India managed to see off a late-charge from Rovman Powell and Nicholas Pooran to secure an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series against the West Indies.
India and the West Indies went toe-to-toe in the second T20I at the Eden Gardens, but in the end it was the Men in Blue who emerged with an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. The win secures back-to-back series victories for India after their 3-0 whitewash in the ODI-leg against Windies.
Half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Player-of-the-Match Rishabh Pant helped India post a dominant total of 186/5, but a 100-run stand between Rovman Powell and Nicholas Pooran put Windies within touching distance of that total; the visitors ultimately fell short by just 8 runs.
With 29 needed from the final 12 balls, Bhuvneshwar Kumar served up a death-bowling masterpiece, giving away just 4 runs and getting rid of the dangerous Pooran (62 off 41 balls) in the penultimate over.