India vs West Indies 2nd T20: Rohit makes history as India claim unassailable 2-0 lead

Rohit Sharma 111 not out India West Indies 2nd T20 Lucknow cricket

Rohit Sharma celebrates after scoring his fourth century in Twenty20 Internationals

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India opener Rohit Sharma made history with his knock of 111, which saw his side demolish the West Indies by 71 runs in the second Twenty20 International in Lucknow.

With his century, Rohit became the first batsman to score four Twenty20 International hundreds.

Being put in to bat first, India made an excellent start to their innings as Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan amassed a 123-run partnership, during which Rohit cruised past his fifty, before Dhawan was dismissed by Fabian Allen for a 41-ball 43, which included three boundaries.

Rishabh Pant only scored five runs before he was caught by Shimron Hetmyer off the bowling of Khary Pierre.

Despite losing Dhawan and Pant in quick succession, Rohit and Lokesh Rahul ensured India ended their innings on a high as they forged an unbeaten 62-run stand, during which Rohit brought up his hundred.

Rohit went on to score a 61-ball 111, which included eight boundaries and seven sixes, as India finished on 195/2.

Allen and Pierre picked up one wicket apiece.

Chasing 196 to win, the West Indies lost opener Shai Hope on the ninth ball of their innings as he was clean bowled by Khaleel Ahmed, who also took out Hetmyer for 15.

Darren Bravo smashed an 18-ball 23 before he was brilliantly caught by Rohit at slip off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav.

Kuldeep struck again three balls later as he cleaned up Nicholas Pooran for four runs.

Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin and Allen all fell shortly after, while Keemo Paul scored 20 before being removed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

With Pierre being caught and bowled by Jasprit Bumrah for one run, the West Indies fell well short of their target as they concluded their innings on 124/9.

Kumar, Khaleel, Bumrah and Kuldeep claimed two wickets each.

Rohit was named Man of the Match.

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