2nd T201: Rohit & Dhawan help India post 195/2 against Windies

2nd T201: Rohit & Dhawan help India post 195/2 against Windies

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Lucknow, Nov 6: Rohit Sharma brilliant century (111) unbeaten and Shikhar Dhawan (43) helped India score 195/2 in the allotted 20 overs of the second T201 here on Tuesday at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium.

Earlier West Indies won the toss and opted to field first putting India to bat.

India with their opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan 43 (41) and skipper Rohit Sharma 72 (45) went on to add 123 runs for their first wicket partnership, but in the 14th over Shikhar lost his wicket after being caught off by Pooran in Allen's spell.

Shikhar contributed 43 off 41 with 3 fours.

After Shikhar's departure it was turn of Rishabh Pant who was caught by Hetmyer in Pierre bowl in 16th over.

Pant scored 5 off 6. While KL Rahul remained not out at 26 off 14 with 2 fours and a six.

Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma who also remained unbeaten blasted off 111 runs off 61 balls with 8 fours and 7 sixes also surpassed Virat Kohli to become the highest run scorer for India in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

Rohit Sharma achieved this feat when he reached the score of 11.

The top-order batsman overtook Virat Kohli while playing his 86th match in the shortest format of the game at an average slightly above 32. Kohli, who has been rested in the ongoing T20I series, currently has 2,102 runs to his name, at an average of 48.88.

Suresh Raina (1,605), MS Dhoni (1,487) and Yuvraj (1,177) are the other batsmen in the list of highest runs scorers in the shortest format of the game for India.

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill (2,271) leads the tally with an average of 34.40. He is followed by Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who has 2,190 runs to his name.

For Windies Pierre and Allen grabbed one wickets each.

India are currently 1-0 up in the 3-match series. (UNI)