Highlights, India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: Hello and welcome to our coverage of the 2nd ODI between India and West Indies from Trinidad. The Men in Blue are all set to continue their domination in ODI cricket and with the sun out in Trinidad today, we will get to see plenty of action. The 1st ODI was abandoned due to excessive rain but the 2nd ODI can be the decider. The Men in Blue will look to go unchanged whereas West Indies will opt to do the same since there wasn't much cricket played in the 1st ODI. (Match Scorecard)
India beat West Indies by 59 runs (DLS)
* Chasing 280 in the allotted 50 overs. The hosts got off to a slow but steady start. Lewis was the commander-in-chief and he was the star batter for the men from the Caribbean Islands. Hope and Gayle departed when the score just crossed 50. Lewis though then steadied the ship with Hetmyer but then a rain delay saw the target being reduced to 270 in 46 overs. Hetmyer once again failed to convert his start and fell against the run of play. Evin though continued his good work , scoring a 50 in the process. His 56-run stand with Pooran tipped the match in West Indies favour but once he departed the other followed suit and from 148/ the West Indies bundled out under 210.
03.43 IST: Mohammed Shami to Oshane Thomas, OUT! That is the end of the game! Shami picks the last wicket. He goes full and straight on middle, too good for the number 11. He looks to jam it out but fails to do so. The ball hits the pad. A huge shout, the umpire thinks and raises the finger. INDIA WIN BY 59 RUNS!
03.40 IST: Mohammed Shami to Sheldon Cottrell, OUT! Another excellent catch! India have been outstanding in the field today and that will be a big factor if they win the game today. First wicket for Shami. A short one on the body, Cottrell looks to pull it over the leg side but gets a top edge as he is rushed into the shot. It goes over point. Jadeja runs back and takes a very good catch. India a wicket away now.
03.30 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Sheldon Cottrell, SIX! Powered away! SC is not going down without a fight. Short and on middle, Cottrell pulls it over the mid-wicket fence.
03.27 IST: Mohammed Shami to Sheldon Cottrell, Goes for a short one this time on the body, Cottrell tries to fend it in an uncomfortable manner but is unable to get anything on it.
03.24 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Sheldon Cottrell, FOUR! That has been dragged! Outside off and turning away. Cottrell drags it through wide long on for a boundary.
03.20 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Sheldon Cottrell, A nasty ball! This is shorter and just outside off, Cottrell hangs his bat out. He seems to have missed it. Pant puts in an appeal but the umpire shakes his head. It is loud, loud appeal but not given. No reviews. Ultra Edge confirms there was some glove there.
03.16 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kemar Roach, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! The Windies are falling like a pack of cards here. This is on a length and around off, Roach looks to defend but he gets an inside edge which hits the stumps behind. India two wickets away now.
03.10 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Carlos Brathwaite, OUT! Another one bites the dust! West Indies have fallen apart completely. Carlos Brathwaite walks back for another low score. The bowling change once again does the trick for the visitors. This is on middle, Brathwaite looks to go against the turn as he tries to heave. The ball though turns away and an outside edge is produced which goes straight to short third man. Shami takes a dolly. India's game to lose now. 91 needed in 60 balls.
03.06 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Roston Chase, OUT! That is an absolute stunner from Bhuvneshwar Kumar! This over is probably the game changing over. What a masterstroke by Kohli to get Bhuvneshwar Kumar on. Two wickets from this one. He bowls it on a length and around off, Chase looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge to the left of the bowler who sticks his hand out and the ball sticks. Two extremely good catches, one by the skipper and the other by Kumar has changed the tide in India's favor.
03.04 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! CAUGHT! The bowling change has done the trick! Another set batter is out of here. India once again manage to take a timely wicket. Pooran dances down the track and Kumar bangs it short on middle. He looks to pull but does not get on top of the bounce. A top edge is induced which goes high up in the air towards mid-wicket. Kohli takes it nicely.
