West Indies Test captain Darren Sammy scored a brilliant 63 off a mere 45 balls to help his team beat India by two wickets in the second One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series in Visakhapatnam.
Sammy added 82 runs with Lendl Simmons for the sixth wicket as the tourists squared the series chasing down 289 runs for the win with three balls remaining. The last match is to be played in Kanpur on November 27.
Sammy’s innings was studded with four boundaries and four sixes in his brutal assault on the Indian bowlers.
Kieran Powell (59) and captain Dwayne Bravo (50) laid the foundations for the win.
Earlier, India posted a challenging score of 288 for the loss of seven wickets. Virat Kohli was once again at his prolific best scoring 99 before falling to a brilliant catch by Jason Holder in the outfield.
Skipper MS Dhoni scored a stroke filled 51 to propel the score in the last few overs of the innings. Ravi Rampaul claimed four wickets for 60 runs in his 10 overs.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2013.