Twitter goes crazy after a thrilling tie between India and Windies
The second ODI between India and Windies of the five-match ODI series has resulted in a tie after the tons from Virat Kohli and Shai Hope from both sides.
India won the toss and elected to bat first. India put 321/6 at the end of their innings with the help of the 37th ODI century from the Indian captain Virat Kohli. Other than him Ambati Rayudu contributed 73 runs at no.4 position.
In reply, Windies had some fireworks in the middle overs and resulted in a tie for the match. The partnership between Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer was the key in their chase. Shai Hope also scored a match-saving ton for his side. The game went for the last over thriller.
In the last over 14 runs needed for the visitors to win the match. But they were one run short of the target at the end and the match and the match ended in a tie.
After a thrilling tie in the second ODI, Twitter went crazy and here some tweets:
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
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 24, 2018
— ICC (@ICC) October 24, 2018
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
Batting first. Batting second. Twice in two games Windies have scored 320+ and that sets up this series quite nicely. In the process, they’ve also highlighted some cracks in the absence of Bumrah-Bhuvi. #IndvWI
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 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
Oh what a finish!
Hope smashes a Four on the last ball to tie the match.
Brilliant game played today.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) October 24, 2018
It’s a tie!!!!!!
Hope gets enough bat on it to beat Rayudu at the fence. What a game of cricket this has been.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 24, 2018
End of a thrilling contest. 642 runs scored yet nothing separates the two team.
Hope hits a boundary on the last ball to level scores.
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) October 24, 2018
The Windies will probably see that tie as a missed opportunity but it was another match that underlined the brilliance of Hetmyer & Hope—who, along with Gayle, Lewis, the Bravos, Pollard & Russell could potentially form a hugely exciting batting order at the World Cup. #INDvWI
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) October 24, 2018
— Aditya (@AdiVIratian_) October 24, 2018
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) October 24, 2018
Whenever there’s a tied match, my mom says, “Achha hua. Dono desh ke bachche naaraaz nahi honge.”#INDvWI
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) October 24, 2018
Shai Hope has scored two centuries in his ODI career and BOTH the games ended as TIE.
v Zim, Bulawayo, 2016
v Ind, Vizag, 2018#IndvWI
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 24, 2018
Shai Hope played his best test inn’s in Eng last year & played his best ODI knock today vs Ind & helped his team create an upset(a tie vs IND is still a big thing for this WI) both times.
— arfan. (@Im__Arfan) October 24, 2018