India 263/7 (V Kohli 62, S Raina 62, J Taylor 3/54) after 50 overs
Batting first team India scored 25 for 7 in their 50 allotted overs at Feroz Shah Kotle, New Delhi on Saturday. For India Virat Kohli 62 runs and Suresh Raina 62 runs were the main contributors, as the duo put on 105 runs for the 4th wicket which was India’s highest partnership in this innings.
Earlier Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss on second consecutive occasion and elected to bat this time, as opposed to fielding first in first ODI, against the West Indies in the second ODI.
West Indies after registering a convincing win in 1st ODI at Kochi, West Indies started the second ODI maintaining good bowling form as Jerome Taylor struck to dismiss Dhawan to notch up his 100th ODI wicket. Dhawan, who was on a personal score of 1, tried an expansive drive which went through the gate to hit off-stump.
Undoubtedly it was a quick in-swinger from Taylor, but Dhawan being a top order batsman ought to have dealt with it in a better fashion.
Talking about changes, West Indies, who won the previous ODI, remain unchanged, while, India, on the other hand, in a like for like change, replaced Umesh Yadav with other fast bowler Mohit Sharma, who is ruled out of remainder of the series.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.
West Indies: Dwayne Bravo (c), Darren Smith, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Sulieman Benn, Ravi Rampaul, Jerome Taylor.