India Vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: India win by 107 runs and go 1-1 in the 3-match series.
19Dec

India Vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: India win by 107 runs and go 1-1 in the 3-match series.

India's ODI team Rohit Sharma (159 runs) and opener Lokesh Rahul (102 runs) and a stunning hat-trick from Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav (3 wickets for 52 runs) helped India in the second ODI. On Wednesday, beating the West Indies by 107 runs to equalize 1-1 in the three-match series.

While batting first, India scored a mammoth score of 387 runs at the loss of five wickets in 50 overs, in response the Windies team were reduced to 280 runs in 43.3 overs. Shai Hope scored 78 and Nicholas Puran scored 75 for the visiting team. Apart from these two, no other Windies batsmen could face the Indian bowlers.

Earlier, Rohit Sharma scored 159 for India and his opening partner Lokesh Rahul scored 102 runs. Both of them added 227 runs for the first wicket. Rohit faced 138 balls and hit 17 fours and five sixes. Rahul faced 104 balls and hit three sixes in addition to eight fours. After these two, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer scored fast.

Iyer scored 53 runs off 32 balls with four sixes and three fours. Pant scored 39 runs in 16 balls which included four sixes and three fours. Sheldon Cottrell took two wickets for the Windies. Chemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph and Kieran Pollard got one wicket each.

While the Indian batsmen scored 16 sixes, the West Indies batsmen hit a total of 13 sixes in the match. For Team India, Rohit Sharma scored 5, KL Rahul 3, Shreyas Iyer 4 while Rishabh Pant hit four long sixes. West Indies team for three, while Nicholas Puran hit the maximum six sixes in the entire match. Chemo Paul also hit three sixes.

India (Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur (IN FOR SHIVAM DUBE), Kuldeep Yadav.

West Indies (Playing XI) - Shai Hope (WK), Evin Lewis (IN FOR SUNIL AMBRIS), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Khary Pierre (DEBUT, IN FOR HAYDEN WALSH).

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