India beat West Indies by 88 points on Sunday in the fifth and final T20I of the series in Florida, winning the series by a 4-1 margin. Despite notable absentees such as Rohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, they eliminated West Indies for a measly 100 in 15.4 overs after asking them to chase 189.
India were too hot to handle for West Indies on Sunday in Florida in the fifth and final T20I. The team managed by Nicholas Pooran only managed to reach 100 after being pegged at 189. Shimron Hetmyer impressed with the bat, scoring 56 from just 35 balls but received little support. Their second best score was 13, hit by Shamarh Brooks.
For India it was Kuldeep Yadav who ran the show. The 27-year-old, who was making his return to the international circuit, finished with an excellent 4-1-12-3 pattern to keep his side center stage throughout the game. Axar Patel and Ravi Bishnoi took the remaining six wickets. With this, the ten West Indies wickets were taken by the Indian spinners.
Earlier in the game, Shreyas Iyer top scorer for India with 40 balls 64 after Hardik Pandya won the toss and elected to bat. Coming to No. 3, Deepak Hooda also played with the bat, scoring 38 on just 25 balls while Hardik Pandya played a light 16-ball 28 cameo. As for West Indies, Odean Smith (3-33), Jason HolderDominic Drakes and Hayden Walsh were among the wickets.
India will be next in action at Harare Sports Club for a three-game ODI series against Zimbabwe, starting August 18.
—Richard (@Richard10719932) August 7, 2022
Incredible comeback from Kuldeep Yadav 👍.#INDvsWI
— Delhi Capitals Fan (@pantiyerfc) August 7, 2022
Kuldeep yadav has to play the T20 world cup. #WIvIND
-Ram Reddy (@ramreddy485) August 7, 2022
Dil see happy
Kuldeep Yadav 😭❤️
I’m happy for you
keep on going
I want to see you in team t20 wc @imkuldeep18
— Richa (@RichaaRg) August 7, 2022
Kuldeep yadav u beauty what a player.. He tells Hardik taiyaar rehna to catch aayega and at the very next ball Odean Smith gets caught by Hardik. What quality rotation of the left arm by Kuldeep. He definitely deserves his place in Asian Cup and T20 World Cup with Chahal…
— Mahesh Khemani (@MKhemani1) August 7, 2022
— Emonn (@emonnxx) August 7, 2022
The magic of Kuldeep
Kuldeep yadav ne wicket liya fir bhi tl pe sad reactions, unreal hate 💔💔
— ` (@Rohits_warrior_) August 7, 2022
Kuldeep Yadav too good today wants him to perform pure and consistent class
— Toothless Brain (@RPIndoAry) August 7, 2022
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