December 8, 2019
India defeated West Indies in the first T20I at Hyderabad and registered its highest successful run chase in T20I with 208 runs.
India’s previous highest successful run chase was of 207 runs in 2009 against Sri Lanka.
Captain Virat Kohli said after the match, “To young batsmen watching, don’t follow the first half of my innings. I was batting poorly at that time. I didn’t want to put KL under pressure but I couldn’t get going. Luckily got that one over from Holder, and then I began to analyze why I’m going wrong. Realized I’m not a slogger but a timer instead, and then changed my playing style.”
Virat Kohli made his highest score in T20I cricket after scoring 94 runs off 50 balls. Kohli managed the score with six sixes and six fours. His previous highest score was 90 runs in 55 balls made against Australia in 2016.
West Indies captain Kieron Pollard said, “208 to defend, on any day, you’d take that 10 out of 10 times. Where we lost the game was the extras and our bowling. Our execution was poor. If we had executed the plans we had spoken about, despite the good batting wicket, it would have been a different scenario.
The second T20I of the three-match series will played between India and West Indies today.
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