PCB Backs Misbah despite failure in PSL 202023 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Islamabad crashed out without reaching the knockout stages for the 1st time.
India beat West Indies by 67 runs in the third and final Twenty20 International in Mumbai on Wednesday to clinch the three-match series 2-1. KL Rahul was determined, Rohit Sharma elegance personified and Virat Kohli at his brutal best in India's series-winning 67-run victory. The Wankhede stadium witnessed the maximum entertainment as the trinity of Rahul scored 91 off 56, Rohit scored 71 off 34 balls and captain Kohli 70 not out off 29 balls contributed in a total of 240 for 3 which completely took factors like, dew, flat-track out of the equation. An asking rate of 12 from the start would be Herculean for any team and West Indies, in the end, managed only 173 for 8. Mohammed Shami took two wickets and gave 25 runs in 4 overs, enjoyed a good outing in his first game of the series. With a big total on the board, Deepak Chahar (2/20 in 4 overs) was also steady while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/41 in 4 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/45) also got wickets even though they were a bit expensive.
India needed a good start but Rohit and Rahul made it a brilliant one as they conjured 135 runs in 11.4 overs. Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and skipper Virat Kohli combined to hit 16 sixes as India reached 240-3 in the first innings. Sharma (71) and Rahul (91) put on 135 runs for the opening wicket to lay the platform for India's imposing total after the hosts were put in to bat first. Kohli soon joined the party to flay the West Indies attack as he completed his fifty in 21 deliveries and finished on an unbeaten 70 with four fours and seven sixes. Jason Holder was taken for 54 runs in his 4 overs and the fifth bowling combination of left-arm spinner Khary Pierre (0/35 in 2 overs) and Pollard (0/33 in 2 overs) gave away 68 in their four.
2020 Copyrights © All Rights Reserved.