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)

commentary

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.

26.2
0
K Roach to V Kohli, Ouch! That must have stung and Kohli is in pain, in real pain. That took off from nowhere. This is on a length and around off, it takes off after pitching. Kohli looks to defend but the ball hits the glove and lobs towards short third man. Kohli immediately takes the glove off and signals the physio to rush out.
26.2
0
K Roach to V Kohli, Down the leg side, Kohli looks to flick but misses. Wided.
26.1
1
K Roach to S Iyer, Slower short ball outside off, Iyer is a touch early in his shot and hence, it goes through covers for one. 200 up for India.

Kemar Roach is back!

25.6
1
K Paul to S Iyer, Fuller and on off, Iyer jams it out through covers and takes one. 9 from the over. 56 needed in 54.
25.5
2
K Paul to S Iyer, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. They manage to come back for the second.
25.4
1
K Paul to V Kohli, Shorter in length and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
25.3
0
K Paul to V Kohli, Shorter on off, Kohli pushes it to covers.
25.2
1
K Paul to S Iyer, On off, Iyer plays it late and towards third man for one.
25.1
4
K Paul to S Iyer, Fifty for Iyer! He gets there in style. What an innings this is. Talk about a knock full of character. Talk about grabbing the opportunity with both hands. He came in when India were in trouble and has rose to the occasion. Lovely. His 4th in ODIs and consecutive ones. He would love to stay there till the end though. He gets there by guiding this short ball outside off through backward point. He just used the pace of the bowler there. Also, the 100-run stand is up. This has been a partnership of high quality. They have taken India to the brink of victory. Not done yet.
24.6
4
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, FOUR! In the gap and a boundary! And once again we see the last ball spoils the over. Brathwaite bangs it short. Kohli pulls, it is not controlled but in the gap in the square leg region and it races away.
24.5
1
C Brathwaite to S Iyer, Back of a length and on off, Iyer whips it through mid-wicket for one. 48 he moves onto.
24.4
1
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, This is angled into the batter, Kohli works it towards mid-wicket and takes the first one quickly but has to settle for that.
24.3
1
C Brathwaite to S Iyer, Good length on off, Iyer pushes it through covers for one.
24.2
1
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, A low full toss on off, Kohli pushes it to mid off.
24.1
2
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, Good fielding! Fuller and on middle, Kohli whips it through mid-wicket. Lewis in the deep runs to his left, dives and pushes it back in. Two taken.
23.6
0
K Paul to S Iyer, Slower one again outside off, Iyer drives it square on the off side. A dot to end.
23.5
1
K Paul to V Kohli, This is angled into the batter, Kohli looks to fend it but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket for one.
23.4
1
K Paul to S Iyer, Shorter in length again and on off, Iyer pushes it through covers and gets to the other end.
23.3
1
K Paul to V Kohli, Back of a length on off, Kohli guides it through covers for another one.
23.2
0
K Paul to V Kohli, Drags his length back outside off, Kohli looks to guide it but misses. A dot, West Indies need a lot more dots.
23.1
4
K Paul to V Kohli, FOUR! India are cruising along at the moment now. A boundary to end the last over and one to begin this. Kohli comes down the track and creams it through covers. He makes it into a full toss and bags a boundary.

Keemo Paul is back on now!

