2nd ODI: Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav shine as India clinch series-leveling win over West Indies

On Sunday, the Caribbean side produced a good show with both bat and ball to crush India by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the ODI series. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 12:34

After Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul shone with the bat, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammad Shami picked up three wickets each to help India crush West Indies by 107 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. 

Asked to bat first, Rohit (159) and Rahul (102) not only notched up a century each but also stitched a mammoth partnership of 227 runs for the opening wicket to help the Men in Blue post a good total of 387 for five in their 50 overs. 

Besides the duo, Shreyas Iyer (53 off 32 balls) and Rishabh Pant (39 off just 16 balls) were also notable contributors for the hosts. 

In reply, Shai Hope (78) and Nicholas Pooran (75) came up with decent performance with the bat but Shami bagged three wickets while Kuldeep took a hat-trick to help India bundle out West Indies for 280 in 43.3 overs. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur also chipped in with a wicket each. 

With the win, India have leveled the three-match series 1-1. 

Here are the highlights: 

19 December 2019, 13:39 PM

18 December 2019, 21:17 PM

India thrash West Indies by 107 runs to level ODI series. West Indies 280 (43.3 overs)

18 December 2019, 21:03 PM

WICKET!! West Indies have now lost nine wickets. Khary Pierre (21) was caught by Virat Kohli at deep midwicket on the fifth delivery of the 41st over Ravindra Jadeja. West Indies 261/9 (41 overs)

 

18 December 2019, 20:59 PM

18 runs off the last two overs. Paul (16) swept the second delivery of the 37th over towards deep midwicket for a maximum before Pierre smashed Shardul Thakur for two back-to-back boundaries in the very next over. West Indies 244/8 (38 overs)

18 December 2019, 20:44 PM

16 runs off the last three overs. Khary Pierre (7) and Keemo Paul (9) are currently batting at the crease, with West Indies needing 162 runs from 14 overs. West Indies 226/8 (36 overs)

18 December 2019, 20:34 PM

WICKET! Hat-trick for Kuldeep Yadav. Shai Hope fell for 78 after Virat Kohli took an excellent catch at deep midwicket on the fourth delivery of the 33rd over. Subsequently, Jason Holder (11) was stumped by Rishabh Pant on the very next delivery while Joseph was taken by Jadhav at the second slip on the last delivery of the over. West Indies 210/8 (33 overs)

18 December 2019, 20:14 PM

WICKET! Back-to-back wicket for Mohammad Shami. While Pooran (75) was caught by Kuldeep Yadav on the long leg boundary on the second delivery of the 30th over, West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard (0) was taken by Rishabh Pant behind the wicket. West Indies 194/5 (30 overs)

18 December 2019, 20:09 PM

Mohammad Shami bowled an expensive 28th over, conceding 13 runs to the West Indies before Kuldeep Yadav gave away 11 runs in the next over, including a six and a boundary to Pooran. The Caribbean side now needs 196 runs from 21 overs. West Indies 192/3 (29 overs)

18 December 2019, 19:58 PM

FIFTY! Nicholas Pooran has brought up his ODI fifty off 34 balls. He reached the mark with four runs by hitting a Deepak Chahar delivery in the 27th over straight of midwicket. West Indies 168/3 (27 overs)

18 December 2019, 19:46 PM

West Indies 145/3 (25 overs)

18 December 2019, 19:39 PM

22 runs off the last three overs. Pooran (16) smashed the first delivery of the 22nd over from Jadeja through midwicket to notch up four runs before he nailed the fourth delivery of the same over through the covers to add another boundary. West Indies have crossed the 100-run mark. West Indies 120/3 (23 overs)

18 December 2019, 19:24 PM

FIFTY!! Shai Hope has brought up an ODI fifty off 59 balls. He reached the mark with a single on the fifth delivery of the 20th over from Jadeja. West Indies  98/3 (20 overs)

18 December 2019, 19:20 PM

Nine runs off the last three overs. Shai Hope (48) continues to stand strong at the crease and is currently approaching his ODI fifty, Nicholas Pooran is currently batting at four. The Caribbean side now needs 293 runs from 13 overs. West Indies 95/3 (19 overs)

18 December 2019, 19:14 PM

Nicholas Pooran and Shai Hope are currently batting at the crease.

