West Indies extended their miserable run of form when they suffered their second straight T20 International whitewash to India and their third in four series with a seven-wicket defeat in the final contest of the three-match series.

Defending a modest 147 at the Guyana National Stadium, the Caribbean side was punished by half-centuries from dashing wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant (65 not out) and Captain Virat Kohli (59) as India reached their target with five balls to spare.

West Indies felt they were in with a chance when opener Shikhar Dhawan (3) and KL Rahul (20) fell cheaply to leave the visitors tentatively placed at 27 for two in the fifth over.

But Pant and Kohli took command of the run chase in a superb 106-run, third-wicket stand off 77 deliveries to erase any doubt over the result and expand on the double success last weekend in Florida.

Veteran Kieron Pollard had earlier notched his first T20 half-century in seven years when he top-scored with 58 off 45 balls as West Indies marched to 146 for six off their 20 overs after being put in.

Rovman Powell struck an unbeaten 32 off 20 balls, but no other West Indies batsman managed to pass 20 in yet another disappointing showing.



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