India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: India captain Virat Kohli finished a keep running of 10 matches without a century, setting the stage for his group’s 59-run (DLS) triumph over the West Indies in a downpour hit second one-day match at Queen’s Park Oval.
Kohli went far towards supporting his choice to bat first with a normally self-assured innings of 120 off 125 conveyances, with 14 fours and four sixes decorating his 42nd ODI hundred as India totalled 7-279.
Set an overhauled objective of 270 off 46 overs when downpour intruded on play during their pursuit, West Indies were on course at 4-179 in the 35th over yet then collided with 210 full scale with four overs to extra as seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar set off the slide with figures of 4-31.
Kumar’s first wicket was close to the beginning of the innings when he expelled Chris Gayle, the hard-hitting opener falling for only 11 in spite of the fact that it was sufficient to take him past Brian Lara for the most keeps running in ODI cricket by a West Indian, a record which presently remains at 10,409.
It was additionally Gayle’s 300th ODI, making him the principal West Indian to arrive at that milestone.
Following a no-result from the downpour destroyed first ODI in Guyana three days sooner, India will protect an unassailable 1-0 lead going into the last match, additionally at Queen’s Park Oval, on Wednesday.
Man of the Match Kohli got magnificent help from Shreyas Iyer who contributed 71 and included in a 125-run fourth-wicket remain with his captain.
As their organization advanced through the center overs of the innings an absolute closer to the 300-run imprint appeared to be unavoidable.
Anyway Kohli’s expulsion to Carlos Brathwaite in the 42nd over set off a little breakdown and the West Indies held their order through the last overs in yielding 67 keeps running in the course of the last 10.
Brathwaite was the best of the bowlers, completing with figures of 3-53 off 10 overs.
Sheldon Cottrell got the West Indies off to a brilliant begin when he caught Shikhar Dhawan leg-before in his first finished.
Kohli’s eighth ODI hundred against the West Indies and second in progression in the Caribbean underlined the two his preeminent class and greedy hunger for runs.
At no time in his innings was he vexed and it was distinctly with his downfall, pursued intently by Iyer being bowled round his legs by West Indies chief Jason Holder, which facilitated the mounting weight on the home side.
With the early loss of Gayle and after that Shai Hope, West Indies depended on Evin Lewis to keep them in the chase for the difficult objective
In spite of tweaking a lower leg and requiring treatment on the field, the opening batsman kept his collaborate with the required rate in top-scoring with 65.
Anyway left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav rejected the forceful Shimron Hetmyer and after that Lewis to tilt the parity for India.
Nicholas Pooran, the West Indies’ exceptional batsman at the World Cup, stroked his approach to 42 however it was his rejection off Kumar which set off the conclusive slide as four wickets fell for only three keeps running in about three overs.