India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Rahul, Rohit, Kohli demolish West Indies in Mumbai

Lokesh Rahul 91 India vs West Indies 3rd T20 Mumbai cricket

Lokesh Rahul walloped nine boundaries and four sixes during his knock of 91

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Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli smashed 91, 71 and 70 not out respectively as India demolished the West Indies by 67 runs in the third Twenty20 International in Mumbai.

Being put in to bat first, India got off to a superb start as Rahul and Rohit amassed a 135-run partnership, during which both batsmen brought up their half-centuries, before Rohit was dismissed by Kesrick Williams for a 34-ball 71, which included six boundaries and five sixes.

Rishabh Pant fell without troubling the scorers.

However, Rahul and Kohli steadied things with a 95-run stand, during which Kohli raced past his fifty, before Rahul was caught behind off the bowling of Sheldon Cottrell for 91, which came off 56 balls and included nine boundaries and four sixes.

With Kohli going on to score a 29-ball 70, which included four boundaries and seven sixes, India finished on 240/3.

Cottrell, Williams and West Indies captain Kieron Pollard picked up one wicket apiece.

Chasing a mammoth target of 241 to win, the West Indies found themselves in trouble early on as Brandon King, Lendl Simmons and Nicholas Pooran were all dismissed in quick succession.

With the West Indies struggling at 17/3, Pollard and Shimron Hetmyer came to the rescue with a 74-run stand before Hetmyer was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav for a 24-ball 41, which included a boundary and five sixes.

Jason Holder fell soon after, while Pollard went on to score a 39-ball 68, which included five boundaries and six sixes, before he was removed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

After Pollard’s dismissal, the West Indies lost wickets in a hurry again and ended up finishing on 173/8.

Kumar, Kuldeep, Deepak Chahar and Mohammed Shami claimed two wickets each.

Rahul was named Man of the Match.

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