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West Indies Vs India , World Cup 2019 Match 34 - Live Score, Full Scorecard, Commentary

15:00 PM Jun 27, 2019 ,Old Trafford, Manchester
West Indies
143 (34.2)
vs
India
268/7 (50.0)

Match Ended,India beat West Indies by 125 runs

02
nd Innings West Indies
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
Chris Gayle c Kedar Jadhav b Mohammed Shami
6
19
1
0
Sunil Ambris lbw b Hardik Pandya
31
40
2
0
Shai Hope b Mohammed Shami
5
10
1
0
Nicholas Pooran c Mohammed Shami b Kuldeep Yadav
28
50
2
0
Shimron Hetmyer c KL Rahul b Mohammed Shami
18
29
1
0
Jason Holder c Kedar Jadhav b Yuzvendra Chahal
6
13
0
0
Carlos Brathwaite c MS Dhoni b Jasprit Bumrah
1
5
0
0
Fabian Allen lbw b Jasprit Bumrah
0
1
0
0
Kemar Roach not out
14
21
3
0
Sheldon Cottrell lbw b Yuzvendra Chahal
10
8
1
1
Oshane Thomas c Rohit Sharma b Mohammed Shami
6
11
1
0
Fall of Wickets
1-10 (Chris Gayle, 4.5 ov), 2-16 (Shai Hope, 6.5 ov), 3-71 (Sunil Ambris, 18 ov), 4-80 (Nicholas Pooran, 20.2 ov), 5-98 (Jason Holder, 23.5 ov), 6-107 (Carlos Brathwaite, 26.1 ov), 7-107 (Fabian Allen, 26.2 ov), 8-112 (Shimron Hetmyer, 28.3 ov), 9-124 (Sheldon Cottrell, 29.5 ov), 10-143 (Oshane Thomas, 34.2 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Mohammed Shami
6.2
0
16
4
Jasprit Bumrah
6
1
9
2
Hardik Pandya
5
0
28
1
Kuldeep Yadav
9
1
35
1
Kedar Jadhav
1
0
4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal
7
0
39
2
01
st Innings India
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
KL Rahul b Jason Holder
48
64
6
0
Rohit Sharma c Shai Hope b Kemar Roach
18
23
1
1
Virat Kohli c sub b Jason Holder
72
82
8
0
Vijay Shankar c Shai Hope b Kemar Roach
14
19
3
0
Kedar Jadhav c Shai Hope b Kemar Roach
7
10
1
0
MS Dhoni not out
56
61
3
2
Hardik Pandya c Fabian Allen b Sheldon Cottrell
46
38
5
0
Mohammed Shami c Shai Hope b Sheldon Cottrell
0
2
0
0
Kuldeep Yadav not out
0
1
0
0
Yuzvendra Chahal
Jasprit Bumrah
Fall of Wickets
1-29 (Rohit Sharma, 6 ov), 2-98 (KL Rahul, 20.4 ov), 3-126 (Vijay Shankar, 26.1 ov), 4-140 (Kedar Jadhav, 28.5 ov), 5-180 (Virat Kohli, 38.2 ov), 6-250 (Hardik Pandya, 48.2 ov), 7-252 (Mohammed Shami, 48.5 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Sheldon Cottrell
10
0
50
2
Kemar Roach
10
0
36
3
Oshane Thomas
7
0
63
0
Fabian Allen
10
0
52
0
Jason Holder
10
2
33
2
Carlos Brathwaite
3
0
33
0
02
nd Innings West Indies
First Afghanistan. Then South Africa. Now, West Indies. Three teams knocked out. Australia qualified. The other three spots are still up for grabs though India and New Zealand almost have one leg in the semi-final. Friday, June 28, 2019 sees Sri Lanka take on South Africa at Chester-le-Street at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Victorious Indian captain, Virat Kohli, on being asked about Dhoni's batting, says that the latter knows what he is doing. Adds that everyone has off days and the change room backs him. Further says that when one needs 10-15 runs at the end, Dhoni knows how to get those with the tail, something which boosted the team today, as they were aiming for 250. Stresses that the unit has guys who play positive and have their brand of cricket but Dhoni is one person in the middle who stands there and sends out a message as to what is a par score on any wicket. Calls him a legend of the game and hopes that he continues to perform similarly. Looking at India's last 2 wins, Kohli reflects that the matches have not gone according to plan, but they have found ways to win. Cites the excellent fielding which demonstrates excellent body language. Firmly states that the team believes that it can win from any position.
West Indies captain, Jason Holder, lauds his bowlers for restricting India and laments the poor show with the bat. On Dhoni's missed stumping, Holder admits that they did not seize the moment but adds that they would have taken 268 on any day. Adds that the team has let itself down significantly and feels the bowlers did their best but the fielding was very poor and the batting was very inconsistent. Agrees that the West Indies need to improve in this format, though stresses that there are plenty of positives in the dressing room. Praises the youngsters for giving it their all when asked of them.
VIRAT KOHLI HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that he cannot complain about his side at all and is thrilled with the fact that India have become number 1 in ODI cricket. On the improved batting performance in this game, Kohli is happy that India managed to get to 270 from 150/4, something which was not done against Afghanistan. Praises Hardik and Dhoni for finishing things off well. On his advice to his team mates, Virat says that it is not his business to advice others because everyone would have his own gameplan. He is happy to have contributed to the team's win and hopes to keep performing consistently.
Earlier in the day, on a slow pitch, India struggled to get to 268. They had two half centurions in Kohli and Dhoni and a fine knock from Hardik. They did struggle but then the total proved to be more than enough. Please stay tuned for the presentation...
Fantastic bowling performance by the Indians. Just too good for the Caribbeans. Shami and Bumrah set the tone upfront and then once the sole 50-plus run stand was broken between Ambris and Pooran, the middle order was run through by easily. Only the second time that an INDIAN HAS TAKEN CONSECUTIVE 4-WICKET HAULS IN ODIS, Mohammed Shami finished with 4/16. Everyone else who bowled, barring Jadhav, got a wicket at least.
Nothing much to write about the batting. They struggled to score runs after the Indians choked them with the new balls. The highest score was 31, which shows that no one was allowed to settle. Today, one cannot complain that they threw it away. The batsmen took their time, dug in, but just could not get anything going their way.
Comprehensive win for the Indians. This was always expected. West Indies are best when chasing but when Gayle and Hope departed early, there was barely anything left. WEST INDIES HAVE BEEN KNOCKED OUT OF THE 2019 WORLD CUP.
34.2
W
Mohammed Shami to Oshane Thomas, OUT! Caught! That's it. Short ball on the body, Thomas looks to duck but he is slow in it. The ball lobs off his glove to first slip. Rohit Sharma there takes a dolly. The Indian players put in a confident appeal but the umpire turns it down. Virat Kohli takes the review and it shows the ball indeed lobbed off his glove. INDIA WIN BY 125 RUNS.
A review time! India have made a late call for a caught behind. They reckon there is a glove on it. Replays seem to indicate glove.
34.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Oshane Thomas, Good length ball on the stumps, Thomas defends it off the front foot.
Mohammed Shami is back on. 6-0-16-3 so far.
34
over
34 | 8 Runs | HH: 143/9
33.6
4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kemar Roach, FOUR! Tossed up around off, Roach looks to go over mid off but gets a thick outside edge which goes over the fielder at first slip for a boundary.
33.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kemar Roach, On the stumps, defended off the front foot.
33.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kemar Roach, Another play and miss. Floated outside off, Roach swings his bat at it but misses.
33.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kemar Roach, Quicker one over the stumps, Roach looks to heave it but misses.
33.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kemar Roach, Tossed up outside off, Kemar looks to smash it over long off but misses.
33.1
4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kemar Roach, FOUR! Flighted on off, Roach smashes it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
33
over
33 | 6 Runs | HH: 135/9
32.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Oshane Thomas, Shorter and spinning in. Thomas looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.
