- An easy win for West Indies
An easy win for West Indies as they tale 1-0 lead against favourites India. Shimron Hetmyer scored 139 and stitched 200-plus stand for 2nd wicket with Hope as India failed to breakthrough. Earlier, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard has won the toss and opted to field. India have set West Indies a target of 289 in 50 overs.
West Indies captain Kieron Pollard has won the toss and opted to field in the 1st ODI. Rohit rocks back and pulls it in the air over mid-wicket to earn a welcome boundary. The Cottrell-salute makes an appearance at Chepauk. India loses KL Rahul wicket. Great bowling by Cottrell as he is using slower balls to trick the batsmen. This time it’s the big wicket of Kohli who tries to guide the ball towards third-man only getting an inside edge. India reaches 75/2 after 17. Alzarri Joseph gets the prized-wicket of Rohit Sharma, who departs after scoring 36. 100 comes up for India in the 25th over.
5 fifty in ODI cricket for Shreyas Iyer! He takes a quick single in the 32nd over to bring up the milestone. 1st-ever half-century in ODI cricket for Rishabh Pant. With a six and 5 boundaries, Pant has got to his fifty in less than run-a-ball. Rishabh Pant dropped on 56 by Sheldon Cottrell.
Alzarri Joseph finally breaks the century-plus stand. Iyer just flicked it on the on but did not get it high as Pollard took a static catch. It was a brilliant inning from the youngster that helped India rebuild after they lost their top 3 early. Rishabh Pant is out for 71. India has set West Indies a target of 289 in 50 overs.
Deepak Chahar, who has looked at his best in his short spell till now breaks through for India. Shimron Hetmyer slog-sweeps up a Kuldeep Yadav delivery over the long-on for the first SIX of the innings. Shimron Hetmyer gets to his 5th ODI fifty. Both the Windies batsmen have made things difficult for hosts. A slower ball, Hetymer got the elevation but did not get the distance as it goes in the hands of Shreyas Iyer at the mid-wicket. An easy win for West Indies as they tale 1-0 lead against favourites India. Shimron Hetmyer scored 139 and stitched 200-plus stand for 2nd wicket with Hope as India failed to breakthrough
Most centuries by West Indies batsmen in India in ODIs:
6 – Chris Gayle
3 – Marlon Samuels
3 – Shai Hope*
The 218-run stand for the 2nd wicket between Hope and Hetmyer is now the highest partnership for West Indies since 1983.
Highest stands for WI against India in ODIs:
221 – Gordon Greenidge/Viv Richards, Jamshedpur, 1983
218 – Shai Hope/Shimron Hetmyer, Chennai, 2019*
200* – Shiv Chanderpaul/Stuart Williams, Bridgetown, 1997