Wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant was Team India’s savior with the bat in the fourth T20I against West Indies on Saturday, August 6 at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida. His 31-ball 44 run knock helped India to set a good total on the board. However, one of his actions on the field during the second innings, left the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma annoyed.
The incident took place in the fifth over of the West Indies run chase. Nicholas Pooran tapped a delivery by Axar Patel and set off for a run. His batting partner Kyle Mayers also responded to the call. However, Kyle returned to the non-striker’s crease, after understanding that it was a risky run.
Nicholas Pooran was left stranded mid-way on the pitch. He tried to get back to the strikers’ end but was eventually run out by Rishabh Pant. Sanju Samson collected the ball and passed it to the wicket-keeper, who waited for a while, before taking off the bails. This made Indian skipper Rohit Sharma lost his cool, he walked to Rishabh Pant and appeared furious.
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India eventually won the match by 59 runs, as Arshdeep Singh picked up a three-wicket-haul. Pacer Avesh Khan was awarded the Player of the Match for taking crucial wickets. He finished the match with bowling figures of 2/17. Axar Patel and Ravi Bishnoi also picked a couple of wickets each in the match.
India wins the five-match T20I series 4-1
Team India registered a comprehensive victory in the fifth T20I against West Indies to win the series 4-1. They rested senior players, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and skipper Rohit Sharma. All-rounder Hardik Pandya took up the leadership duties.
Batting first India put on 188 runs on the back of Shreyas Iyer’s 64 runs knock. In response, West Indies were bowled out for a paltry 100 runs in around 16 overs. Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav picked three wickets each in the match. However, the pick of the bowlers was Ravi Bishnoi, who took four wickets for 16 runs to power India to an 88 runs win.