Kohli, Kumar star as India register comfortable win over West Indies

Virat Kohli’s brilliant innings and Bhuvneshwar Kumar spectacular bowling helped India in registering an impressive draw in the second ODI of the three-match series against West Indies on Sunday.

The day started with the Indian Captain Virat Kohli winning the toss and opting to bat first in excellent batting conditions at Trinidad.

The decision proved to be a masterstroke as India registered a mammoth total of 279 for the loss of seven wickets in their 50 overs.

The star of the show for India was Skipper Virat Kohli, who scored his 42nd hundred in one-day internationals and scored 120 off just 125 balls with the help of 14 fours and one six. Shreyas Iyer played well and scored 71 off 68 balls with the help off 5 fours and one six.

During that knock, Kohli went pass Sourav Ganguly (11, 363 runs in 238 innings) to become second highest run-scorer for India in limited-overs cricket.

For West Indies, all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite was the star of the show as he claimed figures of three for 53 in 10 overs.

In reply, the visitors had a good start as they lost one wicket for 45 runs in 9.3 overs. But from there on, it was Evin Lewis and wicket-keeper Nicholas Pooran who made a strong comeback with 56-run partnership for the fourth-wicket to keep West Indies in the hunt to win the game.

But once Lewis and Pooran departed, the visitors made a grand comeback, started to pick wickets at regular intervals and bundle West Indies for 210 all out in 42 overs.

Evin Lewis scored 65 off just 80 balls with the help of eight fours and one six. For India, right- arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the star of the show as he picked up four wickets in the match to seal a comfortable win  for India.

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