India registered a memorable win in the second ODI against West Indies on Sunday as they chased down a target of 312 runs in 49.4 overs. The win ensured that the Shikhar Dhawan-led side took an unbeaten 2-0 victory in the three-match series. Set a tight target, the visitors were reduced to 205 for five in 38.4 overs, but Axar Patel (64*, 35 balls) hit his six with two balls to spare for India’s chase to take the guests home. revived for Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson also scored half-centuries. Opener Shubman Gill also looked set for a fifty-plus score, but on 43, he was dismissed in a bizarre fashion to Kyle Meyers.
In Meyers’ 16th over, Gill tried to scoop the ball behind the wicketkeeper, as Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan once did. The ball hit the bottom of the bat, went up and went straight into Meyers’ hands.
Watch: Strange dismissal of Shubman Gill in 2nd ODI
,@shubmangil Tried hitting behind the keeper and missed completely.
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In the match, after West Indies put in to bat, Shai Hope played a fine 135-ball 117, while captain Nicholas Pooran displayed his big hitting with six sixes and a four in his 77-ball 74. Because West Indies played a brilliant innings of 311 runs. for six.
In reply, Gill (43) looked in good touch as he hit five boundaries to give India a good start during his 49-ball knock, but skipper Dhawan (13) found it difficult at the other end. Dhawan was first caught by Meyers with a brilliant catch at third man off Romario Shepherd.
Meyers then got India back with two quick wickets, first getting rid of a well-set Gill and then removing Suryakumar Yadav (9), who once again pulled one over his stumps. Iyer and Samson tried to chase down a partnership of 99 runs off 94 balls, but once both were gone, India still needed 105 runs in 11 overs.
Then there was Axar Patel’s show as he kept fighting despite losing Hooda and Shardul Thakur.
with PTI input
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