India vs West Indies 1st ODI highlights: Rohit Sharma ended the innings unbeaten on 152 off 117 balls as India chased down a target of 323 with 8 wickets and 47 balls to spare. They take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. Virat Kohli also departed after making a big total. He made 140 off 107 and shared a colossal 246-run stand with Rohit which took the game away from the opposition completely.
India vs West Indies 1st ODI highlights:
Rohit Sharma finishes it off with a six!
He ends the innings with 152 off 117 balls and India have won with eight wickets and 47 balls to spare. If there ever was a canter, this was it for the hosts. Rohit Sharma with 152, Virat Kohli with 140, the vice-captain and his captain just took the rug from under the feet of West Indies.
India 320/2 off 42
Need 3 runs to win. Rohit Sharma hit a shot that was somewhere between a Merrillier and a Dilscoop. That was one of three back to back fours that he hit. He has reached 146.
India 303/2 off 40 overs
Ambati Rayudu steps down the track and sends this half volley flying over the bowler's head for a six. That brings up India's 300. They need 20 to win off 58 balls now.
Indai 289/2 off 38 overs
If you are West Indies of the 2010s and you are playing India in India, a target of 323 is too low. Especially for a team that has the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in their batting line up.
India 268/2 off 35.3
The run rate has gone down a bit since Kohli's dismissal but that won't worry the Indians one bit. Their required rate is under 4 while they are going at over 7 an over.
GONE! Virat Kohli 140 (107) st Hope b Bishoo, India 256/2
And that brings a colossal innings to an end. A beauty of a delivery from Bishoo that Kohli misses completely, Hope makes no mistake with the stumping. Kohli knows he is out and he doesn't wait for the umpire's decison. That is the end of a 246-run partnership between the Indian captain and vice-captain.
20th ODI ton for Rohit Sharma
And now the vice captain raises the bat. A classy cover drive to bring it up. This partnership has completely taken the game away from West Indies.
200 partnership between Kohli and Rohit
The partnership is now 203 off 164 deliveries. That is the first time ever that an Indian pair have put up over 200 runs for any wicket against West Indies in ODIs. This is now turning into a one-sided contest.
36th ODI ton for Virat Kohli
He just keeps going and going and going. A four to bring up that 36th ODI century. That was the 88th ball that he faced this innings. He follows that up with another four.
Kohli crunches a cover drive, there is a man in the deep but he can only stand and watch. Just two balls later, he mishits a shot over midwicket and it flies just above Jason Holder's outstretched hand. India now need 146 to win off 144 balls.
150 for India, 50 for Rohit Sharma
37th ODI fifty for the Indian vice captain. This is a virtuoso innings from Rohit. Kohli has done the big hitting and Rohit has just held fort, although it has to be said that the three sixes so far in the innings have both been hit by him.
India 104/1 after 17 overs
Kohli moves into the 60s and as Jason Holder comes back into the attack. West Indies have hit a bit of a roadblock here.
India 99/1 after 15 overs
Well the two batsmen have decided to ease up on the boundaries but they keep the scoreboard ticking with singles and the occassional double. West Indies are looking lost.
India 71/1 after 10 overs
50 for Kohli. He brings that up with probably the rashest shot of this otherwise impeccable innings. Between July 17, 2018 and today, Kohli has only played Test cricket and he also played some of the most gritty innings you would ever see in the longest format of the game. So what does he do in his first ODI match in nearly three months? Well, he cruises to a 49th half century in the format of course.
India 57/1 after 8 overs
Virat Kohli fighting fire with fire. He brings up India's 50 with a four between midwicket and midon and then smashes 149k ball to the boundary. Kohli and Rohit are flattening this West Indies attack at the moment.
India 23/1 in 4.2 overs
Virat Kohli is up and away with a boundary to midiwicket. He tried an aerial flick and ended up getting it to the left of Bishoo.
OUT! Shikhar Dhawan drags it back onto the stumps as he departs for 4 as Oshane Thomas claims the wicket in his first over of International cricket. Virat Kohli comes in place of Dhawan. IND 10/1
Chase is on!
Here we go! Kemar Roach starts with the ball. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma open for India.
Highest totals for WI vs India:
333/8 Jamshedpur, 1983
324/4 Ahmedabad, 2002
324/8 Nagpur, 2007
322/8 Guwahati, 2018
Shimron Hetmyer speaks
Hetmyer: It's a very good feeling (scoring his third ODI hundred in 2018). Thanks to everyone for supporting me. The ball came on nicely, the pace on the ball was quite easy, didn't spin that much. I am trying to make that transition from white ball to red ball cricket. It's challenging, but with the help of everyone I will get there sooner or later. I will I think it's a defendable total. We need to bowl in the right areas.