18 December 2019, 19:12 PM

WICKET! West Indies are now down by three wickets as Jadeja struck again to castle Roston Chase for four runs. The Caribbean side now needs 302 runs from 34 overs. West Indies 86/3 (16 overs)

 

18 December 2019, 19:03 PM

WICKET!! Outstanding work by Shreyas Iyer as he converted a boundary into a wicket. Shimron Hetmyer (4) looked all set to notch up a boundary on the first delivery of the 14th over from Jadeja but Iyer quickly tumbled over the ropes, threw the ball to Jadeja who whipped the bails off to catch the Caribbean player well short of the crease. West Indies 80/2 (40 overs)

 

18 December 2019, 18:51 PM

Shimron Hetmyer is the new batsman in!

18 December 2019, 18:51 PM

WICKET!! Shardul Thakur gives a breakthrough to India. Evin Lewis (30) smashed the last delivery of the 11th over straight down Iyer's throat at the deep square.West Indies  61/1
(11 overs)

18 December 2019, 18:37 PM

India have conceded 21 runs to the Caribbean side in the last three overs, including two boundaries each to Hope (25) and Lewis (25). West Indies have now crossed the 50-run mark to reduce the gap 334 runs. West Indies 54/0 (9 overs)

18 December 2019, 18:31 PM

West Indies added 12 runs in the last two overs. Evin Lewis and Shai Hope have settled at the crease and are currently batting at their respective scores of 14 and 15. India, on the other hand, are eagerly looking for a breakthrough. West Indies 33/0 (6 overs)

18 December 2019, 18:15 PM

13 runs off the last two overs. Hope (10) hammered the last delivery of the third over by Chahar into the gap between midwicket and wide mid-on for four runs before he punched the second ball of the fourth over behind point for another boundary. West Indies 21/0 (4 overs)

18 December 2019, 18:03 PM

Eight runs off the first two overs. Lewis (6) got off the mark with a single on the first delivery of the second over by Shardul Thakur, while Hope worked the third delivery behind square leg to open his account with one run. West Indies 8/0 (2 overs)

18 December 2019, 17:58 PM

Shai Hope and Evin Lewis have walked down the crease to begin West Indies' chase. Deepak Chahar to open the attack for the hosts.

18 December 2019, 17:23 PM

India set 388-run target for West Indies. India 387/5 (50 overs)

18 December 2019, 17:21 PM

WICKET!! Soon after bringing up his fifth consecutive ODI fifty, Shreyas Iyer was caught behind the wicket by Shai Hope on the last delivery of the 49th over by Cottrell. India 373/5 (49 overs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 December 2019, 17:13 PM

WICKET!! Rishabh Pant (39) came to an end after he hit the third delivery of the 48th over by Keemo Paul high in the air, only to see Pooran run in from the sweeper cover to take a cath. India 368/4 (48 overs)

 

18 December 2019, 17:09 PM

A quite expensive over from Roston Chase as he conceded 31 runs to India--most runs off an over by the Men in Blue in ODI history. Iyer smashed the Caribbean bowler for a boundary and four sixes. Pant (39) and Shreyas Iyer (48) has also notched up a 71-run stand off just 22 balls. India 363/3 (47 overs)

18 December 2019, 17:03 PM

Rishabh Pant seems to be on a roll today as he has notched up 38 runs off just 13 balls in the last two overs. The wicketkeeper-batsman went straight down the ground on the third ball of the 45th over to get off the mark with six runs before he smashed Sheldon Cottrell for two sixes and three boundaries in the 46th over. India 332/3 (46 overs)

18 December 2019, 16:50 PM

Rishabh Pant is the new batsman in!

18 December 2019, 16:49 PM

WICKET!! Sheldon Cottrell strikes for West Indies. Rohit Sharma falls for 159 after being caught by Shai Hope behind the wicket on the third delivery of the 44th over. India 294/3 (44 overs)

18 December 2019, 16:43 PM

Rohit Sharma has brought up  a 150-run knock off 133 balls. He reached the mark by notching up a maximum on the fourth delivery of the 42nd over by Holder. India 282/2 (42 overs)

18 December 2019, 16:31 PM

The Men in Blue added 25 runs in the last two overs, including four boundaries. Shreyas Iyer (7) hammered the last delivery of 39th over by Sheldon Cottrell towards backward point to get off the mark with four runs before Rohit Sharma (140) smashed Pollard for back-o-back boundaries in the 40th over. India 260/2 (40 overs)

18 December 2019, 16:23 PM

Shreyas Iyer is the new batsman in for India!

