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India cruise past Windies in 2nd ODI to lead series 2-0

June 9, 2011 - Port of Spain

India have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match one-day series with a seven-wicket victory over a hapless West Indies.

The scores of fans at the Queens Park Oval were expecting a good show from the locals but there was to be no 'Fire in Babylon', all that was on offer was an Indian documentary on how to play intelligent cricket, starring Amit Mishra, Virat Kohli and Partiv Patel, The Trinidad Guardian reports.

After losing their way towards the end of the innings and scoring just 240 for nine off their 50 overs, the West Indies struggled to contain the free-scoring Indians.

Rain set in during the Indian innings, but there was no respite for the West Indies, as their target was even a softer one after the rain.

The revised target due to the rain was 183 off 37 overs, which was an easy task for India, with Partiv Patel and Virat Kohli well set.

The early loss of Shikhar Dawan to Ravi Rampaul was negated by a 110-run partnership between Patel and Kohli.

Patel finally fell for 56 off 64 balls with two fours and two sixes, but Kohli continued to collar the West Indies bowlers.

Just before the end, with the result a mere formality, he fell to Devendra Bishoo for a well crafted 81 off 103 balls, with six fours and one six.

When the victory came, skipper Suresh Raina was unbeaten on 26 and Rohit Sharma on seven.

Virat Kohli was adjudged the man of the match. The third match of the series will be played on Saturday in Antigua.

Scoreboard: West Indies vs India

West Indies innings

L Simmons st P Patel b Pathan*53

K Edwards c P Patel b Mishra*25

R Sarwan c Pathan b Mishra*56

M Samuels st P Patel b Pathan*36

D Bravo c Harbhajan b Mishra*8

K Pollard lbw Mishra*0

C Baugh b Mishra*2

D Sammy not out*22

R Rampaul c Raina b Patel*14

D Bishoo c P Patel b M Patel*0

A Martin not out*0

Extas b1, lb6, w16, nb1*24

Total 9 wkts (50ovs)*240

Fall of wkts: 57, 124, 175, 192, 192, 197, 197, 228, 229.

Bowling: P Kumar 10-054-0 (1w), M Patel 10-2-35-3 (1nb, 1w), Harbhajan

10-1-51-0 (4w), A Mishra 10-2-31-4, Y Pathan 8-0-51-2 (2w), S Raina 2-0-


India innings

P Patel c Baugh b Martin*56

S Dhawan c Pollard b Rampaul*3

V Kohli c Pollard b Bishoo*81

S Raina not out*26

R Sharma not out*24

Extras (w8, nb2)*10

Total for 3 wkts (33.4overs)*183

Fall of wkts: 8, 128, 173.

Bowling: R Rampaul 6.4-0-32-1 (2w), D Sammy 10-1-38-0, D Bravo 3-0-20-0

(1w), D Bishoo 7-0-37-1 (2nb), A Martin 4-0-29-1, K Pollard 3-0-27-0 (1w).


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