Burden on batsmen to turn it around, says Mohammed

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MS Dhoni is the second highest run-scorer as a wicketkeeper trails Kumar Sangakkara

Ajinkya Rahane followed up his ton in the last match with a becalmed 72 at the top of the order before Mahendra Singh Dhoni top-scored with a near run-a-ball 78, while Jadhav's 40 from 26 deliveries gave India's innings some late impetus. He conceded 20 runs, bowled three no-balls and had to be pulled out of the attack with one ball left because two of those no-balls were delivered over waist-high. If West Indies are to shake things up and more importantly stay alive in the series, they'll have to find a way past India's strongest suit: a top order that, by now, must be making runs as they sleepwalk. He not only set 4 world records but also bamboozled Windies wicket-keeper Shai Hope and saved himself from being stumped.

The fight on and off the field has turned West Indies into a brittle force, who have been unable to perform to the expected standard even on their home turf. You can be certain West Indies were now looking at their last hope: the partnership between Jason Mohammed and Rovman Powell.

Ashley Nurse fell shortly after, while Mohammed went on to make 40 before he was given out lbw off the bowling of Kuldeep.

The slow nature of the pitches here have helped the India bowlers, particularly the spinners, and what was good to see from the last game was both their slow bowlers - Kuldeep Yadav and R Ashwin - picking up three wickets each. "Bowlers did a hell of a job", he said. It gave us visibility to the selectors and with two players being selected for the national side, there was hope for the rest of us. The skipper who wins the toss will not have any hesitations to bowl first, and he will try to pick up some quick wickets within the first ten overs. "To be honest, I'm still not quite happy with my bowling, I don't think I hit my areas in the way I would have liked to in that first game against Pakistan, but I can only get better from here though".

Towards the second half, WI's Shanel Daley scored 33 on 37 balls and Fletcher with 36 runs maintaining the status of tiger queens in first innings of Women's World Cup match against team India, here in Taunton.

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Kohli stated his bowlers put pressure on the Windies batting line-up and got breakthroughs at crucial moments. "It's about putting your hand up at the right time, its about how many people can stand up and put in those performances", added the 28-year-old.

The third and crucial game of this series will be played on June 30, 2017, at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, and for the Caribbeans, winning this match is very much crucial to maintaining their chances alive in this series.

In the post-match conference, Dhoni was asked how is he becoming with age.

Rahane didn't enjoy similar luck when he decided it was time to go, against Miguel Cummins' pace in the 43rd over.

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