Prasidh Krishna helps India defeat Windies

Prasidh Krishna's four-wicket haul helped India defend 237 and defeat West Indies by 44 runs in the second ODI of the three-match series here at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

With this win, India has gained an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The final ODI will be played at the same venue on Friday. Chasing 237, West Indies openers Shai Hope and Brandon King put on 32 runs for the first wicket, but Prasidh Krishna led India's fightback as he dismissed King (18) and Darren Bravo (1) in quick succession.

Shai Hope (27) also departed soon after as he was sent back to the pavilion by Yuzvendra Chahal and West Indies was reduced to 52/3 in the 17th over. Prasidh Krishna, Player of the Match, said, 'I have been striving hard to do this for a long time.

So, I am very happy that we won. I was still looking to hit the good areas. When I came in to bat, I knew it was still seaming. I would have laughed it off (If someone would have told him he would finish with the figures he ended with today).

I had seen the wicket in the last game. Experimenting wasn't possible as there was not much to defend. So, I stuck to good lines. I want to be as consistent as possible. The white ball cricket is a power game.'