02.56 IST: Mohammed Shami to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Misfield! Nothing going right for Shami at the moment. An expensive over by him. This is short and on the body, Pooran pulls it towards short fine leg. He fails to stop it and the ball races away to the fence. 95 needed in 78. Momentum on the hosts' side and they are favourites now.
02.51 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran, Top, top effort in the field again! It is Jadeja again. Shorter and around off, Pooran guides it towards point where Jadeja dives to his left and stops it. Tidy over by Khaleel. 105 needed in 84. Run rate now 7.5.
02.48 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Roston Chase, On the pads, Chase looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side. Leg bye taken.
* Khaleel Ahmed is back on!
02.43 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Nicholas Pooran, Looks to play the reverse sweep but due to the extra bounce, it hits the glove and lobs well short of the fielder at point.
02.40 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Shorter around off, Pooran goes back and punches it fimrly through covers for one.
02.36 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Nicholas Pooran, Flatter and on the pads, Pooran pushes it back to the bowler.
02.35 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, A yorker outside off, Pooran jams it out towards short third man. Just the 4 runs and a wicket from the over.
* Drinks Break! This game is evenly poised here but the wicket of the well-set Evin Lewis has put the game in India's favor by just a bit.
02.31 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Evin Lewis, OUT! What a catch that is! Virat Kohli, the skipper, leading from the front. Something special was needed to break this stand and the skipper delivers. WI 148/4 in 27.2 overs
02.26 IST: Kedar Jadhav to Evin Lewis, FOUR! Punched away! The ploy to continue with Kedar clearly not working. Shorter outside off, Lewis gets on his back foot and punches it with ease through covers for a boundary.
02.24 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Evin Lewis, FOUR! Wonderful shot! Kuldeep flights this on middle and leg, Lewis gets down on one knee and paddles it through the vacant backward square leg region for a boundary.
02.20 IST: Kedar Jadhav to Evin Lewis, A very confident appeal by the Indians but the umpire waves it away. NO review left too. This is quicker and fuller outside off. Lewis looks to play it off the back foot through the off side. There is some noise as the ball passes the bat. Pant takes it and appeals but the umpire shakes his head. He indicated, the noise was of the bat hitting the ground.
02.16 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! He has picked the bones out of that one! What a sound that made of the bat. WOW! A freebie yes, but it still has to be put away. A full toss on middle, Pooran sends it sailing over the mid-wicket fence. A six to begin the over. Pressure on the bowler now.
02.14 IST: Kedar Jadhav to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! DEFT! Nice batting! Jadhav bowls this quicker and outside off, Pooran waits for it and guides it past backward point for a boundary.
02.12 IST: Kedar Jadhav to Evin Lewis, Fifty for Lewis! 6th ODI half century and first against India. It has been a bit of a struggle out there for him as he has struggled with a calf injury but has played really well. Needs to continue though. He gets there by playing this late and towards short third man for one. West Indies 115/3 in 22.3 overs
02.11 IST: Kedar Jadhav to Evin Lewis, FOUR BYES! Bonus runs! Poor by Pant there. This is very full outside off, Lewis lets it be. Pant is lazy in going down there and the ball sneaks through his legs and goes to the third man fence.
02.09 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Swept and swept nicely! This is on middle, Pooran brings out the sweep shot. He hits it through square leg and the ball races away to the fence. Spoils the over. 8 from it.
02.07 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Slightly shorter and outside off, Pooran goes back and slaps it through covers for one.
02.04 IST: Kedar Jadhav to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Releases some pressure! Lovely shot. This is very full and on off, Pooran caresses it through covers and the ball races away to the fence.
01.56 IST: Kedar Jadhav to Nicholas Pooran, Flatter and on the stumps, this is pushed down to long off for one.
* Kedar Jadhav is on attack now!
* Nicholas Pooran is the new man in.
