India in West Indies, 3 ODI Series, 2019

West Indies vs India - 3rd ODI

Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Date & Time: 14 August 2019

India 256/4

RR: 7.87 | India beat West Indies by 6 wickets (D/L method)

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Rohit Sharma run out run out 10620
Shikhar Dhawan c Keemo Paul & b Fabian Allen c Keemo Paul & b Fabian Allen 363650
Virat Kohli not out not out 11499140
Rishabh Pant c Keemo Paul & b Fabian Allen c Keemo Paul & b Fabian Allen 0100
Shreyas Iyer c Jason Holder (C) & b Kemar Roach c Jason Holder (C) & b Kemar Roach 654135
Kedar Jadhav not out not out 191211
Ravindra Jadeja
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Mohammed Shami
Yuzvendra Chahal
Khaleel Ahmed
Extras 12 (b 0, lb 4, w 8, nb 0)
Total 256 (4 Wkts, 32.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
25-1 (Rohit Sharma,2.4), 91-2 (Shikhar Dhawan,12.2), 92-3 (Rishabh Pant,12.4), 212-4 (Shreyas Iyer,28.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Kemar Roach7 0 53 1 7.57
Jason Holder4 0 39 0 9.75
Keemo Paul5 0 39 0 7.80
Fabian Allen6 0 40 2 6.67
Roston Chase7 0 43 0 6.14
Carlos Brathwaite3.3 0 38 0 11.52

End of this game which means end of the ODI series. India win yet another series and they would now be trying to eyeing the Test series. For West Indies, it is their last chance to win a trophy. It is a two-game Test series and the first one begins at 22nd August at 0930 local (1330 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Indian skipper, Man of the Match and Man of the Series, Virat Kohli, says the last couple of games have presented a challenge. He though feels Iyer was brilliant in this game, he was the game-changer and Iyer never let pressure build on him. Further adds he wants his teammates to take responsibility and Iyer is really doing well, not only in this game, but in the last one too, reckoning he is a very talented youngster. Says the finger is fine for now, he does not think it is broken and he should be okay for the first Test. Admits they were a bit nervous when the rain came as West Indies played really well initially but they came back strong after the break and the bowlers did a very good job. Ends by saying they are confident heading into the Test series and are looking forward to it.

West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says the rain break changed the course of the game as it was not easy to start again on this surface but feels that the batters though still did a good job. He felt they were always in the game, credits the Indian players for the way they played but admits they too were not good enough with the ball. Further adds they have let themselves down a lot in the recent past and they need to learn more and understand a lot more and somehow cross the hurdles. States the team is a work in progress, they need to take a closer look at their eleven and hope they learn quickly. Ends by saying they need to turn things around in the red-ball format now.

Earlier in the day, the Windies after electing to bat, got off to an absolute flier. However, the rain break probably played against them as after that they struggled to score. They still would have been happy at the halfway mark as they had a score which was termed to be above par on this surface but India chased it down quite easily.

The Windies bowling was just not upto the mark! They were too short and a little wayward too. Chase and Allen did keep it tight for a while. The latter was the pick of the bowlers. But they had no answers once Iyer stepped on the gas. The pacers needed to step up but they could neither pick up wickets nor stem the flow of runs.

Chasing something more than a run-a-ball, the Indian openers came out all guns blazing. They started to score freely but Rohit was then run out. Dhawan and Kohli though continued the counter-attack and brought things back on track with a 66-run stand. However, Pant and Dhawan fell in quick succession and India at that time were in a spot of bother but Iyer with his captain, played himself in and once he got his eye in, hit the bowlers at will. He added a 120-run stand with Kohli with him scoring a half ton. He was the aggressor in that stand and scored more runs than Kohli in it. His knock also did not let any pressure build on Kohli. Iyer though will be disappointed he did not stay there till the end but Kohli ensured he was the one who hit the winning runs bringing up his ton in the process. All-in-all an excellent chase by the Indians.

255 a tough chase on this tacky wicket? Think twice! India have done this quite easily. Heroes for them - their skipper, run-machine, chase-master - call him what you want as you are going to fall short of superlatives for Virat Kohli. And the other, a youngster, one who is looking to make a name for himself, maybe someone who could fill that no. 4 spot, Shreyas Iyer. It is their partnership which has given India not only a victory in this game but also the series 2-0.

32.3
4
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, FOUR! Kohli finishes it off in style! A freebie by Brathwaite, it is on the pads, Kohli flicks it fine on the leg side and a boundary results. INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS (DLS METHOD)!
32.2
4
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, FOUR! Three needed now! Shorter and on middle, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
32.1
1
C Brathwaite to K Jadhav, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through point for one.

Carlos Brathwaite is back into the attack.

