The second ODI between India and the West Indies was played at Kensington Oval in Barbados, in which the host West Indies won by 6 wickets. Very bad batting was seen from Team India who came out to bat first. The team went all out for 181 runs in 40.5 overs. In this match, Hardik Pandya was handling the command of India. After the match, Hardik Pandya told where and what went wrong with the team.
Head captain Rohit Sharma and former captain Virat Kohli did not play in the match. Both players were not part of the playing XI. At the same time, after losing the match, Hardik Pandya said: “We didn’t bat as we should have. The wicket had become much better in the second innings. Disappointing, but I learned a lot. The way the openers batted, the way in which Kishan batted, is important to Indian cricket.
Captain Pandya further said, “Thakur kept our hopes alive. Shai Hope hit well, controlled his nerves and crossed the line. I need to bowl more overs to be ready for the World Cup. This time being a tortoise, not a hare. I hope everything goes well during the World Cup. They will test themselves, now they will test us as the series is level at 1-1. The next game will be exciting for the spectators and the players.
West Indies won the toss and chose bowls in the match. The Indian team that came out to bat first seemed completely unsuccessful. The Indian team made 181 runs in 40.5 overs. For the team, goalkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan played the largest innings of 55 runs off 55 balls aided by 6 fours and 1 sixes. Chasing runs, the West Indies achieved the target of 4 wickets in 36.4 overs. Captain Shai Hope hit an unbeaten 63 off 80 balls aided by 2 fours and 2 sixes.