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India Level Series With 107-Run Win Against West Indies In 2nd ODI

Visakhapatnam: Hat-trick hero Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami backed the efforts of the Indian batsmen because the hosts beat West Indies by 107 runs within the second ODI that was performed on the VDCA stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. India have thus levelled the three-match collection 1-1 and the decisive third ODI will likely be held in Cuttack on Sunday.

The West Indies had been set a goal of 389 by India with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scoring centuries as a part of a 227-run opening stand. The guests began the chase properly with a 61-run stand between Shai Hope and Evin Lewis. Shardul Thakur bought the breakthrough off the final ball of the 11th over with Lewis mistiming a pull proper down the throat of Shreyas Iyer.

Shimron Hetmyer, who scored 139 within the earlier match, changed Lewis however his keep didn’t final lengthy primarily due to an excellent fielding effort from Shreyas. He first stopped the ball from racing to the boundary in extraordinary style, tumbled over the ropes and recovered earlier than gathering the ball and finishing a gun throw to the non-striker’s finish. Jadeja, who was bowling the over, collected the throw and whipped away the bails promptly to finish the run out. Hetmyer might solely make 4 runs off seven balls.

Jadeja then dismissed Roston Chase with a virtually unplayable supply in his subsequent over. Nonetheless, Nicholas Pooran then performed a counter-attacking innings to shift the stability in favour of the guests. With a strong Hope holding up one finish, Pooran went after the Indian bowlers.

The pair put up 106 runs for the fourth wicket, most of which had been scored by Pooran. He went after India’s wicket-taking bowlers and momentarily put West Indies on cruise mode. Nonetheless, Mohammed Shami effected a turnaround within the 30th over with consecutive wickets.

He first managed to get a high edge off Pooran after which the ball ballooned up within the air. Kuldeep made no mistake with the catch and Pooran needed to stroll having made 75 runs off 47 balls. Shami then bought West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard off the very subsequent ball. Earlier, Pollard’s counterpart Virat Kohli had been dismissed for a golden duck too, thus making this the primary time in an ODI that the captains of each groups had been dismissed off the primary ball they confronted.

Shami didn’t get a hat-trick however that’s precisely what Kuldeep ended up doing two overs later. The primary man to fall was Hope, who went for a sweep off the third ball of the over hoping to get it over the boundary however Indian captain Virat Kohli caught it proper on the fringe of the boundary. He walked on 78 off 85 balls.

Kuldeep then deceived Jason Holder in flight with a googly. The all-rounder missed it altogether and dragged his ft out of the crease. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was alert to it and knocked off the bails whereas Holder’s foot was nonetheless within the air.

Kuldeep then bowled a flawed’un from across the stumps in direction of new batsman Alzarri Joseph. The ball took a thick exterior edge and Kedar Jadhav did properly to carry on to it at second slip.

Keemo Paul anchored the tail and fell 4 runs wanting his maiden ODI fifty to a Mohammed Shami yorker which marked the tip of the West Indies innings. Paul shared a 50-run stand for the ninth wicket with Khary Pierre and added 20 for the final wicket.

Earlier, Rohit and Rahul’s huge opening stand was backed up by an astonishing late assault from Pant and Shreyas. Whereas Rahul (102) was dismissed in the identical over that he raised his hundred, Rohit carried on and seemed primed for a document extending fourth ODI double ton. Nonetheless he fell on 159 to Sheldon Cottrell within the 44th over.

That was solely the beginning of the ache for West Indies nonetheless as Pant got here in and made his intentions clear with a six off the second ball he confronted. He hit one other six two balls later after which a single to take strike as Cottrell got here again for the 46th over.

Pant hit two sixes and three fours in that over, thus taking 24 runs off it. Iyer gave Chase an excellent worse pasting within the subsequent, smashing 4 sixes and a 4. 31 runs had been scored off the 47th.

Pant was dismissed within the subsequent over and Iyer after that whereas Kedar Jadhav hit three fours off the final one as India simply didn’t cross the 400-run mark.

Temporary scores: India 387/5 (Rohit Sharma 159, KL Rahul 102; Sheldon Cottrell 2/83) vs West Indies 280 (Shai Hope 78, Nicholas Pooran 75; Mohammed Shami 3/39)

(IANS)

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