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“Virat backed me to go out there and play my game”: Ishan Kishan after a half-century against WI in the 2nd Test

“Virat backed me to go out there and play my game” these were the first words that Ishan stated. Indian wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan made his debut half-century against the West Indies.

"Virat backed me to go out there and play my game"
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“Virat backed me to go out there and play my game” these were the first words that Ishan stated. Indian wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan made his debut half-century against the West Indies. Ishan smashed on July 23rd, Monday, at Port of Spain. India concluded the innings with a hefty total of 365 runs for WI. The Windies were two down in the final session on the fourth day.

India’s WK, Ishan Kishan’s statement

Ishan stated after the end of the day that “the half-century was special. He knew what India wanted from him. All the team members backed him. Virat Kohli backed him and told him to go and play his own natural game’. The team is hoping to finish the match the next day. It was Virat Kohli bhai who pushed him and told him that he should go in naturally. There was a slow left-arm bowler who was bowling. It was a nice call for the squad. Sometimes people need to take these calls”. 

Ishan concluded, “Many senior players kept talking to the bowlers. The next day’s match must be a great one. The team needs to hit the correct areas, and it’s crucial to get wickets early. It was one of his goals to get to the whites. He just wanted to step onto the field and hit the balls. He is really grateful to his family, as they have always supported him throughout”. 

Match Details and score

India ends the inning with 365 runs. Can the West Indies chase the given target? Anyway, India leads 1-0. Many Indian players scored centuries and half-centuries.

At the end of the day, WI was 76/2 down. Tagenarine Chanderpaul scored 24, and Jermaine Blackwood made 20.

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Previously, India had announced their second innings at 181 for 2. Ishan Kishan made 52, and Shubman Gill scored 29 runs unbeaten. With a margin of 364 runs, India set a chase of 365 runs for the West Indies. Rohit Sharma made 57 runs, and Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 38 runs. Previously, the West Indies were chasing India’s first innings of 438 runs, and WI was all out for 255 runs. At that point, the West Indies trailed by 183 runs.

Kraigg Braithwaite, the skipper, top-scored for his team with a knock of 75 runs. Alick Athanaze scored 37, Chanderpaul made 33 runs, and Kirk McKenzie scored 32. And also played quite a few good knocks for the WI.

Ishan Kishan

Mohammed Siraj, the bowler of team India, took five wickets for 60 runs. Ravindra Jadeja and Mukesh Kumar took two wickets. Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin took only one wicket.

India ends with 438 runs in the first inning. Virat’s century was much anticipated by the fans, scoring 121 runs. Two fifties by skipper Rohit Sharma made 80, and Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 57. Also, Ravindra Jadeja made 61 runs, and Ravichandran Ashwin scored 56 runs. Their performance was the reason, as India scored a massive total.

Jomel Warrican took 3/89 runs and was the pick of the bowlers for the Windies. Kemar Roach took three wickets in 104 runs. And Jason Holder took two wickets.

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Tania Mukherjee is a sports content writer at Empire Weekly, immersing herself in the world of sports and expressing her thoughts and feelings through the power of the written word. With a deep passion for writing, Tania finds solace and fulfillment in conveying her ideas to others. Throughout her career, she has gained valuable experience working with esteemed organizations such as Sportsbeez and 3S Venture Marketing.

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