In a spectacular turnaround, India squared off against West Indies in the 4th T20I, securing a resounding nine-wicket victory to level the series at 2-2.
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill played pivotal roles, both notching fifties during their remarkable 165-run partnership, while Arshdeep’s brilliant bowling took down three crucial West Indies wickets.
In India’s response, it was Jaiswal who seamlessly mirrored the early aggression displayed by the West Indies batters, matching them shot for shot. During the powerplay, he attacked almost every one of the 19 deliveries he faced, resulting in seven well-timed boundaries. A standout takeaway for India from this series is Jaiswal’s exceptional intent, reminiscent of his IPL prowess, which rightfully secured him a spot in the playing eleven ahead of Ishan Kishan.
Notably, his confident execution of the switch hit six on a delivery from the WI bowler Akeal Hosein showcased his seasoned skills honed in the IPL arena.
Jaiswal’s fiery attack on the bowlers created the perfect platform for Gill, who had been struggling for runs on the tour, to find his rhythm. Despite the wicket not being as favorable as those in the West Indies, Gill unleashed his shots in the sixth over by Odean Smith, securing four and two crucial sixes, even showcasing his short-arm pull.
As the field opened up, boundaries kept flowing, and the duo reached a strong 100/0 at the halfway mark, offering a glimpse of their combined potential as a dynamic opening pair for India.
Last Updated on August 12, 2023
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