Blog By- Harinadh.A.S
Port of Spain: India defeated West Indies in the rain hit second One Day International. India made lead with the victory in the series 1-0. West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first. Ajinkya Rahane’s ton made the victory in India’s hands. Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan started the innings very well. The both made a partnership of 144 runs in the first wicket. Shikhar Dhawan scored 63 off 59 balls. He smashed ten 4s with a strike rate of 106.8. Ajinkya Rahane made his third ODI century for India. He scored 103 runs off 104 balls which included ten 4s and two 6s. He built a 97 runs partnership between captain Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli scored 87 runs off 66 balls, which included four 4s and four 6s.
Yuvraj Singh took 14 runs off 10 balls. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav stayed on the crease and finished well with each of them taking 13 runs. Kedar Jadhav took it with the help of six balls, while Dhoni used 13 balls. Indian total was 310 for 5 in 43 over. The 50 over game was reduced to 43 overs due to the chance for rain. Alzarri Joseph took two wickets for West Indies. He took the wickets of Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya (4).
West Indies started with the wicket of Kieran Powell in the third ball of the first over by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. Second wicket also lose for them in the third over which was also bowled by Bhuvi. Shai Hope, opener played well and scored 81 off 88 balls which included five 4s and three 6s. Other batsmen defended the bowlers, but they also went back to the gallery. Roton Chase(33*) and Ashley Nurse(19*) finished the game for 205 in 43 overs.
Kuldeep Yadav took three wickets – Evis Lewis(21), Shai Hope and Jason Holder(29). Bhuvi took two wickets from five overs with a maiden over and giving just nine runs from it, that means he given only 1.8 runs per over! Hardik pandya also given only 3.6 runs in over too! Ravichandra Ashwin Took the remaining wicket of Jonathan Carter(13).
India won by 105 runs and Ajinkya Rahane became the ‘MAN OF THE MATCH’
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