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West Indies had Hope but lose 2nd ODI to India

June 26th, 2017 | Tags: West Indies India ODI Queen's Park Oval Shai Hope
India's Ajinkya Rahane plays a shot during the second One Day International (ODI) match between West Indies and India at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad on June 25, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
Shai Hope scored 81 off 88 balls with five fours and three sixes in a valiant but vain effort for West Indies. Photo: Cricket Country/File
Shai Hope scored 81 off 88 balls with five fours and three sixes in a valiant but vain effort for West Indies. Photo: Cricket Country/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - India won the second ODI against West Indies by a record margin of 105 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series at the Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad, on Sunday June 25, 2017.

The 105-run margin gave the visitors their biggest win in the Caribbean.

After the first match on Friday June 23, 2017 was abandoned due to rain, there was play on Sunday as dark clouds, hovering over the sea on one side and the mountain on the other, stayed away from the Queen’s Park Oval thanks to little or no breeze

Thanks to yet another century partnership for the opening wicket between Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan and 87 from skipper Virat Kohli, India put on a massive 310 for five after heavy rain early in the morning had ensured the match was reduced to 43 overs a side.

It was always going to be too much for the West Indians who are coming off a loss to Afghanistan and a 1-1 draw in their most recent ODI series against the newest Test team. That they showed no skill and spine would be a worry for their fans who weren’t there in decent enough numbers.

Rahane completed his 3rd ODI century in the 34th over though he was dismissed soon after while trying to increase the run rate. Rahane, who shared 96 runs for the second wicket with his skipper Virat Kohli, tried to pull a ball too close to his body but missed the line and was bowled by Miguel Cummins.

Only Hope resisted

On their turn to bat, only Shai Hope displayed any fight for West Indies, scoring 81 off 88 balls with five fours and three sixes, playing shots that often showed him as a class act.

That the WI team score was just 112 when he fell for 81 in the 26th over and its eventual score was just 205/6 proves that the 23-year-old Hope will have to shoulder the WI batting all alone.

2 Responses to “West Indies had Hope but lose 2nd ODI to India”

  • Just saying (26/06/2017, 11:29) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Windies we with you
  • B league...Shameful (26/06/2017, 13:36) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Leave west Indies to prove themselves in a B league... Rite now they are not in India league... Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Canada, Scotland and Dubai belong in a separate B league....Shameful..

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