18 December 2019, 16:22 PM

WICKET! Indian skipper Virat Kohli fell for a golden duck after he handed a simple catch to Chase at short midwicket on the third delivery of the 38th over. India 235/2 (38 overs)

18 December 2019, 16:18 PM

Skipper Virat Kohli is the new batsman in!

18 December 2019, 16:14 PM

WICKET! Soon after bringing up his third century, KL Rahul edged the last delivery of the 37th over by Alzarri Joseph to Roston Chase at third man. India 227/1 (31 overs)

 

18 December 2019, 16:12 PM

CENTURY!! KL Rahul has notched up his third ODI century off 103 deliveries. He reached the mark with a boundary when he punched the first delivery of the 37th over by Joseph past fine leg. India 220/0 (36.1 overs)

18 December 2019, 15:59 PM

CENTURY!! Rohit Sharma has brought up his 28th ODI century off 107 balls. He reached the mark by notching up a single on the fourth delivery of the 34th over by Jason Holder. India 202/0 (34 overs)

18 December 2019, 15:51 PM

Openers KL Rahul (91) and Rohit Sharma (86) are standing strong at the middle and approaching a century each. Meanwhile, India are also inching closer to the 200-run mark. The Caribbean side, on the other hand, needs to break this partnership in order to avoid the hosts put a mammoth total. India 183/0 (32 overs)

18 December 2019, 15:46 PM

14 runs off the last three overs. Rohit (79) smashed the second delivery of the 29th over by Khary Pierre to deep square for four runs. The Men in Blue have now crossed the 150-run mark. India 170/0 (30 overs)

 

18 December 2019, 15:41 PM

India 156/0 (27 overs)

18 December 2019, 15:26 PM

Kl Rahul and Rohit Sharma continue to stand strong at the crease at their respective scores of 75 and 67. The duo added 24 runs in the last three overs, including four boundaries. West Indies, on the other hand, are desperately looking to make the breakthrough. India 145/0 (25 overs)

18 December 2019, 15:08 PM

FIFTY!! Rohit Sharma has completed his 33rd ODI fifty off 67 deliveries. The Indian opener reached the mark with a boundary by hitting the last delivery of the 22nd over by Keemo Paul towards deep square leg. India 122/0 (22 overs)

18 December 2019, 15:04 PM

KL Rahul (63) and Rohit Sharma (46) have completed a century stand for the opening wicket. The duo guided India past the 100-run mark when Rohit notched up four runs by hammering the first delivery of the 21st over from Joseph over long-on. Rahul then smashed Joseph for two back-to-back boundaries in the same over. India 112/0 (21 overs)
 

18 December 2019, 14:59 PM

Just two runs in the last two overs for the Men in Blue. Rahul (53) tucked the fifth delivery of the 18th over off his hip to deep square leg to notch up two runs. The hosts are also approaching a century mark. India 95/0 (19 overs)

18 December 2019, 14:44 PM

Drink Break! India 93/0 (17 overs)

18 December 2019, 14:44 PM

FIFTY!! KL Rahul has brought up a half-century off just 46 balls. The Indian opener reached the mark with a single by gently flicking the fifth delivery of the 16th over by Khary Pierre past point. India 92/0 (16 overs)

 

18 December 2019, 14:35 PM

16 runs off the last three overs for the Men in Blue. Rohit Sharma (35) slapped the third delivery of the 13th over by Alzarri Joseph towards fine leg for six runs. India 77/0 (14 overs)

 

18 December 2019, 14:26 PM

India have completed a half-century mark, with KL Rahul (38) and Rohit Sharma (25) currently batting at the crease. Rohit smashed the first delivery of the 10th over towards the third man for four runs before Rahul launched the fourth delivery over long-on. India 61/0 (11 overs)

18 December 2019, 14:11 PM

Rohit and Rahul have settled at the crease and are currently standing at their respective scores of  16 and 26. The Men in Blue are also approaching a half-century mark. India 44/0 (9 overs)