|Kedar Jadhav||not out||16||10||3||0|
|Ravindra Jadeja||not out||0||0||0||0|
So that is it from this game! We do have a decider which will be the third ODI. It will be played on the 22nd of December at 1330 local (0800 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care!
Man of the Match, Rohit Sharma, says it was a much-needed victory for them after losing the first game, they wanted to be at their best and it all went good. The partnership with Rahul was important, he was taking his own time and Rahul allowed him to do so. Overall it was a complete performance. On Rahul, the Indian vice-captain says that he is a good talent and he makes it look very easy and he is a solid player who is growing in confidence. The running between the wickets between the two is not up to the mark but they will work on it. Says that he takes time to assess the pitch and then takes it from there. On the long innings, Rohit feels that once you get past the ton, it is about being mentally strong to go on and bat for a longer time and as long as the set batter is out there, he can score as many runs as possible. Ends by saying that having played 200 ODIs, he feels that it is his responsibility to take the team in a commanding position.
India skipper, Virat Kohli, says what has been good is, if you see the last three games, they have done well batting first. Feels that batting second has never been an issue and this is something they needed to be good at. Happily adds that they are happy to be able to get 40-50 runs extra which is exceptional. On batting of Iyer and Pant, Kohli says that they were brilliant. Also mentions the centuries of Rohit and Rahul at the top. The more they get confident in T20 cricket while batting first is much better, they are more focused on expressing themselves in the 50-over format as there is not a big tournament which is around the corner. Tells that no. 4 was not an issue but it was made an issue. Feels that Iyer has done well in the recent past and has grabbed the opportunity which came to him and they are happy a youngster is taking responsibility and doing well. On the lost review, the Indian skipper says that reviews are left upon the bowler and the keeper, they thought the ball did not turn a lot and hence he went for the review. Adds that he was really unhappy the way they ended up taking it. On the dropped chances, Kohli feels that catching has been poor and they should be a lot better on the field and it is very important to live up to the standard they have maintained. Says that they are one of the best fielding sides in the world and probably the wish of wanting the ball to come to them will help them.
West Indies skipper, Kieron Pollard, says that they gave it away in the last 20 overs and they could not execute their plans. They needed to be disciplined but they could not be so. The small areas cost them and they need to execute their plans a lot better, in the batting department, they are confident and back themselves to do well, maybe 30-40 runs less and it would have been different. There are some talented youngsters in the squad and it is just a matter of putting the pieces together and execute well. There is still one game to go and they need to look forward to doing well there. On both the captains scoring ducks, he says they did not last for long out there, Virat hasn't scored a lot in both the games and they're expecting him to come back hard in the next game.
Starts by saying that it has been a perfect day for him. Yadav says that he does not have words to describe the second ODI hat-trick. On his return to the ODIs, Kuldeep says that he has been working really hard. Tells that he has been bowling on proper lines and length and says that it is a very satisfying performance. Reckons that the score was a massive one and mentions that they knew that the Windies batters will come hard at them. On the hat-trick ball, Kuldeep says that he was confused about which ball to bowl. Tells that he eventually ended up bowling the wrong'un with the second slip and luckily got the outside edge. Thanks the crowd for coming in large numbers and says that he will try to perform well again in the final ODI.
The Indian bowling was decent overall! They started off well but had no answers to the carnage by Pooran and Hope in the centre. That partnership did get them worried a little and that showed as there were a few misfields and also a dropped catch which did not help their cause. However, Shami's double-wicket over and Kuldeep's hat-trick killed the game completely. Those two were easily the pick of the bowlers for tonight. Stay with us for the presentation. Before that, Kuldeep Yadav is chatting with Sanjay Manjrekar.
The Windies needed something special to chase this down. Hope and Pooran did exceedingly well to keep them in the game for a while but to keep that going was always going to be difficult. They were the only two who showed some fight. Both scored in the 70s but a mammoth effort was needed from them which they failed to deliver. Nothing else to talk about in this West Indian batting line-up. Except for Lewis amongst the genuine batters, nobody crossed the 20-run mark. Paul though played a handy cameo right at the end but the game till then was dead and burried.
