India's first ODI against the West Indies was called off due to rain on Thursday. After winning the toss and opting to bowl, India started brilliantly with the ball, hitting right line and lengths in a match which was reduced to 43 overs. The West Indies' openers were cautious to begin with before Kuldeep Yadav provided India with the first breaktrhough. Kuldeep removed Chris Gayle who played a slow knock of four off 31 balls. The first rain break came after 5.4 overs were bowled and the match was reduced to a 34-over per side game. The second rain interruption came in the 13th over with West Indies having posted 54/1. The match was eventually called off as rain continued to pour in Guyana. Chris Gayle who started the match 12 runs short of Brian Lara's 10,405 ODI runs, the most by a West Indies batsman will be hoping to get past the record in the second ODI that will be played on Sunday. (SCORECARD)
Highlights Between West Indies vs India 1st ODI, straight from Providence Stadium in Guyana.
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Playing XI of both the sides!Four changes from the T20Is for India.India XI: R Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli, S Iyer, K Jadhav, R Pant, R Jadeja, B Kumar, K Yadav, M Shami, K AhmedWest Indies XI: C Gayle, E Lewis, S Hope, N Pooran, S Hetmyer, R Chase, J Holder, C Brathwaite, F Allen, S Cottrell, K Roach
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Windies set for ODIs!After a dismal show in the T20I series, the West Indies seems all-set for the 50-over format!
Look who came to join the party! ODI action begins tomorrow in Guyana!🇬🇾— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 7, 2019
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- 17:43 (IST)Aug 08, 2019
The Universe Boss is back!The Universe Boss Chirs Gayle is back and he is just 11 runs behind becoming the West Indies batsman with most runs in ODIs.
The Universe Boss just needs 11 runs to have the most runs for the West Indies in ODIs!— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 7, 2019
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