Shai Hope sizzles as match ends in a tie

Catch the ball-by-ball commentary of the second ODI between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

Indian cricket team bowler Kuldeep Yadav (C) celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of West Indies batsman Chandrapaul Hemraj during the second one day international (ODI) cricket match between India and West Indies.   -  afp

 

Playing XI:

Windies: Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope (wk), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Obed McCoy.

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, M.S. Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal.

TOSS: India elects to bat.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the second ODI between host India and visitor Windies at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

From a batting point of view, the West Indians cannot afford to take the foot off the gas. In this respect, they need only to look at the opposite camp for lessons in innings-building.

While Rohit and Kohli shone through in the first ODI, India possesses another match-winner in Shikhar Dhawan. On his day, Dhawan – he was prised out by pacer Oshane Thomas for 4 on Sunday – can be as equally destructive.

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The last international match held at this venue, an ODI between India and Sri Lanka, saw spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal pick up three wickets each. It is the slow bowlers who have a better chance of succeeding here.