WI vs IND: Rohit Sharma unhappy with Rishabh Pant for throwing away his wicket in 1st T20I
Rishabh Pant scored 14 runs off 12 balls.
Updated - Jul 29, 2022 11:31 pm
West Indies and India locked horns in the first of the five-match T20I series on Friday. The visitors, after putting in to bat first, posted 190 runs in their 20 overs thanks to Rohit Sharma‘s half-century and an unbeaten 41 off 19 balls from Dinesh Karthik. Perhaps, India had lost their way with wickets falling in quick succession. From 88/2, they were reduced to 138/6 in a matter of six overs and Rishabh Pant’s wicket started the slide.
He got dismissed in the 10th over of the innings playing a poor shot off Keemo Paul getting caught in the third man area. Pant didn’t look comfortable during his short stay in the middle and ended up mustering only 14 runs off 12 deliveries with two fours. However, skipper Rohit didn’t look pleased with the wicketkeeper-batter at all.
Rohit was seen gesturing to Rishabh Pant about the kind of shot he could’ve played. The captain was also bemused at the same time as frustration was visible on his face clearly as the partnership for third wicket was blossoming at that time.
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India seal an easy win in the first T20I
Meanwhile, India registered an easy win in the first T20I against West Indies to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. After posting 190 runs on the board, the visiting bowlers didn’t give any chance to West Indies batters at any stage of the chase. All India’s bowlers picked up at least a wicket apart from Hardik Pandya. The spin trio of Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi didn’t let the Caribbean batters score easy runs at all with the pitch assisting the spinners.
The second T20I between the two teams will now be played on August 1 at Warner Park in St Kitts. With this being a five-match series, West Indies still have a chance to make a comeback while India will be looking to continue their dominance over the home side and extend their lead.