India scripted another magical win on their Caribbean adventure as they defeated West Indies after chasing 312 runs. This victory was led by all-rounder Axar Patel who came in the middle at the bleakest of positions as the Men in Blue were still more than a hundred runs away from the win.
The Gujarat-born then proceeded to play an incredible 64-run knock in just 35 balls and took India over the finish line. His performance also had some fireworks as he smashed three fours and five sixes and lit up the Queens Park Oval. With six runs required from three balls, Patel capped off this incredible performance with a maximum down the ground and sealed the win for team India.
Check out Axar Patel’s match-winning six here:
The winning six by Axar Parel when India need 6 from 3 balls, a fantastic finish. pic.twitter.com/miSwDLeQVO
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 25, 2022
After the match, fans from all over the world showered praise on Axar Patel for his match-winning knock. Check out some of these reactions here:
This was the first time that Axar Patel has won a Player of the Match award in ODIs.
He has won it twice in T20Is, and once in Tests.
— Gurkirat Singh Gill (@gurkiratsgill) July 25, 2022
Axar you beauty https://t.co/5Gqd8IgXMd
— viroot (@Imsahil_11) July 25, 2022
Axar Patel! You've played the knock of your life time! What a game! 🙌
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) July 24, 2022
Congratulations Team India on winning the ODI series by 2-0, and one more to go!!
Well played Shreyas Iyer 63(71), Sanju Samson 54(51), Axar Patel 64*(35)!!
This trio is the backbone of this victory!!!#WIvIND #TeamIndia #SanjuSamson #ShreyasIyer #AxarPatel pic.twitter.com/qzPuAMcZum
— Jebin Mathew (@Im_JEBIN) July 25, 2022
AXAR PATEL HAS DONE IT!!!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!! WHAT A FINISH!!!!
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) July 24, 2022
Axar just leapfrogged Sundar and Krunal in the race to bag the backup spin allrounder's role to Jadeja in ODIs. But beyond the win, I'm concerned India's fringe is being pushed to the brink by perhaps the weakest of the top 9 ODI sides. Need to revisit our backup fast-bowling.
— KASHISH (@crickashish217) July 25, 2022
Yet another nail biter in this series.. It is India who has managed to win both the games and have won the series 🔥
Axar Patel was awarded the MOM for his brilliant batting!!
But not to forget that shreyas iyer -Samson Partnership that stabilized the innings for INDIA!
— God Of Death( stan for shreyas iyer) (@GodOfDeath728) July 25, 2022
— Sushma Pandey (@ISushmaPandey) July 24, 2022
Terrific win for India, all thanks to Axar, who came from nowhere and snatch the victory and help India to win the series. #WIvIND
— Rashi (@IamAditea) July 25, 2022
both the odis were thriller and
INDIA SEAL THE SERIES🇮🇳❤️ pic.twitter.com/Rd8MK8Frb8
— ¨ (@mizsayani) July 24, 2022
Look at these faces,
They almost had it but
— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) July 24, 2022
All of us to Axar Patel now. pic.twitter.com/1F4HLvDaf8
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 24, 2022