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2nd T20I: Rohit's unbeaten 111 powers India to 195

File photo of Rohit Sharma. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India Nov 06, 2018, 08.48 PM (IST)

Rohit Sharma slammed a blistering century to put Indian in command and set a mammoth target of 196 runs for the Windies in the 2nd T20I on Tuesday. 

Put into bat, the stand-in skipper remained unbeaten at 111, which he made in just 61 balls. His inning was supported by seven huge sixes and eight boundaries. 

Rohit Sharma also surpassed skipper Virat Kohli to become the highest run scorer for India in the Twenty20 International (T20I). 

Rohit opened the inning with Shikhar Dhawan and the two established a partnership of over 123 runs before the southpaw lost his wicket while trying to hit a six. He contributed crucial 43 runs.

Pant, who came one down failed to leave any mark and lost his wicket minutes after Dhawan was sent back to the pavilion. The wicketkeeper-batsman made five runs in six balls. 

Later, KL Rahul played a perfect cameo of 26 runs in 14 balls.

Earlier, West Indies won the toss and opted to bowl against India in the second T20I at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium.

Windies' T20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite and Co. had lost the first T20I by five wickets, after putting an easy target of 110 runs for the Rohit Sharma-led side.