India beat West Indies by seven wickets in the third and final Twenty20 international to clean sweep the three-match T20I series 3-0 and register their maiden T20I series victory in the Caribbean. Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant registered half-centuries, while Deepak Chahar recorded India’s best T20I figures as India ran-out comfortable winners at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. It was India’s fourth 3-0 series whitewashes in T20 internationals and their first in the Caribbean Island. Take a look at some stat highlights from the 3rd T20I game between India vs West Indies. India vs West Indies Highlights 3rd T20I 2019 Match.
Put to bat first, West Indies were off to a worse start with Deepak Chahar – playing his only second T20I game for India – dismantling West Indies’ entire top order inside six overs. His early exploits left the hosts reeling a 3/23 at the end of six overs, a situation they never really recovered from. Kieron Pollard scored a quick-fire half-century, while Rovman Powell’s 32 from 20 deliveries took West Indies to a respectable total. The hosts managed 146/6 in 20 overs with Saini taking two wickets to continue his good run in the series.
In reply, India never really looked bothered despite losing openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul inside five overs. Kohli (59) and Pant (65 not out) engaged in a century-run partnership to take India home and even though Kohli was removed with India 14 runs away from victory, Pant partnered Manish Pandey to help India cross-over.
Here are some stat highlights from India vs West Indies
# This was India second 3-0 whitewash in T20I series against West Indies and first T20I series victory against the Caribbean boys away from home.
# This was India’s sixth consecutive T20I victory over West Indies.
# West Indies have now lost the most number of T20I games (58 losses).
#Virat Kohli now has the joint highest number of 50+ scores in T20 internationals. He equalled compatriot Rohit Sharma’s record of 21 half-centuries.
#Rishabh Pant’s 65 not-out against West Indies is the highest score by an Indian wicket-keeper in T20 internationals.
#Deepak Chahar's figures of 3-1-4-3 against the West Indies is his career-best figures in T20Is. This is also the best bowling figures by an Indian bowler against the West Indies in T20 internationals.
India next play West Indies in a three-match ODI series before also taking them in two Test matches. The first ODI game will be played on August 8, 2019 (Thursday) at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Virat Kohli will continue to lead the team, while this will be the first cricketing assignment for both the teams following the CWC 2019 disappointment.