India vs West Indies, Highlights 2nd ODI: With Century, Shai Hope Helps Windies Tie Second ODI
Highlights, India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Shai Hope scored an unbeaten 123-run knock as Windies managed a tie in the second ODI in Visakhapatnam.
Riding on terrific century from middle-order batsman Shai Hope (123 not out), the Windies team salvaged a draw against India in the second one-day international (ODI) in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. The 24-year-old played brilliantly under pressure but failed to take his team across the line in a final-over thriller. With five runs required on the final delivery, Hope could only manage a boundary as both the teams ended on identical scores of 321. Chasing a tricky target of 322, the Windies team got off to a poor start as they lost openers Kieran Powell (18) and Chandrapaul Hemraj (32) early. Post the departure of the opening batsmen, Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer stitched together a crucial 143-run partnership for the fourth wicket, keeping their team in the hunt. Hetmyer was looking set for his fourth ODI ton but departed on the score of 94. After the departure of Hetmyer, skipper Jason Holder (12) and Hope shared another crucial 47-run stand, taking the team close to the target. Windies required 20 runs from the final 12 deliveries but failed to get past the Indian total. For India, Kuldeep Yadav was the most successful bowler as he clinched three wickets. India lead the 5-match series 1-0. (SCORECARD)
Earlier, in the first innings swashbuckling Virat Kohli produced another masterclass as India scored 321 runs for the loss of six wickets. Continuing his terrific run with the bat, Kohli notched up his 37th century in ODI cricket, scoring an unbeaten 157 of just 129 deliveries. After winning the toss, India opted to bat but got off to a poor start. Rohit Sharma(4) departed eraly hitting a poor shot, straight into the hands of the point fielder. Shikhar Dhawan (29), followed his partner soon, leaving the India in a spot of bother. But Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu stitched a terrific 139-run partnership taking the team out of trouble. Ambati Rayudu was looking in sublime form but got out bowled trying to heave on of the ball from Ashley Nurse. MS Dhoni (20) and Rishabh Pant (17) got dismissed looking to get some quick runs for the team but Virat Kohli remained solid at the other end. During his unbeaten knock, Kohli also became the fastest player to cross 10,000-run mark in ODI cricket.
2nd ODI, West Indies in India, 5 ODI Series, 2018, Oct 24, 2018
India tied with West Indies
Highlights Between India vs West Indies 2nd ODI, straight from Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
22:00 IST: Thank you for joining us on our live coverage of the second ODI between India and Windies.
Second ODI between India and Windies ends in a tie. India lead the 5-match series 1-0.
21:47 IST: Terrific battle in Vizag ends in a tie. Shai Hope hits a boundary on the final ball but fails to take his team across the line. Shai Hope remains unbeaten on 123 runs. Windies finish on 321 for the loss of seven wickets.
21:42 IST: OUT! Ashley Nurse goes for a cheeky shot but hits the ball straight into the hands of the third man fielder. Ambati Rayudu takes a sharp catch under pressure. Windies need 7 runs in 2 balls
21:40 IST: FOUR! Ashley Nurse gets the much-needed boundary for the Windies. Outside edge from Nurse's bat and the ball races to the third man boundary. Windies now require 9 runs from 4 deliveries.
21:36 IST: Terrific over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. Just six runs from it. Umesh Yadav will bowl the final over. Windies require 14 runs to win the match.
21:30 IST: 12 balls to go and Windies require another 20 runs to win with four wickets remaining. Mohammed Shami will bowl the penultimate over.
21:25 IST: OUT! Horrific running between the wickets from Shai Hope and Jason Holder. There was never a run there. Holder left the non-striker's end as soon as the ball left. Ambati Rayudu, at extra cover was quick on releasing the ball. Holder fails to return. He walks back after scoring 12 runs. WI 300-6 after 47.2 overs.
21:22 IST: FOUR! Full toss from Umesh Yadav and Shai Hope flicks the ball fine on the leg side to collect a boundary. Windies require another 27 runs from 21 balls. WI 299-5 after 46.4 overs.
21:12 IST: 100 for Shai Hope! What a knock this has been from the 24-year-old under pressure. Gets to his second hundred in ODI cricket. Windies require another 34 runs from 29 balls. WI 288-5 after 45.1 overs.
21:10 IST: FOUR! What a shot from Shai Hope. Over pitched delivery outside off from Mohammed Shami and Hope slams the ball over over mid-off to collect four runs. Hope is now batting on 97 runs. WI 276-5 after 43.4 overs.
