After the loss to India, the West Indies captain felt, ‘They lost the last match

IND vs WI 2nd ODI: After loss to India, West Indies captain feels – After the loss against India in the second ODI,…

IND vs WI 2nd ODI: After India’s loss, West Indies captain feels- After facing defeat against India in the second ODI, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran expressed his eagerness to win the next match. Half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson and Akshar Patel helped Team India to a two-wicket win in the second ODI of the three-match series against the West Indies at the Queen’s Park Oval Stadium in Port of Spain on Sunday. Follow West Indies tour of India updates with InsideSport.IN

“Obviously, we couldn’t hold our nerve in the last few overs. We lost the last 6 overs. We felt it was easy to hit a spinner. We needed just one wicket to seal the game but Akshar played really well,” Puran said in a post-match presentation.

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“His (Hope’s) 100th ODI century was fantastic. We have done an exceptional job in the batting group. We tried to compete really hard. We want to win really bad,” he added.

India now lead the series 2-0. Struggling at 79/3, a 99-run stand between Iyer (63) and Samson (54) steadied their innings.

IND vs WI 2nd ODI: After loss to India, West Indies skipper feels 'they lost the game in the last six overs'
IND vs WI 2nd ODI: After loss to India, West Indies skipper feels ‘they lost the game in the last six overs’

In the end the contributions of Deepak Hooda (33) and Akshar Patel (64*) proved crucial to guide the visitors to victory. West Indies lost control of the match despite sending back the top order in the first phase of the match and posting a huge total on the board.

India started chasing 312 runs. Shubman Gill showed a lot of intent from the start and hit some good boundaries. His partner, skipper Shikhar Dhawan, was the less aggressive of the two.
After 10 overs, India stood at 42/0 with Gill (30*) and Dhawan (12*).

IND vs WI 2nd ODI: After loss to India, West Indies skipper feels ‘they lost the game in the last six overs’

The pair stitched a stand of 48 before pacer Romario Shepherd intervened to dismiss the struggling Dhawan with 13 off 31 balls.
Then Shreyas Iyer was at the crease. Gill settled well at the crease and looked on track to complete his second consecutive fifty, but was bowled by Kyle Myers for 43 off 49 balls. At this point India stood at 65/2 and Suryakumar Yadav was at the crease.

Suryakumar showed some intent with a huge six, but the ball hit the inside edge of his bat and shattered his stumps when he was on 9. Myers struck again for the hosts and Windies with these three wickets in no time. Looked really strong. India stand at 79/3 at this point in desperate need of a partnership.

Wicketkeeper Sanju Samson was at the crease and started the chase with Iyer. The pair kept up some good runs between the wickets and hit big at times. The pair made their 50-run stand off 52 balls.

Shreyas looked really good, bringing up his 11th half-century in the format with a four through deep midwicket, which took India past the 150-run mark. Myer’s 30th over proved to be very costly, conceding 16 runs.

After putting up a 50-run stand, the pair began to gain momentum. The pair fell one run short of a 100-run stand after Iyer’s wicket of pacer Alzari Joseph was trapped leg before his 63 off 71 balls.

Then Deepak Hooda was at the crease. Hooda-Samson kept the scoreboard ticking for India. Samson brought up his first fifty off 47 balls with a four in the fine leg region. The duo added just 27 runs before Samson was dismissed for 54 off 51 balls. India are then 205/5 with 107 runs remaining.

Next at the crease was Akshar Patel. At the end of 40 overs, India stood at 212/5 with Akshar (4*) and Hooda (18*). The Men in Blue needed 100 runs in the last ten overs. The pair kept the scoreboard rolling for India as they attempted some big hits. They took India to 250 runs.

Akshar-Huda made their 50-run stand off 31 balls. 56 runs needed in the last six overs. Hooda was dismissed for 33 off 36 balls off spinner Akil Hussain after being caught by Hayden Walsh at backward point.

Shardul Thakur was at the crease. Patel continues to look good with the bat. Alzari Joseph’s 46th over of the game was costly and took a lot of pressure off the Indian batsmen. Just when it looked like India would continue to play in their favour, Thakur was dismissed for 3 off Joseph after being caught by Brooks at deep cover.

IND vs WI 2nd ODI: After loss to India, West Indies skipper feels ‘they lost the game in the last six overs’

Avesh Khan was next to the crease. The equation was 32 off 24 balls. Patel brought up his first fifty off just 27 balls, continuing the chase as the last recognized batsman.

19 runs were needed in the last three overs. The onus was on Patel and Khan not to lose their wickets and take India to the finish line. Jayden Sills dismissed Patel for 10 runs.

Then Mohammad Siraj was at the crease. India needed eight in the last over. Patel sealed the match for India with a massive six off the fourth ball of the over, scoring 64* off 35 balls with three fours and five sixes.

IND vs WI 2nd ODI: After loss to India, West Indies skipper feels ‘they lost the game in the last six overs’

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