IND vs WI 2nd ODI: India Won by 2 wickets

IND vs WI 2nd ODI: India Won by 2 wickets
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IND VS WI 2nd ODI: In the second ODI, India Won by 2 wickets thanks to Patel’s brilliant innings. West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and decided to bat first. West Indies scored 311 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs, with Shai Hope’s century in the 100th ODI.

India got the target of 312 runs, which the team achieved in the fourth ball of the last over
Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, and Axar Patel scored half-centuries for India. Axar Patel also got the title of Player of the Match, he also took a wicket. India has also captured the series by winning this match by two wickets.

Hope becomes 10th batsman to score a century in his 100th ODI

Hope, who was dismissed cheaply in the first ODI, played the role of an opener very well. He put on 65 runs for the first wicket with Kyle Meyers (39 runs) and then 62 runs for the second wicket with Shamrah Brooks (35 runs). After the dismissals of Meyers and Brooks, Shai Hope found a good partner in captain Pooran as the duo put on a 126-ball 117 for the fourth wicket. Pooran scored 74 runs in 77 balls with the help of six sixes.

Hope was dismissed in the 49th over, hitting eight fours and three sixes in his 135-ball knock.
Hope completed his century by hitting two sixes off two balls of Chahal. Rovman Powell (13 not out) and Romario Shepard (14 not out) took West Indies past the 300-run mark. West Indies added 93 runs in the last 10 overs.

Hope appeared in good form in his 100th ODI and made some excellent shots on the off-side and completed his hundred in the 45th over with a six.

After winning the toss, West Indies got off to a good start by Hope and Meyers. Meyers batted aggressively, hitting the debutant charge for boundaries in the fourth and sixth overs as the Indian bowler conceded 36 runs in his first three overs. Meyers hit a four and a six off Thakur in the first two balls. Siraj, however, bowled tightly in the opening spell. Hooda got the team’s first success by dismissing Meyers.

Shardul Thakur, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, and Yuzvendra Chahal got wickets for India

Shardul Thakur (3 for 54) had already lost 13 runs in the first over but made up for it by taking three wickets. Avesh Khan could not do well in his debut, conceding 54 runs in six overs. Although Mohammad Siraj could not take any wicket he conceded 46 runs in 10 overs from a maiden.

Axar Patel (1/40) and Deepak Hooda (1/42) bowled well while Yuzvendra Chahal (1/69) picked up a wicket but proved to be a bit expensive.

Chahal did not even allow Brandon King to open the account and showed the way to the pavilion. Hope and Pooran together took the team’s score to 150 runs by the 28th over. Pooran completed his half-century in the 39th over after hitting two lofty sixes on Chahal. Pooran hit another six on Patel to complete a 100-run partnership with Hope till the 42nd over. The West Indies captain then hit the sixth six of his innings on charge. But Thakur ended the partnership by bowling him.