India takes unassailable lead in Windies ODI Series
Hosts India defended 237 to wrap up the ODI series as they lead the West Indies with only one match left to go.
In Wednesday’s second One-Day International between West Indies and India, visitor’s West Indies managed to restrict the hosts to 237 in the opening.
"We let it slip with the bat," says Nicholas Pooran, the West Indies captain.
"We weren't able to put up partnerships, kept losing wickets. The more cricket we play together, hopefully that helps us as batters. Odean is special. He is a strong guy, runs in can bowl 145. He is still young. With experience, sky is the limit for him."
The second innings were not fruitful for the West Indies who only managed 193, handing India an unassailable series lead.
Akeal Hosein and Fabian Allen rallied briefly with a 42-run stand and then Odean Smith gave India a mini-scare India sealed the deal with a wicket-maiden, according to ESPN cric info.
At the 45th over, West Indies needed 48 from 36 balls with two wickets in hand.
All-rounder Odean Smith was praised by Pooran for his performance, but Smith acknowledges that he and the team need to work on their consistency.
“I think because the top order didn’t get in the runs or didn’t spend the time at the wicket.”
“I think the mere fact we didn’t go there and apply ourselves in terms of batting time. You know I think that was the reason why we fell short.”