Kieron Pollard Speaks After Loss to India

Kieron Pollard Speaks After Loss to India
Kieron Pollard Speaks After Loss to India
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India 240-3 off 20 overs (KL Rahul 91, Rohit Sharma 71, Virat Kohli 70 not out) West Indies 173-8 off 20 overs (Kieron Pollard 68, Shimron Hetmyer 41; Deepak Chahar 2-20, Mohammed Shami 2-25)

Pollard hit six sixes as he topscored with career-best 68 off just 39 balls – his fourth half-century and became the fourth West Indian batsman to surpass 1,000 career runs. The others to achieve this feat are: Chris Gayle (1677), Marlon Samuels (1611) and Dwayne Bravo (1142). Pollard shared a vital fourth-wicket stand with left-hander Shimron Hetmyer who made 41 off 24 balls with five sixes – as he followed up previous scores of 56 and 23. 

In the first half of the match, India’s captain Virat Kohli made an unbeaten 70 off just 29 balls while openers K.L. Rahul (91) and Rohit Sharma (71) put a 135 for the first wicket.

“Chasing 240 was always going to be tough but it was a good pitch and we felt if we got a good start we could push hard. That didn’t happen, but we played well in this series and we believe we have made several steps forward. We have the ODIs coming up in a few days so we are confident going into that series,” Pollard said.

During the India innings, opening batsman Evin Lewis was forced to leave the field with an injury to his right knee. He had preliminary scans which revealed soft tissue damage. The two teams will now travel to Chennai for the first One-Day International at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday afternoon. 

TOUR SCHEDULE

Friday, December 6: 1st T20 International 

India won b 6 wickets at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad

Sunday, December 8: 2nd T20 International

West Indies won by 8 wickets at Greenfield Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram 

Wednesday, December 11: 3rd T20 International

India won by 67 runs at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Sunday, December 15: 1st One-Day International

at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Wednesday, December 18: 2nd One-Day International

at Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam

Sunday, December 22: 3rd One-Day International

at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

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