West Indies failed to chase down 238 runs in the second ODI against India on Wednesday, courtesy Prasidh Krishna's figures of 4/12.
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India defeated West Indies by 44 runs in the second ODI between the sides on Wednesday. With the win, the Men in Blue also sealed the ODI series with a match to go. It felt they were 20-30 runs short when Suryakumar Yadav's 64 helped them post 237/9 in 50 overs, but Prasidh Krishna's sensational figures of 4/12 - his career best - saved India's blushes. Despite fight back from Shamarh Brooks (44), Akeal Hosein (34) and Odean Smith (24), West Indies got bundled out for 193 in their chase of 238 runs.
India have outplayed West Indies by 44 runs in the second ODI.
Prasidh Krishna bags the final wicket of West Indies by catching Kemar Roach plumb in front of the stumps.
Sundar has successfully trapped Odean Smith (24 off 20). The batter failed to connect to the ball properly and Virat Kohli at deep mid-wicket did well to hung on to the catch.
WI 193/9 (45)
West Indies need to score at a rate of 8 in the last 6 overs. If Odean Smith continues to fire, they can get there.
Washington Sundar bowls next.
WI 190/8 (44)
Three came off Yuzvendra Chahal's 10th over. He finishes his quota with figures of 1/45. He could have got a couple of wickets more but his ball at times turned enough to even beat the outside edge of Windies batters.
WI 179/8 (43)
West Indies need 62 runs off 48 balls. Yuzvendra Chahal comes to bowl the next over.
Odean Smith - This man has got awesome power and timing to score boundaries at will. First smoked Shardul's short ball over deep mid-wicket for a six and then played one straight down the ground for another.
WI 171/8 (40)
Akeal Hosein, who had held one end tight so far, falls to Shardul Thakur. It was a well directed bouncer at the body and Rishabh Pant took a good catch behind the stumps.
WI 159/8 (39.2)
India have finally managed to break the partnership. Mohammed Siraj is the man who came to their rescue. Fabian Allen departs after scoring 13 off 22.
Odean Smith comes in next.
WI 159/7 (39)
The partnership between Akeal Hosein and Fabian Allen is looking dangerous now. The two have added 39 runs for the seventh wicket to revive West Indies’ innings. It seems dew has arrived, this means India need wickets quickly.
West Indies need 82 more to win off 72 balls.
12 runs came off the last over bowled by Deepak Hooda.
West Indies need 103 runs more off the remaining 90 balls. Akeal Hosein and Fabian Allen have added 18 runs between them for the seventh wicket. India need just one more wicket to enter the tail of West Indies batting.
Dew hasn't arrived on the ground yet and Yuzvendra Chahal has been benefited the most by it. He has extracted a fair amount of turn from the pitch to unsettle the Windies batters in this innings.
WI 120/6 (31)
Deepak Hooda strikes in his very first over and he gets the big wicket of Shamarh Brooks (44 off 64).
WI 117/6 (30.5)
West Indies need 123 more to win off the remaining 20 overs.
Deepak Hooda has been given the ball.
27.1 - Shamarh Brooks edged Mohammed Siraj's deivery outside off and the empty slip cordon saw the ball racing to the third-man boundary. With the four, West Indies reached 100 runs.
WI 102/5 (28)
Despite an 11-run 25th over, the required run rate for Windies is 5.88. However, it is the loss of 5 wickets that would hurt them more. they need 147 more off the remaining 25 overs.
Needless to say, India are well in control of the game.
It's a big wicket for Shardul Thakur. Jason Holder departs after his short stay of 10 balls (2 runs) at the middle. Holder tried to pull Thakur over deep mid-wicket, but the extra bounce surprised him and got a top edge from his willow.
WI 76/5 (22)
Prasidh Krishna strikes again. He is on fire. And it's a big fish Nicholas Pooran (9 off 13). The southpaw was looking solid but he will have to go back to the dugout.
WI 66/4 (19.4)
Expectations must be high from off-spinner Washington Sundar as he had returned figures of 3/30 in the previous ODI against West Indies.
2 runs came off his over.
WI 65/3 (19)
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Chahal overstepped and Nicholas Pooran made sure he grabbed the opportunity with both his hands. The southpaw smoked Chahal's short ball into the stands on the free hit. 9 runs came off the 17th over.
WI 61/3 (17)
Here is the inevitable. Yuzvendra Chahal has trapped Shai Hope and India get a boost. This wicket was always coming considering the pressure put on the two batters - Hope and Shamarh Brooks.
Hope decided to release some pressure by taking on Chahal but only managed to hand a catch to Suryakumar Yadav at long-on. Needless shot.
WI 52/3 (16.2)
Indian bowlers have kept it tight since the fall of the first wicket. As a result, they have kept Windies under pressure. Prasidh Krishna has been impressive, while Chahal has also bowled beautifully, he is also getting fair amount of turn.
