India in West Indies, 3 ODI Series, 2019

West Indies vs India - 2nd ODI

Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Date & Time: 11 August 2019

West Indies 210/10

RR: 5 | India beat West Indies by 59 runs (D/L method)

commentary

So that is the end of this game! India have taken an unassailable lead in this series. There is still one more ODI to go which is a must-win for the hosts. That is going to be played on the 14th of August at 0930 local (1330 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Indian skipper and the Man of the Match, Virat Kohli, says it was a good outing with the bat. Reckons the wicket got slower and that is why they wanted to bat first. Feels the rain though helped Windies or it would have been even tough to bat on this wicket. Further adds they knew anything above 270 would be challenging. States it was good to perform when his team needed him to score big. Tells a senior guy had to step up especially when the openers who have done so well in the past could not. Also says it was difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball and batting became a touch easy when Lewis and Pooran were batting. Mentions it would have been a tricky situation had they not got the wickets and luckily it came at a good time. Tells Kuldeep is more lethal against the left-handers and hence, he is in the team and Jadeja gives them more depth in the batting. Praises Iyer for the way he played and says he is a very confident guy and he took a lot of pressure off.

West Indies skipper, Jason Holder says that he is disappointed to lose the match as they had the game in their hand. Admits that the last 4 wickets fell without adding a lot of runs. Tells that the batters need to take up the responsibility and take the game deep. Adds that the batters need to be better as they have let them down. On his bowlers, Holder gives them credit and says that they bowled really well as it was a good pitch to bat on.

Shreyas Iyer is down for an interview. He says it was a good day for him, he knew he was going to score runs as he has played here before and it turned out to be his day. States as soon as he went in, he had to build a partnership and says he felt really nice batting with Kohli and he was well-supported. Mentions the wicket was two-paced and he felt 250 was going to be a good score. Further adds Kohli wanted him to bat long and he did so. Ends by saying he wants to fix his place in the team but for that he needs to be consistent and do his bit.

Earlier in the day, after winning the toss India put on 279 on the board courtesy of a century from skipper, Virat Kohli and a solid 71 from Shreyas Iyer. Carlos Brathwaite was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts as he ended up with 3 wickets.

5 out of the 6 bowlers used by India were among the wickets. But it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was the standout performer. Just when it looked like West Indies were in the driver's seat, Bhuvneshwar came in and his double-wicket over completely turned the tide in India's favour. Kumar ended up with 4 wickets. Shami and Kuldeep scalped two whereas, Khaleel and Jadeja had one apiece.

Chasing 280 in the allotted 50 overs, the hosts got off to a slow but steady start. Lewis was the commander-in-chief and he was the star batter for the men from the Caribbean Islands. Hope and Gayle departed in quick succession. Lewis though then steadied the ship with Hetmyer and then a rain delay saw the target being reduced to 270 in 46 overs. Hetmyer once again failed to convert his start and fell against the run of play. Evin though continued his good work, scoring a 50 in the process. His 56-run stand with Pooran tipped the match in West Indies favour but once he departed, the others followed suit and from 148/3 the West Indies bundled out for 210.

Another collapse for the West Indies. From 179/4 the hosts have been bowled out for 210. Making it an easy win for India in the end.

41.6
0
M Shami to O Thomas, OUT! That is the end of the game! Shami picks the last wicket. He goes full and straight on middle, too good for the number 11. He looks to jam it out but fails to do so. The ball hits the pad. A huge shout follows, the umpire thinks and raises the finger. INDIA WIN BY 59 RUNS (DLS METHOD)!
41.5
1
M Shami to J Holder, Fuller on off, this is hit down to long off for one. Oshane Thomas has one ball to play out.
41.4
0
M Shami to J Holder, A full toss on the pads, it is worked through square leg and a run is not taken.

Oshane Thomas is the last man in.

41.3
0
M Shami to S Cottrell, OUT! Another excellent catch! India have been outstanding in the field today and that will be a big factor if they win the game today. First wicket for Shami. A short one on the body, Cottrell looks to pull it over the leg side but gets a top edge as he is rushed into the shot. It goes over point. Jadeja runs back and takes a very good catch. India a wicket away now.
41.2
4
M Shami to S Cottrell, FOUR! Up and over! A one bounce boundary. Fuller and outside off, Cottrell smashes it over mid off and bags a boundary.
41.1
1
M Shami to J Holder, A top class yorker on middle, Holder jams it out towards mid off for one.

Mohammed Shami is back into the attack.

40.6
0
B Kumar to S Cottrell, A good length delivery outside off stump, Cottrell swings but misses. Excellent over from Kumar. Only 3 runs from it.
40.5
1
B Kumar to J Holder, A low full toss outside off stump, Holder plays it towards mid off and takes a single.
40.4
2
B Kumar to J Holder, A knuckle ball on the off stump, Holder slogs it away towards deep mid-wicket and takes a brace.
40.3
0
B Kumar to J Holder, Good length delivery on middle, Holder comes down the track but gets an inside edge to the pads. Another dot ball.
40.2
0
B Kumar to J Holder, Another slower delivery on a good length this time, Holder gets deceived again and the ball goes back to the keeper.
40.1
0
B Kumar to J Holder, Slower yorker outside the off stump, Holder tries to slog it away but gets deceived by the slowness off the ball and misses.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on.

