India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli creates history, breaks 26-year-old record
New : Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the highest run scorer against the West Indies in the ODIs. He achieved the feat during India’s second ODI encounter against the Windies in Port of Spain as he scored 19 runs to go past Pakistan legend Javed Miandad.
While, Miandad had taken 64 innings to score 1930 runs, Virat Kohli surpassed him in just 34 innings. This milestone stood for almost 26 years as Miandad played his last ODI against West Indies in 1993.
In the second ODI, India won the toss and elected to bat first against the West Indies.
“I think the spinners will come into play in the second half of the day. The nature of the pitch makes us bat first. When the series is compressed, you want to be focussed even more. We want to execute our skills in the middle. It doesn’t matter for us whether it is a two-match series or a three-match series.
“We are unchanged. We are backing Rishabh to bat at four and Shreyas Iyer will bat at five. Four and five are more like floating batting positions for us, according to the situation of the game anyone can bat anywhere. For me, the top 3 and probably 6 and 7 are specialist batting positions than 4 and 5. I think it has become a topic of debate for a long time. In ODIs and T20s, 4 and 5 are your flexible guys,” Kohli said.
The first ODI between India and West Indies was washed out due to continuous rains. The last match of the three-match series will also be played at Trinidad. Following the conclusion of the ODI series, the two teams will feature in two Tests in Antigua and Jamaica.