Result
2nd ODI (D/N), Visakhapatnam, Dec 2 2011, West Indies tour of India
269/9
(48.1/50 ov, target 270)
270/5
India won by 5 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Report by George Binoy

Kohli and Rohit overpower West Indies

Virat Kohli's methodical century and Rohit Sharma's efficient finishing act led India to a 2-0 lead on a drizzly day in Visakhapatnam

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran
Scorecard summary
West Indies269/9(50 overs)
India270/5(48.1 overs)
Virat Kohli117 (123)
Kemar Roach2/40(10)
Ravi Rampaul2/62(10)

The way Rohit and Kohli batted would suggest that this was a cakewalk but it wasn't so. Things could have been tougher for India had West Indies applied the pressure, perhaps attacked a bit more. The field was pushed back for the part-timers and it seemed like they were waiting for India to throw it away and panic. The Kohli-Rohit stand bodes well for India. It's ironic that these two are competing for the No.6 slot in Tests.

Had it not been for Rampaul's freaky 86 at No.10, this match would have been hopelessly one-sided. The crowd had a full game and certainly got their money's worth. One worry for India - the inability to bowl yorkers and finish things off with the ball when the opposition is beaten and down. Wasim and Waqar were experts at this.

Here's the presentation:

Sammy: That last-wicket stand gave us a lot of inspiration. It shows the fight in this team. We just can't get over the line though. Sooner rather than later we can get that final push. We'll keep our head up and come strongly at the Indians again. Roach's had a tough six months with catches being dropped off him."

Sehwag: Our bowlers did fantastically with the new ball. It was an off day for Ashwin but Jadeja bowled well. Great innings by Rampaul. The day belongs to him. I tried all combinations to get him out. Rohit and Virat batted very maturely."

Kohli is the Man of the Match: Two centuries in two games at this venue but the pitches were different. This one needed more hard work. People love cricket here and they come out in thousands. Always great to bat with Rohit, we can learn to build partnerships. Always a pleasure to watch him bat. Not much of dew surprisingly. It was seaming around early on. I know the feeling when you go through a bad patch I hope to extend this good form."

That's it from us here. Thanks very much for joining us. The cricket never stops. We'll see you again very soon. Cheers.

48.1
4
Russell to Jadeja, FOUR runs
and Jadeja does the honours and Rohit has the satisfaction of seeing India through! Short and pulled away past midwicket, India get a 2-0 lead

The century will elude Rohit

48.1
2w
Russell to Sharma, 2 wides
too wide, too wide for him to chase that! Fumble by the keeper and that allows another run
end of over 4811 runs
INDIA: 264/5CRR: 5.5 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 6 from 12b
Rohit Sharma90 (98)
Ravindra Jadeja5 (7)
Kemar Roach10-0-40-2
Ravi Rampaul10-1-62-2
47.6
1
Roach to Sharma, 1 run
punches it past the bowler and down the ground
47.5
6
Roach to Sharma, SIX runs
elegant! Slower ball on the off stump and he gets under the bounce and lofts through the line over long-off, clean strike, he's on 89
47.4
1
Roach to Jadeja, 1 run
tucks it down to square leg for a quick single
47.3
2
Roach to Jadeja, 2 runs
makes room and swats a length delivery over extra cover for a couple
47.2
1
Roach to Sharma, 1 run
aims for the yorker but its full again and he places it straight to deep square leg
47.1
Roach to Sharma, no run
low full toss on the off stump and he pushes it down to mid-off
end of over 475 runs
INDIA: 253/5CRR: 5.38 • RRR: 5.66 • Need 17 from 18b
Rohit Sharma82 (94)
Ravindra Jadeja2 (5)
Ravi Rampaul10-1-62-2
Kemar Roach9-0-29-2
46.6
1
Rampaul to Sharma, 1 run
full on the pads and worked away easily to long-on, he will retain the strike
46.5
1
Rampaul to Jadeja, 1 run
too short really and Jadeja has time to fetch it and pull along the ground to deep midwicket
46.4
1
Rampaul to Sharma, 1 run
full on the pads and eased away, I think WI should get the fielders in just to make him think
46.3
1
Rampaul to Jadeja, 1 run
pulls but mistimes it, finds the gap at midwicket to pick up the single
46.2
Rampaul to Jadeja, no run
the field is up or Jadeja, he punches it straight to mid-off and decides not to run
46.1
1
Rampaul to Sharma, 1 run
squeezes out a yorker to the off side and sets off for a quick single
end of over 461 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 248/5CRR: 5.39 • RRR: 5.50 • Need 22 from 24b
Ravindra Jadeja0 (2)
Rohit Sharma79 (91)
Kemar Roach9-0-29-2
Ravi Rampaul9-1-57-2

Suhail: "Now now now! Is there a twist in the 'tail'?"

45.6
Roach to Jadeja, no run
squeezes out a yorker outside off, hesitation and Jadeja has to scamper back to the crease
45.5
Roach to Jadeja, no run
leaves alone a slower ball which keeps a bit low

India are still well on track but another wicket here and panic could set in

45.4
w
Roach to Raina, OUT
that's another one back in the pavilion! Raina gets a short ball straight up, he gets across to pull but it's a very half-hearted shot, feather edge and Ramdin and Roach know they've got their man
SK Raina c †Ramdin b Roach 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
45.3
1
Roach to Sharma, 1 run
aims for his toes again and he squeezes it out to long-on for an easy single
Best performances - batsmen
V Kohli
117 runs (123)
14 fours
0 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
leg glance
38 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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RG Sharma
90 runs (98)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
leg glance
19 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
UT Yadav
O
10
M
0
R
38
W
3
Eco
3.80
RA Jadeja
O
9
M
2
R
39
W
2
Eco
4.33
Match details
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
TossIndia , elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of India
Player Of The Match
Virat Kohli
Series resultIndia led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 3219
Season2011/12
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days2 December 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Tony Hill
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Sudhir Asnani
Match Referee
David Boon