|India v West Indies 2014|
||vs|| West Indies
ScheduleTuesday, 14 October 2014 at 09:00 GMT / 10:00 UK / 14:30 IST
VenueDr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
MS Dhoni marshalled his troops from the front by smashing an unbeaten fifty as India went on to win the second One Day International of the five game series by a margin of 48 runs. The Blue Shirts piled up 7-263 after 50 overs and bowled out the Windies for 215 with 21 balls to spare. The visitors were cruising nicely when they lost their third wicket at 170 but their incoming batsmen were unable to consolidate. The third game will set the tone for rest of the series and both sides will try to take a lead by exhibiting a positive approach.
Mohammed Shami grabbed four wickets in the consecutive game and was declared ‘Player of the match’ for his excellent bowling. Ravindra Jadeja along with Amit Mishra bowled well, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni registered fifties while their top order can contribute useful runs.
Dwayne Smith was unlucky to miss his ton by three runs in the previous match, Kieron Pollard scored 40 runs and rest of their batting should fight and show their presence in the next match. Jerome Taylor, Ravi Rampaul, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sami are strength of their bowling.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 09:00 GMT, 14:30 local at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.
Not a good news as far as weather is concerned since there is a prediction of rain and thunderstorm with the temperatures around 24-30ᵒC.
The winning skipper will opt to bowl first keeping in view the overcast conditions subject to start of the game.
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam was inaugurated in 2003, has a capacity of 25.000 and is being owned by Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh. India has played five One Day Internationals, won four and lost just one against the Caribbeans on November 24, 2013. The wicket is full of runs and Virat Kohli hammered 99 runs against West Indies in the only match played.
India – MS Dhoni (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ambat Rayudu. Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.
West Indies – Dwayne Bravo (C), Dwayne Smith, Darrren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Darrren Sammy, Sulieman Benn, Ravi Rampaul, Jerome Taylor.
The Men in Blue have geared up and will win the coming encounter.