Shreyas Iyer Defends Six of a Kind by Nicholas Pooran with an amazing save.
When he stopped the ball from going for a six in the fifth over of the innings, Shreyas Iyer was at the height of his acrobatic prowess.
Team India easily trounced West Indies by 68 runs in the opening Twenty20 international thanks to an all-around effort from the Rohit Sharma-led squad. After Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma assisted India in scoring 190 runs, the bowlers worked together to limit the West Indies to 122/8. In the sixth over of the inning, Nicholas Pooran attempted to smash Ravichandran Ashwin for a six, but Shreyas Iyer made an outstanding defensive effort to stop him.
Pooran made the decision to chase after Ashwin on the first delivery of the sixth over. He then threw the ball into the air as he started to descend the track. In the center of the wicket, far from the edge, was Shreyas Iyer. His right leg was millimeters from the fence as he acrobatically leaped to his right in an attempt to collect the ball.
Shreyas Iyer decided to decide to re-throw the ball into play as a result. Additionally, West Indies was only permitted to score two runs.
During the inaugural T20I match against the West Indies, India’s skipper, Rohit Sharma, was in excellent form. He persisted in his batting, ultimately reaching 64 runs off just 44 balls while hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes. During this innings, Rohit overtook Martin Guptill of New Zealand to claim the top spot among men’s T20I run scorers.
In the inaugural Twenty20 International between India and West Indies, India batted first and scored 190/6 in 20 overs. Dinesh Karthik scored an undefeated 41 runs off just 19 balls, hitting two sixes and four fours. While in one inning, Rohit scored 64 runs.
Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravi Bishnoi all returned with the ball in hand and each claimed two wickets as India defeated West Indies by 68 runs in 20 overs.