2nd T20I, India vs West Indies: India aim to wrap series

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File image of India's Rohit Sharma playing a shot during a match

Darren Bravo's 23 was the top score in West Indies' timid reply to the huge target set for them.

Rohit Sharma along with his opening mate Shikhar Dhawan equaled the world record for most partnerships in excess of 100 runs in T20I cricket.

India put up a massive 195 for 2 and restricted West Indies to 124 for 9 to gain an unassailable 2-0 lead ahead of the third and final match of the series in Chennai. Rohit features twice on the list, along with full-time skipper Virat Kohli, once again with three such stands.

It has been a complete domination by India after they swept the Test series 2-0 and then won the one-day internationals 3-1.

Rohit broke loose in the fifth over when he clobbered Oshane Thomas for the first of his seven sixes at the Ekana Stadium which debuted as an global venue with the match.

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.

None of the batsmen or all-rounders got to grips with the Indian bowlers and they will be desperate to perform with numerous big T20 domestic tournaments on the horizon and they will be keen to impress any watching teams to earn sizeable contracts especially for the IPL.

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Dhawan, however, was lucky as Keemo Paul dropped a straight forward catch at deep mid-wicket in the ninth over off captain Carlos Braithwaite.

Rishabh Pant failed for the second consecutive time, holing out to Shimron Hetmyer at midwicket boundary off left-arm spiner Khary Pierre. 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.

Introduced into the attack in the eight over, chinaman Kuldeep Yadav continued with his magic and struck twice in a span of one delivery to derail West Indies' chase.

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav soon joined forces to take two quick wickets and paceman Jasprit Bumrah got the big-hitting Kieron Pollard caught and bowled as West indies slipped to 68-5.

Young pacer Khaleel Ahmed, who convinced his skipper to hand him the new ball in the second Twenty20 against the West Indies, says he thrives on responsibility and never lets pressure affect his performance.

"My only aim is to do well for India and for that I need to enjoy my game".

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