39.6
0
K Ahmed to S Cottrell, Shorter and outside off, Cottrell hangs his bat out but misses.
39.5
6
K Ahmed to S Cottrell, SIX! Powered away! SC is not going down without a fight. Short and on middle, Cottrell pulls it over the mid-wicket fence.
39.4
0
K Ahmed to S Cottrell, A short one on the body, Cottrell ducks under it.
39.3
1
K Ahmed to J Holder, Fuller on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
39.2
1
K Ahmed to S Cottrell, A full toss on off, Cottrell strokes it through covers for one.
39.1
1
K Ahmed to J Holder, A yorker on middle, this is jammed out to the bowler.

Khaleel Ahmed is back!

38.6
0
M Shami to S Cottrell, Full delivery on the middle stump, Cottrell drives it sweetly back to the bowler.
38.5
0
M Shami to S Cottrell, Another short delivery, this time Sheldon blocks it out towards the off side.
38.4
0
M Shami to S Cottrell, Goes for a short one this time on the body, Cottrell tries to fend it in an uncomfortable manner but is unable to get anything on it.
38.3
1
M Shami to J Holder, Full delivery this time from Shami on the off pole, Holder drives it hardly down the ground and takes another single.
38.2
1
M Shami to S Cottrell, Back of a length delivery on the middle, Cottrell flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
38.1
1
M Shami to J Holder, Good length delivery on the middle stump, Holder gets an inside edge towards fine leg and the batters cross for a single.

Shami is back on!

37.6
0
R Jadeja to S Cottrell, Floated on off, Cottrell blocks it out.
37.5
4
R Jadeja to S Cottrell, FOUR! That has been dragged! Outside off and turning away. Cottrell drags it through wide long on for a boundary.
37.4
1
R Jadeja to J Holder, Holder comes down the track and hits it down to long off for one.
37.3
0
R Jadeja to J Holder, On middle, defended.
37.2
1
R Jadeja to S Cottrell, Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
37.1
1
R Jadeja to J Holder, This is on the pads, Holder works it down to long on for one.
36.6
0
B Kumar to S Cottrell, Another good length delivery, Cottrell blocks it towards the off side. Another fruitful over for India and Bhuvneshwar.
36.5
0
B Kumar to S Cottrell, This time a good length delivery, Cottrell blocks it towards the leg side. No run.
36.4
0
B Kumar to S Cottrell, A nasty ball! This is shorter and just outside off, Cottrell hangs his bat out. He seems to have missed it. Pant puts in an appeal but the umpire shakes his head. It is loud, loud appeal but not given. No reviews. Ultra Edge confirms there was some glove there.
36.3
0
B Kumar to S Cottrell, Short delivery first up to Cottrell, the batsman ducks under it.
36.2
0
B Kumar to K Roach, OUT! BOWLED! The Windies are falling like a pack of cards here. This is on a length and around off, Roach looks to defend but he gets an inside edge which hits the stumps behind. 4th for Kumar. India two wickets away now.
36.1
1
B Kumar to J Holder, Fuller and around off, Holder strokes it through covers for one.
35.6
0
R Jadeja to K Roach, FREE-HIT! Nothing off the free hit. Roach tries to slog it out of the park but does not get any bat on it.
35.6
0
R Jadeja to K Roach, NO BALL! Untidy from Jadeja. Not what India needed after a wicket. It was a loopy delivery on the middle stump and Roach defends it towards the off side. Free hit coming up.

The new batsman in is Kemar Roach.

35.5
0
R Jadeja to C Brathwaite, OUT! Another one bites the dust! West Indies have fallen apart completely. Carlos Brathwaite walks back for another low score. The bowling change once again does the trick for the visitors. This is on middle, Brathwaite looks to go against the turn as he tries to heave. The ball though turns away and an outside edge is produced which goes straight to short third man. Shami takes a dolly. India's game to lose now. 91 needed in 60 balls.
35.4
0
R Jadeja to C Brathwaite, Loopy delivery on the off stump, Braithwaite defends it towards the off side.
35.3
1
R Jadeja to J Holder, Flatter delivery on the pads, Holder flicks it to mid-wicket and takes off for a quick single.
35.2
0
R Jadeja to J Holder, Another short delivery and faster, Holder can only push it again back to the bowler.
35.1
0
R Jadeja to J Holder, Shortish in length, Holder plays it back to the bowler.

Two right-handers in now and Kohli has gone for Ravindra Jadeja.

34.6
0
B Kumar to C Brathwaite, Shorter and outside off, Brathwaite guides it to point. Top class over comes to an end.

Two wickets in one over see Carlos Brathwaite walk out to the middle.

34.5
0
B Kumar to R Chase, OUT! That is an absolute stunner from Bhuvneshwar Kumar! This over is probably the game changing over. What a masterstroke by Kohli to get Bhuvneshwar Kumar on. Two wickets from this one. He bowls it on a length and around off, Chase looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge to the left of the bowler who sticks his hand out and the grabs it cleanly. Two extremely good catches, one by the skipper and the other by Kumar has changed the tide in India's favor.
34.4
0
B Kumar to R Chase, On the fuller side, Chase drives it but to the man at point.
34.3
0
B Kumar to R Chase, Play and a miss! Shorter in length and outside off, Chase slashes at it but misses.