32.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Kemar Roach, Tossed up on full toss on off, Roach strokes it to long off for a run.
32.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Kemar Roach, On off, defended off the front foot by Roach.
32.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Kemar Roach, Flighted on the pads, Roach looks to defend but it hits his pad.
32.2
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Kemar Roach, FOUR! Floated on off, Roach smokes it over mid off. The ball bounces just in front of the ropes and it's been given as a boundary.
32.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Oshane Thomas, Tossed up on off, Thomas lofts it over covers for a single.
32
over
32 | 5 Runs | HH: 129/9
31.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Oshane Thomas, DROPPED! Floated on middle and leg, Thomas looks to go over mid-wicket, he does not time it well. Rahul comes running in from mid-wicket but cannot hold onto the ball. The batsmen take a single.
31.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Oshane Thomas, Tossed up on off, Thomas defends it off the front foot.
31.4
4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Oshane Thomas, FOUR! Swept away. Tossed up on the pads, Thomas sweeps it over square leg for a boundary.
31.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Oshane Thomas, Floated on off, Thomas defends it off the front foot.
31.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Oshane Thomas, NOT OUT! The ball has touched the ground there. Googly pitching on off, Thomas looks to defend but the ball spins away from him and finds the outside edge of his bat. Rohit swiftly moves to his right and takes a one handed catch. He does not look too confident. The umpires take it upstairs. The soft signal is out, replays roll in and shows that it was hitting the ground. Hence the under confidence from Rohit.
Is that a catch? If it is, it is a spectacular take from Rohit Sharma. The umpires have referred it upstairs and the soft signal is OUT.
31.1
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Oshane Thomas, Flighted on the pads, Thomas looks to sweep but gets hit on the thigh pad.
31
over
31 | 0 Runs | HH: 124/9
30.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Kemar Roach, Flighted on off, it spins away after pitching. Roach looks to defend but gets beaten.
30.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Kemar Roach, Tossed up on off, Roach strokes it to mid off.
30.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Kemar Roach, Flighted on off, Roach looks to defend but it gets a thick outside edge past first slip.
30.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Kemar Roach, Floated on off, Roach defends with a straight bat.
30.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Kemar Roach, Tossed up on the stumps, Kemar defends it off the front foot.
30.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Kemar Roach, Short on off, Roach punches it wide of cover but does not take a run.
Kuldeep Yadav is back.
30
over
30 | 10 Runs | HH: 124/9
29.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Oshane Thomas, Floated on the stumps, Thomas blocks it.
Oshane Thomas walks out at number 11.
29.5
W
Yuzvendra Chahal to Sheldon Cottrell, OUT! Chahal ends Cottrell's fight. Googly around off, Cottrell looks to flick but misses. The ball hits him on the front pad. Chahal puts in an appeal along with his teammates. The umpire raises his finger and Sheldon's tiny cameo comes to an end.
29.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Sheldon Cottrell, Short, Sheldon plays it to the man at point.
29.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Sheldon Cottrell, Short on off, Cottrell punches it of the back foot to cover.
29.2
6
Yuzvendra Chahal to Sheldon Cottrell, SIX! 10 runs off two balls. Chahal tosses it up on off, Cottrell clears his front leg and demolishes it over long on for a 95m maximum.
29.1
4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Sheldon Cottrell, FOUR! Hello, Cottrell is not going to die without a fight. He clears his front leg and smacks it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
29
over
29 | 2 Runs | HH: 114/8
28.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Sheldon Cottrell, On the pads, Cottrell looks to flick but it goes of his pads and away from Dhoni. They take a leg bye.
28.5
0
Mohammed Shami to Sheldon Cottrell, Good length ball on off and middle, Sheldon tucks it to mid-wicket.
28.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Sheldon Cottrell, Back of a length ball on off, Cottrell looks to pull but misses.
28.4
1
Mohammed Shami to Sheldon Cottrell, WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high. It is also on the leg side.
Drinks Break! In a span of three overs this match has been taken away from West Indies' grasp. 3 wickets have come off the last 15 balls and India are on the cusp of another big victory here. Sheldon Cottrell will replace Hetmyer.
28.3
W
Mohammed Shami to Shimron Hetmyer, OUT! Caught! The last recognised batsmen of this West Indies line up is out of here. Another inspired bowling change from Kohli. Shami gets his third of the game. Fuller outside off, Hetmyer's eyes lights up looking at that. He goes for a big drive. He cannot keep it down and the ball goes straight to KL Rahul at point. Hetmyer walks back dejected but the Indian players are up in joy. The crowd here is going absolutely bonkers.
28.2
0
Mohammed Shami to Shimron Hetmyer, Back of a length ball on off and middle, Shimron taps it back to the bowler.
28.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Shimron Hetmyer, Good length ball outside off, Hetmyer leaves it alone.
Mohammed Shami is back! 5-0-15-2, his figures so far.
28
over
28 | 5 Runs | HH: 112/7
27.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, Full and outside off, swept through mid-wicket for another single.
27.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kemar Roach, Lunges and pushes this through mid on for one.
27.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, Full and around off, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
27.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, Is that a catch? Hardik and Dhoni are claiming it but the umpire turns it down. Chahal is not too sure. India do not persist. Wow. Replays show that it is a CATCH! Full and down the leg side, Hetmyer looked to turn it to the leg side but missed. The ball went off the inner half of the bat, towards leg slip. Hardik over there dived forward and claimed the catch, joined by Dhoni but Chahal was not sure. The Indians did not press for the replay so the umpire turned it down as well. Only if it had been referred!
27.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, INSIDE EDGE, BUT NO SHORT LEG! Full and around middle and leg, Hetmyer lunges to defend but the ball spins in, bounces, takes the inside edge, takes the pads and lobs. 'CATCH IT!' is the call from Dhoni but Hardik Pandya at leg slip is too wide.
27.1
2
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, Around middle, tucked through square leg for a couple.
27
over
27 | 0 Runs | HH: 107/7
26.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Kemar Roach, Bouncer to end the over. Roach ducks under it. End of a World Class over from Jasprit Bumrah. It is a double-wicket maiden and in just a span of 6 balls he has strangled the life out this chase.
26.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Kemar Roach, Full on off, Kemar defends it onto the ground.
26.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Kemar Roach, Good length ball on off, Roach defends it off the back foot.
26.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Kemar Roach, No hat-trick for Bumrah but what a ball this is! Slower yorker on off, Roach does well to get his bat down.
Bumrah on a hat-trick. Kemar Roach is the man who will face the hat-trick ball.
26.2
W
Jasprit Bumrah to Fabian Allen, OUT! LBW! Umpire's call it is. West Indies don't lose the review but they lose their man here. This is a venomous ball from Bumrah. He comes steaming in and bowls it quicker than a train. Allen is beaten for the pace there. He looks to flick but misses. The ball hits him flush on the front pad. Bumrah goes up in appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Allen takes the review. Ball Tracker shows that the ball was clipping the leg pole. Allen goes for a golden duck. Bumrah is now on a hat-trick.
Allen has taken a review for LBW. He did not wait for long before signalling the T. Let's see what the replays have to say.
Fabian Allen walks out to bat now.
26.1
W
Jasprit Bumrah to Carlos Brathwaite, OUT! Caught behind! What a fantastic catch it is from Dhoni! Bumrah gets his first. Good length ball pitching on off, it moves away after pitching. Brathwaite looks to defend but the away movement does him. He gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes to the right of the keeper. There is a big gap between first slip and the keeper. Dhoni dives to his right and takes an excellent catch.
26
over
26 | 6 Runs | HH: 107/5
25.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, This one is quicker than the previous one and on middle and leg. Hetmyer defends it off the back foot.
25.5
4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! This time he connects his cut and gets the desired result. Short around off, Hetmyer goes on his back foot and cuts it through point for a boundary. Much needed boundary this for West Indies.
25.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, Short outside off, Hetmyer looks to cut but misses.
25.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, Quicker on the stumps, Hetmyer defends it off the back foot.
