Virat Kohli slammed new records and broke some others as India beat West Indies by 59 runs, via the DLS method, in the second ODI game at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain on Sunday. The Indian skipper broke Javed Miandad’s 26-year long-standing batting record and overtook Sourav Ganguly to become the second-highest ODI run-scorer for India in One-Day International cricket. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also continued his rich form in Port of Spain with another four-wicket haul to give India 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Take a look at some of the stat highlights from the 2nd ODI game between India and West Indies. India vs West Indies 2nd ODI 2019 Match Highlights.
India were off a bad start after Kohli had won opted to bat first. Sheldon Cottrell struck early castling Shikhar Dhawan plumb in front of the wicket in just the third delivery of the game but Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma stitched a 74-run partnership before Rohit (18) and Rishabh Pant’s (20) quick dismissals left India in another spot of bother. But Shreyas Iyer (71) and Kohli were involved in a century-run partnership with the Indian skipper registering his 42nd ODI century and his first in over five months. Their partnership helped India post a respectful 279 runs on board. Bhuvneshwar Kumar Takes a Brilliant Return Catch of His Own Bowling to Dismiss Roston Chase; Watch Video.
Chris Gayle then added a fresh feather to his illustrious hat by overtaking Brian Lara to become the highest ODI run-getter for the West Indies. But despite that Gayle looked far from any form and departed after a struggling 24-ball 11 runs stay. Evin Lewis looked in good touch but hardly found a partner before Nicholas Pooran arrived. Both the left-handers stitched a fighting 50-run partnership and were confident of taking West Indies home before the loss of patience results in another West Indies collapse. Bhuvneshwar completed his four-wicket haul and India took a 1-0 lead with one game remaining. Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Earn Praise For Their Performance by Twitter Users As Fans Hail 'King Kohli and 'Bhuvi', Read Tweets and Funny Memes.
Here are some stat highlights from India vs West Indies
# Virat Kohli registered his 42nd ODI century and 67th international centuries overall during the IND vs WI 2nd ODI game.
# Chris Gayle became the highest ODI capped West Indies Player after making his 300th ODI appearance. He overtook Brian Lara, who has 299 ODI appearances.
# This was Virat Kohli’s first ODI century in over five months and 11 games. His last century came against Australia on March 8, 2019, in Ranchi.
# Virat Kohli broke Javed Miandad’s 26-year-old record to become the highest ODI runs-scorer against the West Indies. Kohli now has 2031 ODI runs against the West Indies the most by any batsman in One-Day Internationals.
# Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma now has stitched the second-highest partnership runs for India in ODI cricket. Virat-Rohit has 4733 runs and is only second to Sachin Tendulkar- Sourav Ganguly pair, who have 8227 runs.
# Virat Kohli holds the record to have taken the fewest innings to complete 2000 ODI runs against a single team. Kohli completed 2000 ODI runs against the West Indies in just 34 innings.
# Virat Kohli overtook Sourav Ganguly to become the second-highest run-scorer for India in One-Day internationals. He now has 11,406 ODI runs in 238 matches. Ganguly scored 11,221 runs in 308 matches.
# This was Kohli’s 20th ODI century under his captaincy. He had 19 ODI centuries under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
# Kohli now has scored the most centuries as a captain against a particular team. He has 6 centuries against the West Indies and is followed by Ricky Ponting, who has 5 against New Zealand.
# Kohli now 8 ODI centuries against West Indies. This is the joint highest century he has against a particular team. He has 8 ODI centuries against both Sri Lanka and West Indies. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record with 9 ODI centuries against Australia.
# Chris Gayle overtook Brian Lara as the highest ODI run-scorer for West Indies. Gayle now has 10353 runs in 300 ODI matches, while Lara has 10348 runs in 299 ODIs.
# This was Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s fourth 4-wicket haul in ODI cricket and first against West Indies. His figures or 8-31-4 is his third-best ODI figures.
The third ODI between India and West Indies will also be played at the same stadium in Port of Spain and is scheduled to be played on August 14, 2019 (Wednesday) with a start time of 8:00 pm IST. India currently leads the three-match ODI series 1-0 with one game remaining. The first ODI was abandoned due to rain after just 13 overs of play.