West Indies’ ODI skipper, Shai Hope commented on his team’s performance during the post-match presentation.
During the 1st ODI, India completely dominated the hosts and is off to a good start in the ODI series as well.
Losing the toss and putting in to bat first, the hosts were wiped out completely by the Indian bowlers.
Therefore, the visitors will now be looking to maintain their winning momentum and defeat the Windies by 3-0 in this series.
Meanwhile, during the post-match presentation, Shai Hope reflected on his team’s poor performance on a challenging pitch.
Additionally, he took center stage and accepted the blame that his team didn’t play to their strengths.
He also stated that he is not making any excuses for the loss, it was just that his team didn’t capitalize on the pitch.
Let’s just say we didn’t play the way we needed to. On a challenging pitch, we need to find ways to score. I’m not making excuses, but anyone watching cricket can see what’s happening here. But we have to find ways to score.
Poor batting performance causes West Indies’ loss
In the 1st ODI, West Indies lost the toss and were put in to bat first by India.
However, their whole batting order collapsed in front of the Indian bowlers. Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja removed more than half of their side.
Eventually, the West Indies were bundled out for a meager 114 runs in just 23 overs by the visitors.
Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja took 7 wickets between them with the former picking four and the latter picking three wickets respectively.
During the second innings, India did lose five wickets during the run chase but Ishan Kishan’s brilliant 52 from 46 balls helped India chase down the score with ease.
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