India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI

West Indies in India, 3 ODI Series, 2019 | 2nd ODI | Wednesday 18th December | 08:00
 Match Ended
387/5 (50.0) RR:7.74
West Indies
280 (43.3) RR:6.43
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So that is it from this game! We do have a decider which will be the third ODI. It will be played on the 22nd of December at 1330 local (0800 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care!

Man of the Match, Rohit Sharma, says it was a much-needed victory for them after losing the first game, they wanted to be at their best and it all went good. On partnership with Rahul Rohit feels it was was important one. Tells that he was taking his own time and Rahul allowed him to do so. Feels it was a complete performance. On Rahul, the Indian vice-captain says that he is a good talent and he makes it look very easy and he is a solid player who is growing in confidence. The running between the wickets between the two is not up to the mark but they will work on it. Says that he takes time to assess the pitch and then takes it from there. On the long innings, Rohit feels that once you get past the ton, it is about being mentally strong to go on and bat for a longer time and as long as the set batter is out there, he can score as many runs as possible. Ends by saying that having played 200 ODIs, he feels that it is his responsibility to take the team in a commanding position.

India skipper, Virat Kohli, says they have done well batting first in the recent past. Feels that batting second has never been an issue and this is something they needed to be good at. Happily adds that they are happy to be able to get 40-50 runs extra which is exceptional. On batting of Iyer and Pant, Kohli says that they were brilliant. Also mentions about the centuries of Rohit and Rahul at the top. Feels that since there's no big tournament coming up, the batters have the chance to play freely which is good preparation for the T20 World Cup. Tells that no. 4 was not an issue but it was made an issue. Feels that Iyer has done well in the recent past and has grabbed the opportunity which came to him and they are happy a youngster is taking responsibility and doing well. On the lost review, the Indian skipper says that reviews are left upon the bowler and the keeper, they thought the ball did not turn a lot and hence he went for the review. Adds that he was really unhappy the way they ended up taking it. On the dropped chances, Kohli feels that catching has been poor and they should be a lot better on the field and it is very important to live up to the standard they have set. Says that they are one of the best fielding sides in the world and probably the wish of wanting the ball to come to them will help them.

West Indies skipper, Kieron Pollard, says that they gave it away in the last 20 overs and they could not execute their plans. Further adds they needed to be disciplined but they could not be so. States the small areas cost them and they need to execute their plans a lot better, in the batting department, they are confident and back themselves to do well, maybe 30-40 runs less and it would have been different. Mentions there are some talented youngsters in the squad and it is just a matter of putting the pieces together and execute well. Also adds there is still one game to go and they need to look forward to doing well there. On both the captains scoring ducks, he says they did not last for long out there, Virat hasn't scored a lot in both the games and they're expecting him to come back hard in the next game.

Kuldeep starts by saying that it has been a perfect day for him. Yadav says that he does not have words to describe the second ODI hat-trick. On his return to the ODIs, Kuldeep says that he has been working really hard. Tells that he has been bowling on proper lines and length and says that it is a very satisfying performance. Reckons that the score was a massive one and mentions that they knew that the Windies batters will come hard at them. On the hat-trick ball, Kuldeep says that he was confused about which ball to bowl. Tells that he eventually ended up bowling the wrong 'un with the second slip and luckily got the outside edge. Thanks the crowd for coming in large numbers and says that he will try to perform well again in the final ODI.

The Indian bowling was decent overall! They started off well but had no answers to the carnage by Pooran and Hope in the centre. That partnership did get them worried a little and that showed as there were a few misfields and also dropped catches which did not help their cause. However, Shami's double-wicket over and Kuldeep's hat-trick killed the game completely. Those two were easily the pick of the bowlers for tonight. Stay with us for the presentation. Before that, Kuldeep Yadav is chatting with Sanjay Manjrekar.

The Windies needed something special to chase this down. Hope and Pooran did exceedingly well to keep them in the game for a while but to keep that going was always going to be difficult. They were the only two who showed some fight. Both scored in the 70s but a mammoth effort was needed from them which they failed to deliver. Nothing else to talk about in this West Indian batting line-up. Except for Lewis amongst the genuine batters, nobody crossed the 20-run mark. Paul though played a handy cameo right at the end but the game till then was dead and buried.

A comfortable win in the end for India and that was pretty obvious after the efforts from their batters. Hundreds from the openers and scintillating knocks from Pant and Iyer set the tone for them early on. Their bowlers then ensured there was no upset on the cards as they restricted the Windies to well below than what they needed.

W 43.3
Mohammed Shami to Keemo Paul

OUT! Hits the timber and it's all over! Shami bowls a brilliant yorker on middle, Paul is backing away to slash it through the off side. He misses and Shami hits the base of the middle stump. India win by 107 runs and go 1-1 in the 3-match series.

0 43.2
Mohammed Shami to Keemo Paul

Full and on middle, slammed hard but straight to long on.

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