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2nd ODI at Delhi: India finish at 263 for 7 | Micromax Cup 2014

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India did reasonably well to finish with a total of 263 for 7 on a Feroz Shah Kotla pitch that didn’t turn out to be a batting paradise as per the earlier pitch report from the experts. West Indies will have their task cut out in chasing 264 from 50 overs on a track that is up and down and helping the spinners slightly. There was also enough movement for the quicks with the new balls to curtail the top order batsmen.

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It was a bad start for Team India as it lost Shikhar Dhawan in the 2nd over of the match, bowled through the gate by Jerome Taylor in an expansive cover drive. Ambati Rayudu replaced Virat Kohli at no.3 and the former steadied the ship for the hosts along with Ajinkya Rahane. The 2nd wicket fell down in the 13th over with Ajinkya Rahane playing a casual cover drive in the air off Darren Sammy after a 28-ball 12.

Ambati Rayudu who scratched around to score 32 from 54 balls was edged out to slip by a turning ball from Sulieman Benn around middle. India was going nowhere at 74 for 3 in the 18th over before Suresh Raina joined Virat Kohli to inject the much needed momentum in the innings.

Suresh Raina effortlessly scored 62 from 60 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes while adding 105 runs with Virat Kohli. Local boy Virat Kohli finally got a half century after a long time. Kohli got caught at long off for 62 (from 78 balls with 5 fours) trying to hit a six off Ravi Rampaul.

Skipper MS Dhoni worked hard to score an unbeaten 51 from 40 balls with 5 fours and a six to help India to a competitive total. For the West Indies, Jerome Taylor was outstanding but for his last over. Taylor collected 3 for 54 in his 10 overs.

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