A comfortable win in the end for India and that was pretty obvious after the efforts from their batters. Hundreds from the openers and scintillating knocks from Pant and Iyer set the tone for them early on. Their bowlers then ensured there was no upset on the cards as they restricted the Windies to well below than what they needed.
OUT! Hits the timber and it's all over! Shami bowls a brilliant yorker on middle, Paul is backing away to slash it through the off side. He misses and Shami hits the base of the middle stump. India win by 107 runs and go 1-1 in the 3-match series.
Full and on middle, slammed hard but straight to long on.
Shortish ball just outside off, Paul punches it off the back foot towards deep cover but no single.
Mohammed Shami is back on.
Shortish and around off, Cottrell blocks it off the back foot. 280/9
Beaten! Good length ball just outside off, Cottrell pokes at the ball to get beaten.
Short ball on middle, Paul pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
FOUR! Back of a length ball around off and middle, Paul goes for the pull but gets a top edge. It flies over Pant and into the fence.
Full and just outside off, Paul carves it through the covers and once again does not go for the run. Should've got a couple of them there.
Slower bouncer! Paul pulls but is early in the shot. Wided by the umpire for height.
Good length ball around off, it is defended.
Deepak Chahar is back into the attack! Can end things in this over?
Fires this full and on middle, Cottrell keeps it out. 274/9
Fuller but down the leg side. Called wide.
Dropped! Flighted ball around middle, Paul checks his shot and it lobs to the right hand side of Iyer. He throws his right hand but cannot hold on. A single as the ball goes towards cover.
Full and around off, Paul drills it to long off and denies a single.
FOUR! Short and around off, Paul hammers it to the long on fence.
WIDE! Fires this one outside off, Paul lets it be.
Flighted ball outside off, Paul hammers it to long on and does not take a single.
SIX! And he is welcomed with a biggie. A flighted ball around off, Paul goes back and slams it to deep square leg for a maximum.
Shreyas Iyer to bowl. Yes, you read that right.
On middle, Paul pushes it through mid on for a single. 261/9
Sheldon Cottrell is the last man in.
OUT! Caught! No. 9 goes down now. Flighted ball on middle, Pierre goes for the slog sweep but the timing is not there. It goes as far as Kohli at deep mid-wicket who takes the catch easily to end this frustrating stand.
Full and around middle, Paul eases a single through mid on. The single brings up the 50-run stand between the two.
Shortish and outside off, tapped to Kohli at covers.
Darts it full on the pads, Pierre flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
Quicker one on the pads, on a shortish length too. Punched to long on by Paul.
Powerplay 3 signaled! Now a maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the game.
Full and on middle, Pierre keeps it out. 257/8
Another slower bouncer, this is outside off. Paul pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Slower bouncer! Paul pulls early to get beaten.
FOUR! Bullet past the bowler! Shami looking for the yorker bowls it full on off, Paul drills it past the bowler and it races to the fence. Shami there pulled his hand away from the bullet.
Shortish and down the leg side. Pierre looks to pull but gets it to fine leg off the inner half. A single.
Fuller and around off, driven to mid off.
Mohammed Shami is back!
Follows the batter and darts it short, pushed back to Jadeja. 251/8
SIX! Hammered! Short one from Jadeja on the middle, Paul backs away and deposits it over deep mid-wicket for another maximum.
Quicker one on middle, pushed towards point.
Shorter and around off, pushed to the right off the bowler.
On middle, turned towards mid-wicket for a single.
Flatter and around off on a shortish length, pushed back to Jadeja.
Ravindra Jadeja is back on!
Good length ball around off, Paul goes for the drive but gets an inside edge on the pads. 244/8
Full and on off, Paul pushes it back to the bowler.
Another back of a length ball on middle, Pierre pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
EDGY FOUR! Another one, this time over Pant's head. Another bumper from Thakur, this one is on middle, Pierre looks to pull once again, it takes the top edge and flies over leaping Pant.
EDGED and FOUR! Good length ball outside off, Pierre slashes hard at it but gets a thick outside edge. It flies to the right of Pant and into the third man fence.
Beaten! Good length ball just outside off, Pierre pokes at it to get beaten.
