Shreyas Iyer had a rather embarrassing moment during his flamboyant innings in the second One Day International of the ongoing India vs West Indies series in Visakhapatnam.
Coming into bat after a perfect platform laid by the the top order, Shreyas Iyer, along with Rishabh Pant, stroked the ball all around the park resulting in a cracking end to the innings.
Shreyas Iyer reached a quickfire half century, but had celebrated a few moments before he actually got there. Apparently, Iyer was on 49 when he celebrated with Pant. It was his captain Virat Kohli who, rather hilariously for the people watching, signaled from the dressing that he is yet to reach the milestone.
The half century, when he finally reached there, was Iyer’s fourth consecutive in ODIs. He was eventually dismissed on the final ball of the 49th over after scoring a 32-ball 53.
Two overs before he was dismissed, Iyer scored 29 runs in the 31-run over bowled by Roston Chase. It was the most runs scored in a single over by India in ODIs, going past 28 runs scored by Sachin Tendulkar and Ajay Jadeja back in 1999.
The flurry towards the end meant that India finished with a huge score of 387 runs in the 50 overs. The total is in fact the second highest total for India against West Indies.
The platform for the huge score was initially set by the openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma after being asked to bat first. Both Rahul and Rohit reached their centuries, contributing to an opening partnership of 227 runs.
Put into bat, India scored 387 for 5 in 2nd one-dayer against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam today.
— DD India – English News (@DDIndiaLive) December 18, 2019
While Rahul was dismissed immediately after his century, Rohit Sharma went on to go past the 150-run mark for a record eighth time, before being dismissed by Sheldon Cottrell.
The West Indian bowlers took a toll with only Jason Holder finishing with an economy rate of less than six.