21:04 IST: SIX! Colossal strike from Shai Hope. Hits Kuldeep Yadav over deep mid-wicket to collect six runs. Hope has now moved into the nineties with that strike. WI 276-5 after 43.4 overs.
21:01 IST: Excellent over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. Just two runs from it. Kuldeep Yadav comes back to bowl his final over. Windies require another 53 runs from 42 balls. WI 269-5 after 43 overs.
20:57 IST: Bowling change for India! Mohammed Shami comes in to replace Ravindra Jadeja. Windies require another 55 runs from 48 balls. WI 267-5 after 42 overs.
20:53 IST: Ravindra Jadega finishes his quota of 10 overs. Just two runs from his last over. He remains wicket-less in the match. Windies require another 61 runs from 54 balls. WI 261-5 after 41 overs.
20:47 IST: Terrific over from Ravindra Jadeja comes to an end. Just one run from it. Windies require another 65 runs from 66 balls. WI 257-5 after 39 overs.
20:39 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav gets the much needed breakthrough for India. Rovman Powell fails to read the googly from the chinaman. Guides the ball straight into the hands of Rohit Sharma at first slip. Kuldeep gets his third wicket. WI 253-5 after 37.3 overs.
20:36 IST: Bowling change for India! Ravindra Jadeja comes in to replace Umesh Yadav. Windies require another 73 runs from 84 balls. WI 249-4 after 36 overs.
20:30 IST: SIX! Colossal strike from Shai Hope. Back of a length delivery from Umesh Yadav. Hope rocks on to the back-foot and slams the ball to deep mid-wicket region to collect up six runs. WI 239-4 after 34.5 overs.
20:27 IST: FOUR! Terrific shot from Rovman Powell. Short pitched delivery from Umesh Yadav and Powell clubs it through deep mid-wicket to collect his first boundary of the match. WI 230-4 after 34.1 overs.
20:23 IST: Tight over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. Just three runs from it. Yuzvendra Chahal will continue from the other end. WI 224-4 after 33 overs.
20:13 IST: OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal gets the crucial breakthrough for India. Shimron Hetmyer departs after scoring 94 runs. Goes for the wild hoick on the leg side but mistimes the ball as it hurries onto him. Virat Kohli takes a simple catch at covers. A terrific 143-run partnership between Hetmyer and Shai Hope comes to an end. WI 221-4 after 31.5 overs.
20:09 IST: FOUR! Cracking shot from Shimron Hetmyer. Goes over the mid-off fielder to collect four runs. Full length delivery from Mohammed Shami and Hetmyer wasted no time on that one. The ball reached the fence in no time. Brutally struck from the left-hander. WI 218-3 after 30.5 overs.
20:03 IST: Expensive over from Kuldeep Yadav comes to an end. 10 runs from it. Windies also went past the 200-run mark in the over. They now require another 117 runs from 120 balls. WI 205-3 after 30 overs.
19:59 IST: 50 for Shai Hope! Back of a length delivery from Umesh Yadav and Hope punches the ball in the cover region and picks up the single. Gets to his seventh half-century in ODI cricket. WI 189-3 after 28.4 overs.
19:54 IST: Stumping appeal from MS Dhoni. Shai Hope misses the googly from Kuldeep Yadav and Dhoni takes off the bails in a flash. But replay clearly shows that Hope landed his back leg in time. Hope survives. WI 185-3 after 27.5 overs.
19:50 IST: Tight over from Umesh Yadav comes to an end. Just three runs from it. Windies require another 139 runs to win from 138 deliveries. WI 183-3 after 27 overs.
19:41 IST: SIX! SIX! Back to back sixes from Shimron Hetmyer. He has decided to go after the spinners. Hetmyer is timing the ball beautifully at the moment. Seventh maximum for the left-hander in the innings. 100-run partnership also comes up between Hetmyer and Shai Hope with that colossal strike. WI 178-3 after 25.3 overs.
19:38 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end the over from Umesh Yadav. Gloriously caressed through extra cover by Shai Hope. He collects his fifth boundary of the match. WI 162-3 after 25 overs.
