Sports

Rohit Sharma breaks India T20I record with century against Windies

Rohit Sharma breaks India T20I record with century against Windies

West Indies are the defending champions - and the hosts will take on Bangladesh in the final match of the day.

The 27-year-old Krunal has scored 21 runs from the two T20I matches.

Team India continued their rampaging form in the limited overs set-up, as they annihilated the Caribbean team to record their first series win against the visitors in the shortest format since 2011 with still a game to go.

Rohit's century was a record fourth in T20 Internationals and he put on 123 for the first wicket with Dhawan (43) - a partnership which was also a record for India against West Indies.

Considering that West Indies' pacer Oshane Thomas started off with a maiden, India closing in on 200 was primarily due to Rohit's blitzkrieg, which contributed nearly 57 per cent of the host's total. He looks to swing the ball and he has taken up that challenge well.

LUCKNOW, India: Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed his fourth Twenty20 global century - the most by any batsman in the format - to propel India to 192 for two against West Indies on Tuesday.

More news: Health Secretary launches 'Prevention is better than cure' vision

"They batted well but even at the halfway stage with them not losing a wicket, we still felt we were one or two wickets away from restricting them to a total close to 170, 180 - we would have been happy with that", he explained.

Rohit, who was lucky to see his shot brush Allen's fingers on 71, reached his century by scooping Brathwaite to the fine-leg rope in the final over, which produced 20 runs.

The chase was never easy for West Indies, which needed to gather runs quickly. Khaleel is a different bowler with the new ball.

Another left-armer, chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, dealt a double blow in his opening over to snare Darren Bravo and Pooran as the tourists stared at defeat at 52 for 4 after eight overs.

Jasprit Bumrah has become a vital cog in the Indian cricket ever since his prodigious debut against Australia in 2016.