This is for my mother…
‘Think of taking wickets in the powerplay’,
The match started with a delay of three hours due to the late arrival of Team Kit. After being invited to bat first, the Indian team could never regain the momentum throughout the innings. Captain Rohit Sharma (nil) was dismissed on the first ball of the match. On taking a wicket on the first ball, McCoy said that I am always looking for wickets in the powerplay. I came to play this match with a clean mind. In the last match, I was thinking excessively.
Benefits of extra bounce
The Indian batsmen had a hard time grasping the pace and bounce of the Warner Park pitch and McCoy made a career-best use of his variety. The Indian batsmen had no answer for McCoy’s extra bounce. Opening the innings for the second consecutive match, Suryakumar Yadav (11) hit a six over the covers against McCoy, but only after that the wicketkeeper’s catch against this bowler returned to the pavilion.
The start was spoiled then the finishers were also dealt with
Rishabh Pant (24 off 12 balls) looked impressive during his innings as he hit a big six at deep square leg against McCoy. But left-arm spinner Akeel Hossain fell victim. The partnership of all-rounder Hardik Pandya (31 in 31 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja (27 in 30 balls) was broken by Holder after Hardik was dismissed. McCoy then broke India’s hopes of a big score by dismissing Jadeja and Dinesh Karthik (07) in his second spell. In the same over, he dismissed Ravichandran Ashwin and then Bhuvneshwar Kumar. India lost the last four wickets within 11 runs. Holder took two wickets for 23 runs.
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