The Indian opener, KL Rahul went on to amass 91 runs in the series decider at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to help India clinch the three-match T20I series against the West Indies on Wednesday. India posted a huge total of 240 for three in their quota of 20 overs. Apart from KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also scored the fifties.
After the match, all-rounder Hardik Pandya was seen interviewing Rahul after the game and appreciated the 27-year-old’s knock. The BCCI took to Twitter to share a video of the conversation between the duo on Thursday.
Hardik had said, “The way you guys were playing I felt like I should grab a bat and go inside and enjoy.” Replying to the same, Rahul said, “We are waiting for you to come back quickly and the dressing room feels empty without you at least for me.”
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In the match, the West Indies won the toss and opted to field. Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli slammed the fifties to set the visitors a tough target of 241 from 20 overs. In the chase, the West Indies started poorly as Bhuvneshwar Kumar sent back Brandon King for five in the second over. Mohammed Shami, who was playing his first T20I after two years, struck in his first over as he removed Lendl Simmons for 7.
Nicholas Pooran was dismissed on a golden duck as he Deepak Chahar got the better of him. A late flourish from Kieron Pollard kept the visitors in the hunt but Bhuvneshwar removed the West Indies’ skipper to give India a huge 67-run victory at the Wankhede Stadium.
With the ball, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, and Kuldeep Yadav picked up two wickets each.