West Indies Star Underlines "Turning Point" In Emphatic Win Over India In 1st T20I
Losing both Hardik Pandya and Sanju Samson in the same over derailed India's chase in the first T20I against West Indies.
West Indies defeated India by four runs in the first T20I match on Thursday. After the match, West Indies player Jason Holder said that the 16th over was the turning point in the game. West Indies batted first and set a target of 149/6. India failed to chase down the target due to poor batting performance. India was kept at 145/9, thus West Indies won the match by four runs. West Indies won the first match of the five-match T20I series.
In the post-match conference, West Indies all-rounder said Jason Holder said, "It (16th over) was the turning point based on the fact that the game was coming down very close. They had set batters and we had to stay in the game. The guys really stuck together, it was a total team effort. The conditions played in the favour of the bowlers. We got early wickets, which is really important."
He added, "The amount of cricket I've been playing for the last three years, it's a lot. I try to find some passages of break, get some time off, refresh and come back again. I think it (a break from the ODIs) was needed. I was happy that I stuck with my plans. I wanted to make them work hard for their runs, didn't want to give any free runs."
Coming to the match, West Indies won the toss and for a change, they decided to bat first. The hosts managed to put up a total of 149-6.
India struggled throughout the chase as wickets kept falling at regular intervals, which made it hard for them to chase down the target of 150.
India will square off against West Indies in the second T20I on Sunday.
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