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India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI at Visakhapatnam, WI in India, Oct 24 2018 - Ball by Ball Commentary

2nd ODI (D/N), Visakhapatnam, October 24, 2018, West Indies tour of India
(50 ov, T:322) 321/7

Match tied

Player Of The Match
157* (129)
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end of over 5013 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 321/7CRR: 6.42 
Shai Hope123 (134b 10x4 3x6)
Kemar Roach0 (0b)
Umesh Yadav 10-0-78-1
Mohammed Shami 10-0-59-1

There we go. Over six-hundred runs scored. And in the end, it's a tie. Virat Kohli made a century - one that no one will soon forget, it took him past 10,000 ODI runs, and it showcased that he can get runs even in the harshest conditions for limited-overs batting. Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer threatened to gatecrash India's party, one playing shots out of the text book and the other just playing, just hitting, just swindling the spirit from the bowler. In the end, none of them deserved to be on the losing side.

Virat Kohli is Man of the Match for his unbeaten 157. "First of all, I would like to say ti was a great game of circket. Full house. Credit to the West Indies as well. They showed great heart and fight. Specially in the second innings, after they were three down, Hetmyer and Hope stuck it out. Pretty proud of my innings and my milestone [10,000 runs]. It's something that we decided pre-game. Everyone was of the opinion we wanted to bat first because it was hot and humid and also in the big games, in world cups, you might have to put runs on the board and defend. The pitch was drastically different in the second innings. We were looking at 275-280 only, but I got going and we got those extra runs. We had a challenge in front of us today and luckily we got away with a tie and we'll take that at the end of the day. When the run-rate fell under six, I thought they were in a strong position but Kuldeep got a wicket, Chahal bowled a brilliant over and Umesh and Shami closed it out. One boundary off Umesh off the shoe and one in the end, a couple of inches from Rayudu from pulling it in. That's how the game goes. We should all just enjoy it and not keep pulling at strings. I've enjoyed being a part of it and West Indies certainly deserved a draw for the way they played. Rayudu was really professional. He's someone we're looking at to be a permanent No. 4. He plays spin well, he plays pace wlel, he's in good momentum, in good form. And Shai obviously, I've watched him since that Headingley game. He plays classy knocks and even Hetmyer as well. Both of them played really really well"

"Really good game of cricket. Two outstanding knocks. Virat was outstanding, congrats to him for 10,000 runs. Shai Hope though, young player, scoring a century like that in a high-pressure game. And Hetmyer as well.," Jason Holder says. "I guess the run-out of myself. And the wicket of Hetmyer as well, he was the set batsman, they were getting runs easy. We said at the beginning of the innings that one of our top four had to go on and bat till the end. Good on Shai to do that. India got a par score. Before coming here, we knew we should be hitting that mark over and over. I thought our bowlers tried. But we were a bit sloppy in the field. Obed McCoy has a lot of variations, the cutters and slower balls and the wicket helps that kind of bowling. He's one of those players we've identities as a death bowler"

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"Worked very hard today," Shai Hope says "We lost wickets at crucial stages. We lost Jason late. But that's the key, when the game gets tight. We needed to keep wickets in hand. The pitch was good. It came on with the new ball and it spun for both teams. We came here to win, we didn't come here to complete. Just a bit disappointed. [Plans in the last couple of overs] I was trying to get bat on ball, try to hit the gaps, get as close as possible"

Varun Shetty with the last word: A strange change in strategy last ball. Umesh'd nailed five yorkers on the stumps (with some bad luck) and for some reason, India chose to bring third man up and push point back for a wide yorker. Hope was never going to play the scoop.

9.45 pm Yikes. West Indies needed 65 from the last 11 overs. That's under run-a-ball and they got to that position only because of Shimron Hetmyer's breathtaking innings - 94 off only 64 balls. With him for all of that innings was Shai Hope, who did go on to get a century, and evebtually the tie as well. But you think they'd been kicking themselves a bit right now? They had this chase done. They had India's spinners scratching their heads. They were pulling off an insane heist until the last few overs where Jadeja, Kuldeep, Chahal, Shami and in the end Yadav did so very well and ensure India did not lose the match in which their captain Virat Kohli became the fastest man to 10,000 ODI runs.

Raj: "By the way ...who was celebrating in the end ? West Indies or India ??" --- No one celebrated. India knew they got out of jail. West Indies knew they missed out on a win

Dhaval: "Why no Super over in ODIs? ICC should consider this. Could make a lot of difference to teams like WI who needs such wins under their belt. If a result is possible why not play for it. "

Umesh Yadav to Hope, FOUR runs

they tie it! They tie it! West Indies have tied it! Hope carves a full delivery outside off to the point boundary, past the reach of Rayudu patrolling there.

