West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran made his captaincy debut for the national side in the recently-concluded T20I series against Australia. The 25-year-old led his side in all five matches with regular skipper Kieron Pollard ruled out due to an injury. Although it was a huge blow for West Indies, Pooran did a spectacular job as a leader in the absence of Pollard as he guided his side to an emphatic series win.
While Pooran's captaincy was quite impressive, there was one aspect of the game where the southpaw was very disappointing - performance at the toss. The newly-appointed West Indies skipper lost all of his first four tosses in the series. Coming into the final match of the series, it seemed like the 25-year-old was prepared to lose the toss once again. However, destiny had other plans!
Pooran can't believe that he won the toss
As the home side's skipper flipped the coin up in the air, Aussie captain Aaron Finch called heads. The match referee went to see the result and revealed that it was tails and Pooran had won the toss. As soon as Pooran got to know about the same, he had a wry smile on his face as he clapped in celebration. The 25-year-old gave a cheeky look to his counterpart as Finch also had a smile on his face.
The presenter also took a sly dig at Pooran, claiming that he must not be used to winning the tosses. However, by that time, the West Indies skipper had got his composure back as he very quickly switched his mood and very seriously revealed that his side will bat first in the match.
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Decision to bat first proved to be correct
After failing to chase the target in the previous match, it seemed that Pooran wanted his side to bat first which has worked well for West Indies in the series. The hosts went on to post a total of 199/8 in 20 overs as the captain played an explosive 31-run knock off 18 deliveries. Australia fell 16 runs short of the target in the end as Pooran and Co. completed a comprehensive 4-1 series victory.