Ishan Kishan says the team backed him after his maiden test fifty

Ishan Kishan - Mumbai Indians - MI

Ishan Kishan said I knew what the team needed from me. Everyone backed me. Virat backed me and told me to go and play my game. The possibility of a draw is increasing as the start of day five of the second test is delayed. However, the heavy rain has gone and a slight drizzle is in Port of Spain. There is also a chance of taking lunch early on the day five.

Ishan Kishan on his maiden test fifty

“Was really special. I knew what the team needed from me. Everyone backed me. Virat backed me and told me go and play your game. Let’s hope we will finish the game tomorrow. It was Virat bhai who took the initiative and told that I should go in. There was a slow left-armer who was bowling. It was a good call for the team. Sometimes you need to take these calls. We had the plan that we will play 10-12 overs after the rain break and score 70-80 runs. We wanted a 370-380 target,“. Ishan Kishan was quoted as saying by India Today. 

The left hander got promoted to number 4 to score runs at a quick pace. He replaced Virat Kohli who usually comes out to bat at number 4. However, Ishan Kishan took the opportunity very well to bring up his first test fifty in his second test match. He scored 52* runs in 34 deliveries. Immediately after his fifty the Indian captain Rohit Sharma declared the innings.

Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma scored the fifties in the second innings of the second match. West Indies lost the two wickets on day 4. India would need at least a session and more to bundle the West Indies Team. Ravi Ashwin has taken both the wickets in the second innings.

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