India and West Indies went on to clash with each other in the 1st T20I match on 29th July, Friday. Talking about the game, the skipper of West Indies, Nicholas Pooran won the toss and opted to take the field.
Batting first, India posted a fighting total of 190 runs with the help of Rohit Sharma's 64 and Dinesh Karthik's unbeaten 41 off just 19 balls. Fans loved to watch both the batters as one gave a good start to the side whereas the Tamil Nadu-based cricketer finished the match likewise he did in the recently concluded Indian Premier League.
Chasing the target posted by the opposition, West Indies failed to get past over the line and lost the match by a huge margin of 68 runs. The Indian bowlers didn't let the opposition batters settle in the crease as they continuously provided breakthroughs at regular intervals of the game.
Will be pleased with their efforts in all departments: Rohit Sharma
After winning the match, Rohit Sharma heaped praises on the fabulous show by his side in the post-match presentation. "We knew it's gonna be slightly tough, the shot-making wasn't easy at the start.
The guys who are set need to carry on for longer and the way we finished off the first innings was a great effort. When we finished the first 10 overs, we didn't think we could get to 190. It was a great effort from the boys and great finish," Rohit Sharma was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
"There are three facets of the game which we are trying to improve. We gotta try and back the ideas about executing it with the bat. We want to try certain things and all in all I thought it was a great effort. Certain pitches will not allow you to do that and we need to assess how we go about.
It is all about backing your skills and strengths. I love playing here in West Indies. Indian team always receives great support from the Indian crowd coming in from the USA and also the local crowd here, quite superb to get such support," he added.
However, during the game, Shreyas Iyer put a brilliant effort on the field and saved a six for his side after Nicholas Pooran went on to take on Ravichandran Ashwin over the long-on region.
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