West Indies beat India in the fifth T20 and won the series 3-2. For the West Indies, who are out of the ODI World Cup, this win against India will boost their confidence and help them build a better team in the future. At the same time, this defeat was very disappointing for the Indian team and captain Hardik Pandya.
After trailing 2-0 in the series, the Indian team made a strong comeback by winning the third and fourth matches, but in the fifth match, the batting flopped once again, which became a major reason for the defeat. Come let’s know what Team India captain Hardik Pandya said after the defeat.
After losing the series, Hardik said during the presentation, ‘We lost the rhythm we had found. We have time to reform. Losing is good sometimes. We have learned a lot in this series as well. Congratulations to the boys for well played. Everyone tried to do better. This is very good. Defeat and victory keep on happening. The next World Cup is to be held here. I hope that the audience will come in large numbers. At the moment, I thank those who came to watch the match and support us.’
Batting first after winning the toss, India scored 165 runs at the loss of 9 wickets. For the West Indies, Romario Shepherd took 4 wickets while Akali Hussain and Jason Holder took 2-2 wickets. Roston Chase got a wicket. Chasing a target of 166 runs, West Indies scored 171 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 18 overs on the basis of Brandon King’s unbeaten 85 off 55 balls and won the match by 8 wickets and also won the series 3-2.
All Flop Except Surya:
When Indian captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and chose to bat first, it seemed that flat-pitch team India would score around 200 but nothing like this happened. Except for Suryakumar Yadav, all the batsmen were a flop. Surya played an inning of 61 runs in 45 balls. If he had not gone, then probably the Indian innings would have been limited to around 100.