India and West Indies will lock horns for the second One-Day International match on Sunday (July 24) at the Queen’s Park Oval.

India eked out West Indies by three runs in a last-ball thriller in the first ODI match. India’s top order comprising Shikhar Dhawan (97), Shubman Gill (64) and Shreyas Iyer (54) set the tone for a big total of 308/7.

Shubman Gill Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill. Image: Twitter

India beat West Indies by three runs in the 1st ODI

West Indies’ big players like Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell weren’t successful in the big chase but some names did stand up to the occasion. Yet it turned out to be a last-ball thrilling encounter as lower middle order batters Akeal Hosein (32*) and Romario Shepherd (39*) gave an incredible fightback in the chase.

Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj was the player of the moment as he denied Shepherd to hit the winning runs when West Indies needed five runs in the final ball. Siraj finished with figures 2/57 and got the big wicket of Shai Hope.

Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal Image Credits – Twitter

India one win away to create a World record

The Shikhar Dhawan-led side has a great opportunity to create history by defeating the Windies on Sunday.

India and the West Indies have played 137 ODIs against each other so far. India won 68 matches while West Indies emerged winners in 63 matches. Six games did not produce any result either ending in a tie or getting abandoned.

The last time West Indies defeated India in an ODI bilateral series was in 2006 under Brian Lara. Since then they have lost 11 series in a row against the Men in Blue.

Their recent one was in February when West Indies under Kieron Pollard lost 3-0 to Rohit Sharma and his men. India could break Pakistan’s record in defeating one opponent in the ODI series. Pakistan have also won 11 consecutive ODI series against Zimbabwe.

Will Nicholas Pooran and his men avoid India’s success or will the tourists cruise to the record with ease? Let’s watch the outcome by the midnight.

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