22.6
6
C Brathwaite to S Iyer, SIX! Shot of the game for me so far! That is beautiful, just beautiful. On the fuller side and around off, Iyer stretches his arms and lofts it over the long on fence. 12 from the over. 82 needed in 72. Run rate below 7 needed now.
22.5
1
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, Another slower one, Kohli guides it through point and gets to the other end.
22.4
1
C Brathwaite to S Iyer, This is on middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
22.3
1
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, Slower one on off, Kohli works it on the leg side for one.
22.2
0
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, Almost plays it on! Shorter and slower on off, Kohli is early in the pull, he gets an inside edge which goes close past the leg pole and to the keeper.
22.2
0
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, Another wide! This is down the leg side again, Kohli tries to flick but misses. Wided again.
22.1
1
C Brathwaite to S Iyer, On off, Iyer guides it towards point for one.
22.1
0
C Brathwaite to S Iyer, Down the leg side, Iyer looks to flick but misses. Wided.
21.6
4
J Holder to V Kohli, FOUR! Deft now! This is top class batting! Slightly short and outside off, Kohli guides it past backward point. Allen in the deep runs to his left, dives and tries to push it back in but he seems to have made contact with the ropes as he tries to do so. The umpire checks upstairs and replays show that he has. Boundary signaled. FA is in some pain though.
21.5
4
J Holder to V Kohli, FOUR! That is some shot, some shot. Outrageous. Genius is the right word. Kohli makes room and Holder bowls it full on the middle. He still manages to loft it over covers for a boundary.
21.4
1
J Holder to S Iyer, Good length on off, Iyer drops it on the off side for one.
21.3
1
J Holder to V Kohli, A low full toss on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
21.2
2
J Holder to V Kohli, In the air but safe! Shorter and on middle, it gets big on the batter. Kohli gets a top edge as he tries to pull. It goes towards deep mid-wicket for two.
21.1
0
J Holder to V Kohli, Shorter and outside off, Kohli looks to guide it but misses.

Jason Holder brings himself back on.

20.6
4
C Brathwaite to S Iyer, FOUR! Misfield and a boundary! That was smashed, yes, but should have been stopped. Holder is the culprit. Fuller and on off, Iyer hits it hard towards cover. Holder lets it through and the ball races away. The last ball spoils the over. 7 from the over. 106 needed in 84. India on top now.
20.5
1
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, Shorter and on middle, Kohli hits it down to long on for one.
20.4
0
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, Powerfully struck but for no runs. Fuller and on off, Kohli smashes it but to mid off. Two dots in a row.
20.3
0
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, Fuller and on off, it is driven to covers.
20.2
1
C Brathwaite to S Iyer, Shorter and outside off, this is guided through point for one.
20.1
1
C Brathwaite to V Kohli, Shorter in length, Kohli comes down the track and looks to pull but mistimes it through mid-wicket for one.

Carlos Brathwaite is on!

19.6
1
R Chase to V Kohli, Flatter and outside off, Kohli plays it late towards short third man for one.
19.5
0
R Chase to V Kohli, Driven through mid off by the batsman for no runs.
19.4
1
R Chase to S Iyer, Good batting! Need not do anything silly now so he just guides it towards short third man for one.
19.3
6
R Chase to S Iyer, SIX! Three sixes for Iyer in the last 4 balls he has faced. This time Roston chase is at the receiving end. It is on the pads, Iyer brings the slog sweep out. Connects well and it goes over the square leg fence.
19.2
0
R Chase to S Iyer, On middle, this is hit to mid-wicket.
19.1
1
R Chase to V Kohli, Shorter and outside off, Kohli guides it through covers for one.
18.6
6
F Allen to S Iyer, SIX! What a shot by Iyer! He is looking to get a move on here. Short of a length ball on off, Iyer goes on the back foot and heaves it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 122 in 96 needed.
18.5
6
F Allen to S Iyer, SIX! Iyer has picked the bones out of that one! What a shot. Excellent use of the feet, gets to the pitch of the ball and tonks it over the long off fence for a huge one.
18.4
1
F Allen to V Kohli, Good try! This is floated up on middle, Kohli looks to go inside out once again but it goes off the inner half back towards the bowler who dives to his right, stops it and as he falls, tries to flick it on the stumps at his end. Misses and a single is taken. Could have been close had he hit. Lovely athleticism.
18.3
2
F Allen to V Kohli, Good running! This is floated up on off, Kohli lofts it over covers and takes two.
18.2
0
F Allen to V Kohli, Another dot as Kohli once again strokes it to covers.
18.1
0
F Allen to V Kohli, Floats it up on off, Kohli strokes it to covers.
17.6
0
R Chase to S Iyer, BEATEN! This is fired outside, Iyer looks to hit it through the off side but misses.
17.5
1
R Chase to V Kohli, Fuller and on off, Kohli eases it to long on for one. Fifty for Kohli. HIs 55th in ODIs. He continues his good form vs West Indies. Once again the skipper is leading from the front. Needs to keep going though.
17.4
4
R Chase to V Kohli, FOUR! Poor ball and put away. A rare one by Chase. Short and outside off, Kohli goes back and punches it through covers. Lewis in the deep runs to his right, dives but fails to stop it.
17.3
0
R Chase to V Kohli, Flatter and on off, Kohli works it to square leg.
17.2
1
R Chase to S Iyer, Iyer comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he adjusts and works it through square leg for one.
17.1
1
R Chase to V Kohli, Flatter and on off, Kohli pushes it down to long on for one.

