India win 2nd ODI against West Indies to take unconquerable 2-0 lead

By Piyush

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Rohit Sharma-led India have booked the ODI series by defeating West Indies by 44 runs in the 2nd match to take an unconquerable 2-0 lead

In trail of 238, West Indies began admirably with Brandon King and Shai Hope getting to 31 after 7 overs. Then, Prasidh Krishna knocked their innings by discharging Brandon King (18) and Darren Bravo (1) in consecutive overs.

Hope continued to score but his knock of 27 was ultimately brought to an end by Yuzvendra Chahal. Krishna came back for a second spell and struck right away by discharging Pooran on 9 to leave WI 4 down.

The visitors were in distress as Shardul Thakur expelled Jason Holder on 2 just 2 overs later. Brooks resumed to play the major role from one end and moved into the 40s to keep his side up.

Nevertheless, he was sent off on 43 when Deepak Hooda captured his maiden ODI wicket to hinder the opposition’s progress. Akeal Hosein (34) and Fabian Allen (13) appended 42 runs for the 7th wicket prior Mohammed Siraj eradicated the latter. Immediately, Thakur got Hosein to leave WI 8 down.

Just when it looked like packing-up, all-rounder Odean Smith striked to keep WI alive. But the pleasure didn’t last longer as Washington Sundar got him on 24 prior Krishna grabbed Roach on 0 to earn his 4th wicket and finished the Windies out for 193.

Untimely, India set West Indies a target of 239 in 50 overs. The first innings started with Rishabh Pant opening the batting with Rohit Sharma. The opening stand did not last long as Kemar Roach disbanded Rohit on 5. Virat Kohli (18) and Rishabh Pant (18) then added 30 runs for the second prior Odean Smith knocked the hosts by withdrawing both the batters in the same over.

KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav augmented a 50-run stand in 83 balls. They appended a total of 91 before Rahul was sent off on 49.

Akeal Hosein then sent off Sundar on 24 before Alzarri Joseph grabbed two quick wickets to leave India 8 down. Deepak Hooda, the last remaining wish, scored 29 prior Jason Holder got his wicket.

In the end, team India posted 237/9 in 50 overs.

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