‘Lost game in last six overs’- Nicholas Pooran talks about West Indies’ second innings woes

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After West Indies lost the 2nd ODI to India, skipper Nicholas Pooran reflected on his team’s loss.

He said that they lost the game in the last six overs of the game and now they want badly to win the third ODI. Pooran further reflected that the batting unit played pretty well in the first innings, but the bowlers just gave away too many runs.

“Definitely, last couple of overs we didn’t hold our nerves. Last 6 overs, we lost the game. We felt a spinner was easier to hit. We just needed one wicket to seal the game but Axar played really well,” said Pooran.

He also praised Shai Hope’s 100 in his 100th ODI for the West Indies and they also competed very well in the second innings. Pooran then also praised Axar Patel’s batting towards the end of the 2nd ODI. India made the target of 312 look pretty small although they faced several setbacks right at the start.

“His (Hope’s) 100th ODI, he was exceptional to get a hundred. We did an exceptional job with the batting group. We tried to compete really hard. We want to win really bad,” said Pooran.

Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson played brilliantly and ensured that India remained in the chase throughout the 50 overs. After them, it was an Axar Patel show as he smashed 64 not out from just 35 balls. The final ODI will also be played in Trinidad on the 27th of July.

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