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India win Twenty20 series against Windies

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India have won the 2nd T20I against West Indies at Fort Lauderhill in Florida, USA by 22 runs on DLS method.

 

Chasing 168 for victory, West Indies were 98/4, with 70 needed off 27 balls to win, when the umpires took the players off due to an impending threat of thundershowers and lightning.

 

India posted 167/5 in 20 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat first in Sunday’s match.

 

After Rohit Sharma (67) blasted off the Indian innings, Shikhar Dhawan (23) was bowled by Keemo Paul. Virat Kohli (28) took over after Rohit Sharma’s dismissal as India moved towards putting up a big total.

 

However, Rishabh Pant (4) fell cheaply again, Kohli was bowled by Sheldon Cottrell and Manish Pandey (6) got an edge through to the keeper as India lost a flurry of wickets to lose the plot.

 

Krunal Pandya (20*) and Ravindra Jadeja (9*) came up with three sixes in the last over as India posted 167/5 in 20 overs. Rovman Powell’s 34-ball 54 gave the ‘home team’ a fighting chance after their openers fell cheaply again, but it was the weather Gods who had the last laugh. India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead by winning this match.

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