Rishabh Pant, India vs West Indies 2019, Match Prediction
Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer. BCCI Twitter

The Indian team posted 288 runs after the West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and decided to bowl first. The hosts got off to a bad start as they lost their in-form batsman KL Rahul. The stylish batsman was looking to work the ball on the leg side but managed a top edge that looped to Shimron Hetmyer. Subsequently, the Windies were able to strike gold as they got the big wicket of Virat Kohli.

The Indian skipper was looking to run down the ball towards the third man but chopped the ball back on to the stumps. The onus was then on the shoulders of two Mumbai batsman – Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer. Both the right-handers added 50 runs for the fourth wicket alliance but Rohit was dismissed when he could not time a short ball from Alazarri Joseph and gave a simple catch to skipper Kieron Pollard.

Twitter Reacts As India Post A Competitive Total After Shaky Start
Shreyas Iyer and Rohit Sharma. BCCI Twitter

It should be a par score.

However, Shreyas Iyer was able to continue his good form going. The right-hander has grabbed his opportunity while batting at number four position as he scored a fine knock of 70 runs from 88 balls with the help of five fours and one six.

The under-fire Rishabh Pant was also able to get back in form. The southpaw batsman who has been criticized for his current form was finally able to deliver the goods.

Sheldon Cottrell
Sheldon Cottrell (Credits: Twitter)

The wicket-keeper batsman scored 71 runs from 69 balls with the help of seven fours and one six. The 23-year old adopted the cautious approach in the initial phase of his innings and then changed gears to take on the West Indies bowlers.

Subsequently, Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja added the finishing touches to the Indian innings. Jadhav scored 40 runs from 35 balls whereas Ravindra Jadeja scored runs from balls. Sheldon Cottrell and Alazarri Joseph scalped two wickets apiece.

Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s innings:

https://twitter.com/FourOverthrows/status/1206181487424528384?s=20

 

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