Rohit Sharma

Photos from the fourth T20 Worldwide between West Indies and India at Lauderhill on Saturday

IMAGE: Rohit Sharma’s 33 in a stand of 53 in lower than 5 overs set the tone. {Photograph}: ICC/Twitter

Rishabh Pant and skipper Rohit Sharma missed out on huge knocks however made helpful sufficient contributions to propel India to 191 for five within the fourth T20I in opposition to West Indies on Saturday.


Rohit (33 off 16 balls) and Pant (44 off 31 balls) have been the principle contributors whereas Axar Patel struck some meaty blows in direction of the top to complete unbeaten on 20 off 8 balls.

Sanju Samson was extra subdued throughout his 30 not out off 23 balls, usually failing to search out the boundaries, which prevented India from reaching 200.

For West Indies left-arm pacer Obed McCoy, cricket certainly turned out to be an awesome leveller as he was smoked for 66 runs off his 4 overs solely every week after he had taken a career-best six-wicket haul within the second ODI. It was the costliest spell by a West Indies bowler in T20Is.

Rohit’s new strategy in powerplay won’t have produced many huge knocks save a half-century however he’s definitely displaying the best way with constructive intent upfront.

Obed McCoy

IMAGE: Obed McCoy was costly. {Photograph}: Windies Cricket/Twitter

McCoy went for 3 sixes and 25 runs in an over. In these three, Rohit had a pair — a pull over deep mid-wicket and a flat one over long-off.

The one which bought him most cheers was a slog swept six off Akeal Hosein (1/28 in 4 overs), however within the very subsequent supply, which was a tad slower and the size barely shorter, led to his downfall.

However Rohit’s 33 in a stand of 53 in lower than 5 overs set the tone and gave different batters time and confidence to go after the bowling.

The tendency to protect wickets after which go after bowling, which has been a bane of Indian T20 groups of the current previous, is not seen anymore.

Deepak Hooda

IMAGE: Deepak Hooda’s contribution was essential. {Photograph}: ICC/Twitter

The cushion of the strike-rate gave Pant and Deepak Hooda (21 off 19 balls) shut to 6 overs to supply a 47-run stand, which was the launch-pad for the ultimate flourish from Axar.

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