Shikhar Dhawan (92) and Rishabh Pant (58) scored superb half-centuries to guide the team home in the last ball of the thrilling match.
But Allen, one of Windies' best fielders, was unable to gather the return with Pandey well short of his ground.More news: How the Trump Team Responded to Report Hillary May Be Running Again
The left-hander's classy 92 off 62 balls guided India to the brink of victory, and he was helped by powerful hitting from Rishab Pant, whose 58-run knock was part of the 130-run partnership that formed the backbone of the Indian chase. We lost two early wickets, and I knew I had to stay at the crease.
India needed just five off the last over but the tension rose when Dhawan lifted Allen straight to Pollard at long-on and a tie looked to be on the cards when Pandey could only prod the ball to the right of the bowler, who was devastated after failing to pull off what should have been a run out.
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India's Rohit Sharma fields during the Twenty20 worldwide cricket match between India and West Indies. Chahal returned 2/28, while Sundar had 1/33. Big names such as Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite, Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo have failed miserably with the bat. Speaking about how such matches happen a lot in the Indian Premier League, the Indian captain said, "Games like these happen a lot".
"5-6 million people back in the Caribbean, so they must be going to church right now and we want them to come back to a Windies win". We need to improve on handling pressure situations while bowling. "We have a lot of pride to play for".
Rohit also has the best record as captain after leading an global team after 12 games, as he lost just once.More news: Amnesty strips Suu Kyi of highest honour over Rohingya atrocities
With the series already in India's kitty, after convincing wins in Kolkata and Lucknow, the team management had made a decision to rest some of the key bowlers in pacers Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah, and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav for the final match.