Obed McCoy has now the best (6/17) and also the worst (2/66) bowling figures for West Indies in T20 internationals.
An all-round performance from the Men in Blue helped them in winning the fourth T20 international against West Indies in Lauderhill in Florida by 59 runs as they clinched the series by a 3-1 margin with one match in hand. Batting first, apart from Dinesh Karthik, all the Indian players touched the 20-run mark as they posted a massive total of 191/5 in 20 overs. The bowlers were up to the mark right from the start as the hosts crumbled in their run-chase and got bundled out for just 132 in 19.1 overs.
Speaking about how the clash went, skipper Nicholas Pooran won the toss and opted to field first. Openers Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma amassed 24 and 33 runs respectively with the latter reaching the landmark of 16000 international runs for India. Deepak Hooda scored 21 while wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant top-scored for his side with his knock of 44 off 31. Sanju Samson mustered 30* off 23 while a cameo from Axar Patel who struck an unbeaten 20 off just eight helped the Asian giants in reaching a huge total.
Obed McCoy, who registered the best bowling figures of 6/17 for the Caribbean side earlier in the series, endured a bad day as he delivered the most expensive spell for the Men in Maroon. The left-arm pacer finished his spell with figures of 2/66 in four overs. The hosts never really got going in the run chase as wickets kept tumbling. Captain Pooran and Rovman Powell both scored 24 apiece but couldn’t manage to contribute more.
Axar Patel delivered his most expensive spell in T20Is as he leaked 48 runs but also took two wickets. Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi snared two scalps each with Arshdeep Singh impressing again with figures of 3/12 in 3.1 overs. With this victory, India have now defeated West Indies in the fifth successive series with their last loss coming in the year 2017. For picking up two wickets for just 17 runs in his four-over spell, Avesh Khan grabbed the Player of the Match award. The fifth and final dead rubber will take place on August 07 (Sunday) at the same venue.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from the 4th T20I between West Indies and India:
477 – Rohit Sharma has now smashed the second-most sixes (477) in international cricket. He surpassed Shahid Afridi’s tally of 476 sixes. Chris Gayle tops the chart with 553 maximums.
16000 – Rohit also reached the landmark of 16000 runs in international cricket. He became the seventh Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (34357), Rahul Dravid (24064), Virat Kohli (23726), Sourav Ganguly (18433), MS Dhoni (17092), and Virender Sehwag (16892) to achieve the feat.
16 – West Indies have now lost 16 T20 internationals against India, which is the most they have lost against any team. They have suffered defeats in 15 matches against Pakistan.
428 – Suryakumar Yadav has now scored the most runs for India in T20Is in 2022. Ishan Kishan with 419 runs occupies the second spot on the list.
6 – India have now won six out of the seven bilateral series after the T20 World Cup 2021. They drew 2-2 (5) with South Africa in June this year.
2/66 – Obed McCoy delivered the most expensive spell of 2/66 for West Indies in T20 internationals. Keemo Paul had previously conceded 0/64 against New Zealand in the year 2020.
1012 – Suryakumar also completed the milestone of 1000 runs across formats.
5 – West Indies lost their fifth consecutive T20I series against India. They last won 1-0 (1) on home soil in the year 2017.
2/48 – Axar Patel leaked the most runs (2/48) in an innings in his T20I career. Previously, he conceded 0/45 against South Africa in Dharamsala in 2015.
31 – Rovman Powell has now slammed the most sixes (31) among the full members in 2022. His captain Nicholas Pooran is in the second position with 30 maximums.
2 – India scripted their second-highest total of 191/5 without a 50-plus score from any player in a T20I innings. They posted 208/6 against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2019.
4 – Rishabh Pant registered his fourth-highest score of 44 in T20 internationals. Interestingly, all his other top three scores of 65* in 2019, 58 in 2018, and 52* in 2022 have also come against West Indies.
4 – McCoy leaked the fourth-most runs (2/66) in a T20I innings among the full members. Kasun Rajitha (0/75) against Australia in 2019, Barry McCarthy (0/69) against Afghanistan in 2017, and Kyle Abbott (1/68) against West Indies in 2015 are in the top three spots.