Thursday, June 09, 2011

India takes a 2-0 lead after West Indies by 7-wicket in the second ODI

Indian cricket team is leading the 5-match ODI series 2-0 after beating the host team, West Indies, in their second ODI match by 7 wickets with 20 balls remaining at hand at the Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Because of Amit Mishra’s superb performance India could secure their second consecutive victory against the West Indies in Port of Spain. Now, they will be look forward to the third consecutive ODI victory to secure their ODI series.

Suresh Raina who is the captain of a second-string Indian cricket team won the toss and invited West Indies to bat first. West Indies opener made a good start as they scored 57 runs without losing any wicket.

West Indies lost their first wicket at the score of 57 when Kirk Edwards was trapped catch out behind the wicket by Amit Mishra. Ramnaresh Sarwan came to bat and shared a 67-run partnership in the first-wicket stand. It helped West Indies to reach triple figure.

With scoring 175 for the loss of three wickets, the host imposed a threat against the touring team of making an unbeatable chasing score. However, cricket fans could see a dramatic turn after that as the host lost four more wickets adding 22 runs on scorecard. In their limited over, they could score 240 for 9.

Out of these four wickets, Amit Mishra took three and the other wicket was taken by Munaf Patel.

Bowling 10 overs, Amit Mishra took four wickets for 31. He was supported by Munaf Patel who took 3 wickets for 35. Yusuf Pathan got two wickets.

After coming to reply the winning score of 241, India lost an early wicket of Shikhar Dhawan who scored a half-century in the first ODI match. After that, Parthiv Patel handled the pressure successfully along with Virat Kohli. Both of them fulfilled their half-centuries.

Due to rain, match was stopped and it started after few hours. The target score was cut short to 80 off 93 deliveries. Parthiv Patel got catch out to score some quick score. After the departure of Patel, skipper, Suresh Raina came to bat and remained not out on 26 along with the Rohit Sharma who scored 7 runs off 14 balls.