In the first match of the tour, the visitor team West Indies batted first after losing the toss and scored 176 runs by using 43.5 overs all out. Jason Holder was the only batsman who batted beautifully by scoring 57 runs off 71 deliveries. He completed his beautiful innings by smashing four maximums. Yuzvendra Chahal bowled almost ten overs and dismissed four Windies batsmen. Washington Sundar took three wickets in nine overs, Prasidh Krishna took two wickets and Mohammed Siraj took the remaining wicket.
India vs West Indies 2nd ODI Highlights today, Wednesday 9-2-2022 – 2nd ODI (D/N), West Indies tour of India from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
In reply, the home team India chased down the target in 28 overs. The captain and the opener of the team Rohit Sharma scored 60 runs by smashing ten boundaries and a maximum. Would you believe it? His 46 runs came from the boundaries out of his total 60. Ishan Kishan added 28 runs, Suryakumar Yadav contributed 34 runs, Deepak Hooda 26. India lost four wickets in that chase, Alzarri Joseph took two wickets and Akeal Hosein dismissed one Indian wicket.
Pooran win the toss and opt to bowl first.
India team: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt.), 2 KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Suryakumar Yadav, 6 Deepak Hooda, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Mohammed Siraj, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Prasidh Krishna.
West Indies team: 1 Shai Hope (wk), 2 Brandon King, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Shamarh Brooks, 5 Nicholas Pooran (capt.), 6 Jason Holder, 7 Odean Smith, 8 Fabian Allen, 9 Akeal Hosein, 10 Alzarri Joseph, 11 Kemar Roach.
Match Timings: 08:00 GMT | 13:30 Local
Umpires – Nitin Menon, Virender Sharma
TV Umpires – Jayaraman Madanagopal
Match Referee – Manu Nayyar
Reserve Umpire – KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match number – ODI no. 4355
“Yes there was some tension in the end because you know in day-night games with the dew coming in, anything can happen if one of the batsmen gets some shots in. All the fast bowlers were bowling well, and there was something in the wicket, so the idea was to get wickets whenever we bowled. Even when we batted, they used the short ball very well. There was pace in the pitch so we had to bowl the short ball.”
Post Match Presentation
Prasidh Krishna the Player of the Match:
“I have been striving to do this for quite some time now. So I am happy it came off and we won the match. Nothing special, I was just looking to hit the good areas. Even when I went to bat it was still seaming so I knew there was something in it for me when we bowled. I wanted to keep it tight, keep it simple, and let the ball do the talking. Be as consistent as possible, bowl straighter lines, bowl good lengths.”
Winning the series is a good feeling without a doubt. “There were some challenges that we had to face today. That partnership between KL and Surya. That is the maturity we need. We got to a respectable total, which was important. With the ball we were outstanding. The entire unit came together and performed together as a unit. It is important for these guys to bat in those kinds of situations. That is when you can judge them. Today’s knock gives Surya a lot of confidence. The pitch was not easy. So he batted and did what the team wanted and not what he wanted to do. KL too, and those little innings from Hooda in the end.
I have been asked to do different things, so this was different. People will be happy seeing Rishabh open then, but yeah it is not permanent. We will get Shikhar back next game, and he needs some game time. It is not always the results. We want to try a few things with the long term in the mind so we don’t mind if we lose the odd game in the process. I was a little surprised to not see the dew but again I am not taking anything away from the bowling unit. I have not seen that kind of spell in a long long time in India. He bowled with skill, he bowled with pace. All in all a great bowling effort.”
“We let it slip with the bat the West Indies captain. We weren’t able to put up partnerships, kept losing wickets. The more cricket we play together, hopefully, that helps us as batters. Odean is special. He is a strong guy, runs in can bowl 145. He is still young. With experience, the sky is the limit for him.”