India's Rohit Sharma blazed an unbeaten century as they beat Windies by 71 runs to become his country's highest scorer in T20 internationals. We wanted to get used to the pitch, hence we took our time.
"Bumrah has been one of the premier bowlers for us". Whenever you get an opportunity you do your best. Glad that we won this game and this series as well. "Everyone who came out to watch the game will go home with a smile", Rohit said in the post-match presentation.
Windies bowler Oshane Thomas began the match with a maiden, but the big-hitting Sharma put together a stand of 123 with opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, who made 43 from 41 balls.
"Shikhar's natural instinct is to put pressure on bowlers. I think 120-plus partnership between us was very crucial".
Dhawan, who survived a dropped catch on 28, finally fell to spinner Fabien Allen as Nicholas Pooran took a diving catch at long leg.
Lokesh Rahul finished unbeaten on 26, watching from the non-striker's end as Sharma clattered a boundary off opposite number Carlos Brathwaite to reach his ton in the last over of the innings.
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.
"We will bowl first".
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.
The Caribbeans kept losing wickets at regular intervals with Darren Bravo top-scoring with 23.
India lead the three-match series 1-0.
"Our batting continues to let us down.We are still trying to find our best opening combination", said Brathwaite.