The West Indies beat India by two wickets in a thrilling finish in the second of the three One-Day Internationals (ODI) at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium on Sunday to level the series 1-1.

India scored 288 for five from their 50 overs after being put in to bat and the West Indies chased down the total with three balls to spare.

The visitors did not get off to a good start, losing two wickets — Johnson Charles (12) and Marlon Samuels (8) — in the first six overs with the score only at 23.

But opener Kieran Powell (59) and Darren Bravo (50) put together an important 100-run partnership for the third wicket to put the Windies' chase back on track.

The Caribbean side lost a few wickets in the middle overs but another good 82-run partnership continued their chase against the climbing run rate. Lendl Simmons (62) and Darren Sammy (63 not out) took the Windies from 185/5 to 267/6.

However, two quick wickets in the death overs poised the match for an exciting finish but Sammy made sure the visitors reached the target.

Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, offie Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami scalped two wickets each while Mohit Sharma took one.