Team India skipper Shikhar Dhawan celebrated with his teammates in the dressing room after another emphatic win against West Indies. India won a thrilling encounter by two wickets in the final over of the second ODI on Sunday, July at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. They now have an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match ODI series so far. The Indian skipper shared a video on his social media from India’s energetic post-match celebrations.
All-rounder Axar Patel’s brilliant knock of 64 not out in just 35 deliveries, took India home while chasing 312 runs in the match. Shreyas Iyer (63) and Sanju Samson (54) also added valuable runs to the Indian total as India won the match by two wickets. On Monday, Shikhar Dhawan uploaded a video of the entire Indian team engaging in post-match celebrations after the series win over the West Indies.
“Talent wins game but teamwork and intelligence wins championship! 🙌 Kudos to team for the amazing face-off! 😍👏 #IndvsWI,” wrote Shikhar Dhawan.
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Needing six of three deliveries in the final over, with just two wickets in hand, the pressure was mounting on the Indian team. However, Axar Patel kept his calm and stole the show with a thumping six over long-off. He earned the Player of the Match award for his fantastic knock under pressure to power India to victory.
Domestic and IPL cricket keeps us ready: Shikhar Dhawan
Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan was a proud leader of his team after the first two ODIs against the West Indies. He lauded the team’s performance in the match, and also credited India’s domestic circuit and the Indian Premier League for helping the players get used to playing under pressure situations. Speaking at the post-match presentation, Shikhar Dhawan said,
“I feel it was a great team performance. We made mistakes, we took the challenge and we had self-belief. All the batters were amazing. Axar and Avesh, who got those boundaries, were amazing. Our domestic and IPL cricket keeps us ready as we play in front of big crowds. As Axar said, he’s done it multiple times in IPL. That brings a big stage.”