India vs West Indies: Gayle surpasses Lara to become highest run-scorer for Windies in ODIs
Port of Spain | Jagran Sports Desk: Chris Gayle on Sunday surpassed former Windies skipper record of most runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs). Gayle needed just 9 runs to go past Lara before West Indies took on India in the 2nd ODI match in Port of Spain.
However, Gayle did not last too long at the crease and scored just 11 runs of just 21 balls before giving his wicket to right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Gayle on Sunday also became the most-capped player for the West Indies. Gayle, who was pumped up, said it's a great achievement to have played as many ODIs as he has.
“It is a great achievement to play 300th ODI. When I look back, I say, could I make 300th ODI and I am very thankful that I am playing this 300th match. I enjoy playing this format without a doubt, I enjoyed batting with you (Darren Ganga) too,” he said in the pre-match interview.
“We are trying to build more unity in our team. The guys like Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran those guys will carry West Indies forward. When John Campbell gets his chance, he will have something to showcase. I am there to guide them as much as possible and try to help West Indies cricket as much as possible,” he added.
Though the West Indies lost the second ODI by 59 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method. India rode on Kohli's 120 off 125 balls and Shreyas Iyer's 71 to post a challenging 279 for seven after opting to bat.
West Indies were then set a revised target of 270 off 46 overs under D/L method after rain interrupted the proceedings for the second time.
In pursuit, the hosts were on course at 148 for four before they lost their last six wickets for 62 runs to be bundled out for 210 in 42 overs.
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