2nd ODI: Virat Kohli ton guides India to 279/7 against the West Indies
PORT OF SPAIN: virat Kohli He led from the front with a good century, his 42nd career, to lead India to 279 for seven against the West Indies in the second ODI of the three-game series against the West Indies here on Sunday.
After hitting the fourth ball of the innings, Kohli played aggressively and scored 120 of 125 balls to guide India's innings. He hit 14 limits and one six during his elegant hit.
In addition to Kohli, Shreyas Iyer (71 of 68) he reached the third half century of his career and, along with his employer, shared 125 runs for the fourth gate to bring India to a comfortable position.
But it was far from rosy for India at first, since after choosing to hit, they lost Shikhar Dhawan in the third ball of the entrances, caught in front of the wicket by Sheldon Cottrell.
Then came Captain Kohli and in the company of Rohit Sharma (18) played fluently to stabilize Indian entries.
While Kohli looked great from the start, Rohit struggled to rotate the blow and played the second violin.
Kohli played some delicious shots through the decks and his pads to record his 55th ODI fifty with an outer edge to the West Indies goalkeeper Shai Hope in front of Carlos Brathwaite (3/53) in the 15th.
But Rohit's fight finally came to an end when he cut a delivery from Roston Chase to Nicholas Pooran, who received a good catch at the point while running backwards.
The duo shared 74 races for the second 90-ball wicket.
Rishabh pants He made 20 of 35 balls with the help of two limits before inexperience made him enter.
Bogged down by 12 points of 14 balls, an inexperienced pants crossed the line over half the field in front of Brathwaite only to find its disturbed wood since India was reduced to 101 by 3.
Kohli and Iyer played aggressively and milked the West Indies players to keep the score.
The duo turned the strike and found the fence when bad deliveries were offered.
But the hot and humid conditions surpassed Kohli in 42 when the Indian patron played a tired-looking shot only to be hidden by Kemar Roach in the distance of Brathwaite.
Iyer played a good blow before some bright bowling of the West Indies pattern Jason Holder The best of him. Iyer got on his knees as he crossed the stumps for an extravagant shot. He hit five limits and one six during his stroke.
But the West Indies returned strongly in the last 10 overs to link the Indians with an intelligent bowling exhibit.
Conveniently placed at 212 by 3, the Indians could only handle 67 runs for the loss of four wickets in the last 10 overs.