After losing the Test and ODI series, West Indies made a strong comeback in the T20 series. West Indies defeated India by 4 runs in the first T20 match played at Brian Lara Cricket Stadium. Despite this defeat, the cool form of Captain Hardik Pandya was seen. He said that this happens all the time when you are playing with young players.
Hardik Pandya said “Young team will make mistakes, that helps to improve as a group in future”. pic.twitter.com/zen9gF8srz
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India has already defeated the West Indies in the Test and ODI series but faced defeat in the first T20 match. After the defeat, Captain Hardik Pandya praised Tilak Verma and Mukesh Kumar. During the match presentation, Hardik said, “We were chasing well. However, when you are playing with young players like this, it happens.”
Hardik Pandya praised Tilak Verma and Mukesh:
Hardik Pandya said, “Tilak Varma was very pleasing to watch. He’s the confidence and the fearlessness”. pic.twitter.com/rYCl0ZH8Ze
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Hardik said, “Whenever you lose wickets in a T20 match, there is such pressure. Also, we made some mistakes, due to which we lost this match. Both the debutants performed well for us today. Did it. Mukesh has done well in all three formats. Also today he bowled two overs well in the last. Also, Tilak has started his career with a few sixes, which is a good thing.”
India got defeated in the first T20:
Significantly, West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first. West Indies scored 149 runs in 20 overs. Rovman Powell scored 48 runs while playing the captaincy innings. At the same time, while chasing the target, Tilak Verma scored the highest 39 runs for India. India could only manage 9 wickets for 145 runs in 20 overs.