India defeated West Indies by 22 runs on Duckworth-Lewis (DLS) method in the 2nd T20I at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Florida, USA today.
Rain played the spoilsport as India took a 2-0 lead in 3-match T20 series with a game left to play.
After being asked to bat, India got of to a decent start with 60+ runs inside the first 8 overs of the innings. Rohit Sharma scored majority of team India’s run by smashing 67 off 51 balls.
West Indies got their first breakthrough in the form of Shikhar Dhawan, Keemo Paul broke through his defence and bowled him. Dhawan departed for 23 at the score of 67/1.
After that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma gathered 48 before Oshane Thomas bagged a couple of wickets in quick succession.
Virat Kohli played some good strokes but couldn’t get a big score, as Sheldon Cottrell bowed him and celebrated his trademark fashion.
Handy contributions from Krunaal Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja took India to a score of 167/5 from their share of overs.
In reply, West Indies had a terrible start with openers Narine and Luis went back to the pavilion with less than 10 runs on the board.
Rovman Powell and Nicholas Pooran added 76 runs for the third wicket before Krunaal Pandya removed the pair in the same over.
West Indians were 98/4 before Rain interrupted the play and the match had to be called off. At the same stage, India was 120/2, 22 runs ahead of West Indies.
For West Indies, a win to finish off the series wouldn’t be bad when there’s plenty of cricket left to be played.
The third T20 will be played after a days break in Providence Stadium, Guyana on Tuesday.
The focus then shifts to a 3-match ODI series, followed by a couple of Tests.