Wankhede once again proves to be a happy hunting ground for the Men in Blue as they beat the Windies by 2-1 in the three-match series. Virat Kohli and men have shattered records one after the other but before getting into the stat of the match, let’s have a look at how the match panned out between the two sides. So after losing the last game, in Trivandrum, the Indian team had a couple of days to draft their strategies for the decider. Now after winning the toss, West Indies elected to bowl first. The Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma looked determined and were in no mood to slow down their gears. India Vs West Indies, Live Cricket Score 3rd T20I Match.
Local boy Rohit Sharma made 71 runs from 34 balls and laced his innings with six fours and five maximums. Whereas, KL Rahul remained unbeaten on 91 from 56 balls. After Rishabh Pant made an exit on a golden duck, the Indian cricket captain shifted gears and put a stunning cameo of 70 runs from 29 balls. India made a total of 240 runs on the board. It was Mohammed Shami who rattled the first wicket as Lendl Simmons was the first one to depart. Brendon King followed. But Shimron Hetmyer and Kieron Pollard stood tall to defend a mammoth total as they made 41 and 68 respectively. The team lost eight wickets and fell 67 runs short.
Now, let’s have a look at the stat highlights of the match:
#Rohit Sharma became the first Indian to complete 400 sixes in international cricket.
#Rohit Sharma became the highest run-getter in T20I
# India registered the fifth-highest total in the power play as they made 72 runs from six overs.
# This was KL Rahul’s third consecutive fifty at Wankhede.
#Virat Kohli completed 1000 T20I runs at home.
# India registered the third highest T20I total in Mumbai as they made 240 runs.
# Umesh Yadav missed the most numbers of T20I matches and then make a comeback. The pacer missed 65 games.
# Kieron Pollard completed1000 T20I runs.
#West Indies register the most unwanted record of losing 61 T20I games.
KL Rahul becomes the Man of the Match for his stunning knock of 91 runs and a couple of catches. Virat Kohli walks away with the Man of the Series award. “Batting first we won and feels really good. I know I can contribute in all three formats. I think two guys in the middle with clarity and the way Rahul and Rohit played today was the key today,” said the Indian cricket captain after winning the game.