India wins Second ODI against West Indies by 105 runs

 . Last updated on June 27, 2017, 12:38 PM
India wins Second ODI against West Indies by 105 runs
Ajinkya Rahane scored his third ODI century in the match.


India won the second ODI against West Indies by 105 runs. The team, batting first, scored 310 runs. In return, West Indies chased the figure to 205, handing out a win to the visitors. India is touring West Indies for a five-match ODI series. The first ODI had no result being washed out. India’s inning had a century blitz from opener Ajinkya Rahane, who scored 103 off 104 balls. Skipper Virat Kohli also scored a 66 ball 87 hauling the target for West Indies to challenging figures. While, Shikhar Dhawan scored 63 off 59 balls partnering with Rahane for 18.2 overs. The opening stand between the players brought 114 runs.

West Indies started the chase losing wickets to India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The opener was removed in the first over. In the third over, they lost Jason Mohammed to again to Kumar. This slogged the start to 4 runs for 2 wickets for West Indies, both being ducked. However, the chase was strengthened with the knock of 81. Hope played out strong shots hammering three sixes and five fours playing 88 balls running pass the strike rate of 92.04. After his wicket by the middle of the inning, West Indies’ middle order offered good resistance to India, but not enough to chase the target.

The century scored by Rahane was his third in ODI. The pitch offered an ideal bowling condition to West Indies as they sent India to bat. Still, home bowlers could not deny runs to Rahane, along with the top batting order. The Rahane-Dhawan-Kohli cameo pushed up India’s score to reach 300. Devendra Bishoo turned out as an expensive bet for West Indies. Rahane’s century could be his reason to stick alongside the team. A series of weak performances will pull up the pressure for selectors to reach out for new players. Rohit Sharma is rested for the series and the West Indies tour could be a decider for other batsmen as well, particularly the top order.

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