Florida: A fantastic batting display by Rohit Sharma (67 off 51 balls) and an all-round performance from Krunal Pandya (20 off 13 balls and 2 for 23 runs) helped India beat West Indies in the rain-truncated second T20I match played at Lauderhill in Florida on Sunday. With this win, India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Terming it to be a clinical game for the Men-In-Blue, Team India skipper Virat Kohli said the pitch was always going to be good to bat on first half. "Had a really clinical game. The pitch was always going to be good to bat on first half. We set up a good foundation. Good finish to get to 165, the pitch slowed down considerably in the second half of our innings. Winning the first two games always gives you a chance to give an opportunity to a few guys. Having said that, the idea is always to win. The way Washington (Sundar) has bowled against guys who come hard at the ball - he's been outstanding. The composure he's shown after being out for so long. He's going to be a big factor. All in all he's executing what he wants to perfectly at the moment," said Kohli.
Meanwhile, West Indies' Carlos said, "I didn't think it went wrong to be fair. Think we had a solid enough base, so we still backed ourselves to get 70 odd. But very very well played to Rovman (Powell) to get us into that situation. I give the batting a bit more credit than yesterday. With the total, we figured our line-up is flexible enough, with guys like Pollard at the end to send Rovman up. Batting-wise we were a lot closer to where we want to be. In Guyana we hope to get consistency."