Man of the Series in T20I series: India all-rounder was awarded the ‘Man of the Series’ for his all-rounder performance in three T20Is.
During the third T20I of the ongoing India’s tour of West Indies at Province Stadium in Guyana, India defeated West Indies by 7 wickets to whitewash the opposition 3-0 in the three-match T20I series.
It was a 106-run partnership between India captain Virat Kohli (59) and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant (65*) which saw India sealing the 147-run chase in the last over. At 27/2 in the fifth over, India were in a spot of bother which was rescued by the two aforementioned names.
In the first innings, pacer Deepak Chahar’s incredible bowling figures of 3-1-4-3 saw the opposition getting reduced to 146/6 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Other than Deepak Chahar, spearhead Navdeep Saini also registered bowling figures of 4-0-34-2.
Man of the Series in T20I series
While Deepak Chahar was declared the ‘Man of the Match’, all-rounder Krunal Pandya was declared the Man of the Series. In three T20Is, Pandya picked as many wickets at an average of 26, an economy rate of 6.78 and a strike rate of 23.
With the bat in hand, Pandya scored 32 runs in two innings at an average of 32 and a strike rate of 118.51. Speaking during the post-match presentation ceremony after winning the award, Pandya laid emphasis on improving every day and opened up on Mumbai Indians teammate Kieron Pollard attacking him tonight.
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“Quite satisfying and obviously won the series and to contribute in a winning cause is a good feeling. The focus is to improve every day and and I am not thinking much about anything, just trying to focus on getting better.
He [Kieron Pollard] is like a brother to me and playing against him, he knows my strength and I know his strength. I guess whoever uses his brain [gets the better of of the other],” Pandya was quoted as saying.