Port of Spain: India won the second ODI against West Indies by 59 runs owing to Duckworth-Lewis method at Queen’s Park Oval here on Monday.
India posted a target of 280 but in the rain-affected match, the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) came into play and the target was reduced to 270 runs in 46 overs fro the Windies.
Chasing a moderate target of 270, Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis built a partnership of 45-runs for the first wicket. Gayle (11) was caught in front of the wickets by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 10th over.
Lewis and Shai Hope (5) built a small stand of 7 runs before the latter was sent to pavilion by Khaleel Ahmed in 13th over.
Windies fell short of the 122 runs in 18.4 overs and India required six more wickets to win the match.
Kumar’s over changed the dimension of the game and turned things in favour of the Men in Blue. In the very next over, Carlos Brathwaite socred a duck and gifted his wicket to Ravindra Jadeja.
For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and took four wickets while Mohammad Shami and Kuldeep Yadav scalped two wickets each.
Earlier, Indian skipper won the toss and elected to bat first. Opener Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma opened the innings for India.
India suffered an early blow when Dhawan (2) was dismissed in the first over by Sheldon Cottrell. After Dhawan’s dismissal, Virat Kohli came in to bat and built a partnership of 74 runs with Rohit.
Rohit (18) was sent to pavilion by spinner Roston Chase in the 16th over.
Rishabh Pant joined Kohli in the middle and built a 25-run stand before the former was bowled by Carlos Brathwaite in the 23rd over. He played a knock of 20 runs off 35 balls.
Shreyas Iyer and Kohli helped the side to get past the score of 200 run-mark. Kohli scored 120 runs before he was caught by Kemar Roach off Brathwaite in the 42nd over.
India 279/7 defeat West Indies 210 by 59 runs.
India will play against Windies in the third ODI at Queen’s Park Oval on August 14.