Indian bowlers have done well. Most importantly, in this case no bowler has given more runs than the average of 6.50. Arshdeep Singh once again took two wickets while bowling impressively. At the same time, Ravi Bishnoi and R Ashwin also took two wickets.
A five-match T20 series is being played between India and West Indies. The first T20 match was played on Friday, with India defeating West Indies by 68 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. In terms of runs, it is India’s second biggest win against West Indies. Earlier in 2018, India defeated West Indies by 8 runs in Lucknow. West Indies won the toss and invited India to bat. Batting first, India posted a colossal score of 190 runs ahead of the West Indies thanks to the brilliant batting of Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik. Captain Rohit Sharma scored 64 runs in 44 balls with the help of 7 fours and two sixes. At the same time Dinesh Karthik played a terrific innings in the last few overs and scored 41 runs in 19 balls. Dinesh Karthik was also named man of the match. Dinesh Karthik shared an unbroken 52-run partnership for the seventh wicket with Ravichandran Ashwin to put India in a good position.
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In this match, India’s captain Rohit Sharma became the highest run scorer in T20 Internationals. Previously this record was in the name of Martin Guptill from New Zealand. There was a 21-run decision between Rohit Sharma and Martin Guptill. Rohit Sharma has played an innings of 67 runs. Talking about the West Indies, the batsmen there did not perform much. Chasing the target of 190 runs, the West Indian team could only score 122 runs for eight wickets. Indian bowlers have done well. Most importantly, in this case no bowler has given more runs than the average of 6.50. Arshdeep Singh once again took two wickets while bowling impressively. At the same time, Ravi Bishnoi and R Ashwin also took two wickets. Kyle Myers chasing the target got off to a quick start with fours and sixes against Bhuvneshwar and Arshdeep. However, Arshdeep was caught by Bhuvneshwar in the second over himself to end Myers’ six-ball 15. In the next over, Ravindra Jadeja bowled Jason Holder without opening the account, then pointed the way to the pavilion to Shamra Brooks while fielding it sixth over maiden in Bhuvneshwar. West Indies were under pressure after losing three wickets for 42 runs in the powerplay.
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Captain Nicholas Pooran (18) took the pressure off Hardik Pandya and Rovman Powell (14) hit a six against Jadeja. Ashwin had Pooran caught by Pant in the eighth over, while Ravi Bishnoi bowled Powell, sending half the West Indies team to the pavilion in the 12th over. Ashwin ruined West Indies’ chances of a win by dismissing the returning Shimron Hetmyer (14), while Bishnoi almost secured India’s win by stumping Odin Smith without opening the account. After this, the West Indies batsmen completed the formality of playing the entire over. This is the first T20 International at this ground where the Indian team again took the field with a new opening pair. Rohit surprised everyone by opening the innings with Suryakumar Yadav (24). Both gave the team a good start by adding 44 runs in the first 4.4 overs. Suryakumar Yadav opened the account by hitting a four off Obed McCoy in the opening over, while Rohit welcomed Holder for a six in the second over. In the third over, on spinner Akil Hossain’s very first ball, Myers dropped Suryakumar’s catch. Suryakumar then hit a six and a four in debutant Alzarri Josephs over but was caught by Hossain to Holder.