In a must-win watch to win the ODI series, the Indian team emerged victoriously with the West Indies at YS Rajasekshar Reddy stadium in Vishakapatnam. The team is all a visual feast with both the openers making tons and breaking the previous record for the highest first-wicket partnership.
Hitman Rohit Sharma(159), KL Rahul (102), Shreyas Iyer(53) and a quick 39 of 15 balls helped to post a total of 387. While chasing the huge 388 total the West Indies slumped to a defeat of 107 runs.
The West Indies got a dream start as they have reached 60 odd runs in 10 overs without losing a wicket. In the 11th over Shardul Thakur took the wicket of Lewis and in the coming overs, WI lost the wickets of Hetmyer and chase.
Pooran and Shai Hope gave hope of win to the team as Pooran slammed 74 runs in just 47 balls. The partnership was broken by Shami by sending Pooran to pavilion in the 30th over.
With the heroics of Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav with a hattrick, the Men In Blue successfully limited the Caribbeans to 280 runs in 42.2 overs. Kuldeep picked up Shai Hope, Jason Holder, and Alzarri Joseph. With both the teams winning one match each the third and final match at Cuttack on December 22nd will be a crucial one.
In the match skippers of both the teams Virat Kohli and Kieron Pollard went for a duck. Itâ€™s a record that the skippers losing their wicket for a duck in a match.