Skipper, Jason Holder is the new man in.

34.2
0
B Kumar to N Pooran, OUT! CAUGHT! The bowling change has done the trick! Another set batter is out of here. India once again manage to take a timely wicket. Pooran dances down the track and Kumar bangs it short on middle. He looks to pull but does not get on top of the bounce. A top edge is induced which goes high up in the air towards mid-wicket. Kohli takes it nicely. Pooran too has thrown away a start. West Indies needed him to be in there for a longer time but that is not the case. 91 needed in 70 balls.
34.1
1
B Kumar to R Chase, Back of a length around off, Chase guides it through point and gets to the other end.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back!

33.6
1
K Ahmed to R Chase, Fuller in length this time, Chase gets an inside edge towards short fine and they take a single. Chase will keep strike for the next over.
33.5
1
K Ahmed to N Pooran, Full toss on the off stump, Pooran plays it towards mid off and takes a quick single.
33.4
0
K Ahmed to N Pooran, Swing and a miss! Short outside off stump, Pooran makes room for himself and tries to slog it away but misses it completely.
33.3
1
K Ahmed to R Chase, Good length delivery on the pads, Chase flicks it towards square leg and takes a single.
33.2
0
K Ahmed to R Chase, Shorter in length this time, Roston blocks it out towards the off side.
33.1
0
K Ahmed to R Chase, Good length delivery on middle, Chase defends it back to the bowler.
32.6
4
M Shami to N Pooran, FOUR! Misfield! Nothing going right for Shami at the moment. An expensive over by him. This is short and on the body, Pooran pulls it towards short fine leg. The fielder there fails to stop it and the ball races away to the fence. 95 needed in 78. Momentum on the hosts' side and they are the favourites now.
32.5
0
M Shami to N Pooran, Good length on off, it is defended.
32.4
1
M Shami to R Chase, Goes full now and on middle, Chase hits it down to long on for one.
32.4
0
M Shami to R Chase, WIDE! Now Shami bowls this one way too short, it seemed like he was taking all the frustration out of the last ball on this one by banging it way too short. It has been wided.
32.3
4
M Shami to R Chase, FOUR OVERTHROWS! Just needless, Iyer is the man. That releases all the pressure. Shami goes short and on middle, Chase pulls it towards mid-wicket. Iyer picks the ball up and throws it at the non-striker's end but misses. No one backing up and it goes to the fence.
32.2
0
M Shami to R Chase, DROPPED! That came quickly to Shami. He could not react in time. This is on off, Chase hits it hard back towards the bowler. Shami tries to gets two hands to it but fails to hang on.
32.1
0
M Shami to R Chase, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.

Mohammed Shami replaces Ravindra Jadeja.

31.6
0
K Ahmed to N Pooran, Top, top effort in the field again! It is Jadeja again. Shorter and around off, Pooran guides it towards point where Jadeja dives to his left and stops it. Tidy over by Khaleel. 105 needed in 84. Run rate now 7.5.
31.5
0
K Ahmed to N Pooran, A wild swing that! Shorter and outside off, Pooran looks to go over mid-wicket but misses.
31.4
0
K Ahmed to R Chase, On the pads, Chase looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side. Leg bye taken.
31.3
1
K Ahmed to N Pooran, Good fielding! Jadeja is the man! This is full and outside off, it is hit towards cover. Jadeja there dives to his right and saves at least two for his side. A single taken.
31.2
0
K Ahmed to N Pooran, OHHH! This is just outside off, Pooran initially looks to play at it but then bails out.
31.1
1
K Ahmed to R Chase, Back of a length around off, Chase guides it through point for one.

Khaleel Ahmed is back on!

30.6
0
R Jadeja to N Pooran, Flatter and on off, this is guided to the man at point.
30.5
0
R Jadeja to N Pooran, Looks to play the reverse sweep but due to the extra bounce, it hits the glove and lobs well short of the fielder at point.
30.4
1
R Jadeja to R Chase, Outside off, this is hit through covers for one.
30.3
1
R Jadeja to N Pooran, Floats it up on off, Pooran pushes it towards cover and takes one. The fielder has a needless shy at the non-striker's end but no extra run taken.
30.2
0
R Jadeja to N Pooran, Flatter and on off, this is guided to the man at point.
30.1
1
R Jadeja to R Chase, Floats it up on off, this is eased down to long off for one.
29.6
1
K Yadav to R Chase, A little too full this time, Chase strokes it down to long off for one. End of Kuldeep for tonight. A decent spell by him. 10-0-59-2 is his figures for today.
29.5
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Shorter around off, Pooran goes back and punches it firmly through covers for one.
29.4
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, Misses! Kuldeep gives that a lot of air and lands it outside off, Pooran looks to drive but misses the ball completely.
29.3
1
K Yadav to R Chase, Gives it a lot of air and lands it on middle, Chase comes down the track and eases it down to long on for one.
29.2
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Shorter and outside off, Pooran slaps it through covers for one.
29.1
1
K Yadav to R Chase, Good fielding! This floated up around off, Chase leans into it and strokes it through covers. Kohli there dives to his right and makes a half-stop but can't stop the run.
28.6
0
R Jadeja to N Pooran, On middle, Pooran works it to mid-wicket. A dot to end a tight first over by Jadeja.
28.5
1
R Jadeja to R Chase, Flatter again and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.
28.4
1
R Jadeja to N Pooran, Good running! This is on off, Pooran guides it towards point for a quick run.
28.3
0
R Jadeja to N Pooran, Flatter and on the pads, Pooran pushes it back to the bowler.
28.2
0
R Jadeja to N Pooran, Flatter and on off, this is defended.
28.1
1
R Jadeja to R Chase, Floats it up on off, Chase strokes it through covers for one.

