“India go one up on WI”

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PORT OF SPAIN – Veteran opener Chris Gayle broke Brian Lara’s record for the most runs by a West Indies batsman in One-Day Internationals but his failure typified the Caribbean side’s brittle batting and overshadowed the achievement, as the hosts crashed to a 59-run defeat under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern in the second One-Day International yesterday.

Chasing a revised target of 270 off 46 overs following a rain break 13 overs into their run chase at Queen’s Park Oval, West Indies were toppled for 210 with four overs remaining, to fall behind 1-0 in the three-match series.

Opener Evin Lewis, playing in front of his home crowd, topscored with 65, while countryman Nicholas Pooran chipped in with 42, but West Indieslost wickets at key stages to watch their chase come apart.

They appeared well en route to victory at 148 for three in the 28th over, but collapsed and lost their last seven wickets for 62 runs. (CMC)

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