WI vs IND: “16th over was turning point in game” – Jason Holder

WI vs IND: "16th over was turning point in game" - Jason Holder
WI vs IND: "16th over was turning point in game" - Jason Holder

WI vs IND: “16th over was turning point in game” – Jason Holder

WI vs IND: In a thrilling encounter on Thursday, West Indies emerged victorious over India by four runs in the first T20I match. Reflecting on the game, West Indies player Jason Holder highlighted that the 16th over played a crucial role in turning the tide in their favor.

Batting first, West Indies set a target of 149/6. Despite their efforts, India’s batting performance fell short. And they could only manage to reach 145/9, resulting in a narrow defeat by four runs. With this win, West Indies took the lead in the five-match T20I series.

In the post-match conference, West Indies all-rounder said Jason Holder said:

“It (16th over) was the turning point based on the fact that the game was coming down very close. They had set batters and we had to stay in the game. The guys really stuck together, it was a total team effort. The conditions played in the favour of the bowlers. We got early wickets, which is really important.”

He added, “The amount of cricket I’ve been playing for the last three years, it’s a lot. I try to find some passages of break, get some time off, refresh and come back again. And I think it (a break from the ODIs) was needed. I was happy that I stuck with my plans. Also I wanted to make them work hard for their runs, didn’t want to give any free runs.”

Opting for a change, West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first, managing to post a total of 149-6. India’s chase was fraught with struggles as they lost wickets at regular intervals, making it challenging to reach the 150-run target.

The two teams will face off again in the second T20I on Sunday, providing India with an opportunity to bounce back and level the series.

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