Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer Hit Half-Centuries, Twitterati Laud Their 100-Run Partnership During India vs West Indies 1st ODI 2019
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India vs West Indies 1st ODI 2019 is witnessing a nail-biting competition at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. After India’s top order could not play brilliantly, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant smashed half-centuries to build-up India’s batting. West Indies bowlers gave a big blow to India after crushing latter's top order. Rohit Sharma (36), Lokesh Rahul (6) and Virat Kohli (4) lost their wickets at the team score of 80 runs. However, Shreyas Iyer (52*) and Rishabh Pant (50*) played consistently to balance the Indian batting at the end of 32 overs. India Vs West Indies, Live Cricket Score 1st ODI Match - Full ScoreCard. 

Shreyas Iyer and Pant also smashed half-centuries and both the Delhi Capitals’ batsmen also surpassed 100-run partnership. Twitterati lauded their batting in such a pressure situation. Shreyas Iyer became a highlight on social media with his spectacular batting. The right-handed batsman arrived on the crease after Rohit Sharma lost his wicket. #shreyasiyer and #Pant became some trending Twitter searches. At the end of 36 overs, India reached 189-3 with Rishabh and Shreyas Iyer reaching their respective fifties. Have a look at few tweets hailing Pant and Iyer’s batting. India vs West Indies 1st ODI 2019: Dog Comes Out of Nowhere to Interrupt the IND vs WI Cricket Match (Watch Video).

 

Well Done Iyer!

Great Job!

Solid Partnership!

Great Work Iyer!

Well Done Lad!

India’s middle-order has been a major issue for the team for quite some time now. However, it looks like both the batsmen are doing a great job to fill the slot. Sheldon Cottrell took 2 wickets while Alzarri Joseph took 1 wicket. Lokesh Rahul and Virat Kohli became victims of Cottrell's powerful pace attack while Rohit Sharma lost his wicket to Alzarri Joseph. Sharma was going great at the start with 6 fours in his innings. However, he was caught out by West Indies' skipper Kieron Pollard. Earlier, West Indies own the toss and elected to bowl.