Strong-willed Windies hold India to tie

Brief scores: India 321/6 (Virat Kohli 157*, Ambati Rayudu 73; Ashley Nurse 2/46, Obed McCoy 2/71) tied with West Indies 321/7 (Shai Hope 123*, Shimron Hetmyer 94; Kuldeep Yadav 3/67, Mohammed Shami 1/59)

2nd ODI statistical highlights

    • India and the West Indies played their first tie on Indian soil, cancelling each other out with 321 after 100 overs.
    • Obed McCoy replaced the West Indies debutant in the previous match, Oshane Thomas, and became the country’s 187th ODI player. MS Dhoni became his first wicket in international cricket and he took 2/71 on his ODI debut.
    • Having won the toss and elected to bat first, Virat Kohli anchored the Indian innings and, in the process, made his 37th ODI century, the second-most in ODI cricket. He walked in to bat in the third over and carried his bat after making 157 runs off 129 balls, an innings punctuated by 13 fours and four sixes. This was also his fourth 150-plus score in ODI and third-highest in the format.
    • Kohli became the fifth Indian batsman and 13th overall to complete 10000 runs in ODI cricket and is now the fastest to reach the landmark in terms of innings (205), 54 fewer than the previous-best (Sachin Tendulkar in 259).
    • Kohli shared a 139-run partnership for the third wicket with Ambati Rayudu, who himself made his ninth ODI half-century, an 80-ball 73 punctuated with eight fours.
    • Shimron Hetmyer made a blazing 64-ball 94, his second ODI half-century, with seven hits over the fence in addition to four fours. His innings took West Indies to nearly 100 runs from a win, dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal with the score on 221.
    • Shai Hope made his second ODI century, an unbeaten 123 off 134 balls (10×4, 3×6), but was only able to deny India a win by hitting a four on the last ball and tie the match, the West Indies having been in control of sealing the chase.
    • Virat Kohli tasted his first tie as India’s ODI captain, leading for the 54th time.

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