Riding on Suryakumar Yadav‘s resilient innings of 61 runs from 45 balls, India set a challenging target of 165 for 9 in their allotted 20 overs.
In response, West Indies, who failed to qualify for this year’s ODI World Cup, put up a dominant display with the bat, leaving India’s bowlers struggling, and managed to chase down the total in just 18 overs and win the series 3-2 at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground at Lauderhill in Florida.
Reflecting on the T20I series victory against India, West Indies all-rounder Romario Shepherd shared that their strategy to dismiss
Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav.
“To Sanju, the plan was to hit the wicket and to Surya to get him to hit straight down the ground. [On the series win] It meant a lot to us especially because we’ve been going through some hard times in the past couple of months so to win against a team like India it means a lot for us and the fans,” said Shepherd in the post-match presentation.
Suryakumar scored a brillaint fifty, including four boundaries and a six but Sanju Samson (13) and skipper Hardik Pandya (14) failed to provide much support from the other end.