On middle, Pierre goes for the massive slog but gets an inside edge which goes to deep square leg for a single. Kuldeep needs to wait for his 100th ODI victim then. Still, excellent figures for him tonight, 10-0-52-3 is what it reads. 235/8
Short and around middle, pulled behind square leg for a single.
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
Flatter and around off, Paul looks to tap it off the back foot but gets an inside edge on this one.
SIX! Massive blow! Full and in the arc Paul. He sits down and mows it over deep mid-wicket.
In the air... but lands in no man's land. Full and on off, Pierre goes for the slog sweep but gets a top edge which goes over short fine leg. There's no one there and it goes behind for a single.
Slower bouncer around off, Pierre rolls his wrists and pulls it behind square leg for a single. 226/8
Full and on off, Paul drives it towards mid off and takes off for a quick run as Kohli is standing right at the edge of the ring.
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
Fuller ball on off, pushed towards covers.
A bouncer on middle, Paul goes for the pull but the connection is not right. The long on fielder is inside the ring. A couple of runs for Paul.
Short and on middle, pulled towards deep square leg for a single. It goes to the fielder on the bounce.
Around off, pushed back to the bowler. 221/8
Fuller outside off, driven nicely but straight to cover.
Fuller and on off, pushed towards point for a single off the back foot.
Flighted, fuller and outside off, Pierre stays in the crease and drives to get beaten.
Fuller and on off, pushed towards mid off for a single.
FOUR! Brilliant from Paul. On middle and on a shorter side, Paul reverse pulls it through point for a boundary.
FOUR! Slammed through point. Pierre is off the mark in ODIs and this game. A full ball outside off, Pierre slams this one through backward point for a boundary. 215/8
This time he connects with the pull shot, it goes towards deep mid-wicket for one.
Back of a length and on off, Paul stays back and keeps it onto the ground.
Back of a length and on off, Paul guides it to point.
On the shorter side again, Paul looks to hit it across the line but misses.
Shortish and around off, it is defended.
Khary Pierre is the new man in. Shardul Thakur is back on.
OUT! Caught at slip and it's second ODI hat-trick for Kuldeep Yadav. First Indian to have two ODI hat-tricks. What an over this is turning out for the Indians. A full ball outside off, Joseph goes for the drive. It catches the outside edge and goes low towards Jadhav at second slip. He gobbles it nicely just above the turf. Kuldeep celebrates running like Tahir. 210/8
Alzarri Joseph is the new man in. Another batsman who comes to face a hat-trick ball.
OUT! Two in two for Kuldeep and West Indies are crashing. This was always on the cards though. Brilliant from Kuldeep to beat Holder with this flighted ball outside off. Holder goes for the drive but misses as the ball spins away. Pant, behind the wicket collects the ball and whips the bails off in a jiffy. He along with Kuldeep celebrate as the umpire signals for the third umpire. Holder though is walking off. Here comes the replays, yes, keep walking Holder as the replays confirm that his back leg is in the air.
An appeal for a stumping has been taken upstairs but Holder is already walking.
Keemo Paul is in next.
OUT! Caught! What a splendid take from the skipper and no third consecutive ODI ton for Hope. He has gobbled it right at the edge at deep mid-wicket. Full and on middle, Hope goes for the slog sweep and connects. It seems like it will go sailing over but Kohli at the edge of the boundary at deep mid-wicket takes a nicely judged catch and keeps himself inside the ropes. Brilliant work.
Slower through the air and on middle, Holder looks defend but the ball takes the inner half of the bat and goes towards the leg side. They take off for a single. Pant hares across and picks the ball and fires a throw.
Beaten! Tossed up ball just outside off, Holder looks to defend but is beaten.
SIX! Over the cow corner. A full ball on off, turning into the batter. Holder reaches out and slogs it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
Fumble but not extra run taken! A short one again, this is pulled towards fine leg. The batters take one. The fielder fumbles but no runs taken. 203/5
On off, kept out.
Another short ball! Hope looks to pull but gets a top edge. It lands well short of fine leg for one.
DROPPED AND FOUR! A tough chance though, very tough actually. A short one and on middle, Hope looks to flat-bat it but it hits the higher part of the bat. It lobs over Kohli who runs back and stretches one hand out but it brushes the finger tips and then goes to the fence.
Back of a length and on off, Holder pushes it through covers for one.
