IND vs WI: Rishabh Pant blasted an unbeaten 52 off simply 28 balls within the second T20I.© BCCI
Rishabh Pant on Friday laid the basis of India’s series-clinching win over the West Indies in the second one T20I on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Pant, who failed to provoke within the first T20I, scored an unbeaten 52 off simply 28 balls. The wicketkeeper-batter struck seven limitations and a six, which has stuck the eye of the cricketing fraternity. At the first ball of the nineteenth over of India’s innings, Pant hammered Jason Holder for an enormous six over deep sq. leg.
His shot reminded the commentator of former India captain MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot.
“Sunglasses of MSD. The helicopter shot,” the commentator was once heard pronouncing.
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Nineteen Fifties from Pant, Virat Kohli (52) and a 33-run cameo from Venkatesh Iyer took India to a complete of 186 for five.
India had been previous rocked via the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan ahead of Suryakumar Yadav additionally did not proceed his wealthy vein of shape.
For the West Indies, Roston Chase took 3 wickets whilst Sheldon Cottrell and Romario Shephard picked up a wicket every.
Chasing a goal of 187, West Indies had been 59 for 2 at one level after Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravi Bishnoi had taken a wicket every for the hosts.
Then again, Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell took them with reference to the completing line. Powell remained unbeaten on 68 off 36 balls whilst Pooran was once brushed aside on 62.
In spite of everything, West Indies fell brief via 8 runs and conceded the sequence.
The guests will now glance to salvage some delight in 3rd and ultimate T20I on Sunday.
Previous, the Windies had been blank swept 0-3 within the ODI sequence.
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