India tour of West Indies: Axar Patel performed a gem of a knock to assist India chase down a 312-run goal within the second ODI and take a 2-0 unbeatable sequence lead over West Indies on Sunday.

WI vs IND: Axar Patel hit his maiden ODI half-century to assist India take 2-0 lead over WI (AFP Picture)


  • Axar Patel’s highest ODI rating helped India win a thriller on Tuesday
  • Axar hit his maiden ODI fifty as India got here again from behind in 312 chase
  • India seal unbeatable 2-0 lead in 3-match sequence, remaining ODI on West Indies

Axar Patel emerged as India’s unlikely hero with the bat because the left-arm spinner hit an unbeaten 64 to assist the guests gun down a 312-run goal in a thriller within the 2nd ODI of a 3-match sequence in opposition to West Indies in Trinidad on Sunday.

The win has additionally assured India’s twelfth consecutive bilateral sequence win in opposition to the West Indies and fifth consecutive bilateral ODI sequence win within the Caribbean.

WI vs IND, 2nd ODI: Highlights

Chasing 312 to win, India 32 wanted from 24 balls when Axar slammed two consecutive fours off Romario Shepherd to deliver up his fifty off simply 27 balls. Avesh Khan, too, hit a boundary in the identical over as India collected 13 from the forty seventh. Alzarri Joseph adopted it up with a four-run forty eighth over.

With the equation now down to fifteen off 12, Jayden Seales conceded simply seven and picked up the wicket of Avesh. Kyle Mayers, bowling the ultimate over in an LOI for the primary time, had 8 runs to play with. He went for 2 off the primary three earlier than Axar sealed the cope with a six off the fourth ball.

Shikhar Dhawan fell on the ultimate ball of the eleventh over for 31-ball 13. Shubman Gill scored43 runs, whereas Suryakumar Yadav (9) didn’t impress but once more. The duo of Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson cast an essential 99-run partnership for the fourth wicket. The previous scored a formidable 71-ball 63 earlier than shedding his wicket to Alzarri Joseph on the ultimate ball of the thirty third over. Samson’s maiden ODI fifty which consisted of three fours and as many sixes took India previous the 200-run mark.

Earlier, West Indies rode on opener Shai Hope’s magnificent 115 whereas skipper Nicholas Pooran’s 74-run knock to put up 311 for six in opposition to India within the second ODI on Sunday. Hope, who was dismissed cheaply within the first ODI, added 65 runs off 55 balls for the opening wicket with Kyle Mayers (39), earlier than stitching one other 62-run stand with Shamarh Brooks (35).

After the exit of Mayers and Brooks, Hope discovered his good ally in skipper Pooran, who confirmed his big-hitting prowess throughout his 74 off 77 balls with the assistance of six maximums and one 4. The 2 shared a 117-run stand off 126 balls.

Hope turned solely the tenth batter to attain 100 in his a hundredth ODI earlier than getting dismissed on 115. Hope stored specializing in constructing partnerships after which exploded ultimately. His 135-ball knock comprised eight fours and three maximums. The spin duo of Axar Patel (1/40) and Deepak Hooda (1/42) have been one of the best bowlers on show, whereas Yuzvendra Chahal (1/69) too scalped one however was costly.WI amassed 93 runs within the final 10 overs.

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