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‘Haar gaye, ab neend nahin aaegi’ – Fans disappointed as West Indies beat India in second T20I

The game was delayed by two hours as the luggage of the India team didn’t arrive on time.

West Indies Cricket Team, Avesh Khan
West Indies Cricket Team, Avesh Khan (Image Credit : Twitter)

West Indies and India locked horns in the second game of the five-match T20I series at Warner Park in St. Kitts. The hosts won the toss and elected to bowl first. The decision paid dividends immediately as opposition skipper Rohit Sharma was caught at short third man off Obed McCoy on the first ball of the game. The left-arm pacer stuck in his second over as Suryakumar Yadav (11) was caught behind by Devon Thomas.

Shreyas Iyer (10) couldn’t do much either as he was caught by Thomas trying to play a cut short against Alzarri Joseph. Rishabh Pant (24), who came out after the fall of Yadav started well. However, his inning was cut short as he was caught at deep midwicket by Odean Smith off Akeal Hosein. At 61/4, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja tried to resurrect the innings and stitched a partnership of 43 runs.

However, after the fall of Pandya (31) to Jason Holder, the rest of the wickets fell like a pack of cards. from 104/4, the Men In Blue were all-out on 138 in 19.4 overs. McCoy, who took the first two wickets, completed a six-wicket haul. On the other hand, Holder took two. In reply, the Maroon Brigade didn’t have any problems even though Kyle Myers played extremely slow. He scored eight off 14 balls before falling to Pandya.

The quick wickets of the skipper Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer gave a slight chance to make a comeback in the game. However, the cameo from Thomas (31 off 19) ensured that the good work from McCoy doesn’t go in vain. Also, not to forget, Brandon King’s 68 off 52 balls also ensured that the team remained in the game. They chased down the target in 19.2 overs and five wickets in hand.

Talking about Indian bowling, they bowled fine but they needed wickets to win such a low-scoring game. Looks like Nicholas Pooran’s men walked their skipper’s talks. For the unversed, Pooran had said that one bad game doesn’t make them a bad team.

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