India Vs West Indies 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam: By hitting excellent 28th ODI hundred and 7th consecutive for this year, Rohit Sharma becomes the highest individual scorer among all over world teams. Before that only Sachin Tendulkar has scored more hundred than Rohit Sharma in a year.
- In this 2nd ODI against West Indies, Rohit Sharma hits the 28th hundred of his career
- India scored a huge score of 387/5 with batting first & to win comfortably in the end by 107 runs
- In international cricket, Kuldeep Yadav became the first Indian bowler to pick up more than one hat-trick
- India has leveled the series with 1-1 against West Indies after their massive win in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday
A century for both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul and a hat-trick for Kuldeep Yadav, in the end, helped finely for India to bowl out West Indies on 280 runs and brought a win for India with 107 runs and got level the series 1-1 in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.
In the previous match of this series top order of India failed in Chennai but yesterday in 2nd ODI Rohit Sharma (159) and KL Rahul (102) came with heavy falling of runs to beat the West Indies bowlers and help India to set a huge target of 388. While chasing the target West Indies kept themselves sometimes in competition but the pace bowler Shami (3-39) breaks the good partnership of Pooran (75) and Keemo Paul (46) after that Kuldeep picked hat-trick and throws the West Indies off the track.
Kohli said that he is happy that the team is able to put up big totals batting first in recent matches. He said, “I think what has been good in the last three games, including the one at Wankhede and the first two ODIs, is that we have batted pretty well in the first half.”
“Batting second has never been as issue. We’re one of the top sides if not the best while chasing. It is always good to see the team getting 40-50 runs extra than what you would’ve thought at the start of the innings.”
“I think it all boils down to the good foundation. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were outstanding, the opening set it up. Shreyas and Rishabh, the way they played and scored 55 runs in two overs… it was a fantastic hitting.”
“It’s been very nice to see the way we batted first, especially after losing the toss. It shows we’re not reliant on the toss. We want to bat the opposition out of the game if we bat first,” Kohli said.
It was a rare failure for Captain Virat Kohli (0) but the crowd at the YSR Reddy Stadium was not disappointed with Pant 39(16) and Shreyas Iyer 53(32) hit eight sixes between them in a span of four overs to ensure the score will be more than 380.
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