'Restricting India to a total of 170 runs was fantastic' - Kieron Pollard after winning 2nd T20I
West Indies won the 2nd T20I by 8 wickets in Trivandrum.
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Kieron Pollard, the West Indies skipper hails the players outstanding performances in the 2nd T20I match against Team India in Trivandrum. The Caribbean side got off to a poor start as they lost the series opener against the hosts. But, they made a strong comeback with a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Virat Kohli and Co and managed to level the series.
In the 2nd T20I, West Indies bowlers did a brilliant job with the ball and didn’t allow the heavy-duty batting line up of Team India to post a big total. For the hosts, Shivam Dube played a brilliant knock of 54 runs with three fours and four sixes. However, other batsmen failed to pile runs and India could only post a score of 170 runs. In batting, the Caribbean batsmen didn’t find any difficulty and chased the target with nine balls to spare. Lendl Simmons was awarded Man of The Match for playing brilliant knock of 67 runs.
Kieron Pollard optimistic about his team performances in 2nd T20I
After the match, Kieron Pollard said that he tries to share his cricket experiences and knowledge with the young lads in the team. Moreover, he considers that it is an honour to be a part of such a side that is filled with a bunch of many talented players. He also feels that their side can ripe some good results if they perform in unity.
“I am continuing to enjoy my cricket. Most I can do is pass on the knowledge to the youngsters. We will have good results if we stay as a unit. I pride myself on being a leader. God has given me the talent to play cricket. So when I come out, I come out with a will to win. Walshy’s four overs were really good. Kesrick bouncing back too,” Kieron Pollard said in the post-match press conference.
In a further explanation about the match, he said that as far his experience is concerned, it was a commendable effort by the players because of which they could restrict India at a score of 170. He also praised the performances given by Hayden Walsh and Lendl Simmons.
“To be able to restrict India to 170 after my expensive over, it was fantastic. The way we batted, we had discussed how to approach the game, and the boys played it well. I am pretty excited for this young bunch. Walshy’s four overs were really good. Kesrick bouncing back too. Simmo started slow, but he knows he can catch up. He has played a lot in India. Seniors showed their way and youngsters followed,” he added.