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Game reduced to 46-overs-per-side and West Indies now need to score 270.
Kohli went for the review against Hetmyer. They thought he had edged one behind. Nothing on ultra edge. It's raining and the players are off as well.
West Indies 55 for 2
Shai Hope chops one back now and West Indies on the backfoot. Khaleel gets the wickets and it's another timely one.
West Indies 52 for 2
Gayle falls for 11 off 24. Pinged in front by Bhuvneshwar and was given out lbw. He went for the review and lost that as well. India needed this break because Lewis has given West Indies a good start.
West Indies 46 for 1 in 10
He became the first West Indian to play 300 ODIs and now becomes the highest run-getter for West Indies in ODIs. Gets a single to third man and now has 10,349 runs. He goes past Lara. Uncanny how he gets all these landmark runs to third man. When he became the first to score 10000 runs in T20s, he squeezed the ball to third man against Gujarat Lions in Rajkot.
West Indies 40 for no loss
Gayle and Lewis out to open for West Indies. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the ball. First goal? Gayle to get seven and go past Lara's record for most runs for West Indies in ODIs ...
India 279 for 7
Virat Kohli's 42nd ODI ton and a promising contribution from Shreyas Iyer, where he made 71, has lifted India to a challenging score. India recovered well after being 115 for 3 at the half-way mark as Kohli and Iyer scored 125 for the fourth wicket before the stand was broken in the 42nd over.
The coin once again fell in Kohli's favour the India captain asked West Indies to bowl fearing the track will slow down in the second half of the game. Sheldon Cottrell dismissed Shikhar Dhawan - lbw for 2 - on the third ball of the game as India were jolted early. The hosts, though, took more than 15 seconds to review the decision and had the rub of the green going their way. Kohli and Rohit scored 74 for the second wicket to get the innings going.
While Kohli raced to a run-a-ball 38, Rohit struggled for any sort of momentum. The factor that did work in Kohli's favour was that he received a steady feed of deliveries on the pads that were easily put away for boundaries. Rohit eventually ran out of patience and threw his wicket away trying to tonk Roston Chase over long-off. However, his swing landed with the point fielder in the 16th over. Kohli had crossed his half-century by then and needed Rishabh Pant to stick with him.
India continued to back Pant at No. 4 but were left disappointed with another mediocre return that fetched the side just 20. Pant's ugly swipe against Carlos Brathwaite saw the stumps rattled after the left-hander had faced 35 deliveries and got himself in. At 101 for 3, West Indies had India under pressure but also had to find a way to tackle the Kohli threat. As things panned out, Iyer and Kohli transferred the pressure back on the hosts with some crisp strokeplay.
Iyer's brisk start took the pressure off Kohli as the India captain steadily made his way towards the three-figure mark. The moment finally came in the 38th over as Kohli got to his ton off 112 deliveries. A pumped up celebration followed as he struck four more boundaries to race to 120. Brathwaite struck again as his leg-cutter consumed Kohli who was looking to smoke one over long-on.
A brief rain delay followed soon after as India scored 29 in the last five. Iyer, who did not get a chance to bat in his last two ODIs, repaid the faith shown in him and demanded an extended run on a surface where stroke-making wasn't all that easy. He fell in the 46th over - bowled by Holder - but his 68-ball stay was enough to add much-needed stability to the Indian middle-order.
He falls for 71 as he's bowled by Holder. Superb innings this and a much-needed on.
India 250 for 5
The covers are coming off now ...
Oh, dear. There's a small drizzle and the players are off ...
West Indies breathe a sigh of relief. Slower leg-cutter from Brathwaite and Kohli wanted to smoke that one over long-on. Doesn't connect and the ball goes high and lands with Roach. Chance for the hosts to come back in the game.
India 226 for 4
50 for Iyer
In his last two ODIs, he didn't get a chance to bat. Comes back in the ODI side and strikes a half-century to demand an extended run. Gets there off 49 balls and the Kohli-Iyer partnership is now past 100. Tough times for West Indies.
India 212 for 3 in 40 overs.
42nd ODI ton for Kohli
Not often do you see Kohli pumped after a century. He is today. Gets a single to long-off and jumps in the air as he takes a single. His eighth-century against West Indies. 12 overs to go and he's got the licence to push India past 300. If he manages that, West Indies will be in whole lot of trouble.
India 195 for 3
Iyer and Kohli have put the pressure back on West Indies after two quick wickets. The half-century is now on 55 and India have a solid base for the last 18 overs.
India 157 for 3
Pant gets dismissed now
An ill-judged shot against Carlos Brathwaite. He was short of ideas against Chase and was under pressure to score, does so and loses his stumps. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is as steady as ever at the other end and hold key to a competitive total by India.
Kohli gets to his half-century but Rohit falls for 18 off 34 now. Roston Chase breaks the 74-run stand as Rohit losses his patience.
Pant walks out at No. 4 and this is a good platform for him to establish himself. It's not easy to bat out there but there are plenty of overs left.
India 76 for 2
55 for 1 in the first ten and India have got a solid start after losing a wicket in the first over. The track is expected to slow down so West Indies wouldn't want to chase a big total. Kohli is looking is good touch and has raised a run-a-ball 38. Rohit trying to settle in as usual.
His poor run continues after his return from injury. Cottrell gets him lbw on the third ball of the match. Given not out but West Indies go for the review. Three reds and Kohli walks in early.
India 3 for 1
Alright then, Rohit and Dhawan out to open. Sheldon Cottrell will start with the ball and we are all set. Excited?
ICYMI - Here's what Kohli said at toss.
Rishabh will bat at four and Shreyas Iyer will bat at five.
Toss - Unchanged India opt to bat.
West Indies - 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 - Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed
Hello and welcome to the live blog of the second ODI between West Indies and India. The sun is out and we can expect a full game.
After the India-West Indies ODI series got off to a damp start, both teams will be jostling for an early lead with two consecutive wins now needed to seal the three-match series. As the action moves to Trinidad, West Indies fly in with a host of worries that start right at the top.
Chris Gayle is seven shy of breaking Brian Lara's record of most runs in ODIs for West Indies and the focus first up on Sunday will be on that. However, Gayle's start in Guyana - where he scored a 31-ball 4 - doesn't inspire much confidence. West Indies - in the T20Is - struggled with their batting as India clean swept the series with ease. A good start from the openers will go a long way in easing those worry lines, with Evin Lewis's 40 off 36 in the first game does show he's finding some form.
West Indies made a pretty slow start against Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami - scoring just nine in the first six - and that kind of approach rarely works in modern-day cricket. While Lewis did attack Khaleel Ahmed to make up the scoring rate, they need to put pressure on the opening Indian pacers to create an impact early.
For India, one of the disappointments from the first game was that Shreyas Iyer's audition at No. 4 got washed out with the match. India, however, are likely to stick with him for a while in search for some crucial answers. Shikhar Dhawan returned to the ODI side and will be searching for form after a mediocre T20I series.
West Indies need a win to shore up their confidence but India are too hard to get past at the moment. A quality contest will certainly create some interest in the series.
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