After Ajinkya Rahane's 3rd ODI ton, Bhuvneshwar and Kuldeep took 5 wickets between them to rip the heart out of West Indies batting taking India 1 up in the 5-match series. The 3rd ODI will take place on Friday in Antigua. We hope to see you again! Goodnight and thank you for tuning in today.
Highlights India vs West Indies 2017, cricket result, 2nd ODI: Visitors hammer hosts to win by 105 runs
Catch the live score and updates of the 2nd ODI between India and West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday.
OUT! Six and out. Shai Hope who was playing so well has to depart, chooses a wrong ball to sweep. He has played that shot really well but not this time. Great innings. Virat uses DRS to overturn on-field umpire's not out call. 2 in 2 for India.
OUT! Maiden ODI wicket for Kuldeep Yadav. It was coming! Evin Lewis was struggling at the centre. He comes down the ground to tonk the chinaman but misses it completely to get stumped. He takes the long walk back for 21.
FOUR! Over the waist, it has been called a no-ball. Jadhav gets it behind backward point. Poor bowling.
OUT! Kohli, gone for 87. Commentator's curse, tries to milk it over long on, but does not get hold of the slower one by Joseph. 13 short of a century. 87 off 66. Sensational innings.
OUT! Joseph gets his man on the last ball of the over! Pandya chases a wide ball, slices it to third man!
OUT! Cummins brings the ball in and is just enough to move the bails. The bails on the off stump lifts and settles exactly on the middle stump kicking the other bail out.
CENTURY! Gets a little low and creams it through the covers to get to his 100. Wonderful shot. Commendable innings.
FIFTY! Rahane brings up his 3rd half-century against the West Indies. 2nd on the trot. Cuts behind point for a good-looking shot to get there.
OUT! If there was any bowler who was asking any question, it was Nurse. Gives some flight, invites Dhawan forward and induces a mistake, the ball turns enough to get it pass Dhawan, Hope removes the bails quickly.
FIFTY! Another match, another fifty for Dhawan, his 21st in International cricket. Looks solid.
FOUR! Short by and Joseph and Rahane has helped it on its way, getting off the mark with a pull behind square leg.
Pitch Report: With early moisture on the pitch, there will be bounce in the pitch but no so much pace. Good choice of bowling first, it will not be very easy for the batsmen as the ball will grip and stop before coming onto the bat.
Windies XI: Evin Lewis, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Jason Mohammed, Roston Chase, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holde, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins.
India XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav
LIVE NEWS and UPDATES
Ajinkya Rahane, is adjudged the Man of the Match: I was really hungry today. Lovely to open with Shikhar as he is in great form and we understand each other well. We compliment each other well. The pitch was damp initially but we also wanted to play our shots. Me and Shikhar decided to play normal cricket till the 9th over and then take it from thereon.
Virat Kohli, India captain: Well, it was a complete performance. The openers set it up nicely and then it me and Rahane with Dhoni and Kedar at the backend. Jinx (Ajinkya) has been working hard but unfortunately couldn't get an opportunity in Champions Trophy, with Rohit and Dhawan going great guns. If I get 5 more runs for the team rather than I get my 13 runs that would make me happy.
Jason Holder, West Indian captain: We didn't bowl really well. The openers Shikar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane are quality players and they played some really good shots. We need to rethink (about the changes in the squad) as we go to Antigua after this. Unfortunately, we couldn't get the momentum going.
310 was always a tough ask for this West Indian side. The hosts never recovered after the loss of Kieran Powell and Jason Mohammed. Shai Hope's batting must be appreciated, his enterprising innings of 81 was ended by Kuldeep Yadav. The left-arm chinaman ended up with three wickets. Hope's wicket crushed whatever little chance Windies had and then everything was just India's way. West Indies didn't show any motive to win.
Latest update: India complete an 105-run victory over the hosts.
Preview: India, who dominated with the bat in the rain-affected first one day international (ODI), will look to carry forward their momentum when they take on the West Indies in the second match of the series at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday.
Put in to bat, India made a good start in the first ODI, with openers Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane putting up a 132-run partnership. But their efforts went in vain as rain played spoilsport with the match being abandoned.
With the sky likely to be overcast during Sunday's match also, both the teams will look to play more attacking cricket from the outset to offset the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method of setting a target.
In the last match, the visitors opted for the strategy of starting slow and keeping wickets in hand for the last. India only managed to score 199/3 in 40 overs before the skies opened up. Because of this, the hosts were given a revised target of 194 runs to chase in 26 overs - not an impossible task.
Apart from the openers, skipper Virat Kohli also clicked after a poor show in the summit clash of the Champions Trophy and will look to continue playing with the same momentum. But Yuvraj Singh's patchy form will be a concern for the Indian skipper while going into the second ODI.
The bowling department, which consists of pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Mohammad Shami, alongside spinners Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav, will be hoping for a rain-free day so that they get to flex their muscles in front of an inexperienced batting line-up.
The West Indies batting line-up with the likes of Evin Lewis (15 ODIs), Kieran Powell (38 ODIs), Shai Hope (14 ODIs) and Jason Mohammed (12 ODIs) may find it difficult to resist the formidable Indian bowling.
The Jason Holder-led side clearly struggled with their bowling in the rain-affected game and will have to come up with something special to combat the in-form India.
Pacer Holder, medium-pacer Alzarri Joseph and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo were amongst the wickets and will now be looking to improve their line and length in the coming game.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli (C), Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik.
West Indies: Evin Lewis, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope (WK), Kesrick Williams, Jason Mohammed, Jonathan Carter, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder (C), Ashley Nurse, Alzarri Joseph, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins
With IANS inputs.
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