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IND vs WI 2nd ODI; Ind won by 44 runs & won 3 match series by 2-0

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            Rohit Sharma-led team India secured the ODI series after defeating West Indies by 44 runs in the second match to take a 2-0 lead. West Indies started brightly in their pursuit of 238 runs, with Brandon King and Shai Hope reaching 31 after 7 overs. Then, in consecutive overs, Prasidh Krishna shook their innings by removing Brandon King (18) and Darren Bravo (1). Hope continued to score runs, but his 27-run knock was ultimately ended by Yuzvendra Chahal. Krishna returned for a second spell and struck immediately, removing Pooran on 9, leaving WI 4 down. Shardul Thakur removed Jason Holder on 2 only two overs later, putting the visitors in in deeper distress.

Brooks remained the anchor from one end and moved into the 40s to keep his team afloat. However, he was dismissed on 43 when Deepak Hooda took his first ODI wicket to stymie the opposition’s momentum. Akeal Hosein (34) and Fabian Allen (13) combined for 42 runs for the seventh wicket before Mohammed Siraj dismissed the latter. Soon after, Thakur convinced Hosein to shut down WI 8. Odean Smith tonked several lusty blows to keep WI alive just when it looked like it was all over. But the thrill didn’t last long as Washington Sundar got him on 24 before Krishna caught Roach plumb in front on 0 to claim his fourth wicket and dismiss the Windies for 193.

Earlier, India set a target of 239 in 50 overs for the West Indies. The first innings began with Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma beginning the batting. The first stand was short-lived, as Kemar Roach removed Rohit on 5. After that, Virat Kohli (18) and Rishabh Pant (18) put up 30 runs for the second wicket until Odean Smith shocked the hosts by dismissing both hitters in the same over. KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav put up a 50-run partnership in 83 balls. They totalled 91 until a mix-up caused Rahul to fall short of his crease on 49. Then, SKY hit 50 off 70 balls and put on 43 runs for the fifth wicket before giving away his wicket to Fabian Allen with a misjudged sweep shot. After Akeal Hosein dismissed Sundar on 24, Alzarri Joseph took two fast wickets to leave India down by eight runs. Deepak Hooda, the final surviving hope, scored 29 before being bowled by Jason Holder. In the end, the hosts scored 237/9 in 50 overs.

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