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Can West Indies bounce back after a poor start to the ODI series?
INDIA FINISH WITH 237/9.West Indies have done really well to keep India down to 237. It was an underwhelming finish from India in the end after the stand between SKY and Rahul. The pair had added 91 runs for the fourth wicket to revive India and did superbly well while they were at it. A run-out against the run of play sent Rahul back for 49, but Suryakumar went on to score 64 before he departed. Deepak Hooda chipped with a handy 29, while Washington Sundar notched a useful 24. Can West Indies draw level? Don't forget, they were bowled out for 176 in the first ODI. Join us in a bit.
200 up for India
West Indies strike back with regular wickets
Just when it was looking like India were switching gears, Wets Indies sent back KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav and Washington Sundar.
OUT!!It's the wicket that West Indies wanted! Suryakumar falls for 64 after being caught by Holder off a top-edge.
50 for Suryakumar!Good knock under pressure. He becomes the first player to cross 30 in each of his first six ODI innings.
OUT! KL Rahul is run out and just like that, this 91-run stand is broken. Calls for two and then hesitates for the second run midway, which brings about his downfall. He was the more aggressive one in the partnership and SKY was happy to pass on the strike to him but it all ends now.
100 up for India– Rahul and Suryakumar have revived India after that one over where they lost two wickets.
Dropped!Roach is livid. Should've been gobbled up behind the stumps for a straightforward catch, but… Rahul survives.
50 up for India
SECOND IN THE OVER! Smith has picked two big wickets in an over.First, Pant and now Kohli. The batsman is drawn into playing the drive, and gets a thick edge, straight into the gloves of Hope.
OUT!A short ball from Odean Smith and Pant pulls, but spoons it high in the air to Jason Holder. He's done in by the extra pace of Smith. He departs for 18.
After 10 overs, India are 37/1
OUT! Big blow for India as Rohit edges.Kemar Roach gives WI the breakthrough as the extra bounce does the in-form batsman in.
Suprise, surprise! Pant is opening with Rohit
Here we go. The teams are in the middle
TOSS:West Indies opt to bowl; Nicholas Pooran leads in the absence of Kieron Pollard, who is out due to a niggle. Odean Smith replaces him. KL Rahul returns for India, in place of Ishan Kishan.
India: Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
West Indies: Shai Hope(w), Brandon King, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran(c), Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Fabian Allen, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach
As we await for the toss, here's Bharath R's preview to the game.
Prelude – Can West Indies find series parity?
History and their weak batting returns since 2021 suggests they cannot, but never say never. In the first ODI, they were undone early, but India's new-ball potency through Mohammed Siraj and Washington Sundar, and need to find quick fixes. Batting better may sound simple but is the tall order of the day for the visitors today. If they can combine a bit of patience and a lot more of application, they should do be able to give a far better account of themselves than they did three days ago.
India had a comfortable start, with bowlers doing most of the heavy-lifting and earning advantage at the halfway stage. More of that should be on the agenda. Yuzvendra Chahal also bowled exceptionally well on return.