Following his side’s thrilling three-run win over victory over West Indies in the first ODI, Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan shared his disappointment of not being able to score a century. Splendid half-centuries from Kyle Mayers and Brandon King went to no end as West Indies succumbed to a painful three-run defeat to India in the first ODI of three-match series at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Friday. Dhawan scored a splendid knock of 97 in the match, which likewise earned him the ‘Man of the Match’ award.
“Disappointed not to get the 100 but it was a good effort by the team. We got a good score in the end. There were nerves in the end and did not expect it to turn that way. We kept our cool and one small change in the end where we pushed the fine leg back and that really helped us. The discussion was to use the bigger side as much as we can and we want to keep on learning and make ourselves better for the rest of the competition,” said Dhawan in a post-match presentation.
With this win, India has a 1-0 lead in the series. Fans were treated to a thrilling game of cricket.
India and West Indies will face each other in the 2nd ODI on Sunday.