29 Jun 2009

Windies beat India in second ODI

10:37 am on 29 June 2009

An unbeaten 85 from Runako Morton guided the West Indies to a convincing eight-wicket victory over India in Jamaica to tie the four-match ODI cricket series at 1-all.

India made a modest 188 after a patient 95 from skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni rescued them from 82 for eight, West Indies seamer Ravi Rampaul responding to his recall with impressive figues of four for 37.

But the West Indies won with over 15 overs to spare as Morton and captain Chris Gayle made a thundering start by leading their side to 69 without loss in the first 10 overs.

Left-hander Gayle bludgeoned 64 in 46 balls, including eight fours and two sixes, before he fell to a superb diving catch on the boundary from Gautam Gambhir off spinner Rohit Sharma to end the partnership at 101.

The Windies won with 15 overs to spare.

The series continues in St. Lucia on Friday.