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India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI at Visakhapatnam: As It Happened

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IND vs WI Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

2nd ODI ODI, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, 18 December, 2019

India

387/5

(50.0) RR 7.74

India Virat Kohli (C)
India beat West Indies by 107 runs
West Indies Kieron Pollard (C)

West Indies

280/10

(43.3) RR 6.43

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21:16 (IST)

And that's that! Mohammed Shami dismisses Keemo Paul with a perfect yorker, and he's gone for 46 runs. With that, West Indies have been bowled out for 280, and India have levelled the series, winning the encounter by 107 runs. It's set up perfectly for the decider!

21:01 (IST)

Out! Khary Pierre is out for 21 runs, after holding out to Virat Kohli in the deep off the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja. India are just one wicket away from victory now, as the score reads 260/9.

20:57 (IST)

Keemo Paul is not giving up the West Indies cause easily over here. He has raced to 26 in an innings that has been littered with fours and sixes. At the end of 40 overs, the score reads 257/8.

20:46 (IST)

It's now a matter of when not if India will secure the win as Kuldeep Yadav continues to plod away at the batsman. He finishes with figures of 3/52 in his quote of ten overs, as the West Indies score now reads 235/8. Thirteen overs now remain.

20:34 (IST)

KULDEEP YADAV HAS TAKEN A HAT-TRICK! He follows up the dismissal of Hope with that of Jason Holder who is stumped, and then Alzarri Joseph who is caught behind at first slip, to take his second ODI hattrick of his career. Brilliant stuff here by the chinaman! The West Indies score reads 215/8.

20:26 (IST)

OUT! Shai Hope is gone for 78! He tries to heave away the ball over the boundary rope after getting down on one knee, but Indian captain Virat Kohli takes a superb catch in the deep to peg West Indies back again. The score reads 210/6.

20:14 (IST)

Mohammed Shami has struck twice in quick succession for India! He starts by taking the wicket of Nicholas Pooran, who is caught in the deep by Kuldeep Yadav. The very next ball, West Indies captai Kieron Pollard edges the ball to Rishabh Pant behind the stumps who gleefully takes the catch. Two in two, and India are right back into the game! West Indies are 195/5 in 30 overs.

20:03 (IST)

Nicholas Pooran has launched into Kuldeep Yadav, hitting him for a four and a six in consecutive deliveries. Kuldeep is an attacking bowler, and he always runs the risk of going for runs. But West Indies have taken the assault to another level and at the end of 29 overs, the score reads 192/3.

20:01 (IST)

Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran are going hammer and tongs at the Indian bowling attack, scoring at over ten an over for the last three overs as India look for that crucial breakthrough. Hope is taking Ravindra Jadeja head on, hitting him for consecutive sixes in his last over. At the end of 28 overs, West Indies are 181/3.

19:43 (IST)

Another good over for West Indies as they pick up 10 runs from Chahar's over. Hope and Pooran are set and looking to slowly up the ante. WI are 145/3 after 25 overs.

19:39 (IST)

SIX! Chahar comes into the attack after the dropped catch and off the first ball of the over Hope has sent it into the crowd behind long on. Shreyas Iyer dived but it was well beyond him. WI are turning it on now.

19:37 (IST)

Massive 15-run over from Jadeja, when he could have had a wicket. Pooran took a special liking to the spinner and took him to the cleaners apart from offering his wicket on a silver platter, which Chahar dropped. India disappointed and rightfully, but WI move along to 135/3 after 24 overs.

19:36 (IST)

SIX! Pooran takes on Jadeja once again and has gone flat and hard over mid on to a good delivery from the bowler. 

19:35 (IST)

DROPPED! Pooran's played the exact same shot right after that and he's miscued it but Chahar at the boundary has grassed it. Ravindra Jadeja is furious. 

19:34 (IST)

SIX! Now Pooran joins the party and hammers Jadeja back over his head. It's high and over the long off fielder. No chance on that.  

19:33 (IST)

Expensive 9 run over from Kuldeep with that maximum for Hope. India won't mind that, but West Indies need a few more of those big hits. WI are 120/3 after 23 overs and staring at defeat.