Ravindra Jadeja is on! FINALLY!

27.6
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, A yorker outside off, Pooran jams it out towards short third man. Just the 4 runs and a wicket from the over.
27.5
1
K Yadav to R Chase, Loopy ball on the pads, Chase works it through square leg for one.
27.4
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Another very full ball on off, Pooran hits it through covers for one.
27.3
1
K Yadav to R Chase, Floats it up on off, Chase strokes it through covers and takes one.

Drinks Break! This game is evenly poised here but the wicket of the well-set Evin Lewis has put the game in India's favor by just a bit. 122 to get from 112 needed, if West Indies keep wickets in their hand then West Indies should win it. India know they need to keep picking wickets here.

27.2
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, OUT! What a catch that is! Virat Kohli, the skipper, leading from the front. Something special was needed to break this stand and the skipper delivers. The well-set Lewis is out of here. He fails to convert his fifty. This is short and around off, it is quicker. Lewis goes back and looks to hit it hard over covers. Does not get the timing right. Kohli takes a couple of steps back, times his leap to perfection, hangs his hand upwards and the ball sticks in. End of the 56-run stand and the game is poised nicely now. 122 more needed in 112 balls with 6 wickets in hand.
27.1
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Shorter and around off, Pooran goes back and has all the time in the world to cut it through point for one.
26.6
0
K Jadhav to E Lewis, Short and flat on off, Lewis punches it to short extra cover.
26.5
1
K Jadhav to N Pooran, Once again Kedar is guilty of bowling short, Pooran pulls it with ease towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
26.4
1
K Jadhav to E Lewis, Shorter on off, EL punches it on the off side for one.
26.3
2
K Jadhav to E Lewis, Floated on off, Lewis drives it through covers but this time sweeper cover can clean it. Just a single.
26.2
4
K Jadhav to E Lewis, FOUR! Punched away! The ploy to continue with Kedar clearly not working. Shorter outside off, Lewis gets on his back foot and punches it with ease through covers for a boundary. Also brings up the 50-run stand. Solid from the duo.
26.1
0
K Jadhav to E Lewis, Tossed up on off, Lewis punches it to the off side.
26.1
0
K Jadhav to E Lewis, WIDE! Bowls the side arm ball way outside off, Lewis leaves it alone.
25.6
1
K Yadav to E Lewis, Uppish but safe. Shorter on off, Lewis punches it through covers for a single as the man at sweeper cover mops it up. 132 needed off 120 balls now.
25.5
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, Flighted on off, EL nudges it to point.
25.4
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, Bowls it quicker and fuller on off and middle, Lewis looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
25.3
4
K Yadav to E Lewis, FOUR! Wonderful shot! Kuldeep flights this on middle and leg, Lewis gets down on one knee and paddles it through the vacant backward square leg region for a boundary.
25.2
2
K Yadav to E Lewis, Tossed up outside off, Lewis comes down the track and strokes it wide of long off for a couple.
25.1
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Floated outside off, it is slow and short. Pooran punches it through cover-point with the spin and gets a single.
24.6
0
K Jadhav to E Lewis, A very confident appeal by the Indians but the umpire waves it away. NO review left too. This is quicker and fuller outside off. Lewis looks to play it off the back foot through the off side. There is some noise as the ball passes the bat. Pant takes it and appeals but the umpire shakes his head. He indicated, the noise was of the bat hitting the ground. Just the single from the over. Top one. A much-needed one too as the last two went for runs. 140 needed in 126.
24.5
1
K Jadhav to N Pooran, On off, this is eased down to long off for one.
24.4
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, Slightly short and outside off, Pooran cuts but finds point.
24.3
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, Good ball! He fires it on the stumps, Pooran pushes it back towards the bowler who dives to his right and saves a run.
24.2
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, Flatter and on the stumps, the batter goes back and pushes it towards cover. Pooran wants a run but is sent back.
24.1
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, On middle, this is defended.
23.6
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Well fielded! Shorter and outside off, the batter goes back and cuts it hard towards cover. Kohli dives and makes a half-stop. Can't stop the run though. 9 from the over. 19 from the last two.
23.5
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, Slightly fuller and quicker outside off, it has been left alone.
23.4
1
K Yadav to E Lewis, Shorter again on off, Lewis goes back and pushes it through covers for one.
23.3
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, Loopy ball on off, Lewis goes back and guides it to point.
23.2
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Two is the call but it will only be one! Shorter and outside off, Pooran slaps it through covers for one.
23.1
6
K Yadav to N Pooran, SIX! He has picked the bones out of that one! What a sound that made of the bat. WOW! A freebie yes, but it still has to be put away. A full toss on middle, Pooran sends it sailing over the mid-wicket fence. A six to begin the over. Pressure on the bowler now.
22.6
1
K Jadhav to N Pooran, A single to end! Pooran hits this through covers and takes one. 150 more needed in 23 overs.
22.5
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, Slower through the air and outside off, Pooran goes after it again but misses.
22.4
4
K Jadhav to N Pooran, FOUR! DEFT! Nice batting! Jadhav bowls this quicker and outside off, Pooran waits for it and guides it past backward point for a boundary.
22.3
1
K Jadhav to E Lewis, Fifty for Lewis! 6th ODI half century and first against India. It has been a bit of a struggle out there for him as he has struggled with a calf injury but has played really well. Needs to continue though. He gets there by playing this late and towards short third man for one.
22.2
0
K Jadhav to E Lewis, FOUR BYES! Bonus runs! Poor by Pant there. This is very full outside off, Lewis lets it be. Pant is lazy in going down there and the ball sneaks through his legs and goes to the third man fence.
22.1
0
K Jadhav to E Lewis, Outside off, Lewis guides it to point.
21.6
4
K Yadav to N Pooran, FOUR! Swept and swept nicely! This is on middle, Pooran brings out the sweep shot. He hits it through square leg and the ball races away to the fence. Spoils the over. 8 from it.
21.5
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, Pooran misses out there! He is guilty of going too hard at the ball. A full toss on middle, Pooran swings hard but it goes off the inside edge towards the leg side.
21.4
1
K Yadav to E Lewis, Another tossed up ball on off, Lewis hits it through covers for another one.
21.3
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Slightly shorter and outside off, Pooran goes back and slaps it through covers for one.
21.2
1
K Yadav to E Lewis, Floats it up on off, Lewis strokes it down to long off for one.
21.1
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Almost drags it on! This is floated outside off, Lewis throws his bat at it but it goes off the inner half, past the off pole and down towards fine leg for one.
20.6
1
K Jadhav to N Pooran, A single to end! On off, NP strokes it through covers for one.
20.5
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, This is tossed up on off, Pooran strokes it to covers.
20.4
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, A loopy ball outside off, Pooran goes after it again but only manages an outside edge to short third man.
20.3
4
K Jadhav to N Pooran, FOUR! Releases some pressure! Lovely shot. This is very full and on off, Pooran caresses it through covers and the ball races away to the fence.
20.2
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, On the stumps, Pooran pushes it to covers.
20.1
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, Fuller and outside off, Pooran goes after it but gets a bottom edge. It ends up bouncing onto the helmet of Pant. He is fine though.
19.6
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, That is another lovely delivery! This is once again given a lot of loop and it pitches around off. Lewis goes hard at it but the ball spins away and beats the outside edge.
19.5
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, Gives it a lot of air and lands it on off, it is defended.
19.4
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, Sharp turn! This is on off and then spins away. Lewis does well to bail out of the shot at the end.
19.3
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, Loopy ball on off, Lewis hits it to the right of covers where Kohli makes a good stop.
19.2
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, On middle, Lewis defends it out.
19.1
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, A low full toss on the pads, it is eased down to long on for one.
18.6
1
K Jadhav to N Pooran, Shorter in length again and outside off, Pooran plays it late and through backward point for one.
18.5
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, Slightly shorter around off, the batter cuts it to covers.
18.4
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, This one is angled into the batter, Pooran works it to mid-wicket.
18.3
1
K Jadhav to E Lewis, Very full and on off, it is hit through covers for one.
18.2
1
K Jadhav to N Pooran, Fuller and on off, Pooran is off the mark as he pushes it through covers.
18.1
1
K Jadhav to N Pooran, Flatter and on the stumps, this is pushed down to long off for one.