25.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Carlos Brathwaite, Flighted on off, Brathwaite strokes it towards long off for a comfortable one.
25.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, Floated on middle, Hetmyer looks to defend but it goes off the inner half of his bat to the on side for a single.
25
over
25 | 3 Runs | HH: 101/5
24.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Carlos Brathwaite, Picture perfect yorker. It is on middle and leg, Brathwaite does exceedingly well to get his bat down in time.
24.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Carlos Brathwaite, Length ball on the stumps, CB defends it onto the ground.
24.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Shimron Hetmyer, Better throw and Brathwaite was in trouble. Slower ball on the pads, Hetmyer flicks it towards backward square leg. They run the first one hard and Hetmyer looks for the second. He though sees Kedar is onto the ball and sends Carlos back. The throw is away from the stumps so no trouble in the end.
24.3
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Shimron Hetmyer, Short ball away from the body, Hetmyer pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
24.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Shimron Hetmyer, Good length ball on off, Shimron taps it to point.
24.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Shimron Hetmyer, Good length ball on middle, Hetmyer defends it with a straight bat.
Jasprit Bumrah is back. 4-0-6-0, his figures so far.
24
over
24 | 1 Runs | HH: 98/5
23.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Carlos Brathwaite, Floated on the stumps, Brathwaite defends it off the front foot.
The hero from the last game, Carlos Brathwaite walks out to bat next.
23.5
W
Yuzvendra Chahal to Jason Holder, OUT! Caught! Chahal gets his first in his second over itself. Tossed up on off, Holder looks to play it with the spin over extra cover. He does not get the desired elevation and ends up hitting it straight to Kedar Jadhav there. One of the smallest men in the tournament takes the catch of the tallest player of the tournament. That's some irony. 171 more needed in 157 balls.
23.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Jason Holder, Short outside off, Holder looks to cut but misses.
23.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Jason Holder, Floated leg spinner just outside off, Holder looks to defend but misses.
23.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, Comes down the track and hits it towards wide long on for a single.
23.1
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, Leg spinner, it comes in to the southpaw. Hetmyer goes back on his back foot and punches it to mid off.
23
over
23 | 5 Runs | HH: 97/4
22.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Shimron Hetmyer, Short on off, Hetmyer punches it towards sweeper cover for one.
22.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Jason Holder, On the pads, Holder looks to flick but it goes off his thigh pad on the leg side. They take a leg bye.
22.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Jason Holder, On middle, Holder pushes it to mid on.
22.3
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Jason Holder, Flighted on off, Holder strokes it wide of cover and gets a couple.
22.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Jason Holder, Beautiful! Tossed up on off, Holder looks to defend but the ball spins in sharply and he gets a slight inside edge. The ball hits him on his pad. They ask the question but it is turned down.
22.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Jason Holder, WIDE! Kuldeep sprays it down the leg side, Holder looks to flick but misses.
22.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Jason Holder, Tossed up on off and middle, Holder defends it off the front foot.
22
over
22 | 8 Runs | HH: 92/4
21.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Jason Holder, Tossed up on off, Holder strokes it wide of cover and keeps the strike.
21.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Jason Holder, Floated on off, Holder drives it to the man at cover.
21.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, On the pads, Hetmyer flicks it to the on side for a single.
21.3
4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR BYES! Excellently bowled this. Flighted outside off, Hetmyer looks to hit it on the off side but the ball spins in. It beats everyone including Dhoni and goes away to the fence. Byes signalled.
21.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Jason Holder, Flighted on off, Holder gets to the ball and strokes it to sweeper cover for a single.
21.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shimron Hetmyer, Starts with a full toss on off, Hetmyer drives it to long off for a single.
Yuzvendra Chahal is now into the attack.
21
over
21 | 4 Runs | HH: 84/4
20.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Shimron Hetmyer, Short on off, Hetmyer punches it towards sweeper cover and looks for two. The fielder gets to the ball quickly so just a single.
20.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Jason Holder, Spins in to the right-hander. It is on the pads, Jason flicks it with the spin towards fine leg for a single.
20.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Shimron Hetmyer, Loopy ball on off, Hetmyer strokes it to long off for a single.
20.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Jason Holder, Drives it towards long off for a single.
West Indies skipper, Jason Holder is the new man in.
20.2
W
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! Caught! Kuldeep strikes now. This was coming. Tossed up outside off, Pooran looks to go big but the away turn induces a massive miscue. The ball goes high in the air and Mohammed Shami takes a simple catch at long off. The chase is disintegrating big time now. 150TH INTERNATIONAL WICKET FOR KULDEEP!
20.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Outside off, Pooran looks to cut but gets a bottom edge towards point.
20
over
20 | 5 Runs | HH: 80/3
19.6
0
Kedar Jadhav to Shimron Hetmyer, On the stumps, Shimron defends it off the front foot.
19.5
1
Kedar Jadhav to Nicholas Pooran, On the leg side, Pooran looks to play the reverse sweep but misses. The ball deflects off Dhoni's pad and they take a leg bye.
19.4
0
Kedar Jadhav to Nicholas Pooran, Low full toss around off, Pooran looks to drive but gets bottom edge to cover-point.
19.3
0
Kedar Jadhav to Nicholas Pooran, Floated on off, Pooran defends it off the front foot.
19.2
4
Kedar Jadhav to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Effortless! Short around off, Pooran taps it past the point fielder and fetches a boundary.
19.1
0
Kedar Jadhav to Nicholas Pooran, Floated on off, Pooran drives it to the man at cover.
Kedar Jadhav into the attack now.
19
over
19 | 4 Runs | HH: 75/3
18.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Shimron Hetmyer, SAFE! For the third time today, West Indies have used the review smartly and have made the umpire reverse his decision. Flighted wrong 'un on off, Hetmyer looks to defend but looks like he misses and the ball hits him on his pad. The bowler and the keeper put in a loud appeal. The umpire thinks for a bit and then raises his finger. Hetmyer takes it upstairs straight away. Ultra Edge confirms why Hetmyer was so confident as it shows a big spike.
A wicket to Kuldeep? India have trapped Hetmyer here. But in frustration, he has taken the review. Was it because he is disappointed or because he hit it? Here comes Ultra Edge. He has HIT it. The decision will be reversed.
18.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Shimron Hetmyer, Flighted on off, Shimron drives it to mid off.
18.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Shimron Hetmyer, Flighted on off, Hetmyer strokes it to cover.
18.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Tossed up on middle and leg, Nicholas nudges it to long on for one.
18.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Shorter on off, Pooran defends it off the back foot.
18.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Floated on the stumps, Pooran defends it off the front foot.
18.1
3
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, WIDE! Full toss down the leg side. Pooran comes down the track to hit it but misses. Dhoni behind the stumps fails to gather it. The ball goes behind and they run two.
The new man in is Shimron Hetmyer.
18
over
18 | 11 Runs | HH: 71/3
17.6
W
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, OUT! LBW! Hardik has the final say. The slower one does the trick here. It is on a length, Hardik rolls his finger on it. Ambris looks to flick but misses. The ball hits his front pad then the inside edge of his bat and later it hits the back pad. The Indian players put in a big appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Ambris has a word with Pooran but they do not take the review. Ball Tracker shows the ball to be clipping the top of the stumps.
17.5
4
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, FOUR! Pulled and pulled hard. Back of a length ball on off, Ambris pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
17.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, In the air...but safe. Back of a length ball on off, Pooran looks to pull but gets it off the upper half of his bat. It lobs behind short mid-wicket. Rohit runs behind but cannot take the catch. The batsmen take a run.
17.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, Outside off on a length, Sunil runs it down to third man and gets a single to bring up the 50-run stand.
17.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, Good length ball on off, Pooran drives it uppishly wide of cover and mid off for one.
17.1
4
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Easy pickings this. Back of a length ball on the body, Pooran pulls it over square leg. There is no one in the deep there, so no risk and a boundary is fetched.
