India vs West Indies, 1st T20I in Kolkata

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India vs West Indies, 1st T20I in Kolkata Highlights – As It Happened

1st T20I, Eden Gardens, Kolkata04 November, 2018

Toss won by India (decided to bowl)

India beat West Indies by 5 wickets

Man of the Match: Kuldeep Yadav

Highlights

  • Rohit Sharma: Felt it was an exceptional performance with the ball. There was quite a bit for the fast bowlers upfront and even for the spinners, I thought we used the conditions well but were in trouble chasing.
  • We knew it won’t be easy given the seamers they have, but there’s something to learn for us there about what we should do as a batting unit when conditions are in our favour.
  • Thomas is a really exciting talent without doubt, good height plus its that jump he takes, if he bowls in the right areas, it won’t be easy for any batsman in the world to counter that.
  • He’s really talented and also has the advantage of height which gives him the extra edge. I wish him the best for the future but not against us!
  • Carlos Brathwaite: Don’t think we applied ourselves. We were either too defensive or too attacking.
  • We could’ve scored atleast 130-140, which would’ve been a winning total, had we kept some wickets for the back end. As young bunch of guys, we want to play fearless cricket.
  • We had our chance to do something for West Indies, we have a task to get to the standards where we should be.
  • The skipper also praises Oshaine Thomas, saying he has no idea about the long term plans for him but he has the potential and its upto West Indies cricket to let him become the next Joel Garner or Michael Holding for the WindiesDinesh Karthik: “It was a good wicket and there was something in it for the bowlers. It is good to bat on too, but there’s always something for the bowlers.

    I think we shouldn’t get too carried away by the score, the balls they bowled to Rohit and Shikhar were special.

    I wanted to just absorb the pressure and try to help the team win, that’s my role. As a senior player, I keep telling myself the need to absorb pressure

    but at the same time play positive cricket to make sure I bat through and take on the bowlers. Didn’t need to bat at a 150 strike-rate in this game.”

     

    WICKET! Pierre strikes again, the ball just holds onto the pitch there and Manish Pandey is surprised by the bounce there. Pierre takes a good catch as the ball was dropping on him, but he dives forward to hang onto that one. India are now 83/5!

    WICKET! Brathwaite strikes yet again, really ordinary this from Rahul. He looks to pull one but hits it straight to Bravo at deep square leg. Comfortable catch and Windies are more than alive in this one now. India are 45/4

  • 21:19(IST)WICKET! Rishabh Pant departs now, Brathwaite gets the wicket. Pant looks to play across towards the leg-side but gets a top edge and it goes straight up in the air. That’s gone really high and Bravo takes a fine catch. Pant departs for 1 and India are 35/3 hereWICKET! Thomas strikes once again, this time its the other Indian opener who has to walk back. Shikhar Dhawan sees his middle-stump rattle and go for a cartwheel.Dhawan departs for 3 and we might just have a game on here. India are 16/2WICKET! Peach of a delivery this from Thomas, pitches and gets extra bounce there.
  • The ball comes back in also and takes the thin inside edge before Ramdin takes a flying catch behind the wicket. Umpire had initially given that not out but Windies take a review and the decision is changed. Rohit departs for 6 and India are 6/1
  • Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma: Felt it was an exceptional performance with the ball. There was quite a bit for the fast bowlers upfront and even for the spinners, I thought we used the conditions well but were in trouble chasing. We knew it won’t be easy given the seamers they have, but there’s something to learn for us there about what we should do as a batting unit when conditions are in our favour. Thomas is a really exciting talent without doubt, good height plus its that jump he takes, if he bowls in the right areas, it won’t be easy for any batsman in the world to counter that. He’s really talented and also has the advantage of height which gives him the extra edge. I wish him the best for the future but not against us!

Carlos Brathwaite: Don’t think we applied ourselves. We were either too defensive or too attacking. We could’ve scored atleast 130-140, which would’ve been a winning total, had we kept some wickets for the back end. As young bunch of guys, we want to play fearless cricket. We had our chance to do something for West Indies, we have a task to get to the standards where we should be. The skipper also praises Oshaine Thomas, saying he has no idea about the long term plans for him but he has the potential and its upto West Indies cricket to let him become the next Joel Garner or Michael Holding for the Windies

Dinesh Karthik

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Dinesh Karthik: “It was a good wicket and there was something in it for the bowlers. It is good to bat on too, but there’s always something for the bowlers. I think we shouldn’t get too carried away by the score, the balls they bowled to Rohit and Shikhar were special. I wanted to just absorb the pressure and try to help the team win, that’s my role. As a senior player, I keep telling myself the need to absorb pressure but at the same time play positive cricket to make sure I bat through and take on the bowlers. Didn’t need to bat at a 150 strike-rate in this game.”

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