After winning high scoring first match, India is now looking to extend their lead to 2-0 by winning the second ODI over host West Indies tomorrow (28 June 2009) at the Sabina Park, Kingston in Jamaica. The home side must win tomorrow if they really want to win the four-match series. Another victory for
Match: West Indies vs
Date: 28 June 2009
Kick off: 14:30 GMT (09:30 Local Time)
The Hindu reported:
Dhoni also admitted they had to toil hard to defend their mammoth 340-run target because his teammates got complacent after removing the top-order of the
"Most of the guys thought that we have won the game when they were seven wicket down but it was a mistake and hopefully we won't repeat that. It was more close than thought," he said.
Following a poor show in the twenty20 world cup, Dhoni is feeling some perhaps for the first time. Moreover, the team is missing some of the key players like Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan. So, the experienced players need to step up to take some extra responsibility.
Yuvraj Singh played a fiery innings of 131 off 102 balls, hitting 10 boundaries and 7 over-boundaries. It is really good news for the visitors. In the absence of Sehwag, Tendulkar and Raina, Indian batting line has lost some of its strength, but it was not exposed due to excellent batting by Dinesh Karthik, Yuvraj as well as some effective contribution from Dhoni and Yusuf Pathan. Gautam Gambhir has not been in good form lately. Naturally, Yuvraj and Dhoni would have to take some extra responsibility. Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina are still pretty young and it is a great chance for them to prove their skill and cement a place in the squad.
Ashis Nehra was successful to some extent and made a good come back to the ODI team picking up 3 wickets, while Ishant and RP Singh were not successful in the first game. Still, I do not think
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Well, I am not interested to pick up any favorite in the match, given the performance of the two teams in the first ODI. Now, ahead of the second ODI,