Srinagar: Seasoned batter Shai Hope shined as West Indies beat India by six wickets in the second ODI at Barbados to level the three-match series 1-1.
The Windies skipper scored an unbeaten 63 off 80 balls, while Keacy Carty chipped in with a crucial 48* off 65 balls to help West Indies complete the 182 chase in 36.4 overs.
Earlier, Shardul Thakur scalped three, while Kuldeep Yadav picked one wicket to raise India’s hope in the low scoring encounter. West Indies were equally impressive with the ball as they folded India for 181 in 40.5 overs after opting to field.
Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan placed India in a strong position by adding 90 runs for the opening wicket.
However, the innings completely collapsed after the partnership broke. Gill was the first man to depart for 34(49). Alick Athanaze then grabbed a stunner to get rid of Ishan Kishan for run a ball 55. Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, and Sanju Samson fell for single-digit scores.
Team India captain Hardik Pandya blamed the batting unit for India’s loss.
“See, we didn’t bat like we were supposed to. The wicket played a lot better than the last one. But it’s just that I think barring Shubman, everyone played their shot and kind of got out or hit the fielder directly, and yeah, disappointing, but at the same point of time, many, many more things to learn,” Pandya said after the match.