India vs West Indies 2nd ODI at Visakhapatnam: Virat slams 18th ODI century; Score 140/3 in 28 overs

Virat Kohli © PTI (File photo)

Nov 24, 2013

Virat Kohli failed to notch up his 18th One-Day International (ODI) century on Sunday, as he was dismissed for 99 during the second tie between India and the West Indies at Visakhapatnam.

Kohli faced 100 balls and hit nine boundaries during his innings at Dr YS Rajsekhara Reddy Stadium.

Kohli was caught by Jason Holder at third-man position off Ravi Rampaul, as the two West Indians dashed his hopes of a ton. Kohli and Suresh Raina put up a 65-run stand for the fourth wicket as India reached 209 for five after 39 overs.

Raina was earlier dismissed for 23.

Both Virat and Raina were given a lifeline each as the two batsmen made a strong platform for their side in a bid to launch a late attack in order to put a strong first-innings total.

This was after Yuvraj’s struggle was ended at the crease by Darren Sammy. Yuvraj scored 28.
 
Earlier, Veerasammy Permaul provided West Indies their second breakthrough against India in the second ODI when he trapped opener Shikhar Dhawan in the 14th over of the innings. Dhawan remained stuck as his position as the ball thashed into his pads. Permaul was drafted in by the West Indies in place of Narsingh Deonarine.

Dhawan fell after scoring a brisk 35, which was studded with five boundaries. He added 48 runs for the second wicket with Virat Kohli in order to lead India’s recovery after early loss.

The Indian batsmen looked cautious at the crease as they did not take unnecessary risks in the middle and rotated the strike in order to keep the scoreboard ticking. A couple of boundaries off loose balls also served Virat and Dhawan well.
 
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