During the first T20I between India and West Indies at the Brian Lara Stadium, the game witnessed a spectacular moment of brilliance that showcased the significance of fine margins in the T20 format. Kyle Mayers, the West Indian all-rounder, executed an extraordinary run-out that swung the match in favor of the hosts.
India’s run chase proved to be a challenge on the slow pitch, as their batters struggled to find their rhythm. When the side required 37 runs in five overs, they gained some momentum after a 13-run over by Obed McCoy. However, the game took a dramatic turn when Jason Holder dismissed Hardik Pandya on the first ball of the 16th over.
Despite the wicket, India still had hope with Sanju Samson and Axar Patel at the crease. As Axar pushed the ball toward point for a single, Samson began sprinting to complete the run. However, Kyle Mayers exhibited exceptional fielding skills from short cover.
With swift agility, he collected the ball and hurled it toward the stumps with incredible power and accuracy, catching Samson well short of his crease. The replay showcased the astonishing execution, leaving Samson stunned and India in a difficult position with only the tailenders to bat.
Mayers’ incredible run-out display shifted the momentum back to the West Indies, leading social media to shower praise on the powerhouse all-rounder. The T20 format exemplified how a single moment of brilliance could significantly impact the outcome of the match, placing the West Indies in the driver’s seat and asserting the importance of fine margins in this thrilling format of the game.
Here is the video of the throw from Kyle Mayers:
— Hitler Mishra (@HitlerMish5814) August 3, 2023
— Kunal Yadav (@kunaalyaadav) August 3, 2023
This is why #SanjuSamson is not given important matches and is not selected in the team. 🙏🏼
— Siddhant Maheswari Prasad Acharya (@wandersidd) August 3, 2023
— V Sreenath (@IamVSreenath) August 3, 2023
Day off for Sanju Samson PR team again. Beautiful ❤️
— Abdulqadir Johar (@Abdulll49) August 3, 2023
Sanju Samson always finds a worst way to disappoint himself at crucial times. #INDvsWI
— Cric Guy 🏏 (@CricketDevilz) August 3, 2023
Sanju Samson without 77 Against IRE in T20Is
How many trial matches needed ? pic.twitter.com/eUGTBNZu9s
— S. (@koliholic) August 3, 2023
Sanju Samson does not take his cricket seriously. His fans will hide for now and come out of the manhole covers after the next international tournament crying Sanju Baba never gets opportunities.
— Utkarsh Mishra (@just_saiyan10) August 3, 2023
When Sanju Samson gets a chance to become a show topper, there he fails.
— DK the boss (@Dibakar97372206) August 3, 2023