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WI vs IND | Not sufficient runs on board, we did not apply ourselves: Rohit Sharma after West Indies beat India

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Rohit Sharma stated that he was happy with India’s bowlers for taking the match to the ultimate over whereas defending a below-par complete within the 2nd T20I in opposition to West Indies.

Rohit Sharma congratulating Devon Thomas after West Indies beat India. (Courtesy: AP)

HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma stated that India did not put sufficient runs on board in 2nd T20IRohit Sharma stood by his resolution of giving the ultimate over to Avesh Khanthird T20I between India and West Indies will start at 9.30 pm IST as an alternative of 8 pm IST

India captain Rohit Sharma admitted that his crew did not put sufficient runs on the board as India went down in opposition to West Indies within the second T20I.

India have been bundled out for simply 138 runs after Obed McCoy took a career-best 6/17 in his 4 overs within the second sport, which received delayed by two hours because of the late arrival of groups’ baggage. In reply, West Indies took the match deep and chased down the goal, with Brandon King scoring a 52-ball 68 and Devon Thomas hitting a quickfire 31 not out off 19 balls.

Reflecting on India’s efficiency, Rohit, on the post-match presentation, stated: “It was not enough runs on the board for us. We didn’t bat well. Pitch was playing quite nicely but we didn’t apply ourselves. But that can happen. I have said again and again that when you are trying something as a batting group, it won’t work out always. We will try to see our mistakes and look to correct them.”

With West Indies requiring 10 runs within the ultimate over, Rohit handed the ball to Avesh Khan as an alternative of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who bowled solely two overs. The India captain stood by his resolution, saying: “It’s all about giving opportunity. We know Bhuvneshwar, what he brings to the table, but if you don’t give opportunity to Avesh or Arshdeep you will never find out what it means to bowl at the death for India. They have done it in the IPL. Just one game, those guys don’t need to panic. They need backing and opportunity.”

Rohit added that he was happy with the crew’s fielding effort. “When you are defending a target like that, it can end in 13-14 overs or you try to drag it to the last over. Guys kept fighting, it was important to take wickets. The planning we did, the guys came and executed. Happy with bowlers, but there are certain things in the batting we need to look at. I will again and again say that we will continue to bat in this fashion because we want to achieve something. One-off result, shouldn’t panic. After one loss we won’t change things around.”

The groups will play the third T20I on August 2 in St. Kitts. The match will begin at 9.30 pm IST.

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