OHHH! This is on a length and just outside off, Holder looks to guide it down to third man but is beaten.
Around off and middle, Hope defends coming forward. Just two from the over. 196/5
Shortish and outside off, Holder taps it off the back foot through mid on for a single.
Shortish and around off, Holder blocks it off the back foot and onto the pitch.
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
Appeal for LBW but not out says the umpire. Full and outside off, Holder misses to block off the front foot.
Goes through everyone! A missed stumping chance. Kuldeep pitches it around off and then turns away. Hope comes forward to flick but the ball beats the bat and eventually Pant behind the wickets. It goes towards short third man for a bye.
On the shorter side again, this is worked around the corner for one. A double-wicket over for India. 194/5
A good short one on middle, Hope fends at it by taking his eyes off the ball. It goes towards square leg. Shami gives Hope the stare.
No hat-trick! It is a length delivery by Shami. Holder opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.
Jason Holder walks out to face the hat-trick ball.
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! A first-baller for the Windies captain, just like his opposite number. Is that the end of the run chase? Maybe. They needed something special from Kieron but he fails to last for more than one ball. Shami proves to be the game changer for the hosts. This is full and around off, Pollard looks to drive but gets an outside edge. Pant takes it on the second attempt. The crowd has found its voice back.
OUT! In the air... taken and the Indians breathe a huge sigh of a relief! This stand really started to worry them. Pooran walks back after a top-class innings. Kept the Windies hopes alive of chasing this down but he needed to last longer. The short ball does the trick for the hosts. Shami bangs it short and it is on middle. Pooran looks to pull but the ball gets big on him. He gets a top edge towards fine leg where Kuldeep takes a good catch. 196 more needed in 124 balls.
A low full toss on off, Pooran hits it to the man at mid off.
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 192/3
On middle, pushed to right of the bowler who dives and stops.
The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
FOUR! Misfield and a boundary! KL Rahul is the man who makes a poor effort. A short ball around off, Pooran slams it towards long off where Rahul lets the ball go through him for a boundary.
SIX! Over Iyer at long off! Slower through the air and around off. It is turning away too. Pooran swings across the line and connects. It came off the bottom of the bat but sailed over leaping Iyer. 100-run stand is up between the two.
Goes for the heave but is beaten by the away turn. It pitches around off and then turns away.
Kuldeep Yadav returns.
Full toss on off, Pooran pushes it through mid off for a single. 13 from the over. 181/3
On the pads, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single.
What a shot but what superb fielding from Jadeja. Short ball on off, Pooran goes back and hammers the pull. Connects it well but Jadeja at deep mid-wicket makes a brilliant tumbling stop. That was racing.
Good yorker on off! Pooran does well to keep it out.
EDGED AND FOUR! Pooran won't mind it though. A good length ball just outside off, Pooran looks to carve it over long off but gets a thick outside edge and flies through slip for a boundary.
SIX! Whoa! What timing! This is Nicholas Pooran at his best. Fuller length ball on the pads, Pooran flicks it amazingly using the wrists. It sails over deep square leg for a massive biggie. What an innings this man is playing.
Mohammed Shami returns. 3-0-11-0 are his numbers so far.
Full and on off, Hope squeezes it towards point. 168/3
Another slower bouncer! Hope once again goes for the pull but misses out.
WIDE! Slower bouncer, executed well by Chahar but this goes over the head of Hope who pulls early. Makes no connection.
Full and on middle, Pooran flicks and calls for a couple straightaway. Rahul at deep mid-wicket was quick to the ball and hence just a single.
Short and outside off, Pooran slashes hard but misses.
FOUR! Half century for Pooran. What a shot! Nobody moves! What a gem of a knock he is plying. Short ball on middle, Pooran goes back and flat-bats it for a boundary to the deep mid-wicket fence.
Slower bouncer around off, Hope rolls his wrists to pull it for a single through square leg.
FOUR! Finds the gap this time. Another one which is short and wide outside off, Pooran goes back and pierces the gap through cover and point for a boundary. 16 from the over, another massive one for the visitors. 161/3
Shortish and outside off, Pooran looks to cut but makes no connection.
