The first ODI between West Indies and India has been called off due to persistent rain. West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first as the Indian openers got off to a great start. Both Shikhar Dhawan (87) and Ajinkya Rahane (62) got to their fifties as the visitors were looking good to post a big total on board before rain interrupted play. India were 199 for 3 in 39.2 overs when play was officially called off at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain. (SCORECARD)
Highlights Between India vs West Indies straight from Trinidad.
01:21 IST: THE MATCH HAS BEEN CALLED OFF.
01:02 IST: OH NO! Rain has returned once again. Covers are coming on again.
00:54 IST: GOOD NEWS! Play will resume at 16.00 local (1:30 AM IST). West Indies need 194 in 26 overs.
00:53 IST: Rain is stopped. The covers are off.
00:26 IST: RAIN! RAIN! The rain is back. Covers are coming on again.
00:20 IST: More covers are coming off. Ground staff are sweating hard to make the play the possible.
23:55 IST: If India don't bat again, West Indies will be chasing these D/L targets:
20 overs: 161
25 overs - 188
39 overs - 251.
23:43 IST: The groundsmen are out, trying to get rid of the water from the covers and outfield.
The ground staff are out, trying to get rid of the water from the covers and outfield #WIvIND— CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 23, 2017
23:42 IST: Good news coming from Queen's Park Oval. The RAIN has stopped.
23:25 IST: It is raining heavily at the moment at Queen's Park Oval.
22:47 IST: The rain has got heavier. Things are not looking good.
22:40 IST: It is still drizzling at Port of Spain. The overs will start reducing from now.
22:22 IST: Rain is getting heavier now. More covers are coming on.
22:10 IST: Oh boy! It is raining again. Players are leaving the field. Covers are coming on. India 199/3 in 39.2 overs.
22:07 IST: FOUR! Excellent shot from Dhoni. The wicket-keeper batsman sends Cummins towards extra cover for a boundary. India 196/3 in 39 overs.
22:05 IST: The play resumes. Dhoni and Kohli are at the crease. West Indies' players are making their way to middle.
21:47 IST: Good news coming from Queen's Park Oval. Covers are coming off.
21:21 IST: The rain has picked up speed. More covers are coming on.
21:15 IST: Rain interrupts play at Queen's Park Oval. India 189/3 in 38 overs. Kohli 30*, Dhoni 2*
21:09 IST: Bowling change for West Indies. Jonathan Carter comes into the attack.
21:06 IST: MS Dhoni is the new man at the crease.
21:04 IST: WICKET! Jason Holder dismisses Yuvraj Singh for 4 runs. India 185/3 in 36.3 overs
21:00 IST: Yuvraj punches the ball towards long on for a single.
20:54 IST: 34 overs gone! India 174/2. Kohli 21*, Yuvraj 0*
20:46 IST: Yuvraj Singh is the new man at the crease.
20:44 IST: BIG WICKET! Devendra Bishoot ends Shikhar Dhawan's stay at 87 runs. India 168/2 in 31.5 overs.
20:43 IST: Dhawan has been given out LBW. He is discussing with captain Kohli. India have asked for a review.
20:39 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli sends Miguel Cummins towards deep square leg for a boundary. India 166/1 in 31 overs.
20:34 IST: Shikhar Dhawan is just 15 runs short of his 11th ODI ton.
20:27 IST: 150 comes up for India in 27.4 overs. Kohli 7*, Dhawan 77*.
20:25 IST: SIX! Shikhar Dhawan goes on backfoot and sends Alzarri Joseph over deep square leg for a maximum. Well connected shot from Dhawan. India 148/1 in 27.2 overs.
20:20 IST: Last 6 stands between Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli - 119, 212, 8, 1, 128 & 6.
20:18: IST: Captain Virat Kohli is the new man at the crease.
20:16 IST: WICKET! Alzarri Joseph gets the breakthrough, Ajinkya Rahane departs for 62 runs. Brilliant innings from the right-hander. India 132/1 in 25 overs.
20:11 IST: FOUR! Dhawan sends Bishoo towards deep square leg. Excellent shot from the opener. India 128/0 in 23.4 overs.
20:09 IST: FIFTY! What a way to brings up a half-century. Dhawan slams his 20th ODI half-century. India 120/0 in 23 overs.
20:02 IST: FIFTY! Ajinkya Rahane brings up his 17th ODI half-century. India 104/0 in 21 overs.
19:59 IST: Rahane moves to 49 with a single towards square leg.
19:49 IST: Excellent over from Devendra Bishoo. He concedes just 1 run. India 87/0 in 18 overs.
19:42 IST: 17 overs gone! India 86/0. Dhawan 40*, Rahane 43*
19:39 IST: FOUR! Dhawan waits for the ball and pulls it towards square of the wicket. India 81/0 in 16 overs.
19:35 IST: FOUR! Dhawan does it again. This time he picks the ball and smashes it towards deep mid wicket. Aggressive shot from Dhawan. India 74/0 in 15 overs.
19:34 IST: FOUR! This is Dhawan's special. He waits for the ball and sends it towards backward square leg. India 70/0 in 14.5 overs.
19:28 IST: FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane stands tall and sends Miguel Cummins towards long off for a boundary. India 64/0 in 13.3 overs.
19:23 IST: Ajinkya Rahane goes in backfoot and slaps the ball towards deep mid wicket. India 59/0 in 11.5 overs.
19:19 IST: 50 comes up for India in 10.3 overs.
19:17 IST: Bowling change for West Indies. Ashley Nurse comes into the attack.
19:16 IST: 10 overs gone! India 47/0. Dhawan 23*, Rahane 22*
19:13 IST: FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane comes forwards and drives the ball towards extra cover region. India 47/0 in 9.4 overs.
19:10 IST: FOUR! What a shot from Rahane. He waits for the ball and guides it beautifully towards square of the wicket. Excellent timing from him. India 43/0 in 9 overs.
19:06 IST: The ball has hit Shikhar Dhawan for the second time. His elbow takes a blow again. Physio is treating Dhawan.
19:02 IST: Excellent over from Alzarri Joseph. He concedes just 4 runs. India 35/0 in 8 overs.
18:57 IST: FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane guides Alzari Joseph towards sweeper cover for a boundary. Excellent placement from the right hander. India 27/0 in 6 overs.
18:52 IST: 5 overs gone! India are 23/0. Rahane 4*, Dhawan 17*.
18:45 IST: FOUR! Excellent drive from Dhawan. The left-hander drives towards the point for another boundary. India 21/0 in 4 overs.
18:39 IST: 6 runs off Alzarri Joseph's over. India 9/0 in 2 overs.
18:37 IST: FOUR! First boundary of India innings. Dhawan goes on back-foot and cuts the ball towards backward square leg.
18:35 IST: Excellent start from captain Jason Holder. India 3/0 in 1 over.
18:29 IST: Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane are in the middle. West Indies team are in a huddle.
18:16: Here are the Playing XIs:
West Indies: Evin Lewis, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope (wk), Jason Mohammed, Roston Chase, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (captain), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (captain), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav
18:15 IST: TOSS: West Indies opt to field against India.
17:45 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage from the first one-day international of the five-match series between India and West Indies.
For India, this series is also an ideal platform to test the team's bench strength.
With Jasprit Bumrah being rested for the series, it will be an ideal opportunity for the captain to check out Mohammed Shami, who did not get a game during the Champions Trophy.
The pacer has not played any official ODI since the 2015 World Cup semi-final post which he had multiple surgeries and played a few Test matches only.
Shami will be keen to regain his place in the ODI XI and West Indies gives him a proper chance to do so.