India on Wednesday defeated West Indies by 67 runs in the third T20 International despite Kieron Pollard’s whirlwind knock of 68 off 38 balls. West Indies were reduced to 173/8 in 20 overs in response to India’s score of 240/3.
Mohamamd Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets each.
Earlier, batting first, Indian batsmen namely Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and captain Virat Kohli made a mockery of the West Indies bowling in the third T20 International match, played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. India made 240/3 in 20 overs with Rahul emerging as the top-scorer with 91 runs.
Close behind were Rohit and Virat, who made 71 and 70 respectively. Rahul took 56 balls to play the knock of 91 that included nine fours and four sixes. Rohit was menacing with the bat as he hit two sixes and one four in three consecutive deliveries, taking his score from 39 to 55 in no time. He got out by playing a knock of 71. Playing at his home ground, Rohit faced 34 balls and scored six fours and five sixes.
Virat took 29 balls to play an unbeaten knock of 70. He hit seven sixes and four boundaries.
West Indies will now need to score 241 to win the third T20I. The series is currently tied at 1-1. Speaking after the Indian innings, Rohit said that even though the target of 241 was huge, West Indies were capable of pulling off a miraculous win on their day.