Latest Cricket News – India defeated the West Indies by 59 runs based on the Duckworth Lewis rule in the second match of the three-match ODI series. In this match played at Queen’s Park Oval ground in Port of Spain, India won the toss and decided to bat first and scored 279 runs for 7 wickets in the prescribed 50 overs, in response to which the West Indies team scored 210 runs in 42 overs. She was out. The rain disrupted the match twice. When the rain interrupted the second time during the Windies’ innings, the umpires imposed the Duckworth Lewis rule and revised the target to 270 runs in 46 overs, in response to which the Windies team were reduced to 59 runs.
For India, captain Virat Kohli (man of the match) played a brilliant century. He contributed 120 runs in 125 balls with the help of 14 fours and a six. Apart from Kohli, Shreyas Iyer also played a valuable innings of 71 runs in 68 balls. During this time, 5 fours and a six came off his bat. Rohit Sharma scored 18 (34 balls) and Rishabh Pant scored 20 (35 balls). Talking about West Indies batting, Evin Lewis scored 65 runs in 80 balls with the help of 8 fours and a six, while Nicholas Pooran smashed 42 off 52 balls. Chris Gayle could not do anything special and went on to score just 11 runs.
Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar also contributed to India’s victory. He gave 4 runs to the West Indies players for 31 runs in 8 overs. Mohammed Shami (39 runs in 8 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (59 runs in 10 overs) scored two each, while Khalil Ahmed (32 runs in 7 overs) and Ravindra Jadeja (15 runs in 4 overs) took one wicket each. Talking about West Indies bowling, Carlos Brathwaite dismissed 3 Indian batsmen for 53 runs in 10 overs. Jason Holder (53 runs in 9 overs), Rooster Chase (37 runs in 10 overs) and Sheldon Cottrell (49 runs in 10 overs) took one wicket each.
Kohli’s century gives India the target of 280 runs for the Windies
With the help of world number one batsman and captain Virat Kohli (120), the 42nd century of his career, India set a challenging target of 280 runs to win in front of West Indies in the second ODI match being played at Queens Park Oval ground here on Sunday.
India won the toss, batting first and scored a strong 279 runs for seven wickets. The Indian team started off the innings with a poor start and Shikhar Dhawan (2) was already walking on the third ball of the over. After this, Kohli shared 74 runs for the second wicket with Rohit Sharma (18) to take India out of the crisis.
After Rohit’s dismissal, Rishabh Pant (20) was also dismissed as the third batsman on the team’s total score of 101. From here, Kohli and Shreyas Iyer (71) shared a century of 125 runs for the fourth wicket to take the team beyond 200. Kohli was dismissed as the fourth batsman on the team score of 226. He hit 14 fours and a six in a century of 125 balls. Kohli’s eighth century against the West Indies. Apart from this, this is his 20th century as a captain.
The game was halted for some time due to rain after Kohli was dismissed. When the game resumed, Iyer again became the victim of Captain Jason Holder. He hit five fours and a six off 68 balls and completed his third half-century of his career. Kedar Jadhav contributed 16 runs with the help of two fours on 14 balls and Ravindra Jadeja contributed 16 not out with the help of fours in 16 balls. Bhuvneshwar Kumar scored one and Mohammad Shami scored three not out.