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    2nd ODI: West Indies level series with a nail-biting 2-wicket win over India

    Four West Indies batsmen scored half-centuries as the visitors chased down India\'s total of 288 with three balls to spare.

    Visakhapatnam: Some gritty batting by the West Indies batsmen, supported by an extremely wet outfield due to dew, helped West Indies overhaul India's challenging total of 288 with two wickets to spare on Sunday.

    Virat Kohli's 99 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 51* propelled India to a challenging total, but it was dwarfed seriously by the night dew that affected the Indian bowlers gripping the ball.

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    West Indies went about chasing a difficult total with perfection, with four of their batsmen - Kieran Powell (59), Darren Bravo (50), Lendl Simmons (62) and Darren Sammy (63*) - scoring useful half-centuries, which kept the visitors in the hunt.

    Powell (59) and Bravo (50) came up with a 100-run partnership to help West Indies recover from 23 for 2 before Sammy led the chase with an unbeaten 63 from 45 balls studded with four fours and an equal number of sixes.

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    West Indies lost wickets in a heap towards the end and huffed and puffed to win with three balls to spare as Indian bowlers struggled to grip the ball due to dew factor.

    Sammy joined Simmon (62) when West Indies had lost five wickets for 187 runs and they created a match-winning crucial 82-run partnership which helped the Caribbean side score its first win since their arrival to India.

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    They had lost the Test series 0-2 but now have given themselves a chance to take the ODI series. The two teams will travel to Kanpur for the series-deciding third match on Wednesday.

    For India, Kohli did a tremendous job before falling victim to a rash pull and missing out on a century. Kohli had to step in early after fall of Rohit Sharma in the fifth over and he batted sensibly, not going for the cross batted shots, even as the other Indians fell trying to speed up the run-rate. Kohli's knock came off 100 balls with nine boundaries.

    Dhoni once again stood to the task with his 50th ODI half-century, to give India a decent total to defend. He slammed three sixes and four boundaries in his 40-ball knock in an entertaining 47-run seventh wicket partnership with R Ashwin.

    (With PTI inputs)

    Commentary (West Indies 1st Innings)

    That's it from us then! It was an entertaining game and the third match will be a decider now. Join us again for that on 27th November, starts at 9am IST.

    Darren Sammy is the Man of the Match for his match-winning knock of 63 runs off just 45 balls which included four boundaries and four sixes. Says he gave himself some chance and delighted with a win. Simmons and him communicated well. They backed themselves and they just wanted to bring it home.

    Just when it seemed India were on top, Simmons and Sammy stitched together a crucial 82-run stand to bring West Indies back into the match. The fall of Simmons' wicket brought about a late stutter for the men from Caribbean but Sammy kept his cool and powered them past the finish line.

    A terrific chase by West Indies and they have managed to level the three-match ODI series 1-1. Kohli's 99 and Dhoni's brisk half-century helped India post a competitive total. Chasing the target, West Indies got off to a poor start losing Charles and Samuels early but then Powell and Bravo put on a crucial 100-run stand to rebuild the innings. Both of them departed at crucial junctures.

    49.3 M Sharma to D Sammy, There you go! West Indies win by 2 wickets! Around off, Sammy lofts it over mid-wicket and takes a single. West Indies level the series now 1-1 with one match to go! 289/8

    49.2 M Sharma to V Permaul, Appeal for LBW turned down! Landed just outside off, Permaul goes to play to the leg side but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball goes to the off side and the batsmen pick up a leg bye quickly. Height was the issue. 288/8

    All the fielders come in. Permaul on strike!

    49.1 M Sharma to D Sammy, Landed outside off, slower one from Sharma. Sammy pushes it to covers and takes a single. 287/8

    Change of bat again for Sammy. West Indies need 3 runs from 6 balls. Mohit Sharma to bowl!

    48.6 S Ahmed to D Sammy, Just beats the fielder! Shortish on middle, Sammy pulls it over the mid-wicket region for a single. 286/8

    Veerasammy Permaul to bat next. West Indies need 4 from 7 balls.

    48.5 S Ahmed to S Narine, OUT! This is not over yet! Short ball on middle, Narine goes for the pull and gets a top edge! The ball is high up in the air and Rayudu (sub) takes the catch at square leg. Narine gone for a duck and India not giving up so soon! 285/8

    48.4 S Ahmed to S Narine, Landed on off, Narine defends it to the off side. 285/7

    48.3 S Ahmed to S Narine, Around off, Narine defends it off his back foot. 285/7

    Sunil Narine walks out to bat.

