28-year-old Hardik Pandya, who is returning to the team after injury, is in excellent form. Myers and Brandon King were thrashing the Indian bowlers fiercely. Then Rohit Sharma once again handed the ball to Hardik Pandya. After the fifth over, he now had the responsibility of the eighth over. Pandya bowls a good length delivery, which King tries to smash for a big hit but the ball hits the leg-stump.
Pandya becomes troubleshooter
Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first. The West Indies batsmen once again put the charge on target and washed it fiercely. Taking an aggressive approach, Myers also hit two fours on Bhuvneshwar and then welcomed Pandya with a six. Myers, along with Brandon King, took the team’s score to 46 runs in the power play. Myrne also hit two fours on Ravichandra Ashwin, but Pandya got the 50th T20 International wicket by bowling King (20), who scored a half-century in the second match.
West Indies set a target of 165 runs
West Indies scored 164 for five with opener Kyle Myers’ half-century. Myers struck a 50-ball 73 with eight fours and four sixes, besides putting on 57 for the first wicket with Brandon King (20) and 50 for the second wicket with captain Nicholas Pooran (23). Bhuvneshwar Kumar was India’s most successful bowler, taking two wickets for 35 runs. Hardik Pandya, while bowling economical, took one wicket for just 19 runs in four overs. Avesh Khan once again proved to be extremely expensive. He conceded 47 runs in three overs while he did not get any success.
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