India vs West Indies: 'Great intensity, deep desire to win,' Twitter reacts as hosts' dominant display sees them clinch T20I series

Here's how Twitter reacted after India put up an excellent display to beat West Indies and clinch the three-match T20I series

FirstCricket Staff, Dec 12, 2019 00:01:13 IST

Mumbai: India defeated West Indies by 67 runs in the third and final T20I of three-match series on Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium. With this win, India won the three-match series 2-1.

Chasing 241, West Indies got off to the worst start possible as they lost their opener Brandon King (5) in the second over of the innings. Five runs later, Mohammad Shami sent Lendl Simmons (7) back to the pavilion, reducing West Indies to 17/2.

Next, Deepak Chahar got among the wicket-taking charts as he sent back Nicholas Pooran (0) in the fourth over and West Indies were left starring down the barrel.

Skipper Kieron Pollard next came out to bat, and he along with Shimron Hetmyer retrieved the innings for the visitors. The duo put on 74 runs for the fourth wicket, but their resistance was finally ended by Kuldeep Yadav in the 10th over as he dismissed Hetmyer (41), reducing Windies to 91/4.

Twelve runs later, Kuldeep struck again as he sent back Jason Holder (8) back to the pavilion. Pollard (68) tried his best to keep West Indies in the match, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar finally got rid of him in the 15th over and it proved as the final nail in the coffin.

West Indies kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and in the end, the side fell short off the target by 67 runs.

Earlier, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma's knocks of 91 and 71 respectively enabled India to post a score of 240/3 in the allotted twenty overs.

Openers Rohit and Rahul provided a quickfire start to India as they put on 72 runs in the opening six overs. Rohit also went on to register his 400th international six in the match.

Skipper Virat Kohli came out to bat after the fall of Sharma and Rishabh Pant's wickets and he along with Rahul ensured that the side kept on scoring runs at a steady pace.

Kohli batted in an aggressive manner throughout and as a result, he brought up his half-century of just 21 balls.

Here's how Twitter reacted to India's win:

The Indian batsmen received praise for their excellent performance

West Indies' Kieron Pollard was applauded for his valiant effort on a ground he knows well

India's improvement as a unit from the second T20I was pointed out by many

With inputs from ANI.

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Updated Date: Dec 12, 2019 00:01:13 IST

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 3241 112
3 South Africa 3177 102
4 England 4593 102
5 Australia 3672 102
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7364 121
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 10071 258
6 New Zealand 6056 252