West Indies need five to win, four to tie

Umesh Yadav to Hope, 2 runs

low full toss, which Hope swings to deep midwicket. Two runs the result

The batsmen crossed so Hope will be on strike for the next ball. West Indies need seven off two balls now

Umesh Yadav to Nurse, OUT

caught at third man playing the scoop! Nurse does well - predicting this would be near the blockhole and would have enough pace for him to play a dinky shot like that. But it carries to deep third man, and Rayudu holds onto a high-pressure catch.

Ashley Nurse c Rayudu b Yadav 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 15m) SR: 71.42

WI need seven off three

Ayni: "WI neck to neck with India at the same over mark , plus a centurion on strike needing to get the 14 runs another centurion got earlier in the day, off the last 6 balls. Scintillating stuff. Tie would be a fair result."

Umesh Yadav to Nurse, 2 runs

yorker on leg stump, Nurse works it away to deep midwicket

Umesh Yadav to Nurse, 4 leg byes

the reverse-swinging yorker turns into a full toss, which pings off the back leg and away to the third man boundary

WI need 13 off 5 now

Umesh Yadav to Hope, 1 run

sends in a stinging yorker on off stump, Hope jams the bat down and finds a single. Only a single

end of over 496 runs
WI: 308/6CRR: 6.28 RRR: 14.00
Shai Hope116 (131b 9x4 3x6)
Ashley Nurse3 (4b)
Mohammed Shami 10-0-59-1
Yuzvendra Chahal 10-0-63-1

West Indies need 14 off the last six balls. Umesh will bowl them. Deep point, long-off, and three men on the leg side. Looks like Dhoni's setting the field

Harry: "Yadav's ODI career deciding over"

Shami to Hope, 1 run

full, slow and wide of off stump. Hope is again in the wrong position to deal with the ball. Toe-ends it back to the left of the bowler to pinch a single

Shami to Hope, 2 runs

full toss on off stump, Hope launches it down the ground for a couple

Shami to Hope, no run

full and wide - Hope doesn't expect it to be there, he's standing on leg stump, he's expecting a yorker in line with the stumps and as such he has to reach out, and in doing so he loses his shape entirely and inside edges the ball back to the bowler. Outstanding work from Shami

"India! India! India!" goes Vizag

Shami to Nurse, 1 run

bangs it in and Nurse pulls, this time properly, to deep midwicket

Shami to Hope, 1 run

swings hard at a full delivery on off stump and finds only a single at long-on. Claps all around the ground. They're feeling it.

Shami to Nurse, 1 run

slower short ball, which Nurse tries to pull, but he doesn't count on the change of pace. Mis-hit still gets WI one run

Third man's back, fine leg's back. Mid-off is up.

end of over 482 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 302/6CRR: 6.29 RRR: 10.00
Ashley Nurse1 (2b)
Shai Hope112 (127b 9x4 3x6)
Yuzvendra Chahal 10-0-63-1
Umesh Yadav 9-0-69-0

West Indies need 20 off 12 now with Hope batting on 112

Ankit Kumar: "oh dear WI, c'mon get over the line. If they dont this, this will be crushing considering they were on 221 in the 32nd over."

Chahal to Nurse, 1 run

sees a full delivery on middle and slogs to deep square leg

Chahal to Nurse, no run

shapes for a scoop against a ball that could easily have been cut away. The premeditation means not only does he miss the ball, the dot-ball pressure keeps rising on West Indies

Ashley Nurse, the new batsman on strike against a wristspinner

Chahal to Hope, 1 run

tosses it up on leg stump, Hope pats it down to long-on

Chahal to Hope, no run

quicker and flatter on middle, Hope defends

Chahal to Hope, OUT

Holder's run-out! And Vizag roars! Poor stuff from West Indies, after staying so calm, they lose their captain over a silly mistake. Hope defends a legbreak on middle to cover and then takes a couple of steps out. Holder sees that and starts haring down the pitch only to look up at his partner suddenly standing still. Then he looks around and realises Rayudu already has the ball in his hand and underarms it through to the bowler to break the stumps

Jason Holder run out (Rayudu/Chahal) 12 (23b 0x4 0x6 43m) SR: 52.17
Chahal to Hope, no run

goes for the cut, but the ball doesn't quite bounce as much as he figures. Bottom edge that goes nowhere

end of over 475 runs
WI: 300/5CRR: 6.38 RRR: 7.33
Shai Hope111 (123b 9x4 3x6)
Jason Holder12 (23b)
Umesh Yadav 9-0-69-0
Yuzvendra Chahal 9-0-61-1

Hope and Holder need 22 off 18 now

Umesh Yadav to Hope, 1 run

full on off stump, Hope drives into the covers and gets a single. That's West Indies' 300

Purvesh: "Not to look for specifics here, Indian bowlers don't bat at all & Indian batsmen don't bowl at all. So basically India have a problem when the Top 3 don't finish off the innings and one of the bowlers has an off day."

Umesh Yadav to Hope, no run

full toss outside off this time, Hope dabs it to point

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