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NEW DELHI: India skipper Virat Kohli and his counterpart Kieron Pollard on Wednesday set an unwanted record during the second One-day International of the three-match series at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

SCORECARD: India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI

By getting out for golden ducks, Kohli and Pollard became the first pair of captain in ODIs to suffer the ignominy in the same match.

First it was the home captain Kohli, who came in to bat in the 38th over of India’s innings after the openers Rohit Sharma (159) and KL Rahul (102) added a record 227 for the first wicket. Kohli gave away his wicket to Pollard as he missed a slower one from the Windies skipper and top-edged the ball to give away a simple catch to Roston Chase at midwicket.

The wicket had little to no bearing on the Indian innings though as the hosts went on to post a mammoth 387/5 batting first.

While chasing the big target, West Indies were at a spot of bother when they lost three quick wickets to be reduced to 86/3 in 16 overs. Opener Shai Hope (78) and Nicholas Pooran (75) stopped the slide with a 106-run partnership in quick time, before Mohammed Shami broke the stand in the 30th over.

Shami then made it two for two by dismissing the Windies skipper for a first-ball duck. Pollard, while playing away from his body, nicked the Shami delivery to wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant to end all the hopes for the visitors.

West Indies were eventually bowled out for 280 in 43.3 overs as India registered a comfortable 107-run victory to level the series 1-1.





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