Twitter reactions on India-Windies tied match: Twitter was excited on the nerve-wrenching second ODI at Visakhatpatnam.
During the second match of the ongoing Windies’ tour of India at Visakhapatnam, the nerve-wrenching match ended in a tie. Requiring five runs to win on the last ball, Shai Hope scored a boundary to prevent a second consecutive loss for his team.
Chasing 322 runs to win the match, Windies were reduced to 78-3 in the 12th over. A 143-run partnership between Hope and Shimron Hetmyer for the fourth wicket saw the match turning on its head. It was at this point in time that it appeared that the visitors would seal the chase.
However, wickets at regular intervals converted the match into a thriller. Windies required 14 runs to win in the last over which was being bowled by Umesh Yadav. A four off leg byes on the second delivery of the over had reduced the equation to 9 off 4.
Hope, who came in to bat at No. 3 in the seventh over, played a much-needed responsible innings for his team. He ended up scoring 123* (134) with the help of 10 fours and three sixes. He was very well assisted by Hetmyer, who narrowly missed his second consecutive century. Hetmyer scored 94 (64) with the help of four fours and seven sixes.
With bowling figures of 10-0-67-3, Kuldeep Yadav was the highest wicket-taker for India.
Indian captain Virat Kohli had earlier won the toss and chose to bat. In their allotted quota of 50 overs, India scored 321-6. However, the match will be remembered for Kohli becoming the fastest batsmen ever to score 10,000 ODI runs.
In which was his second consecutive century and 37th overall, Kohli top-scored for India with 157* (129). His innings comprised of 13 fours and four sixes. With bowling figures of 10-0-46-2, Ashley Nurse was the pick of the Windies’ bowlers.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions about the match below:
Great effort from the West Indies to tie this. Hope was brilliant and I really like the uncomplicated approach of Hetmyer. #IndvWI
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 24, 2018
Two tied games in the last four ODI for India. Thanks for keeping the format alive 😊🙌 #IndvWI
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 24, 2018
Hetmyer and Hope are the 1st Windies pair of to score 90+ each vs India since 2002.
Hetmyer & Hope became the 1st WI pair to score 90+ each in a chase since 1997
— Abhishek Kumar (@abhik2593) October 24, 2018
Only on five occasions in ODI cricket history, sides chasing a target of 300+ have won with 37+ balls to spare.
India has achieved this on FOUR occasions (vs Pak, SL, Aus and now WI).
In 2013, against Australia, India was chasing 360 & yet won by 39 balls to spare!#IndvWI
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 24, 2018
so cricket is the winner, eh? #INDvWI
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) October 24, 2018
It’s a tie in Vizag! What a match!
Shai Hope hits a four off the last ball to finish with a fantastic 123* and the scores are level! India remain 1-0 up in the series.#INDvWI scorecard ➡️ https://t.co/gVFbHbvkYh pic.twitter.com/mZ6w6h8Jnh
— ICC (@ICC) October 24, 2018
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) October 24, 2018
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 24, 2018
Chahal gets rampaging Hetmyer. What a knock by the youngster! Kohli will breathe easy, but only a bit as his bowlers have bled runs profusely and West Indies have wickets in hand. Challenging situation for Shami, Umesh the spinners and the captain of course
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 24, 2018
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) October 24, 2018
642 runs and a tie in the end. West Indies must be very proud of their effort. Liked the calm composure of Hope at the crease which was complimented beautifully by the aggression of Shimron Hetmyer. #IndvWI
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 24, 2018
Shami actually bowled a couple length balls in the 49th over too, but Hope and Nurse couldn’t convert. Some serious bottling by West Indies not to win this. Was totally in the pocket.
— Abhishek (@Sajjanlaunda) October 24, 2018
West Indies vs India – Match Tied 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/5KMlsLy4RP
— Ahsan. 🇵🇰 (@imPakistaniLAD) October 24, 2018
West Indies needed 27 off 24 deliveries with 5 wickets in hand, some dot balls, and the match ended as a tie. #INDvWI
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) October 24, 2018
Hope all who had smirked would now agree West Indies plays the White ball game much better than red ball!! And also @imVkohli ran one short!! Sport for all of us!!
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) October 24, 2018
So near yet so far for the West Indies. They were cruising along at one stage but India pulled it back well and I would say are lucky to escape with a tie. Well done to the Windies for the wonderful effort #IndvWI
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 24, 2018
Only the second India-West Indies tie in ODIs
First occasion: At WACA in 1991-92
Now at Visakhapatnam
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) October 24, 2018
Hetmyer just hit himself to an IPL contract! He was the captain of the West Indies team that beat India in the final of the 2016 U-19 World Cup. Incidentally, Rishab Pant also played that final.
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) October 24, 2018