India vs West Indies: Young Deepak Chahar, Rishabh Pant excel in 3rd T20I as Virat Kohli and Co complete series sweep
Guyana: Young Rishabh Pant finally came well under the guidance of skipper Virat Kohli as India comfortably beat West Indies by seven wickets in the third T20 International to complete a 3-0 whitewash on Tuesday.
Chasing target of 147 on a slow deck, skipper Kohli anchored the innings to perfection with 59 off 45 balls while Pant was brilliant during his unbeaten 65 off 42 balls. The goal wa
Kohli’s 21st half-century in T20 Internationals had six fours. The shot to remember would certainly be a whipping flick off Keemo Paul to widish long-on and a couple exquisite cover drives off Carlos Brathwaite.
Pant and Kohli then came together at 27 for 2 and slowly build the innings during a stand that yielded 106 runs in 12.5 overs.
But Kohli’s bigger achievement was being able to instil a certain sense of game awareness in the youngster.
Having lost his wicket due to impetuosity in the previous games, the burly left-hander was discreet in his shot selection. In company of skipper Kohli, he was ready to play himself in on a track that was two paced and outfield which was slow.
However till their 50-run stand, the duo didn’t go hammer and tongs at the Windies attack.
The Rajasthan seamer (3-1-4-3) took full advantage of his only opportunity in this tour by taking three wickets of his first two overs to leave West Indies at 14 for 3. He got the ball swinging both ways as he removed pinch-hitter Sunil Narine (2), Evin Lewis (10) and Shimron Hetmyer (1).
However, Pollard counter-attacked with great pleasure, hitting as many as half a dozen sixes in his 45-ball-58—