Sharma, Pandya star as India clinch T20I series against West Indies

Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya delivered superlative performances to help India clinch T20I series against West Indies in the second game played in Florida on Sunday.

The day started with Indian captain Virat Kohli winning the toss and opting to bat first due to good-looking surface for this game.

His decision paid instant dividend as India added 67 runs in their first seven overs. Rohit Sharma looked in splendid form with the bat and scored 67 off 51 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes.

A brisk unbeaten 20 off just 13 balls with the help of two sixes from all-rounder Krunal Pandya helped India post a competitive total of just 167 for the loss of five wickets in their 20 overs.

Shikhar Dhawan also made a valuable contribution with the bat with 23 off 16, whereas Indian Captain Virat Kohli scored 28 off 23 balls with the help of one four and one six.

All-rounder Krunal Pandya made notable contribution with the bat and ball to help India register 22-run win over West Indies in Florida on Saturday

For West Indies, the new-ball pair of Oshane Thomas and Sheldon Cottrell bowled exceedingly well and picked up two wickets each.

Defending 167 runs to win, India made a bright start as both Evin Lewis and his opening partner Sunil Narine went back to the pavilion at the score of just 8.

However, a 76-run partnership for the third-wicket between all-rounder Rovman Powell and wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran kept the home side in the hunt to win the game.  Rain interruption proved to be crucial as India managed to win the game by 22 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method.

Powell finished the innings with the top score of 54 off 34 with the help of six fours and three sixes, whereas Pooran chipped in with 19 off 34 balls.

For India., left-arm orthodox spinner Krunal Pandya claimed two, whereas Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Washington Sundar picked up one wicket apiece.For his splendid all-round performance, Krunal Pandya was named player of the match.

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