In-form Indian batter Shreyas Iyer couldn’t convert his half-century into a big score as West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran took a blinder to dismiss him.
West Indies captain Pooran won the toss and chose to field first. But the bowlers couldn’t respond to the captain’s decision as the opening pair of India, Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan gave India a great start. Both the batters scored a half-century each. While Gill got out on 64 runs, captain Dhawan’s innings stopped just 3 runs before his well-deserved century.
But a promising batter of Indian Shreyas Iyer caught everyone’s attention with a brilliant half century. After some initial struggle, he smashed every bowler, especially the spinners, and scored 54 runs in just 57 balls.
Everyone was waiting for a big score as he was looking in good touch but he had to return to the pavilion as Nicholas Pooran took a blinder on the ball of Gudakesh Motie. Iyer wanted to loft the ball over cover but Pooran came into the way and took an absolute stunner. Eventually, Iyer had to depart.
But the start Iyer gave along with the openers, has created the stage for the middle-order batters to put up a big score and put the hosts under pressure.