India in West Indies, 3 ODI Series, 2019

West Indies vs India - 1st ODI

Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana

Date & Time: 08 August 2019

West Indies 54/1

RR: 4.15 | Match Abandoned

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Chris Gayle bowled Kuldeep Yadav bowled Kuldeep Yadav 43100
Evin Lewis not out not out 403623
Shai Hope not out not out 61100
Nicholas Pooran 0000
Shimron Hetmyer 0000
Roston Chase 0000
Jason Holder 0000
Carlos Brathwaite 0000
Fabian Allen 0000
Sheldon Cottrell 0000
Kemar Roach 0000
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 2, w 2, nb 0)
Total 54 (1 Wkts, 13.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
42-1 (Chris Gayle,10.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4 1 11 0 2.75
Mohammed Shami3 0 5 0 1.67
Khaleel Ahmed3 0 27 0 9.00
Kuldeep Yadav2 0 3 1 1.50
Ravindra Jadeja1 0 6 0 6.00
Shikhar Dhawan 0,0 0 0 0 0
Rohit Sharma 0,0 0 0 0 0
Virat Kohli 0,0 0 0 0 0
Shreyas Iyer 0,0 0 0 0 0
Rishabh Pant 0,0 0 0 0 0
Kedar Jadhav 0,0 0 0 0 0

So a disappointing end to the 1st ODI in Guyana. We now move to Trinidad for the 2nd and 3rd ODIs. The 2nd ODI is to be played on 11th August, 2019, i.e., Sunday. That game will begin at 0930 Local (1330 GMT). Make sure you join us for that one. Till then, cheers!

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli tells that it is the worst part of cricket when there are stop and start games. Tells that it is important to look after injuries as these stop and start games can cause a lot of them. Admits it would have been a risk to play on that surface after rain. On how the game has changed since the 2015 World Cup, Kohli feels it has come a long way. Gives example of World Champions, England who have changed the way they play cricket. Further adds that the game is developing and the guys are getting fitter and sharper in the field. On the remaining games, Kohli tells that few of the pitches will test you as some might have pace and bounce and some might be slower and different. Tells that is the specialty of Caribbean Islands as each venue offers a different challenge. Kohli feels the team that plays good and solid cricket will end up on the winning side.

West Indies skipper, Jason Holder says that it is very frustrating not to have a full game. On the opening stand, Holder says they assessed the conditions well. Says it was important for them to get some time out in the middle. On being asked how they can defeat India and what are they looking for in this series, Holder tells his side is looking for consistency as they have disappointed in the recent tournaments.

Update 1512 Local (1912 GMT) - MATCH HAS BEEN ABANDONED! The thing we feared the most has happened. The rain caused trouble throughout the day and when it did not rain, the water that the rain gods left behind proved to be the thorn. In the end the combination of both was enough for the umpires to abandon this game.

Update 1505 Local (1905 GMT) - It continues to drizzle here in Guyana and if we are to have a 20-over game then it must resume by 1600 Local. It looks grim but let's pray that we do get the game.

Update 1440 Local (1840 GMT) - Our happiness is short lived as the rain has started once again.

Update 1430 Local (1830 GMT) - There is a good news. The rains have stopped and slowly the covers are coming off too.

Update 1355 Local (1755 GMT) - Not a news you would have wanted to hear. The rain is getting heavier and more covers are on the ground now.

Kuldeep with the ball now. Oh no! This is bad! It has started to rain again and the players are once again off the field. The covers are coming back on. This is the sight every cricket fan absolutely hates to see.

12.6
0
K Ahmed to S Hope, Length ball on off, Hope punches it to point.
12.5
2
K Ahmed to S Hope, On the pads, Lewis glances it to square leg and gets a couple as the fielder from fine leg cleans it up.
12.4
1
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Good length ball on off, Lewis nudges it wide of cover and gets to the other end.
12.3
0
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Bouncer! Lewis sits under it.
12.2
1
K Ahmed to S Hope, On the pads, Hope flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
12.1
0
K Ahmed to S Hope, Good length ball on the body, Hope defends it off the front foot.

Khaleel is back on.

