India set West Indies at massive 196-run target. During the run chase, a controversial incident took place in the 11th over. Photo: Screengrab
India set West Indies at massive 196-run target. During the run chase, a controversial incident took place in the 11th over. Photo: Screengrab

Rohit Sharma emerged as the star in the second Twenty20 International against West Indies which India won by 71 runs at the Shri Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Tuesday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Rohit, who blazed away to a record unbeaten 111, smashed eight boundaries and seven sixes during his 61-ball knock that saw his become the only international batsman to score four T20I centuries.

India set West Indies at massive 196-run target. During the run chase, a controversial incident took place in the 11th over. Jasprit Bumrah, who had the fourth ball of the over skid off the pitch, took Kieron Pollard by surprise and ended top edging it back to the bowler.

Bumrah completed the catch, but not before Pollard tried to distract his Mumbai Indians team-mate by raising his hand at the last moment when the pacer was about to complete the catch. Although, Bumrah complete the catch, he was visibly peeved at the sequence of events.

India restricted the visitors to 124/9 with Bumrah emerging as the pick of the bowlers with 2/12 in his four overs. Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed took two wickets in his four overs and gave 30 runs. Kuldeep Yadav was a bit expensive in his four overs going for 32 runs but claimed two wickets.

The third T20I, now an inconsequential one, will be held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on November 11.