17
over
17 | 4 Runs | HH: 60/2
16.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Tossed up on off and middle, Pooran nudges it to long on.
16.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Floated on off, Pooran drives it to the man at point.
16.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Beautiful. Kuldeep gives it air and bowls it on off, it spins away after pitching. Pooran looks to defend but gets beaten.
16.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sunil Ambris, On the pads, Pooran flicks it but finds short fine leg.
16.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, In the air but safe. Floated on off, Pooran looks to go over long on but he does not get the timing. The ball falls short of Kedar there.
16.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sunil Ambris, Flighted outside off, Ambris drives it wide of cover and takes one.
16
over
16 | 6 Runs | HH: 56/2
15.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, On the pads, Pooran flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
15.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, Yorker on off, Pooran does well to get his bat down in time.
15.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, Full on off, Pooran pushes it to the man at cover.
15.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, Follows it up with a single down to third man.
15.2
4
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, FOUR! First one of the day for Ambris. This will give him a lot of confidence. Full outside off, Ambris drives it through point. The fielder at sweeper cover puts in a dive but it goes in vain.
15.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, Back of a length ball on off, Pooran strokes it wide of mid off and gets a single. Kuldeep there gets to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end. He scores but Pooran was well in.
Drinks Break!
15
over
15 | 5 Runs | HH: 50/2
14.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Shorter around off, Pooran cuts it towards sweeper cover for one. It brings up the 50 for West Indies. 219 needed off 210.
14.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sunil Ambris, Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
14.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Flighted on middle, Pooran milks it to long on for another run.
14.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sunil Ambris, On the pads, Ambris flicks it to the on side for a single.
14.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Floated on off, Pooran strokes it towards cover and gets a single. Kohli gets to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
14.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Tossed up on off, Pooran sweeps it to short fine leg.
14
over
14 | 3 Runs | HH: 45/2
13.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, A bouncer outside off, SA looks to pull but then bails out of the stroke.
13.5
2
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, A short ball, outside off, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple.
13.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, Landed outside off, Sunil looks to punch it through the off side but gets a bottom edge towards point.
13.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, Full and straight, Ambris looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. Hardik starts to appeal but then bails out. He spots the inside edge.
13.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
13.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, Full and down the leg side, Pooran misses his tuck and the ball goes off his pads towards fine leg. A leg bye taken.
13
over
13 | 3 Runs | HH: 42/2
12.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Floated on off and middle, Pooran milks it to long on for one.
12.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Short on off, Pooran punches it to cover.
12.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Nicely looped up ball this. Kuldeep gives it flight and bowls a yorker on middle and leg, Pooran looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Nicholas is not aware where the ball exactly is, so he comes down but then realizes the ball has gone nowhere.
12.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Flighted on off, Pooran pushes it to cover.
12.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sunil Ambris, On the pads, Ambris flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
12.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Tossed up on off and middle, Pooran strokes it towards long off and gets an easy run.
12
over
12 | 5 Runs | HH: 39/2
11.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, Good length ball on off, Ambris defends it off the front foot.
11.5
1
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, Good ball from Pandya. The Free Hit does not cost much. It is very full on off, Pooran can just cream it to sweeper cover for a single.
FREE HIT time!
11.5
1
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, NO BALL! Hardik oversteps. Full outside off, Pooran looks to drive but misses. I would have said good ball but Pandya was way over his line. Free Hit to follow.
11.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, Length ball outside off, Pooran looks to cut but it comes off the upper half of his bat.
11.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, Once again Ambris mistimes his pull and gets a top edge. This time it goes fine down the leg side for a single.
11.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, Good length on the pads, Pooran flicks it to fine leg for a single.
11.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, Short ball on off, Ambris looks to pull but gets a top edge. Luckily for him it falls wide of Kedar Jadhav who comes running in from fine leg. They take a single.
11
over
11 | 5 Runs | HH: 34/2
10.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sunil Ambris, Flighted on the pads, Ambris flicks it to the on side and keeps the strike.
10.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Sunil Ambris, Tossed up on off, Ambris strokes it to mid off.
10.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Wrong 'un. It is on off, Pooran plays it with the spin towards sweeper cover for a single.
10.3
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Nicholas Pooran, Flighted on off, Pooran sweeps it towards square leg and gets a couple.
10.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sunil Ambris, Short on off, Ambris pulls it to long on for a single.
10.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Sunil Ambris, Floated on off, Ambris defends it off the front foot.
Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack too. He has a slip in place.
Powerplay 2 time! Now maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 4 Runs | HH: 29/2
9.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, On the pads, Ambris turns it behind square on the leg side and keeps the strike. 29/2 for West Indies in Powerplay 1. India were 47/1 at this stage.
9.5
1
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, On the pads, Pooran glances it down the leg side and rotates the strike.
9.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Sunil Ambris, Good length ball on off, Ambris turns it to square leg for a single.
9.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, On the body now, Pooran flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
9.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, Length ball on off, Pooran defends it towards point.
9.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Nicholas Pooran, Good length ball around off, Pooran punches it to cover.
Hardik Pandya is into the attack now.
9
over
9 | 4 Runs | HH: 25/2
8.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Nicholas Pooran, Good length ball on off and middle, Pooran tucks it to the left of mid on and keeps the strike.
8.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Sunil Ambris, Once again it is slightly short, Ambris pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
8.4
1
Mohammed Shami to Nicholas Pooran, Back of a length ball on the body, Pooran pulls it towards fine leg and gets one.
8.3
0
Mohammed Shami to Nicholas Pooran, Length ball on off, Pooran defends it off the front foot.
8.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Sunil Ambris, Length ball on off, Ambris punches it to the left of mid off and takes a quick single.
8.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Sunil Ambris, Good length ball on top of middle, Ambris defends it onto the ground.
8
over
8 | 5 Runs | HH: 21/2
7.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Nicholas Pooran, Full again on off, Pooran tucks it to mid on.
7.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Nicholas Pooran, Full on off and middle, Pooran defends it off the front foot.
7.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Nicholas Pooran, Good length ball on off, it comes in again. Pooran looks to tap but gets a thick outside edge. The ball though falls short of Dhoni.
7.3
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR BYES! Full ball outside off, it comes in after pitching. Pooran goes for the drive but it goes under his bat. The ball pitches in front of Dhoni and goes right between his legs to the fence.
7.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Nicholas Pooran, Full toss on middle, Pooran taps it back to the bowler.
7.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Sunil Ambris, On the pads, Ambris flicks it towards square leg for a single.
7
over
7 | 4 Runs | HH: 16/2
6.6
0
Mohammed Shami to Nicholas Pooran, Shami steams in and bowls it full on off, Pooran defends it off the front foot.
Nicholas Pooran walks out to bat next at number 4, replacing Hope. In troubled waters, are the Windies.
6.5
W
Mohammed Shami to Shai Hope, OUT! Bowled 'em! Shami has the last laugh. What a ball this is! Good length ball pitching on off. It comes back in just a bit to trouble Hope. Shai goes for another drive but this time it goes right between his bat and pad onto the stumps. He was not expecting the ball to swing as much as it did. Big wicket this for India. Hope is like a glue in this power-hitting West Indies batting line up. He fails to stay long here and West Indies' chase is now in trouble.
6.4
4
Mohammed Shami to Shai Hope, FOUR! Excellent shot! Good length ball around off, Hope gets on his front foot and plays an excellent square drive. It goes past the diving Shankar there. It was timed well and it goes to the boundary.
6.3
0
Mohammed Shami to Shai Hope, Length ball on off, Hope defends it to cover.
6.2
0
Mohammed Shami to Shai Hope, Good length ball on off, Hope defends it towards cover.
6.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Shai Hope, Shami hits the deck hard on a length. It is on middle and off, Hope tucks it to mid on and looks for a quick run but does not get it.
6
over
6 | 2 Runs | HH: 12/1
5.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Shai Hope, Yorker on off, Hope does well to tap it down to third man for a single.