31.6
1
J Holder to K Jadhav, This is on the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
31.5
2
J Holder to K Jadhav, Runs needed in single digits now! This is fuller on the pads, Jadhav works it through square leg. Pooran in the deep runs to his left, dives and pushes it back in. Two taken.
31.4
1
J Holder to V Kohli, Shorter and on middle, Kohli guides it to point for one.
31.3
1
J Holder to K Jadhav, Very full and on off, this is hit down to long on for one.
31.2
1
J Holder to V Kohli, Shorter and on off, Kohli works it through mid-wicket for one.
31.1
4
J Holder to V Kohli, FOUR! Class, pure class! No need to run for those. Welcomes his opposite number with a boundary. Holder goes full and around off, Kohli creams it through covers and the ball races away to the fence.

Jason Holder is back!

30.6
4
K Roach to K Jadhav, FOUR! Jadhav is playing a gem here. He is on 14 from 8 balls. Nice touch this. It is short and outside off, Kedar waits for it, uses the pace of the bowler and guides it past point for a boundary. 14 from the over, probably the one which kills the game completely. 18 needed in 24.
30.5
1
K Roach to V Kohli, 100 for Virat Kohli. Century no. 43 and two in two games in this series. Once again, the master of run chases rises to the occasion. A true leader, a brilliant batter. He works this full ball on middle towards long on to get to that milestone. Takes the helmet off and soaks in the applause. The best in this format.
30.4
4
K Roach to V Kohli, FOUR! Very nicely played! Kohli moves onto 99. This is just outside off, Kohli opens the face of the bat at the very end and guides it past short third man for a boundary.
30.3
0
K Roach to V Kohli, On off, this is pushed to covers.
30.2
4
K Roach to V Kohli, Top edge and FOUR! Short and on middle, Kohli looks to pull but does not get on top of the bounce, it goes off the top edge and to the fine leg region for a boundary.
30.1
1
K Roach to K Jadhav, On off, this is pushed through covers for one.
29.6
0
R Chase to V Kohli, On middle, Kohli works it to square leg.
29.5
0
R Chase to V Kohli, Floats it up on middle, Kohli hits it back to the bowler.
29.4
1
R Chase to K Jadhav, Now smartly works it through mid-wicket for one.
29.3
6
R Chase to K Jadhav, SIX! Well, if that single would have been stopped, this six might not have been hit. Kedar comes on strike, dances down the track and hits it with the turn over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
29.2
1
R Chase to V Kohli, On middle, Kohli works it through square leg for an easy one. Maybe they could have had square leg in the ring and saved that single.
29.1
1
R Chase to K Jadhav, Flatter and outside off, this is guided towards backward point for one.
28.6
1
K Roach to K Jadhav, Shorter and on middle, Jadhav pulls it over mid-wicket for one. Excellent over by Roach. Three runs and a wicket. 41 in 36 needed.
28.5
0
K Roach to K Jadhav, A yorker on middle, KJ jams it out on the leg side.
28.4
0
K Roach to K Jadhav, Shorter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
28.3
1
K Roach to V Kohli, Leading edge but safe! On off, Kohli looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat early. A leading edge is induced which goes over the bowler and down to long off for one.

Kedar Jadhav is the new man in.

28.2
0
K Roach to S Iyer, OUT! Iyer has thrown it away in the attempt to end it early! He though has done his job. End of a brilliant innings by the young man. Came in at a tough time but has taken India to the brink of victory along with his captain. He though will be disappointed that he is not there till the end. Roach bowls this fuller and on off, it sticks in the surface. Iyer does not time his loft and it goes straight to Holder at long off. End of a match-winning 120-run stand. West Indies have a sniff here.
28.1
1
K Roach to V Kohli, Length ball just outside off, Kohli drives it towards long on for one.

Powerplay 3 is on now. Maximum of 5 fielders allowed outside the circle till the end of the game.

27.6
6
R Chase to S Iyer, SIX! Iyer wants to end this early! That made a cracking sound of the bat. Floats it up on middle, Iyer brings the slog sweep out and it goes over the mid-wicket fence.
27.5
0
R Chase to S Iyer, Fires it on the pads, Iyer swings but misses.
27.4
1
R Chase to V Kohli, Flatter and on off, Kohli goes back and hits it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
27.3
0
R Chase to V Kohli, Loopy ball on off, this is hit back to the bowler.
27.2
0
R Chase to V Kohli, Floats it up on off, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket.
27.1
0
R Chase to V Kohli, This is on middle, Kohli works it with the turn to square leg.

Roston Chase is back into the attack.

26.6
1
K Roach to V Kohli, Another one on a length and around off, Kohli pushes it to covers for one.
26.5
0
K Roach to V Kohli, On off, this is defended.
26.4
1
K Roach to S Iyer, This is on the pads, Iyer works it through mid-wicket for one.
26.3
1
K Roach to V Kohli, Length ball on off pole, Kohli defends it towards the point region for one.

The physio is out to have a look! HE has the magic spray out but Kohli looks in serious pain here. Like always, the magic spray does its job and Kohli is fine to continue.