Shimron Hetmyer has followed up his century in Guwahati with a fifty in Vizag! Windies are 162/3 after 25 overs, with 160 more needed to win - can they spoil the Kohli 10,000 party?#INDvWI LIVE https://t.co/gVFbHbvkYh pic.twitter.com/NQRArLI4EY— ICC (@ICC) October 24, 2018
19:32 IST: Six and fifty for Shimron Hetmyer! What a strike to get to his second half-century in ODI cricket. Hetmyer is enjoying his batting out in the middle at the moment. He is timing the ball beautifully against the Indian spinners. WI 156-3 after 23.4 overs.
19:31 IST: 150 up for the Windies! Shai Hope goes for a wild hoick against Yuzvendra Chahal but misses the ball. Collect two byes and Windies now have 150 runs on the board for the loss of three wickets.
19:29 IST: SIX! Another terrific strike from Shimron Hetmyer against Ravinfra Jadeja. Hits it with the spin and the ball sails over deep mid-wicket fence with ease. WI 147-3 after 22.3 overs.
19:21 IST: SIX! Colossal strike from Shimron Hetmyer. Into the second tier. Short ball from Ravindra Jadeja and Hetmyer clubs the ball to deep mid-wicket to collect six runs. WI 133-3 after 20.3 overs.
19:17 IST: Bowling change for India! Yuzvendra Chahal comes in to replace Kuldeep Yadav. WI 124-3 after 19 overs.
19:11 IST: Full toss and Six! Another loose delivery from Kuldeep Yadav and Shimron Hetmyer dispatches it over deep mid-wicket to collect six runs. WI 122-3 after 17.2 overs.
19:07 IST: Drinks break - Windies have 116 runs on the board for the loss of three wicket. Shimron Hetmyer (20) and Shai Hope (33) are currently at the crease for the team.
19:00 IST: 100 up for the Windies! Short ball from Kuldeep Yadav and Shimron Hetmyer hits it to long-on and collects a couple of runs. 100 comes up for the Windies in 15.1 overs for the loss of three wickets.
18:58 IST: FOUR! Short ball from Ravindra Jadeja and Shai Hope cuts it fine to collect four runs. It was a dangerous shot from Hope with a slip in place but but he manages to time the ball perfectly. WI 96-3 after 14.4 overs.
18:49 IST: SIX! First maximum of the the match for the Windies and Shai Hope. Hits Ravindra Jadeja straight down the ground. The ball sails over the fence with ease. Terrific timing on that one from the right-hander. WI 86-3 after 12.4 overs.
18:46 IST: OUT! What a comeback from Kuldeep Yadav. After getting whacked for a boundary on the previous ball, Kuldeep dismisses Marlon Samuels on the next delivery. Samuels had no idea about that one from the wrist spinner. WI 78-3 after 12 overs.
18:44 IST: Tight start from Ravindra Jadeja at the other end. Just two runs from his first over. Kuldeep Yadav will continue from the other end. WI 74-2 after 11 overs.
18:41 IST: Eventful over from Kuldeep Yadav comes to an end. Three boundaries and wicket from it. Ravindra Jadeja comes in to replace Mohammed Shami at the other end. WI 72-2 after 10 overs.
18:37 IST: OUT! What a delivery from Kuldeep Yadav. Googly from the wrist-spinner and Chandrapaul Hemraj fails to read it. The ball goes through between bat and pad and crashes onto the middle stump. WI 64-2 after 9.3 overs.
18:36 IST: Bowling change for India! Kuldeep Yadav comes in to replace Umesh Yadav. WI 60-1 after 9 overs.
18:29 IST: FOUR! The Windies batsmen are dealing in boundaries at the moment. Expensive over from Umesh Yadav comes to an end. 13 runs from it including a boundary on the final ball of the over. WI 55-1 after 8 overs.
18:27 IST: Four and 50 comes up for the Windies! Brilliant timing on that one from Chandrapaul Hemraj. Hits the ball straight down the ground to collect his fifth boundary of the match. WI 50-1 after 7.2 overs.
18:25 IST: FOUR! Terrific shot from Shai Hope on the final ball of the over from Mohammed Shami. Drives the ball to the left of Virat Kohli to collect his first boundary of the match. WI 42-1 after 7 overs.
18:20 IST: OUT! Mohammed Shami gets the first breakthrough for India. Kieran Powell pulls the short ball from Shami and hits it straight into the hands of Rishabh Pant in the deep. Dangerous Powell walks back after scoring 18 runs. WI 36-1 after 6.1 overs.
18:16 IST: FOUR! On the pads from Umesh Yadav and Chandrapaul Hemraj flicks the ball fine to collect his second boundary of the match. WI 32-0 after 5.3 overs.
