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164/5 (20)
165/3 (19)
IND won by 7 wickets
Player of the match: Suryakumar Yadav
 
Right then. India take a 2-1 lead in this five-match series to wrap up the two-game tour in St.Kitts. Now, the caravan moves to the States next, with the remaining two games to be played in Florida. Don't worry about your weekend plans. We've got two games on consecutive days again on the 6th and 7th. Do join us for that contest as well! Until then, this is Pratyush Rohra, signing off on behalf of my partner in crime, Sooryanarayan Sesha. Goodnight!
Rohit Sharma (Indian captain): It's okay (the back spasm). We've got a few days in between, so it should be fine. (Most pleasing aspect) How we bowled in the middle overs was very crucial. They were about to get a big partnership with the experienced players in the middle. We used the conditions really well. The way we chased it down was clinical. When you look from the outside, it felt like a lot of risks weren't taken and there was a lot of calmness in the middle. (On SKY's knock) It's important to convert starts in this format. It's important for the team. The 30s and 40s are nice but when you go on to score more, you score for the team. The conditions were playing quite well. We knew we were up for the chase and it was important for us to pick our shots on a ground like this.
Nicholas Pooran (West Indies captain): We had to get early wickets and we didn't get that. We wanted to break their back early in the powerplay but unfortunately, that didn't happen. India bowled well, especially with Ashwin and Hardik. (Par score?) We were happy with what we scored. The way we bat, we keep losing wickets. I could have come in and continued the momentum after a good start but I couldn't give my hand away early and open the door for India. We did well to bat in partnerships but in the end, it did feel like we were 15-20 runs short. Early wickets could have changed the game still.
Suryakumar Yadav is the Player of the Match for his sublime 44-ball 76. Here's what he has to say: Really happy with the way things went. I feel when Rohit went (injured) it was important for someone to bat 15-17 overs. I just went out and expressed myself. We saw in the second innings yesterday that it slowed down. It was important for someone to bat deep. (On opening the batting) Really loved it and I've done that in the IPL as well so I enjoyed it. (On the scoop over the keeper) I was just holding myself back at that moment. I just knew I had to use my pace at that moment. I really loved it.
India win by 7 wickets and take a 2-1 in this five-match series.

Suryakumar Yadav - 76 (44) | Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 2/35
Kyle Mayers - 73 (50) | Akeal Hosein - 1/28

That is one of the most comfortable run chases you will witness. After Kyle Mayers' half-century set up a target of 165 for the Indians, it seemed like a par total on the board. That might be the case on most days, but today was all about Suryakumar Yadav's sublime knock.

After Rohit Sharma retired hurt early on during the powerplay, SKY took the responsibility upon himself to ensure that the West Indies don't get a sniff in this game. He cruised along to his half-century while Iyer was hanging in there before being dismissed by Hosein.

Unfortunately for the West Indies, they could never maintain a sustained spell of pressure which allowed the new batters to take their time. Drakes managed to dismiss SKY but with most of the job done by then, it was a walk in the park for the Indians.

West Indies managed to dismiss get a few dismissals but Pant and Hooda made sure that India coasted to victory to win the third T20I rather comfortably. This is the highest successful run chase at Warner Park! A comprehensive performance from the Indians but the injury to Rohit Sharma will be a bit of a concern. The captain should give an update about the extent of his injury at the presentation. Stick around!
19
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165 /3 score
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cricket bat icon Rohit Sharma
11 (5)
cricket bat icon Rishabh Pant *
33 (26)
cricket bat icon Deepak Hooda
10 (7)
cricket ball icon Obed McCoy
0 /34
18.6 Obed McCoy to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! INDEED HE CAN! Pitched up outside off and that was asking to be dispatched. Pant feasts in as he holds his ground and launches it off his bottom hand over mid-wicket to send it scurrying to the fence. A wicket-keeper finishing things in style for India - where have we seen that before? Anyway, India go 2-1 up in the series with a 7-wicket victory!
18.5 Obed McCoy to Deepak Hooda, length delivery on middle and leg, Hooda shuffles across and stands on his toes to work it with a nudge to wide long on. Can Pant finish it off now?
18.4 Obed McCoy to Deepak Hooda, LEADING EDGE! Full and angling across middle and off, Hooda looks to pick it up with a wristy rotation over mid-wicket but lobs it over cover off the leading edge instead. Two runs taken by the time the sweeper covers up.
18.3 Obed McCoy to Deepak Hooda, perfect wide yorker. Nailed right into the block hole and Hooda can do no more than jam his bat into the turf.
18.2 Obed McCoy to Rishabh Pant, full and angling into middle and leg, Pant stays low for a controlled whip-pick up towards deep backward square leg. You get the drill right? Strokes found exquisitely in Rishabh Pant's textbook!
18.1 Obed McCoy to Deepak Hooda, into the block hole well outside off. Hooda opens the face and guides it towards cover point for a solitary run.
Obed McCoy [3.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack
Equation: India need 9 runs from 12 balls.
18
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156 /3 score
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cricket bat icon Rohit Sharma
11 (5)
cricket bat icon Rishabh Pant
28 (24)
cricket bat icon Deepak Hooda *
6 (3)
cricket ball icon Jason Holder
1 /30
17.6 Jason Holder to Deepak Hooda, back of a length slower delivery on off stump, Hooda hops onto his toes for a bottom-handed jab down the ground past Holder's reach for a single.
17.5 Jason Holder to Deepak Hooda, FOUR! EXQUISITE! A gift of a half-volley outside off and Hooda leans forward to cream a sumptuous cover drive. Vast, vacant real estate for sale through the covers and Hetmyer has no chance of coming in the way of this one reaching the ropes.
17.4 Jason Holder to Rishabh Pant, goes around the wicket and aims for the wide yorker. Pant reaches out and creams it uppishly off his bottom hand past the dive of cover before deep extra cover tidies up. Just a single.
17.3 Jason Holder to Deepak Hooda, slower back of a length delivery with width on offer, Hooda's bottom hand comes off the handle as he carves it square of the wicket for a single to deep point.