New Delhi, August 8:
The last match of the 5 T20 match series between India and West Indies was played in Central Lauderhill, Florida on Sunday. Batting first after winning the toss, India scored 188 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, West Indies team was reduced to 100 runs. India won the last match by 88 runs to win the series 4-1. In the last match of the series, regular captain Rohit Sharma rested, in such a situation, Hardik Pandya took over the command of the team. With the victory in this match, Pandya also made a special record in his name.
Hardik made this record
Hardik Pandya, who took charge of India in the last T20, won the match. This is his third consecutive win as captain in T20 Internationals. Earlier on the Ireland tour too, Pandya had won two T20 International matches for India under his captaincy. With these victories, Hardik has joined the special club of Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina. Raina and Rohit also won the first three T20 Internationals consecutively under their captaincy. India played a series of 2 T20 matches on the Ireland tour. India won the first match by 7 wickets and the second by 4 runs.
Hardik’s career so far
Hardik Pandya has played 11 Test matches so far in his career. During this period, he has scored 532 runs in 18 innings at an average of 31.29 and a strike rate of 73.88. During this, he has also scored 4 half-centuries and 1 century. Apart from this, Pandya has also taken 17 wickets in Tests. In 66 ODIs, Hardik has scored 1386 runs with 8 half-centuries and has also taken 63 wickets. At the same time, in 67 T20 International matches, he has scored 834 runs and has also taken 50 wickets. Hardik, who suffered an injury during the T20 World Cup 2021, made a spectacular comeback.
Hardik’s performance since his return
In the 15th season of IPL, Pandya scored 487 runs in 15 matches at an average of 44.27 and a strike rate of 131.27.
In IPL 2022, Hardik took 8 wickets at an economy of 7.27. He also took 3 wickets in the final.
Since his return to the Indian team, he has scored 253 runs in 12 matches at an average of 31.52.
He has also been successful with the ball, taking 8 wickets at an economy rate of 8.46.
In three matches against West Indies, he performed brilliantly, taking two wickets at an economy of 5.30.
He was appointed the vice-captain for the South Africa series after KL Rahul was ruled out with an injury.
He successfully led India in Ireland and won the series 2–0.
Story first published: Monday, August 8, 2022, 13:36 [IST]