During the second ODI of the three-match series, currently being played at the Kensington Oval, India has lost seven wickets in just over half an hour's play against the West Indian bowlers. When the play was halted due to a rain delay in Bridgetown, Barbados, the visitors were 113-5 in 24.1 overs, staring at the possibility of getting bowled out inside their allotted 50 overs.
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Earlier in the morning, West Indies captain Shai Hope won the toss and chose to field first. His decision wasn’t how he intended it would be, as the Indian openers Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill started on a fantastic note inside the powerplay overs.
Then, Ishan Kishan brought up his second consecutive fifty against the Caribbean team, while his partnership with the opening partner grew to 90 in the 17th over. But, in the same over, the left-arm orthodox spinner Gudakesh Motie managed to prize out the wicket of Shubman Gill for 34, who got hold out at long off, trying to clear the boundary.
In the next over, Romario Shepherd dismissed Ishan Kishan out caught at backward point for 55, at run a ball, while slashing outside the off stump to an amazing catch from Alick Athanaze. Then, he dismissed Axar Patel, promoted to number four in the batting order, caught behind for one.
The stand-in captain Hardik Pandya and Sanju Samson didn’t trouble the scorers much either, getting out on back-to-back deliveries against Jayden Seales and Yannic Cariah, respectively. As India fell from 90-0 to 113-5 within the eight overs before losing two more wickets in quick succession after the rain break, Twitter started criticising the players and team no end.
Some of the best tweets are as under:
Notably, India have given the rest to their captain Rohit Sharma, and one of their premier batters, Virat Kohli from the second ODI against the West Indies. They were replaced in the playing XI by Sanju Samson and Axar Patel, who both got out cheaply in their respective batting innings.