Rohit Sharma creates history as T20I captain, Rishabh Pant dazzles early

Indian captain Rohit Sharma and wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik

Not only did he score a breathtaking 58 off 38 balls to register his maiden T20I fifty but also won hearts when he responded to the crowd at Chepauk who was screaming his name loudly.

India lost captain Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul early in the chase of 182 but Dhawan and Pant all but sealed the game with a 130-run third-wicket stand in only 13 overs.

The hosts scored one run off the last delivery to secure the victory in Chennai. That is the thought behind the partnership between Rishabh Pant and me.

With this victory, India also clean-sweeped the T20 series againnst West Indies 3-0.

West Indies started their innings on a positive note, but lost wickets of Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer in quick succession.

However, Yuzvendra Chahal removed both the openers as India came back on track.

Washington Sundar, who took the wicket of Denesh Ramdin (15), was the other wicket-taker.

Hetmyer followed soon after, his mistimed drive picking out Krunal Pandya on the cover boundary as the Windies slipped to 62 for two. Chahal returned 2/28, while Sundar had 1/33.

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Earlier, West Indies made 181 runs in their 20 overs after Carlos Brathwaite won the toss and chose to bat first.

Meanwhile, Indian cricket team defeated West Indies by six wickets in the final T20I match to complete a 3-0 whitewash and were crowned the undisputed champions of the West Indies tour of India series.

India made two changes in the 3rd T20I, bringing Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar after the team management chose to rest Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav for the inconsequential match. He went to score his fourth T20 worldwide hundred in the second game of the series in Lucknow.

Virat Kohli may have been rested for the current series, but stand-in skipper Rohit has been in fine form. The wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni has been dropped from the Indian side for the ongoing T20I series and upcoming three-match T20I series against Australia later this month.

"It doesn't matter to me what people say, and I just back myself and back my game", Dhawan said.

The major worry for the visitors will be their top-order batting.

Oshane Thomas' four overs went for 43 runs, Kieron Pollard's three overs cost 29 and Brathwaite himself went for over 10 runs an over, with his four overs going for 41 runs.

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