Sports Cricket 05 Aug 2019 Virat Kohli lauds Wa ...

Virat Kohli lauds Washington Sundar's composure after T20 triumph over Windies

DECCAN CHRONICLE | Edited by : AMEYA BARVE
Published Aug 5, 2019, 1:08 pm IST
Updated Aug 5, 2019, 1:10 pm IST
Skipper Virat Kohli also lauded the youngster's performance, saying that Sundar showed outstanding composure in India's triumph.
The 19-year-old bowled three overs, conceding just 12 runs and scalping wicket of Sunil Narine. (Photo: AFP)
 The 19-year-old bowled three overs, conceding just 12 runs and scalping wicket of Sunil Narine. (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: India beat the West Indies by 22 runs (DLS method) in the second T20 International on Sunday to gain an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Washington Sundar emerged as one of the standout performers for the team on Sunday. The 19-year-old bowled three overs, conceding just 12 runs and scalping the wicket of Sunil Narine.

Skipper Virat Kohli also lauded the youngster's performance, saying that Sundar showed outstanding composure in India's triumph.

 

"Starting with the new ball, the way Sundar has bowled against guys who come hard at the ball, he's done a tremendous job. The composure he's shown has been outstanding. He's become fitter, leaner and is very handy with the bat as well," expressed Kohli

Electing to bat first, Rohit Sharma continued his World Cup heroics by scoring 67 runs off 51 balls. Krunal Pandya also played a quick-fire knock of 20 runs off 13 balls as the Men in Blue amassed 167 runs on the board.

In reply, the West Indies' batting line-up collapsed at 98 runs at the loss of four in 15.3 overs, before rain forced play to be suspended. After India's victory, skipper Kohli was open to the idea of experimenting in the final T20 international.

"Winning is always going to be a priority. But sealing the series gives the chance to bring few guys in. The idea is always going to be to win first. But winning the first two games gives the cushion," said Kohli in the post-match presentation.

"We set up a good foundation. Good finish from (Ravindra) Jadeja and Krunal (Pandya) to get us past 160. The way we were going, could have got to 180, but pitch slowed down considerably in the latter half," he added.

India will lock horns with West Indies in the third and final T20I on Tuesday.

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