Captains talk ahead of ICC Women's World Twenty20 in the West Indies

Captains talk ahead of ICC Women's World Twenty20 in the West Indies

The victory meant the home side went 2-0 up in the three-match series, having pocketed the opener in Kolkata on Sunday. Today was a ideal platform. "Everyone who came out to watch the game will go home with a smile", Rohit said in the post-match presentation.

Rohit, who was lucky to see his shot brush Allen's fingers on 71, reached his century by scooping Brathwaite to the fine-leg rope in the final over, which produced 20 runs.

Rohit has now been involved in hundred-run partnerships on eight occasions, surpassing the record of seven such stands he jointly held with Martin Guptill of New Zealand and Alex Hales of England.

The number-fest in India's series-winning victory, though, wasn't limited exclusively to the captain. The India captain and his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan consumed a few overs in assessing the pitch before loosening their arms. We took the time initially and when he gets going it's not easy. "I think 120-plus partnership between us was very crucial", the captain said.

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Young pacer Khaleel Ahmed, who convinced his skipper to hand him the new ball in the second Twenty20 against the West Indies, says he thrives on responsibility and never lets pressure affect his performance.

Kieron Pollard almost collided with Jasprit Bumrah while the latter was completing a caught and bowled chance. "It's only helping the team when someone like Khaleel bowls in such a manner", Rohit signed off.

And finally, the Hitman praised the 50,000-odd fans that turned up at the newly-built Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International cricket stadium, which hosted its first international cricket match this evening.

Changes would seem unlikely as they are unlikely to make any rash decisions after one game but the opening batsmen is clearly an issue with Ramdin opening on Sunday and struggling and they have nobody in the squad who has sufficient quality to get them off to a rapid start alongside Hope. You don't have to make too many changes to your game because you already have shared the dressing room with global players, he said."When you come into the Indian team, by then you had already learned professionalism and know how to correct your mistakes".