19:32 (IST)

SIX! Hope's gone down on one knee and lofted Kuldeep into the stands over the midwicket fence. The bowler is absolutely annoyed with himself. 

19:29 (IST)

Four and Four! First off the front foot, Pooran danced down the track and went through midwicket before rocking back and clobbering Jadeja through the covers of the back foot. Two more singles after that make it a 11 run over, along with a wide. WI are 111/3 after 22 overs. 

19:26 (IST)

Kuldeep completes his fourth over and has gone for just 9 runs so far, which is a testament to the pressure he and Jadeja have put on the Windies batsmen. WI are 100/3 after 21 overs. 

19:21 (IST)

Once again Jadeja hustles through his over and India are done with 20 overs of the innings. Just the three singles once again along with Shai Hope bringing up a well played half-century. He'd love some support here surely. WI are 98/3 after 20 overs.

India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI at Visakhapatnam: As It Happened

India vs West Indies 2nd ODI latest update: And that's that! Mohammed Shami dismisses Keemo Paul with a perfect yorker, and he's gone for 46 runs. With that, West Indies have been bowled out for 280, and India have levelled the series, winning the encounter by 107 runs. It's set up perfectly for the decider!

Preview: Not many might have expected this scenario, but one game in, West Indies have a serious shot at their first ODI series win against India in India since 2002.

West Indies beat India in the first game in Chennai by eight wickets, and head to the Visakhapatnam ODI on Wednesday (December 18) high on confidence. The rather easy manner in which they beat India at Chepauk will do them a world of good too, while putting doubts in India's game-plan.

India had posted 287 for 8 batting first, reviving from early setbacks through Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant's half-centuries. It seemed like a stiff target but Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope scored contrasting tons to make light work of the challenge. Hetmyer blasted 139 off 106 balls while anchor Hope remained unbeaten on 102 off 151.

It's West Indies fourth consecutive ODI win in India, and India's fourth consecutive ODI loss at home. West Indies look a different side under Kieron Pollard's leadership, the intensity and clarity in roles visible in the first ODI.

It's India who will be pondering their options and strategy now. It was a rare game in which each of their top three batsmen - KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma - failed, but the batting still managed to put up a competitive total through Iyer and Pant. Iyer showed once again why he's the best No. 4 option for India at the moment, while Pant found a good balance between attack and defence. Neither went on to score a century, but India will be pleased with their efforts given their struggles in the middle order in recent times. Kedar Jadhav played a handy knock too. Yet, India will want at least one of the top three to make it big, for that's when they are at their best.

It's the bowling that will worry India. None of them, barring Deepak Chahar with the new ball and Kuldeep Yadav to an extent, looked threatening. West Indies were clear in their plans to attack the part-time bowler Jadhav and all-rounder Shivam Dube; Jadhav was hit for 11 in one over while Dube had a nightmare debut conceding 68 in 7.5 overs. Hetmyer took a liking to Jadeja too, smashing him for four sixes in all.

It will be interesting to see if Dube holds on to his position, especially with Yuzvendra Chahal waiting in the bench. In all likelihood, India will turn to Kul-Cha to do the job which they couldn't in Chennai. Chahar had some issues with his back during West Indies' chase, and if he isn't available, India could go with Shardul Thakur.

West Indies don't have much to change. Their bowlers adapted to the slow pitch well; Sheldon Cottrell in particular was very good, getting both Rahul and Kohli in one over. India's top order batsmen didn't adapt to the sluggish track and West Indies cashed in.

Cottrell, Keemo Paul and Alzarri Joseph got two wickets each.

India and West Indies played an ODI at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam last year as well, with the match ending in a tie. If West Indies can go one step further, it will do a world of good to their revival plans.

Squads:

India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Shivam Dube, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal, Shardul Thakur

West Indies: Shai Hope(w), Sunil Ambris, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard(c), Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh, Khary Pierre, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Brandon King

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RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 3198 118
2 India 3765 118
3 Australia 3498 113
4 England 4326 106
5 South Africa 2499 96
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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