Fast bowler Prasidh Krishna put on a brilliant display with the ball as India defeated West Indies in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Defending a modest total of 238, India bundled out West Indies on 193 and won the game by 44 runs.
While Krishna recorded his best figures in ODI cricket – 4/12, Shardul Thakur bagged two wickets.
Deepak Hooda also took his maiden international wicket as the Indian bowlers dominated the proceedings on the sluggish surface of the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Earlier, after being put on to bat, India recovered well from their top-order failure to post a competitive 237/9 in 50 overs. Suryakumar Kumar top-scored with 64 (83) while vice-captain KL Rahul made 49 off 48 balls.
The Rohit Sharma-led India will now look to register a clean sweep over the Windies with a win in the third and last ODI, scheduled to be played at the same venue on Friday.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) February 9, 2022
It might not be your day, but still it’s vital to not lose hope and still find a way. That’s exactly what team India did today. They found a way to win even on an off day. Well played and congratulations @BCCI 👏🏼👏🏼 #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/RyScNPKN0o
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 9, 2022
In the end, margin of win is big but after first innings it didn’t look that result will be as easy. Well played India and congratulations to Rohit for a winning start! #CricketTwitter
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) February 9, 2022
Prasidh Krishna has been terrific with his line & length. Tall bowler who gets extra bounce. Won’t be a bad idea to give him the Test cap. Can be a good option in all conditions
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) February 9, 2022
This is India’s 11th successive ODI bilateral series win over the West Indies since Jan 2007.
The last time WI was able to beat India in an ODI series was in May 2006 when they won the series 4-1 in the Caribbean!#IndvWI #WIvInd
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 9, 2022
Good to see Prasidh Krishna coming into his own. So much promise.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 9, 2022
Series conquered. 💪
On to the next one! 💯👏
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) February 9, 2022
Prasidh Krishna’s bowling figures tonight:
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 9, 2022
Series sealed 🏆
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) February 9, 2022
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) February 9, 2022
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) February 9, 2022
A Wednesday night cracker 💥
A thrilling spectacle saw #TeamIndia edge out a win and take an unassailable 2⃣-0️⃣ lead in the series 💙
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) February 9, 2022
ℂ ℝ and co. seal the series 2️⃣-0⃣ 😎🔥
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 9, 2022
Prasidh Krishna: second-most economical spell by an Indian quick in an ODI this century (min 7 overs) 🔥
Top two 👇
Srinath: 10-2-13-3 v NZ, 2003
Prasidh: 9-3-12-4 v WI, 2022#INDvWI
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) February 9, 2022
Prasidh Krishna has taken 15 wickets from just 6 matches in his ODI career – he won the man of the match award as well in the 2nd ODI.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 9, 2022
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