5.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Shai Hope, Length ball on off, Hope defends it off the back foot.
5.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Shai Hope, Oh, just short. Fuller on off, Hope looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge. He plays it with soft hands and hence it falls short of the man at second slip.
5.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Shai Hope, Good length ball outside off, Hope goes for a drive but gets beaten. Has to be careful here, as he will need to play a big part here if West Indies want to win this game.
5.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Sunil Ambris, Full on the pads, Ambris flicks it behind square on the leg side for a single.
5.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Sunil Ambris, Excellent from Bumrah! Bowls it very full, almost a yorker. Ambris does well to get his bat down in time.
5
over
5 | 1 Runs | HH: 10/1
4.6
0
Mohammed Shami to Shai Hope, A bouncer to end the over, outside off, left alone by Hope.
Shai Hope walks in at number 3, replacing Gayle.
4.5
W
Mohammed Shami to Chris Gayle, OUT! Caught! There goes the first wicket. India have prized out a big scalp. The short ball does the trick. It is landed outside off and it comes at a good pace. Gayle looks to pull but is cramped for room. He mistimes his shot and the ball lobs off the toe end of his bat. Short mid-wicket runs back while mid on runs to his left. The latter gets the ball as Kedar Jadhav takes a simple catch. With no Russell, would it be fair to say half the side is gone? 259 more needed from 271 balls.
4.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Chris Gayle, Jaffa! Shami bends his back, lands it on a length outside off, Gayle initially looks to play but then withdraws his bat at the last moment. The ball zips through and beats him, going past the outside edge.
4.3
1
Mohammed Shami to Sunil Ambris, A short ball, down the leg side, Ambris swivels to pull but is cramped for room. The ball goes through square leg and a single is taken.
4.2
0
Mohammed Shami to Sunil Ambris, Around off, solidly defended down the ground.
4.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Sunil Ambris, Brings this back into the right-hander, Ambris pushes at it away from his body and gets it off the inner half of the bat towards square leg.
4
over
4 | 2 Runs | HH: 9/0
3.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Chris Gayle, Full and just outside off, well kept out.
3.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Sunil Ambris, Around off, worked wide of mid on for a very quick run. That is good running.
3.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Sunil Ambris, Loose from Ambris. Full and outside off, Sunil leans to drive but sans any feet movement. Misses the ball comfortably.
3.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Chris Gayle, Landed outside off, Gayle taps it in front of point and gets a quick single.
3.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Chris Gayle, Back of a length ball around off, Gayle looks to tap it on the off side but then backtracks. He is late though and the ball hits his bat and goes towards point.
3.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Chris Gayle, Good length ball on middle, Gayle defends it towards mid off.
3
over
3 | 2 Runs | HH: 7/0
2.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Chris Gayle, On the pads, Gayle flicks it to fine leg and keeps the strike with a single.
2.5
0
Mohammed Shami to Chris Gayle, Length ball on off, Gayle plays it to the man at point.
2.4
1
Mohammed Shami to Sunil Ambris, Good length ball on off, Ambris taps it towards point and gets a single.
2.3
0
Mohammed Shami to Sunil Ambris, Once again Shami hits the deck hard, Ambris flicks it off the inner half of his bat towards mid-wicket.
2.2
0
Mohammed Shami to Sunil Ambris, Once again it comes back in. Ambris looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
2.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Sunil Ambris, OHH! This is a peach of a delivery. Good length delivery pitching on off and middle. It nips back in sharply after pitching. Ambris looks to defend but the ball cuts him in half and goes behind to the keeper.
2
over
2 | 1 Runs | HH: 5/0
1.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Chris Gayle, Back to bowling it on a length outside off, CG leaves it alone.
1.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Chris Gayle, WHAT A DELIVERY! Yorker on leg, Gayle looks to defend it but misses. The ball hits him on the shoe of his back leg. Indian players put in a solid appeal but it is turned down. India were thinking of a review but don't go ahead with it. The pitching was an issue there.
1.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Chris Gayle, Good length ball outside off, left alone by Gayle.
1.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Chris Gayle, Once again the ball goes away from the stumps. This one is slightly shorter though, Gayle once again leaves it alone calmly.
1.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Chris Gayle, Good length ball pitching on off, it goes away with the angle. Gayle leaves it alone.
1.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Sunil Ambris, Ambris is off the mark in this World Cup. Good length ball outside off, Sunil taps it down to third man and gets a single.
Jasprit Bumrah to partner Shami with the second new ball.
1
over
1 | 4 Runs | HH: 4/0
0.6
0
Mohammed Shami to Chris Gayle, On the fourth stump line, Gayle leaves it alone. 4 runs off the first over. Tidy start from Shami.
0.5
0
Mohammed Shami to Chris Gayle, Good length ball on off, Gayle punches it to cover.
0.4
4
Mohammed Shami to Chris Gayle, EDGE AND FOUR! Shami bowls it fuller than the previous balls. It is closer to the off pole too. Gayle looks to tap it on the off side but ends up getting an inside edge. The ball misses the stumps and goes fine down the leg side for a boundary. Dhoni dives to his right but cannot stop the ball.
0.3
0
Mohammed Shami to Chris Gayle, Outside off, Gayle leaves it alone.
0.2
0
Mohammed Shami to Chris Gayle, Once again it is slightly shorter than a length. It is outside off, Gayle was looking to play it but then retracts from his shot.
0.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Chris Gayle, Starts with a back of a length ball outside off, Gayle leaves it alone.
We are back for the chase! Sunil Ambris and Chris Gayle walk out to open the innings for West Indies. Mohammed Shami to start the proceedings with the first new ball. Chris Gayle to take the strike. Two slips in place for him.
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269 is the target for West Indies if they want to stay alive in the tournament. The pitch is not the easiest ones to score. It will be a tough ask for the West Indies batsmen against the Indian bowlers. Join us in a while for West Indies' reply.
Roach says that the pitch played a bit slow early on, hence they tried to bowl as full as possible. Feels that they will take this score. Is happy to be playing whenever called upon for the West Indies. Admits that they were aiming to get into India's brittle middle order. On Dhoni's missed stumping, Roach says that such things happen in the game but feels that 268 is pretty under-par and backs his side to chase it down.
As for West Indies bowling, Kemar Roach was the pick of the bowlers picking up 3 wickets. Cottrell and Holder bowled well too and bagged 2 apiece. Allen too bowled well but did not get any wickets. Oshane Thomas though had a day to forget. Not only did he go wicketless but was also taken to the cleaners. In his 7 overs he gave away 63 runs. Right then, Mike Atherton is down doing a quick chat with Kemar Roach.
After winning the toss, Virat Kohli decided to bat first on a sunny day. They did not get off to a great start, losing Rohit Sharma early but Kohli and Rahul steadied the ship with their 69-run stand. Rahul once again could not convert his start, Shankar and Kedar too did not last long. Kohli though kept scoring from one end. He was later joined by Dhoni. The duo added another vital stand. Kohli though could not convert his fifty into a hundred and was out against the run of play. Hardik Pandya then accelerated the scoring with his 38-ball 46. Dhoni played a slow knock but turned it around in the last over, scoring 16 runs off the last over and getting to his 72nd ODI fifty in the process.
What a finish this is for India! 16 off the last over and 49 off the last 5 has taken India close to 270. 268/7 is what India finish off with.
49.6
6
Oshane Thomas to MS Dhoni, SIX! Dhoni finishes the innings in style. Thomas bowls a bouncer. Not the ball one should bowl in the final over. Thomas makes this blunder and Dhoni makes him pay with a huge six via a pull over the mid-wicket fence. INDIA FINISH WITH 268/7 OFF THEIR 50 OVERS.
49.5
0
Oshane Thomas to MS Dhoni, Fuller on off, Dhoni creams it to sweeper cover but once again no run taken.