SIX! Gigantic! Pooran is on the charge. This is some assault from the Windies. Jadeja gives this one a lot of air and pitches in the arc of Pooran. Pooran reaches the pitch of the ball and slams it down the ground for another maximum, his fourth one of the innings.
The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
Short and outside off, cut straight to the fielder.
SIX! Another one which just goes over and for a maximum. A short ball on middle, Pooran pulls it over deep square leg where Manish Pandey, the sub, tries to catch the ball but it goes over the fence for another maximum
Good length and around off, Pooran pulls but gets an inside edge and the ball rolls towards cover for a single. 145/3
On middle, Hope works it towards the leg side for a single.
Excellent work at mid-wicket by Chahar. Shortish and on middle, Pooran moves across and pulls it firmly. However, Iyer at long on does well to stop the ball and keep it to a single.
Beaten! Good length ball outside off, Pooran pokes at it to get beaten.
Shortish and outside off, pushed through cover-point for a single.
SIX! Just about clears the ropes at long on. A good length ball on middle, Hope slams it over long on for a maximum.
Short and outside off, tapped towards point. 135/3
SIX! Second of the over and Jadeja will feel like it is insult to injury. A fuller ball on off, Pooran bends down and hammers it over long on fence.
Shortish and outside off, punched through point for a single.
Dropped! Chahar drops a sitter now. And, the fielding troubles continue to plague India.Jadeja bowls it full and outside off. Pooran once again looks to slam it over the long off fence but ends up slicing it high in the air. Chahar runs from long off, settles himself under the ball and then spills it.
SIX! Not from the middle of the bat but half a dozen runs for Pooran. A fuller ball just outside off, Pooran goes for the heave over long off but the ball takes the toe end of the bat. However, it still sails over the fence.
Shortish and on off, pulled for a single towards long on.
Full and outside off, Hope drills the drive but straight to long off. So, just a single. 120/3
On the pads, flicked towards square leg.
SIX! Connects the slog this time and hammers it over mid-wicket. Yadav gives this one a lot of air and drops it on a fuller length. Hope lines himself and slams the slog sweep over deep mid-wicket.
The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
Fuller and on middle, Hope sits down and slogs but the timing is not right as it goes to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Tosses up and on middle, Hope pushes it towards cover-point.
Full and on off, Hope eases a single through mid off this time. 111/3
Full and on middle, Pooran tucks it through mid on for a single.
FOUR! Slapped! Short and wide from Jadeja this time. Pooran crunches it through point for a boundary.
WIDE! Huge appeal from Pant the bowler there. Massive one. Pant cannot believe it. The umpire calls it wide, after waiting for the review to die down. This pitches and spins down the leg side. Pooran flicks but misses out.
Shortish and outside off again, Pooran cuts but finds the fielder again.
Short and outside off, cut to Pooran at point.
FOUR! Brilliantly timed! Full ball on middle, Pooran skips down the track and hammers it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
NOT OUT! It indeed is! This is a leg spinner from Kuldeep, it lands around middle and then turns back in. Hope looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal and the umpire shakes his head. India review. Replays roll in and they show that it is going down leg. India lose their only review. 100/3
A huge shout for an LBW but not given! India review. It seems to be going down leg.
Brings out the sweep shot and it is hit through square leg for one.
Looks to cut but misses! Shorter and turning away. Pooran goes hard at it but does not connect.
The googly now on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
A swing and a miss! Slower through the air and outside off, Pooran looks to go over the off side but is beaten by the hint of away turn.
Slower through the air and on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
On the pads, worked towards square leg. 98/3
Fifty for Hope, 15th in ODIs. Second in a row. Short and wide outside off, Hope cuts it through point for a single. There was a chance for the second but Hope slipped there, so, just a single. But he needs to continue batting and need support from the other end too.
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
Flatter and on middle, worked towards long off for a single.
Full and middle, pushed towards long off for one.
On off, it is defended.
Tossed up and on middle, Pooran comes forward and defends it out. 3 from the over. 95/3
Full and on middle, pushed to Kohli at covers.
Full on middle, Hope strokes it through mid on for a run. Moves to 48.
Shortish and outside off, Pooran punches it through point for a run.
Fuller and outside off, Pooran looks to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes towards gully where the fielder does well to stop the single.
Slower through the air on middle and leg, Hope tucks it behind square leg for a single.
