Tilak Verma trumpets his arrival with bewitching pick-up pull

Five overs into India’s chase, West Indies’ manageable total of 149/6 began to look far more imposing as the visitors lost both their openers cheaply. Akeal Hosein beat Shubman Gill in the air and had him stumped in the third over while Ishan Kishan fell prey to a slower one from Obed McCoy, mistiming a heave to mid-on in the fifth over.

Suryakumar Yadav might be learning the ropes when it comes to the ODI format but T20s continue to be his forte. He started off with a straight drive and a cut over deep point for a four and a six. complementing him brilliantly was debutant Tilak Verma who had ice running through his veins as he got off the mark with a disdainful six over deep mid-wicket off an Alzarri Joseph ball delivered at 143kmph. The youngster produced an encore moments later, with the ball flying over deep square leg this time around.

The left-right combo took India to 66/2 in 9 overs and put the tourists in a fairly comfortable position despite Hosein’s frugal operation.

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England v Ireland ODI series
ENG v IRE 2nd ODI, Trent Bridge
23rd September
Start time: 11:00 am BST
ENG v IRE 3rd ODI, County Ground, Bristol
26th September
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