Following Prasidh Krishna's maiden over, Chahal supported him well from the other end by giving away just three runs in the 13th over.
WI 43/2 (13)
A decent start for Chahal as he gives away just two singles in the six balls.
WI 40/2 (11)
Yuzvendra Chahal has been given the ball. This is a testing time for him as the pitch doesn't have much help for the spinners and the dew will also arrive after sometime. It will be interesting to see his bowling figures after his quota of 10 overs will look like.
Not to go much far, here is his first over.
That's was a wicket maiden from Prasidh Krishna. His double strike has brought India back in the game.West Indies have lost the two wickets in span of just 6 runs.
WI 38/2 (10)
Prasidh Krishna gets another wicket. Darren Bravo is out. That's was an amazing review from captain Rohit Sharma.
Krishna bowled outside off to Darren Bravo from over the wicket and the bat-pad sound confused umpire Nitin Menon as he failed to notice the edge. But Rohit decided to go against it and it paid off.
WI 38/2 (9.1)
There is the first blood for India. Brandon King is out after scoring 18 off 20 balls. He was on attacking mode and dismissing him without much damage would please India.
Prasidh Krishna bowled it ouside off and eventually produced an edge from King's bat, thanks to the extra bounce from the pitch.
WI 32/1 (7.3)
After giving away just two runs from the first two overs, Shardul Thakur leaked 13 runs in his third over.
WI 28/0 (6)
Siraj also bowls one maiden over and West Indies have faced back-to-back overs without a run.
WI 5/0 (3)
5 runs came off the first over from Siraj, while Shardul Thakur bowled a maiden over following him. Given the target is not big, both Shai Hope and Brandon King can take their time to settle at the crease without much caring about the run rate.
Shai Hope and Brandon King open for West Indies, no experiment from the side in the opening slot. Mohammed Siraj bowls the first over.
India did well to recover from 43/3, riding on the 91-run partnership between KL Rahul (49) and Suryakumar Yadav (64). But they again lost the plot in between since the run-out of Rahul. Eventually, they failed to cross even 240, they might be at least 20 runs short
Odean Smith (2/29) and Alzarri Joseph (2/36) were the pick of the bowlers for West Indies.
Yes, Windies have an edge, but the game is still on as the pitch is not easy to bat on. Though there will be dew in the second innings, India have a potent bowling line-up to challenge West Indies.
See you guys in the second innings:)
Failing to live up to the expectations towards the end of the innings, India managed to score 237/9 in their stipulated quota of 50 overs.
This is brilliant bowling from West Indies. From bowling in right areas to placing the fielders at the right spot, they have been really impressive today.
IND 226/9 (48.1)
Just two overs remaining in the game. Hooda is unbeaten on 29 off 24. Can he take India to a respected total?
Mohammed Siraj also walks back to the dugout after edging one to Shai Hope.
IND 224/8 (47.3)
The last over was of 10 runs. It could have been an economical over but Jason Holder sprayed the ball down the leg side to Hooda who just directly the ball on the square leg boundary for a four.
Shardul Thakur loses his wicket to Alzarri Joseph. Good bowling from West Indies.
IND 212/7 (46)
Deepak Hooda played a beautiful lofted cover drive for a four to see India reach 200 runs. India collect a total of 9 runs from the 45th over bowled by Fabian Allen.
IND 205/6 (45)
31*, 53, 40, 39, 34*, 64 (most recent) - These are the scores of Suryakumar Yadav in the six ODIs he has been part of so far. He averages 65.25 in the format. Class was never a question for him, but now the consistency in his batting at the highest level is also evident. Long way to go.
Just 6 overs are remaining in the game. And this is the only proper batting pair. If India manage to add 40-50 runs from here, they can set a competitive total.
Washington Sundar thows his wicket away. He came out of his crease to take on Akeal Hosein but the smart spinner dragged back his length and all Sundar could do was to hand a catch to long-on fielder.
IND 192/6 (42)
With Shardul Thakur being the only reliable batter to come next, India would look for at least 60-70 runs in the last 10 overs.
This is the real test for Deepak Hooda who had scored 26* off 32 on his debut in first ODI against West Indies.
Suyakumar Yadav is out! He tried to play a sweep shot on the ball of Fabian Allen but found a top edge and handed an easy catch to Alzarri Joseph at short-fine leg.
Deepak Hooda comes next.
IND 177/5 (38.5)
Oh! This is pure class batting from Suryakumar Yadav. He hit Jason Holder for a four down the ground and then played him on square leg for another.
IND 175/4 (38)
Suryakumar Yadav has scored his second ODI fifty. He hasn’t looked as good as he would have liked, but he is still there and that is something which would worry West Indies. He needs to continue till the end to give India a competitive total. Well played, SKY!
