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Who won man of the match [MOM] in Ind vs WI 1st T20I, Today?

After being whitewashed in the ODI series, West Indies was looking for their first win in the tour to India. However, India didn’t let that happen and won the match by 6 wickets. India won the toss and decided to bowl first. West Indies had put 157 runs on board and were good with the ball too. Still, the Indian team chased it down with 7 balls remaining. The T20I series between India and West Indies will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Earlier, a three-match ODI series was played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi made his international debut. While Jason Holder missed the match because of an injury. Let us look at who won the Man of the Match [MOM] in Ind Vs WI 1st T20I, today?

Who won man of the match [MOM] in Ind vs WI 1st T20I?

Who won man of the match [MOM] in Ind vs WI 1st T20I?

The debutant Ravi Bishnoi took 2 wickets in a single over. Moreover, he proved to be economical as well, giving only 17 runs. His maiden international wicket was Roston Chase. This 21-year-old leg-spinner has made a name for himself in a short time. He was a part of the Indian U-19 WC team in 2020. He was the highest wicket-taker of the tournament picking 17 wickets. Resultantly, he was selected in IPL and had been a reliable bowler since then. The skipper Rohit Sharma said in the post-match conversation that the team management sees great potential in Ravi Bishnoi and he surely has a bright future. Ravi Bishnoi was the Man of the Match in his debut international match.

” Feeling better now (no nerves). It’s a dream to play for India and it felt good. I was nervous at the start but wanted to contribute for the team as we know West Indies is one of the strongest teams in T20 cricket. It’s slightly a challenge to grip the ball when there’s dew. I never thought about this (winning the MoM) but it’s a dream come true moment for me.”

Ravi Bishnoi, Man of the Match

First Innings


In the very first over, Bhuvenshwar Kumar got India its first breakthrough. Suryakumar Yadav caught an easy catch, sending Brandon King back. However, West Indies managed to bring their batting back on track. By the end of the powerplay, West Indies’ scoreboard showed 44/1. But in the 7th over, Yuzvendra Chahal picked WI’s second wicket by sending Mayers back to the pavilion. By then, Mayers had hit 31 runs off 24 deliveries. The debutant Ravi Bishnoi made the most out of his first game. His bowling since the first ball was on point. However, it was in his second over that he ended both Powell and Chase’s innings. Ravi Bishnoi’s maiden international wicket was Roston Chase, an lbw.

Although the wickets kept felling at regular intervals, Nicholas Pooran kept putting those essential runs on board. Pooran completed his fifty with a four. Captain Pollard and Nicholas Pooran seemed to be in good sync, scoring runs. However, Harshal Patel’s brilliant delivery tricked Pooran into giving a catch to Virat Kohli. Nicholas Pooran returned to the pavilion scoring 61 runs off 43 balls. Odean Smith’s wicket was also lost on the last ball of the inning. West Indies scored 157 runs losing 7 wickets.

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Second Innings

 Ind vs WI 1st T20

Hitman Sharma and Ishan Kishan gave a strong start to the Indian team. They made the most out of the powerplay, scoring 58 runs with no loss. Rohit had hit 2 fours and 2 sixes in a single over to Odean Smith. Just as it seemed Rohit would easily score a fifty, his luck betrayed him. Rohit had hit a good shot, however, it was caught just at the boundary. Rohit Sharma’s innings ended, he scored a brilliant 40 off 19. However, this didn’t affect India much, Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli used the momentum. This didn’t go on for too long. since both Ishan and Virat went out in quick succession. Ishan Kishan managed to add 35 runs to the team’s total. Both the Openers’ wickets were picked by Roston Chase.

Rishabh Pant played his cameo. However, the in-form Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer stabilized the match for India. A couple of boundaries by SKY in the 17th over helped release the pressure a bit and had also brought down the required run rate. It was SKY and Venki’s important partnership of 48 runs off 26, that won India the match. Surya scored 34 runs hitting 5 fours and a six. While Iyer contributed an important 24*. India won the match by 6 wickets.

Match Summary

India Vs West Indies, 1st T20I, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

West Indies: 157/7 (Nicholas Pooran 61, Kyle Mayers 31; Ravi Bishnoi 17/2)

India: 162/4 (Rohit Sharma 40, Suryakumar Yadav 34; Roston Chase 14/2)

India won the match by 6 wickets

Sanskruti Yadav
Sanskruti Yadav
Sanskruti, is a journalist in making, an avid reader, and a cricket enthusiast. Her passion for cricket and writing is what brings her here.


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