Kedar Jadhav is on now!

Nicholas Pooran is the new man in.

17.6
0
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, OUT! In the air... taken! Kuldeep breaks the stand which was starting to look threatening. Hetmyer has thrown it away. Kuldeep bowls this quicker and shorter on middle, Hetmyer goes back and looks to pull but is hurried into the shot. He gets a top edge which goes high up in the air towards cover where Kohli takes it. India continue to take wickets at the right time. 178 needed in 168.
17.5
1
K Yadav to E Lewis, Fuller and outside off, Lewis strokes it through covers and takes one.
17.4
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, On off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
17.3
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, Quicker and on off, Lewis pushes it towards point.
17.2
1
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, Flatter and on off, Hetmyer goes back and pushes it through covers. Hetmyer seems to be picking Kuldeep.
17.1
1
K Yadav to E Lewis, A full toss on off, Lewis hits it through covers for one.
16.6
0
M Shami to S Hetmyer, Shorter and on off, Hetmyer pushes it to covers. Another excellent over for the Windies.
16.5
0
M Shami to S Hetmyer, FOUR LEG BYES! Second boundary in the over. Poor delivery again. On the pads, Hetmyer looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pads and goes to the fine leg fence.
16.4
0
M Shami to S Hetmyer, On a good length on off, it is kept out.
16.3
2
M Shami to S Hetmyer, A couple now! Runs coming thick and fast. Short and on middle, Hetmyer pulls it on the bounce to mid on. Khaleel misfields and concedes an extra run.
16.2
4
M Shami to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Too wide and put away! Short and outside off, Hetmyer waits for it and cuts it through point. The ball races away to the fence.
16.1
0
M Shami to S Hetmyer, A huge appeal but too high. Fuller around off and angling into the batter. Hetmyer looks to drive but misses to get hit high on the back pad.
15.6
1
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, Good batting! Got a boundary on the last ball and now eases this down to long off for one. 10 from the over. 191 needed in 180 balls.
15.5
4
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, FOUR! That has been hit with a lot of power! Smashed! Very full and on off, Hetmyer lines it up and hits it hard through covers. You need not run for those.
15.4
1
K Yadav to E Lewis, A sloppy effort! Costs just the one though. This is on the pads, Lewis sweeps it towards short fine leg. The fielder there is lazy to get down and fails to stop it. Just a single though as the ball slows up due to the wet outfield.
15.3
1
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, Good shot but only for a run! Shorter in length and outside off, the batsman guides it through point for one.
15.2
1
K Yadav to E Lewis, A little too full on off, Lewis strokes it through covers and takes one.
15.1
1
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, Floats it up on off, this is eased down to long off for one.
15.1
0
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, Down the leg side, Hetmyer looks to sweep but misses. Wided.

