Watch - Rohit Sharma and team's unique buggy celebration after defeating West Indies in the 5th T20I
The five-match T20I series between West Indies and India finally come to an end as the visitors won the series by 4-1. Talking about the game, Hardik Pandya has been named as the skipper after Rohit Sharma rested for the final game.
Winning the toss, Hardik Pandya opted to bat. Batting first, India posted a comprehensive total of 188 runs on the board. After back-to-back failures, Shreyas Iyer played well by coming at the top-order, scoring 64 runs with the help of 8 fours and 2 sixes.
Chasing the target, West Indies once again failed to live up to the expectations of the fans as they were bowled out for just 100 runs by the Hardik Pandya-led Indian team.
Shimron Hetmyer was the lone warrior in the West Indies side who smashed 56 runs off 35 balls, including 5 fours and 4 sixes. In the end, India won the match by a huge margin of 88 runs.
We need to be good in execution: Nicholas Pooran
Losing the match against India, Nicholas Pooran shared a lot about their performance in this series in the post-match presentation. "We were just not good enough. We didn't learn from our mistakes. We just weren't up to the challenge, just didn't put enough partnerships.
To come up against tough teams, we need to be good in execution. Be it in the batting group or bowling group, we have a lot of catching up to do. I just hope that we as a team learn from these losses," Nicholas Pooran was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
"We're building towards the World Cup and hopefully we can do that right. (On Jason Holder opening the batting) Obviously, King and Mayers didn't play today, so we needed someone to open. Just thought of giving him an opportunity to bat higher up.
We all know what he can do down the order. It (playing two spinners) is something we have to think about in the future. India have shown why they are better than us in this series," he added.
Besides, after winning the match against West Indies, Rohit Sharma and his men took a ride in a buggy and were seen happy with their performance in this series against the Caribbean side.
Watch the video here:
#TeamIndia doing victory lap in a Buggy post game in Florida. Fans loved it.— Santu Mehra Sikar 🅾️➕ (@SantuMehra51) August 8, 2022
🚗 : Rohit Sharma
P.S: Guest appearance of @PeterDellaPenna in this video sporting red hawaiian shirt and cowboy hat. Watch till the end. 😎 #WIvIND #Cricket @ImRo45 @DineshKarthik @ashwinravi99 pic.twitter.com/X2XPZrA9eU