IND vs WI 2nd T20I: Team India captured the series with the eighth consecutive win. India took a 2-0 invincible lead in the three-match T20I series. With excellent bowling in the last few overs, the Indian team defeated the West Indies by 8 runs in the second match played on Friday. Team India registered its eighth consecutive win in T20, maintaining the winning streak.
After winning the toss, the West Indies team decided to bowl first. The Indian team scored 186 runs for 5 wickets in reply the West Indies could only manage 178 runs for 3 wickets.
Hero of victory Pant scored an unbeaten half-century
Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant made half-centuries for India, Virat Kohli scored 52 runs in 41 balls while scoring his third half-century, he hit 7 fours and a six. The man of the match, Rishabh Pant scored 52 not out in 28 balls, he scored 7 fours and hit a six. Pant has become the wicket-keeper with the most three half-centuries for India, before that Dhoni had two international half-centuries.
Pooran and Powell’s hard work washed out
For the Windies, Nicholas Pooran hit 62 runs in 41 balls, he hit 5 fours and 3 sixes. Rovman Powell scored an unbeaten 68 in just 36 balls. Both added 100 runs in 60 balls for the third wicket but could not win.
Virat will be rested from the T20 series against SriLanka
Virat Kohli may be rested for the three-match home T20 series against Sri Lanka starting February 24. According to the report, Virat has been playing cricket continuously for a long time, so BCCI has decided to rest him. According to sources, he will return to the Test series after being refreshed from spending some time away from the game and spending time with his family.
Bumrah will play in T20 series
Star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah may return for T20 series. After the tour of South Africa, Bumrah was rested from the series being played against West Indies. Bumrah will also be a part of the Test series after the limited-overs series.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who is recovering from injury, may get a place in the team for the Test series. Jadeja did not travel to South Africa due to injury.
Trivia: Sachin Tendulkar reveals, Got emotional after receiving Kohli’s gift
During an interview on Friday, legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar said that a special gift from Virat Kohli brought tears to his eyes when he played the last international match of his career. Sachin played his last Test in Mumbai in 2013. Sachin Tendulkar said that I went to the dressing room after the end of the test, was very emotional at that time, and sitting in a corner was wiping my tears with a towel. Because I knew that I would never be able to play for India anymore, Virat came to me and gave me a sacred thread that was given to him by his father. I got more emotional after receiving this special gift.