karthik became the basis for big scores
Earlier, the batsmen of the Indian team could not perform as expected. Suryakumar Yadav (24 runs, 16 balls) was brought in for the opening with captain Rohit (64 runs, 44 balls, 7 fours, 2 sixes) to everyone’s surprise and both shared a fast partnership of 44 runs, but Suryakumar not a big innings Played and got out in the fifth over, while after adding only 1 run, Shreyas Iyer also walked in the next over.
There was a 43-run partnership between Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma, but Pant went without making a big contribution, while Hardik Pandya also got away cheaply. Alzarri Joseph, making his debut for the West Indies, made his Gujarat Titans captain Hardik his first victim in this format.
Captain Rohit stood firm amidst the falling wickets and he completed his half-century in 35 balls. He was seen increasing the pace of runs with Ravindra Jadeja, but both kept going in successive overs. Dinesh Karthik (41 runs, 19 balls, 4 fours, 2 sixes), who was consolidating his claim in the role of finisher for Team India, again showed amazing and together with Ashwin (13 not out) an unbeaten 52-run partnership for the seventh wicket. Did it Both of them took the team to a big score by doing this amazing partnership in just 24 balls.
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