India vs West Indies, Highlights: Shai Hope ton helps Windies tie the match in the last over went down to the last ball of the match and he hit a boundary to help Windies tie the match. With India’s batting in red-hot form, they were looking to extend their dominance and take a 2-0 lead against the West Indies when the two sides lock horns in the second One-day International (ODI) on Wednesday. In the five-match series, Virat Kohli and Co. have won the first ODI in Guwahati with ridiculous ease despite the Windies managing to post a mammoth total of 322/8 thanks to Shimron Hetmyer’s swashbuckling century. Also Read - Pakistan Captain Babar Azam Talks About Comparison With Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma (151 not out) and Virat Kohli (140) helped the hosts gun down the target with 47 balls to spare, smashing a few records in the process. If captain Kohli adds another 81 runs to his already peerless tally, he will become the fastest batsman to 10,000 runs in this format, surpassing batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar took 259 innings to reach the landmark while Kohli has so far batted 204 times. Also Read - Don’t Think Captaincy a Burden For Virat Kohli: Harbhajan Singh Feels Indian Skipper Leads From Front
On a flat deck, Indian bowlers did not fare well but the top order took the game away from their rivals in style. Under fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni will look to get some runs in the second ODI but against this toothless Windies attack, it is unlikely whether the veteran stumper, who is not in the best of form, will get an opportunity to bat.
India could draft in chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who did not play in the opening game, to replace Khaleel Ahmed, who looked out of sorts against Hetmyer. For the visitors, the seasoned Marlon Samuels is part of the squad but he perished quickly in the first match.
Pace spearhead Kemar Roach is back after missing the Test series due to bereavement in the family, but he could not inspire the team first up. Roach will get another opportunity on Wednesday, and so will the likes of Devendra Bishoo, and skipper Jason Holder himself. (Read Full Preview – 2nd ODI)