India thumped West Indies by 67 runs in the third and final T20I to clinch the series 2-1 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Indian pacers Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami gave India early breakthroughs as they picked up one wicket apiece in the powerplay overs. Kieron Pollard and Shimron Hetmyer gave the Indian bowling unit some scare with their power-hitting but in the end, it proved futile as they couldn’t take their side across the finish line.
Earlier, the Windies skipper Pollard won the toss and asked India to bat first. Indian batsmen proved his decision wrong as KL Rahul (91), Rohit Sharma (71) and Virat Kohli (70 not out) all scored quick-fire half-centuries, helping India post a mammoth 240/3 in their stipulated 20 overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) December 11, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) December 11, 2019
Fine series win for India. Great intensity shown in batting to post that big score. Deep desire to win unmistakable. Congrats Kohli & Co
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 11, 2019
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) December 11, 2019
VICTORY for #TeamIndia! 🧡
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) December 11, 2019
A big victory at Wankhede!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 11, 2019
Wankhede vich #TeamIndia di balle balle 🕺🏻
A comprehensive 67-run victory for 🇮🇳 as they clinch the T20I Series 2-1 👏
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) December 11, 2019
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) December 11, 2019
One of the highlights for me today was the incisiveness that Mohd Shami provided to the bowling.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 11, 2019
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) December 11, 2019
1st innings 👉🏻 Rohit, Rahul and Kohli plundered runs at will 🔥
2nd innings 👉🏻 Bhuvi, Chahar, Shami and Kuldeep shared the spoils 👌🏻
It was an EMPHATIC performance from #TeamIndia in the series decider 👊🏻
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from Home🏠) (@DelhiCapitals) December 11, 2019
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) December 11, 2019