India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Shai Hope’s ton helped Windies tie the match in the last over, that went down to the last ball of the match and when he hit a boundary to help Windies stay alive in the five-match ODI tournament. Earlier, it was Man of the Match Virat Kohli’s 37th hundred that stole the show, as he became the fastest to reach the 10,000-run mark in ODI history, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly by a huge margin. Kohli’s innings was studded with 13 fours and four sixes. It was a not a free-flowing knock we are used to seeing with Kohli, initially, he worked the singles and doubles as India lost their openers early in the piece. He cut loose only after he got to the three-figure mark. Also Read - India vs Australia 2020 | We Played With Heart And Desire: Captain Virat Kohli on Losing ODI Series
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma (4) and Shikhar Dhawan (29) could not cash in on a placid wicket, but Ambati Rayudu made the most of his opportunity with a useful contribution of 73 off 84 balls to help India set a mammoth 322 for the Windies to get. Also Read - Match Highlights: India Beat Australia by 13 Runs in Canberra as the Three-Match ODI Series Ends 2-1
Ashley Nurse was the pick of the Windies bowlers as he scalped two wickets for 46 runs in his stipulated 10 overs.
Chasing 322, Windies got off to a steady start before Shami got India their first breakthrough with the wicket of Kieran Powell (18). Soon, Kuldeep Yadav was brought in and he got into the thick of things straight away. He dismissed Hemraj (32) and Samuels (13) to derail the visitors. Kuldeep finished with figures of 67/3 in 10 overs. At that point in time, it seemed India would crush them again, but Hetmyer and Shai Hope had other ideas. They counter-attacked the Indians and were successful in doing so. The duo stitched a 143-run stand to get Windies back in the hunt. Yuzvendra Chahal finally got India the breakthrough when Hetmyer top-edged a rank long-hop to Kohli. He was looking to smash that for a six and bring up his second hundred of the series but that was not to be as he was out for 94 off 64 balls.
From there it was up to Shai Hope to carry the battle forward. He also brought up his second ODI hundred off 113 balls. Holder was finally runout when the game was in the balance for 12 off 23 balls. It finally boiled down to 20 off 12 to win for Windies and that is when the touring side came up with a tie. It was a nerve-wracking match and went down to the last ball