Final T20I between India and West Indies ended in an 88-run victory for the hosts on Sunday.
Team India is in brimming with confidence after they clinched the five-match T20I series against West Indies with 4-1 margin. The visitors were blasted by 88 runs in the final match of the series, which was played on Sunday in Lauderhill, Florida. India has now won six of their previous seven Twenty20 International series. Hardik Pandya guided Team India to a historic victory in the final Twenty20 International after Rohit Sharma was rested. After winning the series, Rohit congratulated the entire team and thanked them for their efforts.
“What we wanted to achieve and how we wanted to play had been discussed numerous times. Talking about it is one thing, but actually doing it is quite another. I felt everyone was trying to do that, in that, most of us actually went and did that. That to me was very pleasing. David and I aren’t the only ones chatting; the rest of us are as well. Firstly, I want to appreciate everyone buying into the thought and then going out there and doing it. A lot of effort is required, and we’ve done it before and usually succeeded, which is a good thing “according to Rohit in a video on the BCCI TV channel
“It takes a lot, it is not easy, we have tried it and we have succeeded in most occasions, which is a good thing. As captain, I wanted to say something to the team because it was an important goal of ours, and while we’ve achieved it in part, it doesn’t mean the journey is over. Lot to play for and we will continue to keep topping up those little aspects of the game and again, just wanted to appreciate, it takes a lot to change your game, it takes a lot to get into different mindset. For me, individual brilliance is fine, but it’s our collective effort that will yield the most consistent outcomes “he continued, adding.
Then again, Hardik has stated that he would be’more than glad’ to be Team India’s full-time captain.
“Yeah! What’s the harm? I’d want to play in the future, but right now we’ve got the World Cup and the Asia Cup, so I’m not going to do it “In his post-match presentation, Hardik had remarked.
When asked about his team’s focus, he said, “We’re going to focus on that and make sure as a team that what we’re doing, we continue [with that] and make sure that all the skillsets that we are learning we can keep getting better and at the same time enjoy the game as well.”
It was another one-sided 88-run win for India over West Indies in Sunday’s game, with Shreyas Iyer’s 64 and all 10 wickets taken by the spinners.
Indian batsmen Iyer and Deepak Hooda (38 off 25 balls) both contributed to India’s 188-7 in 20 overs after being called into bat. Stand-in skipper Hardik Pandya (28 off 16 balls) also had a solid cameo.
Finally, Pandya threw the new ball to Axar Patel (3-1-15-3), whose three arm balls immediately took out Jason Holder (0), Shamarah Brooks (13) and Devon Thomas (10) from the starting lineup.
As one of the most lopsided T20I bilateral series came to a close, West Indies were all out for 100 runs in just 16 overs despite the fact that India ticked most of the boxes.
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