India vs West Indies, Highlights 1st ODI: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli Guide India To An Eight-Wicket Win vs Windies
Highlights, India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant century against the Windies in first ODI.
Top-order batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli notched up brilliant centuries as Team India chased down a 333-run target with eight wickets to spare in the first One-Day International (ODI) against the Windies at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. In the chase, India lost Shikhar Dhawan (4) early. However, from there on, Rohit (152 not out) and Kohli (140) forged a 246-run second-wicket stand to put India in cruise control. Kohli's 107-ball innings was laced with 21 boundaries and two hits over the fence while Rohit smashed 15 fours and eight sixes in his unbeaten 117-ball knock. For the Windies, Devendra Bishoo and debutant Oshane Thomas scalped a wicket each. Earlier, Shimron Hetmyer (106) and Kieran Powell (51) played brilliant individual knocks as the Windies posted a mammoth 322 for eight. Asked to bat first, Windies lost Chandrapaul Hemraj (9) early. Following the dismissal, Powell and Shai Hope (32) established a 65-run second wicket stand to pile pressure on the home side. Later, Hetmyer, whose 78-ball knock was laced with six boundaries and six hits over the fence, helped the Windies post a big total before being sent back by Ravindra Jadeja. Then Rovman Powell (22), Jason Holder (38), Devendra Bishoo (22 not out) and Kemar Roach (26 not out) played important cameos to help the Windies get past 300 runs. For India, Yuzvendra Chahal scalped three wickets while Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets each. (SCORE)
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Highlights Between India vs West Indies 1st ODI, straight from Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
20:43 IST: Winning runs! Rohit Sharma smashes a maximum over the long-off from the delivery by Chandrapaul Hemraj and India have chased down the target with 47 balls to spare.
20:39 IST: Boundary! Full toss from Oshane Thomas, Rohit Sharma smashes the delivery towards mid-wicket for four runs. India need eight runs to win from 50 deliveries.
20:33 IST: SIX! Ambati Rayudu dances down the ground to hit a maximum over the sightscreen, from the delivery by Oshane Thomas. India reach 300 runs mark in 40 overs.
20:28 IST: Boundary! Ambati Rayudu hits the straight delivery from Devendra Bishoo down the ground for four runs. India need 29 runs to win from 69 balls.
20:22 IST: Free-hit! Oshane Thomas overstepped in the very first delivery of the ball. Just a single taken from the free-hit delivery.
20:19 IST: SIX! Rohit Sharma dances down the ground to hit the delivery from Devendra Bishoo over the long-off for a maximum. India 278 for two in 36.5 overs.
20:08 IST: SIX! Rohit Sharma hits the well-directed bouncer from Jason Holder over long-on for a maximum. India 266 for two from 34 overs.
20:00 IST: STUMPED! Finally a breakthrough for the Windies, hint of turn from the delivery by Devendra Bishoo and Shai Hope makes no mistake to gather the bowl and stump Virat Kohli out. He departs for 140, India 256 for two after 33 overs. Drinks has been called!
19:57 IST: 20th century for Rohit Sharma, comes in 84 deliveries. India are cruising towards the target, need 75 runs to win with nine nine wickets to spare.
19:45 IST: 200 runs partnership between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, comes in 164 deliveries. What a brilliant exhibition of batting it has been from these two.
19:43 IST: SIX! Right from the middle of the bat and that brings up 200 runs on board in the 29th over.
19:38 IST: 36th ODI century for Virat Kohli! And what a way to bring up his century, plays a drive through the covers to hit a boundary from the delivery by Kemar Roach. He achieves this milestone in 88 deliveries.
19:28 IST: No runs! Rohit Sharma tried to dance down the track but the delivery bowled on to the leg stump will hit Rohit on his pads.
19:25 IST: Free-hit, Devendra Bishoo overstepped while bowling his second ball of the over. Rohit Sharma on strike, he hits through the covers for a boundary. And that's a no ball again. Another free-hit for India.
19:15 IST: 37th ODI half-century for Rohit Sharma, comes from 51 deliveries. India 143 for one after 21.4 overs. Kohli and Rohit are chasing the target quite comfortably at the moment.
19:11 IST: Back-to-back sixes! Rohit Sharma steps down the ground to hit the ball from Devendra Bishoo over long off for a maximum. India 141 for one after 21 overs.
19:00 IST: Boundary! Virat Kohli plays a square cut from the shortish delivery by Jason Holder and the ball will run all the way to the fence. That brings up the 100 runs partnership between Kohli and Rohit from 95 deliveries.
18:53 IST: Spin introduced for the Winides, Devendra Bishoo will bowl the 17th over with Rohit Sharma (31 not out) on strike. Drinks has been taken.
18:49 IST: 100 runs on board for India in 15.1 overs.
18:40 IST: Just three runs from the over by Ashley Nurse, India 90 for one after 13 overs.
18:31 IST: 49th half-century from Virat Kohli, comes from 35 deliveries. He has played a fast paced innings, the master of chase. India 82 for one after 11 overs.
18:28 IST: Mis-field from Kemar Roach, and Virat Kohli will pick up a boundary from that. After first powerplay, India 71 for one after 10 overs.
18:25 IST: Welcome boundary for Jason Holder! Virat Kohli timed to ball from Jason Holder beautifully to find the fence towards mid-wicket. He has moved to 42 runs, with eight boundaries laced to his knock.
18:23 IST: 50 runs second wicket stand between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. India 62 for one after 9 overs.
18:18 IST: 50 runs on board for India in 7.4 overs. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have done well to rebuilt the Indian innings after an early setback in form of Shikhar Dhawan.
18:14 IST: Boundary! Short delivery from Kemar Roach, beautiful roll of the wrist from Virat Kohli as he finds the fence towards backward square leg.
18:11 IST: SIX! Rohit Sharma hits the short pitched delivery from Oshane Thomas over backward square leg for the first maximum of the innings. He picked up the length early there. India 41 for one after 6 overs.
18:08 IST: Boundary! Outside edge from the willow of Virat Kohli, Oshane Thomas did well to find the outside edge of Kohli's bat but the ball will travel all the way to the boundary past the second slip.
18:04 IST: Boundary! Beautiful cover drive from Virat Kohli, the delivery from Kemar Roach was angling in as Kohli times the ball to perfection to find the fence towards mid-wicket.
18:03 IST: Good short ball from Oshane Thomas to end the over. India 18 for one after 4 overs.
18:01 IST: Boundary! The delivery from Oshane Thomas was drifting on to the pads for Virat Kohli as he just tucks it away towards the fine leg to find the fence.
17:54 IST: WICKET! Inside-edge on to the stumps for Shikhar Dhawan as Oshane Thoman bags his first international wicket, early breakthrough for the Windies. India 10 for one after 2 overs. Virat Kohli is the new batsman in.
17:52 IST: Boundary! Shikhar Dhawan thrashes the full and wide delivery from Oshane Thomas through the covers for four runs. He gets off the mark with that shot. Windies have conceded two boundaries from their two overs.
17:49 IST: Boundary! First four for India, comes from the willow of Rohit Sharma, gets an edge as the delivery from Kemar Roach bowled well away from his body goes towards the third man to the fence.
17:46 IST: Team India opener Rohit Sharma takes guard in front of the stumps, Shikhar Dhawan is on the non-strikers end. Kemar Roach begins the proceedings for the Windies.
17:14 IST: Couple of runs towards deep extra cover to finish the innings from Kemar Roach. Windies 322 for eight after 50 overs.
17:12 IST: Boundary! Wonderfully executed yorker from Umesh Yadav, Kemar Roach did well to bring his bat down and it will go all the way to the boundary past the leg-stump.
17:08 IST: 300 runs up for Windies in 48.4 overs, comes after a boundary from Devendra Bishoo, he picked the slower ball well.
17:03 IST: SIX! Kemar Roach hits the short delivery from Khaleel Ahmed over the mid-wicket for a maximum.
17:01 IST: Another tight over by Mohammed Shami in the death, Windies 291 for eight after 47 overs.
16:56 IST: Three runs from the over by Umesh Yadav, Windies 287 for eight after 46 overs.
16:46 IST: WICKET! Jason Holder departs for 38. He tried to sweep Yuzvendra Chahal over the top but fails to pick the length as the ball goes on to hit the stumps.
16:39 IST: Boundary! Devendra Bishoo ticks away the delivery from Khaleel Ahmed drifting down the leg stump for four runs towards fine leg. The partnership has moved to 22 runs from 18 balls.
16:35 IST: Stumping appeal from MS Dhoni! He thinks he has got rid of Devendra Bishoo, but the replay shows some part of his feet is inside the crease. Bishoo survives, Windies 268 for seven after 42 overs.
16:34 IST: Dropped! Rishabh Pant drops Windies skipper Jason Holder on 31 off Yuzvendra Chahal.
16:30 IST: Boundary! Jason Holder hits the delivery from Ravindra Jadeja through the covers for four runs. Windies 263 for seven after 41 overs.
16:24 IST: WICKET! Huge lbw appeal from Yuzvendra Chahal, original decision given out. Chahal thinks he has got his man, review taken. Hawk-eye shows the ball pitched-in, impact in-line and the ball hitting the stumps. Ashley Nurse departs for 2, Windies 252 for seven after 39.3 overs. Devendra Bishoo is the new batsman in.
16:20 IST: WICKET! Shimron Hetmyer departs soon after scoring his century, gets a leading edge from the delivery drifting down the leg stump from Ravindra Jadeja. Windies 248/6 after 38.4 overs. Ashley Nurse is the new batsman in.
16:17 IST: SIX and Shimron Hetmyer brings his third ODI century with that maximum, comes from 74 deliveries. Windies 246 for five after 38 overs.
16:15 IST: Shimron Hetmyer is getting some medical attention, looks like he has done some damage to his shoulder. He has played a long innings scored 98 runs from 72 deliveries.
16:12 IST: Boundary! Straight drive from Jason Holder comes from a full length delivery by Mohammed Shami, glorious shot and 50-run partnership comes up between him and Hetmyer.
16:02 IST: SIX! Fifth six of the innings from Shimron Hetmyer, he hits the length delivery from Ravindra Jadeja for a maximum over the mid-wicket. Windies 219 for five after 25 overs.
15:58 IST: Boundary! Shimron Hetmyer used the pace of the delivery from Umesh Yadav and made a deft touch, third man inside the circle and the ball placed in the gap will run to the fence.
15:55 IST: Just one run from the Ravindra Jadeja, Windies 201 for five after 33 overs.
15:48 IST: Boundary! Pitched up delivery from Umesh Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer hits it through the line for four runs. He moves on to 72 runs from 56 deliveries with the boundary! 200 runs up for the Windies in 32 overs at the loss of five wickets. Drinks break has been taken!
15:43 IST: WICKET! Rovman Powell departs for 22 after he tried to slog the tossed up delivery from Ravindra Jadeja but fails to pick up the length and the ball goes to hit the stumps. Jason Holder is the new batsman in.
15:40 IST: Boundary! Rovman Powell plays an uppish drive to hit the delivery from Umesh Yadav to the fence over mid-wicket. Brilliant back-lift from Powell on that ocassion.
15:30 IST: 50 runs fifth-wicket stand between Shimron Hetmyer and Rovman Powell.
15:29 IST: Boundary! Rovman Powell hits the good length delivery from Khaleel Ahmed straight down the ground for four runs. Windies 163/4 after 27.3 overs.
15:26 IST: Second ODI half-century for Shimron Hetmyer! A much needed for the Windies, comes from 41 deliveries. Windies 158 for four in 27 overs.
15:19 IST: 150 runs on board for Windies in 25 overs.
15:14 IST: SIX! Again from the willow of Shimron Hetmyer, this time hits Mohammed Shami for a maximum. He quickly moves on to 40 runs from 31 deliveries.
15:10 IST: SIX! Shimron Hetmyer sweeps the length delivery from Ravindra Jadeja over the square leg for a maximum.
15:04 IST: WICKET! Surprise short delivery from Mohammed Shami does the trick, Shai Hope (32) tried to pull the ball gets a leading edge. WIndies 114/4 after 21.4 overs. Rovman Powell is the new batsman in.
14:59 IST: SIX! Flat, Shimron Hetmyer picked the delivery from Ravindra Jadeja outside off-stump well and thrashes it for a maximum over mid-off! 10 runs from the over, Windies 112 for three after 21 overs.
14:57 IST: Boundary and that brings up 100 runs on board for the Windies in 19.4 overs! Shimron Hetmyer quick on his feets, hits the short delivery from Yuzvendra Chahal for four runs.
14:53 IST: Bowling change for India - Ravindra Jadeja replaces Khaleel Ahmed. He will bowl the 19th over.
14:48 IST: Mis-timed shot straight down the ground, from Shimron Hetmyer, will just fall out of reach of the running backwards Shikhar Dhawan. Four runs from the over, Windies 90 for three.
14:38 IST: WICKET! The experienced Marlon Samuels departs for a duck, Yuzvendra Chahal caught him plumb in front of the stumps and Windies lose their second wicket in quick succession. Windies 86 for three in 15.3 overs. Shimron Hetmyer is the new batsman in after the drinks break!
14:33 IST: WICKET! Kieran Powell departs for a well-made 51, the delivery from Khaleel Ahmed took the toe end of the bat and finds Shikhar Dhawan at long-off. Windies 84 for two after 14.5 overs. Marlon Samuels is the new batsman at the crease, he is playing his 200th ODI.
14:28 IST: 9th ODI half-century from Kieran Powell, comes from 36 deliveries. He has led the Windies attack from the onset of the match. Six boundaries and two hits over the fence laced in his innings.
14:27 IST: Good comeback over from Khaleel Ahmed, two runs from it. Windies 79 for one after 13 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal to continue from the other end.
14:22 IST: SIX! Kieran Powell smashes the tossed up delivery from Yuzvendra Chahal for a maximum over deep square leg. The second of the innings for the Windies and Powell is looking in good form.
14:21 IST: An unbeaten 50 run stand for the sencond wicket, between Kieran Powell and Shai Hope.
14:19 IST: Bowling change for India - Wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal replaces Umesh Yadav.
14:18 IST: Sloppy fielding from Mohammed Shami, and the ball from Khaleel Ahmed will travel all the way to fence. Average fielding from Shami there, will cost Khaleel the runs. Windies 66 for one after 11 overs.
14:13 IST: After first powerplay - Windies 59 for one after 10 overs. The partnership between Kieran Powell (34) and Shai Hope (15) is looking good.
14:11 IST: Boundary! Punched through the covers by Shai Hope from a good length delivery by Umesh Yadav to pick up four runs through the covers. So pleasing to the eyes, well-executed shot!
14:09 IST: Boundary! And that brings the 50 runs on board for the Windies in nine overs. Khaleel Ahmed goes for 10 runs in his first over. Shai Hope and Kieran Powell has forged a good partnership so far, 32 runs in it.
14:07 IST: Boundary! Kieran Powell makes the most of the width offered by Khaleel Ahmed to hit it towards the fence through the covers. Stand and deliver! It is the fourth boundary for Powell in the innings.
14:06 IST: First bowling change for Team India - Khaleel Ahmed replaces Mohammed Shami. He will bowl to Kieran Powell on strike.
