Suryakumar Yadav’s Half-Century Helps India Set Windies 238-Run Target


Ahmedabad: As Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul played good knocks, India recovered from a top-order collapse and posted a total of 237 for 9 in the ongoing second ODI at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Initially, West Indies won the toss and stand-in skipper Nicholas Pooran opted to bowl.

Suryakumar Yadav (64) and KL Rahul’s (49) 91-run stand for the fourth wicket pushed India across the 230-run mark.

Rahul made West Indies pay for their mistakes as he started scoring runs at a brisk pace and notched up a fifty partnership with Suryakumar.

Put into bat the Indian team opened with skipper Rohit Sharma and wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant who was promoted to open from number four position. But the hosts did not get the start they wanted as Rohit Sharma was dismissed cheaply for 5 by Kemar Roach.

Virat Kohli joined Pant in the middle and they batted cautiously to take the team’s total to 37 for 1 in 10 overs of mandatory powerplay.

Odeon Smith was the pick of the bowlers for the West Indies, picking two for 29 while Alzarri Joseph also bagged a couple of wickets.

Apart from them, Kemar Roach, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein and Fabian Allen also scalped a wicket each.

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