DRINKS! So, India now need 144 off 18 overs to get across the line as the skipper Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer are out in the middle. The batting coming in next looks a bit thin and it is very important for India that these two have a strong partnership here.

16.6
2
F Allen to S Iyer, Two to end a good over for India! Shorter and outside off, Iyer goes back and cuts it uppishly but wide of point for two.
16.5
0
F Allen to S Iyer, Gives it air, Iyer strokes it to covers.
16.4
1
F Allen to V Kohli, Shorter and around off, Kohli pushes it through covers for one.
16.3
1
F Allen to S Iyer, Good batting! Got a boundary on the last ball and now hits it down to long off for one.
16.2
4
F Allen to S Iyer, FOUR! Releases some pressure which was building! This is slightly shorter and outside off, Iyer plays it very late and gets it past point for a boundary.
16.1
0
F Allen to S Iyer, This is fired on the stumps, Iyer keeps it out.
15.6
1
R Chase to S Iyer, A single to end as Iyer works it through mid-wicket.
15.5
0
R Chase to S Iyer, Flatter and on off, Iyer pushes it down to long on for one.
15.4
1
R Chase to V Kohli, Close! This is outside off and it turns back in. Kohli goes back and plays it off the off stump towards short third man.
15.3
0
R Chase to V Kohli, Shortish and outside off, Kohli pulls but finds mid-wicket.
15.2
2
R Chase to V Kohli, On the pads, this is worked fine on the leg side for two. 100 up for India.
15.1
1
R Chase to S Iyer, Slightly shorter and outside, Iyer slaps it through covers for one.
14.6
0
F Allen to V Kohli, On the stumps, this is kept out. 20 overs left, 157 more needed.
14.5
0
F Allen to V Kohli, A nice shot but for no runs! Floats it up on off, Kohli hits it to covers.
14.4
1
F Allen to S Iyer, Just the single! Shorter and outside off, Iyer goes back and slaps it through covers for one.
14.3
0
F Allen to S Iyer, On off, Iyer pushes it towards point. He wants a run but is sent back.
14.2
0
F Allen to S Iyer, Outside off and turning away. Iyer waits for it and guides it to short third man.
14.1
0
F Allen to S Iyer, Flatter and on middle, this is kept out.
13.6
0
R Chase to V Kohli, A dot to end as Kohli works it with the turn to the man at mid-wicket.
13.5
1
R Chase to S Iyer, One more single as Iyer hits it down to long on.
13.4
1
R Chase to V Kohli, This is on the pads, Kohli whips it through mid-wicket for one.
13.3
1
R Chase to S Iyer, Loopy ball on off, Iyer is off the mark as he eases it down to long on for one.
13.2
0
R Chase to S Iyer, On off, this is defended.
13.1
1
R Chase to V Kohli, Another single as Kohli works it through mid-wicket for one.
12.6
1
F Allen to V Kohli, A single to end as this is hit through covers. A game-changing over this, two wickets and two runs.
12.5
0
F Allen to V Kohli, Almost another one! This is shorter and outside off, Kohli looks to cut but ends up chopping it.

Shreyas Iyer is the one who replaces Pant.

12.4
0
F Allen to R Pant, OUT! This is just unbelievable! Pant has once again thrown it away and not for the first time. India now in big trouble here. What was he trying to do here! The first ball he faces he comes down the track and looks to whip it over the leg side. The ball goes on with the angle and hence a leading edge which goes high up in the air. Paul takes another catch, this time by backtracking. Kohli has a disappointed look on his face and rightly so. A first-baller for Pant.
12.3
1
F Allen to V Kohli, Floats it up on off, this is hit through covers for one.

Rishabh Pant is the new man in for the Men In Blue.

