IND vs WI 2nd ODI: Akshar Patel saved India from defeat. He scored an unbeaten 64 off 35 balls to give Team India a thrilling two-wicket victory. Batting first, West Indies scored 311 for six in 50 overs. In reply, Team India won the match by making 312 runs for eight wickets in 49.4 overs. Axar scored his maiden ODI half-century off 27 balls. Team India had to score eight runs in the last over to win.
Akshar gave the team victory by hitting a six off the fourth ball. Apart from Akshar, Shreyas Iyer scored 63, Sanju Samson 54, Shubman Gill 43 and Deepak Hooda 33 for India. Alzarri Joseph and Kyle Meyers took two wickets each for West Indies. India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. This is India’s 12th consecutive series win against West Indies.
Chasing the target, India made a decent start. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill shared a 48-run partnership. Dhawan became the victim of Ruther Shepherd in the 11th over after scoring 13 runs from 31 balls. Gill lost his wicket in the 16th over. He was caught and bowled by Kyle Meyers. Gill scored 43 runs in 49 balls with the help of 5 fours. The team was expecting a big innings from Suryakumar Yadav but he lost wickets cheaply. He scored 9 runs in 8 balls. Suryakumar hits a six. He was bowled by Meyers in the 18th over.
Iyer and Samson hit fifty
Team India was battling for 79 for three wickets, after which Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson played half-centuries. Both shared a vital partnership of 99 runs for the fourth wicket. Iyer was lbw by Alzarri Joseph in the 33rd over. He scored 63 runs in 71 balls with the help of 4 fours and 1 six. At the same time, Samson was run out in the 39th over. He scored 54 runs in 51 balls. He hit 3 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. This is his first ODI fifty. Samson’s wicket fell on the total score of 205.
Akshar won by hitting six
After Samson’s departure, Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel smartly took the Indian innings forward. Both shared a 51-run partnership for the sixth wicket, which was broken in the 45th over. Aqeel Hossain to Hooda. He scored 33 runs in 36 balls with 2 fours. Akshar shared 24 runs each for the seventh and eighth wickets between Shardul Thakur (3 off 6 balls) and Avesh Khan (10 off 12 balls) respectively. Thakur became the victim of sils in the 46th over, Alzarri and Avesh in the 29th over. India needed 8 runs to win in the last over bowled by Meyers. Akshar took a run off the second ball. Mohammad Siraj takes a single off the third ball. At the same time, Akshar gave India victory by hitting a six on the fourth ball.
This was the condition of West Indies innings
Electing to bat after winning the toss, West Indies team scored 311 runs in the allotted 50 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. The hosts got off to a good start. Shai Hope and Kyle Meyers added 65 runs for the first wicket. This partnership was broken in the 10th over after Meyers was caught and bowled by Deepak Hooda. He scored 39 runs in 23 balls with 6 fours and 1 six. After this, Hope shared 62 runs for the second wicket with Shamrah Brooks. Brooks became the victim of Axar Patel in the 22nd over. He scored 35 runs in 36 balls with 5 fours.
Hope and Captain Pooran added 117 runs
West Indies’ third wicket fell in the form of Brendan King, who was sent to the pavilion by Yuzvendra Chahal in the 23rd over. He could not open his account. Hope, along with captain Nicholas Pooran, took the lead after West Indies’ 3 wickets fell to a total of 130. Both shared a 117-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Pooran’s wicket fell in the 44th over, which was bowled by Shardul Thakur. He scored 74 runs after facing 77 balls. He hit 6 sixes and 1 four.
Hope scored century in 100th ODI
Hope completed the hundred by hitting a six in the 45th over. He scored his 13th century in the 100th ODI. At the same time, West Indies got the fifth blow in the form of Rovman Popwell (13 in 10 balls). He was dismissed by Shardul in the 47th over. Hope returned to the pavilion as the sixth player. He was caught by Shardul in his own net in the 49th over and caught by Axar Patel at long off. Hope played an innings of 115 runs in 135 balls with 8 fours and 3 sixes. Rother Shepherd remained unbeaten on 15 and Akil Hossain scored 6.