“I just felt that” Pooran Named Player of the Match, Shares Insights on His Winning Knock

A big chapter of the T20 World Cup has been ended. The group stage of the tournament has been wrapped up for this season. In the last group stage match, West Indies faced Afghanistan. The spectators of the Daren Sammy Stadium enjoyed an exciting encounter. In that match, Nicholas Pooran played an exciting yet heartbreaking knock. Depending on that exceptional knock, West Indies’s total boosted up to 218 runs. Because of the match-winning knock, Nicholas Pooran ended up being the Player of the Match and shared his feelings after that. 

Exciting Knock and pooran’s Afterwords:

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On the 40th match of the T20 World Cup, West Indies faced Afghanistan at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. In this match, the West Indies batters set the stage on fire. Nicholas Pooran’s exceptional innings of 98 runs was a huge boost to the team’s total. On a very crucial point, he played a knock of 98 runs only in 53 balls with an exceptional strike rate of 184.91. 

The innings of Pooran were heartbreaking too. He was so close to his century but lost his wicket or a run-out scoring 98 runs. After the match, he talked about that. He said, “ You don’t want to be on 97 and get run-out but it was all about reaching a respectable total.”

On Playing the Anchor Role:

In this match against Afghanistan, Pooran played a crucial role. While batting in the first innings, Brandon King was dismissed scoring 7 runs. After that, Pooran and Charles were carrying the innings. Charles was dismissed on 43 runs in 27 balls. After that, Hope and Powell added 25 and 26 runs. But Pooran stood tall till the end and played an impactful knock of 98 runs. 

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Pooran played the anchor role for West Indies. While talking about this, he said, “ I assessed the conditions early on, we had a good start in the powerplay, I had to take the responsibility in the middle overs with the Afghanistan spinners bowling. I just felt that it’s my night and I could get on with it.”

After that, he talked about challenges while batting. He said, “ It’s difficult to strike the ball when it’s a little slow and spinning, but when you get a good wicket like this, you got to capitalise, got to appreciate the conditions.”

While talking about their consistency, Pooran said, “It’s just not today, it started 12-14 months ago we have been consistent as a team, we went to No. 3 in the rankings. In the last game, Rutherford took the opportunity and played wonderfully, he inspired us.”

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A big chapter of the T20 World Cup has been ended. The group stage of the tournament has been wrapped up for this season. In the last group stage match, West Indies faced Afghanistan. The spectators of the Daren Sammy Stadium enjoyed an exciting encounter. In that match, Nicholas Pooran played an exciting yet heartbreaking knock. Depending on that exceptional knock, West Indies’s total boosted up to 218 runs. Because of the match-winning knock, Nicholas Pooran ended up being the Player of the Match and shared his feelings after that. 

Exciting Knock and pooran's Afterwords:

On the 40th match of the T20 World Cup, West Indies faced Afghanistan at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. In this match, the West Indies batters set the stage on fire. Nicholas Pooran’s exceptional innings of 98 runs was a huge boost to the team’s total. On a very crucial point, he played a knock of 98 runs only in 53 balls with an exceptional strike rate of 184.91. 

The innings of Pooran were heartbreaking too. He was so close to his century but lost his wicket or a run-out scoring 98 runs. After the match, he talked about that. He said, “ You don’t want to be on 97 and get run-out but it was all about reaching a respectable total.”

On Playing the Anchor Role:

In this match against Afghanistan, Pooran played a crucial role. While batting in the first innings, Brandon King was dismissed scoring 7 runs. After that, Pooran and Charles were carrying the innings. Charles was dismissed on 43 runs in 27 balls. After that, Hope and Powell added 25 and 26 runs. But Pooran stood tall till the end and played an impactful knock of 98 runs. 

Pooran played the anchor role for West Indies. While talking about this, he said, “ I assessed the conditions early on, we had a good start in the powerplay, I had to take the responsibility in the middle overs with the Afghanistan spinners bowling. I just felt that it’s my night and I could get on with it.”

After that, he talked about challenges while batting. He said, “ It’s difficult to strike the ball when it’s a little slow and spinning, but when you get a good wicket like this, you got to capitalise, got to appreciate the conditions.”

While talking about their consistency, Pooran said, “It’s just not today, it started 12-14 months ago we have been consistent as a team, we went to No. 3 in the rankings. In the last game, Rutherford took the opportunity and played wonderfully, he inspired us.”

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