12.2
0
F Allen to S Dhawan, OUT! In the air... Keemo Paul does not look very confident under it, he though takes it in the end. A good, good catch and the pressure built by West Indies in the last few overs has paid off. Dhawan looks to take on the left-arm spinner as he comes down the track. Tries to go over the mid off fielder but only manages to hit it high up in the air as he does not get to the pitch of the ball. Paul initially backtracks but then turns and runs backwards, takes a nice catch. A threatening stand comes to an end. West Indies back in the game. 164 needed in 136.
12.1
0
F Allen to S Dhawan, One more dot as Dhawan comes down the track and hits it hard to mid off.
11.6
0
R Chase to V Kohli, Good fielding! Saves a run. This is flatter and on off, Kohli hits it towards mid on. Mid-wicket runs across, dives and stops it. Just the two from the over. Back-to-back good overs for West Indies.
11.5
1
R Chase to S Dhawan, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
11.4
0
R Chase to S Dhawan, Shorter and outside off, Dhawan slaps it but straight to covers.
11.3
0
R Chase to S Dhawan, This is fired on the pads, Dhawan looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
11.2
1
R Chase to V Kohli, Flatter and on middle. this is worked through square leg for one. It was actually a misfield which enabled the run.
11.1
0
R Chase to V Kohli, OHHH! This is floated up on off, it stays a touch low and also turns back in. It goes off the toe-end of Kohli's bat and to mid-wicket.

Roston Chase is on now! Spin from both ends then.

10.6
1
F Allen to V Kohli, This is fired on the pads, Kohli works it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end. 6 from the over, West Indies need a few more tight overs like these.
10.5
0
F Allen to V Kohli, Loopy ball on off, Kohli hits it back to the bowler.
10.4
2
F Allen to V Kohli, Two now! This is flatter and on the pads, Kohli works it through square leg and takes two.
10.3
0
F Allen to S Dhawan, On the pads, Dhawan looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pads and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
10.2
1
F Allen to V Kohli, Flatter and on off, Kohli goes back and pushes it through covers for one.
10.1
1
F Allen to S Dhawan, On off, Dhawan plays it late and towards short third man for one.
9.6
1
K Paul to S Dhawan, 172 needed now in 150. Shorter and outside off, this is guided through point for one.
9.5
4
K Paul to S Dhawan, FOUR! Up and over! Fuller and on off, Dhawan waits for the slower one to come to him and then he lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 173 needed in 151.
9.4
1
K Paul to V Kohli, Shorter and on middle, Kohli stands tall and nudges it around the corner for one.
9.3
0
K Paul to S Dhawan, This is angled into the pads, Dhawan looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the off side. A leg bye taken.
9.2
0
K Paul to S Dhawan, Around off, Dhawan pushes it to covers. Need a few more dots to build the pressure here.
9.2
0
K Paul to S Dhawan, WIDE! Shorter and down the leg side, Dhawan looks to pull but misses. Wided.
9.1
1
K Paul to V Kohli, Shorter and outside off, Kohli hits it through covers for one. 50-run stand up. They are going along nicely especially after the loss of Rohit. They hold the key as the batters coming in do not have a lot of experience.
8.6
1
F Allen to V Kohli, A single to finish another productive over for India. This is on off, Kohli guides it to short third man for one.
8.5
4
F Allen to V Kohli, FOUR! Spoils the over completely. A poor ball this, short and outside off, Kohli goes back and cuts it through point. No chance for the fielder in the deep.
8.4
0
F Allen to V Kohli, On middle, this is defended.
8.3
1
F Allen to S Dhawan, Floats it on off, Dhawan plays it with an opened face of the bat and guides it towards third man for one.
8.2
2
F Allen to S Dhawan, Flatter and on middle, Dhawan works it through mid-wicket for two.
8.1
1
F Allen to V Kohli, That stayed low! Flatter and on middle, the ball stays low. Kohli manages to pull it through mid-wicket for one.

Fabian Allen into the attack now.