    48.2 S Ahmed to J Holder, OUT! Edged and taken! Outside off, Holder tries to play and gets an edge. Dhoni takes the catch behind. Soft dismissal! West Indies need 4 from 10 balls. 285/7

    48.1 S Ahmed to J Holder, Around off, Holder works it down the leg side for a couple. 285/6

    Shami back on.

    47.6 B Kumar to D Sammy, SIX! Even better by Sammy this time! Another full toss by Kumar, Sammy lofts it over the mid-wicket region again. This one goes all the way over the ropes for a biggie. 283/6

    47.5 B Kumar to D Sammy, FOUR! In the gap! Full toss outside off, Sammy lofts it over of mid-wicket region. The ball lands between the fielders there and crosses the boundary rope. 277/6

    47.4 B Kumar to J Holder, Outside off, Holder drives it to long off for a single. 273/6

    47.3 B Kumar to J Holder, FOUR! Well played! Outside off, Holder guides it through the third man region and beats the fielder there. The ball races away to the boundary rope. Fine way to get off the mark. 272/6

    47.2 B Kumar to J Holder, Dropped! Fullish outside off, Holder tries to push but gets an edge on that one. Dhoni misses it completely as he fails to pouch that one. 268/6

    Dhoni comes to the stumps now and gets a helmet.

    6th ODI fifty for Darren Sammy!

    47.1 B Kumar to D Sammy, Outside off, Sammy drives it through covers and takes a single. That brings up his half-century. 268/6

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar back on.

    Jason Holder walks out to bat.

    46.6 R Jadeja to L Simmons, OUT! Jadeja gets the breakthrough! On middle, Simmons tries to play but misses it this time and is rapped on the pads. Huge appeal for leg before wicket and the umpire raises his finger. Simmons departs after a well made 62. 50th ODI wicket for Ravindra Jadeja this year! That also ends his spell of 10-1-44-1. 267/6

    46.5 R Jadeja to D Sammy, Sammy drives it through the mid off region and scampers across for a single. 267/5

    46.4 R Jadeja to L Simmons, Around off, Simmons punches it away off his back foot for a run. 266/5

    46.3 R Jadeja to D Sammy, On middle and off, Sammy works it down the leg side for a single. 265/5

    46.2 R Jadeja to L Simmons, On middle and off, Simmons goes hard at that one but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball goes towards third man and the batsmen pick up a leg bye. 264/5

    46.1 R Jadeja to L Simmons, On middle, Simmons cuts it straight to point. 263/5

    45.6 S Ahmed to D Sammy, SIX! Shami tries to bowl a yorker but misses and hurls in a full toss. Sammy welcomes and sends the ball sailing over the long on fence for a biggie. 263/5

    45.5 S Ahmed to L Simmons, Full on off, Simmons drives through mid on for a single. 257/5

    45.4 S Ahmed to L Simmons, FOUR! Fine shot! Shortish outside off, Simmons cuts it hard off his back foot. The ball goes through the cover-point region. Dhawan misses the ball completely near the boundary rope and goes the other way only to realize it late as the ball went past the rope. Shami is not happy. 256/5

    45.3 S Ahmed to D Sammy, Landed around off, Sammy drives it through mid on for a single. 252/5

    Change of bat for Darren Sammy.

    45.2 S Ahmed to L Simmons, Simmons comes down the track and goes for the pull but gets a leading edge to long off. Single taken. 251/5

    45.1 S Ahmed to L Simmons, Landed outside off, the ball swings in nicely and hits Simmons on his thigh pad. He was cramped in for room there and the ball goes towards third man. 250/5

    Shami back on.

    44.6 R Jadeja to D Sammy, Landed around off, Sammy punches it away off his back foot. 250/5

    44.5 R Jadeja to L Simmons, On middle, Simmons plays it through mid-wicket for a single. 250/5

    44.4 R Jadeja to L Simmons, Around off, Simmons tries to play but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Huge appeal there but the umpire says no. 249/5

    44.3 R Jadeja to D Sammy, On the pads, Sammy is rapped on the pads while playing that one. The ball goes to the leg side for a leg bye. 249/5

    Jadeja having trouble to grip the ball. Pulls out once again in his delivery stride.

