2nd ODI: Missing out on a hundred means nothing to me, says Kohli
Indian opener Ajinkya Rahane and captain Virat Kohli put on a scintillating 97-run partnership to put India in control against West Indies in the second one-day International at the Queen?s Park Oval.
Rahane's ton puts India in control
Ajinkya Rahane?s third one-day International century put India on top in the second match at the Queen?s Park Oval.
The Indian opener hit 103 in just 104 balls with 10 boundaries and 2 sixes. He put on 114 runs for the first wicket with Shikhar Dhawan as India reached a comfortable 310 in just 43 overs.
Rahane 'The Wall'
India has been looking for an opposite number to Shikhar Dhawan for some time, Rahane seems to fit the bill perfectly. He can not only keep one end going but also has the ability to hold the innings together.
He has played up and down the order in several ODIs, after this ton, Kohli will be happy to keep him in the opener's slot.
Kohli's heroics against West Indies
Captain Virat Kohli hit a magnificent 87 in just 66 balls with 4 boundaries and 4 sixes to lead from the front as India never looked back even after Rahane fell in the 34th over.
Captain Virat Kohli has been under fire after the India's coach Anil Kumble suddenly resigned ahead of the West Indies tour, his ODI outing at the Queen?s Park Oval would have calmed his nerves.
Kohli's super 87 propels India
Kohli had stretched India to 285 but fell in the 41st over, however, by then India was well placed to go beyond the 300-run mark. Dhoni and Jadhav ensured India reached 310/5 in 43 overs.
Rahane, Kohli & Kuldeep Yadav shine
West Indies managed just 205 runs in 43 overs falling short by 105 runs as India held all the cards in the second one-day International. It was a complete performance by India with Rahane, Kohli and Kuldeep Yadav(3 wickets) helping the team to clinch a much-needed victory at the Queen?s Park Oval on Sunday.
'Missing out on a hundred means nothing to me'
"I am really happy with the complete performance by the entire team," said Kohli after the match reflecting on India's dominant effort.
"Missing out on a hundred means nothing to me. It was more important to be getting runs for the team at the end of the innings," the India captain added.