Shreyas Iyer took pressure off me: Virat Kohli after India win 3rd ODI vs West Indies

first_img graphs view more view less scorecard Shreyas Iyer took pressure off me: Virat Kohli after India win 3rd ODI vs West IndiesIndia vs West Indies, 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer once again stitched a crucial partnership for the fourth wicket to lead India to a series-clinching victory over the West Indies in Port of Spain on Wednesday. commentarycenter_img advertisement Rohan Sen Port of SpainAugust 15, 2019UPDATED: August 15, 2019 09:04 IST Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer were part of a match-winning partnership for the second match in succession (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli top-scored with 114 not out while Shreyas Iyer made 65 off 41 ballsKohli and Iyer shared a 120-run partnership for the fourth wicket to help India chase down 255 in 35 oversKohli and Iyer were part of a 125-run stand in the 2nd ODI when India batted first and posted 279 of 7 in 50 oversIndia captain Virat Kohli was at his modest best during the post-match presentation ceremony as he credited his teammate Shreyas Iyer for playing the game-changing innings despite his own 114 not out in the third ODI against West Indies in Port of Spain on Wednesday.India rode on Kohli’s 114 not out and Shreyas Iyer’s quickfire 65 off 41 balls to chase down the revised target of 255 in 32.3 overs with 6 wickets in hand and 15 balls to spare. India clinched the series 2-0 as a result of their victory.Kohli and Iyer were once again at the forefront of India’s run chase as they shared a 120-run partnership for the fourth wicket to take the team within touching distance of the target for the second match in succession. The duo had shared a 125-run stand in the second ODI when India batted first at the same venue last Sunday.After the match Kohli gave the full credit to Iyer’s innings and also said that the 24-year-old Delhi Capitals captain is slowly but surely securing his place in the playing XI.”Last few matches, I presented a challenge to myself. The way he (Shreyas Iyer) batted out there, he took a lot of pressure off me. His knock was the game-changer. We want to have people take responsibility at different batting positions. But he certainly presented a strong case for himself.”He completely played in full control and was putting pressure on the bowlers. Really good tempo, good really character,” Kohli said after being adjudged man-of-the-match.advertisementOh YES! Shreyas. What a brilliant innings this – Can he keep it going? #TeamIndia #WIvIND (@BCCI) August 14, 2019″We were a bit nervous when the rain break happened because of the fact they played so well in the first 10 overs. We felt that with DLS, the game can go out of our reach. The outfield got wet as well, we thought they could capitalise but the bowlers did a great job.”We are feeling very confident. We’ve got a practice game which will allow the players to get into the Test rhythm. We’re looking forward to two good Test matches,” Kohli added.West Indies had posted 240 for 7 on the board after the game was reduced to 35-overs-per-side due to the multiple rain interruptions with Chris Gayle top-scoring with 72 off 41 balls while his opening partner Evin Lewis made 43.Khaleel Ahmed was the best Indian bowler on show as he picked 3 wickets for 68 runs while Mohammed Shami grabbed 2 for 50. Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja managed a wicket apiece.The two teams will now turn their focus on the upcoming two-match Test series which starts with the first match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on August 22. But before the series, India will play a tour match at Coolidge from August 17 to 19.Also Read | Virat Kohli 1st batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a decadeAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s 43rd ODI hundred gives India 2-0 win in ODI series vs West IndiesAlso Read | Happy Independence Day: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma lead wishes from India cricket teamAlso Read | 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli, India teammates congratulate Chris GayleFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow shreyas iyerFollow India VS West Indies No data available!last_img read more