India vs West Indies - 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction

Ross Houston
November 8, 2018

In reply, the tourists batting caved in once again as they managed to score only 124/9 in 20 overs.

Skipper Rohit Sharma's record-breaking fourth T20 worldwide hundred powered India to a comprehensive 71-run win over West Indies in what turned out to be another one-sided series victory for the hosts.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/12), Jasprit Bumrah (2/20), Khaleel Ahmed (2/30) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/32) equally shared the spoils. The result gave India an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The duo ran ones and twos on a huge ground to put pressure on the West Indies, whose bowlers became wayward after showing discipline initially.

Rohit now is the leading run-scorer for India in T20Is as he overtook Virat Kohli.

West Indies' misery in the two-month long tour was compounded as they suffered yet another series defeated after losing the Test series 0-2 and subsequently the one dayers by 1-3 margin.


Dhawan made a brisk 43 but found himself playing second fiddle to the rampaging Rohit in their 123-run stand for the opening partnership.

Rohit broke loose in the fifth over when he clobbered Oshane Thomas for the first of his seven sixes at the Ekana Stadium which debuted as an worldwide venue with the match.

None of the batsmen or all-rounders got to grips with the Indian bowlers and they will be desperate to perform with numerous big T20 domestic tournaments on the horizon and they will be keen to impress any watching teams to earn sizeable contracts especially for the IPL. Dhawan was dropped on 28 by Keemo Paul at the midwicket boundary off Brathwaite. The elegant right-hander mostly preferred the straight boundaries and cleared them on both sides with consummate ease.

After Dhawan and a promoted Rishabh Pant fell in quick succession, KL Rahul, who made 26 not out off 14 balls, combined with his captain to punish the West Indies attack.

Rohit's spell-binding fireworks, an unbeaten 61-ball-111, containing eight fours and seven sixes, enabled him to get his fourth T20 worldwide hundred, the most by any batsman, and guide India to a crushing 71-run victory over West Indies.


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.

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

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

From there on, it was just a matter of time before India wrapped up the game and they did it in style.


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