India captain Rohit Sharma retired injured in the second from the chase with a spasm in the back after towing the frontier. After that, he said he should be fine by the end of the week.
Suryakumar Yadav scored with 44 balls 76 goals for India against the West Indies with seven wickets and a 2-1 lead in the Twenty20 series on Tuesday.
“When Rohit got inside, it was important for someone to hit 15 to 17 times,” Yadav said. “(This) was me and expressed myself. I just supported myself and enjoyed it.”
Yadav reached the fifth of the T20 50 by hitting the spinner Akil Hussain for six over a deep square leg. Finally, his entertaining turns were undone as he tried to sweep Dominic Drakis mid-speed and skip the edges to the minute leg.
Yadav opened four sixes and eight bound workshops around Warner Park. By the time he was 15th, India’s winning goal was 30 throws from 33 balls with eight wickets in hand.
India walked with 165-3 and six balls to spare after the West Indies put 164-5.
The series moves to Lauderhill, Florida, for its final two games this weekend.
Yadav maintained his focus and continued to strike at a faster rate than the West Indies had achieved. After the powerplay, India was giving 11 similar rounds ahead. After 10 times, India was at the top 31 times.
Rishabh finished the match with 33 of 26 unbeaten balls.
Like India, the West Indies total is built around one round, Kyle Myers 73 off 50 ball. Like Yadav, Myers hit four sixes and eight limits.
However, Mayers did not have a like-minded partner.
Brandon King 20 of 20 and Captain Nicholas Burran 22 of 23 prevented the West Indies acceleration.
Indian bowlers Hardik Pandya, 1-19, and Ravichandran Ashwin, 0-26, also slowed from the home team, while Bovneshwar Kumar took the main wicket for Myers with a slower volley.
“How we threw in the middle, that was crucial,” Sharma said. “They were about to have a quick partnership. We used the terms and our differences really well. And then, how we chased after, it was totally clinical.”
(with AP input)