India handover Windies another white-wash

India handed over another whitewash for Windies after beating them by six wickets in the third T20I of the three-match T20I series between both nations in Chennai. 

Pant and Dhawan had a match winning partnership


Windies have completed their long tour of India where they had more tough time than good moments. They lost both Test and ODI series 0-2 and 1-3 respectively. The visitors came into the game in a nothing to lose situation since India already won the series 2-0.

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Windies captain Carlos Brathwaite won the toss and elected bat first in a typical Chennai pitch which assists batsmen in most of the times. Windies came with the same playing XI from the last game.

Hosts had a couple of changes as Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar came in place of rested Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav. After electing to bat first, the visitors had a decent half-century between the openers Shimron Hemyer and Shai Hope.

But the duo didn’t capitalize the good start they got individually. The good opening start from the openers was well powered by Darren Bravo and Nicholas Pooran. Nicholas Pooran scored a half-century while Darren Bravo missed that mark by seven runs.

With the good contributions from the top five batsmen, Windies managed to put 181for the loss of three wickets. The hosts were asked to chase 182 to ensure another whitewash.

Indian bowlers were not as good as in the earlier games of the tournaments since they went for plenty of runs. Yuzvendra Chahal was decent among them taking two wickets with a decent economy rate.

In reply, India had an early blow in the form of wicket of their captain Rohit Sharma who returned to pavilion only on four runs. Following him, KL Rahul also had another failure after getting a good start.

Since the Shikhar Dhawan and Rishab Pant took the responsibility and guided the team towards the victory. Rishab Pant scored his maiden half-century in the format and was dismissed on 58. His partner Shikhar Dhawan scored his career best figure of 92 and got out prior to the last ball of Indian innings.

In the end, India won the match by six wickets in the last ball of their innings after some dramas in the last two overs. With this win, India whitewashed the opponents 3-0

Brief Scores:

Windies: 181/3 (20)
Nicholas Pooran 53*, Darren Bravo 43*
Yuzvendra Chahal 2/28, Washington Sundar 1/33

India: 182/4 (20)
Shikhar Dhawan 92, Rishab Pant 58
Keemo Paul 4/32, Fabien Allen 1/23

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