Sports Ind vs Wi : After cleaning the West Indies in the ODI series at their home, the Indian team has now started with a win in the T20 series as well. The first match of the five-match T20 series was played on Friday night, in which Team India defeated the Windies team by 68 runs.
The hero of this victory was wicketkeeper-batsman cricket Dinesh Karthik, who played the role of his best finisher and played a brilliant innings. Karthik faced 19 balls and played an unbeaten innings of 41 runs with 2 sixes and 4 fours. During this, Karthik’s strike rate was 215.79.
Indian bowlers completely dominated the Windies
Batting first after losing the toss in the first T20 match against Windies, Team India scored 190 for 6 wickets. Captain Rohit Sharma played an innings of 64 runs in 44 balls. In reply, the Windies team could only score 122 runs for 8 wickets and lost the match by 68 runs. Indian bowlers did not give time to the Windies batsmen to recover. Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi took 2 wickets each.
Dinesh Karthik played this amazing innings for the second time in one and a half months. With this, he has once again presented his strong claim for the T20 World Cup to be held this year. Last month, Karthik played a brilliant innings of 55 runs in 27 balls in the Rajkot T20 match against South Africa. He hit 2 sixes and 9 fours in the match. The strike rate was 203.70. This match was also won by the Indian team by a margin of 82 runs.
After that innings of Rajkot match, Karthik now played a bang in his 8th T20 match. However, this time Karthik missed the fifty, but he remained unbeaten. Karthik was adjudged the Player of the Match for his role in the Indian team’s victory against the West Indies.