01.54 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Shimron Hetmyer, OUT! In the air... taken! Kuldeep breaks the stand which was starting to look threatening. Hetmyer has thrown it away. Kuldeep bowls this quicker and shorter on middle, Hetmyer goes back and looks to pull but is hurried into the shot. He gets a top edge which goes high up in the air towards cover where Kohli takes it.
01.48 IST: Mohammed Shami to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR LEG BYES! Second boundary in the over. Poor delivery again. On the pads, Hetmyer looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pads and goes to the fine leg fence.
01.46 IST: Mohammed Shami to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! Too wide and put away! Short and outside off, Hetmyer waits for it and cuts it through point. The ball races away to the fence.
01.44 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! That has been hit with a lot of power! Smashed! Very full and on off, Hetmyer lines it up and hits it hard through covers. You need not run for those.
01.41 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Shimron Hetmyer, Good shot but only for a run! Shorter in length and outside off, the batsman guides it through point for one.
* The physio is out yet again! Lewis needs to be treated. The physios do their job and Lewis will continue. He might be struggling with cramps.
01.38 IST: Mohammed Shami to Evin Lewis, FOUR! In the gap! Lovely pull shot. But Lewis has once again done some damage to himself. This is short and on the body, Lewis swivels and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary. He is taking a minute for himself as he is seen holding his leg. He is fine to go now.
* Mohammed Shami is back!
01.32 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Evin Lewis, FOUR! Nicely played! The first ball Lewis faces after the delay is a boundary. This is on the pads, Lewis goes down on one knee and sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary.
01.30 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Shimron Hetmyer, A false start! This is down the leg side, Hetmyer looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
* We are all set to resume now! The players make their way out to the middle. Shimron Hetmyer and Evin Lewis will resume their innings. Khaleel will continue his over.
* Update 15.51 local - We have news for you, the game should start at 1600 local which is around 9 minutes from now. However, overs have been deducted. It is now a 46 over game and the target is 270.
* Update 15.34 local - It has stopped raining and the covers are slowly coming off. The umpires are on the ground and appear to be pleased with the ground conditions. It won't be too long before we get underway again.
* So it has started to rain now! The covers are firmly in place. This too seems like a passing shower though.
00.52 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Shimron Hetmyer, NOT OUT! Nothing on Ultra Edge! India too lose their review. This is on a length and outside off, Hetmyer looks to drive but misses. Pant takes it and appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Pant wants it to be reviewed and Kohli does so. Upstairs they go but replays show nothing.
00.50 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Evin Lewis, Top edge but safe! Shortish and on middle, Lewis looks to pull but the bounce gets big on him. He gets a top edge which lands in no man's land in the square leg region. One taken.
00.47 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Shai Hope, OUT! Drags it on! How many times since the World Cup have we seen Hope being dismissed in this manner? Khaleel gets his first. This is shorter and outside off, Hope stands tall and looks to force it through the off side but due to the slowness of the wicket, he gets an inside edge which shatters the stumps behind.
00.42 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, Almost! This is slightly flatter and around off, it turns back in too. Hope just about gets his bat down. It goes off the inner half towards square leg for one.
00.36 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Evin Lewis, Shorter in length and outside off, Lewis goes hard at it but it goes off the inner half towards mid on. End of Powerplay 1. The game is evenly poised after the first 10. West Indies are 46 for 1 after it.
* Shai Hope is the new man in.
00.34 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Chris Gayle, OUT! That is plumb in front! A waste of a review to be honest! Gayle walks back to the hut and also takes a review along with him. India needed this breakthrough and they have got it. Kumar bowls it fuller around leg stump. It pitches and jags back in. Gayle fails to put bat on ball. An appeal follows and the finger goes up. Gayle reviews. Replays roll in and they show three reds.
00.31 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Evin Lewis, FOUR! Width on offer to Lewis and he will surely make you pay. Full and outside off, Lewis throws his bat at it. Gets it through cover-point and the ball races away.
