India vs West Indies 2nd ODI 2019: India beat West Indies by 59 runs
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Virat Kohli completed his career’s 42nd century in the 2nd ODI match against the West Indies
Team India won the second ODI by 59 runs against the West Indies. In this rain-affected match, India batting first gave the target of 280 runs to the West Indies, but due to rain, this target was reduced to 270 in 46 overs, but the West Indies innings was reduced to 210 runs in 42 overs and India won the match by 59 runs. With this victory, Team India has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The first match was canceled due to rain.
Virat Kohli’s century partnership with Shreyas Iyer
Captain Virat Kohli was instrumental in India’s victory. Virat Kohli completed the 42nd century of his career. After winning the toss, the Indian team started to bat first and got worse towards each time. Shikhar Dhawan again returned to the pavilion cheaply. Dhawan scored just 2 runs. Rohit Sharma also lost his wicket on a personal score of 18 runs. After this, Virat Kohli took over the innings with an important partnership with Rishabh Pant and then with Shreyas Iyer and also completed the 42nd century of his career. Virat scored 120 runs in 125 balls, in which he also hit 14 fours and 1 sixer.
Shreyas Iyer studded half-century
Shreyas Iyer also smashed 71 runs with Virat Kohli. This innings of Shreyas Iyer, who is busy making his place in the team, will be very important for his upcoming matches. Shreyas hit 5 fours and 1 six during his innings. Rishabh Pant scored 20 runs in 35 balls and in the end, Kedar Jadhav (16) and Ravindra Jadeja also scored 16 runs.
Bhuvneshwar wreaked havoc on the Windies
After the Indian batsmen – the right bowlers took out cancer. Chasing a target of 280 runs (270 later), the West Indies team started badly. Explosive opener batsman Chris Gayle was dismissed for just 11 runs in 24 balls. He was followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. After this, the Caribbean team could not emerge from the wrath of Bhuvneshwar Kumar which hit the West Indies. Bhuvneshwar took 4 wickets in this match. Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav got 2–2 wickets and 1 wicket to Khalil Ahmed.
West Indies opener Evin Lewis certainly contributed 65 runs. Barring Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran (42), none of the batsmen contributed to the match.