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by Alastair Symondson & Cricket World Sunday 7 June 2020
A total of 642 runs were scored by India and West Indies within eight hours as there was nothing at all to separate the two sides at the end. This is the same match in which Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to 10,000 ODI runs.
India 321/6 (50 overs) - Virat Kohli 157* (129), Ambati Rayudu 73 (80); Ashley Nurse 2/46 (10), Obed McCoy 2/71 (9)
West Indies 321/7 (50 overs) - Shai Hope 123* (134), Shimron Hetmyer 94 (64); Kuldeep Yadav 3/67 (10), Mohammed Shami 1/59 (10)
Result - Match tied
India were going in a subdued manner within the powerplay, having lost both openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan by the 9th over and the score hovering around the 40-run mark. India needed to consolidate for a bit and then step up the pace.
This is exactly what the pair of Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu did in their 139-run partnership. Rayudu was dismissed for 73 but Virat Kohli kept going after surpassing his century and the 10,000 landmark, becoming the quickest to the milestone in ODIs. He plundered boundaries in the death overs, remaining unbeaten on 157 off 129 deliveries to take India to 321.
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Rohit Sharma, 3.1 ov), 2-40 (Shikhar Dhawan, 8.4 ov), 3-179 (Ambati Rayudu, 32.2 ov), 4-222 (MS Dhoni, 40.2 ov), 5-248 (Rishabh Pant, 43.3 ov), 6-307 (Ravindra Jadeja, 48.5 ov)
It felt that the score might be too much for West Indies. The match felt under India's grip with West Indies on 78/3 and Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj and Marlon Samuels back in the hut. Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope then joined forces for a 143-run partnership which came off just 119 deliveries.
While Hetmyer was the more explosive of the two, batting at a strike rate of over 145, Hope knocked singles and doubles. Finally, with five needed off the last ball, Hope smashed a boundary off Umesh Yadav to tie the match.
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Kieran Powell, 6.1 ov), 2-64 (Chandrapaul Hemraj, 9.3 ov), 3-78 (Marlon Samuels, 11.6 ov), 4-221 (Shimron Hetmyer, 31.5 ov), 5-253 (Rovman Powell, 37.3 ov), 6-300 (Jason Holder, 47.2 ov), 7-315 (Ashley Nurse, 49.4 ov)
India - Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
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
Match: IND vs WI, 2nd ODI, Windies tour of India, 2018
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Toss: India won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Umpires: Nandan, Ian Gould
Third Umpire: Paul Wilson
Match Referee: Chris Broad
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