India vs Windies 2018: 3rd T20I – Statistical Highlights
Riding on Shikhar Dhawan’s 92-run knock and a fine fifty from Rishabh Pant helped India beat Windies by six wickets in the third T20I.
Batting first, the visitors put up a challenging 181 for 3. Fabian Allen starred with the bat, scoring his maiden T20I fifty to guide his side to a big total. In reply, India were off to a shaky start. They lost Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul cheaply to found themselves 2 down for 45. However, Dhawan and Pant shared a century-plus stand to bail India out of trouble. India eventually won the game on the final ball of the match.
A look at the statistical highlights from the game:
1. This was the third time, India won a T20I by chasing down the score on the final ball. They did it first during the Sydney T20I against Australia in 2016 before winning the Nidahas Trophy final against Bangladesh on the final ball.
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2. So far, India have effected whitewash in three-match T20I series on three occasions. Pakistan lead the list with five 3-0 whitewashes while Afghanistan are joint-second with India.
3. Rohit Sharma became the first Indian captain to lead the team to two 3-0 whitewashes in T20Is. MS Dhoni did it once during the 2016 tour of Australia. Rohit previously led India to a 3-0 win over Sri Lanka last year. Overall, he became the third skipper after Sarfraz Ahmed and Asghar Afghan to achieve this incredible feat.
4. India have won the 3rd game of a three-match T20I series in all the nine bilateral series they have played thus far. In addition, India have also won all the three-match T20I series they have played so far.
5. The 130-run partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant is the 6th highest 3rd wicket partnership in the T20I format. This is the 2nd highest 3rd wicket stand for India in this format after the 134-run stand between Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina in the 2016 Adelaide T20I against Australia.
6. Shikhar Dhawan scored his highest score in T20Is. His previous highest T20I score was 90 against Sri Lanka during the Nidahas Trophy this year.
7. At the age of 21 years and 38 days, Rishabh Pant is the second youngest player to score a fifty in T20I cricket for India. Rohit Sharma was 20 years and 143 days old when he scored a fifty in the 2007 WT20 game against South Africa.
8. Rohit Sharma became just the second Indian and fifth overall to hit 200 fours in the shortest format of the game.
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