India cricket team achieved an all-time unwanted record after their disappointing T20I series loss against West Indies. The Men in Blue for the first time in history lost the five-match T20I series. Not only this, they also for the first time in 17 years lost series against West Indies. 

This comes after India suffered a poor performance in the series decider in Florida. Opting to bat first, it was a poor performance from their end as they struggled to get going with the bat and lost wickets at regular intervals. 

Suryakumar Yadav was the lone warrior for the team as he played a vital hand of 61 runs that propelled Team India to a total of 165 runs. Apart from him, Tilak Varma chipped in too with the knock of 27 runs whereas the rest batters couldn’t really get going. 

With the ball, Arshdeep Singh struck the early blow but after that, it was all about West Indies. Brandon King (85*) and Nicholas Pooran (47) took the game away from India and tonked them all over the park. They stitched 107 runs partnership as West Indies complete a comfortable 8-wicket win. 

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Coming to the series, West Indies produced a great effort in the first two games and won them on the trott. India then made a decent comeback and levelled the series after winning to back to back games. But the hosts were on the top in the last game and clinched the series.

IND vs WI: Losing is good at times – Hardik Pandya On India’s series loss against West Indies 

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Indian captain Hardik Pandya talked about the loss his side faced against West Indies. He admitted that he himself didn’t bat well. He looked at the positive side of it and said that series loss will teach them a lot. 

“We lost the momentum when I came in and couldn’t capitalize on the situation. I believe we gonna challenge ourselves. We try to get better. In hindsight, it is fine. We don’t need to explain much. I know how the boys are within the group. 

“We have enough time to figure out. Losing is good at times. On the positive side, we have done a lot of learnings. The boys showed character. Credit to them. They kept coming and tried something new. It is part of the process. It is what I feel at that moment.”