Rohit hits record ton as India beat West Indies again

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The evening belonged to Rohit, who carried on his fabulous form from the one-dayers, in which he scored two centuries, to surpass Virat Kohli as the leading T20 run-getter of the country early in the innings.

Sharma made an unbeaten 111 off 61 deliveries to give India an imposing total after the hosts were put into bat first in the second match at Lucknow´s newly built stadium.

Kuldeep first induced an edge of Darren Bravo with Rohit taking a sharp catch in the lone slip and then Nicholas Pooran failed to read a wrong-un a ball later to be bowled as West Indies slumped to 52 for four in eight overs. He has 2203 runs in 86 matches and is second in the world, just after Martin Guptill of New Zealand.

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"I had more responsibility today as I was bowling with the new ball". Everyone who came out to watch the game will go home with a smile. "I think 120-plus partnership between us was very crucial", the captain said. We wanted to get used to the pitch, hence we took our time.

Rohit hit seven sixes and eight fours to post his fourth T20 century, the most by any batsman in the format at global level. Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed struck in his first and third overs to remove two unsafe batsmen, Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer, cheaply and retard the run rate.

It has been a complete domination by India after they swept the Test series 2-0 and then won the one-day internationals 3-1.

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Kieron Pollard almost collided with Jasprit Bumrah while the latter was completing a caught and bowled chance.

"Our batting continues to let us down.We are still trying to find our best opening combination", said Brathwaite.

Changes would seem unlikely as they are unlikely to make any rash decisions after one game but the opening batsmen is clearly an issue with Ramdin opening on Sunday and struggling and they have nobody in the squad who has sufficient quality to get them off to a rapid start alongside Hope. "Hopefully, in the third game we'll put up a better performance and come up with a win".

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Rohit's spell-binding fireworks, an unbeaten 61-ball-111, containing eight fours and seven sixes, enabled him to get his fourth T20 global hundred, the most by any batsman, and guide India to a crushing 71-run victory over West Indies.

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