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"Can Be Better in All Three Departments": Rovma Powel after WI Survive PNG Scare to Win T20 World Cup Opener

West Indies captain Rovma Powell commended Papua New Guinea for their courageous performance and emphasized his team’s need for improvement in all facets of the game – bowling, batting, and fielding. In a tightly contested match, PNG made West Indies toil for runs, presenting a stiff challenge while defending a modest total of 137. Sese […]

"Can Be Better in All Three Departments": Rovma Powel after WI Survive PNG Scare to Win T20 World Cup Opener

West Indies captain Rovma Powell commended Papua New Guinea for their courageous performance and emphasized his team’s need for improvement in all facets of the game – bowling, batting, and fielding.

In a tightly contested match, PNG made West Indies toil for runs, presenting a stiff challenge while defending a modest total of 137. Sese Bau’s fifty and Kiplin Doriga’s influential 27*-run cameo propelled PNG to a competitive score of 136/8.

PNG’s disciplined bowling restricted West Indies, conceding little room for error. Powell acknowledged PNG’s resilience but conceded that his team allowed them to score “10 to 15 runs too much.”

Alzarri Joseph claimed two wickets but leaked runs, while Gudakesh Motie was expensive compared to other spinners.

In the chase, Roston Chase’s composed innings steered West Indies clear of an early upset. Chase’s well-timed knock of 42* off 27 deliveries, featuring four boundaries and two sixes, showcased his ability to handle pressure.

Powell praised Chase’s performance, highlighting his composure under pressure. With a winning start secured, Powell emphasized the team’s quest for improvement across all departments.

West Indies will next face Uganda on June 9 at the Providence Stadium after clinching a hard-fought five-wicket victory in their opening match.

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