An all-round effort with both bat and ball propelled India to clinch the series with a clinical 59-run triumph over West Indies in the fourth T20I of the ongoing 5-match series at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida on Saturday (August 6).
Rishabh Pant top-scored with 44 off 31balls while others also chipped in with valuable contribution as India posted an imposing 191/5 on the board after being asked to bat.
In response, the hosts kept losing wickets and were eventually skittled out for 132, to lose the contest by 59 runs. Arshdeep Singh was the pick of the bowler for the tourists, claiming a career-best 3 for 12 whereas Avesh Khan (2/17), Ravi Bishnoi (2/27) and Axar Patel (2/48) bagged two wickets apiece.
“I think it was pleasing how we played the game. The conditions were not easy but we got to a good score. A lot of thought went in on how we batted and it was pleasing to see. The pitch was quite slow which our bowlers used to their advantage. I thought 190 was a good score, but with the kind of batting that WI have, no score is good. We played good cricket to get the win today. The batters were really smart and the bowlers bowled in pairs to get wickets. It put the brakes on their scoring,” said Indian captain Rohit Sharma in the post-match presentation.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
A summary of his bowling display 👇 pic.twitter.com/b2pxjDP7OG
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 6, 2022
— DK (@DineshKarthik) August 6, 2022
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 6, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 6, 2022
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) August 6, 2022
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 6, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav in T20I in 2022:
Innings – 12
Runs – 428
Average – 38.91
Strike Rate – 189.38
Fifties – 2
Hundreds – 1
Leading run-scorer for India this year.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 7, 2022
👏🏏 SERIES VICTORY! Rohit & co. have done it again. A comprehensive victory to seal the series!
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) August 6, 2022
At the end of 2️⃣0️⃣ overs, #TeamIndia piles up 1️⃣9️⃣1️⃣, thanks to the collective brilliance of the Indian batters.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 6, 2022
The West Indies will be disappointed with what they have put up. The whole is far lower than the sum of the parts.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 6, 2022