Setting a tough target of 312, the visitors were down to 205 for five in 38.4 passes but Patel revived India’s chase with his six-shot power to send the visitors home. with two spare balls on Sunday.
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Needing six of the last three, Patel edged Kyle Mayers straight over the head of a sphere to take six as India led 2-0 to nothing in a three-game series. Patel smashed 5 innings 6 and 3 in his unequal rounds and added 51 of 33 balls with Deepak Hooda (33) to keep India on the hunt.
This is after Shreyas Iyer (63) and Sanju Samson (54) try to deepen the chase at the good pace of the fifties.
Before that, choose polish, Shai Hope produced a 135-ball 115 master, while captain Nicholas Pooran showed off his big hit with six maxes and a four in 74 of his 77 balls as the West Indies posted an impressive 311 for six .
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In the reply, Shubman Gill (43) looked good in touch as he hit five boundaries in his 49 innings to give India a good start but the captain Shikhar Dhawan (13) found the situation difficult on the other end.
The India captain was the first to depart with the Mayers creating a stunning catch against the third man in Romario Shepherd’s bowling match.
The Mayers then closed India with two quick snaps, first eliminating a well-established Gill and then eliminating Suryakumar Yadav (9), who once again dragged one to his stump. me.
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Iyer and Samson tried to go deep with a 99-run on 94-ball partnership but once both started, India still needed 105 runs from 11 balls.
That’s all Patel shows after that as he continues to fight despite losing Hooda and Shardul Thakur.
Prior to that, Hope served as an anchor to perfection as he added 65 runs with opener Mayers (39), before honing another 62 with Shamrah Brooks (35).
Hope then found her perfect ally in captain Pooran as the two shared a 117 run spot.
Hope, who was cheaply eliminated in the first ODI, maxed out eight fours and threes in his 135 shots 115 runs.
For India, the spin duo of Patel (1/40) and Hooda (1/42) are economical but Yuzvendra Chahal (1/69) is expensive because he smashed six six and two four legs.
Mohammed Siraj (0/47) bowling well but Avesh Khan (0/54 in 6 rounds) had a forgettable ODI debut, while Thakur (3/54) made amends in the finish with three hits shadow.
Hope looked full of life as he played some subtle shots off the field before hitting a triple in his 100th ODI game with six in 45 more.
Prior to that, Mayers toss first player Avesh, hitting him for the boundary in succession in the fourth and sixth rounds when the Indian athlete, guilty of throwing the bowling bowl too full and short, finally let it go. conceded 36 in his first three rounds.
Thakur was also not spared when Mayers sent his first two balls for a four and a six but Siraj kept things tight in his opening spell.
Hooda made his first breakthrough with Mayers hitting his first serve straight back to the pitcher.
Brooks and Hopes then managed to build a partnership with Hooda and Patel bowling as only 42 runs from 11 to 20 ended.
Chahal was introduced late in the attack and taken to the cleanup on day 21 ending with Hope and Brooks smashing a six and a four.
But Dhawan brought Patel back and he created a witch girl to eliminate Brooks when the Indian captain took a low hand.
Chahal delivered another blow when Brandon King misspelled his catchphrase as WI slid to 130 triples.
Pooran initially took his time and then used his feet against the spinners, especially Chahal, to make some big hits.
Hope also picked out three boundaries and also inscribed the tagline for Chahal to achieve his six to reach his fifty.
The 200 was up on the 38th round with Pooran releasing two maximum points. The West Indies captain exploded in the 39th inning with two sixs out of Chahal on both sides of the ground to bring home his 50.
Pooran, on one knee, also dressed Patel for six more before shoving Avesh over the rope for a sixth maximum but Thakur crouched around his feet to make a crucial breakthrough.
Hope then hit two six-pointers in two balls ahead of Chahal en route to his century, while Rovman Powell (13) and Romario Shepherd (14) played some coveted shots to take the team. the host crossed the 300 mark.
West Indies has accumulated 93 laps in the last 10 laps.