00.28 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Chris Gayle, FOUR! Cracked away! Width on offer and Gayle makes the bowler pay. Shorter and outside off, Gayle slashes at it, gets it through point and the ball races away to the fence.
00.26 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Chris Gayle, That is the record! Gayle is now the highest scorer in ODIs for West Indies. Truly a legend. He gets there by guiding it down to third man for one. A round of applause for him, even the Indian skipper has acknowledged the effort by the big man.
00.24 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Evin Lewis, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Exactly what Lewis is doing, waiting for the bad balls and ensuring he makes them count. This is short and on the body, Lewis pulls it fine on the leg side and spoils the over.
00.21 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Chris Gayle, A single and Gayle moves level with Lara as the highest run-scorer for West Indies in ODIs. He works it through square leg to get to that milestone.
00.17 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Evin Lewis, EDGY FOUR! No slip in place and Lewis gets away with that. A good delivery this. It is on a length and it takes off after pitching. Lewis hangs his bat out. The ball flies off the outside edge to the third man fence.
* The physio is out to have a look at Lewis. He seems to be struggling with his right leg. Also, Khaleel Ahmed is on now.
00.11 IST: Mohammed Shami to Evin Lewis, A dot to end! So just the boundary from the over. On middle, Lewis pushes it back to the bowler.
00.08 IST: Mohammed Shami to Evin Lewis, FOUR! First one of the innings! Slightly shorter and outside off, Lewis slashes at it. He gets it past point and the ball races away to the fence.
00.05 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Chris Gayle, FIVE WIDES! Bad bounce there for Pant! Not an easy take for him. A slower ball and down the leg side, Gayle looks to flick it but misses. The ball bounces in front of Pant and it goes past him for a boundary.
00.01 IST: Mohammed Shami to Chris Gayle, Well bowled! This starts around off and comes back in late. Gayle does well to take his front leg out of the way and works it back to the bowler.
23.56 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Evin Lewis, SIX! Evin Lewis has nailed that. He just loves it there. Saw that a few times in the first ODI. It is short and on the body, Lewis swivels and pulls it over the backward square leg fence for a biggie. First of this innings.
23.51 IST: Mohammed Shami to Evin Lewis, Good shot again! This is fuller again on middle, Lewis strokes it straight to mid off. That was right off the middle.
23.49 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Chris Gayle, A good nut to end! This is on off and it slants away. Gayle plays inside the line and lets ti be.
23.45 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Chris Gayle, Gayle is off the mark and so are the Windies! Kumar bowls it on a length and outside off, Gayle guides it down to third man and takes one.
* Welcome back for the chase, Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis are in the middle
* After opting to bat, India were off to a horrible start as they lost Shikhar Dhawan in the very first over itself. But then walked skipper, Virat Kohli a.k.a King Kohli. He was on it from the word go and he first put up a 74-run stand with Rohit Sharma where Virat was the aggressor. But once Sharma departed Pant too followed the suit. It looked like there would be another collapse but Kohli along with the returning, Shreyas Iyer steadied the ship and added a stupendous 125-run stand for the 4th wicket stand. Kohli got to his 42nd hundred in the process.
* Brilliant comeback from the West Indies bowler. Just 7 off the last over and 29/3 in the last 5 overs has seen them restrict India to well under 300.
23.14 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Mohammed Shami, Back of a length ball on off, Shami pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a couple. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but Shami is quick to cover his ground. INDIA FINISH WITH 279/7 IN THEIR 50 OVERS!
23.12 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Ravindra Jadeja, Slower ball on a length, Jadeja swings his bat at it but the ball arrives late. It takes the bottom edge of his bat and goes towards third man for one.
23.06 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Ravindra Jadeja, Fuller on off, RJ hits it straight and hard but back to Cottrell. He shows that he is going to have a shy at the bowler's end as Shami was out of his crease but he does not attempt the hit.