End of Innings
15 runs in the final over - West Indies reach 322/8 in 50 overs.
India need 323 to win.
300 up for West Indies
FOUR! Wrong line from Mohammed Shami and Devendra Bishoo has struck the ball for a boundary towards deep backward leg. Brings up 300 for West Indies in style. WI 303/8
A SIX! out of nowhere - Is that Kemar Roach or Randy Orton?! Khaleel Ahmed looked shock. Short delivery and Roach just pulled it to send the ball outside the boundary ropes.
46 overs, 288/8
Devendra Bishoo and Kemar Roach are in the middle trying to ensure that West Indies do not get bowl out before 50 overs. Still 4 overs to go, what target will India have to chase?
WICKET! Trying to be cheeky, Jason Holder and makes a mess of it. Yuzvendra Chahal pitches it full towards the leg side. Holder tries to go for a sweep and drive it backwards. But the ball went on to hit the stumps. Holder departs for 38. West Indies 278/8
43 overs gone
43 overs gone, West Indies 277/7.
India are missing Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah in death overs. The duo were excellent in Asia Cup and picked up quick wickets. Now, they have to rely on Umesh and Khaleel to do the same.
Devendra Bishoo has been stumped - India make a huge appeal. MS Dhoni says it could go either ways. The replays shows that the foot is on the crease - this is going to be a tough call. The batsman might get the benefit of doubt.
HORRIBLE FIELDING! Rishabh Pant shows he is still not up to the marks without gloves as he drops a simple catch in his hands. Very ordinary effort and Jason Holder gets a lifeline.
GONE! Yuzvendra Chahal gets a wicket and Ashely Nurse has been trapped on the back leg. It looked like it was hitting leg stumps. West Indies call for a review.
1st Check - Not a NO BALL
2nd Check - No bat
3rd Check - Pitched in Line, Impact in Line, Hittign Leg Stumps. OUT!
WELL DONE, HETMYER!
Shimron Hetmyer is one of the world’s most exciting talents. His ability has been apparent for a while & was reaffirmed in his stunning CPL but this innings (as with his ODI century v Bangladesh) has displayed temperament to suggest he can become a consistent player. #INDvWI— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) October 21, 2018
WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja strikes and Shimron Hetmyer's sensational innings come to an end. Pitched it towards leg side and Hetmyer slog sweeps it deep backward leg. Goes straight to Rishabh Pant's hands. He did not make any mistakes. Hetmyer goes for 106. Gets a pat on the back by Indian players as he goes back. WI 248/6
CENTURY FOR SHIMRON HETMYER!
TAKE A BOW, HETMYER! Shimron Hetmyer plays it inside out on a delivery that was pitched outside off stumps for a six. Hetmyer scores his 3rd century in 74 balls.
50 run partnership
Another 50-run partnership for West Indies between Shimron Hetmyer and skipper Jason Holder.
Meanwhile, Hetmyer, batting on 98, is looking in pain as he seems to have pull a shoulder muscle. The medics are out to take a look.
India not able to control run flow
Virat Kohli is looking particularly displeased at the fielding efforts from his fielders. There have been too many misfields from India which has not allowed them to contain the run flow.
Shimron Hetmyer moves into 90s
Despite wickets continue to going down on the other end, Shimron Hetmyer is continuing the resistance for West Indies. The left-handed batsman has moved into 90s and is closing on a well-deserved ton.
200 up for West Indies
Expensive over from Umesh Yadav and he has been struck for 10 runs in the over. Brings up 200 for West Indies after 32 overs.
GONE! Ravindra Jadeja gets the breakthrough and Rovman Powell's resistance comes to an end. Pitched it straight and low, Powell takes a full swing of the bat, but deceived by the spin. The ball kisses down the stumps. WI 188/5
30 overs gone
Expensive over! Umesh Yadav gives away 11 runs in his over and West Indies are 183/4 after 30 overs.
Umesh Yadav returns to attack
Umesh Yadav has been brought back into the attack as India look to break the partnership. Can the seamer provide a breakthrough here?
50 run partnership
50-run partnership between Shimron and Rovman Powell' and the former has sparked a resistance with his half century. 28 overs gone, WI 170/4