The physio is out yet again! Lewis needs to be treated. The physios do their job and Lewis will continue. He might be struggling with cramps.

14.6
0
M Shami to E Lewis, Lewis misses out there! This is slightly shorter in length and outside off, Evin cuts but finds point.
14.5
0
M Shami to E Lewis, Back of a length on middle, Evin pushes it to mid on. Lewis is once again is in pain after playing that shot.
14.4
4
M Shami to E Lewis, FOUR! In the gap! Lovely pull shot. But Lewis has once again done some damage to himself. This is short and on the body, Lewis swivels and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary. He is taking a minute for himself as he is seen holding his leg. He is fine to go now.
14.3
1
M Shami to S Hetmyer, Goes short and outside off, Hetmyer pulls it through square leg for one.
14.2
0
M Shami to S Hetmyer, Slightly shorter and outside off, Hetmyer guides it towards point where Jadeja makes a good stop diving to his right.
14.1
0
M Shami to S Hetmyer, Bowls a short one on off, it skids through, Hetmyer mistimes his pull towards mid on.

Mohammed Shami is back!

13.6
1
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, Slightly shorter in length around off, Hetmyer goes back and guides it towards point for one. A good over for the Windies, 8 from it.
13.5
1
K Yadav to E Lewis, A little too full this time, Lewis strokes it through covers and takes one.
13.4
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, Slower through the air again around off, Lewis guides it to point.
13.3
1
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, The googly on off, Hetmyer goes back and pushes it towards cover. A misfield by Kohli there and a run is taken.
13.2
1
K Yadav to E Lewis, This is on middle, it turns away. Lewis looks to defend but it goes off the outer half through covers for one.
13.1
4
K Yadav to E Lewis, FOUR! Nicely played! The first ball Lewis faces after the delay is a boundary. This is on the pads, Lewis goes down on one knee and sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary.
12.6
0
K Ahmed to S Hetmyer, Good length and on off, Hetmyer is solid in defense.
12.6
0
K Ahmed to S Hetmyer, A false start! This is down the leg side, Hetmyer looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.

We are all set to resume now! The players make their way out to the middle. Shimron Hetmyer and Evin Lewis will resume their innings. Khaleel will continue his over. Here we go...

Update 1551 local - We have news for you, the game should start at 1600 local which is around 9 minutes from now. However, overs have been deducted. It is now a 46 over game and the target is 270.

Update 1534 local - It has stopped raining and the covers are slowly coming off. The umpires are on the ground and appear to be pleased with the ground conditions. It won't be too long before we get underway again.

So it has started to rain now! The covers are firmly in place. This too seems like a passing shower though.

12.5
0
K Ahmed to S Hetmyer, NOT OUT! Nothing on Ultra Edge! India too lose their review. This is on a length and outside off, Hetmyer looks to drive but misses. Pant takes it and appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Pant wants it to be reviewed and Kohli does so. Upstairs they go but replays show nothing.

An appeal for a caught behind has been turned down! India review. Also, the players are seen going off the field and covers are coming on.

12.4
1
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Top edge but safe! Shortish and on middle, Lewis looks to pull but the bounce gets big on him. He gets a top edge which lands in no man's land in the square leg region. One taken.
12.3
1
K Ahmed to S Hetmyer, On the pads, Hetmyer works it through mid-wicket for one. He is off the mark.
12.3
0
K Ahmed to S Hetmyer, Down the leg side, Hetmyer looks to flick but misses. Wided.

Shimron Hetmyer is the new man in.

12.2
0
K Ahmed to S Hope, OUT! Drags it on! How many times since the World Cup have we seen Hope being dismissed in this manner? Khaleel gets his first. This is shorter and outside off, Hope stands tall and looks to force it through the off side but due to the slowness of the wicket, he gets an inside edge which shatters the stumps behind. Hope walks back for a low score and India back on top. 228 more needed in 226.

It has gotten dark out there and the ground staff have taken their position.

12.1
0
K Ahmed to S Hope, On the fuller side, Hope strokes it to mid off.
11.6
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, Tosses it up and lands it around off, Lewis prods forward and keeps it out. Just the three runs in the over. Tidy start by Kuldeep.
11.5
1
K Yadav to S Hope, Another single as Hope eases this loopy ball down to long on for one.
11.4
1
K Yadav to E Lewis, Slightly shorter and around off, Lewis pushes it down to long off and gets to the other end.
11.3
1
K Yadav to S Hope, Almost! This is slightly flatter and around off, it turns back in too. Hope just about gets his bat down. It goes off the inner half towards square leg for one.
11.2
0
K Yadav to S Hope, Another tossed up ball on off, Hope goes back and pushes it back to the bowler.
11.1
0
K Yadav to S Hope, Floats it up on middle, Hope works it to mid-wicket.