11.6
0
R Jadeja to E Lewis, Flighted on off, Lewis blocks it to get through the over.
11.5
1
R Jadeja to S Hope, Tossed up on off, Hope strokes it to long off for one.
11.4
1
R Jadeja to E Lewis, On the pads, Lewis flicks it to the on side for a single.
11.3
1
R Jadeja to S Hope, Now Hope manages to stroke it wide of mid off for one.
11.2
0
R Jadeja to S Hope, Flighted on off, Hope pushes it to mid off.
11.1
3
R Jadeja to E Lewis, Jadeja is welcomed with three. Ravindra bowls it short around off, Lewis punches it through cover-point. Shreyas Iyer gives it a chase and manages to pull it just before the ropes. He lobs it back to Dhawan who was running from cover. The batsmen meanwhile comeback for the third.

Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now. He replaces the young Khaleel Ahmed.

10.6
0
K Yadav to S Hope, Dot to finish the over. Kuldeep flights one on the stumps, Hope defends it off the front foot.
10.5
0
K Yadav to S Hope, Shorter on off, Shai punches it to cover.
10.4
0
K Yadav to S Hope, Floats one on the stumps, Hope blocks it off the front foot.
10.3
1
K Yadav to E Lewis, Floated on off, Lewis nudges it to long off and rotates the strike.
10.2
1
K Yadav to S Hope, Hope is off the mark straightaway. Tossed up on middle, Hope strokes it towards long on and gets to the other end.

Shai Hope is the new man in.

10.1
0
K Yadav to C Gayle, OUT! Bowled! The Universe Boss is out of here. West Indies lose their first wicket and it is the wrist spinner who has given India the breakthrough. Kuldeep flights one on middle and off, Gayle looks to go for the big heave. The ball though turns in and takes the inside edge of Gayle's bat and goes onto disturbs the stumps. Big wicket for India as everyone knows how dangerous Gayle can be.
9.6
1
K Ahmed to C Gayle, Good fielding but cannot stop the single. Full on off, Gayle drives it hard to the left of cover. Dhawan there dives to his left and stops the ball. He does not do so cleanly allowing them to take one. Another expensive over from Khaleel. 23 runs off Khaleel's 2 overs.
9.5
0
K Ahmed to C Gayle, Full on off, Gayle pushes it to cover. He is yet to join Lewis in the party.
9.4
1
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Follows the maximum with a smart single. Length ball on middle and leg, EL tucks it towards mid-wicket and gets a run.
9.3
6
K Ahmed to E Lewis, SIX! Lewis looks in the mood today! Khaleel once again bowls it shorter but it is not short enough to trouble the batter. Lewis picks it early and demolishes it over the square leg fence for a biggie.
9.2
0
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Fuller on off, Lewis drives it back to the left of Khaleel.
9.1
0
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Length delivery on off, Lewis taps it back to the bowler.
8.6
0
K Yadav to C Gayle, Tossed up on the stumps, Gayle defends it to get through the over. Tidy start from Kuldeep. Just a single off it.
8.5
0
K Yadav to C Gayle, Shorter on off, Gayle punches it to point.
8.4
0
K Yadav to C Gayle, Flighted outside off, Gayle leaves it alone.
8.3
0
K Yadav to C Gayle, Floated on off, Gayle defends it off the front foot.
8.2
1
K Yadav to E Lewis, Shorter now on off, Lewis punches it through extra cover for one.
8.1
0
K Yadav to E Lewis, Beauty to begin with! Kuldeep starts with a flighted ball on off, it is slower though the air. Lewis looks to defend but the ball spins away and beats him all ends up.

Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack now.

7.6
1
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Single to end the over. 15 runs off Khaleel' first. Expensive start for him. The last ball is pushed wide of cover by Evin and he keeps the strike.
7.5
4
K Ahmed to E Lewis, FOUR! Maximum followed by a boundary. Khaleel overpitches it on middle, Lewis gets on his front foot and creams it through mid on for a boundary.
7.4
6
K Ahmed to E Lewis, SIX! Lewis has demolished that. Back of a length ball on middle and leg, Lewis gets on his back foot and whacks his pull over the mid-wicket fence for a mammoth six.
7.3
0
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Once again flicks it but cannot go past mid-wicket.
7.2
0
K Ahmed to E Lewis, Corrects his line and bowls it on middle and leg, Evin flicks it but finds mid-wicket.
7.1
4
K Ahmed to E Lewis, FOUR! Bad start for Khaleel. He misses his line and bowls the first one down the leg side, Lewis just helps it fine down the leg side and the ball races away to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

Khaleel Ahmed is now into the attack.