India and Windies treat fans with a thrilling tie in 2nd ODI
This is India's second tie within a matter of four ODIs. The first one being in their penultimate match against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup.
It's a tie in Vizag! What a match!— ICC (@ICC) October 24, 2018
Shai Hope hits a four off the last ball to finish with a fantastic 123* and the scores are level! India remain 1-0 up in the series.#INDvWI scorecard ?? https://t.co/gVFbHbvkYh pic.twitter.com/mZ6w6h8Jnh
India's decision to bat first after winning the toss at a venue where dew was always expected late in the night is certainly under question. Possibly, the team was so confident of its ability and wanted to give the middle order a chance that they went with the decision.
Ambati Rayudu showed with a well compiled 73 that he is a good bet for the number four spot. Virat Kohli was at his best as he notched up his second consecutive century of the series and went past 10,000 ODI runs. He also became the quickest to the milestone. If you were able to predict the future with online casino gambling usa you would imagine that he will go one to the next milestone in no time at all and become the greatest ODI Indian batsman of all time.
Kohli did not lose his focus after the century and went on to score an unbeaten 157, taking India to a total of 321.
In reply, Shimron Hetmyer (94) and Shai Hope (123*) batted with a lot of sensibility for the fourth wicket partnership. While Hetmyer threw away his wicket under the pressure of a century, Hope went about his business and partnered with the tail.
Jason Holder was run out in the last few overs which opened up the game for India. With Windies needing 14 to win off the last over, centurion Shai Hope smashed a boundary on the last ball to level the scores.
This was India's game at the halfway mark but Windies must have won it after brilliant innings from Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope. However, the fans are certainly not complaining for being treated with a thrilling tie.
India - Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav
West Indies - Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope(wk), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder(c), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Obed McCoy
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