Needed to get about 160 or 170 – Hardik Pandya after India’s defeat in the second T20I

Vaibhav Tripathi

India’s T20I captain, Hardik Pandya, attributed the team’s loss in the second T20I against West Indies to a subpar batting display. Following the defeat in Guyana on Sunday, Pandya said that achieving a total of over 160 or 170 runs would have been more favourable for India’s prospects.

“If am being honest that was a not a pleasing batting performance, we could have batted better. 160+ or 170 would have been a good total,” said Pandya in the post-match presentation.

The thrilling encounter at Providence Stadium saw West Indies clinch a narrow victory despite a late-order collapse. Opting to bat first, India faced a stumble in their top order, but the resilience of Ishan Kishan and Tilak Varma steadied the innings. Pandya’s quick cameo also contributed to their recovery.

The result extended West Indies’ lead to 2-0 in the ongoing five-match series.

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