IND v WI 2018: Twitter reacts as Rohit Sharma’s ton, bowlers’ all-round showing power India to 71-run win in Lucknow T20I

Team India posted 195 in 20 overs and then restricted West Indies to 124/9 to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.

Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to score four centuries in T20I cricket | AFP

Rohit Sharma smashed his fourth T20I century to power India to a commanding 195/2 against West Indies in the penultimate game of the three-match series on Tuesday (November 6). 

It was a batting masterclass from Rohit as he remained unbeaten on 111 off 61 balls, including 8 boundaries and 7 sixes. With this knock, Sharma became the owner of most hundreds in T20I cricket. He also surpassed Virat Kohli’s tally of runs to become the highest run-scorer in the shortest format for India.

Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan (43) made up for their failure in the T20I series opener, sharing a 123-run opening stand off 84 balls to lay the foundation for a big score. KL Rahul also played a cameo of 14-ball 26 to propel India towards a dominating total.

In reply, West Indies got off to a terrible start as left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed removed both the openers, Shai Hope (6) and Shimron Hetmyer (15), cheaply. Afterwards, wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav got rid of Darren Bravo (23) and Nicholas Pooran (4) to reduce the visitors to 52/4 in 8 overs.

West Indies couldn’t recover from the early demolition of Indian bowlers. The experienced duo of Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar returned into the attack and dented the tourists even further with wicket apiece. Although Keemo Paul struck some lusty blows in the fag end of the innings, it was never going to be enough for Windies as they managed only 124/9 in their stipulated 20 overs.

By virtue of this resounding 71-run victory, the Men in Blue also secured an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.

Twitter experts were full of praise for Team India’s stellar all-round performance led by Rohit Sharma.

Here are some of the tweets:


By Salman Anjum - 06 Nov, 2018

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