Short and outside off, cut through point by Hope. They thought for the second but Jadhav was quick at the ball in the deep. 92/3
Full around off, Hope drives well but can't beat Rohit at covers.
Flatter one and on off, pushed back to the bowler.
Fires it on middle, Pooran looks to defend but the ball takes the inner part of the bat and goes towards deep square leg for a single.
Full and around off, Hope pushes it towards cover-point and takes a run.
Full and on off, Pooran tucks it through mid on for a single.
Full and outside off, Pooran gets in position and sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single. He is off the mark with that. 88/3
Beaten first up. Lovely bowling. Pitches this one around off, gets it to turn away as Pooran pokes at it, only to get beaten.
Flatter one on the pads, Hope nudges it towards mid-wicket and calls for a quick single.
Around off, it is defended back to the bowler.
Gives this a lot of air on and lands it on middle, Hope looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge towards gully.
Tossed up on middle, Hope comes forward and blocks it.
Nicholas Pooran is in at 5.
OUT! TIMBER! That is a gem of a delivery from Jadeja to get the better of Chase! A dream delivery for a left arm spinner against a right-hander. Just unplayable. Also, it is so difficult to adjust to the turn on the pace at which Jadeja is bowling. This is flatter and around leg, Chase goes back and looks to defend but the ball grips and turns away. It goes past the outside edge and hits the stumps behind. West Indies slip further. 86/3
Shorter and on middle, it is kept out for a run.
Loopy ball on off, Chase hits it down to long off and gets to the other end.
The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
On middle, defended.
It seems to be the googly on middle, Hope looks to drive but it goes off the outer half towards point. 82/2
Gives it a lot of air and lands it outside off, Hope keeps it out.
Very full now and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
On middle, Chase keeps it out again.
Loopy ball and on off, Chase prods forward and defends it onto the ground.
Straightaway looks to go after Kuldeep! He brings out the sweep shot to this very full ball on off, it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
Kuldeep Yadav to bowl. A slip in place.
Now pushes this down to long off for one. Good batting. 80/2
FOUR! Up and over with the turn! That is some shot from Hope. This is tossed up on off by Jadeja. Hope stays leg side of the delivery and lofts it over covers for a boundary.
Floats it up on off, this is eased down to long off for one.
On the stumps, Chase keeps it out.
Flatter and on off, Hope stays back and tries to block, it goes off the outer half towards short third man for one.
Roston Chase walks in next.
RUN OUT! Brilliant, brilliant from Iyer! Wow! That is actually majestic to be honest. That stop and then the throw. Outstanding. Take a bow, young man. Did it with the bat early on and now with the ball. Jadeja bowls a short ball outside off, Hetmyer cuts it through point. It seems a certain boundary but Iyer from cover-point hares after it. He does not give up, slides and pushes it back in just before the ball crosses the ropes. The batters take two by then. They go for the third. Iyer gets back to his feet quickly, comes back into the field, picks the ball up and throws it to the bowler. Jadeja collects it and dislodges the bails at his end. Hetmyer is well short. Huge wicket this, we saw in the last game how destructive Hetmyer can be. West Indies in big trouble now. 315 more needed in 221 balls.
A little too straight, this is worked through mid-wicket and two is taken. 71/1
On the pads, Hope looks to pull but it hits the pad and goes to the keeper.
SIX! Over long on! That is powered! Slightly shorter in length and on off, Hope powers it over mid on and it carries over the long on fence. A welcome biggie.
Fuller and on off, Hope strokes it once again to the man at mid off.
On the fuller side, this is hit nicely to mid off.
On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
Flatter and on off, pushed towards cover. 62/1
On off and middle and on a fuller length, Hetmyer pushes it through mid on for a single to get off the mark.
Good stop from the point fielder! Another shortish ball outside off, Hetmyer cuts but can't beat the point fielder who dives to his right and saves a certain boundary.
Another one on middle and short, Hetmyer blocks off the back foot.
Fires this one outside off, Hetmyer cuts but finds point fielder.
He starts with a slower one around off, Hetmyer looks to drive but it goes back to Jadeja off the inner half of the bat.
