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India vs. West Indies, 2nd ODI: Scorecard, Recap and More from Visakhapatnam

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 11:  Darren Sammy of West Indies smashes a huge a six during the ICC Champions Trophy Group B match between India and West Indies  at The Kia Oval on June 11, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorNovember 24, 2013

Captain Darren Sammy blasted West Indies to victory in the second one-day international in Visakhapatnam to tie the series at 1-1.

Chasing 289 to win, Sammy hit four sixes and four boundaries in a 45-ball unbeaten 63 that saw his side home with three balls to spare.

Virat Kohli’s 99 spearheaded a formidable home total, but the tourists had contributions from Kieran Powell (59), Darren Bravo (50) and Lendl Simmons (62).

 

Kohli fell just one run short of an 18th one-day international century when he pulled a Ravi Rampaul bouncer to fine leg where Jason Holder took a fine low catch.

Rampaul ended with figures of four for 60 but after Kohli’s dismissal at the end of the 40th over, India scored 79 from the final 10 overs with home captain Mahendra Dhoni blasting four sixes in an unbeaten 40-ball 51.

India 288-7 (50 Overs)
BatsmanDismissalRunsMinutesBalls
RG Sharmac Sammy b Rampaul122119
S Dhawanlbw b Permaul356237
V Kohlic Holder b Rampaul99158100
Yuvraj Singhc Samuels b Sammy285149
SK Rainac DJ Bravo b Rampaul234824
MS Dhoni*†not out515740
RA Jadeja b Rampaul102620
R Ashwinc †Charles b Holder191710
B Kumarnot out111
Extras(lb 1, w 9)10
BowlingOMRW
R Rampaul100604
JO Holder100631
DJ Bravo80540
V Permaul100551
SP Narine102390
DJG Sammy10111
LMP Simmons1050
Cricinfo

West Indies needed nearly six per over and lost Johnson Charles and Marlon Samuels inside six overs.

However, Powell and Bravo put on 100 for the third wicket, and when Sammy came to the crease, the visitors needed 104 more runs from 15.3 overs.

He hit Mohammed Shami for consecutive fours in the 41st over to build some momentum and then mowed the young seamer for sixes in back-to-back overs to leave his side needing 26 off the final four overs.

West Indies 289-8 (49.3 overs)
BatsmanDismissalRunsMinutesBalls
J Charles†c & b Kumar12119
KOA Powellst †Dhoni b Ashwin5911470
MN Samuelsc †Dhoni b MM Sharma81310
DM Bravoc †Dhoni b Ashwin506954
LMP Simmonslbw b Jadeja6211574
DJ Bravo*c Dhawan b Kumar183326
DJG Sammynot out637945
JO Holderc †Dhoni b Mohammed Shami775
SP Narinec sub (AT Rayudu) b Mohammed Shami033
V Permaulnot out051
Extras(lb 7, w 3)10
BowlingOMRW
B Kumar91562
MM Sharma6.30481
Mohammed Shami70552
R Ashwin101372
SK Raina70420
RA Jadeja101441
Cricinfo

Despite losing Simmons, 16 runs off Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s 48th over took West Indies to the brink and although Shami picked up two wickets in the penultimate over, Sammy lifted Sharma over mid-wicket for the winning run to condemn India to their first defeat at the Andhra Pradesh venue.

After India’s six-wicket win in the opening match in Kochi on Thursday, the series will be decided in Kanpur on Wednesday.

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