INDIA: Yuzvendra Chahal’s four-wicket haul and Rohit Sharma’s half-century helped India defeat West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI of this 3-match ODI series between India and West Indies. This was India’s 1000th ODI game, and this was also Rohit Sharma’s first match as a full-time captain for the Indian team. In this match, after winning the toss, India decided to bowl first. Mohammad Siraj gave India an early breakthrough as he removed Shai Hope (8) and West Indies were 13/1 after 2.4 overs. Darren Bravo was the next batsman for the West Indies.
Along with Brandon King, Darren Bravo stitched up a 31 run partnership before Washington Sundar removed the batters in the 12th over, and West Indies were 45/3 after 12 overs. Brandon King scored 13 runs off 26 deliveries, whereas Darren Bravo scored 18 runs off 34 deliveries. Shamarh Brooks and Nicholas Pooran came out to bat after two quick wickets. Shamarh Brooks and Nicholas Pooran both added 26 runs, but once again, West Indies lost quick wickets, and this time they lost four wickets for just eight runs. Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets while Prasidh Krishna took one wicket out of these four wickets.
Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Nicholas Pooran (18), Kieron Pollard (0), and Shamrah Brooks (12), while Prasidh Krishna dismissed Akeal Hosein (0).
With the scoreboard reading 79/7, West Indies looked like they’d get bundled out under hundred runs, but Jason Holder and Fabian Allen came to rescue their team.
Jason Holder, along with Fabian Allen, added a 78 runs partnership. Jason Holder also brought up his 11th ODI half-century during this partnership. Later, Washington Sundar removed Fabian Allen, and West Indies were 157/8 after 38 overs. After scoring 29 runs off 43 deliveries, Fabian Allen got out, including two fours.
Jason Holder also got out after scoring 57 runs off 71 deliveries, which included four sixes, and soon after that, West Indies got all-out for 176/10 after 43.5 overs.
Yuzvendra Chahal took four wickets for India, Washington Sundar took three wickets, Prasidh Krishna took two wickets, and Mohammad Siraj took one wicket.
India was off to a blazing start as Rohit Sharma, and Ishan Kishan added 84 runs partnership for the opening wicket. Rohit Sharma was playing the role of an aggressor in this partnership.
During this partnership, Rohit Sharma brought up his 44th ODI half-century before getting out of a delivery bowled by Alzarri Joseph, and India was 84/1 after 13.1 overs. Rohit Sharma scored 60 runs off 51 deliveries, including ten fours and 1 six.
Virat Kohli was the next man in for India. Virat Kohli started well by scoring two boundaries off Alzarri Joseph’s over. Still, Joseph had the last laugh as he removed Virat Kohli for eight runs, and India was 93/2 after 13.5 overs.
After the fall of the second wicket, Rishabh Pant came out to join Ishan Kishan in the middle. Pant and Kishan added 22 runs partnership before Kishan (28) was removed by Akeal Hosein and Rishabh Pant (11) ran himself out. India was 116/4 after 17.3 overs.
After two quick wickets, Suryakumar Yadav and debutant Deepak Hooda came out to bat. The batters stitched up a 62 runs partnership and helped India chase down the target without further casualties. Suryakumar Yadav scored an unbeaten 34 runs off 36 deliveries, which included five fours, and Deepak Hooda scored an unbeaten 26 runs off 32 deliveries, which included two fours.
For West Indies, Alzarri Joseph took two wickets, and Akeal Hosein took one wicket.