Once again the rains caused a 2 hours delay before the start of the 2nd ODI between West Indies and India. Thankfully the skies cleared up and overs were reduced to 43 per side. The Indians were victorious against the West Indians winning by a massive 105 runs.
Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan gave the Indians a great start batting first. These two had a 114 runs partnership at the start with Dhawan contributing 63 runs an Rahane 46 runs. They punished the bowlers to all parts of the oval blasting shots pretty easily. Success came in the 19th over for the West Indians as Dhawan was stumped by wicket-keeper Shai Hope with the bowling of Ashley Nurse. Standing at the crease for the Indians now were captain Kohli and Rahane, who continued to bloom their innings. Rahane added yet another century to his named before he was bowled by Miguel Cummins, he departed on a brilliant 104 inclusive of 10 4s and 2 6s. Kohli was dismissed on 87 runs from 66 balls. The Indians ended their innings on 310-5 from their 43 overs. Just imagine what the total will look like if they played an entire 50 overs, hmmmm….380-400.
Chasing a huge total the Caribbean men were crippled from the start. Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck in the first over with the third ball removing opener Kieran Powell as he clipped one to wicket-keeper MS Dhoni, he went for a golden duck. Third over Kumar got another wicket removing Jason Mohammed who also went for a duck. West Indies struggling at 2-4. Shai Hope and Evin Lewis tried to get a momentum going for the Windies, having a third-wicket partnership of 89 runs. This didn’t last long though as newbie for India Kuldeep Yadav, playing in his second helped tremendously with the demolishing of the West Indian batsmen. After the 43 overs were bowled the Windies only managed to put up 205-6, Shai Hope top scored with 81 runs.
The series now move to Antigua for the 3rd ODI.