Fifties from Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant helped India beat West Indies by six wickets within the third and last T20I in a tense final ball end on the Chepauk on Sunday. With this victory, the lads in blue additionally full a 3-0 whitewash within the T20 collection. For his sensible knock of 92, Shikhar Dhawan was awarded the person of the match.
In a blinding innings of 62 balls, Dhawan hit 10 fours and two sixes. Collectively, with Rishab Pant (58), the left-handed opener cast a 130-run partnership for the third wicket. Nevertheless, their dismissals led to a nail-biting end as India wanted one run off the final supply bowled by Fabian Allen to safe the victory. Nevertheless, Manish Pandey hit the successful runs as Allen misfielded the previous’s shot.
Earlier, Windies received the toss and opted to bat first. Openers Shimron Hetmyer (26) and Shai Hope (24) acquired the guests off to a brisk begin. However Yuzvendra Chahal proved to be Rohit Sharma’s trump card as he dismissed each of them to place the brakes on the scoring charge. Nevertheless, Darren Bravo and Nicholas Pooran batted responsibly and stitched a significant partnership which took West Indies to a aggressive complete of 180.
Chasing the goal of 182 to win, Dhawan and Rishab got here collectively at 45 for two after India had misplaced skipper Rohit Sharma (4) and Ok L Rahul (17). The Delhi duo put up a splendid present, treating the spectators on the MA Chidambaram stadium to some spectacular pictures earlier than India acquired dwelling within the final ball of the match.