New Delhi, August 8 (SO News/Agency) The Indian team won the fifth T20 match of the series against the West Indies on Sunday by a huge margin of 88 runs. With this, Team India won the 5-match T20 series 1-4. In this match played in Lauderhill, Florida, India scored 188 runs for 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
West Indies were bowled out for 100 runs in 15.4 overs. Shreyas Iyer played a smashing innings of 64 runs for India. Then Ravi Bishnoi took 4 wickets for 16 runs while Akshar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav got 3 wickets each.
Team India rested 4 experienced players captain Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer returned to the playing XI. Acting captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and elected to bat.
Shreyas Iyer hit 8 fours and 2 sixes in his 40-ball innings with opening batsman Ishan Kishan (11 off 13 balls) for 38 for the first wicket and Deepak Hooda for the second wicket in just 7.1 overs. Contribution of 76 runs. Deepak Hooda scored 38 runs off 25 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes.Captain Hardik Pandya scored 28 runs off 16 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes before being run out in the last over. Odin Smith took 3 wickets by giving 33 runs in 4 overs for West Indies.
Once again the new pair opened the innings for the Indian team, but Ishaan failed to capitalize on the opportunity in the team. Shrey Yes Air hits a great shot. When he and Deepak Hooda were batting, the team looked to be cruising towards 200-plus runs. The match had to be stopped for 15 minutes due to lightning in the 14th over of the match.
Sanju Samson (15) once again failed to capitalize on the opportunity while Dinesh Karthik (12) failed to play the role of finisher for the second consecutive match. Shreya Yes Iyer took an aggressive approach at the beginning of the innings as well. He opened his hands by hitting 2 fours against Dominic Drax. After Ishaan returned to the pavilion, Deepak Hooda hit a boundary over the wicketkeeper off Kemu Paul.
Meanwhile, Shreyas Air and Deepak Hooda were competing for a place in the team. Shreyas Iyer accelerated the run rate by hitting two consecutive sixes against Smith in the eighth over, while Hooda hit a charming six against Hayden Walsh. He hit another excellent six over Obaid Mekay’s head.