23.04 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Jadeja won't slow down. Good length ball around off, Jadeja slogs it across the line through mid-wicket for a boundary.
23.02 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, OUT! Bhuvneshwar holes out!
* Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the man who walks out next.
22.58 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Kedar Jadhav, OUT! Run out! West Indies breaking India's momentum here by picking up wickets. Good length ball on off, Kedar strokes it to cover and looks for a quick single. Evin Lewis gets to the ball quickly and has a good throw at the stumps at the bowler's end. Cottrell takes the bails off in a flash.
* Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in.
22.50 IST: Jason Holder to Shreyas Iyer, OUT! Bowled! This is very clever bowling from the West Indian skipper. After bowling two balls away of the off stump. Iyer assumes this one to also be there so he shuffles across. IND 250/5 in 45.3 overs
22.40 IST: Jason Holder to Shreyas Iyer, Full toss but Shreyas fails to make the most of it. It is on middle, Iyer milks it to long-on and keeps the strike. Good over at this stage of the game from the West Indies skipper. Just 5 off it.
22.37 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Kedar Jadhav, Back of a length ball on middle, Kedar tucks it to the side of the pitch on the leg side and gets a single.
* We are back for the resumption! The West Indies players are in a huddle before they take their positions again on the field. Kedar Jadhav and Shreyas Iyer stride out to resume their innings. Sheldon Cottrell to finish the over.
22.27 IST: Good news! The rain has stopped. So we should not be far away from the resumption.
* Once again in this series rain has come to spoil the fun. It has started to rain and the players are off the field. If the weather forecast is to be believed then it won't be a long delay. Let us hope that it is not a lengthy delay.
UPDATE - Play suspended due to rain.#WIvIND— BCCI (@BCCI) August 11, 2019
22.10 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR! Superb shot from Jadhav. Shorter on his hips, Jadhav rocks back to pull it over mid-wicket to get his first boundary.
* Kedar Jadhav replaces skipper Kohli.
22.07 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Virat Kohli, OUT! Caught! Kohli's excellent knock comes to an end. Good length ball on middle and off, Kohli comes down the track and looks to flat bat it on the leg side. He does not time it well and ends up top-edging it. The ball goes high to the right of long-off. IND 226/4 in 41.3 overs
22.04 IST: Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, EDGED AND FOUR! The rub of the green is not going to West Indies' way here. Thomas hits the deck hard around off, Kohli throws his bat at it. He gets a thick outside edge but it flies wide of the diving Hope behind the stumps for a boundary. End of an expensive Thomas over. 13 runs off it.
22.02 IST: Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Slams for four! Thomas sends this on a good length on middle. Kohli brings his bottom hand into play and whips this past the mid-wicket. No chance for anyone there.
22.01 IST: Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Whipped away! On the pads, Kohli just uses his wrists and flicks it fine down the leg side for a boundary. If you bowl Kohli such balls he will never miss out.
* Powerplay 3 signalled. Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the innings.
22.00 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Whipped away like a cream. Good length ball on the pads, Shreyas flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
21.57 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Shreyas Iyer, FIFTY FOR SHREYAS IYER! He has made the most of the opportunity he has got. Good length ball on off, Iyer taps it towards backward point and gets a single to bring up his 3rd ODI fifty.
21.54 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Shreyas Iyer, Short ball on off, Shreyas pulls it wide of fine leg and gets a couple to bring up the 100-run stand between the pair. This has been an excellent partnership here.
21.48 IST: Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, HUNDRED FOR VIRAT KOHLI! Century number 42 for King Kohli! This man is just out of this world. This has been a brilliant knock from him. IND 191/3 in 37.1 overs
21.46 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Virat Kohli, Back of a length ball on off, Kohli pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a couple. Moves to 98 now.
