Last Update on: February 16th, 2022 at 08:20 pm
Indian leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi picked a wonderful catch of explosive West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran in the first T20I of the three-match T20 International series at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Wednesday, February 16, but the West Indies batter survived after the Indian fielder stepped on the boundary rope.
The incident took place just after the powerplay in the 1st ball of the 7th over, which was bowled by senior Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
Chahal delivered a flighted ball outside off and Nicholas Pooran decided to attack from the very first ball and he smashed the ball straight.
Leg-spinner Bishnoi, who is making his India debut, ran around from the long-off and he settled nicely under the ball that went high up in the air and he took the catch comfortably but stepped on the boundary rope.
The on-field umpire gave the soft signal out and went upstairs to check the catch and the third umpire declared it as a six.
West Indies Off To A Decent Start In The First T20I
India won the toss and opted to bowl first in the match. India fielded 5 batters 1 all-rounder, 3 pacers and 2 spinners. Captain Kieron Pollard made a comeback in the West Indies side after missing a few One Day International games due to a niggle. Also, star all-rounder, Jason Holder was not part of the playing XI after he failed to recover for the match after a blow in his chest and Roston Chase was included in the playing XI.
Senior Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the first breakthrough for India in the first over itself. He dismissed Brandon King in the 5th ball of the opening over. Deepak Chahar bowled the second over and he gave away 8 runs. West Indies batters scored 6,7,10 and 9 runs in the next 4 overs and at the end of the powerplay, West Indies were at 44/1.
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