Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Sport | By

Rohit hits record ton as India beat West Indies again

Rohit hits record ton as India beat West Indies again

Speaking to the media after the match, Ahmed said that he although he was nervous before the game, everything fell into place eventually. Khaleel had grabbed the headlines during the Asia Cup, but his time of reckoning came in the ODI series against the West Indies where he finished as the third-highest wicket-taker with seven wickets in four matches. Everyone who came out to watch the game will go home with a smile.

Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed his fourth T20 worldwide century - the most by any batsman in the format - to set up India's convincing 71-run series-clinching win over West Indies on Tuesday. The duo ran ones and twos on a huge ground to put pressure on the West Indies, whose bowlers became wayward after showing discipline initially.

"I was reading the pitch when we were batting", he said.

The 20-year, who played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last edition of the Indian Premier League, was behind spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav in the list.Khaleel credits his instant success to the experience he had gathered while sharing the dressing room with big worldwide stars during the IPL.

The right-hander shared in a 123-run stand with fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan, who made 43 before he was well held in the deep by Nicholas Pooran off the bowling of spinner Fabian Allen.


Lokesh Rahul, unbeaten on 26, had the best view when Sharma reached his century in the last over of the innings with a boundary off his opposite number in Carlos Brathwaite.

Darren Bravo hit 23 off 18 balls but Windies were unable to get any significant partnerships going, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-12) and Jasprit Bumrah (2-20) the most economical of the Indian bowlers.

"It didn't work batting wise in these two games".

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

Like this: