India vs West Indies 1st ODI, as it happened: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma guide India to six-wicket win

Kohli top-scored with 86 as India take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. He also equaled Viv Richards (114 innings) as the fastest batsman to 5000 ODI runs.

Updated: November 21, 2013 21:54 IST
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After claiming the Test series 2-0, India continued their rich vein of form with a six-wicket win in the first ODI. Catch all the action as it happened: (Scorecard | Commentary)

Live Cricket Score: India (Ind) vs West Indies (WI) - 1st ODI

20:40 (IST): India claim yet another victory as a horror-tour for West Indies continues. The teams will now head to Visakhapatnam for the second ODI on Sunday, November 24.

20:37 (IST): Virat Kohli - When we were fielding, I figured out how the pitch would behave. However, I don't think too much while batting in an ODI. It is nice to have a stadium that is so loud throughout the day.

20:35 (IST): Virat Kohli has been named Man of the Match for his record-breaking knock.

20:33 (IST): MS Dhoni - It was a fantastic performance, it would have been better if one of our batsmen got a century. The top-order has been batting really well, Virat was brilliant. The crowd at Kochi has been fantastic, we like playing here.

20:30 (IST): Dwayne Bravo - We fell short of the number of runs we had targeted. As a batting group we have to improve, we can take positives from our bowling. Ravi Rampaul and Jason Holder bowled well.

20:15 (IST): "It wasn't easy to bat, it was a two-paced wicket," says Rohit Sharma. He was looking good for a century but fell to poor shot selection when he was on 72. "I played a bad shot, I must accept it," he adds.

20:10 (IST): Virat Kohli (86), Rohit Sharma (72) guide India to six-wicket win vs West Indies (211) in Kochi, lead three-match series 1-0.

19:55 (IST): WICKET - Suresh Raina out for a duck, caught Holder b Narine. He stepped down the track but miscued the ball completely. India 194/4, chasing 212.

19:48 (IST): WICKET - He gets out the next ball! Kohli (86) c Narine b Holder, lifts it to mid-off. India 192/3, chasing 212.

Live Cricket Score: India (Ind) vs West Indies (WI) - 1st ODI19:45 (IST): RECORD - Virat Kohli (120 matches) is the joint-fastest along with Viv Richards to reach 5000 ODI runs. He reached the milestone with a massive six!

19:40 (IST): This is a perfect opportunity for Yuvraj Singh to regain some form. His scores in the ODI series against Australia were 12, 0, 0 and 7. India need another 33 to win.

19:25 (IST): Yuvraj Singh is promoted to No.4. It turns out the Raina experiment is over.

19:15 (IST): WICKET - No century for Rohit Sharma (72) as pulls to deep mid-wicket, caught Simmons b Rampaul. India 150/2 in 25 overs, chasing 212.

19:05 (IST): Virat Kohli reaches his 27th ODI fifty in 58 deliveries. India 139/1 in 23.1 overs, chasing 212.

18:50 (IST): Rohit Sharma has gone past Misbah-ul Haq (1119) as the highest run-scorer in ODIs this year. India 115/1, need just 97 to win.

18:40 (IST): Rohit Sharma reaches his 20th ODI fifty in 53 deliveries. He is in a sensational run of form. India 102/1 in 15.4 overs, chasing 212.

18:30 (IST): Chris Gayle has suffered a hamstring tear and is likely to miss the remaining two ODIs, big blow for West Indies.

18:26 (IST): Rohit 30* and Kohli 30* have put on 55 runs for second wicket. India 72/1 in 12 overs, chasing 212.

18:22 (IST): Did you know: Kohli tops the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen with 857 rating points. AB de Villiers is second with 849 points.

18:18 (IST): Two in-form batsmen, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are guiding India well in the chase of 212, 57/1 in ten overs.

18:03 (IST): After seven overs India are exactly at the same score that Windies were - 41 for 1.

17:55 (IST): Virat Kohli is on course for greatness. If he makes makes 81 runs today, he will equal Viv Richards as fastest to reach the 5000 ODI runs. Now that is some company!

Live Cricket Score: India (Ind) vs West Indies (WI) - 1st ODI17:45 (IST): WICKET! Holder strikes! Dhawan (5) is troubled by extra bounce and gets an outside-edge to the keeper Johnson Charles. India 17/1 in 3.2 overs, chasing 212.

17:40 (IST): Dhawan drives Holder for the first boundary of the innings. India 13/0 in two overs.

17:30 (IST): Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan walk out to bat. India need 212 to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

17:15 (IST): Only three Indians have finished the year with the most wickets in ODI cricket: Anil Kumble (61) in 1996, Ajit Agarkar (58) in 1998 and Irfan Pathan (47) in 2004. Jadeja (49) currently leads the charts for 2013.

17:00 (IST): As has been the trend for their entire tour of India, West Indies have collapsed yet again. They lost their last seven wickets for just 69 runs.

16:55 (IST): Former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop says that the pitch has been a bit 'naughty'. However, he adds that 250 would have been a good total.

16:50 (IST): "211 is not a good total on this pitch," says VVS Laxman. "West Indies should have scored at least 240 or 250."

Live Cricket Score: India (Ind) vs West Indies (WI) - 1st ODI16:45 (IST): Raina 3/34, Jadeja 3/37 dismiss West Indies for 211 in 48.5 overs at Nehru Stadium in Kochi.

16:35 (IST): WICKET - The end is nigh! Sunil Narine (0) caught and bowled Ashwin. Windies 206/9 in 45.4 overs.

16:30 (IST): Jadeja is now the leading wicket-taker in ODIs this year with 49 scalps. He overtook Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal who has 48.

16:25 (IST): WICKET - Darren Sammy (5) c Bhuvneshwar b Jadeja, lofted to long-on. Windies 204/8 in 44.1 overs.

16:18 (IST): Darren Sammy and Jason Holder have stopped the wicket fall. But the Run Rate is fallen drastically.

16:05 (IST): WICKET - A Chennai Super Kings connection! Dwayne Bravo st Dhoni b Jadeja, steps down and misses the ball. Windies 187/7 in 38.3.

16:02 (IST): WICKET - Darren Bravo (59) b Mohammed Shami, ball keeps low and knocks off stump. Windies 183/6 in 37.5 overs.

15:55 (IST): Meanwhile, Darren Bravo is fighing a lone battle for the visitors. He has reached his 13th ODI fifty and needs a triple-digit figure for West Indies to post a competitive total.

15:50 (IST): Suresh Raina finishes with career-best figures of 3/34 in 10 overs. His previous best was 2/17 vs the same opponents in 2011 in Indore.

India (Ind) vs West Indies (WI) Live cricket score15:40 (IST): MS Dhoni drops Darren Bravo off Raina, outside-edge and the skipper puts it down. Bravo takes a single and reaches his half-century. Windies 156/5 in 33.3 overs.

15:32 (IST): WICKET - Narsingh Deonarine (4) bowled by Raina, his third wicket of the game. Deonarine was attempting a sweep from outside off and missed the ball completely. Windies 152/5 in 31.2 overs.

15:18 (IST): WICKET - India strike right back! Lendl Simmons (29) lbw b Raina. West Indies 142/4 in 27.1 overs.

15:15 (IST): Lendl Simmons sweeps Ashwin for a six, Bravo drives a four. Windies 143/3 in 27 overs.

15:05 (IST): Dhoni is rotating his spinners now. Ashwin, Jadeja and Raina restricting the run flow.

14:58 (IST): In his previous four ODI innings vs India, Johnson Charles has scored 60 (The Oval), 97 (Kingston), 45 (Port of Spain) 42 today. India will feel they have got the dangerman.

14:50 (IST): Meanwhile, the Ashes began today in Brisbane Australia. Stuart Broad took five as England restricted Australia to 273/8 at stumps. (Read: The Day 1 Ashes report)

14:45 (IST): India's spinners are tightening the noose after a brief period when Samuels and Charles were running away with the game. Windies need a strong partnership between Darren Bravo and Lendl Simmons.

14:30 (IST): WICKET - Raina gets lucky there, but he won't care. Marlon Samuels (24) attempts a cut but Raina's off-spinner kept low and knocked middle-stump over. West Indies 77/3 in 13.2 overs.

India (Ind) vs West Indies (WI) Live cricket score14:25 (IST): That was a much-needed breakthrough for India. The duo had put on 65 runs for the second wicket and were looking dangerous.

14:18 (IST): WICKET - Sensational from Jadeja, Johnson Charles (42) edged one straight back to the bowler and Jadeja takes a one-handed diving catch. Windies 65/2 in 10.4 overs.

14:00 (IST): Three successive boundaries for Johnson Charles (29*) off Bhuvneshwar. West Indies 41/1 in 7 overs.

13:50 (IST): What... a... Shot...! Unadkat pitches one up outside off and Marlon Samuels lifts it with ease for an extra cover six. West Indies 12/1 in 3.3 overs.

13:40 (IST): Ouch! Gayle was stretchered off the field after his run out, he seemed to have hurt his knee.

13:34 (IST): WICKET -Chris Gayle run out in just the second ball of the day. He dabbed the ball on the off side and set off for the single but the bowler Bhuvneshwar was quicker and the dangerous Gayle had to depart without troubling the scorers. West Indies 0/1 in 0.2 overs.

Dhoni at toss: We were looking to bat first as well. It is humid and the pitch might get slow as the game progresses. We are all fit and there is only one change as Jaydev (Unadkat) comes in for Vinay (Kumar).

Bravo at toss: We will bat first. It is a fresh pitch so we will make use of it, it might turn later. We have to be positive and there are new players in the side. It is important to get over the Test series and play some good cricket in the ODIs.

India vs West Indies13:00 (IST): Dwayne Bravo calls heads and West Indies opt to bat.

West Indies will fancy their chances in the shorter format of the game as the three-match ODI series starts in Kochi today. After losing both Test matches by an innings, defending T20 world champions, under skipper Dwayne Bravo will eye a turnaround against a super confident Indian team which has not bluffed a ODI series at home since winning the ICC Champions Trophy in June.

The 2-0 whitewash against the Caribbean outfit was the perfect send off for the legendary Tendulkar, who called it quits after serving Indian cricket for nearly a quarter of a century.

The emotional curtain call left everyone, including the man of the moment, in tears even taking the focus away from the cricket that was played.

The epic farewell is now behind them and the Indians would try and ensure that it is just cricket that is talked about now.

The home side already deserves credit for keeping itself focussed on the game in the Tests despite the frenzy surrounding Tendulkar's retirement.

The Indians start favourites in the shorter format too with a batting line-up, which is in intimidatingly good form.

However, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says it would be a mistake to believe that India will enjoy an upper hand against the West Indies in the One-day series just because the Caribbean side has lost the Test series. (Read full story here)

The Caribbean side's ODI form has been poor of late, with only seven wins in 20 matches this year. Their record away from home is even worse, with five losses in as many games this year. Their last ODI series win was against Zimbabwe in February.

In their previous series in India in 2011-12, the West Indies had lost 1-4. So, they would have to raise their game by several notches in every department to have any chance against the rampaging Indians.

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has said his team is more comfortable and confident in playing the limited-overs format as it gives them freedom to express themselves. (Click here to read more)

Sachin Tendulkar pavilion at Kochi stadium

In a tribute to batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, a pavilion in his name was declared open by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium yesterday.

The pavilion has many photographs of the Master Blaster, along with an autographed white jersey, an autographed Mumbai Indians bat and other photos depicting his career over the last 24 years. (Click here to read the full story)


INDIA: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, Amit Mishra, Jaydev Unadkat, R Vinay Kumar, Mohit Sharma.

WEST INDIES: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Narsingh Deonarine, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Ravi Rampaul, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons.

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