Being played at The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium, Lucknow, a venue that was hosting an worldwide fixture after a hiatus of 24 years, the match turned out to be a one-sided contest, as skipper Rohit Sharma batted Windies out of the game.
The openers will be keen to get some runs under their belt in this format as Darwan especially has been struggling in T20s of late so there is pressure on the top order to get them off to a better start in this game whether they set a total or chase.
The 20-year, who played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last edition of the Indian Premier League, was behind spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav in the list.Khaleel credits his instant success to the experience he had gathered while sharing the dressing room with big global stars during the IPL.
India put up a massive 195 for 2 and restricted West Indies to 124 for 9 to gain an unassailable 2-0 lead ahead of the third and final match of the series in Chennai. "Glad that we won this game and this series as well", said Sharma, who is leading the side in place of the resting Kohli.
Windies bowler Oshane Thomas began the match with a maiden, but the big-hitting Sharma put together a stand of 123 with opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, who made 43 from 41 balls. We took the time initially and when he gets going it's not easy.
Sharma then launched an attack as he hit eight fours and seven sixes during his entertaining blitz in front of a raucous home crowd.
Dhawan, who survived a dropped catch on 28, finally fell to spinner Fabien Allen as Nicholas Pooran took a diving catch at long leg.
"That being said, we didn't bat as well as wanted to, the batting continues to let us down but again, small positives - Kuldeep went for a bit ... so within a dismal performance there was one or two positives".
"It didn't work batting wise in these two games".