India beat West Indies by 68 runs in first T20
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New Delhi : Captain Rohit Sharma (64) scored a brilliant half-century and Dinesh Karthik (41 not out off 19 balls) helped India beat West Indies by 68 runs in the first T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Took.
West Indies won the toss in this match and invited India to bat first. Suryakumar Yadav, along with captain Rohit Sharma, came out to open the innings for India. The duo added 44 runs for the first wicket in 4.3 overs. Akil Hussain broke this partnership by dismissing Yadav on a total score of 44. Yadav scored 24 runs in 16 balls. After this the wickets of Shreyas Iyer (00), Rishabh Pant (14), Hardik Pandya (01) fell early, although at the other end, Rohit continued to bat aggressively and completed his half-century. Jason Holder ends Rohit's innings. Rohit scored 64 runs in 44 balls with the help of 7 fours and 2 sixes. After Rohit's dismissal, Ravindra Jadeja also became the victim of Alzarri Joseph after scoring 16 runs. After this, Dinesh Karthik played a fast unbeaten knock of 41 runs in 19 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes. He got good support from Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin scored 13 not out off 10 balls with the help of 1 six. India scored 190 for 6 wickets in 20 overs. For West Indies, Alzarri Joseph took 2 wickets, Obed McCoy, Jason Holder, Akil Hossain and Keemo Paul took 1-1.
In reply, West Indies team could only manage 122 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. For West Indies, Shamrah Brooks scored 20, Nicholas Pooran made 18 and Keemo Paul scored 19 not out.
For India, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi and Ravichandran Ashwin took 2-2 and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja took 1-1 wickets. Dinesh Karthik was given the man of the match award for his scintillating innings.