Dhawan, Pant fifties power India

Indian captain Rohit Sharma and wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik

Rishabh Pant made his maiden T20 worldwide fifty before losing his wicket on the score of 58. Shikhar Dhawan was instrumental in India's win, deservedly earning the Man of the Match award for his 92-run knock.

The duo stitched together a 130-run stand for the third wicket to set up India's sensational last-ball victory.

Earlier, openers Shimron Hetmyer (26) and Shai Hope (24) got the visitors off to a brisk start and looked to score from the word go after captain Carlos Brathwaite won the toss and elected to bat.

Their defence started strongly too, with Keemo Paul enticing Rohit Sharma, centurion in the last game, to drive straight and hard to Carlos Brathwaite at mid-off in the third over, and they struck again in the fifth as Oshane Thomas got one to nip away, catching the edge of the flailing bat of KL Rahul. Denesh Ramdin tried to play a steady inning but his threat was removed by Washington Sundar. Shikhar Dhawan played a superb inning of 92 runs off just 62 balls.

- With the help of his 2-wicket haul, Yuzvendra Chahal (19) became the leading wicket-taker for India in T20Is.

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Preview, 3rd ODI: Having already clinched the three-match rubber 2-0, India will be looking for a clean sweep against the West Indies when the two sides face off in the final T20 worldwide at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday.

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In such a scenario, the home side would look to test their reserve players like Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar and the uncapped Shahbaz Nadeem ahead of the challenging tour Down Under, later this month.

Having already clinched the series, the team management had made a decision to rest some of the key bowlers, such as Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, in the last match.

Even though the hosts had a tough time in winning the first game in Kolkata, Rohit Sharma's fourth T20I century ensured that they would ease to a comfortable 71-run win in the second match at Lucknow.

Virat Kohli may have been rested for the current series, but stand-in skipper Rohit has been in fine form.

Earlier, left-handed batsman Nicholas Pooran's quick-fire half-century powered West Indies to a competitive 181 for 3.

Batting first, Windies ran up 181/3, with all of their top five reaching double figures.



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