Indian middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer did not get a chance to play in the first two matches of the three-match ODI series against West Indies due to being Kovid positive. After recovery, he got a chance to play in the third ODI and he played a very good innings. Shreyas Iyer faced 111 balls against West Indies in this match, scoring 80 runs with the help of 9 fours. This proved to be Shreyas Iyer’s best innings so far in ODI cricket against West Indies.
5th half century in 7th ODI against West Indies:
Shreyas Iyer handled the Indian team on the basis of his 80-run innings and was successful in that to a large extent. Shreyas Iyer came to bat in this match when captain Rohit Sharma got out for 13 runs and Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion after getting out on zero. The Indian team had lost two wickets for 16 runs and was under pressure.
After Shreyas’s arrival, opener Shikhar Dhawan also got out after scoring 10 runs and there was a lot of pressure on the team. After this, Iyer worked with Pant to handle the team by sharing 110 runs for the fourth wicket. However, after this Rishabh Pant was also dismissed after playing a good innings of 56 runs. At the same time, when Shreyas was out, India’s score was 187 for 6 wickets.
This was Shreyas Iyer’s 7th ODI against West Indies. Earlier, he had scored half-centuries in 4 out of 6 ODIs played against this team. His best score in ODIs against this team was 71 runs earlier, but now by playing an innings of 80 runs, he broke his previous record as well as scored his 5th half-century against this team. Shreyas has scored 71,65,70,53,7,80 runs in 6 innings of last 7 ODIs against West Indies.