IND vs WI 2nd ODI: Shikhar Dhawan-led India seals the 3-match ODI series after winning the second ODI by 2 wickets on Monday at Queen’s Park Oval ground. Unlike the first, West Indies batted first and managed to post a big score of 311 runs on the board. Openers, Shai Hope and Kyle Mayers gave the team a decent start, adding 65 runs for the opening wicket. Deepak accounted for the wicket of Mayers (39) to help India take the first wicket.
Shamarh Brooks then joined hands with Shai Hope and the duo, stitched another handy partnership. Brooks made 35 runs in 36 balls, while King got out for nought. But Shai Hope kept going and went on to score a century. He played a sensational knock of 115 runs in 135 balls, including 8 fours and 3 sixes.
Skipper, Nicholas Pooran, showed his class and produced a master-class knock of 74 runs in 77 balls. He was looking to score a big knock but Shardul Thakur cleaned his timbers in the 44th over. West Indies, in the end, managed to score 311 runs and gave India a target of 312 runs to win the game.
For India, Shardul Thakur was the pick of the bowlers, claiming 3 for 54 runs in 7 overs. In reply, Gill and Dhawan put on a 48-run partnership for the opening wicket before the latter got out in the 11th over off Shepherd. Gill, later, also got out off Mayers after scoring 43 runs in 49 balls, including 5 fours.
Axar Patel smashes match-winning half-century
Shreyas Iyer continued his fine form with the bat as he produced yet another handy knock of 54 runs in 51 balls, including 3 fours and as many sixes. Sanju Samson didn’t disappoint either as he made 54 runs in 51 balls. However, both of them got out at a crucial juncture in the game.
India was in trouble after losing Deepak Hooda in the 45th over with 256 runs on the board. However, an unbeaten knock of 64 runs in 35 balls from Axar Patel helped India chase down the score in 49.4 overs. The third and final ODI is slated to be played at Queen’s Park on Wednesday.