West Indies Beat India by 4 Runs in Nail-biting Match: Twitter Reacts and Blaming Team India Middle order and Sanju Samson

In T20 cricket, every moment counts, and a single display of brilliance can completely change the course of a match. Kyle Mayers demonstrated just that on Thursday with an extraordinary run-out that put West Indies in a commanding position during a tightly contested run chase.

India’s batting struggled to find its rhythm in the first T20I against West Indies at the Brian Lara Stadium, as they grappled with the slow pitch on offer. Chasing a target of 150, they gained some momentum with a 13-run over from Obed McCoy, bringing the equation down to 37 runs required in five overs. However, in the very next over, Kyle Mayers produced a moment of exceptional fielding that swung the advantage back in favor of the Maroon brigade.

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On the first ball of the 16th over, Jason Holder dismissed Hardik Pandya, but with Sanju Samson and Axar Patel at the crease, India still had a chance. Axar played the second ball towards point and looked to take a single, but Samson sprinted from the non-striker’s end. It seemed like an easy run, but Mayers charged in from short cover, collected the ball with his right arm, and in one smooth motion, flung it with incredible force at the stumps. Surprisingly, he hit the stumps despite the tight angle, and the replays showed that Samson was well short of his crease.

This dismissal left India with only their tailenders, as Kuldeep Yadav walked in next, and social media was quick to praise the powerhouse West Indian all-rounder, Kyle Mayers, for his outstanding effort.

It was truly a bullet from Mayers that turned the game in West Indies’ favor, showcasing the fine margins that define T20 cricket and how one moment of brilliance can be the game-changer.

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