Ind vs WI: Host hopes to seal series, eyes on Rohit-Virat partnership
After winning the first ODI against West Indies, the Rohit Sharma-led side will now look to win the second game and seal the three-match series with one game to go.
India and West Indies will lock horns in the second ODI on February 9 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Rohit and boys sealed a comfortable six-wicket win in the first ODI, and the Men in Blue did not have to break a sweat. Chasing 176 in the first ODI, Rohit Sharma's blitz with the bat helped India stay ahead in the run-chase throughout, and in the end, the hosts completed a comfortable six-wicket win.
It has been two years since Virat last scored a century, and in the first ODI against Windies, it looked like Virat was a bit arrogant in his playing style, and he played aerial shots quite early in his innings. He eventually got out hooking a bouncer, while he just had managed to score eight runs.
Kishan managed to score 28, but there was no need for him to play a slog sweep off the bowling of Akeal Hosein when India was cruising into the match. If not for Rohit's 60, India could have had a difficult time in chasing 177.
Bowling was sought after in the first ODI after Washington Sundar, and Yuzvendra Chahal spun a web over the visitors. Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Siraj also impressed with the ball, and hosts would hope for the same to continue.