Best figures for WI in T20Is

Only one bowler has picked up a six-wicket haul in T20 Internationals for West Indies.

McCoy on song

The bowler is none other than Obed McCoy, who did the honours against India in the second match of the five-match T20 Series between the two teams in July-August 2022.

Obed McCoy was brilliant both in the powerplay and in the death overs. He dismissed Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav to peg India back. Rohit Sharma was out for a golden duck on the very first delivery of the match, which helped West Indies set the tone for the rest of the game.

Suryakumar Yadav fell to him on the first ball of his next over. McCoy then came back to clean up the Indian middle order and not allow the team to go big.

He dismissed Ravindra Jadeja on 27 off 30 deliveries. Obed McCoy also pocketed Dinesh Kartik, Ravichandran Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to nip any hopes of India’s revival in the but itself.

Best figures for WI in T20Is 

6/17 Obed McCoy v Ind Basseterre 2022

5/15 Keemo Paul v Ban Mirpur 2018

5/26 Darren Sammy v Zim Port of Spain 2010

5/27 Jason Holder v Eng Bridgetown 2022

5/28 Oshane Thomas v SL Pallekele 2020

He received the Player of the match award for his brilliant figures of 6/17, including a maiden over and dedicated it to his ailing mother.

“This is for my mom. She is sick, and she has motivated me to be a better player. The first ball wicket put pressure on the batsmen. I always look for wickets in the powerplay. I went in with a clean mind. In the previous game, I was overthinking a bit. It gives me a challenge, and I am just thankful for all the experiences and the challenges.”

Captain’s praise

Nicholas Pooran, the winning skipper, was also all praise for their efforts of McCoy. Pooran said that all the bowler needed was pitch and conditions in his favour, and he was among the best in the game’s shortest format.

McCoy’s most priced wicket and the one that affected India’s chances of bolstering their total was the wicket of Dinesh Kartik. McCoy made sure that he bowled on the stumps as Karthik tended to come inside the line of the ball.

West Indies then chased down the below-par target of 139 to win by 5 wickets.

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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