Twitter Reacts As India Post A Gargantuan Score In The Decider
India posted a gargantuan score of 240 runs after West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard decided to put the hosts into bat in the decider. The hosts got off to a flying start as openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were able to hit the ground running. Both the flamboyant batsman timed the ball to perfection to get their runs.
Rohit was the more aggressive partner and looked in fine touch to get a big score under his belt. The vice-captain completed his 400 International sixes and also scored his 350th six when he smashed Sheldon Cottrell to mid-wicket on the first ball of the third over.
India was at his best.
It was the start of assault and both the openers didn’t look back. On the other hand, KL Rahul also timed his shots and played some fine uppercuts to get himself going. Rohit was relentless against anything that was short and full in length and showed no mercy to the West Indies bowlers.
The local batsman completed his fifty off just 23 balls which is his second fastest fifty in the T20I format. On the other side, KL Rahul continued his good form going as he completed his half-century off just 29 balls.
However, Rohit Sharma’s knock was put paid by Kesrick Williams when the right-hander got a top edge and Hayden Walsh took a good high catch. Subsequently, underfire Rishabh Pant was promoted up the order to number three but the southpaw could not grab his opportunity as he found Jason Holder at long-off when Pollard bowled a wide ball.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul continued his assault on the Windies bowlers. Rahul scored a fine knock of 91 runs off just 55 balls with the help of nine fours and four sixes. Furthermore, Virat Kohli was also able to get off the blocks in a jiffy as he got almost everything in the middle of the bat. Kohli completed his fifty off just 21 balls as he continued his sublime form going. The Indian captain scored 29-ball 70 to add the finishing touches.
Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s innings:
Most t20i runs
Rohit sharma = Virat kohli
— Rishikesh Singh (@rishi_sports) December 11, 2019
Hopefully. But you never know with this team man. They could make Rahul keep wickets, drop Pant or some other genius move. But yeah, hopefully this clears it out at the top for India.
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) December 11, 2019
Breathtaking batting by India.
Breathtaking badminton between Sindhu and Yamaguchi.
Phew. Tired just watching and typing.
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) December 11, 2019
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 11, 2019
KL Rahul last three T20 innings at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai:
91 (56) v West Indies, 2019*
100* (64) v Mumbai Indians, 2019
94 (60) v Mumbai Indians, 2018#INDvsWI
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) December 11, 2019
Indian T20 cricket came of age tonight. Batting first & getting 240. Must thank WI for that, India knew they had to get plenty.#INDvWI
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 11, 2019
Highest totals in T20Is for India:
260/5 v Sri Lanka, Indore, 2017
244/4 v West Indies, Lauderhill, 2016
240/3 v West Indies, Mumbai, 2019*
218/4 v England, Durban, 2007
213/4 v Ireland, Dublin, 2018#INDvsWI
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) December 11, 2019
— Taunting Tom (@TauntingTom) December 11, 2019
is this the most a batsman has ever sledged a bowler? #INDvWI
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) December 11, 2019
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) December 11, 2019
Virat Kohli celebrated Rohit Sharma's fifty like his anniversary.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) December 11, 2019
Blessing to call their shots. What fun. Blockbuster. https://t.co/6RsCT7OT8h
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 11, 2019
India have shed their conservatism and come hard upfront. And it is thrilling to see. Already, this has been extremely watchable cricket
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 11, 2019
Along with Rohit and Rahul, Kohli is a smash hit too. I think we are seeing his evolution into a power hitter in this series. Means more trouble for opponents!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 11, 2019
Most sixes in International cricket:
534 – Chris Gayle
476 – Shahid Afridi
401* – ROHIT SHARMA
398 – Brendon McCullum
359 – MS Dhoni#IndvWI
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) December 11, 2019
The only thing higher than Onion price is Rohit Sharma's strike rate. #IndvWI
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) December 11, 2019
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