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  • 3:22 AM IST

    That’s it. The writing was always on the wall. WI never looked to run away with the game during the chase. Shai Hope was the lone warrior and after his departure, it was only a matter of time for WI to self implode. IND win by 105 runs and take 1-0 lead in series. Star performers- Ajinkya Rahane and Kuldeep Yadav

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  • 2:46 AM IST

    This game, just like the series, has turned into a dead rubber. Nothing going WI way as they require 136 off 36 balls. All but over for hosts. Meanwhile, Kuldeep having a bowl as he picks up his third scalp of the day.

    WI 175/6 (37)
  • 2:12 AM IST

    Hope was set for his maiden ton, but is sent packing for an 88-ball 81 off Kuldeep’s delivery. Two scalps for the chinaman in quick succession. WI need to get their T20I mode on if they have any chance to chase the score. Required run-rate is over 12.

    WI 131/4 (29)
  • 1:42 AM IST

    A big moment for Kuldeep Yadav, The partnership was brewing between Shai Hope and Evin Lewis, but his maiden ODI scalp has again pushed WI on the mat. Lewis failed to read the wrong ‘un and was easily stumped by MSD. More glory to the chinaman!

    WI 97/3 (22)
  • 1:15 AM IST

    Spin has been introduced from both ends. While WI played Ashwin carefully, Shai Hope clearly doesn’t want Kuldeep Yadav to settle. Smacks him for two fours in his first over in ODIs.

    WI 50/2 (14)
  • 12:58 AM IST

    The first powerplay overs have ended with WI losing two quick wickets. A small partnership brewing between Shai Hope and Evin Lewis but hosts would want more.

    WI 31/2 (10)
  • 12:37 AM IST

  • 12:36 AM IST

    WI lose two wickets in no time. Bhuvi’s twin strikes dents their chase

  • 12:24 AM IST

    And that’s how you do it, says Bhuvi. A loosener from Kieron Powell as he departs for no score and WI in trouble. Just the kind of start IND were looking for in defence of 311.

  • 11:52 PM IST

    There were some tight overs, but the last over propelled India over 300. Kohli was leading charge single-handedly in the fag end before perishing for 87. Nonetheless, a forgettable final over from Holder spoiled things for hosts as they will have to chase down 311 in 43 overs to win. Will be a tough ask! Join us after the break….

  • 11:11 PM IST

    IND 240-3 (37): West Indies have chipped in few wickets but India still going strong. Rahane went trying to up the ante, but did his job. A fine century, third overall, first against WI, assisted him in becoming the second Indian opener to reach three-figures on Caribbean soil. Hardik Pandya was promoted, but fell for 4 off Alzarri Joseph.

    At present, Kohli (50) is accelerating and Yuvraj seems to be in his grooves as well. Another YUVI-special as we saw in Edgbaston, three weeks back? Wait and watch! India eyeing another 60 here.
  • 10:33 PM IST

    Kohli looking in his elements whereas Rahane has dominated ever since Dhawan’s departure. He has reached the 90s and will be a significant ton, if he gets there, in his ODI career. Runs coming at will, WI continue to remain clueless.

    IND 192 for 1 (30 overs)
  • 10:06 PM IST

    11 coming off the 23rd over as Virat Kohli-Rahane are doing it easily. Miguel Cummins and Devendra Bishoo operating from both ends and will have to curb the run flow by taking wickets. IND going at 6+ at the moment.

    IND 144-1 (23)
  • 9:49 PM IST

  • 9:48 PM IST

    After 19 overs, WI finally have something to cheer about! Nurse outfoxes Dhawan by darting a fuller delivery and the batsman was short of his crease. He goes for a magnificent 63. IND 118/1 (19)

  • 9:40 PM IST

    IND 103/0 (17)

  • 9:39 PM IST

    Story so far: WI bowlers have remained timid and toothless, thereby allowing Indians to carry on in usual manner and dictate terms.

