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!
Very very few players in current crop have better footwork against spin than Shreyas Iyer #INDvWI
— North Stand Gang - Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) December 15, 2019
After Virat's Wicket
— Ashley Francis (@ashfrancis01) December 15, 2019
Windies taking a quick blow to dismiss in-form batsman Virat Kohli & KL Rahul. 🎗️🎊
Rohit & Iyer needs to set a solid partnership. A brilliant stage for someone like a Shreyas Iyer to steady his position in the middle order in the current ODI side. #INDvWI
— SK SHAAN (@sk__shaan) December 15, 2019
Great Work Iyer!
Well played 💯💯💯👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/GOtcAwKPfo
— 💓 karan singh ❤ SidHearts ❤ (@karankiru49) December 15, 2019
Well Done Lad!
Played lad @ShreyasIyer15 !
— Yatin sai (@ysbprince) December 15, 2019
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.