India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I Stats Review: Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli take India to 100th T20I win

India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I Stats Review: Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli take India to 100th T20I win

India became the second team after Pakistan to reach 100 T20I wins landmark.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli (Photo source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli finally came back into form as he and Rishabh Pant scored half-centuries to help India post a massive total of 186/5, subsequently winning the second T20I and the series against West Indies. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also shone with the ball as he gave away just four runs in the penultimate over to seal the deal for the hosts. India won the match by eight runs to clinch the series 2-0 with one game in hand.

Speaking about how the second match panned out, West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first with Jason Holder replacing Fabian Allen. Unchanged India lost Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma for two and 19 runs respectively. Former skipper Kohli finally struck form in the series as he scored his 30th T20 international fifty. Pant played a blitz innings of 28-balls 52 as remained not out with Venkatesh Iyer also playing a crucial knock of 33 runs.

Chasing 187, Brandon King mustered just 22 runs off 30 balls before giving away his wicket to Ravi Bishnoi. Then began the Nicholas Pooran-Rovman Powell show with both smashing eight sixes in between them to reach their respective half-centuries. Bhuvneshwar Kumar held his nerve and finally took the wicket of dangerous Pooran in the 19th over for 62. Powell remained unbeaten on 68 as India survived the scare of both power-hitters to win the series 2-0 with the dead rubber set to be played on Sunday, February 20. Pant was adjudged as the Player of the Match for his quickfire innings of 52.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I:

 100 – Kieron Pollard became the first West Indies player to feature in 100 T20I matches.

30 – Virat Kohli scored his 30th 50-plus score in T20Is and equaled Rohit Sharma (30) at the top for as many scores. Babar Azam is on second with 26 50-plus T20I scores.

68* – Rovman Powell achieved his second-highest T20I score.

1 – Roston Chase recorded the best T20I bowling figures (3/25) for West Indies against India in India.

2 – With 2 50-plus scores, Rishabh Pant equaled MS Dhoni (2) and is now joint-second with him for most such scores by an Indian wicketkeeper. KL Rahul tops the list for 3 scores of 50 or more.

100 – India won their 100th T20 international including all the super over victories.

2 – With 570 runs, Kohli has the second-most T20I runs against West Indies. He surpassed Babar Azam’s tally of 540 runs. Sharma is on top for accumulating 578 runs.

1 – Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell recorded the highest third-wicket partnership for West Indies against India in T20Is. Lendl Simmons and Johnson Charles scored 97 runs in 2016.

3 – Nicholas Pooran scored his third T20I fifty against India, his most against any opposition. He has two each against England and Pakistan.

2 – India became the second team after Pakistan to reach 100 T20I wins landmark.

66 – Yuzvendra Chahal has 66 T20I wickets now and is joint-top with Jasprit Bumrah (66) as India’s highest wicket-taker in the format.

4 – India won their fourth consecutive T20I bilateral series against West Indies.

3 – Pooran and Powell shared the third-highest third-wicket partnership for West Indies in T20Is.

73.33 – Brandon King now has the second-lowest strike rate (73.33) by a batter with a minimum of 20 runs in a T20I innings against India. Craig Ervine had 71.42 in Harare in 2010.

4 – Kohli now has four 50-plus T20I scores against the Men in Maroon. It is the most by a batter against them in T20Is at home. Babar Azam and Colin Munro have three each.

9 – Overall Pollard became the ninth player to reach the landmark of 100 T20Is.

3 – Rishabh Pant has three fifties in T20Is now and all three of them have come against West Indies.

1 – With six 50-plus scores, run-machine Kohli is now first in the list for most such scores against the Caribbean team in T20Is. He went past Babar Azam and Sharma’s tally of 5 scores.

51 – Pant completed 50 fours in T20Is.

5 – India recorded their fifth-highest total (186/5) against West Indies in T20Is at home.

3 – Kohli is now joint-third with VVS Laxman for eight 50-plus scores for India across formats at Eden Gardens. Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin have 13 and 9 fifty-plus scores at this venue respectively.

46 – With 46 sixes, Virat is now joint-third with MS Dhoni (46) for most sixes across formats against West Indies. Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers have 75 and 54 sixes respectively.

2 – Kohli scored his sixth 50-plus score against West Indies and is now joint-second with Rohit Sharma for most such scores against an opponent in T20Is. While Rohit has six against the Kiwis,Virat himself is on top for seven such scores against Australia.