India down West Indies

2014-10-11 21:44
MS Dhoni (File)
Delhi - The West Indies collapsed spectacularly to hand India a convincing 48-run victory to level the series 1-1 in the second one-day international at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, the website reports.

The Windies always looked in control following the solid platform laid by opener Dwayne Smith who played a key role in a 64-run opening partnership with Darren Bravo of 64, followed by 72 runs for the second wicket with Kieron Pollard.

Smith would come agonisingly close to reaching his maiden ODI century before he missed an attempted clip off the bowling Mohammed Shami as the ball hit his pad and ricocheted into the stumps for 97.

The 31-year-old's dismissal sparked what has become the all-too-familiar middle-order West Indies batting collapse as Marlon Samuels (16), Denesh Ramdim (3), Andre Russell (4), Darren Sammy (1) and skipper Dwayne Bravo (10) fell in the space of five overs for the addition of a mere 18 runs.

Pick of the bowlers Shami wrapped things when he caught and bowled Jerome Taylor for a duck in the 47th over for a fitting ending with the visitors on 215.

Shami was rewarded with figures of 4-36 from 9.3 overs.

Earlier, pace bowler Taylor took three wickets as the West Indies restricted India to 263 for seven from 50 overs after MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat.

The 30-year old right-arm bowler was in the thick of it as early as the second over when he knocked back opener Shikhar Dhawan off-stump with a good length ball that nipped in a bit to find the gap between bat and pad.

After a period of consolidation by the hosts that saw Virat Kohli (62) and Suresh Raina (62) put on 105 for the fourth wicket, it was Taylor who intervened to break up the partnership as Raina was caught by Kieron Pollard at deep mid-off.

When Ravi Jadeja (6) became Taylor's third victim in 46th over the runs seemed to have dried up for India, but skipper MS Dhoni had other ideas as he blasted an unbeaten half-century to lift the home side to a competitive total.

Taylor finished with figures of 3-54 from his allotted 10 overs.

The third match takes place at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.


India: S Dhawan, AM Rahane, V Kohli, AT Rayudu, SK Raina, MS Dhoni (capt, wk), RA Jadeja, A Mishra, B Kumar, Mohammed Shami, UT Yadav

West Indies: DR Smith, DM Bravo, DJ Bravo (capt), MN Samuels, D Ramdin (wk), KA Pollard, DJG Sammy, AD Russell, SJ Benn, R Rampaul, JE Taylor

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