Team India won back-to-back ODIs against West Indies in the ongoing ODI series. Rohit Sharma’s captaincy was spot on in both games as India won the series by 2-0 in Ahmedabad. The third and final ODI will take place at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on February 11 (Friday).
West Indies lacked the cutting edge and ammunition to compete with the belligerent Indian cricket team so far in the series. India won the first game by six wickets. The hosts went won the second ODI by 44 runs and clinched the series. Prasidh Krishna was named the player of the match.
West Indies did a pretty good job by restricting India to 237/9 in 50 overs. Suryakumar Yadav once again provided a great deal of assistance with the bat. The right-handed batsman scored 64 runs with the help of 5 fours. KL Rahul also chipped in with a useful contribution of 49 runs.
Virat Kohli takes a superb catch to outsmart Odean Smith
In response to India’s decent total, West Indies batters were supposed to take the game away from the Indians. However, they ended up playing right into the hands of Rohit Sharma & Co. Shamarh Brooks top-scored with 44 (2 fours, 2 sixes) but was dismissed by Deepak Hooda.
However, Odean Smith provided a glimmer of hope as he struck the balls with brute force. He hammered as many as 2 sixes and a four. The best part of his innings was when he smashed a 91m six off Shardul Thakur.
However, Rohit Sharma made a tactical change by bringing Washington Sundar into the attack. The bowling all-rounder bowled a tricky length delivery to Odean Smith and the latter attempted to hit a big six in the 45th over.
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As it happened, Virat Kohli had his eyes on the ball and took a spectacular catch in his safe pair of hands. The Men in Blue would be looking to whitewash the Men in Brown when they play the third and final ODI of the series.