Kuldeep Yadav is on now!

10.6
1
K Ahmed to S Hope, On middle and leg, Hope hops and glances it to the on side for a single.
10.5
0
K Ahmed to S Hope, Excellently bowled. Yorker outside off, Hope does well to jam it out.
10.4
1
K Ahmed to E Lewis, On the pads, Lewis glances it to the on side and gets to the other end.
10.3
0
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Good length ball wide of the off pole, EL shoulders arms to it.
10.2
0
K Ahmed to E Lewis, On the fourth stump line, Lewis leaves it alone.
10.1
1
K Ahmed to S Hope, Good length ball around off, Hope strokes it to point and gets a single.

Powerplay 2 signalled by the umpire. Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle.

9.6
0
B Kumar to E Lewis, Shorter in length and outside off, Lewis goes hard at it but it goes off the inner half towards mid on. End of Powerplay 1. The game is evenly poised after the first 10. West Indies are 46 for 1 after it.
9.5
0
B Kumar to E Lewis, This is angled into the batter, Lewis pushes it to mid-wicket.
9.4
1
B Kumar to S Hope, He is off the mark straightaway! A risky run though. This is around off, Hope guides it towards point and takes off. The point fielder fails to collect the ball cleanly and a run is taken.

Shai Hope is the new man in.

9.3
0
B Kumar to C Gayle, OUT! That is plumb in front! A waste of a review to be honest! Gayle walks back to the hut and also takes a review along with him. India needed this breakthrough and they have got it. Kumar bowls it fuller around leg stump. It pitches and jags back in. Gayle fails to put bat on ball. An appeal follows and the finger goes up. Gayle reviews. Replays roll in and they show three reds. West Indies need 235 in 243.

A huge appeal and Gayle is given! He reviews. Looks out though.

9.2
1
B Kumar to E Lewis, A single now! India now have a man in the deep in the cover region. Fuller and outside off, Lewis strokes it through covers for one.
9.1
4
B Kumar to E Lewis, FOUR! Width on offer to Lewis and he will surely make you pay. Full and outside off, Lewis throws his bat at it. Gets it through cover-point and the ball races away.

Mohammed Shami is back on! He was about to bowl but then Kohli wants to continue with Kumar. Actually, Kohli has to continue with Kumar as Shami can't bowl for another 12 minutes as he was off the field for a while.

8.6
0
K Ahmed to C Gayle, Good length and on off, Gayle strokes it to the man at covers.
8.5
4
K Ahmed to C Gayle, FOUR! Cracked away! Width on offer and Gayle makes the bowler pay. Shorter and outside off, Gayle slashes at it, gets it through point and the ball races away to the fence.
8.4
0
K Ahmed to C Gayle, Continues bowling it on a length outside off, Gayle lets it be.
8.3
1
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Fuller and angling into the batter, Lewis looks to drive but it goes off the inner half towards wide mid on for one.
8.2
0
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Good length and outside off, this is left alone.
8.1
1
K Ahmed to C Gayle, That is the record! Gayle is now the highest scorer in ODIs for West Indies. Truly a legend. He gets there by guiding it down to third man for one. A round of applause for him, even the Indian skipper has acknowledged the effort by the big man.
7.6
4
B Kumar to E Lewis, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Exactly what Lewis is doing, waiting for the bad balls and ensuring he makes them count. This is short and on the body, Lewis pulls it fine on the leg side and spoils the over.
7.5
0
B Kumar to E Lewis, On a length once again, Lewis lunges and pushes it to mid off.
7.4
0
B Kumar to E Lewis, Continues attacking the off pole, Lewis once again manages to push it to mid off.
7.3
0
B Kumar to E Lewis, Back of a length again, Lewis pushes it to mid off.
7.2
0
B Kumar to E Lewis, This is angled into the batter, Lewis pushes it to covers.
7.1
1
B Kumar to C Gayle, A single and Gayle moves level with Lara as the highest run-scorer for West Indies in ODIs. He works it through square leg to get to that milestone.

Change of ends for Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

6.6
0
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Play and a miss! This is fuller and outside off, Lewis goes after it away from the body. Luckily for him, the ball whizzes past the outside edge. A good over by Khaleel to begin with. A testing one.
6.5
0
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Outside off, Lewis lets it be.

A slip in place now! A little too late? Maybe.

6.4
4
K Ahmed to E Lewis, EDGY FOUR! No slip in place and Lewis gets away with that. A good delivery this. It is on a length and it takes off after pitching. Lewis hangs his bat out. The ball flies off the outside edge to the third man fence.
6.3
1
K Ahmed to C Gayle, A direct hit but Gayle is in! This is on middle, Gayle pushes it towards mid on and gets to the other end.
6.2
0
K Ahmed to C Gayle, On a length and outside off, Gayle does not fiddle with it.
6.1
0
K Ahmed to C Gayle, Good delivery to begin with! He bowls it full and around off, Gayle gets his bat down in time and strokes it to covers.