18:14 IST: Tight over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. Four runs from it. WI 26-0 after 5 overs.
18:08 IST: FOUR! Short and on the pads from Umesh Yadav. Kieran Powell pulls the ball yet again to collect his third boundary of the match. Solid start from the Windies in the run chase. WI 21-0 after 3.4 overs.
18:05 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end the second over from Mohammed Shami. Short ball from Shami and Kieran Powell stands tall, hits over the in-field to collect four runs. WI 12-0 after 3 overs.
18:01 IST: Tidy start from Umesh Yadav at the other end. Just one run from his first over. WI 7-0 after 2 overs.
17:57 IST: First over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. Six runs from it. Umesh Yadav will share the new ball with Shami from the other end. WI 6-0 after 1 over.
17:53 IST: FOUR! On the pads from from Mohammed Shami and Kieran Powell flicks the ball through mid wicket to get his first boundary of the match. WI 6-0 after 0.3 overs.
17:52 IST: Kieran Powell and Chandrapaul Hemraj are out in the middle to start the run chase for the Windies. Mohammed Shami will start the proceedings for India.
India score 321 runs for the loss of six wickets. (Virat Kohli 157 not out, Obed McCoy 2-71)
17:23 IST: Indian innings comes to an end. Virat Kohli walks back unbeaten on 157 runs.
17:20 IST: 150 for Virat Kohli! Huge applause from the crowd in the stands. Gets to his fourth 150+ score in ODI cricket. Terrrific innings from the skipper. Virat has led his team from the front. IND 314-6 after 49.3 overs.
17:15 IST: OUT! Trying to up the scoring rate, Ravindra Jadeja goes for a wild hoick on the leg side. Mistimes the ball and the shot fails to cover the distance. Kieron Powell takes a simple catch in the deep. Obed McCoy gets his second wicket of the match. IND 307-6 after 48.5 overs.
17:11 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli is looking unstoppable at the moment. Another terrific strike from the Indian skipper on the off side. This time hits over the extra-cover fielder to end the over with the boundary. 300 also comes up for India with that shot. IND 303-5 after 48 overs.
17:08 IST: SIX! Virat Kohli is on fire! Sensational strike from the Indian skipper. Wide delivery from Keemar Roach and Kohli hits the ball over cover boundary to collect six runs. IND 291-5 after 47.1 overs.
17:02 IST: SIX! Colossal strike from Virat Kohli. First maximum of the match for Virat. Great timing on that one from the Indian skipper and it clears the fence with ease. Deposits Obed McCoy's delivery into the stands. IND 274-5 after 46.2 overs.
16:49 IST: 100 up for Virat Kohli! And what a shot to get to his 37th century in ODI cricket. Clubs the ball through covers to get to his century. Second century for Virat Kohli in the series. IND 253-5 after 43.5 overs.
16:46 IST: Review from India! Original decision is out from the umpire. Looked dead straight. And decision from the on-field umpire stays. Replay clearly show that the ball was hitting the middle stump. Rishabh Pant is OUT! He walks back after scoring 17 runs. Marlon Samuels gets his first wicket of the match. IND 248-5 after 43.3 overs.
16:43 IST: FOUR! Slower ball from Obed McCoy and Virat Kohli sights it early. Pulls the ball ferociously through deep square-leg to collect four runs. IND 246-4 after 42.5 overs.
16:38 IST: FOUR! Muscle and power on that one from Rishabh Pant. Wide delivery outside off from Obed McCoy and Pant clobbers it through extra cover region to collect his first boundary of the match. IND 242-4 after 42.1 overs.
16:28 IST: OUT! First wicket for Obed McCoy in ODI cricket. Foxes MS Dhoni with a slower delivery. Goes right between bat and pads and hits the top of the off-stump. Dhoni walks back after scoring 20 runs. IND 222-4 after 40.2 overs.
16:27 IST: 40 overs are up and India have 221 runs on the board for the loss of three wickets. Virat Kohli (89) and MS Dhino (20) are out in the middle for India. How many more can India score in the final 10 overs?
16:21 IST: Review from Windies! Original decision is not out. Ashley Nurse looks confident on that one but replay shows that the ball was just clipping the top of leg stump. The on field decision stays. MS Dhoni survives. IND 216-3 after 38.5 overs.
