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Dec 03, 2011 at 12:16am IST

Ind vs WI, 2nd ODI: as it happened

India Innings

49th over: All over! India reach home by five wickets and take a 2-0 lead. Rohit (90 not out), though unlucky not to get a century, has played a major role in both the wins. Not to forget Kohli, who was the chief contributor with his 117.

46th over: Another stutter, and another failure for Raina, and off a short ball once again. Roach has made it a weebit interesting now, though India still have noses in front with five wickets in hand: 248/5

India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: as it happened

While Virat Kohli scored 117, Rohit Sharma stayed not out at 90 as India took a 2-0 lead in the ODI series.

Suresh Raina c Ramdin b Roach 0 (1)

45th over: Rampaul to Kohli, and the centurion departs. But what a knock by the youngster. He got a faint edge in an attempt to smash it down the ground. Sad that he couldn't stay till the end, but well played.

Virat Kohli c Ramdin b Rampaul 117 (123)

42nd over: Hundred for Kohli! 8th in his ODI career. A simple punch down the long-off brings it up, putting India in total control.

40th over: 38 runs for no loss in the five overs of batting powerplay (36-40) have surely put India firmly in the driver's seat now at 210 for three, needing 60 off 60. One of these two, Rohit and Kohli, has to stay there for the next 5-6 overs and the win will be in the kitty.

35th over: Rohit's fifty! He completes it with a four off the last ball of the 35th over to take India to 172 for three. Now 98 needed in 90 legal deliveries and still seven wickets standing. The situation is more in India's favour as the powerplay comes next from over No. 36 to 40.

30th over: India have crossed 150; to be exact, they are 152 for 3 after 30 overs. So 118 needed in another 120 legitimate deliveries with seven wickets in hand. The partnership meanwhile between Rohit and Kohli has reached 68.

25th over: Kohli's fifty has confirmed India's recovery after losing Sehwag. With Rohit Sharma, Kohli has made sure that India don't let the asking rate go out of control. Boundaries have come with regularity, along with the ones and twos, to keep the scoreboard moving. In short, India looking good now at 122 for 3.

17th over: Body blow! Sehwag is leaving! Couldn't resist the invitation from Samuels and holes out at long-off on the very first ball he faces from the offspinner. India were looking good after the rain delay but now have to be cautious at 84 for 3.

Virender Sehwag c Russell b Samuels 26 (35)

15th over: India have reached 75 for 2, and Sehwag and Kohli have looked more assured after coming out following the rain delay.

8:20 p.m. Covers are being taken off. Play will resume at 8:35 and we can confirm that there is no reduction of overs. So that's the good news for the spectators who have waited patiently.

12th over: Rain stops play! It's been a strange start to the Indian innings. Two wickets, edgy shots, hit on the helmet, chancy boundaries and then another close shave for Sehwag before umpires asked for the covers to be brought on. Sammy is reluctant to take his team off, understandably enough, as they have India hopping at 49 for 2 in 11.2 overs.

7th over: Superb catch! After some edgy, unconvincing boundaries and a hit on Sehwag's helmet, India have lost Gambhir. But it was the one-handed blinder in the covers by Barath that deserves most of the applause as the ball was there to be hit. Chasing 270, the hosts have got off to the worst possible start at 29 for 2.

Gautam Gambhir c Barath b Rampaul 12 (18)

2nd Over: Windies draw first blood! Parthiv pokes at a good length delivery on his off-stump, only to edge it to Sammy at the second slip. The momentum after that unbelievable last-wicket partnership stays with the West Indies. India 3 for 1.

Parthiv Patel c Sammy b Roach 2 (6)

West Indies Innings

50th over: Unbelievable it may be, but from 170 for 9 in 36 overs, Ravi Rampaul (80 not out) and Kemar Roach (24 not out) shaped up a staggering recovery to not only bat out the 50 overs but also add 99 runs to help West Indies post a more than challenging 269 for 9.

46th over: The West Indies dressing room must be feeling a lot more comfortable now at 233 for 9, for they were staring at getting all out inside 35 overs at one stage when they lost their eighth wicket at the score of 149.

