WI vs IND, 4th T20I Live: Watch - Axar Patel and umpire in splits after Obed McCoy attempted a slower bouncer during the 19th over
The Indian team is currently engaged with Nicholas Pooran-led West Indies in the 4th T20I match in Florida. Talking about the ongoing game, West Indies skipper, Nicholas Pooran won the toss and opted to take the field.
As usual, Rohit Sharma opened the innings with Suryakumar Yadav as both the batters provided a fiery start that their side expected from them. Both the batters added 53 runs for the first wicket before the Indian skipper was cleaned up by Akeal Hossain for 33 runs.
Following his dismissal, Suryakumar Yadav also returned to the dressing room after scoring 24 runs. Deepak Hooda who comes in at no.3 was decent with the bat and scored only 21 runs and was dismissed by Alzarri Joseph.
Then Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson stood strong in the middle and build up a crucial partnership for the 4th wicket. However, Obed McCoy provided a much-needed breakthrough for his side by sending back the well-settled Rishabh Pant for 44 runs.
I understand where we stand as a team: Rohit Sharma
However, in the end, Team India posted a well challenging total of 191 runs on the board. Chasing the target, West Indies batters, Brandon King and Kyle Mayers opened the innings but the right-handed batter had to walk back to the dressing room after hitting the ball straight into the hands of Avesh Khan.
As of now, West Indies are struggling to get the momentum and have lost 6 wickets for 106 runs. Besides, after losing the toss, Rohit Sharma shared a few words, saying, "We were also looking to bowl, not sure how the pitch will play, we will now have to get the runs on the board.
It's important from the team's perspective to find answers, we'll try and put our best foot forward. I understand where we stand as a team and will be looking to give chances to some of the other guys," was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
"We need to make them feel confident, that means we'll have to give them plenty of games. We are building towards the WC, the guys need to be tested in certain aspects of the game. Three changes for us - Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel and Sanju Samson are in. They replace Hardik Pandya, Ravi Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer," he added.
During the ongoing match, Obed McCoy got smashed for a six by Axar Patel in the 19th over and the left-arm pacer tried to bowl a slower bouncer which ended up going outside the crease. Both Axar Patel and the on-field umpire laughed after that delivery.
Watch - Axar Patel smashes six and then laughs and again smashes six off Obed McCoy