The physio is out to have a look at Lewis. He seems to be struggling with his right leg. Also, Khaleel Ahmed is on now.

5.6
0
M Shami to E Lewis, A dot to end! So just the boundary from the over. On middle, Lewis pushes it back to the bowler.
5.5
0
M Shami to E Lewis, Flashes and misses! Shorter in length and outside off, Lewis throws the kitchen sink at it but misses.
5.4
0
M Shami to E Lewis, Good length and outside off, Lewis shoulders arms to this one.
5.3
0
M Shami to E Lewis, Shorter around off, Lewis stands tall and pushes it to covers.
5.2
0
M Shami to E Lewis, Another one on the shorter side but this is close to the off pole, Lewis guides it powerfully but to point.
5.1
4
M Shami to E Lewis, FOUR! First one of the game! Slightly shorter and outside off, Lewis slashes at it. He gets it past point and the ball races away to the fence.
4.6
0
B Kumar to C Gayle, Back of a length around off, Gayle opens the face of the bat and guides it to point. So if not for that five wides, it would have been a very good over.
4.5
0
B Kumar to C Gayle, Back of a length and on off, Gayle stands tall and keeps it out.
4.4
0
B Kumar to C Gayle, Once more on a length and outside off, Gayle shoulders arms to it.
4.3
0
B Kumar to C Gayle, A little too wide outside off, it has been left alone.
4.3
0
B Kumar to C Gayle, FIVE WIDES! Bad bounce there for Pant! Not an easy take for him. A slower ball and down the leg side, Gayle looks to flick it but misses. The ball bounces in front of Pant and it goes past him for a boundary.
4.2
0
B Kumar to C Gayle, On middle, Gayle works it back towards the bowler.
4.1
1
B Kumar to E Lewis, Another one angled into the batter, Lewis looks to push it down the ground but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
3.6
0
M Shami to C Gayle, Back of a length again and around off, Gayle guides it to point for the third time in a row. A tight over by Shami.
3.5
0
M Shami to C Gayle, Another dot as one more delivery is guided to point.
3.4
0
M Shami to C Gayle, Slightly shorter and around off, Gayle opens the face of the bat and guides it to point.
3.3
0
M Shami to C Gayle, Well bowled! This starts around off and comes back in late. Gayle does well to take his front leg out of the way and works it back to the bowler.
3.2
0
M Shami to C Gayle, Goes back to bowling it on a length and outside off, it is left alone.
3.1
2
M Shami to C Gayle, On the fuller side and it is angled into the batter from around the wicket. Gayle works it through square leg and takes two.
2.6
0
B Kumar to E Lewis, Another slower one outside off, Lewis once again does not offer a shot. So despite going for a biggie, just the 7 from it.
2.5
0
B Kumar to E Lewis, A slower one now outside off, Lewis does not bother playing at it.
2.4
0
B Kumar to E Lewis, Back of a length and on off, Lewis stands tall and pushes it to covers.
2.3
6
B Kumar to E Lewis, SIX! Evin Lewis has nailed that. He just loves it there. Saw that a few times in the first ODI. It is short and on the body, Lewis swivels and pulls it over the backward square leg fence for a biggie. First of this innings.
2.2
1
B Kumar to C Gayle, Gayle takes a few steps down the track and Kumar shortens his length. Gayle works it towards mid-wicket and takes one. A quick single, yes, you read it right, a quick single by Gayle.
2.1
0
B Kumar to C Gayle, On off and this one is angled away. Gayle initially looks to play at it but then bails out.
1.6
0
M Shami to E Lewis, Good shot again! This is fuller again on middle, Lewis strokes it straight to mid off. That was right off the middle.
1.5
2
M Shami to E Lewis, Good timing there! Does not go for a boundary but two! Fuller and around off, Lewis pushes it through covers and the batters run two.
1.4
0
M Shami to E Lewis, Attacks the stumps this time, Lewis is solid in defense.
1.3
0
M Shami to E Lewis, Good delivery! This is outside off and on a length. Lewis shoulders arms to this one.
1.2
0
M Shami to E Lewis, Loose stroke! This is short and outside off, Lewis goes after it but half-heartedly. He misses.
1.2
0
M Shami to E Lewis, WIDE! Down the leg side, Lewis looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
1.1
0
M Shami to E Lewis, He starts from around the wicket and angles this one into the pads, Lewis works it to mid-wicket.

Mohammed Shami to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
B Kumar to C Gayle, A good nut to end! This is on off and it slants away. Gayle plays inside the line and lets it be.
0.5
1
B Kumar to E Lewis, Lewis is off the mark as well! Kumar bowls another one on the shorter side on off, Lewis pushes it towards mid off and gets to the other end.
0.4
0
B Kumar to E Lewis, Another good length delivery around off, Lewis pushes it off the back foot to point.
0.3
0
B Kumar to E Lewis, Back of a length again, Lewis stands tall and pushes it to mid off.
0.2
0
B Kumar to E Lewis, Back of a length and around off, Lewis keeps it out off the back foot.
0.1
1
B Kumar to C Gayle, Gayle is off the mark and so are the Windies! Kumar bowls it on a length and outside off, Gayle guides it down to third man and takes one.

We are back for the chase! The Indian players are out on the field. Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis walk out to the middle to open the innings for West Indies. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take the first new ball for India.