On a slow track, captain Hardik Pandya defended his decision to bat first in the fifth ODI vs West Indies in Lauderhill, Florida.
Indian captain Hardik Pandya admitted that his lack of meter and slow approach came a turning point as his platoon lost instigation during the reverse- 10 overs of the fifth T20 International against West Indies, then on Sunday.
The Indian platoon under Pandya lost its first bilateral series in the shortest format (2- 3) against the West Indies, but the commander belabor on the cons, like the emergence of youths like Tilak Varma and Yashasvi Jaiswal. However, we lost that period post 10 overs, “ If you see. Since when I came, I wasn’t suitable to capitalise and I took my time and couldn’t finish, ” Pandya was forthright in his admission having scored 14 off 18 balls.
On a slow track, Pandya defended his decision to club first.
“I believe that as a group we’ve to challenge ourselves. All these games are the games where we’ve to learn. We’ve spoken as a group that whenever we can take the hard way we will.
“In hindsight, one series then or there doesn’t matter but the commitment to the thing is important. ” Pandya knows that India will play World T20 in this part of the world but doesn’t want to look too far ahead.
“It’s a long way. We’ve the ODI World Cup coming up. And occasionally losing is good. You get to learn a lot. And special citation for all the boys. They showed great character. Winning and losing is a part of the process and we’re going to make sure we learn from that. ” Some of his bowling changes were condemned by critics but he said that he goes by his instincts.
“It’s what I feel at the moment, I don’t plan much. However, whatever my gut says I follow, “ Pandya said, If I see a situation.
Pandya praised Varma and Jaiswal for their captain- hearted trouble.
“They ’ve got heart. That’s commodity that’s veritably important in transnational justice. Every youth coming through has belief. That’s commodity I see veritably frequently now. laurels to them, they came out and took responsibility. I can’t be happier as a captain, ” he concluded.
Brandon King’s unbeaten 85 helped West Indies beat India by eight lattices in the fifth and final T20I and decide the five- match series 3- 2 then at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida on Sunday.
West Indies chased down a target of 166 runs in 18 overs in a chase that was set up by Romario Shepherd’s career stylish4/31 in the first innings and finished by King.
The 3- 2 result breaks India’s band of remaining unbeaten in 12 T20I series and gives West Indies its first series win over India since 2017.
It was a dominating run chase by the hosts despite losing Kyle Mayers in the alternate over off Arshdeep Singh. Nicholas Pooran was promoted to number three to keep the left-right combination in play.
The brace made merry of the powerplay restrictions and smacked 61 runs off it to get a solid launch. While both King and Pooran kept going for boundaries against each bowler, they made sure to give Kuldeep Yadav enough respect who was brushing with control and finished with numbers of0/18 in his four overs.
The match had several pauses due to rain but the longest one came in the 13th over when the play was stopped due to lightning preventives. After further than half an hour cessation, Pooran got out to part- timekeeper Tilak Varma for 47 out 35 balls, but it was too late for India to make a comeback.
With 47 still left to score, Shai Hope continued from where he left history while King kept chancing boundaries with ease. Hope finished the match with a six off another part- time keeper Yashasvi Jaiswal.
Before, Shepherd touched off India’s middle order collapse to circumscribe it to165/9.
Opting to club first, India lost both Jaiswal and Shubman Gill beforehand in the innings. Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma helped India recover early jolt with a 49- run stage for the third gate. still, it lost Varma to a one- hand diving catch on return by Roston Chase.
While Suryakumar looked in good touch and played with attacking intent, India kept losing lattices from the other end. Shepherd removed both Sanju Samson and Hardik Pandya cheaply, before picking two further lower order lattices Arshdeep Singh and Kuldeep Yadav.
Suryakumar made 61 off 45 balls to help India reach a respectable aggregate of 165.
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