Shimron Hetmyer, the centurion from the last game joins Hope. The two added a brilliant stand to win the first ODI for the Windies. Can they do another similar stand and help West Indies take the series? Here's Jadeja.
OUT! Caught! Lewis departs! Shardul rolls his wrists and bangs it short around off, Lewis goes for the pull but gets a top edge. There's a lot of height but no distance. It goes towards deep square leg where Iyer settles himself and takes the catch easily. 61/1
Bouncer on middle, probably a slower one. Lewis looks to pull but gets a a bottom edge.
EDGY FOUR! Full and wide outside off, Lewis throws his bat to drive but it takes the outside edge and flies to the third man fence.
Bumper but way over and down the leg side. Called wide for the height.
On middle, it is defended back to the bowler.
Shortish around off again, Lewis punches it nicely but finds cover again.
Good length around off, Lewis goes on the back foot and defends it towards cover.
Powerplay 2 time.
On a length closer to off pole, pushed towards mid off by Hope. 56/0 at the end of Powerplay 1. A good one for the visitors. 56/0
Good length ball on off, Lewis defends but the ball takes the outer half of the bat and goes through point for a single.
On a shortish length on off, Lewis stays on the back foot and punches it towards cover.
Swing and a miss! Fuller and outside off, Lewis is rooted to his crease as he attempts a heave over long off, only to hit the air with his willow.
Quick single! A good length ball just outside off, Hope tucks it towards the leg side and takes off for a quick single. The fielder there gets the ball and fires a throw at the non-striker's end but misses. Hope was in though so it would not have mattered.
Good length ball outside off, Hope taps it off the back foot towards point.
NOT OUT! That is a lovely dive by Lewis which saves him. Brilliant from Evin. A full stretch dive. A good short one on middle, Lewis looks to pull but gets a top edge which lands in no man's land in the square leg region. The batters take one and go for the second. Iyer hares after it from square leg, picks the ball up and fires it to the keeper. Pant collects it and whips the bails off. An appeal and up goes the umpire. Replays roll in and they show Lewis is safe. 54/0
Run out? India are very confident. The umpire has taken it upstairs. Lewis is the man in question.
A good short one and on the body, it skids through. Hope is hurried into the pull shot. It hits the glove and goes towards fine leg for one.
The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
FOUR! Excellent piercing of the gap and brilliant timing! This is fuller and around off, Lewis leans into it and creams it through covers. Just put bat to ball there. 50 up for the Windies.
This is angled into the pads, Hope works it through the leg side for one.
On the fuller side, Hope closes the face of the bat too early as he tries to play on the leg side. He gets a soft leading edge towards cover.
Change of ends for Shardul Thakur.
Fuller in length and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler. So just the boundary in the over. 45/0
Good comeback by Shami! This lands on off and once again moves away late. Lewis hangs his bat out and gets beaten.
FOUR! The fielder dives over the ball and a welcome boundary for the Windies. It releases the pressure that was buidling. Fuller and around off, Lewis drives it square on the off side. Jadhav at cover-point dives over the ball and a boundary results.
That is a beauty! This starts on off and it is on a length. It moves away late. Lewis is drawn into playing at it and he gets beaten.
The batsman defends it from within the crease.
Loose stroke! Way too full and wide outside off, Lewis goes after it without any foot movement. Gets beaten.
FOUR! Nice and fine! On the pads, it is a slower one. Hope shuffles right across and works it fine on the leg side for a boundary. Back-to-back boundaries. Excellent over for the Windies. 41/0
FOUR! This time gets hold of the pull shot! It is shorter in length. Won't be troubling Hope at this pace. He pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
Very full and outside off, Hope looks to go too hard at it but it goes off the inner half back towards the bowler.
On off and it is shorter in length, Hope pushes it to covers.
Some excitment among the Indian players! No review in the end! A slower short one outside off, Hope looks to pull but misses. Pant takes it low. Pant is not interested but there are a few players appealing. Nothing from the umpire though. Snicko shows nothing.
A slower one fuller and outside off, Hope leans into it and strokes it to cover-point. An extra man on the off side now.
A halt in play as Lewis has some issue with his shoe. It seems to have gotten sorted now.
Fullish and outside off, Lewis lets it go to the keeper. 33/0
Full and around off, Lewis drives it well but straight to the cover fielder.
