Team India churned out a flamboyant 59-run win with the DLS method as they defeated the West Indies team in a rain-hit second ODI of the three-match series at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Sunday. The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli starred with the bat, ending a run of 10 matches without century as he amassed his 42nd ODI ton. With the ball in hand, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the man of the hour for India, as he registered figures of four for 31.
However, the highlight of Bhuvneshwar’s performance came in the 35th over when he took an unbelievable return catch to send Roston Chase packing. Roston Chase tried to play Bhuvneshwar’s good length delivery to the leg side but ended up getting a leading edge. Bhuvi attempted a full-length dive to his left and snapped up the ball with his left hand, much to the joy of skipper Kohli and his other teammates.
Here is the video of the spectacular catch:
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Virat went a long way towards justifying his decision to bat first with typically assertive innings of 120 off 125 deliveries, with 14 fours and four sixes adorning his 42nd ODI century as India went on to amass as many as 279/7 in their quota of 50 overs.
Chasing a revised target of 270 off 46 overs when rain interrupted play in the second innings, West Indies were on course at 179 for four in the 35th over but then got bundled out to 210 all out with four overs to spare as seamer Bhuvneshwar triggered the collapse. Nicholas Pooran, West Indies’ outstanding batsman at the World Cup, only managed to score 42 but it was his dismissal off Bhuvneshwar Kumar which triggered the decisive slide as four wickets fell for just three runs in the space of three overs.