WI vs IND, 4th T20I: IND seals the win by 59 runs!

WI vs IND, 4th T20I: IND seals the win by 59 runs!

Sinchan Saha

Modified Aug 7, 2022 1:31 AM IST

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WI vs IND, 4th T20I: India kept up with their unbeaten series record against West Indies since 2016 by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-T20I series. Their going after way of batting assisted them with posting 191 despite the fact that they tightened in the last part of their innings, and their bowlers utilised cutters well to smother West Indies’ batting.

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This was India’s most noteworthy T20I complete when none of their hitters have scored a fifty. Only one of their seven players neglected to get to twofold figures, which was similarly also in light of the fact that they had Axar Patel batting at No. 7, and he gave India the polishing dismissal with an unbeaten 20 from eight balls after a centre overs log jam.

India’s over-expressed issues against left-arm crease took a secondary lounge as Obed McCoy returned the most costly investigation – 2 for 66, including six sixes off his bowling – for a West Indies bowler two matches after he returned the best figures by a West Indies bowler. Avesh Khan encountered a circle back the other way with two wickets in the powerplay for only nine runs in two overs, following which West Indies never truly recuperated despite the fact that Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell threatened momentarily.

Rohit, Suryakumar set it all up

Either the India openers quickly inferred that they needed to score their runs while the ball was new or they felt this pitch required a huge score, since they didn’t keep down by any stretch of the imagination. Rohit Sharma was the main attacker, hitting several boundaries in the first two overs, before he and Suryakumar Yadav invited McCoy brutally. Rohit facilitated him for sixes over lengthy on and long-off, and Suryakumar showed incredible style, whipping and uppercutting him for a six and a four. India’s fifty came up in the fifth over.

Hosein, Joseph pull things back

Akeal Hosein and Alzarri Joseph bowled the two intense last overs of the powerplay, bringing West Indies back into the challenge. Hosein pulled back his length subsequent to being trudged for a six to bowl Rohit, and Joseph caught Suryakumar lbw as he attempted to open up the leg side once time after time.

When the field spread, West Indies started to bowl cutters into the pitch and the boundaries dried up. Given the circumstances, Rishabh Pant, batting at No. 4, played a heavenly hand of 44 off 31 in the most troublesome period of the innings. At the opposite end, Deepak Hooda oversaw 21 off 19 balls, while Sanju Samson scored 30 off 23. What’s more, when West Indies got Dinesh Karthik for only 6, they would have wanted to significantly restrict India.

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Axar gives India the dramatic finale

A six over lengthy off, one more over lengthy on – both off McCoy in the nineteenth over – and afterward a four off the last chunk of the innings, and Axar, playing his first match of the series, got India 27 runs the last two overs after the past three had produced only 18.

This was not the end of Axar’s luck for the afternoon. In his third over – the 10th of the innings – Powell liked him, hitting him for two sixes down the ground, yet he chipped the least demanding of the conveyances, a full-throw, straight down the throat of long-on. West Indies were presently 82 for 5 out of nine overs.

India finished off the game proficiently, the feature being Arshdeep Singh bowling in the middle overs for the first time in T20Is and taking out the compromising Jason Holder to ensure it was absolutely impossible for West Indies.