Kohli, Bhuvneshwar star in India’s comfortable win

Brief scores: India 279/7 (Virat Kohli 120, Shreyas Iyer 71; Carlos Brathwaite 3/53) beat West Indies 210/10 (Evin Lewis 65, Nicholas Pooran 42; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/31, Kuldeep Yadav 2/59) by 59 runs by DLS method (DLS target 270 runs in 46 overs)

India vs West Indies 2nd ODI 2019, key stats

  • India registered their 15th ODI win in the Caribbean, beating the West Indies by 59 runs on DLS method after a brief spell of rain forced the original target of 280 to be adjusted to 270 runs from 46 overs.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar was India’s standout bowler, taking four for 31 in eight overs. His second spell yielded three wickets for five runs in three overs, helping India reduce West Indies to 182 for eight after they had been 178 for four before the UP seamer returned to bowl.
  • Earlier, Virat Kohli made his 42nd ODI century, and eighth in the format against the West Indies, after walking in to bat in the first over, with India 2 for one. The Indian captain scored 120 runs off 125 balls, with 14 fours and one six.
  • In his sixth ODI innings for India, Shreyas Iyer struck his third half-century, a 68-ball 71 (5 fours, 1 six) that lifted India from 101 for three to 279 for seven in 50 overs. Iyer shared a 125-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Kohli that provided the bedrock for the innings.
  • Captaining India for the 81st time in ODI cricket, Kohli registered his 58th win.