49.4
4
Oshane Thomas to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Brute power! Back of a length ball on off, Dhoni flat-bats it towards long on. The fielder there puts a dive but the ball goes past him like a bullet. This also brings up Dhoni's 72nd ODI fifty.
49.3
0
Oshane Thomas to MS Dhoni, Slower one on a length, Dhoni pulls it to deep square leg and refuses to take a run.
49.2
0
Oshane Thomas to MS Dhoni, Brilliant comeback from Thomas. He bowls a perfect yorker on middle. Dhoni cannot do much but just jam it out.
49.1
6
Oshane Thomas to MS Dhoni, SIX! That is out of here. Back of a length ball on off, Dhoni pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a 89m biggie. Perfect start to the final over for India.
49
over
49 | 3 Runs | HH: 252/7
48.6
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Kuldeep Yadav, Full on the pads, Kuldeep flicks it to fine leg but Dhoni does not take the run. He wants the strike for the last over.
Kuldeep Yadav walks out to bat now.
48.5
W
Sheldon Cottrell to Mohammed Shami, OUT! Caught! Back of a length ball on the leg side, Shami looks to pull but ends up gloving it behind to Hope. Cottrell brings out his trademark salute. Second wicket in the over and Shami walks back for a duck.
48.4
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Mohammed Shami, Back of a length ball, Shami looks to defend but the ball rises onto him and hits him on his arm.
48.3
1
Sheldon Cottrell to MS Dhoni, On the pads, Dhoni flicks it to the on side and gets just single.
48.3
1
Sheldon Cottrell to MS Dhoni, WIDE! Cottrell misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Wide signalled.
Mohammed Shami is the new man in.
48.2
W
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, OUT! Pandya holes out! Cottrell smartly bowls it full outside off. Forces Pandya to go on the off side. He obliges but ends up hitting it over covers and finding Fabian Allen in the deep. First wicket for Cottrell in the game. This wicket might have saved West Indies 15-20 runs.
48.1
1
Sheldon Cottrell to MS Dhoni, 250 up for India. Good length ball on the body, Dhoni tucks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
48
over
48 | 11 Runs | HH: 249/5
47.6
4
Oshane Thomas to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! Crunched! Length ball outside off, Hardik cuts it hard through point for a boundary.
47.5
2
Oshane Thomas to Hardik Pandya, Full on off, Pandya lofts it over covers and gets a couple.
47.4
1
Oshane Thomas to MS Dhoni, DROPPED! Tough chance though. Good length ball on off, the ball waits on as it comes to Dhoni. He ends up chipping it back towards the bowler. Thomas gets down and gets his hands to the ball but cannot hold onto it.
47.3
1
Oshane Thomas to Hardik Pandya, Outside off on a length, Hardik punches it towards point for a single.
47.2
2
Oshane Thomas to Hardik Pandya, In the air...but safe. Full toss on off and middle, Hardik looks to flick but it goes off the top edge. Holder runs from short fine leg, he runs in circles as he chases backward. The ball falls in no man's land and they take two.
47.1
1
Oshane Thomas to MS Dhoni, Back of a length ball on the body, Dhoni looks to pull but it goes off his glove towards short fine leg for a single.
Oshane Thomas is back. 5-0-36-0, his figures so far.
47
over
47 | 9 Runs | HH: 238/5
46.6
1
Sheldon Cottrell to MS Dhoni, Full toss on off, Dhoni strokes it towards deep cover and gets a single.
46.5
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, Fuller on middle, Hardik strokes it to long on for a single.
46.4
2
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, Good length ball outside off, Hardik slams it through covers. The fielder at sweeper cover runs to his right and saves it with a slide. Two taken.
46.3
4
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! Full on off, Hardik lofts it over mid off. The bat turns in his hand but there is no one in the deep there so he gets a boundary.
46.2
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, Good length ball on off, Pandya punches it cover.
46.1
1
Sheldon Cottrell to MS Dhoni, Back of a length ball on off, Dhoni pulls it to deep square leg and gets a single. Brings up the 50-run stand between the two.
46
over
46 | 10 Runs | HH: 229/5
45.6
1
Carlos Brathwaite to MS Dhoni, Once again flicks it to mid-wicket but gets just a single this time.
45.5
2
Carlos Brathwaite to MS Dhoni, Slower ball on middle and leg, Dhoni tucks it wide of deep mid-wicket. Allen comes running in from the deep but he cannot stop the second.
45.4
1
Carlos Brathwaite to Hardik Pandya, Back of a length ball, Pandya pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
45.3
1
Carlos Brathwaite to MS Dhoni, Follows it up with a single. It is full on off, MS drives it to cover for a single.
45.2
4
Carlos Brathwaite to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Finally Dhoni has decided to let loose. Full on off, Dhoni smacks it over mid off and fetches a boundary. Only his second of the innings.
45.1
1
Carlos Brathwaite to Hardik Pandya, Full on leg and middle, Pandya whips it to the on side and gets a single.
45
over
45 | 5 Runs | HH: 219/5
44.6
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, Good length ball on off, Hardik punches it to long off and gets a single.
44.5
2
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, Cross seam delivery on off, Hardik drives it to short cover and takes a quick single. The fielder there has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. There is no one backing up so they get one more.
44.4
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, Play and miss. Good length ball outside off, Pandya looks to hit but misses.
44.3
1
Sheldon Cottrell to MS Dhoni, Short ball on off, MS pulls it to square leg for a single.
44.2
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, Full toss on off, HP drives it but the ball turns in his hand towards sweeper cover for one.
44.1
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, Slower ball on the pads, Hardik turns it to short fine leg and comes out for a run but Dhoni sends him back. He has not taken those quick singles we are used to seeing.
44
over
44 | 10 Runs | HH: 214/5
43.6
2
Carlos Brathwaite to MS Dhoni, Once again it full around off, Dhoni milks it wide of sweeper cover and gets a couple.
43.5
1
Carlos Brathwaite to Hardik Pandya, Full on off, Hardik strokes it to sweeper cover for a single.
Some issue with Cottrell. While trying to field the previous ball, he rolled over on his knee. Seems to be in some pain. The physio is out in the middle.
43.4
1
Carlos Brathwaite to MS Dhoni, Full on off, Dhoni looks to hit it on the off side but it goes off the outside edge towards short third man. Cottrell dives to his left and stops the ball. In the process he hurts his knee though.
43.3
1
Carlos Brathwaite to Hardik Pandya, In the air but safe. Good length ball outside off, Pandya looks to hit it over point but it goes off the outside edge. It falls short of sweeper cover who comes running in. Hetmyer gets to the ball and they take one.
43.2
4
Carlos Brathwaite to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! Powerful! Back of a length ball on off. It is a slower one, Hardik flat-bats it through long on for a boundary.
43.1
1
Carlos Brathwaite to MS Dhoni, Full toss outside off, Dhoni looks to drive but gets an inside edge which goes to short fine leg for a single.
43
over
43 | 4 Runs | HH: 204/5
42.6
1
Sheldon Cottrell to MS Dhoni, A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
42.5
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, Full and outside off, driven towards long off for a single.
42.4
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, Landed outside off, played straight to point.
42.3
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, Around off, extra bounce, pushed to the off side.
42.2
2
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple.
42.1
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Hardik Pandya, Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
42
over
42 | 13 Runs | HH: 200/5
41.6
1
Carlos Brathwaite to Hardik Pandya, Short on off, Hardik pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
41.6
1
Carlos Brathwaite to Hardik Pandya, WIDE! Brathwaite is struggling for his line here. He once again bowls it down the leg side and it has been wided.
41.6
1
Carlos Brathwaite to Hardik Pandya, WIDE! Brathwaite misses his line and bowls it full down the leg side. Hardik looks to flick but misses.
41.5
4
Carlos Brathwaite to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! Pulled and pulled with venom. Back of a length ball on off, Hardik plays a short-arm pull between long on and deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
41.4
1
Carlos Brathwaite to MS Dhoni, Length ball on off, MS flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
41.3
3
Carlos Brathwaite to Hardik Pandya, Full on the pads, Pandya flicks it to the the longer side of the boundary towards square leg. The fielder there runs to his right and stops the ball with his right feet. The batsmen take three.
