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After WI’s T20I series victory against India, Romario Shepherd said, “The plan was to hit the wicket against Sanju”

<p>After his team’s victory in the T20I series against India, West Indies all-rounder Romario Shepherd said that they had intended to bait Suryakumar Yadav into hitting straight down the ground in order to grab his wicket. The aim was to strike the wicket in order to remove Sanju Samson.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-125877″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-after-wis-t20i-series-victory-against-india-romario-shepherd-said-the-plan-was-to-hit-the-wicket-against-sanju-download-2023-08-14t145438.458-11zon.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com after wis t20i series victory against india romario shepherd said the plan was to hit the wicket against sanju download 2023 08 14t145438.458 11zon” width=”974″ height=”547″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-after-wis-t20i-series-victory-against-india-romario-shepherd-said-the-plan-was-to-hit-the-wicket-against-sanju-download-2023-08-14t145438.458-11zon.jpg 299w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-after-wis-t20i-series-victory-against-india-romario-shepherd-said-the-plan-was-to-hit-the-wicket-against-sanju-download-2023-08-14t145438.458-11zon-150×84.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 974px) 100vw, 974px” title=”After WI's T20I series victory against India, Romario Shepherd said, "The plan was to hit the wicket against Sanju" 9″></p>
<p>At the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground on Sunday, West Indies defeated India 3-2 to win the five-match T20I series. Nicholas Pooran and Brandon King contributed much to this victory.</p>
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<p>“I’m glad we came out on top because it makes me happy. We appreciate Nicholas Pooran and Bradon King’s excellent performances. I’ve been hitting my spots and bowling well from the beginning to the conclusion since the ODIs till now. [On bowling strategies] The idea was to strike the wicket, particularly with Sanju, and to induce Surya to smash the ball straight down the middle. To win against a team like India means a lot for us and the fans, Shepherd remarked at the post-game presentation. “[On the series win] It meant a lot to us especially because we’ve been through some difficult times in the last couple of months,” he said.</p>
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<p>India made the poor decision to bat first, as Men in Blue rapidly fell to 17/2 after losing openers Yashasvi Jaiswal (5) and Shubman Gill (9) to early wickets. After these two little blips, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma (27 in 18 balls with three fours and two sixes) produced a 49-run partnership. It was essentially downhill for India once Tilak was fired. Suryakumar struck 61 runs in 45 balls (four boundaries and a six), but captain Hardik Pandya (14) and Sanju Samson (13) couldn’t really help out the top-ranked T20I batter from the other end. India concluded with a score of 165/9 in their 20 overs as wickets kept dropping.</p>
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<p>India’s momentum throughout the innings was halted by a four-wicket haul by Romario Shepherd (4/31) as he secured the vital dismissals of Samson and Pandya. Both of the openers were taken out by Akael Hosein (2/24) while Suryakumar’s key wicket was secured by Jason Holder (2/36).</p>
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<p>WI easily lost Kyle Mayers (10) in the pursuit of 166. However, a 107-run stand between Nicholas Pooran and Brandon King (47 in 35 balls, with one four and four sixes) dramatically turned the tide of the match in India’s favor when Tilak removed Pooran. Together with Shai Hope (22* in 13 balls), King led WI to victory with two overs remaining. King scored 85* in 55 balls, including five fours and six sixes.</p>
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<p>For India, Tilak and Arshdeep each grabbed a wicket.</p>
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<p>The ‘Player of the Match’ honor went to Shepherd for his four-for-four.</p>
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<p>With a top score of 67 and a strike rate of almost 142, Pooran was named “Player of the Series” after scoring 176 runs in five games.</p>
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