India crushes West Indies by 105 runs in second ODI; takes lead of 1-0 in five match series
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 26-Jun-2017

Trinidad, June 26: India registered a commanding win over West Indies by 105 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Queen's Park Oval Stadium and took the lead of 1-0 in a five-match series on Sunday. India produced an all-round performance to register a massive win over West Indies even though the match was reduced to 43 overs-a-side due to rain. 

 

West Indies after winning the toss invited India to bat first. India’s strong batting line-up gave a strong performance and posted their 96th 300-plus total in the ODIs. Opener Ajinkya Rahane slammed a brilliant century while skipper Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan made breezy half-centuries. India posted a challenging total of 310/5 in a stipulated 43 overs.

Rahane spearheaded the Indian innings with 103 runs off 104 balls. Kohli plundered 87 runs off 66 deliveries with four boundaries and an equal number of sixes. Dhawan scored 63 runs off 59 balls. Pacer Alzarri Joseph was the most successful among the West Indies bowlers with figures of 2/73.

In reply, West Indies could only manage to score 205/6 in their allotted 43 overs. Shai Hope was the only West Indies batsman who showed some sort of application with 81 runs off 88 deliveries. But the rest of the West Indies batsmen were not able to face Indian bowlers. Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 3/50. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was exceptional, giving away only nine runs in his five overs while clinching two top order wickets.

However, the first ODI which was also held at this very same venue had to be abandoned due to heavy rain. The third match will be played on Friday at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. The match will start at 6.30 p.m. Indian Standard Time.