port of Spain. Dinesh Karthik once again showed why he is called the best batsman of T20. In the first T20 against West Indies (IND vs WI), he scored runs at a strike rate of 216 to take the score to 190 runs. India scored 190 for 6 wickets in the first match of the 5-match series. Apart from Karthik, captain Rohit Sharma played an explosive innings of 64 runs. This is his first half-century of T20 International of 2022. Earlier, the Indian team had defeated the hosts Windies 3-0 in the ODI series. Now the team would like to start the T20 series with a win.
Dinesh Karthik had a great performance with the bat in IPL 2022. After this he got a place in India’s T20 team after a long time. He scored an unbeaten 41 off 19 balls in the first T20 against West Indies. During this he hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. He added 52 runs in 4 overs with R Ashwin for the 7th wicket. Due to this the team was successful in making big scores.
There was chaos in the last 7 balls.
Dinesh Karthik hit a six on fast bowler Jason Holder on the 5th ball of the 19th over. Then hit a four on the last ball. Left arm fast bowler Obed McCoy came to bowl the 20th over. Karthik hit a six on the third ball while a four on the fourth and last ball. Due to this the team was able to score 59 runs in the last 5 overs. R Ashwin played Karthik well. He remained unbeaten on 13 runs off 10 balls. hit a six.
Before this match, 37-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik had scored 525 runs at an average of 29 in 35 innings of 42 T20 Internationals. Had scored a half-century. During this his strike rate has been 141. Talking about his overall T20 career, he has scored 6780 runs in 317 innings at an average of 28. 32 Fifties have been installed. Strike rate is 135.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 29, 2022, 22:15 IST