FOUR! Over the keeper's head. Shami bangs this one on middle, Lewis pulls but the ball takes the top edge and goes to the fence over the keeper's head.
Shortish and around off, Lewis looks to punch off the back foot but it comes off the inner half of the bat.
Good length ball around off, Lewis wanted to leave but he is late in doing so. The ball hits the bat and goes to point.
On the pads on a good length. Hope looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads. A leg bye taken as it goes towards Pant behind the wicket.
WIDE! A false start, a short one down the leg side, it is ducked under and wided.
Mohammed Shami to bowl now.
Good slower one! Full and outside off, Lewis swings but misses it completely. A dot to end but this is a decent start for the visitors. They are going at almost 6 per over without taking any risks. 27/0
A good short one outside off, Lewis ducks under it.
On middle, this is worked towards mid on for one. Good batting, follows the boundary with a single.
FOUR! Delightful, extremely pleasing to the eye! Fuller and on off, Hope leans into the stroke and just creams it through extra over. You need not run for those.
A short one and on off, Hope initially looks to pull but then bails out.
On the shorter side around off, Lewis pushes it to covers.
This is angled into the middle pole, kept out. 21/0
A shorter one and down the leg side, Hope looks to flick but misses. A muted appeal from the Indians but nothing.
Very wide outside off, Hope is guilty of going too hard at it but ends up chopping it on the off side.
One more fuller ball around off, it shapes away, Hope strokes it to mid on.
Slightly fuller and on off, Hope strokes it nicely but to mid off.
FOUR! Lovely placement! Little bit of width on offer outside off, Hope just gets bat to ball and guides it through the gap between point and covers for a boundary.
On the fuller side and tailing back in from outside off, Lewis looks to drive but it goes off the inner half towards wide mid on for one.
FOUR! The last ball spoils the over! A good one for West Indies, 7 from it. A little too straight again, Hope gets the flick right off the middle through mid-wicket and a boundary results. 15/0
Back of a length and on off, Hope guides it towards backward point.
On the pads again, this is worked towards mid-wicket and a run is taken.
Very straight, this is worked behind square on the leg side for a single.
On the off pole, Hope stays back and keeps it out.
A good shot but only for a run! Shorter and on the body, Lewis pulls it nicely but the fielder in the deep in the leg side is squarer. A single towards deep backward square leg.
A single to end as this is worked towards the man at square leg. 8/0
FOUR! First boundary in the chase! A poor ball this! On the pads, Lewis works it very fine on the leg side and it races to the fine leg fence.
Inside edge saves the batter! This is slightly fuller, it starts on off and then curls back in. Lewis looks to play it with a straight bat but gets an inside edge onto the pads. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head.
Hope is off the mark now! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
On the pads, it is worked towards square leg.
Almost! An inswinger to begin with by Thakur. It is slightly shorter. Lewis look to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads. The ball rolls beside the wicket. The batters go for a run. It is a race between Hope and Thakur. The latter gets to the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Had he hit, it would have been very close.
Shardul Thakur to bowl from the other end with the second new ball. He has been picked in the team for this game. Can he make an impact?
Good length ball outside off, Hope makes another leave. Excellent first over from Chahar, a maiden. Should've had a wicket to his name but not to be. 1/0
Wide outside off, Hope lets it be.
Shortish around off, punched towards cover.
DROPPED! KL Rahul, the centurion spills it down. A simple regulation chance for Rahul but he cannot hold on. A fuller length ball just outside off, Hope goes for the drive but gets a thick outside edge which goes towards Rahul. He moves towards his right. The ball comes right in and then goes out. He juggles to take in the second attempt but fails to do so. Chance for dismissing Hope for a golden duck goes abegging. How costly will this be?
Good length and on middle, Lewis looks to pull but gets hit high on the pads. The ball rolls towards short fine leg for a single.
Chahar starts with a good length ball outside off, Lewis lets it be.
We are back for the run chase! The Indian players are out on the field. The West Indian openers, Shai Hope, the centurion of the last game, and Evin Lewis, the man who missed out the first game due to injury, walk out to the middle. Deepak Chahar to start for the hosts. One slip for the left-handed Lewis. Here we go...