Dhawan (92) and Pant (58) put on a 130-run partnership as India beat WI by six wickets Shikhar Dhawan (92) and Rishabh Pant (58) starred as India defeated West Indies by six wickets off the last ball of the third Twenty20 global to sweep the series 3-0 in Chennai.
The hosts scored one run off the last delivery to secure the victory in Chennai.
With the scoreboard reading 45/2, Dhawan (92) and Pant (58) took the charge and hammered the Windies' bowlers all around the park to forge a 130-run partnership.
Chahal immediately went to the physio to check if Farhart had taken a look at Pant's back and the physio said: "I will comment on it after taking a look at the back in the hotel".
But Allen, one of Windies' best fielders, was unable to gather the return with Pandey well short of his ground. "We didn't want to be complacent and wanted to come out and win", said Rohit Sharma, the India captain, after the win.
But just when it seemed India will finish off the proceedings in style, Pant was dismissed in the 19th over. Especially in the IPL, these have happened a lot.
"Australia will be a different ball game I completely understand".
"As a team, there is always scope for improvement. We need to improve on handling pressure situations while bowling". It is important to stick to your strengths, and a lot of these guys have not played much for India so a home series like this was the flawless opportunity to show their talent. "I was seeing Rishabh hit the ball and I felt that I should also contribute so that he doesn't feel the pressure alone", he smiled.
He wasn't afraid to go for his shots and also employed the switch-hit on a few occasions, including hammering a six off Chahal.
Captain Carlos Brathwaite's words at the toss of gifting a victory to the Carribean people resonated with the way how the Windies went about things with the bat as they posted an impressive target of 182 on a slow and sluggish pitch. We had a chat before the game and talked about every game being important. That is the thought behind the partnership between Rishabh Pant and me.
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