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India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win

Dhawan scored much-needed 92 runs for his team. India clean-sweep the series against West Indies 3-0

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India won the third and final T20 international against West Indies by 6 wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai as Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant's bravado spoiled the day for the visitors.

With this victory, India also clean-sweeped the T20 series againnst West Indies 3-0.

Shikhar Dhawan saved the day for India and Rishabh Pant accompanied him till the team was on the cusp of winnning the match.

Dhawan contributed 92 runs, a much needed knock after India skipper departed early and then Lokesh Rahul too went back to the pavilion.

Rishabh Pant made his maiden T20 International fifty before losing his wicket on the score of 58.

Earlier, West Indies made 181 runs in their 20 overs after Carlos Brathwaite won the toss and decided to bat first. Windies openers Shimron (26) and (24) got them to a brisk start

For West Indies, left-handed batsman NIcholas Pooran and Darren Bravo stitched a 87-run partnership that led Windies to 181/3 in their 20 overs

Bravo offered a great support to Pooran and hit a couple of big sixes.

West Indies showed some fight as they smashed India bowlers without falling under presssure and committing any blunder.

Chahal was the most successful Indian bowler with 2 for 28 from his four overs, but faced the heat towards the end when Pooran and Bravo went on the attack.

Washington Sundar, who took the wicket of Denesh Ramdin (15), was the other wicket-taker.

Young pacer Khaleel Ahmed had a good start to his spell but he couldn't make much of an impression. Experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar too remained without wickets.

Dhawan got Man of the Match award while Kuldeep Yadav was adjudged Man of the Series.

India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win

It's a wrap. A lot of drama in the final over and #TeamIndia beat the Windies by 6 wickets. Clinch the series 3-0  pic.twitter.com/kjfACGE5g8 — BCCI (@BCCI) November 11, 2018

India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win

Over 20: Allen to Dhawan, India needs 5 runs to win the match, 2 runs off it, single off the next ball, India needs 2 runs from 4 balls, Manish on strike, single comes off the third ball, Dhawan on strike dot ball, 1 needed off 2 balls, OUT!! what a twist!1 Dhawan is caught by Pollard!! 1 needed off 1 ball. Dinesh Karthik walks in and Manish Pandey on strike, SINGLE !! INDIA WIN THE MATCH ON THE VERY LAST BALL!! 

India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win

Over 19: Paul to Dhawan, single off the first, OUT!! middle stump removed, Pant attempts another risky shot but is dismissed this time. Manish Pandey walks in, yorker and no runs off it, another yorker and another dot ball, dot ball follows and Pandey gets two off the last ball, IND 177/3 

India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win

Over 18: Brathwaite to Pant, NO-BALL, too full and Dhawan on strike after Pant takes one,the ball goes wide and the free-hit stays, single comes off it, Pant gets two off the next ball, another wide ball, single off the next, Dhawan gets one off the next, another single off the next, single off the last ball. IND 174/2

India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win

Over 17: Thomas to Dhawan, single off the first, Pant takes one, boundary comes off the next by Dhawan, FOUR!! straight over to mid-off for four by Dhawan, IND 163/2

India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win

Over 16: K Paul to Rishabh, FOUR!! FIFTY for Pant!! 1st T20I fifty for Pant  with sucha  unique shot, single comes off the next ball AND SIX!! Dhawan goes straight down the ground, single off the next, single follows, single off the last ball, IND 153/2

India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win

Over 15: Brathwaite to Pant, single of the first, FOUR!! just timing!! Dhawan goes to square leg this time and gets quick two off the next, 2 dot balls follow and gets 2 off the last ball. IND 139/2

India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win

Over 14: Allen to Dhawan, single off  the first, Pant takes one on the next, another single follows, SIX!! Pant goes big yet again, this time to deep mid-wicket, single off the last ball, IND 130/2

India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win

Over 13: Pollard to Pant, four on the very first ball, single off the next ball, Dhawan gets four to long-off and gets quick two off the next ball, single comes on the next ball, SIX!! Pant hits it to long-on for a massive one on the last ball. IND 120/2

India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win

Over 12: Fabian Allen to Dhawan, single off the first and brings up 50-run partnership between the Pant and Dhawan, Pant takes one off the next, Dhawan takes another singlle, Pant goes for one, Dhawan gets two off the next ball, and gets a double on the last ball to bring up his fifty. INND 102/2

India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win

Over 11: Thomas to Dhawan, 2 runs off the first ball, a single follows, SIX!! pant goes to backward square leg on the short ball, single comes after that, Dhawan on strike and Thomas bowls a no-ball, free hit to India and Dhawan gets SIX off it!! single off the last ball, IND 94/2

First Published: Sun, November 11 2018. 18:34 IST

India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win

Dhawan scored much-needed 92 runs for his team. India clean-sweep the series against West Indies 3-0

India won the third and final T20 international against West Indies by 6 wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai as Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant's bravado spoiled the day for the visitors.

With this victory, India also clean-sweeped the T20 series againnst West Indies 3-0.

Shikhar Dhawan saved the day for India and Rishabh Pant accompanied him till the team was on the cusp of winnning the match.

Dhawan contributed 92 runs, a much needed knock after India skipper departed early and then Lokesh Rahul too went back to the pavilion.

Rishabh Pant made his maiden T20 International fifty before losing his wicket on the score of 58.

Earlier, West Indies made 181 runs in their 20 overs after Carlos Brathwaite won the toss and decided to bat first. Windies openers Shimron (26) and (24) got them to a brisk start

For West Indies, left-handed batsman NIcholas Pooran and Darren Bravo stitched a 87-run partnership that led Windies to 181/3 in their 20 overs

Bravo offered a great support to Pooran and hit a couple of big sixes.

West Indies showed some fight as they smashed India bowlers without falling under presssure and committing any blunder.

Chahal was the most successful Indian bowler with 2 for 28 from his four overs, but faced the heat towards the end when Pooran and Bravo went on the attack.

Washington Sundar, who took the wicket of Denesh Ramdin (15), was the other wicket-taker.

Young pacer Khaleel Ahmed had a good start to his spell but he couldn't make much of an impression. Experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar too remained without wickets.

Dhawan got Man of the Match award while Kuldeep Yadav was adjudged Man of the Series.

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