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India vs West Indies 2nd T20: India win by 71 runs, clinch series 2-0

India maintained their dominance throughout the match and Rohit Sharma's century played a key role in India's victory

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India defeated West Indies by 71 runs to clinch the Twenty20 international series with a game left at the in today.

Batting first, India started strong with a key 123-run first-wicket partnership between and Shikhar Dhawan.

Dhawan perished on 43 runs off Allen's delivery and Rishabh Pant too followed him at a score of 5 runs. Lokesh Rahul played some strong shots and accompanied skipper till the end of the innings.

yet again played a big inning, scoring his 4th T20 international century, he remained unbeaten on 111 runs.

Rohit also surpassed Virat Kohli to become the highest T20 scorer for India with 2117 runs in 86 matches. Virat Kohli has 2102 runs in 62 matches.

West Indies yet again had a bad start, Khaleel dismissed and and soon Darren Bravo too returned to the pavilion, Windies lost three key players even before reaching 50-run mark.

Kuldeep picked 2 wickets in the same over and there was no looking back for India after that.

Barring Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar, Khaleel, Bumrah and Kuldeep picked 2 wickets each.

Darren Bravo looked good with shot selection but he couldn't stick to the wicket for long. West Indies skipper Brathwaite remained unbeaten for 15 runs, apart from that, Keemo Paul contributed 20 runs.

The remaining T20 has become dead rubber as India have already clinched the series with the unassailable lead of 2-0.

India vs West Indies 2nd T20: India win by 71 runs, clinch series 2-0

That's that from Lucknow. #TeamIndia win by 71 runs and take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three match T20I series.#INDvWI pic.twitter.com/vceDTuMRX1 — BCCI (@BCCI) November 6, 2018

India vs West Indies 2nd T20: India win by 71 runs, clinch series 2-0

Over 20: Bumrah to Pierre, dot ball, next goes wide, OUT!! caught and bowled!! Thomas gets a boundary off the fourth ball, another four follows, last ball of the match, Thomas falls on the floor and it's all over. India win the match and clinch the series 2-0.

India vs West Indies 2nd T20: India win by 71 runs, clinch series 2-0

Over 19: Bhuvneshwar to K Paul, two dot balls, 2 runs off the third, OUT !! Paul departs and Rohit takes another catch, 

India vs West Indies 2nd T20: India win by 71 runs, clinch series 2-0

Over 18: Kuldeep to Paul, OUT LBW given!! Windies go for review, goes in Windies' favour and the umpire takes the decision back, SIX!! another six follows, Paul hits it long to deep mid-wicket, singel off the next, Brathwaite hits six off the last ball. WI 112/7

India vs West Indies 2nd T20: India win by 71 runs, clinch series 2-0

Over 17: Khaleel to Paul, single, 2 runs off the third ball, another single off the next, full toss and single off the last ball. WI 92/7

India vs West Indies 2nd T20: India win by 71 runs, clinch series 2-0

Over 16: Bhuvneshwar to Brathwaite, single off the first, next goes yorker, another yorker but a single slower one to Brathwaite but goes for a single to third man, single off the last ball. WI 88/7

India vs West Indies 2nd T20: India win by 71 runs, clinch series 2-0

Over 15; Krunal to Paul, single off the second ball, Brathwaite taks one, no runs off the next two, single off the last ball. WI 84/7

India vs West Indies 2nd T20: India win by 71 runs, clinch series 2-0

Over 14: Bhuvneshwar to Ramdin 1 run, Brathwaite returns the strike, Inside edge and confusion but no runs off it, OUT !! caught by Rohit, Ramdin departs.  Fabian Allen comes in next, RUN OUT!! Pandya hits the bulls eye!! Allen departs.

India vs West Indies 2nd T20: India win by 71 runs, clinch series 2-0

Over 13:  Krunal to Ramdin, appeal for LBW, India goes for review but of now use, single off the next, 2 wides follow, Ramdin takes another single, 4byes off the next ball, no runs off the lsat ball. WI 79/5

India vs West Indies 2nd T20: India win by 71 runs, clinch series 2-0

Over 12: Kuldeep to Ramdin, no runs off the first two, Brathwaite gets two on the fouth ball. WI 71/5

India vs West Indies 2nd T20: India win by 71 runs, clinch series 2-0

Over 11: Bumrah to Ramdin, single, Pollard on strike, no runs off the next two, CAUGHT!! top edge and POllars in caught and bowled!! Brathwaite comes in next,. WI 68/5 

First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 18:22 IST

India vs West Indies 2nd T20: India win by 71 runs, clinch series 2-0

India maintained their dominance throughout the match and Rohit Sharma's century played a key role in India's victory

India defeated West Indies by 71 runs to clinch the Twenty20 international series with a game left at the in today.

Batting first, India started strong with a key 123-run first-wicket partnership between and Shikhar Dhawan.

Dhawan perished on 43 runs off Allen's delivery and Rishabh Pant too followed him at a score of 5 runs. Lokesh Rahul played some strong shots and accompanied skipper till the end of the innings.

yet again played a big inning, scoring his 4th T20 international century, he remained unbeaten on 111 runs.

Rohit also surpassed Virat Kohli to become the highest T20 scorer for India with 2117 runs in 86 matches. Virat Kohli has 2102 runs in 62 matches.

West Indies yet again had a bad start, Khaleel dismissed and and soon Darren Bravo too returned to the pavilion, Windies lost three key players even before reaching 50-run mark.

Kuldeep picked 2 wickets in the same over and there was no looking back for India after that.

Barring Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar, Khaleel, Bumrah and Kuldeep picked 2 wickets each.

Darren Bravo looked good with shot selection but he couldn't stick to the wicket for long. West Indies skipper Brathwaite remained unbeaten for 15 runs, apart from that, Keemo Paul contributed 20 runs.

The remaining T20 has become dead rubber as India have already clinched the series with the unassailable lead of 2-0.

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