After losing three ODIs to Bangladesh and India respectively, Windies failed to turn up in their favorite format T20Is in Trinidad and lost the opening encounter to India convincingly. However, in the second game, that saw multiple delayed starts, thanks to an outstanding spell from Obed McCoy, Windies romped home in a canter to level the series 1-1.
It has come as a great solace for Windies skipper Nicholas Pooran, who has just seen a lot of matches going away from their clutch.
“I can finally breathe now,” said Pooran in the post-match presentation. “It has been a tough summer for us. We lost a few close games and nearly made a mess of this as well. Obed was fantastic and all the guys just used the pitch and the conditions well. A win is a win. I believe in T20, better batsmen have to bat long.
“Myself, Hetmyer can take more responsibility. King should have won the game for us with the way he was batting. But hopefully he will learn from this. Thomas returned back for us after injury and came out trumps on his home ground.”
Obed McCoy was the star of the show in St Kitts. It was the show of his evolution as a bowler and how far he has lived upto the promise. Pooran felt that McCoy was a kind of freak during the game, which greatly worked in their favour.
“Obed is a bit of a freak and today he was just fantastic. He just kept picking up wickets for us. He said he would bowl full and straight on the stumps to Dinesh Karthik and it worked. Lovely to have him in the team and have that left-arm action for us,” Pooran concluded.