India sealed the ODI series against West Indies

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India again won a crucial match against the home team, West Indies. They won the 2nd ODI by two wickets only. As a result, India won the three-match ODI series at the Queen’s Park Oval. Indian spinner Axar Patel showed an excellent batting display against the Caribbean to win this match. He scored 64 off 35 balls, which earned India a crucial victory.

Match Report

Nicholas Pooran, the captain of West Indies, won the toss at the Queen’s Park and decided to bat first. So, Shai Hope and Kyle Mayers came off the pitch to start the inning for West Indies. They had a brilliant start as both openers added 65 runs in the opening partnership. Unfortunately, Kyle Mayers lost his wicket, scoring 39 runs. But Shai Hope continued scoring runs. He got a brilliant century in this match. Before losing the wicket, Shai Hope scored 115 runs. The remaining batters also contribute to the team. But Nicholas Pooran’s effort was mind-blowing. He added 74 runs in the lower order, which helped West Indies to set a massive target of 312 runs for India.

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Chasing down the massive target, India started their batting innings with two openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill. The second ODI also got off to a slow start for India. Both openers were very careful on the pitch. However, they added 48 runs in the opening partnership. After that, Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan lost his wicket to Romario Shepherd. 

After a while, Shubman Gill also left the pitch. In the 16th over, Kyle Mayers took his wicket. But, before his departure, Shubman Gill scored 43 off 49 balls. However, India lost another wicket as Suryakumar Yadav left the pitch, scoring only nine runs. 

But Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson played a crucial role in the lower order. They made a brilliant partnership of 99 runs. Shreyas Iyer added 63 runs with four fours and one six before losing the wicket. Meanwhile, Sanju Samson scored 54 runs for the team. But the most dramatic scene started when Axar Patel came into the pitch. He was very aggressive from the beginning. With five sixes and three fours, Patel scored a very quick 64 runs for India. Relying on his bat, India chased the target two balls before the innings ended. As a result, India won the match by two wickets and sealed the ODI series.