WI vs IND: West Indies beat India by 4-runs in 1st T20I after superb bowling display in death overs

WI vs IND: West Indies beat India by 4-runs in 1st T20I after superb bowling display in death overs
WI vs IND: West Indies beat India by 4-runs in 1st T20I after superb bowling display in death overs

WI vs IND: West Indies beat India by 4-runs in 1st T20I after superb bowling display in death overs

WI vs IND: In a thrilling encounter at Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday, West Indies secured a narrow four-run victory over India in the first T20I of the five-match series, thanks to brilliant bowling performances by Romario Sheperd, Jason Holder, and Obed McCoy, especially in the crucial death overs. With this win, West Indies took a 1-0 lead in the series.

Chasing a target of 150 runs, India faced a shaky start as Shubman Gill got stumped by Nicholas Pooran off Akael Hosein’s delivery, managing only three runs off nine balls. At 5/1 in 2.2 overs, the pressure was on India. However, Suryakumar Yadav, who looked promising, started attacking Akael and Alzarri Joseph, hitting boundaries and sixes.

As the innings progressed, India showed resilience, with debutant Tilak Varma impressing everyone by smashing sixes and fours. Despite some partnerships, India faced setbacks when Suryakumar was dismissed by Jason Holder for 21, and Tilak’s entertaining knock of 39 came to an end at the hands of Romario Sheperd.

Captain Hardik Pandya and Sanju Samson tried to steady the ship. But the game took a dramatic turn in the 16th over as Holder dismissed Pandya and Samson got run out. The pressure mounted on India, and though Axar Patel put up a fight. The team fell short by four runs in the end.

West Indies’ bowling trio of Holder, McCoy, and Sheperd proved crucial in defending their total. They picked up two wickets each, with Hosein also contributing with a wicket.

Earlier in the match, India’s bowling attack led by Arshdeep Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal, who took two wickets each, restricted West Indies to 149/6. Rovman Powell top-scored with 48, and Nicholas Pooran played a valuable innings of 41.

Overall, it was a thrilling contest that showcased some exceptional performances from both teams. With West Indies ultimately coming out on top.

Brief Scores:

West Indies 149/6 (Rovman Powell 48, Nicholas Pooran 41; Yuzvendra Chahal 2-22) won over India: 145/9 (Tilak Varma 39, Suryakumar Yadav 21, Jason Holder 2/19).

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