IND vs WI LIVE: Axar Patel smashes FASTEST fifty in West Indies, helps India bag series win in Jadeja’s absence – Watch Highlights

IND vs WI LIVE: IND vs WI 2nd ODI – Axar Patel put on an exhibition of fine hitting as the all-rounder…

IND vs WI LIVE: Axar Patel smashes FASTEST fifty in West Indies, helps India bag series win in Jadeja's absence - Watch Highlights
IND vs WI LIVE: Axar Patel smashes FASTEST fifty in West Indies, helps India bag series win in Jadeja's absence - Watch Highlights

IND vs WI LIVE: IND vs WI 2nd ODI – Axar Patel put on an exhibition of fine hitting as the all-rounder helped India bag a series win in Port of Spain. Staring at an almost impossible 100 to win from the last 10, Patel ensured that Ravindra Jadeja wasn’t missed with an unbeaten 64 off just 35 deliveries. Follow India vs WestIndies live updates on Insidesport.IN

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IND vs WI LIVE: Axar Patel smashes FASTEST fifty in West Indies, helps India bag series win in Jadeja’s absence – Watch Highlights

India were staring at a potential defeat with only five wickets in hand, needing to score at more than 10 an over to seal a 312-run chase. Matters went worse for India when Deepak Hooda was dismissed with the visitors still needing 56 in 6 overs.

Axar however kept his cool and left nothing to chance, scoring his maiden ODI half-century on Sunday. He reached his fifty of just 27 balls, the fastest by an Indian in ODIs against the West Indies. Making his return after five years to the ODI set-up, Patel saw India over the line with a six, to remain unbeaten on 64 off 35 balls.

IND vs WI LIVE: Axar Patel smashes FASTEST fifty in West Indies, helps India bag series win in Jadeja's absence - Watch Highlights

 

IND vs WI LIVE: Axar Patel smashes FASTEST fifty in West Indies, helps India bag series win in Jadeja’s absence – Watch Highlights

The 28-year-old laced his innings with three fours and five sixes. His five sixes were the most by an Indian batsman in an ODI batting at No.7 or lower, breaking MS Dhoni’s record. His fifth maximum came in the final over, depositing a full-toss straight over long off when India needed six from three balls.

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Axar was handed an opportunity only after Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the first two games due to an injury. Axar has spent most of his career as an understudy to Jadeja, and the Delhi Capitals is now making the most of his opportunities to shine.

Speaking after the match, Patel said that it was a special moment for him having scored his maiden fifty. The 28-year-old added that he was pleased with his performance and added that the IPL experience helped him seal the deal for his side.

He said, “I think this is a special one. It came at a crucial time and also helped the team to win the series. We have done the same in the IPL. We just needed to remain calm and keep the intensity up. I was playing an ODI after close to 5 years. I would want to continue performing like this for my team.”

IND vs WI LIVE: Axar Patel smashes FASTEST fifty in West Indies, helps India bag series win in Jadeja’s absence – Watch Highlights

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