Twitter Reacts As India Draw First Blood Against West Indies

Twitter Reacts As India Draw First Blood Against West Indies

Virat Kohli. BCCI

India drew the first blood against the West Indies in the first T20I at Hyderabad as the hosts won by six wickets and pulled off their highest chase in the T20I format. The Indian captain Virat Kohli played a brilliant knock of 94 runs to help his team get over the line. In fact, Kohli struggled to time the ball in the initial phase as he tried to go hard at the ball. However, Kohli was able to get his timing right in the second phase and scored a fine knock. The talisman scored six sixes and as many fours in his innings.

On the other hand, KL Rahul played a fine knock of 62 runs as he batted at the top of his game. The flamboyant took 40 balls to score his runs with the help of five fours and four sixes. Kohli and Rahul added 100 runs for the second wicket alliance.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. BCCI

Kohli was at his best in the second phase of his innings.

Earlier in the day, the Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first. The West Indies lost their first wicket early as Deepak Chahar struck on his second ball. However, Evin Lewis played with the long handle and took the attack against the Indian bowlers. The southpaw played some impressive pull shots and scored a quickfire knock of 40 runs.

Subsequently, Shimron Hetmyer was able to hit the ground running and scored runs freely. The southpaw batsman scored his maiden T20I half-century whereas the West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard scored a quickfire knock 37 runs.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

The Windies former skipper Jason Holder added the finishing touches as he smashed 9-ball 24 to help the visitors post a par score of 207 runs.

On the other hand, Deepak Chahar took a hammering as he conceded 56 runs for his four overs. Yuzvendra Chahal scalped two wickets whereas Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, and Washington Sundar took one wicket each.

Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s win:

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