- Nicolas Pooran has taken his first-ever international wicket
- The wicket-keeper batter has taken four wickets in the spell
- The Windies captain had bowled just three balls in ODI cricket before this game
Introducing himself in the bowling attack, Pooran broke the massive 85-run opening between Fakhar Zaman and Iman-Ul Haq after the hosts won the toss and chose to bat first. The left-handed opener tried to sweep a full delivery from the Windies skipper but ended up completely missing the ball and saw his stumps uprooted.
Fakhar played a fine knock of 35 runs in 48 deliveries and has given the Men in Green a brilliant start in the final game of the series. As far as Pooran is concerned, this was his first-ever wicket from him in any format of international cricket. With him in the outfield, opening batter Shai Hope has assumed wicket-keeping duties for the West Indies team.
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Legendary West Indies cricketer and commentator Ian Bishop took to social media and wrote, “Nicholas Murali Pooran.” Pooran was at the Sunrisers Hyderabad during the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) and Test cricket’s all-time highest wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan was the bowling coach of the franchise.
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