After having lost to West Indies in the first ODI, Virat Kohli-led India have been playing against the same opponent in the second game. The game is going on in Visakhapatnam where India put up a massive total of 387 runs in 50 overs.
Batting first, India openers – Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul got off to a flying start. Both stitched a 227-run partnership where Rahul scored 102 off 104, including 8 fours and 3 sixes. His dismissal brought the captain Kohli in the middle.
While everyone was expecting another Kohli masterclass, he fell for a golden duck. It was a slower short ball from Kieron Pollard where Virat was trying to hit down. But it hits high on his bat and lobs up to mid-wicket where Roston Chase took an easy catch.
Here is how Twitterati reacted:
Just turned on the TV,would have loved some classic Kohli hitting,instead he get out to keiron Pollard lollipop.
— ذوھيب خان (@Zohaibinsafian) December 18, 2019
Virat Kohli is a Human,
TWEET LIKE SANJAY manjekar #INDvWI
— Shafrul Inshaf(WaterBoy) (@ShafrulI) December 18, 2019
— . (@Ritik__rj) December 18, 2019
West Indies are fighting back 💪
— ICC (@ICC) December 18, 2019
As far as the game is concerned, Rohit Sharma smashed another century. He scored a blitzy 159 off 138 which included 17 boundaries and 5 sixes. Shreyas Iyer scored a quickfire half-century. He smashed 53 off 32, including 3 fours and 4 sixes.
The highlight was obviously Rishabh Pant. He was going through a bad phase earlier but he bounced back well in the first ODI. He once again proved his calibre, hitting a 16-ball 30 which included 3 fours and 4 sixes. Their heroics took India to a huge total. Sheldon Cottrell picked up 2 wickets while Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph and Kieron Pollard bagged one each for West Indies.