“The Boys Didn’t Lose Their Self-Belief…”: Shikhar Dhawan Says This Following Series Victory Over West Indies. Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, and Axar Patel all hit half-centuries to help Team India win the second ODI of the three-match series against the West Indies by two wickets on Sunday at Queens Park Oval in Port of Spain.
Shikhar Dhawan, India’s captain, praised his team’s performance after a two-wicket victory over the West Indies in the second One-Day International. Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, and Axar Patel all hit half-centuries to help Team India win the second ODI of the three-match series against the West Indies by two wickets on Sunday at Queens Park Oval in Port of Spain. “It was an outstanding team effort. It’s incredible that the boys didn’t lose their confidence. Iyer, Sanju, and Axar were all fantastic, and Avesh came out in his debut game and scored 11 crucial runs. They are able to perform on a large stage thanks to IPL. I thought we bowl well “Dhawan state this during a post-match presentation.
“They had a strong start. Pooran and Hope both batted well. We reasone that if they could do it, so could we. We got off to a slow start. Shubman performed admirably at bat. The collaboration between Iyer and Samson made a significant difference. There had been a run-out. But such things do occur. Boys are gaining knowledge “He continued.
The skipper also congratulated rival batter Shai Hope on his century in his 100th ODI.
“It was an incredible feeling to score a century in my 100th ODI. I’d like to congratulate Hope on doing the same “Dhawan stated.
Hope became the world’s tenth batter and the fourth West Indian batter to score a century in the 100th ODI.
He joins Gordon Greenidge, Chris Cairns, Mohammad Yousuf, Kumar Sangakkara, Chris Gayle, Marcus Trescothick, Ramnaresh Sarwan, David Warner, and Shikhar Dhawan in scoring hundreds in their 100th ODI.
When the match began, they were 79/3, but a 99-run stand between Shreyas Iyer (63) and Samson (54) provided stability to their innings.
Contributions from Deepak Hooda (33) and Axar Patel (64*) proved crucial in propelling the visitors to victory. Despite sending back the top order in the early stages of the match and posting a massive total themselves, West Indies lost control of the match.
India now leads the series by a score of 2-0. Both teams will now meet in the third ODI on Wednesday.