4th T20I: Rohit and Pant contribute to India's 191/5 victory against West Indies

Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant scored big knocks for India . West Indies bowler Obed McCoy was caught for 66 runs off his 4 overs .

LAUDERHILL: Rishabh Pant and skipper Rohit Sharma missed out on big knocks but made an impressive enough contribution to propel India to 191 for 5 in the fourth T20I against West Indies on Saturday.Rohit (33 off 16 balls) and Pant (44 off 31 balls) were the primary contributors, while Axar Patel hit some tough knocks towards the end to finish unbeaten on 20 off 8 balls.Sanju Samson was more subdued in his 30 not out off 23 balls, failing to reach the boundaries that prevented India from reaching 200.Cricket, according to West Indies left-arm pacer Obed McCoy, was a tremendous leveller when he was smoked for 66 runs off his 4 overs just a week after taking a career-best six-wicket haul in the second ODI.

Rohits's latest powerplay tactic may not have produced many big knocks, save for a half-century, but he is clearly leading with hopeful intention.In an over, McCoy reached three sixes and 25 runs.Rohit had two in those three: a pull over deep midwicket and a flat one over long-off.He got the most applause when he was caught up in a slog that swept six off Akeal Hosein (128 in 4 overs), but his demise came in the very next delivery, which was a tad slower and the length a lot shorter.

The old trend of keeping wickets and then going after bowling, which has been a annoyance of Indian T20 teams in recent years, is no longer apparent.Pant and Deepak Hooda (21 off 19 balls) were quick to six overs to reach a 47-run stand, which was the launch pad for Axar's final flourish.