WI vs IND, 2nd T20I: Obed McCoy dismissed Rohit Sharma for a duck after which West Indies bowled India out for 138 in 19.4 overs at Warner Park.
Obed McCoy (left) of West Indies. Courtesy: AP
- Obed McCoy dismissed Rohit Sharma in the very first ball of the 2nd T20I
- Obed McCoy became the Player of the Match after West Indies’s 5-wicket win
- Obed McCoy also dedicated his 6-fer to his sick mother
West Indies fast bowler Obed McCoy reckoned that Rohit Sharma’s early wicket gave his team momentum in the second T20I against India on Monday, August 1 at Warner Park in St Kitts. McCoy got rid of the Indian captain for a golden duck after the hosts opted to field first.
Rohit scored a match-winning half-century in the first T20I at Brian Lara Stadium, but failed to make any impact in the second match. McCoy, on the other hand, went on to bag the Player of the Match award after he picked up a six-wicket haul and also bowled a maiden in his quota of four overs.
“It’s a great feeling coming up against a top team like India. They have a lot of T20 stars and they play great cricket all the time. I won’t say I have a favourite wicket, but I am happy that I got Rohit out because he made some runs in the previous innings he played.
“I think that put the rest of the batters under pressure losing him that early in the game,” McCoy was quoted as saying in the post-match press conference.
“Rohit’s wicket gave us the momentum. Extra bounce off the pitch really helped. It’s just about hitting the right areas and getting the batters to play where you want them to,” he added.
Earlier, during the post-match presentation ceremony, McCoy dedicated his stupendous spell of bowling to his sick mother.
On the back of McCoy’s spell, West Indies beat India by five wickets in the second T20I and drew level in the five-match series. While chasing 139, Brandon King’s half-century and Devon Thomas’s unbeaten 19-ball 31 took the Caribbean team over the finish line.
The third T20I is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 2 at the same venue in St Kitts.
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