21.41 IST: Jason Holder to Shreyas Iyer, This is shorter on middle stump, Iyer pushes it towards mid-wicket off his back foot to take a single.
21.37 IST: Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Bad ball and made to pay. Roach bowls it on the pads of Kohli, he just flicks it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
21.35 IST: Kemar Roach to Shreyas Iyer, No ball. There was an extra fielder outside the 30-yard circle.
21.31 IST: Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, SIX! First one of the day and what a strike it is! Fuller on off, Kohli loft his drive with no fuss at all over long off for a maximum. Kohli made that look a lot simpler than it is.
21.25 IST: Jason Holder to Shreyas Iyer, EDGE AND FOUR! Good length ball on off, Iyer looks to defend but the ball takes the fat outside edge of the bat and goes wide of the keeper and away from the third man fielder for a boundary.
21.20 IST: Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Smart batting! Brings up the 50-run stand in style. Good length ball around off, Virat just opens the face of the bat and guides it fine down the third man fence for a boundary.
21.15 IST: Roston Chase to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Bottom hand power on display. Tossed up on off, Kohli comes down the track and smashes it wide of long on. Cottrell in the deep runs to his left from long on and puts in a dive too but he cannot stop that.
21.16 IST: Kemar Roach to Shreyas Iyer, EDGED AND FOUR! Lucky for the batsman but this is one of those instances where you feel sorry for the bowler. Good length ball outside off, this one bounces extra. Shreyas looks to play it on the off side but gets a thick outside edge which flies to the right of the keeper. Hope dives on that side but cannot get to the ball.
20.47 IST: Roston Chase to Virat Kohli, Short on the pads, Kohli flicks it fine to the right of short fine leg for a single.
20.44 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Shreyas Iyer, Shreyas is off the mark straightaway. Good length ball on off, Iyer taps it to point and gets a single.
* Shreyas Iyer joins the skipper out in the middle.
20.42 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant, OUT! Bowled! All the dot balls Pant faced build the pressure and West Indies have bore its fruit. Credit has to be given to Chase as well for keeping Pant quite which built the extra pressure. IND 101/3 in 22.2 overs
20.36 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Rishabh Pant, Agricultural but safe. Back of a length ball on the body, Pant goes for a big pull but does not time it well. Luckily for him, it falls short of the man at deep mid-wicket.
* Carlos Brathwaite is back on attack
20.33 IST: Roston Chase to Rishabh Pant, Maiden for Chase. A rare sight when flamboyant Rishabh Pant is playing.
20.31 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Rishabh Pant, On the leg stump, slightly short, Pant guides it to fine leg to take single and keep the strike.
20.26 IST: Roston Chase to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Short and wide from Chase as Pant gets opportunity to cut this one. He goes hard at the ball and does it nicely. The ball races to the fence in a jiffy.
20.16 IST: Roston Chase to Rohit Sharma, OUT! Caught! The drinks break has brought in a lapse in concentration here it seems. IND 76/2 in 15.3 overs
20.10 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Fifty for Virat Kohli! The run machine continues to churn out runs. His 55th in ODIs. He gets to the milestone by easing it through the third man fence for a boundary. He has looked in absolute beast mode today and has hardly mistimed or misread anything.
20.00 IST: Roston Chase to Virat Kohli, Poor effort in the field. Chase bowls a loopy ball on the pads first up. Kohli flicks it towards mid-wicket. Cottrell gets to the ball from square leg but he does not stop it cleanly, luckily does not concede any extra runs.
19.57 IST: Oshane Thomas to Rohit Sharma, Swing and a miss. Thomas once again shows variation and smartly bowls an off cutter outside off, Rohit throws his bat at it but misses.
