Rohit, Rahul, Shami, Kuldeep star in India’s series-leveling win

Brief scores: India 387/5 (Rohit Sharma 159, KL Rahul 102, Shreyas Iyer 53, Rishabh Pant 39; Sheldon Cottrell 2/83) beat West Indies 280/10 (Shai Hope 78, Nicholas Pooran 75; Mohammed Shami 3/39, Kuldeep Yadav 3/52, Ravindra Jadeja 2/74) by 107 runs

India vs West Indies 2nd ODI 2019, key stats

  • India levelled the three-match ODI series with a comfortable 107-run victory in the second ODI at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
  • Rohit Sharma made his 28th ODI century (a 138-ball 159; 17×4, 5×6 and shared a 227-run partnership for the first wicket with KL Rahul, who himself made his third ODI century (a 104-ball 102; 8×4, 3×6), laying the foundation for India’s 387 for five after West Indies captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and chose to field first
  • Shreyas Iyer’s fourth ODI fifty of 2019, and the sixth of his one-day career, combined with cameos from Rishabh Pant (16-ball 39) and Kedar Jadhav (10-ball 16) helped India collect 73 runs off the last four overs of their innings and leave West Indies with a much steeper target to chase
  • In reply, West Indies were kept in the hunt by half-centuries from Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran, but Kuldeep Yadav’s second ODI hat-trick—he became the first Indian bowler to have more than one hat-trick in the format—and a three-wicket haul from Mohammed Shami secured the victory for India
  • Captaining India for the 83rd time in ODI cricket, India captain Virat Kohli registered his 59th victory
  • It was India’s 63rd ODI victory over the West Indies