India Vs West Indies: It's a TIE

 SMTV Desk 2018-10-25 11:30:53  India, West Indies, Kohli, Hope,
India Vs West Indies: It's a TIE

Vizag, Oct 25: India captain Virat Kohli s 37th one-day international century went in vain as the West Indies pulled off a heart-stopping chase to hold the hosts to a tie in the nail-biting second one-day international at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday

According to the detailes, This is interestingly the second tied match between the two sides, with the other one, way back in December 1991.

Chasing a huge 322, powered by King Kohli s unbeaten 157 off 129 balls and Ambati Rayudu s 80-ball 73, the West Indies rode on an undefeated century from Shai Hope (123 off 134; 4X10, 6X3) and Shimron Hetmyer s 64-ball 94 to get tantalizingly close to a win.

Needing 14 runs off the dramatic final over from Umesh Yadav, Hope got a single off the first ball before the second ball went for four leg byes. Ashley Nurse managed to get a single off the third before being run out off the fourth.

With two deliveries left and Windies requiring seven runs, Hope drove the penultimate delivery for a couple before slicing the final ball for a boundary, to which the Indian players gathered around and appreciated the effort of the right-hander as the match ended in a thrilling tie.

India lead the five-match rubber 1-0.

Brief Scores: India 321/6 (Virat Kohli 157 not out, Ambati Rayudu 73, Shikhar Dhawan 29; Ashley Nurse 2/46, Obed McCoy 2/71) tie with West Indies 321/7 (Shai Hope 123 not out, Shimron Hetmyer 94, Chandrapaul Hemraj 32; Kuldeep Yadav 3/67).