7.6
0
K Paul to S Dhawan, Dhawan drives this through the covers. The fielder there stops it and no runs taken.
7.5
0
K Paul to S Dhawan, Shorter and outside off, Dhawan cuts but to point.
7.4
1
K Paul to V Kohli, Lovely timing but just for one. Slower one on off, Kohli strokes it through covers for one.
7.3
0
K Paul to V Kohli, Slower one on middle, Kohli works it to mid-wicket after taking a few steps down the track.
7.3
0
K Paul to S Dhawan, WIDE! Dhawan though will feel he misses out there. It is a short slower one down the leg side. Dhawan looks to pull but misses. Hope does not collect it cleanly and a run is taken.
7.2
0
K Paul to S Dhawan, Shorter in length again and outside off, the batter looks to cut but misses.
7.1
4
K Paul to S Dhawan, FOUR! Edgy boundary! Now everything is going India's way. This is short and outside off, Dhawan throws the kitchen sink at it. It goes off the outside edge and over the keeper's hand for a boundary.
6.6
0
K Roach to V Kohli, A good nut to end but a good over for India. This is on a length and around off, it takes off after pitching. Kohli looks to defend but it hits the body of Kohli. 10 from the over.
6.5
4
K Roach to V Kohli, FOUR! This shot had class written all over it. This is full and outside off, it is the slower one. Kohli waits for it and then creams it through covers for a boundary. Also, he beat two fielders there, one at short covers and the other at normal covers.
6.4
1
K Roach to S Dhawan, Good fielding! The skipper leads by example. This is on middle, Dhawan hits it hard towards mid on. Holder dives to his right and saves three for his side.
6.3
0
K Roach to S Dhawan, Mistimed! Dhawan is going too hard on the delivery. This is shorter and outside off, Dhawan throws his bat at it but does not find the middle.
6.2
1
K Roach to V Kohli, Now sensibly follows the boundary with a single as he guides it towards point.
6.1
4
K Roach to V Kohli, FOUR! Up and over! His one hand did come off of the handle but he was in full control. This is on a length and around off, Kohli lofts it over the mid off fielder for a boundary. 50 up for India and it has come up in quick time.
5.6
1
K Paul to V Kohli, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
5.5
1
K Paul to S Dhawan, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
5.4
1
K Paul to V Kohli, DROPPED! Shai Hope has dropped a dolly here and it is King Kohli who survives. Kohli charges down the track to this length ball as he tries to flick it towards mid-wicket. However, he just manages to get an inside edge on it and the ball carries to Hope but he drops one. The West Indies players are frustrated that they have missed the big fish here. A run is also added to the total.
5.3
2
K Paul to V Kohli, Lobbed into the air but the ball falls safely. Full ball on the pads of Kohli, he tries to flick it but gets a thick edge on it as the ball balloons towards the empty mid-wicket region. The batters take a couple.
5.2
1
K Paul to S Dhawan, Fuller ball on off, Dhawan drives it towards mid off and takes a single.
5.2
0
K Paul to S Dhawan, Wide! Way outside off, wide signalled by the umpire as Dhawan leaves it.
5.1
0
K Paul to V Kohli, Length ball on the hips of Kohli, he tries to flick again but misses to get hit on the pads. The Windies appeal but the umpire is unmoved. The batters cross and take a leg bye.
5.1
0
K Paul to V Kohli, Wide! Full ball on the leg side. Kohli tries to flick it but misses. Wide signalled.

Keemo Paul is on now!