19.55 IST: Oshane Thomas to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Rohit is joining the party of glamorous shot! Very full on off, Rohit drives it straight down the ground. Thomas looks to get down but the ball was stuck with some venom. Effortlessly done by the Indian vice-captain. IND 61/1 in 10.1 overs
19.50 IST: Jason Holder to Kohli, FOUR! Just too good. Full on off, Kohli gets across and flicks it with sheer timing and placement through mid-wicket for a boundary. India 55/1 at the end of Powerplay 1. Solid start by the visitors. IND 55/1 in 10 overs
19.49 IST: Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, Free Hit does not cost much. It is a very well bowled bouncer from Thomas. Kohli goes for a big pull but ends up top-edging it. It goes high in the air and into the mitts of the keeper. Kohli meanwhile takes a single.
19.42 IST: Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, NO BALL! Oh dear me! Thomas bowls a high full toss above the waist height. Kohli glances it through mid-wicket and gets a couple. The umpire calls it a no ball for height and correctly.
19.38 IST: Holder to Kohli, FOUR! Crispy! Holder overpitches it on the pads, Virat gets on his front foot and whips it like a bullet through mid-wicket for a boundary. No chance of stopping that. IND 38/1 in 7.2 overs
19.37 IST: Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, WIDE! Thomas misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Virat looks to flick but misses. Wide signaled.
19.32 IST: Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, Starts with a full toss on off, Kohli is taken by surprise and he misses out on it. Virat ends up defending off the back foot.
19.30 IST: Jason Holder to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Bad ball from Holder. He bowls it full on the pads asking to be hit, Rohit says thank you very much and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary to end the over. IND 30/1 in 6 overs
19.26 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length ball on middle and leg, Rohit defends it off the back foot. He is yet to get off the mark here. India 23/1 after 5 overs.
19.22 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Virat Kohli, On the pads, Kohli looks to flick but the ball kisses his pads and goes to the keeper.
19.19 IST: Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Full ball outside off, Kohli gets his front foot across and flicks it handsomely using his bottom hand to perfection through mid-wicket for a boundary. IND 20/1 in 3.4 overs
19.12 IST: Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Unlucky for the bowler. Once again Roach gets the ball to move in from the good length area. Kohli looks to push it on the off side but the ball takes the inside edge and goes fine towards the backward square leg fence for a boundary. IND 12/1 in 1.3 overs
19.10 IST: Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Roach is welcomed with a gorgeous cover drive. Good length ball around off, Kohli gets on his front foot and drives it on the up through covers to score the first boundary of the game. IND 8/1 in 1.1 overs
* Indian skipper, Virat Kohli walks out at number 3.
19.06 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! Excellent review! West Indies took their time but they have overturned the decision successfully. Cottrell bowls it fuller and after the first two nipped away this one came back in. Dhawan looks to push it straight but the inward movement beats him and he gets hit flush on the pads. IND 2/1 in 0.3 overs
19.04 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Shikhar Dhawan, India are underway! Length ball closer to the off pole. Dhawan punches it through cover-point. Hetmyer and Pooran run from cover and point respectively. Pooran dives and pulls it back before the ropes. Saves two for his side.
19.03 IST: We are all set to begin! Chris Gayle is seen holding a scorecard reading 300. His team clapping in the background. The West Indies players then in a huddle before they take their respective positions in the field. Out walk the Indian opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. The former will take the strike. Sheldon Cottrell to start the proceedings with the first new ball. Let's get started!
West Indies Playing XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed
2nd ODI: India win toss, opt to bat against West Indies in Trinidad
Hello and welcome to our live blog of the India vs West Indies 2nd ODI live from Trinidad. The TOSS will take place at 6.30 PM IST while play will commence from 7.00 PM IST. Stay tuned for further updates.
Brief Preview: After rain playing spoilsport in the first ODI of the three-game series in Guyana, India and West Indies have moved to the Queen's Park Oval for the second game and both teams will be looking to start on the attack after a washed-out opening game. Interestingly, Chris Gayle has been ignored for the Test series, so this game and the last one at the same venue could be the last couple of times that one sees the legend take the field on the international stage. (Read Full Preview Here)