India rides on Virat’s ton & defeats the West Indies in the 2nd ODI
The young & dynamic RCBian, India’s Virat Kohli brilliantly executed Century helped team India take a 2-0 lead against the Caribbean’s.
After a 30mins delay at the toss due to light drizzle play
began as the West Indies began their innings
in a similar fashion the way they batted in the 1st ODI. Opening bowlers Vinay Kumar & Umesh Yadav
were were posing a big threat to the Windies batsmen as they were just
unplayable. Umesh was at his best and Vinay was supporting him well from the
other end. The 1st one to fall was Bharat for duck and the rest fell
one after the other. Even Bravo could not do much and went back to the pavilion
for just 13 runs. Simmons played the lone hand batting out for the team as he
had a got build up 1st with Pollard who made a quick fire 35 but departed
early and then in came Rampaul after missing the 1st ODI. Simmons
fell for 78 but Rampaul carried on making an amazing 86 runs which was a world
record high score by a no.10 batsman scoring it in just 66 balls banging 6 huge
sixes and 4 fours helping his side to reach to a total of 269 runs.
began their chase as opener Parthiv Patel got out to Roach for just 2. Sehwag
was in his own mood of playing shots and was given life quite a number of
times. In came Gambhir who was trying to find form with the bat but just as then
he fell for 12. Virat Kohli walked into the crease with 29-2 on the board.
Sehwag was not able to score easily but still managed a 55 runs partnership
with Virat Kohli who was batting a beauty. As captain Sehwag fell for 26,
Virat Kohli took up the responsibility and decided the lead from the front.
Rohit Sharma joined Virat Kohli and together they
complimented each other very well finding the gaps and and playing the West Indies bowlers with ease. Virat Kohli played like a
true champion in his favorite ground too where he had already a 100 in his name
and was looking confident for another one. Virat had only 1 motive in his mind
to play all way long and to take India home. Virat’s timing was
perfect as none of the bowlers managed to trouble him. Virat
finished with 117 runs to his name with 14 beauties to the fence and he got out leaving India in a
comfortable position to finish the game. Rohit on the
other end carried out his
good form and scored a fine 90 not out with 7 fours and 2 sixes in his name, as India went on the win the 2nd
ODI by 5 wickets taking a lead of 2-0 in the 5 match series.
Virat Kohli got the Man of the Match award for the 8th ODI hundred of his career.
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