Presentation: Ind Vs WI 2nd T20I Highlights and Presentation: Rohit, Pollard and Pant speech during 2nd T20I presentation ceremony after IND Won by 8 runs.
Rishabh Pant, Player of the Match: I am fine wherever the team wants me to bat. I think all of us inside the circle were waiting for it but in the end it was Bhuvi bhai’s catch. I think the more you practise, the better you get [on his pick-up shot over short fine leg]. It’s never easy playing continuously with bubbles but when I started playing, this is what I wanted to do. I think Powell was hitting bullets out there but at the back of the mind I was happy as well because he will be playing for Delhi Capitals.
Rohit Sharma: You are always a bit scared when you are playing against these guys. In the end it was a phenomenal finish. Right from the start we knew it wouldn’t be easy. But I am proud we executed our plans under pressure. It was very critical at that point when Bhuvneshwar bowled. That’s where experience comes into play. Bhuvi has been doing it for many years and we believe in him a lot. The way Virat started he took the pressure off me as well. It was a very important innings. And great finish by Rishabh and Venky Iyer. To see that sort of maturity from Iyer is very pleasing. He looks confident and towards the end he asked me if I wanted to give him an over. We were a little sloppy in the field, a little disappointed with that. We could have done better if we had taken those catches. We wan to try and minimise those mistakes moving forward.
Kieron Pollard: [On Powell] He was phenomenal today. His partnership with Pooran almost took us over the line. Pleased with the guys. The ball was moving around and they have got good bowlers. You have to give credit where it’s due. In the first game you could have said we were a bit slow in the middle overs but we corrected that here. We cannot call the batters out. We can look at it in different ways how we could have got those eight runs. We are a work in progress.
India beat West Indies by 8 runs, take unassailable 2-0 lead in series.
IND vs WI 2nd T20 presentation ceremony. India beat West Indies by 8 runs to clinch the three-match series in Kolkata