Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Getting knocked down in the first of the three-game ODI series against West Indies, India came back strongly to stamp their authority. In the 2nd 50-over contest played at Visakhapatnam, the maroon jersey won the toss and followed their mantra of bowling first – a decision which saw hosts scoring 387 runs. In reply, West Indies fell short by 107 runs to see the series getting levelled 1-1.
From India, the chief architect of the victory proved to be the opening batsman Rohit Sharma. After an ordinary batting show in Chennai, the explosive cricketer looked in fine touch as he smashed the West Indian bowlers left, right and center to muster a sparkling innings of 159 runs. Rohit gave a good account of his power and timing by scoring 17 fours and 5 sixes.
Not only that, his 28th ODI century saw him going past Virat Kohli to become the batter with most ODI centuries since the start of 2017. Moreover, Rohit was found in a jubilant manner to come good in a must win game for the men in blue. With this victory of India, the series is left to be decided via the final ODI game, scheduled to be played on December 22 at Cuttack.