From Virat Kohli's blistering knock to Shai Hope's heroics, the second ODI had all the elements of a thriller. India will be kicking themselves after failing to further stamp their dominance over the visitors. Though, what comes as a major concern for the Men in Blue is the injury to Rishabh Pant.
The southpaw who got his maiden ODI call-up for the ongoing series against West Indies, injured his shoulder while fielding on the boundary line. The incident happened in the 36th over of the West Indies innings, when Rovman Powell was batting off Yuzvendra Chahal's bowling.
The West Indies batsman hammered Chahal for a maximum as the ball looked to sail over the boundary line. But Rishabh Pant wasn't ready to give up yet as he raced towards the ropes in the hopes of pulling off a spectacular catch. The 20-year-old managed to hold onto the catch, but was too late as he had already crossed the boundary line.
In the process of his hasty fielding, the youngster failed to keep a control of his body and ended up crashing into the hoardings on the other side of the boundary line. Pant looked in immense pain as he held his shoulder and was forced to exit the pitch on the advice of the physios.
It remains uncertain that Rishabh Pant will feature for the third ODI and remainder of the series against West Indies, with the BCCI yet to give an update on the seriousness of the injury to the left-handed batsman.
In what will be a fixture sure to be remembered for years, the second ODI between India and West Indies at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday ended in an enthralling tie, after both the teams ended their respective innings on 321.
After suffering a heavy defeat in the first ODI in innings, the visitors bounced back brilliantly with another stellar performance with the bat. After Virat Kohli's record-breaking innings of 154 runs, Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmeyer stole the spotlight with a massive 143-run partnership.