16:17 IST: SIX! What a strike from MS Dhoni. Dances down the track and slams Marlon Samuels straight down the ground to collect six runs. The ball struck the outer part of the bat but the power generated by Dhoni took it over the fence with ease. IND 211-3 after 37.5 overs.
16:12 IST: 10,000 runs for Virat Kohli in ODI cricket! What a moment this is for the Indian skipper. Pushes the ball towards long on and completes an easy single. Virat is now the fastest batsman to reach the landmark. Becomes the fifth Indian and 13th overall to score 10,000 runs in 50-over format. IND 197-3 after 36.3 overs.
16:09 IST: FOUR! Wide delivery outside off stump from Marlon Samuels and Virat Kohli hits it behind point to collect four runs. Brilliant timing on that one from the Indian skipper. Gets his eighth boundary of the match. IND 193-3 after 35.3 overs.
16:06 IST: Bowling change for Windies! Marlon Samuels comes in to replace Devendra Bishoo. IND 189-3 after 35 overs.
15:56 IST: OUT! Ashley Nurse gets the much needed breakthrough for the Windies. Ambati Rayudu goes for the big heave on the leg side. Misses and the ball crashes into the stumps. Rayudu walks back after scoring 73 runs. IND 179-3 after 32.2 overs.
15:54 IST: FOUR! Gorgeous drive from Virat Kohli against Devendra Bishoo. Places the ball perfectly between the cover and the extra cover fielders. That was a shot from a man in tremendous form. IND 177-2 after 31.5 overs.
15:50 IST: Tidy over from Roston Chase comes to an end. Just three runs from it. Devendra Bishoo comes back to replace Jason Holder. IND 169-2 after 31 overs.
15:39 IST: FOUR! Wonderful shot from Virat Kohli. Whips Jason Holder through mid-wicket region to collect his sixth boundary of the match. Beautiful use of the wrists. Times the ball to perfection. IND 163-2 after 29.3 overs.
15:28 IST: FOUR! Ambati Rayudu is in the fifth gear now. Hits Jason Holder over extra covers to collect another boundary. Rayudu is timing the ball beautifully. India cruising at the moment. IND 147-2 after 27.4 overs.
15:24 IST: Four and 50 for Ambati Rayudu! Pulls the short ball from Obed McCoy on the leg side to collect four runs. Gets to his ninth fifty in ODI cricket. Both Virat Kohli and Rayudu are batting with absolute ease at the moment. IND 138-2 after 26.3 overs.
15:20 IST: FOUR! What a shot from Ambati Rayudu. Flat bats the ball through extra covers to collect a boundary. Wide delivery from Jason Holder and Rayudu pounces onto that one in style. IND 131-2 after 25.5 overs.
15:16 IST: 50 up for Virat Kohli! Leading his team from the front yet again. Scores his 49th half-century in ODI cricket. Takes a quick single to get to his fifty. IND 124-2 after 25 overs.
15:07 IST: Dropped! And it's the big wicket of Virat Kohli. He tries to go over the top but mistimes the ball. Jason Holder at long off runs back, reaches bu fails to hold on to the ball. Bowler Obed McCoy is in disbelief. Virat survives! IND 116-2 after 22.4 overs.
14:56 IST: 100 up for India! After losing the openers early, both Virat Kohli (39) and Ambati Rayudu (27) have steadied the Indian innings. Both are batting terrifically at the moment. India reach the 100-run mark in 19.2 overs.
14:47 IST: FOUR! This time on the off side. Short and wide from Devendra Bishoo and Virat cuts the ball fine to collect another boundary. 50-run partnership comes up between Virat and Ambati Rayudu. IND 93-2 after 17.3 overs.
14:46 IST: FOUR! Boundary straight after the drinks break for Virat Kohli. Devendra Bishoo drifts onto the pads and Virat flicks the ball fine on the leg side to collect four runs. IND 89-2 after 17.1 overs.
14:43 IST: Drinks break - Another tidy over from Ashley Nurse comes to an end. Just four singles from it. The partnership between Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu has now moved on to 45 runs. IND 85-2 after 17 overs.
14:36 IST: 15 overs are up and India have 78 runs on the board for the loss of two wickets. Virat Kohli (23) and Ambati Rayudu (21) are out in the middle for India.
14:28 IST: FOUR! Beautifully driven from Ambati Rayudu. Marginally full from Ashley Nurse and Rayudu pounces onto that one. Places the ball in the gap to collect four runs. IND 61-2 after 12.5 overs.
