India vs West Indies, 1st T20I, Lauderhill, Aug 27 2016, India tour of West Indies and United States of America
Match Result: West Indies won by 1 run
Player of the Match: Evin Lewis
Kieron Pollard : “Finchy and Davey played really well, and maybe one of our top four needed to go on and make a big score. Disappointing performance, and there’s a few things for us to look at. We just need to get the right balance of the way we want to play and put consistent performances on the board.
We’ve played some good cricket at times, but we’ve been outplayed and India thoroughly deserved to win. You’ve still got to try and keep a positive frame of mind.
We did a few things well in this series – we just need to do them more consistently. We’ve got to let this go pretty quickly, and we have the T20s in six days, and hopefully we can go home with a trophy.”
Virat Kohli: “I thought it was a really convincing series win. We’ve ticked all the boxes. We’ve been put under pressure, and we’ve come back four times to win four games. Lots of positives to come out of this series. I think it’s become second nature to the players [to keep themselves motivated despite already winning the series].
The management has played a role in that as well. Bhuvi and Bumrah have been outstanding for us. When Umesh and Shami got their opportunity they were pretty good as well. And those two wristspinners in the middle overs, and all the batsmen.
Hardik Pandya the biggest example, earning the Man of the Series. Good headache [selection] – you might as well have a few to pick from and take the best 11 possible.”
Rohit Sharma: “It was an amazing game. We couldn’t have expected more from the batting unit. The last ball, the thinking was right but the execution was wrong. Everything is judged by execution. We did most things right.
Whenever there was a partnership, we kept the asking rate at just 12. I felt Rahul was outstanding throughout. The others too were superb because it’s not always easy to chase down 250. A win would have been perfect, but there were so many things we did right today.”
Evin Lewis: “It was just a bit of cramping. Obviously it’s been very hot here. I’ve always kept it very simple. Not to complicate things too much. Since I’ve started opening, I’ve always kept things simple. There are certain areas I still need to work on – I know my strengths and weaknesses and I try to work around that. Initially it was tough.
They came on to the stumps compared to the first few games, and the wicket wasn’t playing too good either. Once I got my eye in, it was just about rotating and staying ahead of the run rate all the time.
I would love to have such a record against all the teams. I’ve always loved playing against this team – they are very competitive, they never give away anything easily.”
Player of the Series. “There’s always scope of improvement in everything I do, I always believe I can improve day by day. Working hard on my fitness, to be fit for every game, because it’s not easy to do both skills. The situation I batted this time was different from what I’ve been used to, so I’ve learned a lot, and a pleasure playing against Australia.”
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