India post 240-3 after Rahul, Sharma, Kohli blitz.


MUMBAI -- Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and skipper Virat Kohli combined to hit 16 sixes as India reached 240 for three in the deciding Twenty20 international against West Indies on Wednesday. Sharma (71) and Rahul (91) put on 135 runs for the opening wicket to lay the platform for IndiaA's imposing total in Mumbai after the hosts were put into bat first with the three-match series tied at 1-1. Kohli soon joined the party to flay the West Indies attack as he completed his fifty in 21 deliveries and finished on an unbeaten 70 with four fours and seven sixes.

"Hitman" Sharma led the onslaught with an attacking fifty that was brought about with two sixes and a boundary to raise the roof. Sharma became the first Indian batsman to hit over 400 international sixes with his...

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