The WI vs IND T20I Series ended with West Indies winning the 5th T20I & thereby clinching the series by 3-2. Their grit & determination was successful in overpowering mighty Indians. Batting first India could post an average of 165 runs total, thanks to a gleaming knock by SKY who played a fighting knock of 61 runs to guide India to a competitive total. But it was West Indies who snatched the series by clinching the fifth & final T20I of the series.
Romario Shepherd starred with the ball by returning with figures of 4-31. It was his stellar show with the ball that the Windies were restricted to a below-the-par total. Both the batters played a stunning knock in a rain-curtailed chase to finish the game in their favor. The Windies broke all the shackles to clinch the series & deny India a series triumph.
Chasing a fixture of 166 runs, West Indies displayed a brilliant display with the bat. Brandon King & Nicholas Pooran’s 47 runs knock & King’s unbeaten 85-run knock Helped West Indies to chase the target within 18 overs. With this victory, West Indies clinch the series by 3-2. It was a matter of joy for the Windies squad as they managed to outclass India in the shortest format of cricket.
Talking Points from IND vs WI 5th T20I, WI vs IND 5th T20I Highlights
Suryakumar Yadav’s fighting 61 run-knock
India’s star middle-order batter, SKY helped to stabilize India’s innings through his firing knock. When the stars of the fourth T20I, Jaiswal & Shubman failed to repeat their heroics, SKY stood up on the occasion & played a stellar knock of 61 runs in 45 balls to bring India back on the track. It was on the back of Suryakumar’s glemaing knock that India posted a decent 165 runs total on board.
Romario Shepherd’s lethal bowling attack
West Indies pacer Romario Shepherd was the best bowler for West Indies as he rattled India’s batting order by scalping 4 wickets for just 31 runs. It was Shepherd’s brilliant spell that helped West Indies in restricting India to an average total.
Pooran-King’s 132-run stand did the magic for West Indies
The win was largely dominated by Pooran-King who scored 132 runs in the top order to easily guide West Indies over the line in 18 overs. Pooran scored 47 runs whereas King played a blistering 85-run knock to win the fixture for West Indies. Shai Hope (22) & Mayers (10) played crucial cameos to make victory possible for West Indies.
Player of the Match Award:
Romario Shepherd was facilitated with the Player of the Match award for his brilliant figures of 4-31 which helped West Indies to outclass India in a must-win fixture. He scalped crucial wickets of Hardik, Samson, Arshdeep & Kuldeep to dismantle the depth of India’s batting order. He received valuable support from Akeal Hossein who scalped 2 wickets conceding 24 runs. However, due to Shepherd’s match-winning figures, he received the ‘Player of the Match Award.’