41.2
1
Carlos Brathwaite to MS Dhoni, Length ball on middle, MS strokes it to long on for one.
41.1
1
Carlos Brathwaite to Hardik Pandya, Good length ball on off and middle, Hardik plays it to long on and gets a single.
Carlos Brathwaite is into the attack for the first time today.
41
over
41 | 1 Runs | HH: 187/5
40.6
0
Jason Holder to MS Dhoni, Play and a miss to finish Holder's spell. Dhoni looks to pull but misses. Holder finishes with the figures of 10-2-33-2. Good day for the skipper with the ball.
40.5
0
Jason Holder to MS Dhoni, Good length ball on off, Dhoni tucks it to mid-wicket.
40.4
1
Jason Holder to Hardik Pandya, Back of a length ball, this time Pandya pulls it towards square leg and gets a single.
40.3
0
Jason Holder to Hardik Pandya, Back of a length ball, Hardik looks to pull but is early on it. The ball hits his upper half of his bat and goes to cover-point.
40.2
0
Jason Holder to Hardik Pandya, Hardik has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery
40.1
0
Jason Holder to Hardik Pandya, Full on off, Hardik plays a straight drive. It is straight as an arrow, Holder stretches out his right leg but does not get anything on the ball. The ball goes onto hit the stumps at the bowler's end.
Powerplay 3 time! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings.
40
over
40 | 2 Runs | HH: 186/5
39.6
0
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Short on off, Dhoni punches it to the man on the off side.
39.5
0
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Flatter on off, MS defends it off the front foot.
39.4
1
Fabian Allen to Hardik Pandya, Floated on off, Pandya drives it straight down the ground for one.
39.3
0
Fabian Allen to Hardik Pandya, Floated on off, Hardik strokes it towards cover and looks for a quick single. He comes halfway down the track for a single but does not get it as Dhoni sends him back.
39.2
1
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Short again, Dhoni punches it towards point and gets a single.
39.1
0
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Short on middle, Dhoni punches it to mid off.
39
over
39 | 8 Runs | HH: 184/5
38.6
4
Jason Holder to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! Hardik is off the mark in style. Back of a length ball on middle, Hardik pulls it towards square leg. The man from fine leg runs to his left and looks to stop it with a dive but misses.
38.5
0
Jason Holder to Hardik Pandya, Full on off, Hardik pushes it to mid off.
38.4
0
Jason Holder to Hardik Pandya, Full on middle and leg, Hardik defends it off the front foot.
38.3
0
Jason Holder to Hardik Pandya, Good length ball on the pads, Pandya flicks it to mid-wicket.
Kung-Fu Pandya time. Hardik Pandya is the new man in. This is his 50th ODI game.
38.2
W
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, OUT! Caught! West Indies skipper gets the better of the Indian skipper. This has come against the run of play here. Back of a length ball on off, Kohli looks to pull but does not time it. The bat turns in his hand and the ball goes straight to substitute Darren Bravo at short mid-wicket. Virat misses out on another opportunity to get his 100 in this World Cup.
38.1
4
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Brilliant from Kohli. Fuller around off, Kohli gets on his front foot and flicks it between mid-wicket and mid on for a boundary.
38
over
38 | 2 Runs | HH: 176/4
37.6
0
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Once again the length is the same, Dhoni cuts it to point.
37.5
0
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Short on off, MS defends it off the back foot.
37.4
1
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Floated on off, Virat strokes it to long off and gets a single.
37.3
1
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Short on off, Dhoni punches it towards point and gets a single.
37.2
0
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Flighted on the stumps, MS taps it back to the bowler.
37.1
0
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Floated on the stumps, Dhoni defends it off the front foot.
37
over
37 | 3 Runs | HH: 174/4
36.6
1
Jason Holder to MS Dhoni, On the pads, Dhoni flicks it down the leg side for a single.
36.5
0
Jason Holder to MS Dhoni, Back of a length ball on off, Dhoni defends it off the back foot.
36.4
0
Jason Holder to MS Dhoni, Good fielding from Allen. Back of a length ball outside off, Dhoni cuts it to the right of point. Allen there dives on that side and stops a certain boundary. In fact, he has kept it down to a dot.
36.3
1
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Slower ball on off, Kohli drives it to the left of mid off. The fielder there dives and stops the ball from going to the fence. Just a run conceded.
36.2
1
Jason Holder to MS Dhoni, Outside off, Dhoni punches it towards point and gets a single.
36.1
0
Jason Holder to MS Dhoni, Good length ball on off, Dhoni defends it off the back foot.
36
over
36 | 5 Runs | HH: 171/4
35.6
1
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, On the pads, Dhoni finishes the over with a single. He flicks the ball towards square leg and keeps the strike.
35.5
0
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Flighted on the stumps, Dhoni defends it off the front foot.
35.4
0
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Short on off, MS cuts it to the man at point.
35.3
0
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Floated on off, Dhoni defends it off the front foot.
35.2
2
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Short outside off, Dhoni cuts it through point. The fielder from sweeper cover runs to his left and stops the ball from going to the fence. The batsmen take two.
35.1
2
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Floated on off, Dhoni cuts it to the left of point. Hetmyer there misfields allowing them to take two.
35
over
35 | 4 Runs | HH: 166/4
34.6
2
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, Good length ball outside off, Virat drives it wide of sweeper cover and ends the over with a brace.
34.5
0
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, Full on off, Kohli defends it but it goes off the inner half onto his pad. The ball then rolls to the leg side.
34.4
0
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, Back of a length ball on off, Kohli defends it towards cover and once again looks for a quick run which is not there.
34.3
0
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, Good length ball on off, Kohli defends it towards cover and looks for a run but Dhoni says no.
34.2
0
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, Good length ball on off, Virat defends it off the front foot.
34.1
2
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, Full on middle, Kohli flicks it towards square leg for a couple.
34
over
34 | 8 Runs | HH: 162/4
33.6
1
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
33.5
4
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Fractionally short outside off, Kohli goes back and cuts it behind point for a boundary!
33.4
1
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Short and outside off, cut through point for a single.
33.3
1
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Driven through mid on by the batsman. One run added to the total.
33.2
0
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
33.1
1
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, STUMPING CHANCE MISSED! TWICE! What a miss by Shai Hope. Has he crushed West Indies' chances of reaching the semis? Tossed up outside off, Dhoni comes down the track, as he did to Rashid Khan against Afghanistan. He misses, being nowhere close to the ball and is halfway down the track. But luckily for him, Hope fumbles. Having been so far down the track, Dhoni gives up. But Hope, in his attempt to affect a run out, hits the stumps with his hands and the ball deflects towards square leg! To add insult to injury, a run is stolen. Bye signalled. It is referred upstairs and replays show that Hope has missed the ball.
33
over
33 | 2 Runs | HH: 154/4
32.6
1
Kemar Roach to MS Dhoni, Full on off, Dhoni tucks it to the right of mid on and keeps the strike with a single.
32.5
0
Kemar Roach to MS Dhoni, Length ball on off, Dhoni defends it with a straight bat.
32.4
0
Kemar Roach to MS Dhoni, Good length ball on off, Dhoni defends it off the back foot.
32.3
0
Kemar Roach to MS Dhoni, Full on off, MS drives it to mid on.
32.2
0
Kemar Roach to MS Dhoni, Length ball on middle and leg, Dhoni defends it to mid on.
32.1
1
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, Good length ball on the pads, Kohli flicks it to fine leg for a single.
32
over
32 | 2 Runs | HH: 152/4
31.6
0
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Floated on off, Dhoni defends it off the front foot.
31.5
1
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, This time Kohli punches it wide of point for one.
31.4
0
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Short on off, Kohli punches it but finds the man at cover.
31.3
0
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Kohli defends it from within the crease.