43rd over: This last-wicket partnership is now 53 runs and seven overs long. So will they now play out 50 overs? Quite possible! Meanwhile, the score is 223 for 9.

38th over: Rampaul using the long handle to good effect and Ashwin is the sufferer. Six sixes against the offie now in the innings as his figures go for a toss. Suddenly it's 197 for 9 and 200 looking a formality.

36th over: Run out! Simmons' valiant knock comes to an end as he falls short of his ground while trying to steal a second against a sprightly Jadeja at fine leg, 170 for 9.

Lendl Simmons run out 78 (102)

31st over: It's finishing rather quickly for the West Indies. Eighth wicket falls as Jadeja castles Russell to make it 149 for 8.

Andre Russell b Jadeja 11 (13)

27th over: Another one goes down! This time it's the skipper, Darren Sammy. Jadeja's ball on the off-stump holds its line and Sammy resembles a sitting duck as the ball hits his pads inside the crease: 131 for 7.

Darren Sammy lbw b Jadeja 2 (8)

24th over: The recovery ends! Pollard takes the long walk back. After hitting Ashwin for two consecutive sixes, Pollard tries to defend the next ball but the bat-pad lobs up for Parthiv to turn it into a catch. Pollard doesn't look happy though. The 56-run partnership ends and West Indies are now 119 for 6.

Kieron Pollard c Patel b Ashwin 35 (30)

23rd over: Windies bring up 100 with Simmons' half-century. Some sort of recovery by Simmons and Pollard as the fifth wicket fell at 67. But the question is can they carry on until the 40th over? It's 103 for 5.

17th over: Yadav returns and with him another Windies wicket comes by! Denesh Ramdin tries to cut the first ball of Yadav's second spell but finds Ravindra Jadeja to perfection. Five down and Pollard strides in! Will there be a partnership?

Denesh Ramdin c Jadeja b Yadav 2 (11)

14th over: Back-to-back strikes! Windies mainstay Darren Bravo and Danza Hyatt have to leave! It seemed the visitors were getting back on track with Simmons and Bravo's aggression as they raised the fifty in the 12th over. But Bravo plays one shot too many perhaps, and in an attempt to clear mid-on, the southpaw perishes to give Vinay Kumar his first wicket. One ball later, Vinay's outswinger shapes away just enough to take the edge of Hyatt's bat on its way to Parthiv Patel's gloves.

India in control as the Windies slip to 55 for 4.

Danza Hyatt c Patel b Vinay Kumar 0 (2)

Darren Bravo c Ashwin b Vinay Kumar 13 (17)

8th over Yadav is right on the money! Removes Samuels. But it is Raina's superlative catch at the third slip that makes the dismissal possible. The swing squared up Samuels and the leading edge was grabbed by Raina leaping towards his right. The umpire though waited for the third umpire's confirmation before issuing the marching orders to Samuels. It's 25/2

Marlon Samuels c Raina b Yadav 4 (8)

2nd over First strike by India! The probing start by Indian pacers doesn't take long to bring the results. Adrian Barath's tentative poke on Umesh Yadav away-swinger was enough to induce an edge and send the right-hander back for a naught. Windies 3 for 1 after just two overs.

Adrian Barath c Patel b Yadav 0 (8)

2:30 p.m. India elect to bowl! Under heavy overhead conditions, Indian skipper Virender Sehwag had no hesitation whatsoever to bat first and give his seam bowlers the perfect conditions to bowl in. No reduction of overs despite the 45-minute delay.

2:25 Good news! Covers are being taken off after just five minutes of service. And as the umpires complete their inspection, we can confirm that that toss will happen in the next five minutes.

2:15 p.m. The drizzle has just about got a bit more steady as the groundstaff drags in the big cover to protect the 30-yard circle. So the wait is going to get a bit longer now.

2 p.m. We can now officially confirm you that the toss has been delayed, but it's only a mild drizzle as the players practising on the ground look relatively comfortable and unconcerned.

Team News

India have opted to go in with the same side that won the first ODI at Cuttack. However, there is one change in the West Indies team, which now has Ravi Rampaul instead of Anthony Martin in the eleven.

India: Virender Sehwag (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav

West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Danza Hyatt, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy (c), Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach

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