India beat West Indies by 59 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in the second ODI at Port-of-Spain in Trinidad last night. By virtue of the win, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The first ODI between the two sides was washed out. India rode on Kohli’s 120 off 125 balls and Shreyas Iyer’s 71 to post a challenging 279 for seven after opting to bat.
West Indies were then set a revised target of 270 runs to chase off 46 overs under Duckworth-Lewis method. In pursuit, the West Indies were bundled out for 210 in 42 overs. Gayle, playing his 300th ODI, the most by a West Indian, achieved a big milestone when he surpassed legendary Brian Lara to become the highest scorer for West Indies in ODI cricket.
Gayle, who now has 10,353 runs as compared to Lara’s 10,348, departed soon after achieving the feat, out LBW to Bhuvneshwar in the 13th over.