According to sources india produced an all-round performance in visakhapatnam with both bat and ball to level the 3-ODI series 1-1 on Wednesday. First, india put up a mammoth 387/5 thanks to hundreds from rohit sharma (159) and KL rahul (102) and then bundled out west indies for 280 to draw level and the series finale will now be played in cuttack on december 22.
Furthermore chasing 388, west indies were off to a solid start with Evin Lewis (30) and Shai Hope (78) putting up a 61-run opening partnership. shardul thakur, who was brought into the indian XI for this match made the first breakthrough for Virat Kohli's side as Lewis fell to an attempted pull skying one into the hands of shreyas iyer at square-leg. Iyer who had also scored a scintillating 53 off just 32 balls in the 1st innings, found himself in the thick of things soon afterward when his bullet throw to the bowler's end found last match's hero shimron hetmyer (4) out of the crease as ravindra jadeja made no mistake in collecting the ball and taking off the bails in no time.
Moreover India's left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has created history by becoming the 1st indian bowler to pick up more than 1 hat-trick in international cricket. Perhaps Kuldeep Yadav achieved the feat on wednesday during the 2nd ODI between india and west indies at the YS Rajashekara reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium in visakhapatnam and this was also Kuldeep Yadav's 2nd hat-trick in ODI cricket. Kuldeep had picked up his 1st hat-trick against australia in kolkata in 2017. Also Kuldeep Yadav joins an elite list of bowlers lasith malinga, Wasim Akram, Chaminda Vaas, Saqlain Mushtaq and Trent Boult to pick up more than 1 hat-trick in ODI cricket. Meanwhile Malinga leads the list with 3 ODI hat-tricks, all the others have picked up 2 in the 50-over format of the game.