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The second One Day International (ODI) between India and West Indies was both interesting and nail-biting situation was there for fans after the two teams played out an exciting tie. Team India scored 321/6 in their 50 overs and then the visitors also scored 321/7 which led to a tie. One of the surprising fact about the match was that it was only the second ODI drew between both the teams.
Virat Kohli also reached the milestone of scoring fastest 10,000 runs in ODI after Sachin Tendulkar. Virat Kohli’s century also went in to vain after the match got tied, however, the skipper talked about the opponent team and praised them for their performance in the second ODI.
"It was a great game of cricket, great to be part of it. Full house and credit to the West Indies team as well, they showed great heart. Specially in the second innings, when they got stuck in despite being three down," Kohli said after the match.
"In big tournaments, we might be batting first and we have to embrace every challenge that comes our way. The pitch was drastically different, we put up a challenge in front of us today and luckily we got the draw, we will take it happily," he added.
"When the run rate fell under 6, I thought they had a good chance, and the game nicely drifted in the last 7 overs and one boundary off Umesh off the shoe and that boundary from Rayudu just a few inches, I'm sure everyone enjoyed and the Windies deserved a draw at least and, I think we deserved a draw too."
Kohli was also happy with Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer’s performance who made a crucial 143-run partnership.
Both the batsman came together when the West Indies were 78/3 after 12 overs and after that, they batted in an amazing way.
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With inputs - IANS
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