West Indies vs India, 1st T20I Stats Review: Rohit Sharma’s feat, India's stellar record against West Indies and other stats

West Indies vs India, 1st T20I Stats Review: Rohit Sharma’s feat, India’s stellar record against West Indies and other stats

Rohit Sharma has now 31 50-plus scores in T20 internationals, the most by any batter.

Ravi Bishnoi with his Teammates
Ravi Bishnoi with his Teammates. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed a half-century while Dinesh Karthik played a blitz innings of 41* off 19 balls with four fours and two maximums as India posted a huge total of 190/6 in 20 overs, subsequently winning the first of the five T20 internationals by a big margin of 68 runs at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba in Trinidad. The Indian bowlers dominated and kept taking wickets at regular intervals as the Caribbean side got restricted to 122/8 in their run-chase.

Talking about how the series opener unfolded, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and opted to field first. Rohit led his side from the front as he amassed 64 off 44 balls with the help of seven fours and two sixes. Suryakumar Yadav, who opened for the first time in T20Is, mustered 24 off 16. Shreyas Iyer bagged a duck while wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant scored 14. All-rounder Hardik Pandya didn’t get going as he got dismissed for a solitary run. Karthik remained unbeaten till the end to take his team to a massive total.

Chasing 191, openers Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks managed to score 15 and 20 runs, respectively. Jason Holder, who was promoted to number three, got out for a duck. Power-hitters Pooran and Rovman Powell failed to contribute big as they both got dismissed for below 20 runs. Shimron Hetmyer, who made a comeback into the side, also managed only 14 off 15. The West Indian chase never really got going as they faltered badly in their chase. Spin twins R Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi, and pacer Arshdeep Singh snared two scalps each as India sealed the deal in the opening encounter.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from the 1st T20I between West Indies and India:

 1 – Suryakumar Yadav opened the batting for the first time in 18 T20I innings.

3443 – Rohit Sharma has now scored the most runs (3443) in T20 internationals. He went past Martin Guptill’s tally of 3399 runs.

41* – Dinesh Karthik registered the second highest score of 41* at no. seven for India in T20Is. Ravindra Jadeja (44*) against Australia in Canberra in 2020 tops the list.

190/6 – India recorded their joint-highest total of 190/6 against West Indies in T20Is in West Indies. They managed to post the same total in Jamaica in the year 2017.

14 – India has now registered 14 victories out of the 21 T20Is against the Men in Maroon.

31 – Rohit Sharma now has most 50-plus scores in T20Is (31). He went past his teammate Virat Kohli’s tally of 30 such scores.

1 – After playing 51 one-day internationals and 22 Tests, West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph made his T20I debut.

122 – Karthik has now smashed the second-joint most T20I runs (122) among full members in the death overs in 2022. Rovman Powell has also amassed 122, while Sri Lanka’s Dasun Shanaka, with 183 runs, tops the chart.

1501 – Rohit completed 1500 fours in international cricket.

14 – India’s 14 T20I wins against West Indies is their second most against any team. The Men in Blue have won 17 matches against the Lankan Lions.