31.2
0
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Short again, Virat punches it to extra cover off his back foot.
31.1
1
Fabian Allen to MS Dhoni, Short on off, Dhoni punches it wide of cover for a single.
Fabian Allen is back. 5-0-34-0 his figures so far.
31
over
31 | 2 Runs | HH: 150/4
30.6
0
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, On the stumps, Virat defends it off the back foot to get through the over.
30.5
0
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, On off, Kohli drives it but finds mid off.
30.4
1
Kemar Roach to MS Dhoni, Full on middle, Dhoni flicks it uppishly towards mid-wicket and gets a single. 150 comes up for India with that.
30.3
0
Kemar Roach to MS Dhoni, On off, Dhoni defends it off the front foot towards point. Kohli looks for a single but Dhoni sends him back.
30.2
1
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, Full outside off, Kohli looks to flick but gets a leading edge which makes it go towards third man for a single.
30.1
0
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, Full on off, Kohli defends it off the front foot.
Drinks Break! This game is even at this stage. West Indies have got 4 wickets but they have not been able to get the big wicket of Kohli. They will be happy with their effort though as they have kept the run flow at bay. India too will be happy here as their captain is still out in the middle and is joined by the experienced MS Dhoni. With the power hitting of Pandya yet to come, India will be happy with their effort.
30
over
30 | 8 Runs | HH: 148/4
29.6
0
Oshane Thomas to MS Dhoni, Outside off on a length, Dhoni leaves it alone.
29.6
1
Oshane Thomas to MS Dhoni, WIDE! Thomas misses his line with his bouncer. It is down the leg side and it has been wided.
29.5
4
Oshane Thomas to MS Dhoni, FOUR! First boundary for Dhoni and it is a classic Dhoni cut. Good length ball outside off, MS rocks onto his back foot and cuts it in his typical fashion through point for a boundary.
29.4
0
Oshane Thomas to MS Dhoni, Fuller on off, Dhoni defends it onto the ground.
29.3
1
Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, Once again it is on the body, Kohli turns it behind square on the leg side for a single.
29.2
1
Oshane Thomas to MS Dhoni, MS is off the mark. Good length ball on the body, Dhoni flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
29.1
1
Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, Length ball on middle and off, Kohli glances it down the leg side for a single.
29
over
29 | 5 Runs | HH: 140/4
28.6
0
Kemar Roach to MS Dhoni, Dhoni starts his innings with a solid back foot defense.
To a huge cheer from the crowd, MS Dhoni walks out to bat next.
28.5
W
Kemar Roach to Kedar Jadhav, OUT! Caught behind! Another brilliant review from Holder. Once again the umpire has to reverse his decision. Good length ball outside off, it moves away just a hint after pitching. Kedar looks to run it down on the off side. He misses the ball but he straightaway looks behind as the ball goes straight to Hope behind the stumps. The West Indies players put an appeal but the umpire does not raise his finger. Holder signals the T to take it upstairs. Replays roll in and Ultra Edge shows a spike on it as the ball goes past his bat. The West Indies players are happy with joy. Kedar's reaction was an indication that he had got a feather on it.
Review for a caught behind! This might be interesting. West Indies are confident that they have got Kedar Jadhav. Has he nicked this? Oh dear... there seems to be a spike when the ball passes the bat. Kedar might have to go back...
28.4
4
Kemar Roach to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR! Pulled and pulled hard. Roach bowls a short ball on off, Kedar gets on his back foot and pulls it with authority through mid-wicket for a boundary.
28.3
0
Kemar Roach to Kedar Jadhav, Good length ball on off, Kedar looks to defend but it goes off the leading edge towards cover.
28.2
1
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, Back of a length ball on off, VK pulls it towards square leg for a single.
28.1
0
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, Full on off, Kohli plays a gorgeous drive but the man at mid off dives to his right and stops the ball. Had it not been for the effort, that was a definite boundary.
28
over
28 | 7 Runs | HH: 135/3
27.6
2
Oshane Thomas to Kedar Jadhav, Outside off on a length, Kedar drives it through point. Nurse in the deep runs to his right and stops the ball from going to the fence. The batsmen take two.
27.5
0
Oshane Thomas to Kedar Jadhav, Good length ball on top of the stumps, Kedar defends it off the back foot.
27.4
0
Oshane Thomas to Kedar Jadhav, Outside off, Jadhav leaves it alone.
27.3
1
Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, FIFTY FOR VIRAT KOHLI! Good length ball on off, Kohli strokes it towards cover to bring up his 53rd ODI fifty. His 4th in this World Cup. Virat will now be looking to convert this into his maiden 100 of this World Cup.
27.2
0
Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, Follows the boundary with a solid back foot defense.
27.1
4
Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Excellently played! Overpitched on off, Kohli gets on his front foot and drives it with ease through covers for a boundary. He moves to 49 with that.
Oshane Thomas is back! 3-0-21-0, his figures so far.
27
over
27 | 2 Runs | HH: 128/3
26.6
1
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, On the pads, Kohli flicks it to the leg side and gets a single. He keeps the strike.
26.5
1
Kemar Roach to Kedar Jadhav, Kedar is off the mark. Fuller on the body, Jadhav tucks it towards mid on and takes a quick single. He does not ground his bat and luckily for Jadhav the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end.
26.4
0
Kemar Roach to Kedar Jadhav, Good length ball on off, KJ defends it off the front foot.
26.3
0
Kemar Roach to Kedar Jadhav, Full on off, Kedar defends it off the front foot.
26.2
0
Kemar Roach to Kedar Jadhav, Back of a length ball on off, Jadhav defends it off the back foot.
Kedar Jadhav is the new man in.
26.1
W
Kemar Roach to Vijay Shankar, OUT! Caught! Roach gets his second of the game. Good length ball pitching on off, the ball moves away after pitching. Shankar looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge due to the away movement. It goes to the right of the keeper. Hope dives on that side and takes a very good low catch. Bringing Roach back into the attack has worked for Holder. Shankar will be disappointed not to make the most of the opportunity again.
Kemar Roach is back on! 5-0-21-1, his figures so far.
26
over
26 | 8 Runs | HH: 126/2
25.6
2
Sheldon Cottrell to Virat Kohli, Sweet sound! Good length ball around off, Kohli gets on his front foot and drives it right off the meat of his bat. It goes wide of sweeper cover and Virat comes back for the second.
25.5
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Virat Kohli, Better this, length ball on off. Kohli hops and defends. He looks for a quick run but does not get it. Sheldon gets to the ball and has a kick at it but he misses the stumps.
25.4
4
Sheldon Cottrell to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Poor ball from Cottrell. It is short and on the body, on top of leg pole. Kohli shuffles across and pulls it fine down the leg side for a boundary. Moves to 42 with that.
25.3
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Virat Kohli, Length ball on off, Kohli defends it with soft hands and looks for a quick run but Shankar quickly shouts no.
25.2
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Vijay Shankar, Good length ball on the pads, Shankar glances it behind square on the leg side and rotates the strike.
25.1
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Virat Kohli, Short ball, Kohli plays an aggressive pull towards square leg for a single.
25
over
25 | 5 Runs | HH: 118/2
24.6
4
Jason Holder to Vijay Shankar, FOUR! Beautiful! Full on off and middle, Shankar picks it up early and flicks it excellently through mid on for a boundary.
24.5
0
Jason Holder to Vijay Shankar, Good length ball on off, Vijay defends it off the front foot.
24.4
1
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Full on off again, Kohli tucks it towards mid on and takes a quick single. With that Kohli gets to 20,000 international runs. Becomes the fastest to get there leaving behind Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar. Truly is a modern great.
24.3
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, This he is able to flick it but finds the man at mid-wicket.
24.2
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Good ball. Fulll on off, it comes in with the angle. Kohli shuffles across and looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his back pad. If there was no inside edge he was gone for all money.
24.1
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Back of a length ball on off, Kohli defends it back towards the bowler.
The crowd is waiting in anticipation. