India’s undemanding victory over the touring West Indies led to them being tagged as the favorite to finish with a 3-0 victory to their name. What was presumed as a neck-to-neck series, turned out to be one-sided duels, inclined in the Indians’ favor, with the hosts’ amassing few noteworthy records to their name. Windies may have tried their best to compete with the likes of the Indian playing XI, only to get outplayed by the latter in every single duel. The second feud had an outcome similar to its previous, yet, and a certain degree of entertainment attached to itself. Here are the 3 talking points from the game in the form of India vs West Indies 2nd T20i Highlights.
India vs West Indies 2nd T20i Highlights: 3 talking points from the game
Hitman’s mega-ton witnesses a bursting crowd appreciation
Hitman’s golden run in the ODIs witnessed an extension in the T20is as well. In the 2nd T20i against Windies, the 3-double ODI double centurion managed to produce another mega-innings by launching a bolting century, his 4th hundred in T20is, to take his side to a titanic total of 195 by the end of their play. The Mumbaikar’s century knock comprised of a total of 15 boundaries (8-4s and 7-6s) which led to him being crowned as the leading run-getter for India in the T20is, a title which was previously held by Virat Kohli.
Rishabh Pant’s failure in the middle
Pant’s successive failures in the 1st and 2nd T20i have led to massive outrage over the social media, with questions being raised on Dhoni’s eviction on the grounds of Pant’s inclusion. The southpaw has managed to mass merely 6 runs in both innings combined and is on the verge of losing out his place in the final T20i which would be played at Chennai.
Pant would have to come up with a mega-innings if he wants to reprise his role in the shorter formats in the tours down under.
India’s majestic bowling attack decimated the touring Windies lineup
The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, and Jasprit Bumrah got the better of the West Indian cricketers, in what was supposedly a must-win duel for Brathwaite & Co. Each of the aforementioned picked up a couple wickets to their name while conceding 12,30, 32 and 20 runs in their spells respectively. Exception, was Krunal Pandya, who had to suffice with a figure of 0/23 in his 4 overs of play.
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