Nicholas Pooran urges WI teammates to take positives after thriller vs India loss: Looks like a win, bittersweet

Terming the 3-run loss in opposition to India bitter, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran mentioned that his crew is transferring in the precise course and they should imagine in one another.

West Indies transferring in proper course, have to imagine in one another: Pooran after 1st ODI (AP Photograph)


  • West Indies transferring in proper course, have to belief one another: Pooran
  • India gears up for a three-run win over West Indies
  • West Indies battle to limit India to 308 for seven

West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran urged his teammates to take the positives from the primary ODI after the hosts’ thrilling last-ball defeat in opposition to India in Trinidad on Friday regardless of an excellent effort with the bat.

Shikhar Dhawan performed a scintillating knock of 97 whereas Shubham Gill smashed a scintillating 64 on his ODI comeback earlier than India held their nerves to seal a three-run win over West Indies within the opening match of the sequence . Openers Dhawan (97 off 99 balls) and Gill (64 off 53) shared a 119-run partnership earlier than West Indies restricted India to 308 for seven.

West Indies wanted 15 runs within the last over to chase down the file on the Queens Park Oval, however Mohammad Siraj was capable of cease Romario Shepherd (38 not out on 25). Kyle Meyers (75 off 68) and Shamar Brooks (46 off 61) on the prime of the order raised West Indies’ hopes with a 117-run stand for the second wicket. Ultimately, West Indies fell brief and completed at 305 for six.

“Seems like a win for us. Bittersweet, however sure we maintain speaking about batting 50 overs and everybody noticed what we’re able to and hopefully We are able to acquire power from right here.”

He mentioned, “Trying ahead to the remainder of the sequence. It was a superb batting observe and our bowlers did a commendable job to limit him. Dropping is hard however we’ll take it. We have to imagine in one another. And I maintain telling everybody that we’ll have our challenges forward of us, however it’s vital to concentrate on the positives,” Pooran mentioned.

The sequence opener was nearer than anticipated. India got here off a sequence win in England, whereas West Indies have been torn aside by touring Bangladesh. Either side began properly and completed on a sluggish notice.

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