14:04 IST: Boundary! Shai Hope stood tall to punch the ball from Umesh Yadav on the backfoot to the fence. The second wicket stand has now forged 22 runs from identical number of deliveries.
14:00 IST: SIX! First of the innings, comes from the willow of Kieran Powell. he hits Mohammed Shami over long-off for a maximum!
13:57 IST: Boundary! Kieran Powell plays an uppish drive and the shot-pitched delivery from Mohammed Shami will win the race against Rishabh Pant to reach the fence.
13:56 IST: Excellent lenght from Umesh Yadav! Not allowing the batsmen to open arms, three back to back dot balls after he conceded three runs from the first ball. Windies 26 for one after 6 overs.
13:48 IST: Bowled him! Chandrapul Hemraj departs for 9, he was trying to pull Mohammed Shami but collects an edge and the ball goes on to hit the stumps. Windies 19/1 after 14.3 overs. Shai Hope in the new batsman in.
13:47 IST: Edged! Did not carry to the fielder at slip. Kieran Powell gets a thick edge from the good length delivery by Mohammed Shami but the shot just lands in front of the fielder at slip.
13:43 IST: Boundary! Full toss from Umesh Yadav carved on the on-side to find the fence. He made the most of the missed yorker Umesh Yadav was looking to bowl. Third boundary on a trot for the Windies and the spectators have been silenced.
13:42 IST: Couple of boundaries to finish the over from Mohammed Shami! Windies 13 for no loss after 3 overs.
13:39 IST: Just s single from the Umesh Yadav over, Windies 5 for no loss after two overs.
13:35 IST: Four runs from the first over. Umesh Yadav to bowl the second over from the other end, he has deployed a slip in position with Chandrapaul Hemraj on strike. Great opportunity for him to perform here and make a mark. He has strike rate around 90.
13:31 IST: Boundary! Driven through the covers firmly by Kieran Powell and the overpitched delivery from Shami will travel all the way to the fence towards mid-off. Powell and the Windies are off the mark in a hurry!
13:30 IST: Kieran Powell takes guard in front of the stumps. Chandrapaul Hemraj is on the non-strikers end. Mohammed Shami will open the proceedings for Team India.
13:24 IST: A large cheer greets the players as both the teams walk out in the centre for their respective national anthems which will be followed with an exchange of handshake. We are just about to get underway!
13:23 IST: A moment to cherish throughout the lifetime for Rishabh Pant. He gets his ODI cap from former Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
13:10 IST: Windies (Playing XI): Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder (capt), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas
13:05 IST: India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal
Khaleel Ahmed included in Team India's playing XI as wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav misses out.
13:02 IST: Team India skipper wins the toss, opts to bowl against the Windies in the first ODI.
13:00 IST: Plenty of debutants - Rishabh Pant to make his debut for Team India while Oshane Thomas and Chandrapaul Hemraj will debut for the Windies.
12:53 IST: Pitch report: "It's a humid day at Guwahati, the pitch looks dry. There will be turn, the ball is expected to turn. You want to bat first, spinners will get first while batsmen get help in the line and can score some runs," reckons Sunil Gavaskar from the centre.
12:45 IST: Team India registered an emphatic 2-0 victory over the Windies in the Test series. Will they continue the dominance in the limited overs or the away side will salvage their pride? The answer awaits!
12:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the first One-Day International (ODI) between India and Windies.
In the bowling department, Umesh Yadav, who had a prolific Test series against the Windies will spearhead the team's pace battery and will look to take quick wickets along with Mohammed Shami. For the visitors, who will be looking to salvage some pride in the limited overs format, the withdrawal of batsmen Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle from the ODI series is a major setback. They will, however, hope their batsmen and bowlers can put up an all-round performance to surprise the formidable Indian team.
India (first two ODIs): Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, KL Rahul.
Windies: Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas.