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India vs West Indies, 4th T20I Highlights: Rohit Sharma’s India ensures another series win after beating West Indies by 59 runs | Cricket News

LAUDERHILL (FLORIDA): Rohit Sharma maintained his unbeaten document as captain in bilateral T20Is after India made brief work of West Indies by 59 runs to take an unassailable 3-1 lead within the five-match series right here on Saturday.
It was an ideal weekend for the NRIs in and round Florida, as India first scored 191 for five with helpful knocks from Rishabh Pant (44 off 31 balls) and skipper Rohit Sharma (33 off 16 balls), and a cameo from Axar Patel (20 not out off 8 balls).
On a floor the place the very best profitable run-chase by any staff is 98, a goal of 192 was merely out of query, and the West Indies innings folded for a lowly 132 in 19.1 overs.
As It Happened

While Brandon King (13) and Kyle (*59*) (14) began the chase on a vibrant observe, hitting Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 3 boundaries within the opening over, issues went downhill from that time.
Saturday occurred to be the day when Bhuvneshwar’s new-ball companion Avesh Khan (2/17 in 4 overs) was able to shed his tag of being profligate with a few wonderful spells.

The supply that obtained King stopped on him and the outcome was a straightforward return catch.
One drop batter Devon Thomas (1) needed a move-on and Avesh’s fuller supply did not hit the center of his bat, and the resultant skier was simply taken by Deepak Hooda to finish one among his three catches.
Nicholas Pooran (24 off 8 balls) seemed in ominous contact with three monstrous sixes earlier than (*59*) bought him a dummy, retreating again on a non-existent single and he was stranded mid-pitch when Pant whipped the bail.
While Axar Patel (2/48 in 4 overs) obtained a little bit of pasting, he eliminated (*59*) and Rovman Powell (24 off 16 balls), each holing out within the deep.
Arshdeep Singh (3/12 in 3.1 overs) then put the brakes and it turned a stroll within the park by the time the back-10 began. Ravi Bishnoi additionally utilised the chance with regular figures of two for 27 in 4 overs.
Put into bat, Pant and skipper Rohit missed out on massive knocks however made helpful sufficient contributions to propel India to 191 for five.
Rohit and Pant have been the primary contributors whereas Axar struck some meaty blows in direction of the top to complete unbeaten on 20 off 8 balls.
Sanju Samson was extra subdued throughout his 30 not out off 23 balls, typically failing to search out the boundaries, which prevented India from reaching 200.
For West Indies left-arm pacer Obed McCoy, cricket certainly turned out to be a terrific leveller as he was smoked for 66 runs off his 4 overs solely every week after he had taken a career-best six-wicket haul within the second ODI. It was the costliest spell by a West Indies bowler in T20Is.
Rohit’s new strategy in powerplay may not have produced many massive knocks save a half-century however he’s definitely exhibiting the way in which with optimistic intent upfront.
McCoy went for 3 sixes and 25 runs in an over. In these three, Rohit had a few maximums — a pull over deep mid-wicket and a flat one over long-off.
The one which obtained him most cheers was a slog swept six off Akeal Hosein (1/28 in 4 overs), however the very subsequent supply, which was a tad slower and the size barely shorter, caused his downfall.
But Rohit’s 33 in a stand of 53, in lower than 5 overs, set the tone and gave different batters time and confidence to go after the bowling.
The tendency to protect wickets after which go after bowling, which has been a bane of Indian T20 groups of the latest previous, is not seen anymore.
The cushion of the strike-rate gave Pant and Deepak Hooda (21 off 19 balls) shut to 6 overs to supply a 47-run stand, which was the launch-pad for the ultimate flourish from Axar.