After clinching the series in Florida on Sunday, India defeated West Indies by seven wickets in the third and final T20I match at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Tuesday to complete a 3-0 whitewash.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant finally performed well under the guidance of captain Virat Kohli as India secured a comfortable win over the Windies.
Chasing a target of 147 on a slowish track, Kohli anchored the Indian innings to perfection with 59 off 45 balls while Pant was brilliant during his unbeaten 65 off 42 balls. The duo helped India to reach the target in 19.1 overs.
Earlier, Deepak Chahar’s incisive swing bowling was countered by Kieron Pollard’s attacking half-century and Rovman Powell’s cameo as West Indies put up a par score of 146 for 6 on the board.
Brief scores: West Indies 146/6 in 20 overs (Kieran Pollard 58; Deepak Chahar 3-4) lost to India 150/3 in 19.1 overs (Rishabh Pant 65, Virat Kohli 59) by seven wickets.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Top win. Onto the odis now. 🇮🇳👏 pic.twitter.com/OlpN670B9Y
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 7, 2019
Congratulations on a great victory in the T20Is 👌 Can't wait to join the team for the Test series 🇮🇳 @BCCI
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 7, 2019
Congrats #TeamIndia 🇮🇳
Dominating performances 👏🏆
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 7, 2019
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) August 7, 2019
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) August 7, 2019
3:0 🇮🇳 🙌 pic.twitter.com/SCjjQHPi64
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) August 7, 2019
Proudest moment for the entire Chahar family, specially my father- their coach who has given his entire life to see them play for India
Amazing bowling bhai ❤️3-1-4-3❤️Deepak chahar😘
And congratulations baby bro @rdchahar1 for India cap 🧢 and for your first wicket 😘#INDvWI 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/fPyXCEUhec
— Malti Chahar🇮🇳 (@ChaharMalti) August 6, 2019
Fifties for both Kohli and Pant….and India nearing a clean sweep. Controlled chase. #WIvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 6, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 6, 2019
— Prathamesh Avachare (@onlyprathamesh) August 6, 2019
What a spell by #Deepakchahar !!!
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) August 6, 2019
While India wins this and leads 1-0, I have to say I am disappointed with Rishabh Pant. Really want him to respect the game a little more. Conditions, opponents and value the opportunities he is getting. Talent without performance is nothing.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) August 3, 2019
Hopefully, the game that gets Pant going. #WIvIND
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 6, 2019