4.6
1
K Roach to V Kohli, A misfield and a run! This is shorter and on off, Kohli pushes it towards cover. The fielder fumbles and a run is taken.
4.5
1
K Roach to S Dhawan, Dhawan comes down the track and looks to go big, it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
4.4
1
K Roach to V Kohli, This is fuller and on middle, Kohli goes at it with hard hands, it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
4.3
0
K Roach to V Kohli, This is angled into the batter, Kohli works it to mid-wicket.
4.2
2
K Roach to V Kohli, A couple now! This is fuller and outside off, Kolhi drives it uppishly and square on the off side. Takes two as there is a fielder in the deep.
4.1
1
K Roach to S Dhawan, Back of a length outside off, Dhawan looks to force it on the off side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls on the off side and a run is taken.
3.6
0
J Holder to V Kohli, Length ball just outside off, Kohli plays it towards point and sets off for a single but Dhawan sends him back. No runs taken.
3.5
0
J Holder to V Kohli, On the pads of Kohli, he defends it on the leg side.
3.4
4
J Holder to V Kohli, FOUR! Innovation at its best. Short ball on the off side, Kohli bends his back and just upper cuts it over the slip fielder for a boundary.
3.3
1
J Holder to S Dhawan, On the legs of Dhawan again, he flicks it towards deep square leg and takes a single.
3.2
1
J Holder to V Kohli, Fullish ball, it is hit towards deep point for a single. Holder is smart to place a fielder in that region as they know mid-wicket is his strength.
3.1
0
J Holder to S Dhawan, Length ball on the hips of Dhawan, it hits him and the ball rolls towards fine leg as they take a single.
2.6
0
K Roach to V Kohli, A dot to end a successful over for West Indies. This is shorter and on off, Kohli stands tall and keeps it out.
2.5
1
K Roach to S Dhawan, Another risky run! This is a full toss on off, Dhawan strokes it towards mid off and takes off. The fielder there fumbles and makes the run easy for them.
2.4
0
K Roach to S Dhawan, OUT! He indeed is! A much-needed breakthrough for West Indies and it has come in the form of a run out. The last thing India wanted and it is the last way Rohit would have wanted to get out. There was a run to be honest. This is a shortish ball outside off, Dhawan guides it towards backward point. Rohit wants a run but seeing the diving stop of Allen, Dhawan sends him back. Rohit is almost halfway down the wicket. He now turns and tries to get back in. Allen picks the ball up and throws it to the bowler who collects it and dislodges the bails. The umpire takes it upstairs. Relays roll in and they show Rohit's dive does not save him. A big wicket for West Indies as Rohit was looking good in the few balls he faced. 230 more needed.

Is Rohit Sharma run out? West Indies are not that confident but he seems short.

2.3
0
K Roach to S Dhawan, Misses out there does Dhawan! This is shorter and outside off, he looks to guide it past short third man but ends up chopping it to the fielder.
2.2
4
K Roach to S Dhawan, FOUR! Another excellent shot this! Dhawan actually set himself up to go over the leg side as he shuffles right across. Roach bowls it short and wide outside off. Dhawan adjusts and slaps it through covers for a boundary.
2.1
0
K Roach to S Dhawan, On middle, Dhawan guides it to point.
1.6
1
J Holder to S Dhawan, Back of a length again on off, Dhawan pushes it towards cover for one. 11 from the second. India off to a flier.
1.5
1
J Holder to R Sharma, Good running! Running between the wickets is equally important in this game. On off, Rohit drops it towards cover and takes off. The fielder fumbles and the run is made easier.
1.4
1
J Holder to S Dhawan, A single now! This is angled into the pads from around the wicket. Dhawan looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls on the leg side for one.
1.3
4
J Holder to S Dhawan, FOUR! Raining boundaries here from the Indian batters this time. To the right of mid off now. This is fuller and around off, Dhawan strokes it through wide mid off and the ball races away.
1.2
4
J Holder to S Dhawan, FOUR! Need not run for those. Straight as an arrow. This is a top shot. Not a lot wrong with the delivery. It is on a length and on middle, Dhawan pushes it through mid off and bags a boundary. Third already for India.
1.1
0
J Holder to S Dhawan, Good fielding! This is on a length and around off, Dhawan stands tall and strokes it towards cover. Lewis there dives to his left and saves two at least.

Jason Holder to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
K Roach to R Sharma, A dot to end the first over! 10 from it. Good one for India. Shorter on off, Rohit pushes it to covers.
0.5
1
K Roach to S Dhawan, Dhawan is off the mark now! This is on middle, Dhawan looks to flick but it goes off the inside edge, then onto the pads and on the leg side for one.
0.4
1
K Roach to R Sharma, A single now! On the pads, Rohit works it through mid-wicket for one.
0.3
0
K Roach to R Sharma, On a good length and outside off, this has been left alone.
0.2
4
K Roach to R Sharma, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This one a touch edgy but Rohit won't care. This is outside off, Rohit looks to guide it down to third man but it goes off the outside edge, past the slip fielder and into the third man fence.
0.1
4
K Roach to R Sharma, FOUR! What a start to the innings for India. What a shot to begin with. This is slightly short and outside off, Rohit needs no sighters. He lifts one leg up and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

We are back for the chase! The Indian openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are out in the middle. Kemar Roach to open the proceedings for the West Indies. Here we go...