Video of Rohit Sharma 111 Runs in 61 Balls : 7 Sixes : IND vs WI T20I

Video of Rohit Sharma 111 Runs in 61 Balls : 7 Sixes : IND vs WI T20I

India vs West Indies, 6 November, 7 PM IST

Match Result : India won by 71 runs

Player of the Match : Rohit Sharma

Match Report : A walk in the park for India as they take an unassailable 2-0 lead in this 3-match T20I series. The world champions suffered another loss, another huge loss. After a certain boy from Mumbai set the new stadium in Lucknow on fire, this was sure to happen. With his brilliant knock of 111* – Rohit Sharma set the platform for India.

It was not going to be an easy wicket to bat on and it was definitely not going to be easy to clear those big boundaries. Being certified as the cleanest hitter of the cricket ball in modern day cricket – Rohit along with Dhawan set the stage for the final assault. With that kind of a first innings score, the bowlers had plenty to defend. All of them chipped in with wickets and Krunal Pandya didn’t miss out on the chance too.

Although he wasn’t able to get any wicket, he came to the party with a crucial run-out. And courtesy of this clinical performance, India have managed to clinch the series. 

Khaleel Ahmed: “I had more responsibility today as I was bowling with the new ball. I am working on my bowling arm as well as on my non bowling arm with Bharat sir in the practice sessions. I was reading the pitch when we were batting. Those celebrations come because I am extremely excited as I am representing my country.

Carlos Brathwaite: “We fielded well in the last game, but today we didn’t field that well. It was always going to be an uphill task to chase such a total. This is hard to digest but we need to take the positives before we play the final game. They batted well without losing a wicket in the initial overs. We wanted to restrict them to 170-180 but that didn’t happen.

Our batting continues to let us down. We got a young group of guys so we need to appreciate the positives, the small good things we did. We are still trying to find our best opening combination. We never got off to a good start in the first two games. It’s difficult to choose the perfect batting pair but we’re trying.

We need to make the best decisions, we think. It didn’t work batting wise in these two games. Hopefully in the third game we’ll put up a better performance and come up with a win.”

Rohit Sharma, Man of the Match: “Like I said at the toss, not many games have been played here. We wanted to get used to the pitch, how the wicket is behaving, hence we took our time. It’s important to understand what the pitch is doing.

Whenever you get an opportunity you do your best. Today was a perfect platform. Everyone who came to watch the game will go home with a smile. This is what we play for, to see that smile on everyone’s face. Glad that we won this game and this series as well.

Shikhar’s natural instinct is to put pressure on the bowlers. He wanted to take his time after getting out cheaply in the last few games.” 

Avishkar Govardhane is a Sports Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News covering the latest Cricket News.

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