EXCLUSIVE: Know how West Indies can record rare series victory against India

EXCLUSIVE: Know how West Indies can record rare series victory against India

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Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies: The West Indies won the second One Day International (ODI) against India at Kensington Oval by six wickets on Saturday, which will allow them to record a rare series victory against the Indians if they win the third ODI at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad on August 1, 2023.

According to the update shared by Cricket360, on Saturday, the West Indies defeated India by six-wicket in the second ODI at Kensington Oval. Chasing 182 runs for victory, the regional team reached the target for the loss of four wickets.

Captain Shai Hope steered the West Indies to victory with an unbeaten innings of 63; he faced 80 balls and stroked two fours and two sixes. Hope shared an unbroken fifth-wicket partnership of 91 with Keacy Carty (48).

Openers Kyle Mayers (36) and Brandon King (15) give the West Indies a blistering start with an opening partnership of 53; Mayers faced 28 balls and struck four fours and two sixes.

The organisation further informed that India batted first after the West Indies won the toss and decided to field and was bowled out for 181 runs after openers Ishan Kishan (55) and Shubman Gill (34) shared a partnership of 91 runs before Gill was dismissed in the 17th over.

Gill’s dismissal started a collapse as India lost five wickets for 23 runs, left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie captured three wickets for 36 runs, pacer Romario Shepherd picked up three wickets for 37 runs, and Alzarri Joseph chipped in with two wickets.

The West Indies’ victory on Saturday was their first against India in ten ODI matches; the last time the West Indies won an ODI against India was at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, in 2019.

India’s captain Rohit Sharma and their star batsman Virat Kohli were rested for the second ODI and will probably return for III match, as per Cricket360.

After their poor performance in the ICC World Cup, the West Indies have an opportunity to make their fans happy by winning the third ODI and capturing the series.