Sharma struck 111 not out off 61 deliveries as India amassed 192-2 after being put in to bat in only the second match at Lucknow's newly-built stadium.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar missed the first T20 with a stomach bug so he should be fit again to return although any changes to the bowling unit will purely be to rotate as that was their main strength on Sunday with Kuldeep Yadav causing the West Indies' batsmen plenty of issues taking 3 for 13 from 4 overs.
India locked horns with Windies in the second T20I at Lucknow, leading 1-0 in the series. Whenever you get an opportunity you do your best. Today was a flawless platform. Everyone who came out to watch the game will go home with a smile. The men in blue thus clinched their 7th straight win in a T20I series. But the Indian openers finally broke the shackles in the fifth over when Rohit and Dhawan took Thomas to the cleaners hitting a six and two boundaries, picking up 17 runs. India's win margin of 71 runs was their biggest against the West Indians in T20Is. Since then, they defeated New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Ireland and England in bilateral series besides winning the Nidahas Trophy.
The number-fest in India's series-winning victory, though, wasn't limited exclusively to the captain. Before the series win over New Zealand, India had drawn with Australia and defeated Sri Lanka in a one-off T20 global.
He and Shikhar Dhawan posted 123 runs for opening wicket to provide a ideal platform after West Indies started off promisingly with paceman Oshane Thomas bowling a maiden Dhawan got to a somewhat sedate 43 (41b, 4x3) before being caught by Nicholas Pooran off the bowling of Allen at long-leg, but there was no respite for the visitors thereafter as the Indians pressed on the gas pedal to dictate terms.
"You know Dhawan's natural instinct is to put pressure on the bowlers, but we made a decision to take our time". 120-plus stand was crucial and KL finished off well.
"They batted well but even at the halfway stage with them not losing a wicket, we still felt we were one or two wickets away from restricting them to a total close to 170, 180 - we would have been happy with that", he explained. Khaleel wanted the new ball and he initially looks to swing it and he has taken up the challenge well. "It's only helping the team when someone like Khaleel bowls in such a manner", Rohit signed off.
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. One of the best stadiums we've played at, the way the crowd supported, hope to get the same support in future.