New Delhi, The Indian team has won a thrilling victory against the West Indies by 2 wickets in the second ODI played in Port of Spain. Along with this, Team India has taken an unbeaten lead of 2-0 in the 3 match series. This is India’s 12th consecutive series win against West Indies.
All-rounder Akshar Patel was the hero of India’s victory. He played an unbeaten innings of 64 runs off 35 balls for India in difficult times. He hit 3 fours and 5 sixes. This is the first half-century of Akshar’s career. Apart from this, he also took one wicket. Akshar Patel is popularly known as Bapu. Akshar Patel was adjudged Man of the Match for his all-rounder performance.
After the match, he said that this innings is very special for me because it helped this team win the series. When I came out to bat, I had the target of scoring 10-11 runs in every over. I felt we would rise to the challenge, as we had IPL experience.
We wanted to stay calm and keep our run rate under control at all times. This is special for me as this is my first ODI series since 2017 and the first half-century of my career. Along with this, the happiness has increased with the series win.
Batting first after winning the toss, West Indies scored 311 runs for 6 wickets in 50 overs. Shai Hope, who is playing the 100th ODI of his career, scored 115 runs. Pooran scored 74 runs. Team India won the challenge by losing 8 wickets in 49.4 overs.
Akshar Patel scored 64 runs, Shreyas Iyer scored 63 runs, Sanju Samson scored 54 runs from Team India. The Indian team scored 100 runs in the last 10 overs. This is the fourth highest score chased down in the last 10 overs since 2001. India’s previous highest score was 91 against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup.SS1MS