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India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI : Talking Points

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After the rained out first ODI, thankfully the second match could have been staged between India and West Indies. India won the second ODI of the ongoing three-match series against West Indies by 59 runs via DLS method. This means India also recorded the series win and India vs West Indies 2nd ODI highlights of the match was Virat Kohli, the skipper of the Indian team.

Indian batting

India vs West Indies 2nd ODI Highlights was Virat Kohli who finally made a hundred after five months and registered a fine 120 off 125 balls. Shikhar Dhawan (2) and Rohit Sharma (18) failed but Kohli’s knock helped India score 279/7 at the end of allotted 50 overs. Shreyas Iyer was a revelation and the way he batted it looked like India’s hunt for Number 4 middle order would be solved soon. Iyer hit a 68-ball 71 and built a partnership of 125 runs with Kohli. On the other hand, Kohli in the due process broke two records; one international and one Indian.

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Kohli, the record maker

Kohli broke former Pakistani batsman Javed Miandad’s record for most runs in One-day Internationals against West Indies. Miandad had scored 1930 runs in 64 innings against West Indies whereas the Indian skipper took only 34 innings to record this achievement to his name. Miandad’s last innings against the Windies came in 1993 which means Kohli broke a 26-year-old record. India vs West Indies 2nd ODI Highlights also saw Kohli became the second-highest run-getter for India in ODIs surpassing Sourav Ganguly. The former Indian captain has 11363 runs in 311 ODIs whereas the current Indian captain already has 11406 runs in 238 ODIs.

West Indies Bowling

Carlos Brathwaite took three major wickets of Sharma, Kohli, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the end. He ended with 3/53 but in terms of conceding the number of runs, Roston Chase was the best of the lot. He took one wicket for only 37 runs in 10 overs. Sheldon Cottrell and Jason Holder took a wicket each.

West Indies batting

The top order mostly collapsed but Evin Lewis stayed till the midway to make the chase successful for his team. The revised target due to rain for the Windies was 270 from 46 overs. Lewis scored 65 off 80 balls and played the role of an anchor. He helped the West Indies to reach 148/4 almost single-handedly. He hardly got any partner and witness the wickets falling at regular intervals at the other end. After Lewis, Nicholas Pooran tried to complete the rest of the job. He added 42 off 52 deliveries but was soon gone with 179 onboard. Eventually, West Indies were bundled out for 210 runs in 42 overs.

Gayle surpasses Lara

Chris Gayle needed just nine runs to go past Lara to become the highest ODI run-getter for West Indies. After scoring 11 runs in the match now he holds the record of the same with 10408 runs in 300 One Day Internationals. Lara is now in the second position with 10405 runs from 299 ODIs. Gayle also became the most capped player for West Indies in the 50-over format as he played the 300th match of his ODI career. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (12408 runs), Desmond Haynes (8648 runs), and Sir Vivian Richards (6721 runs) are the other top names in the elite list.

Indian Bowling

Bhuvneshwar Kumar took the limelight as he took four wickets in eight overs. He conceded only 31 runs at an economy rate of 3.87. He started with the dangerous Gayle and then took care of the middle order by scalping Pooran and Chase. Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami supported him well by picking two wickets apiece. Ravindra Jadeja was also instrumental with his spell that read  4-0-15-1.

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