‘Samson saved the match’: WK turns hero for followers after first IND vs WI ODI

India vs US 1st ODI: It was a cliffhanger at Port of Spain in Trinidad when India and West Indies took on one another. With 15 within the final over and 4 wickets in hand, West Indies had been the favorites to win as T20s made such a small variety of targets attainable within the final over. Akil Hossein and Romario Shepherd had been simply 3 large hits away from an excellent chase. However this didn’t occur as Mohammad Siraj stopped him 3 runs wanting the goal. Whereas Siraj is being praised for his calm underneath strain, Indian followers are additionally congratulating wicketkeeper and batsman Sanju Samson for his effort to save lots of the boundary within the final over.

It was a large supply beneath the leg stump line and it was going away from Sanju however he dived to cease it at half after which ran to gather and throw the ball. No runs had been taken and in the long run it actually mattered. Siraj bowled properly within the remaining two balls as India registered an exhilarating 3 run win. Had that boundary not been stopped, West Indies might have gained the match. Former India batsman turned broadcaster Akash Chopra felt the identical means. He tweeted: “Sanju Samson’s cease was the distinction on the finish. 100% boundary. And that sport would have been Windies.”

See followers’ reactions beneath.

Nevertheless, Sanju did not have an excellent sport with the bat in hand as he scored simply 12 runs in 18 balls which included 1 six. His followers had been upset when he was dismissed however he made it by means of along with his brilliance behind the stumps to assist India take a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence.

Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan scored 97 runs in 98 balls for India which included 10 fours and three sixes. Shubman Gill additionally scored 64 runs in 53 balls and bought himself run out. Batting first Shreyas Iyer additionally hit a half-century however the center order couldn’t do a lot as India batted first and scored 308/7 in 50 overs.