All-rounder Axar Patel’s unbeaten knock of 64 off 35 balls with five sixes and three fours helped India beat West Indies by two wickets with two balls to spare in a thrilling second one-day international here on Sunday. took an unassailable lead of 2-0.
port in Spain. All-rounder Axar Patel’s unbeaten knock of 64 off 35 balls with five sixes and three fours helped India beat West Indies by two wickets with two balls to spare in a thrilling second one-day international here on Sunday. took an unassailable 2- 0 lead. India had won the first ODI by three runs. After winning the toss and electing to bat, West Indies posted a massive total of 311 for six, thanks to a brilliant century from opener Shai Hope (115 runs) and half-centuries from captain Nicholas Pooran (74 runs) who hit six sixes.
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In pursuit of this goal, the Indian team got off to a slow start. But after half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer (63 runs) and Sanju Samson (54 runs) and a 99-run partnership for the fourth wicket between the two, Patel eventually led the team to victory. Patel’s six helped the team win the series with 312 for eight in 49.4 overs. He also took a wicket for 40 runs. The team had scored 42 runs on a slow pitch in 10 overs without losing a wicket. India lost the wicket of captain Shikhar Dhawan (13) in the 11th over after a rain interruption.
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Kyle Meyers ended Dhawan’s innings with a brilliant catch at deep third man off Rovman Shepard. The team lost the first wicket in 48 runs. Shubman Gill (43 runs, 49 balls, five fours) also reached the pavilion soon after. In the 16th over, Meyers’ short ball was played early and was caught by the same bowler. Suryakumar Yadav (09) sent the first ball of Akil Hossain for a six over long on in the next over, the first six of the Indian innings. But Meyers bowled Suryakumar in the 18th over to give the Indian team the third strike for 79 runs. Samson hit a four at fine leg as soon as it came. He then hit six sixes in the 20th and 24th over cover and off Hayden Walsh at long off. Samson and Shreyas Iyer slowly moved towards a strong partnership. India’s score was 124 for three in 25 overs.
They needed 188 runs in the next 25 overs. The run rate required increased and there was a need to score runs quickly to cope with it. During this, Iyer completed his half-century in the 30th over by hitting a four at deep midwicket off Meyers. He sent this bowler’s slow ball over his own head for a six after one ball. Samson also took advantage of the bad ball and hit a four on the last ball of the over. In this over, 16 runs were added to the team’s account. Iyer was soon out before Alzarri Joseph’s yorker. Although the Indian batsman took a review of this decision, it was in favor of the West Indies. Thus ended the 99 partnership between Iyer and Samson. The team’s score was 187 for four after 35 overs and the required run rate was 8.33. Samson completed his half-century in the 38th over with a four off Jaden Seals but was run out in the next over.
Patel hit sixes in the 41st, 42nd and 43rd overs. He shared a partnership of 51 runs with Deepak Hooda (33 runs). Patel hit the fourth six in the 46th over. He then hit a four in the next over and completed his half-century in 27 balls with three fours and four sixes. The team needed 19 runs in 18 balls to win and Patel hit the fifth six to give the team victory with two balls to spare. Alzarri Joseph and Kyle Meyers took two wickets for the West Indies. Jaden Seals, Romario Shepard and Akil Hossain each got a wicket. On the other hand, Hope, who was dismissed cheaply in the first ODI, played the role of an opener very well.
He shared 65 runs for the first wicket with Meyers (39 runs) and then 62 runs for the second wicket with Shamrah Brooks (35 runs). After the dismissals of Meyers and Brooks, Hope found a good partner in captain Pooran as the duo put on a 126-ball 117 for the fourth wicket. Pooran scored 74 runs in 77 balls with the help of six sixes. Hope was dismissed in the 49th over, hitting eight fours and three sixes in his 135-ball spell. Shardul Thakur (3 for 54) had already lost 13 runs in the first over but made up for it by taking three wickets. Avesh Khan could not do well in his debut as he conceded 54 runs in six overs. Although Mohammad Siraj could not take any wicket but he conceded 46 runs in 10 overs from a maiden. Patel (1/40) and Deepak Hooda (1/42) bowled well while Yuzvendra Chahal (1/69) took a wicket but proved a tad expensive. Appearing in fine form in his 100th ODI, Hope made some excellent shots on the off side and completed his hundred in the 45th over with a six. Meyers batted aggressively and hit the debutant charge for boundaries in the fourth and sixth overs as the Indian bowler conceded 36 runs in his first three overs. Meyers hit a four and a six off Thakur in the first two balls.
However, Siraj bowled hard in the opener. Hooda got the team’s first success by dismissing Meyers. Then Hope and Brooks began to build a partnership. Hooda and Patel again bowled closely so that the West Indian team could only add 42 runs from the 10th to the 20th over. Hope and Brooks hit sixes and fours in the 21st over off Chahal. Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan then bowled Patel, who took the wicket of Brooks. Chahal did not even allow Brandon King to open the account and showed the way to the pavilion. Hope and Pooran took the team’s score to 150 runs by the 28th over.
Pooran completed his half-century in the 39th over after hitting two towering sixes on Chahal. Pooran hit another six off Patel to complete a 100-run partnership with Hope until the 42nd over. The West Indies captain then hit the sixth six of his innings on charge. But Thakur ended the partnership by bowling him. Hope completed his century by hitting two sixes off two balls of Chahal. Rovman Powell (13 runs) and Romario Shepard (14 not out) took West Indies past the 300-run mark. West Indies added 93 runs in the last 10 overs.
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