port of Spain: Captain Virat Kohli (120) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4 wickets) have helped India beat West Indies easily in the second ODI. Like the first ODI, it rained during the second ODI, but this did not affect the outcome of the match. India scored 297 runs for seven wickets batting first in this match and won the match by 59 runs. Captain Virat Kohli was adjudged Man of the Match for his best century. This is the 42nd century of his ODI career. He is now just seven centuries away from Sachin's record of 49 centuries.
The second match of the ODI series between India and West Indies (India vs West Indies) was played at Queens Park Oval ground in Port of Spain. India won the toss in the match. They batting first. Indian team captain Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer The innings of (71) led to a strong score of 297 runs. The West Indies rained in between innings. Because of this the West Indies got a revised target of 270 runs in 46 overs to win. Pursue Cshy while never went pile by the 210 runs not in a better shape and had 42 overs.
Gayle also came in the record book by scoring 11 runs
West Indies had a slow start chasing the target. When the Windies scored just 45 runs on the third ball of the ninth over, Chris Gayle fell to Bhubaneswar on a personal score of 11. Gayle took a record here. Gayle has surpassed Brian Lara in this match by making a record for scoring the most runs in ODIs for his country.
Evin Lewis scored a half-century
After Chris Gayle, Shai Hope fell to Khalil Ahmed by scoring just six runs. Second opener Evin Lewis (65) shared a 40-run partnership for the third wicket with Shimron Hetmyer (18). He then formed a 56-run partnership with Nicholas Pooran (42). Both these partnerships were broken by Kuldeep Yadav. Hetmyer was out for a team score of 92 and Louis 148. Louis scored 65 runs off 80 balls with the help of eight fours and a six.
2-2 wickets to Kuldeep-Shami
Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Puran at a total score of 179. Then on this score, sending the Roston Chase (18) to the pavilion decided the defeat of the Windies. One run later, Ravindra Jadeja also sent Carlos Brathwaite (0) to the pavilion. Now the team's score was 182 that Bhuvneshwar dismissed Kemar Roach and gave the eighth blow of the host team. Mohammed Shami got India to victory by dismissing Sheldon Cottrell (17) and Oshane Thomas (0). At the other end, captain Jason Holder returned unbeaten after scoring 13 runs. Bhubaneswar took four wickets. Kuldeep and Shami got two each and Khalil and Jadeja got one wicket each.
Both of India's openers failed
Earlier, India also had a poor start. Shikhar Dhawan (2) was already walking on the third ball of the over. After this, Kohli shared 74 runs for the second wicket with Rohit Sharma (18) to get India out of the crisis. Rohit played very slow and was dismissed for 18 runs off 34 balls. Rishabh Pant (20) could not stay at the crease for too long. India lost the third wicket as Pant on a score of 101.
Virat-Iyer shared 125 runs
After the third wicket fell, Shreyas Iyer came to support Captain Kohli. Both of them shared 125 runs for the fourth wicket and took the team beyond 200. Kohli was dismissed as the fourth batsman on the team score of 226. He hit 14 fours and a six in a century of 125 balls. This is Kohli's eighth century against the West Indies. Apart from this, this is his 20th century as a captain.
Iyer's third half-century
After Kohli's dismissal, the game was halted for some time due to rain. When the game resumed, Iyer again became a victim of the holder. He hit five fours and a six off 68 balls and completed his third half-century of his career. Kedar Jadhav and Jadeja scored 16-16 runs. Bhuvneshwar scored one and Shami scored three not out. For West Indies, Carlos Brathwaite took the maximum three and Cottrell, Chase and Holder took one wicket each. Kedar Jadhav was run out.