Shreyas Iyer scored a fifty against West Indies, his third in just six ODI innings.ttmum
When India were at 101/3 in the 23rd over against West Indies on Sunday, it looked like wickets would tumble at regular intervals.
But in walked Shreyas Iyer, who last played a One Day International match in February last year, and made it look like he had never left.
Teaming up with captain Virat Kohli, Iyer forged a 125-run partnership for the fourth wicket that ensured that the match at Port of Spain was in control of the visitors.
While the prolific skipper scored another century, Iyer posted a solid 71 off just 68 balls, with 5 fours and a six, in what was his return match in ODIs. It was his third career fifty in just six innings.
Young Shreyas Iyer had a point to prove and has done it in style. Walked out with team in spot of bother but showed calm nerves and high quality strokes to put India in strong position along with Kohli— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 11, 2019
Impressive from Iyer. Grew in authority with time spent in the middle: fine strokes, orthodox and improvised, and paced innings superbly too.— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 11, 2019
He was eventually bowled in the 46th over as he attempted to up the run rate but he had grabbed his opportunity.
Coming off a solid India A series against West Indies A last month, where he scored 187 runs and two fifties in four List A matches at an average of 62.33, Iyer capitalised on his experience and delivered.
Extremely happy for Shreyas Iyer. He is batting with ease and making most of opportunities— Sunandan Lele (@sunandanlele) August 11, 2019