India defeated Windies by 71 runs in the second T20I to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series and clinch their seventh straight T20I series victory. India have now won six straight T20Is under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy in the first-ever international match to be hosted at Lucknow’s Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium.
A superlative all-round performance helped India outclass the Windies by 71 runs in the second T20I match at Lucknow. By virtue of this win, India registered their seventh series victory and also clinched the ongoing three-match T20I series 2-0. Captain Rohit Sharma smashed his fourth T20I century to power India to a commanding 195/2 before the Indian bowlers derailed Windies’ 196-run chase by taking wickets at regular intervals. For the Windies, Darren Bravo top-scored with 23 runs off 18 balls. For India, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets apiece.
Team India opener Rohit Sharma broke his own world record for hitting most sixes across all formats in international cricket in a calendar year. The 31-year-old smashed seven sixes in the second T20I against Windies, taking his tally of sixes in 2018 to 69.