IND 159/4 (35.3)
KL Rahul is run out. There was an easy couple but some miscommunication at the middle saw Rahul staying short of his crease when Shai Hope whipped off the bails at the striker's end.
Rahul's innings had got the much-needed pace and rhythm, but he just threw his wicket against the run of play. He departs on 49 off 48 laced with 4 fours and 2 sixes.
IND 134/4 (29.4)
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38 runs have come off the last 4 overs and India have got some good momentum, courtesy KL Rahul's counterattack. He is 44 off 43.
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Back-to-back boundaries for KL Rahul and India have crossed 100 runs in the 26th over. They were 43/3 at one stage with their heads against the wall, but this partnership has revived the innings.
IND 101/3 (26)
The boundary hit by KL Rahul in the last over came for India after a gap of 27 balls. The Rahul-Suryakumar duo has added 48 runs for the fourth wicket so far.
Suryakumar Yadav is unbeaten on 20 off 41 while KL Rahul is 18 off 32. The two have added 40 runs off 73 balls for the fourth wicket so far.
No doubt West Indies are in the driver’s seat in the game ... And had Hope held on to the catch of Rahul, the guests would have dictated the game. Nonetheless, they are still dominating the contest.
17.6: Shai Hope has dropped the catch of KL Rahul behind the stumps. Rahul's struggle at the crease had almost ended with it, but Hope made a blunder and dropped the regulation catch.
Suryakumar and KL Rahul have added 20 runs for the third wicket so far. The fact that the duo took 37 balls for the partnership would please Windies. The pitch seems to be a bit tough for batting with good help in it for bowlers. They are getting some extra bounce off it.
IND 63/3 (18)
Odean Smith's double strike has given West Indies an upper hand in the game. Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul have to play sensibly from here. Meanwhile, West Indies would look to take a couple of wickets more and pile on India's misery.
IND 47/3 (15)
Virat Kohli fails once again while chasing a delivery outside off. Odean Smith stuck to the plan and finally got the prized wicket of the former India skipper.
IND 43/3 (12) in deep trouble.
Odean Smith has got the wicket of Rishabh Pant. A pacy bouncer from him saw Pant lacking timing in his pull shot and handing an easy catch to Jason Holder on the on side.
IND 39/2 (11.1)
End of first powerplay and Windies have kept India well under control. Men in Blue lost Rohit early but Kohli and Pant have done a decent job by adding 28 runs.
9.1: Not a good first ball. Way outside off stump and Pant hits it for an easy four.
9.2: This was a good one from Odean. The ball rushed on to Pant and he was beaten for pace.
Only 4 runs came off the over.
Slow start for Rishabh Pant, he is 8 off 23. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, has looked good.
Barring 3-4 loose balls, the Windies bowlers have bowled well according to the plan.
India are 16/1 after the end of first five overs. Rishabh Pant has been silent so far. Not to take anything away from the Windies bowlers though, they have been disciplined, bowling in right areas.
That's a big big wicket for West Indies. Keemar Roach strikes early in the innings and India are 9/1 after 3 overs.
The ball was outside off and had extra bit of bounce. Rohit tried to work it to the third man and got a thick edge to wicketkeeper Shai Hope.
End of first over bowled by Kemar Roach. India are 5/0. Pant played just one of the six balls and got a single off it.
Wow, wow, wow! This game seems to be full of surprises. Not a single ball has been bowled and as the second surprise of the day, Rishabh Pant comes to open the batting with Rohit Sharma.
Let's see if the move works for India.
"Kieron (Pollard) isn't fit enough, has a niggle," informed stand-in skipper Nicholas Pooran after the toss.
Odean Smith replaces Pollard as the only change in the West Indies squad that played the first ODI against India. Meanwhile, India replace KL Rahul with Ishan Kishan.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
West Indies: Shai Hope (w), Brandon King, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c), Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach
Nicholas Pooran is leading the Windies. He wins the toss and opts to field first.
Team news next...
Deep Dasgupta and Ajit Agarkar with the pitch report for the broadcaster. And they expect the captain "winning the toss could opt to bowl first considering that dew will be a factor."
It's a different pitch.
Meanwhile, Pakistan have named Haris Rauf and Shan Masood in their 16-man squad for the Tests against Australia. The series starts in Rawalpindi on March 4.
Squad: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (vc), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Zahid Mahmood.
Reserves: Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah.
The IPL 2022 auction is three days away and India's young upstarts - Deepak Hooda, Mohammed Siraj and Prasidh Krishna will try and continue their good work in this series.
They may have beaten England at home but West Indies batting has been a concern. Jason Holder, who bats at No. 7, saved West Indies the blushes in the first ODI with a 57 off 71 balls. The top half of the West Indies need to fire.
India will be at full strength in the second IND vs WI ODI at Motera. Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer have recovered from COVID-19 but may still not play on Wednesday.
KL Rahul could replace Ishan Kishan and open the innings with captain Rohit Sharma.