India leave it to the last ball

Doug Mendoza
November 14, 2018

The visitors applied themselves perfectly and made sure they did not loose wickets till the end which saw middle-order batsmen Darren Bravo (43 not out) and Nicholas Pooran (53 not out) taking the charge towards the end, helping their team to post a decent score.

The result caps off a complete domination by India, who had won the Tests 2-0 and then the one-day worldwide series 3-1 against the visiting West Indians.

Dhawan put on a crucial 130-run third wicket stand with Rishabh Pant, who hit 58, to bring India close to their target of 182 before West Indies hit back in Chennai.

With two balls left and one run needed, Dhawan clubbed Fabian Allen's delivery straight to Kieron Pollard at long-on, bringing an end to his highest T20 worldwide innings.

Among the Indian batsmen, Rohit Sharma, who led India to the sweep, and opener Shikhar Dhawan made notable improvements.

As for Dhawan, he followed up his 43 in the previous game with an excellent near-century off 62 balls to win the Player of the Match award.

For India, Chahal took two wickets while Sundar scalped one.

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West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite said, "It would have been (great end to the series). But it is important to get the best out of everyone and create a unit that can challenge for the T20 World Cup in Australia".

Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope laid the foundation with a 51-run partnership.

Pooran played 25 balls and slammed four boundaries and as many sixes.

The introduction of Yuzvendra Chahal (2-28) did the trick for India, the spinner removing Hope with his first ball and also dismissing Hetmyer.

Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar came in the playing XI for the third match, while West Indies fielded an unchanged side.

West Indies almost achieved a dramatic tie but fell just short as Fabian Allen could not defend five runs in the last over, and India won by one run on what appeared to be a batsman-friendly surface to complete the series whitewash. Dhawan holed out to Pollard at long on while looking to finish things off with a flourish.

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