The West Indies keeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran recently made his captaincy debut in the T20I series against Australia. Pooran was appointed as captain in all the games of the five-match T20I series. The original captaincy choice Kieron Pollard was unavailable in the series due to an injury. Meanwhile, Captain Pooran didn’t disappoint as he helped West Indies win the series comfortably.
Meanwhile, the 25-year-old has an amazing run as a captain of WI but the same can’t be said about the toss. Pooran was very unfortunate in terms of toss. Southpaw was on a toss losing streak until the 4th game of the series. However, Nicholas Pooran finally won the toss in the 5th and final match of the series.
Skipper Nicholas Pooran flipped the coin and Australian captain Aaron Finch called for heads. Adding to it when the match referee checked the result it was found tails. Pooran-led West Indies got their first toss victory. Nicholas was very happy at the moment he had a smile on his face and clapped after winning the toss. He also gave cheeky look to the Aussie captain after the toss. Aaron Finch also had a smile on his face after seeing Pooran win the toss.
WATCH THE CLIP OF POORAN’S REACTION HERE:
Nicholas Pooran’s first win at the toss as @WindiesCricket captain 🪙
— ICC (@ICC) July 16, 2021
Nicholas Pooran led West Indies decided to bat first
After winning the toss Pooran decided to invite Australia to bowl first. Notably, West Indies were unsuccessful in chasing the total in the 4th T20I match. Meanwhile, batting first turned out to be awesome for West Indies. Hosts managed 199 at the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. E. Lewis was the star performer with 79 runs also the captain Pooran scored 31-runs in just 18 deliveries. Team Australia failed to chase the massive target. Australia fell just 16 runs short and eventually lost the series 4-1 to West Indies.