Last Update on: February 18th, 2022 at 11:08 pm
India and West Indies are currently playing the second T20I in Kolkata. Kieron Pollard asked India to bat first. Venkatesh Iyer batted brilliantly in the middle-order and provided India the impetus to go hard in the final overs.
In the second ball of the 16th over from Sheldon Cottrell, Venkatesh Iyer flicked him over the fine leg boundary for a four. The left-arm pacer bowler the ball down the leg side. Iyer used the pace of the delivery and hit over the fine leg boundary.
The ball went down to the Indian dugout in a jiffy with the Indian players getting out of their seats and ducking for cover. The fine leg was inside the boundary and the left-hander used the pace of the delivery to his advantage.
Watch: Indian Players Run After Venkatesh Iyer Hits A Boundary Towards The Dug Out:
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Iyer was finally dismissed on 33 off 118 balls hitting four boundaries and a six. He added a 76-run stand with Rishabh who himself scored a fifty. He ended unbeaten on 52 as India scored almost 80 runs in the final seven overs. India ended on 186/5 with Virat Kohli also scoring 52 off 41, which was his 31st fifty in this format.
Venkatesh Iyer & Rishabh Pant Added a 76-Run Stand
How good have these two been 👏👏
Bring up a 50-run partnership between them.
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For West Indies Roston Chase, picked up three for 25 taking the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Suryajumar Yadav.
Virat Kohli, who scored 52 in the match, spoke about batting in the conditions and taking the initiative to score runs freely. His knock included seven fours and one six.
“For me it’s always been an opportunity to bat well under different situations for the team, today when I went in I decided to be positive then we lost a few wickets. I wanted to continue in the same way, probably disappointed to get out at the time I did because I set up the game nicely for me to go hard in the last 4-5 overs which is the way I bat, which is my strength. I was happy that I went out with clear intent today, not think so much about whether I should try my shots or not and it came off. It’s a nice way to start that innings for myself” said Kohli regarding his innings.