Ajinkya Rahane hit 103 off 104 balls and Kuldeep Yadav 3 wickets haul helped India comfortably defeat West Indies by 105 runs on Sunday in the second one-day International at Queen’s Park Oval to lead the five-match series 1-0.
Put into bat, India scored 310 for 5 after rain delayed the start of the match by two hours and reduced it to a 43- over-a-side affair, riding on Rahane’s 103 off 104 balls and a blistering 66-ball 97 from captain Virat Kohli.
West Indies struggled in reply, reduced to 4-2 in the third over before recovering to reach 205—6. Shai Hope top—scored with an 88—ball 81. Roston Chase was next highest on 33 not out.
For India, the bowlers bowled an impeccable line and length with Kuldeep Yadav (3/50) being the most successful among them.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/9) had a fine seam bowling spell as he rocked the West Indies run chase by grabbing the first two wickets by the third over. He removed Kieran Powell (0) in the third delivery (0) and then had Jason Mohammed (0) in his next over.
This was India’s biggest win against the West Indies in the Caribbeans in terms of runs.