Sharma´s record ton powers India to 195-2 in 2nd T20

Oshane Thomas | Aakash Chopra | India vs Windies 2018

Oshane Thomas | Aakash Chopra | India vs Windies 2018

He has also scalped one wicket.

Rohit hit seven sixes and eight fours to post his fourth T20 century, the most by any batsman in the format at global level. "Dew factor is also one of the reasons, we made a decision to bowl", Brathwaite said ahead of the Lucknow stadium's worldwide debut.

India skipper Rohit Sharma admitted that he would have also bowled first had he won the toss, as the hosts eye a series-clinching win. Everyone who came out to watch the game will go home with a smile. We wanted to get used to the pitch, hence we took our time.

The charge was led by captain Rohit Sharma, who after playing out the first over as a maiden, opened his shoulders and sent the Windies bowlers and fielders on an almighty leather hunt, which ceased only when the final delivery was bowled.

"Shikhar's natural instinct is to put pressure on bowlers. I think 120-plus partnership between us was very crucial", the captain said.

The right-left combination of Sharma and Dhawan, who surpassed 1,000 T20 runs during his 41-ball knock, smashed the balls to all parts of the huge ground before the first wicket fell in the 14th over.

Lokesh Rahul, unbeaten on 26, had the best view when Sharma reached his century in the last over of the innings with a boundary off his opposite number in Carlos Brathwaite.

When India take on the West Indies in the second Twenty20 global (T20I) in Lucknow on Tuesday, Rohit Sharma has a great opportunity to go past Virat Kohli as India's highest run-scorer in the shortest format.

Khaleel Ahmed had already dismissed openers Shai Hope (6) and Shimron Hetmyer (15) by that stage, as the tourists struggled with the bat for a second successive outing.

Ahmed bowled Hope in his very first over and then got the unsafe Hetmyer caught at long on, three overs later, with his left-arm pace.

The Caribbeans kept losing wickets at regular intervals with Darren Bravo top-scoring with 23.

With the innings in Lucknow, Rohit has 19, while Virat Kohli, who has been rested for this series, has 18 such innings. "Hopefully, in the third game we'll put up a better performance and come up with a win".

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