14:25 IST: Tight start from Devendra Bishoo. Just three runs from his first over. Ashley Nurse will continue from the other end. IND 55-2 after 12 overs.
14:21 IST: Bowling change for Windies! Spin from both ends now. Leg spinner Devendra Bishoo comes in to replace Keemar Roach. IND 52-2 after 11 overs.
14:16 IST: First powerplay comes to an end and India have 49 runs on the board for the loss of two wickets. Virat Kohli takes a single to finish the tenth over.
14:09 IST: Review from Windies! Original decision is not out from the umpire. Off spinner Ashley Nurse looks confident on that one. And he is spot on. Shikhar Dhawan is OUT! Trapped right in front of the stumps. Replay clearly shows that the ball was hitting the top of leg stump. He walks back after scoring 29 runs. Both openers are back in the pavilion now for India. IND 40-2 after 8.4 overs.
14:03 IST: SIX! First maximum of the match comes from the bat of Shikhar Dhawan. Extra bit of bounce on that one from Keemar Roach and Dhawan goes after it. Upper cut takes the ball over the fence. IND 38-1 after 7.2 overs.
14:01 IST: Tidy first over from Ashley Nurse. Just two runs from it. Keemar Roach will continue from the other end. IND 32-1 after 7 overs.
13:58 IST: Bowling change for Windies! Off spinner Ashley Nurse comes in to replace Jason Holder. IND 30-1 after 6 overs.
13:53 IST: FOUR! Terrific shot from Shikhar Dhawan. Cuts the wide ball from Jason Holder through point region to collect four runs. Cracking shot from the left-hander. IND 29-1 after 4.5 overs.
13:48 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli is off the mark with a boundary. Keemar Roach bowls outside off and Kohli his the ball between point and cover fielder to collect four runs. Excellent timing on that one from the Indian skipper. IND 19-1 after 3.4 overs.
13:45 IST: OUT! Keemar Roach gets the first breakthrough for the Windies. Wide delivery outside off stump and Rohit Sharma hits the ball straight into the hands of Shimron Hetmyer at point. Centurion in the first match, Rohit, this time walks back after scoring just four runs. IND 15-1 after 3.1 overs.
13:41 IST: FOUR! FOUR! Back to back boundaries for Shikhar Dhawan. Jason Holder on both the occasions bowls on the pads and Dhawan easily flicks the ball on the leg side to collect consecutive boundaries. IND 13-0 after 2.4 overs.
13:39 IST: Tight start from Kemar Roach at the other end. Just one run from his first over. IND 5-0 after 2 overs.
13:34 IST: Four runs from the first over. Kemar Roach will share the new ball with Jason Holder from the other end. IND 4-0 after 1 over.
13:32 IST: FOUR! India are off the mark with a boundary. Jason Holder drifts on to the pads and Rohit Sharma flicks the ball towards fine leg to collect four runs. The ball races to the fence. IND 4-0 after 0.4 overs.
13:28 IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle for India. Skipper Jason Holder will start the proceedings for the Windies. One slip in place for Holder. Here we go!
13:12 IST: Playing XI for both the teams!
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
Windies: Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope(w), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder(c), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Obed McCoy
13:05 IST: Team news - India have gone in with one change. Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav comes in to replace Khaleel Ahmed. For Windies, Obed Mccoy will make his ODI debut. He replaces Oshane Thomas in the playing XI.
13:04 IST: Indian skipper Virat Kohli wins the toss and elects to bat against the Windies in the second ODI.
12:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and the Windies.
In Guwahati, India unleashed their batting might as Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma, arguably the two best batsmen in the 50-over game at the moment, smashed big hundreds in quick time. Finishing the game with eight overs to spare was a statement of sorts and another blow to the West Indies' morale. However, despite the convincing margin of victory, India will be better off with a bit of frugality from their bowlers at the Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.
Besides, India are unlikely to get enough opportunities to test their middle-order against this West Indies attack, what with the home team's top three batsmen in the mood to plunder runs. But the lack of enough game-time for their middle-order may not hold India in good stead in the run-up to the World Cup. As far as the upcoming match is concerned, Kohli knows his team is thin in the bowling department, and West Indies made full use of the weakness, though the visiting team's attack too, was taken to the task under lights. In the absence of 'death overs specialist' Jasprit Bumrah and the reliable Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the Indian seamers were not up to the mark at the Barsapara Stadium.