Indian batter Shreyas Iyer played a delightful knock in his return to the playing XI but his innings was cut short by West Indian all-rounder, Jason Holder, just when he was looking to set free.
Iyer opened the innings alongside Ishan Kishan in the absence of Rohit Sharma, who opted to rest and handed over the captaincy reins to Hardik Pandya. Kishan looked out of sorts against the tall Windies pacers but Iyer found his stride early.
He took a particular liking to Keemo Paul, taking 24 runs off the all-rounder’s two overs. In the company of Deepak Hooda, Iyer then brought up his fifty with a boundary.
His 40-ball 64 was later brought to an end by Holder. Iyer hit a wide full toss straight back at Holder, who was sharp and alert enough to the chance and gobbled it up with both hands.
Watch Shreyas Iyer’s dismissal here:
What a display of pure class from @ShreyasIyer15 as he departs after a top-notch innings.
— FanCode (@FanCode) August 7, 2022
West Indies (Playing XI): Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(c), Devon Thomas(w), Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Dominic Drakes, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh, Rovman Powell
India (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya(c), Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik(w), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh