Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the second One-Day International between India and the West Indies.
03:42 | INDIA WINS!
Last ball of the 42nd over and Shami gets Oshane Thomas out LBW. Umpire Brathwaite thinks for a long time and it looked like he would walk over and give Shami his cap but raised his finger at the last moment.
India wins by 59 runs (D/L method). West Indies will be thoroughly disappointed with this; losing from such a good position. India 1-0 up in the series with one game to go.
03:39 | Jadeja almost dropped that
Sheldon Cottrell goes after an attacking innings of 17. He tries to pull a short one from Mohammed Shami but slices it and Jadeja, at backward point, takes a catch after fumbling a bit while running back.
03:17 | Bhuvi picks up four
Kemar Roach chops it onto his stumps and goes for a duck. And oh, it's that man again - Bhuvneshwar Kumar. That's his fourth wicket. It's all ending so quickly. We can all go home soon.
03:11 | Another one bites the dust
Carlos Brathwaite comes and goes. Jadeja comes around the wicket and Brathwaite plays across the line, gets the leading edge and is taken at short third man by Shami. So 6 runs and 3 wickets in the last 3 overs. The implosion begins.
West Indies needs 89 to win from the last 10 overs with 3 wickets remaining.
03:07 | Caught and bowled
What a catch from Bhuvi and gets another wicket! He dives to his left and takes a superb one-handed catch off his own bowling to dismiss Chase. So that's two new batsmen at the crease and West Indies in grave danger after looking so in control not too long ago.
Carlos Brathwaite comes in. 179/6 after 35 overs. 91 to win from 66 balls.
03:05 | Pooran departs
It's a poor pull shot from Pooran and he pays for it. He doesn't time the slower ball well and it goes high up in the air. It's taken by Kohli, again, and a good innings comes to an end. Bhuvi gets his second wicket.
There's that thing about West Indies again. Getting good starts but staying long enough. Jason Holder comes in.
02:34 |Crucial wicket 151/4 after 28 overs
Evin Lewis also goes. Kuldeep Yadav gets another one as Kohli takes a superb one-handed catch. Lewis tries to cut a short and wide ball. It looks like it's going over Kohli at short cover but he times his jump to take a great catch and then proceeds to shush someone. Not sure who. He's been a little agitated and expressive today. Has someone been sledging? But oh well, we're talking about Kohli. He's sometimes intense for no reason.
West Indies, on the other hand, is being really hurt by their batsmen's inability to stay at the crease for a long time and see out the match. Lewis, who had exercised tremendous restraint today, looked like he would take the Windies all the way but fell to a bad shot. It's still not over though, but they need a partnership. Royston Chase comes in with Nicolas Pooran looking good.
02:13 | 50 for Lewis
Evin Lewis brings up his half-century in front of his home crowd. That's his sixth 50 in ODIs and first against India.
Lewis and Pooran are stitching a crucial partnership in the middle of the innings. At 120/3 after 23 overs, it's very much gettable, especially if Pooran gets going.
Hi, is everyone still awake? Development in the game.
Kuldeep Yadav gets Shimron Hetmyer! He was dangerous on 18 off 20 balls. Hetmyer tries to pull over cow corner but slices it up in the air and his RCB captain Kohli takes it at short cover. He's disappointed, but Kohli is ecstatic!
And play resumes!
The spinners come into play. Kuldeep Yadav bowls the 14th over and gets swept for a four by Lewis on the very first ball.
01:24 Overs lost
We have lost four overs. So the revised target is 270 from 46 overs.
West Indies needs 225 to win from 37.1 overs.
Looks like the rain has stopped. Umpires are out on the field without umbrellas and having a discussion. And the covers are slowly coming off.
00:52 | Covers on again
Khaleel almost gets another one. Shimron Hetmyer misses outside off stump but they go up in appeals. DRS is called but there's no edge.
And immediately the umpire calls for the covers to be brought on. Rain again?
00:48 | Windies lose Hope
BOWLED! Khaleel Ahmed gets the dangerous Shai Hope out! Hope plays it on to his stumps as he tries to play it through cover.
Shimron Hetmyer comes in.
00:34 | Gayle departs
Gayle's trapped in front of the stumps. Bhuvneshwar thinks he's got his man. The umpire Gregory Brathwaite thinks so too. But Gayle has gone for the review.
It's hitting the middle of middle stump and Chris Gayle is out lbw! 45/1 after 9.3 overs.
Shai Hope comes in.
Chris Gayle overtakes Brian Lara as West Indies' highest scorer in ODIs. 10349
And he raises his bat when he realizes. The crowd's on their feet and understandably.
That's only his seventh run this game but Lewis is taking care of the run rate. Oh now Gayle scores a boundary, swiping Bhuvneshwar Kumar past point. 40/0 after 9 overs.
00:01 | West Indies 14/0 after 4.0 overs
Four overs down but there haven't been any fireworks yet. Gayle has been pretty reserved, as is normal these days. Evin Lewis pulled Mohammed Shami for a six in the second over, but it's been a slow start.
Anybody missing Dwayne Bravo? Worry no more.
23:14 | India finishes on 279
Jadeja scores 16 off 16 as India scores 279 in 50 overs. It's an above par score and if the Windies chase this successfully, it'll be the highest successful chase at Queen's Park Oval.
23:04 |267/7 after 48 overs
Bhuvneswar Kumar is the one to go next and it's Carlos Brathwaite again. He picks up his third wicket.
Bhuvi comes down the ground and hits it square, but straight to Roach at deep point.
22:58 | 258/6 after 46.4 overs
Kedar Kadhav gets run out after 15. It was great throw from cover by Lewis, right on top of the stumps, and Cottrell had to move very little to dislodge the stumps.
22:49 | Iyer departs
BOWLED! Shreyas Iyer, in an attacking mood, walks across the stumps to Jason Holder. He misses and it his stumps are rattled.
India has crossed 250.
22:35 | Covers are off
Looks like the rain has stopped. The covers are being removed.
And the players are coming out to the field. Resume.
22:16 | Rain
Oh no! We may have jinxed it. It's drizzling and the players have gone in. It had looked so clear in the morning. It might just be a brief spell; at least the weather forecasts say so.
Shreyas Iyer, meanwhile, is making the most of his chance. It's been a great innings from the youngster.
22:09 | 227/4 after 42 overs
Kohli's out! A brilliant innings comes to an end as Kemar Roach takes it safely in the deep. Slower ball from Brathwaite and Kohli tries to hit it on the leg-side but doesn't quite hit it cleanly and is taken at long-off. Round of applause as he walks off.
22:04 | 225/3 after 41 overs
13 off that over! Three fours and the last one takes Kohli's outside edge and flies past keeper Shai Hope. Unlucky. Now they're accelerating.
21:54 | 203/3 after 39 overs
India brings up 200 in the 39th over and in the same over Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer bring up their 100-run parternship. They've both been playing at the same pace.
And Shreyas Iyer brings up his 50 . His third fifty in ODIs and it's only his 7th ODI.
21:47 | Century for Kohli!
Virat Kohli brings up his 42nd ODI century and it's been a classic Kohli innings. Paced to perfection and dotted with some marvellous strokes.
195/3 after 38 overs. Job's not done yet. Crucial part of the innings now. And Shreyas Iyer is nearing his half century.
21:32 | 171/3 after 34 overs
What a shot! It's full and outside off from Jason Holder and Kohli opens his arms up and smashes it over long off for a six. You can look at that over and over again. He's on 89 off 102.
Kohli is now the fastest to 2000 ODI runs against team. He's taken just 34 innings.
Shreyas Iyer gets away with that. He doesn't time a slower ball from Kemar Roach and it goes high in the air but lands safely between two fielder. It's also a no-ball and a free-hit. Roach does well to not concede any on the free-hit. Kohli is annoyed with himself for that. He flicks the ball to the fine-leg boundary on the next ball. 95 off 107!
21:21 | 157/3 after 32 overs
Kohli and Iyer have begun accelerating. Nine runs off that Jason Holder over. And drinks break.
Shreyas Iyer has got off to a nice start. He's scored three boundaries in his 18 off 22 balls as India tries to up the run rate. Virat Kohli, at the other end, is going strong at 73 off 87 balls.
At the end of 30 overs, India is 143/3.
And Virat Kohli has broken a record against West Indies , previously held by javed Miandad.
20:43 | Pant bowled! 101/3
Just as you were thinking Pant is going to play another calm and calculative innings today, he gets out. A Carlos Brathwaite delivery keeps slightly low, Pant tries to hit across the line but it hits the top of the off stump.
He goes for 20 off 35 balls. In comes Shreyas Iyer.
20:41 | 101/2 after 22 overs
100 comes up for India, with a misfield from Shimron Hetmyer at point.
20:16 | Rohit goes!
Rohit Sharma is out! He never really got going and it didn't turn out to be one of those innings where he starts slow and then just explodes. He was just slow today.
Royston Chase picks up the wicket. Rohit attempts to hit a slow ball outside off into the stands, but it's mishit, sliced to deep point. Nicolas Pooran runs back to get a good catch.
Rishabh Pant comes in at number 4.
20:11 | 50 for Kohli
Kohli gets an outside edge and it rushes past the keeper to the boundary. And he brings up his 50, in just 57 balls. That's his 55th ODI fifty. "Run machine," says someone in the office.
At the end of the 15th over, India is going steady at 76/1. And drinks break. Fill up, boys. It's very humid out there.
19:50 | 55/1 after 10.0 overs
India crosses the 50-run mark in the 10 over.
Kohli is still going at a run-a-ball. 38 from 38 balls. With a flick of the wrists, he hits Jason Holder to the min-wicket boundary. And brings up their 50-run partnership.
Rohit, meanwhile, is taking it slowly. He's on 9 from 20 balls.
19:31 | 30/1 after 6.0 overs
Rohit finally gets off the mark. A double. He follows it up with a boundary. Should be a relief.
19:28 | 23/1 after 5.0 overs
Rohit Sharma is yet to get off the mark. He has faced 10 deliveries. At the other ebd, Kohli is managing a strike rate of 100, so early. He's on 20 off 20 balls, with three boundaries.
Rohit was involved in another run out scare in the third over. If one of them gets run out during this partnership, you know what the papers are going to say.
19:10 | India 13/1 after 2.0 overs
Kemar Roach goes for two boundaries in his first over; both Kohli. The first a beautiful drive through extra cover and the second takes an inside edge and rolls to the fine leg boundary.
19:02 | START and early fall
And here we go! Shikhar Dhawan faces the first ball from Shledon Cotrell. Quite a movement on the very first ball. And an LBW shout on the third ball. Umpire Nigel Llong says no. They call for the review on the last second.
HE'S OUT! What a review! It was going to hit middle stump and Dhawan goes for 2. Cottrell salute!
Kohli has to come in much earlier than expected. A run-out scare on the final ball.
It's an excellent first over from Cottrell.
18:59 |Gayle 300
It's Chris Gayle's 300th ODI. No other West Indian has done that.
And he gets a standing ovation from the crowd as he poses with the numbers 3,0,0 taken from the manual scoreboard.
18:31pm | India to bat first
Virat Kohli wins the toss; yet again. His team will go into bat first. No changes to the side. It looks like a really good batting wicket and India is aiming for a big score.
Pant will bat at 4 again. Iyer at 5.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed
West Indies has one change. Oshane Thomas comes in place of an unwell Fabian Allen.
Milestone! 300th ODI for Chris Gayle
West Indies (Playing XI): Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach
18:22 | How's the weather?
There were rain scares after a wet training session yesterday.
But there are clear skies over the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain. And only a 10% chance of rain. The DLS calculations can rest.
It's humid especially after the rains yesterday but at 28 degrees celsius and a bit of breeze, it looks like a good day for cricket.
The talented Shreyas Iyer will be auditioning for the still vacant number four slot as India would pray for some bright sunshine while taking on West Indies in the second ODI of the three-match series, here on Sunday.
Iyer, who didn’t get game time during the T20 series, was in the playing XI during the rain-affected first game, which was abandoned after 13 overs in Guyana.
There is very little chance that India will tinker with their batting order so the Mumbaikar has a better chance of getting into action during the second game.
Two matches will never be enough to cement his place but a couple of decent outings will surely reduce the pressure on the young shoulders and provide a bit of security to express himself.
He has had a good series with the A team in this part of the world, having hit two half centuries against the West Indies A. He has now got a measure of the tracks.
Virat Kohli’s guidance and a friendly arm around shoulders from vice-captain Rohit Sharma will work wonders for the Delhi Capitals captain, who in full flow is a treat to watch.
Iyer being given a go at number four certainly means that KL Rahul will have to cool his heels till Shikhar Dhawan is persisted at the top of the order.
The team combination for the first game is an indicator that after a good World Cup at the top of the order post Dhawan’s injury, Rahul is being looked at as a specialist opener who will only come in place of Dhawan or Rohit in case of an injury to any one of the two.
The series is also important for Kedar Jadhav, who is next in line to get a permanent boot from the national side after Dinesh Karthik.
With Shubman Gill waiting in the wings, time is running out for the pint-sized Maharashtra cricketer, whose batting slot has been a worry for skipper Kohli and coach Shastri.
There is a school of thought in the Indian cricket fraternity that Jadhav doesn’t have the requisite technique to bat up the order and neither enough power to clear the ropes consistently at the death.
Unless the top order scores runs, Jadhav has time and again been liability, not being able to force unless there is one of the bigger names batting at the other side.
His side-arm off-spin is handy but with Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI, how much of it will be utilised is the bigger question.
In case Bhuvneshwar Kumar wants some rest, Navdeep Saini could come in while a bit more turn on offer would mean Yuzvendra Chahal back in the mix as an additional spinner. Pacer Khaleel Ahmed will then be dropped from the playing XI.
Khaleel went for 27 in three overs and was guilty of bowling short to opener Evin Lewis, who was on 40 when heavens opened up.
However both these possibilities look remote as of now since last match got abandoned.
Lewis getting some form back augurs well for the Caribbeans who would also want ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle to fire. The Jamaican was in wretched form during his 31-ball-knock that yielded only four runs in the first ODI.
With West Indies selection committee not paying heed to his request for a farewell Test match at his home ground, the next two games could well be the last of an eventful and colourful character.
The toss is scheduled for 6:30pm. Stay tuned.
The match can be streamed live on SonyLIV and the SonyLIV app.
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