India vs West Indies 2nd ODI Live Score: Kohli-Rohit frozen at the crease, India cross 50: The second match of the three-match ODI series between India and the West Indies is being played at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Team India, who won the toss and came out to bat first, scored 64 runs after losing 1 wicket in 12 overs. Rohit Sharma (15 runs) and Virat Kohli (41 runs) are at the crease.
For India, the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma came out to bat on the field. Sheldon Cottrell gave a shock to India in the very first over, sending Shikhar Dhawan to the pavilion on the score of just 2 runs.
India won the toss, Kohli chose batting
Team India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first and gave the West Indies a chance to bowl. The first match between the two teams was canceled due to rain. The Indian team did not make any changes in their playing XI. West Indies has replaced Oshane Thomas in the team in place of Fabian Allen. Chris Gayle of the West Indies has landed to play his 300th ODI match.
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Many records can be made in this match, there is a chance for Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle to achieve big achievement. Team India would like to forget the disappointing World Cup and start afresh. Shreyas Iyer will have a chance to finish fourth. Iyer did not get a chance in the playing XI in the T20 series, but he was part of the team in the first ODI affected by rain. It is very unlikely that the Indian team will tamper with the batting order, in this case the Mumbai batsman will have a chance to show his talent in the second match.
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In bowling, Mohammed Shami gave just five runs in three overs in the first match. But young Khalil Ahmed had scored 27 runs in three overs and now it will be interesting to see if the team management will give Navdeep Saini a chance to debut ..? Saini has already made her debut in T20.
Gayle make last match Memorable
On the other hand, the West Indies team would like to return to the ODIs after a 0–3 sweep in the T20 series. This is probably the last series of Gayle and he would like to make it memorable. In this match, all eyes will be on Chris Gayle, who is currently on par with 299 ODI matches of the legendary Windies batsman Brian Lara.
Apart from this, Gayle can also break the record of Brian Lara in this match. Chris Gayle has scored 10397 runs in 299 matches. At the same time, Lara has scored 10405 runs in 299 matches so far. Gayle now needs just nine runs to break Lara’s record. Gayle was able to score only four runs in 31 balls in the first match.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli will become the highest run-scorer against West Indies after scoring 19 runs. Currently, this record is in the name of Pakistani veteran Javed Miandad. Miandad has scored 1930 runs in 64 ODIs against the Indies, while Virat Kohli has played only 34 matches (33 innings) against the Caribbean team and 1912 runs are recorded in his account. He is just 19 runs away from breaking Miandad’s record.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Khalil Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav.
West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wicketkeeper), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Oshane Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite, Camar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell.
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