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West Indies’ T20I vice-captain Nicholas Pooran has stated that Jason Holder appears positive and he needs to be accessible for the second T20I towards India. Ravi Bishnoi’s two-wicket haul was backed up by high quality knocks by Rohit Sharma (40) and Suryakumar Yadav (34*) as India defeated West Indies by six wickets within the first T20I right here on the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
“The match definitely slipped, we fell 10-15 runs short to be honest, 170-175 would have been perfect on that kind of track. Cannot really fault the bowlers, as batters we needed to pace our innings a bit smarter,” stated Pooran throughout a digital press convention.
“It was a bit tricky today, the ball was stopping a bit, it was two-paced. I thought India bowled well, there is a lot of dew here, toss was a big factor as well. Conditions and dew played a big factor in the end,” he added.
Jason Holder had missed the primary T20I after being hit on the chest throughout a observe session on Tuesday.
“Jason Holder seems fine, he should be ready for the next game. I do not know the details of his niggle, so I cannot say about that,” stated Pooran.
Earlier, Nicholas Pooran starred with the bat as he performed a knock of 61 runs to assist West Indies publish 157/7. For India, Ravi Bishnoi and Harshal Patel returned with two wickets every.
“I thought the wicket played better in the second half. The ball was also coming on a little better,” stated Pooran.
With this win, India has gained a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence and the second T20I will now be performed on Friday on the similar venue.
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