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India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: Lucky to get away with draw, says Virat Kohli

By means of: PTI | Visakhapatanam |

Revealed: October 25, 2018 1:22:42 am


West Indies seemed just right to overtake the objective as Shimron Hetmyer (94) and Shai Hope cast a 143-run partnership for the fourth wicket to put the basis of the chase. (AP Photograph)

India skipper Virat Kohli stated his workforce was once fortunate to escape with a tie within the high-scoring 2nd one-dayer towards West Indies right here on Wednesday.

Batting first, India posted a difficult 321-6, driving on Kohli’s record-breaking unbeaten 157.

Chasing the objective, West Indies wanted 14 off six balls to win however the guests ended scoring 321 for 7 after Shai Hope (123) hit a boundary within the final ball off Umesh Yadav.

“It was once a really perfect recreation of cricket. Credit score to the Windies, they confirmed nice battle. Specifically in the second one innings, once they have been 3 down, Hetmyer and Hope caught it out. They took on us and didn’t give us any probability in any respect,” stated Kohli, who was once adjudged Guy of the Fit for his 129-ball 157-run unbeaten innings.

“The pitch was once greatly other in the second one innings. We have been taking a look at 275-280 simplest, however I were given going and we were given the ones additional runs. We had a problem in entrance people as of late and fortunately we were given away with a tie and we’ll take that on the finish of the day.”

West Indies seemed just right to overtake the objective as Shimron Hetmyer (94) and Shai Hope cast a 143-run partnership for the fourth wicket to put the basis of the chase.

Kohli stated: “When the run charge fell below 6 I assumed that they had just right probability however Kuldeep (Yadav) were given a wicket, (Yuzvendra) Chahal bowled an excellent over and Umesh (Yadav)and (Mohammed) Shami closed it out.

“The sport well drifted within the final 7 overs and one boundary off Umesh off the shoe and one in spite of everything, a few inches from Rayudu from pulling it in. That’s how the sport is going. I’ve loved being part of it and West Indies without a doubt deserved a draw for the best way they performed.” Requested about his choice to bat first after profitable the toss, Kohli stated: “It’s one thing we determined pre-game, it was once sizzling and humid. In large tournaments like in international cup, you will have to place runs at the board and shield. We need to embody each problem that comes our method.”

Kohli was once effusive in his reward for Ambati Rayudu, who scored an 80-ball 73.

“Rayudu was once in point of fact skilled. He’s anyone we’re taking a look at as an everlasting quantity 4. He performs spin smartly, he performs tempo smartly, he’s in just right momentum, in just right shape,” he stated.

West Indies skipper Jason Holder stated his runout and the autumn of Shimron Hetmyer have been the turning issues of the fit.

“I suppose the run-out of myself. And the wicket of Hetmyer as smartly, he was once the set batsman, they have been getting runs simple,” he stated when requested concerning the turning issues.

“We stated at first of the innings that one in all our most sensible 4 needed to pass on and bat until the top. Excellent on Shai to do this. India were given a par ranking. Prior to coming right here, we knew we will have to be hitting that mark again and again. I assumed our bowlers attempted. However we have been a little bit sloppy within the box.”

Holder congratulated Kohli for his 10,000 runs and in addition praised Hope for his 123-run innings.

“In point of fact just right recreation of cricket. Two exceptional knocks, Virat performed an excellent knock and congrats to him at the milestone. Shai Hope even though, younger participant, scoring a century like that during a high-pressure recreation,” he stated.

“Hetty was once disillusioned that he were given out in a the most important degree and we had an excellent probability and it was once superb to peer Shai bat until the top. I assumed it was once round par, and it’s superb to peer that we had two constant video games in a row. Clearly we will have picked a couple of extra wickets within the heart overs.”

Requested about Obed McCoy, who made his debut as of late, Holder stated: “He (Obed McCoy) is a kind of guys who has numerous permutations. Relatively efficient at that degree of the sport and I love the best way he treated himself in his maiden recreation. It’s in point of fact just right to peer him are available in and carry out that method.”

Shai Hope, who nearly earned the win for West Indies with an unbeaten 123, was once crestfallen after failing to pass the road.

“Simply upset we didn’t get the win, fought in point of fact onerous during the sport. We misplaced wickets at the most important phases, particularly Jason. Had to have wickets in hand and feature anyone end the sport,” he stated.

“It was once an excellent wicket, beautiful identical, most likely were given higher below lighting fixtures with the brand new ball and spun for each groups. We’re right here to win, we didn’t come to simply compete.”

Requested what was once the ways in the previous few overs of the runchase, Hope stated: “Simply get bat on ball, make the ones ones into twos and glance to peer the workforce house.”

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