  • 9:33 PM IST

    Clearly, this series is a no-match. Indian openers marching along whereas West Indies’ bowlers trying to keep it down and showing no urgency, or resorting to out-of-the-box approach, to rattle the visitors. Dhawan 58*, Rahane 33*

    IND 95/0 in 15 overs
  • 9:27 PM IST

  • 9:22 PM IST

    This is ordinary bowling from West Indies. They are not learning at all. Joseph is not causing any discomfort and Dhawan is relying on his balance and timing to add runs at will. Three fours off the 12th over has taken the left-hander to 47 in 43 balls.

    IND 78/0 (12)
  • 9:16 PM IST

    A tight over from Nurse as IND pick up only two runs off the 11th. Still cruising and WI have to look for wickets.

    IND 65/0 (11)
  • 9:07 PM IST

    Three boundaries coming off Holder’s over as 50-run stand added in 8 overs between Rahane-Dhawan. This is their seventh consecutive fifty-run stand. Wow. Though Rahane will make way for Rohit once he returns, this is spectacular from the duo…

    IND 52/0 (8)
  • 9:03 PM IST

    Indian openers relying on timing and not applying unnecessary power. That’s the way to go about it at Port of Spain,

  • 8:59 PM IST

    Holder is keeping it tight and has resorted to Ashley Nurse from one end. They are eyeing to exploit the slow and sluggish turf on offer.

  • 8:53 PM IST

    Ashley Nurse comes into the attack…

  • 8:50 PM IST

    Flurry of boundaries coming from Dhawan’s blade as IND are off and going.

    IND 29/0 (4)
  • 8:44 PM IST

    Rahane looking in good touch and milking everything from the middle of the blade. Joseph’s first delivery, of the third over, went for a maximum as he gave enough width to the right-hander. WI bowlers need to pitch it up in these conditions…

    After 3 overs, IND 20 for no loss
  • 8:37 PM IST

    We finally get going. Alzarri Joseph ends the first over of the day and concedes 7 runs. Rahane gets off the mark with a four towards square leg region. The opening pair will be eager to continue in similar fashion from where they left on Friday.

  • 8:13 PM IST

    Another CORRECTION: Not a 45-overs contest, but 43!

    Three bowlers can bowl 9 overs, whereas 2 to bowl 8
    Sigh! Just West-Indies-things. Wrong information, boring atmosphere and rain threats…
  • 8:08 PM IST

    CORRECTION: Rishabh Pant doesn’t make ODI debut. There were speculations, but untrue.

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live updates of the second ODI between India and West Indies. I, Aditya Sahay, will be today’s blogger, bringing live scorecards and interesting posts from the social media space. The match will be played at the same venue, Port of Spain, which witnessed rain abandon the opening contest. To make matters worse, a replay of misfortune is expected today as well. Dark clouds will loom over, with thunderstorms disturbing in spells. This means, teams will decipher their weakness to stay ahead in the DLS method and wisely choose whether to bat first. However, the track is expected to flatten out as the match progresses and assist spinners early on. Live cricket scorecard: India vs West Indies, 2 ODI

India will play the same bowling unit. Along with fast-bowling all-rounder Hardik Pandya, the duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav will handle the pace battery. They were unfortunate they could not take field due to rain. On the other hand, Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav will be itching to exploit the cracks.

Rain allowed India to bat for 39.2 overs. Riding on Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane’s fifties, India scored 199 for 3, and would have reached the psychological, 300-run mark had they batted for full quota of overs. Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on 32 and 9 respectively, with Yuvraj Singh managing a mere 4. Though there are talks about dropping Yuvraj, Kohli would give the veteran another nod and keep the same playing XI for this contest.

West Indian bowlers looked completely out of sorts. Barring Devendra Bishoo, none of them managed to keep a lid on the runs. For West Indies to resurrect the fallen mantle, they will have to up the ante against the in-form Indians.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, KedarJ adhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik

WestIndies: Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shai Hope (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammad, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell, Kesrick Williams