The 5-match T20 series between India and West Indies has started. The first match of the T20 series was played in Trinidad on 3 August. In this match, the visiting team won the toss and decided to bat first.
West Indies, batting first, scored 149 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. At the same time, Team India found it very difficult to chase this target and in the end, Team India faced defeat by 4 runs in this match.
West Indies defeated India:
The West Indies team performed brilliantly in the first T20 match and defeated India by 4 runs. Let us tell you that West Indies may not have got a good start in the first T20 but captain Rovman Powell and Nicholas Pooran played their natural game. Wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran, who is in excellent form, played an innings of 41 runs, during this 2 sixes and 2 fours were seen from his bat.
While playing the captaincy innings, Rovman, batting at a strike rate of 150, gave 48 runs in 32 balls, which included 3 sixes and 3 fours. Apart from these two players, no player touched the 30 mark. Although Brendan King definitely scored 28 runs.
This big mistake happened with Hardik Pandya:
Hardik Pandya was made the captain for the 5 T20 series against the West Indies. But Pandya miscalculated in the first match and could not use the bowlers properly. Yuzvendra Chahal was seen in good rhythm in bowling.
He had taken 2 wickets in the very first over. But Padya did not complete the entire 4 overs. While he had 1 over left. If Pandya had got Chahal to bowl the entire over, then West Indies would have faced difficulties after reaching the score of 149 runs.
Indian batsmen disappointed:
West Indies won the first T20 match against India by scoring 150 runs. The team did not get a good start in this match. Opener Shubman Gill was stumped in the over of Akeal Hosein while trying to hit a big shot.
While his partner also could not last long on the pitch and Ishaan Kishan was also dismissed cheaply after scoring 6 runs in 9 balls. Suryakumar Yadav once again proved to be a flop in the middle order. Surya got out after scoring 21 runs in 21 balls. At the same time, in this match, Tilak Verma got a chance to make his debut in T20 cricket.
He opened his account with a six in his first match. Tilak was looking in good rhythm, but he was dismissed after scoring 39 runs in 22 balls. At the same time, while batting with understanding, Sanju Samson and Hardik played an important role in bringing the team closer to the threshold of victory. Hardik Pandya scored 19 runs while playing the captaincy innings. While Sanju was run out after scoring 12 runs.
Good bowling from Chahal and Arshdeep Singh:
The Indian bowlers, while bowling well in the first T20 match, stopped the West Indies team for 149 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal was included in the playing-11 in this match. He bowled brilliantly and took 2 wickets in the first match. Chahal took 2 wickets for 24 in 3 overs. While fast bowler Arshdeep Singh also added 2 wickets to his account. While Kuldeep and Hardik Pandya had to be satisfied with 1-1 wickets.