Sharma stars in latest India victory

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India maintained their winning streak in the West Indies with a 68-run victory in the first of five Twenty20 internationals.

Having swept the three-match one-day international series, India chose to bat first on Friday and scored a competitive 6-190.

Captain Rohit Sharma hit 64 in 44 balls at the top of the innings and No.7 Dinesh Karthik was 41 not out off only 19 deliveries, with four fours and two sixes.

Karthik and Ravichandran Ashwin (13 not out) shared an unbroken seventh-wicket partnership of 52 runs after the middle order misfired. Shreyas Iyer (0), Rishabh Pant (14) and Hardik Pandya (1) all fell cheaply.

For West Indies, pace bowler Alzarri Joseph took 2-46 in his four overs.

The West Indies reached 8-122 in reply. Shamarh Brooks was the team's top scorer with 20 off 15.

Brooks was bowled by medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had bowling figures of 1-11 from his two overs.

Arshdeep Singh (2-24), Ravi Bishnoi (2-26) and Ashwin (2-22) all contributed wickets from four overs each.

The last two matches of the T20 series will be played at Lauderhill in Florida.

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