IND vs WI 2022: “25% of Ravi Bishnoi's T20I wickets is Rovman Powell” - Twitterati react as Indian leg-spinner runs through West Indies with figures of 4/16

Ravi Bishnoi claimed four wickets in the fifth T20I.
Ravi Bishnoi claimed four wickets in the fifth T20I.

Team India leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi came up with a career-best figure of four for 16 as the Men in Blue crushed the West Indies by 88 runs in the final T20I of the five-match series on Sunday (August 7). Following the comprehensive victory at Lauderhill, India claimed the five-match series by a 4-1 margin.

India posted an impressive 188 for seven after winning the toss and batting first in the fifth T20I. Bishnoi then claimed four wickets in 2.4 overs as West Indies crumbled to 100 all out in 15.4 overs. The leg-spinner’s first wicket was that of big-hitting batter Rovman Powell, who was trapped lbw for nine.

It was the third time in six T20I matches that the youngster had gotten the better of Powell. The Twitterati trolled the latter over the same. Apart from Powell, Bishnoi also dismissed Shimron Hetmyer (56), Keemo Paul (0) and last man Obed McCoy (0) to bowl India to victory.

Left-arm spinners Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav also claimed three wickets each. A superb performance by Indian bowlers marked the first instance of spinners taking all 10 wickets in an innings in a T20I match.

Here are some Twitter reactions to the fantastic effort by Bishnoi in the fifth and final T20I against West Indies:

25% of Ravi Bishnoi's T20I wickets is Rovman Powell #WIvIND
Rovman Powell vs Ravi Bishnoi in T20s: Innings: 8Runs: 24SR: 82.35Wicket: 4Interesting 🥶
Rovman Powell is bunny of Ravi Bishnoi Ravi Bishnoi dismissed Powell 4 times 3 times in International and 1 time in IPL
Ravi Bishnoi 4/16Kuldeep Yadav 3/12Axar Patel 3/15First time ever spinners have taken all ten wickets in an innings in T20 Internationals.
With His Sliders & Straighter ones Ravi Bishnoi surprised First Powell then Paul trapping both of them LBW He's Going to Surprise Many a More Batsmen in the Future for Sure!#WIvIND#IndianCricketTeam
FLASH STAT: Most wickets in the West Indies vs India T20I series:9 - Obed McCoy8 - Ravi Bishnoi7 - Arshdeep Singh5 - Axar Patel, Alzarri Joseph, Jason HolderWRAP:👉👈 #WIvIND | #INDvWI
@IrfanPathan @CricketFreakD Right.. Ravi bishnoi with chahal will be deadly with hardik as third seamer and hooda bowling atleast a couple at any time.
BISHNOI YOU BEAUTYY!!🔥 the Googly king is back with great figures in today's game;2.4 overs16 runs4 wicketsWell bowled @bishnoi0056 👏 you truly deserve this one🙌 #RaviBishnoi #INDvsWI @BCCI

“I can see players playing with freedom” - Hardik Pandya reflects on series win against West Indies

India rested regular captain Rohit Sharma for the dead rubber on Sunday and instead handed the leadership responsibilities to all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

He did a great job, scoring 28 off 16 with the willow. He then rotated the bowlers, especially the spinners, smartly. Speaking after India’s win, Hardik said:

“The kind of talent the players we have and the freedom we're getting, this is the new India. I can see players playing with freedom and not worrying about failing. And when you do that, you tend to do special things.”

Hardik also explained the reasoning behind Axar opening the bowling, saying:

“I wanted to give Axar the ball early because he is used to bowling in the powerplay, he is capable of holding his own and then with the wrist spinners, I knew we could get the wickets. It's about how we can get better from here.”

Axar picked up the first three wickets to fall in West Indies’ innings. The Windies crumbled to 33 for three in five overs and could never recover from the disastrous start.

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