    44.2 R Jadeja to D Sammy, Tossed up outside off, Sammy guides it to short third man. 248/5

    44.1 R Jadeja to D Sammy, Outside off, Sammy plays it towards point. 248/5

    43.6 M Sharma to D Sammy, Around off, Sammy pushes it through covers for a single. 248/5

    43.6 M Sharma to D Sammy, Wide! Down the leg side, Sammy tries to flick but misses. 247/5

    43.5 M Sharma to D Sammy, SIX! Massive biggie! On middle and leg, Sammy lofts it hard over the mid-wicket region. The ball goes into the stands for a huge maximum. 246/5

    43.4 M Sharma to L Simmons, Slower around off, Simmons dabs it to the off side at the last moment and takes a quick single. 240/5

    43.3 M Sharma to D Sammy, Landed outside off, Sammy punches it away off his back foot for a single. 239/5

    43.2 M Sharma to D Sammy, Was there an edge? Length ball outside off, Sammy tires to cut but misses. No one appealed and seemed there was a noise. 238/5

    43.1 M Sharma to L Simmons, Outside off, Simmons plays it past point for a single. 238/5

    Mohit Sharma back on.

    42.6 R Jadeja to D Sammy, Outside off, Sammy shoulders his arms. The ball goes past from close to his off stump. 237/5

    42.5 R Jadeja to D Sammy, On middle and leg, going down the leg side, Sammy tries to defend but gets hit on the pads. Appeal for LBW turned down. It was going way down the leg side. 237/5

    50-run stand.

    42.4 R Jadeja to D Sammy, FOUR! Lovely shot! On middle, Sammy pulls it through the backward square leg region. No fielder in that region and Sammy gets a boundary. 237/5

    42.3 R Jadeja to L Simmons, Shortish outside off, Simmons cuts it through point for a single. 233/5

    42.2 R Jadeja to L Simmons, Around off, Simmons defends it from within his crease. 232/5

    13th ODI fifty for Simmons, 4th against India.

    42.1 R Jadeja to L Simmons, SIX! Great shot! On middle, Simmons picks it early and slogs it over the wide of long on region. The ball goes high and handsome over the ropes for another biggie. 232/5

    Jadeja back on.

    Another look at the ball. And the umpires have decided to change it this time.

    41.6 B Kumar to D Sammy, SIX! Smashed away! Shortish around off, Sammy pulls it through the mid-wicket region. The ball goes all the way over the ropes for a biggie. Fine strike! 226/5

    41.5 B Kumar to D Sammy, On the pads, Sammy works it through mid-wicket and sets off for a single. Rayudu (sub) is not quick enough to throw and the batsmen take another one. 220/5

    41.4 B Kumar to L Simmons, Landed around off, Simmons flicks it through the leg side for a single. 218/5

    41.3 B Kumar to L Simmons, Outside off, Simmons plays it to point. 217/5

    41.2 B Kumar to D Sammy, Around off, Sammy plays it through mid-wicket for a single. 217/5

    41.1 B Kumar to L Simmons, Dropped! Oh dear, Yuvraj has dropped an easy chance! Simmons hits straight down the ground. Ample of time for Yuvraj to get underneath the ball at long on. He fails to pouch in his first attempt, second attempt and third attempt as well. Should have taken that one. Single taken. 216/5

    40.6 S Ahmed to D Sammy, Landed outside off, Sammy drives it through covers for a couple. 215/5

    40.5 S Ahmed to D Sammy, Outside off, Sammy tries to play that one but fails to put his bat on the ball. 213/5

    40.4 S Ahmed to D Sammy, FOUR! Wonderful shot! On middle, Sammy whips it off his hips, fine shot! The ball goes through the square leg region and races away to the boundary rope. 213/5

    The umpires are having a look at the ball. They haven't changed it though.

    40.3 S Ahmed to D Sammy, FOUR! Nice shot! Outside off, Sammy drives hard through the cover region. Finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 209/5

    40.2 S Ahmed to D Sammy, Outside off, Sammy punches it away off his back foot for a couple. 205/5

    40.1 S Ahmed to D Sammy, Landed outside off, Sammy tries to play that one but fails to put his bat on the ball. 203/5

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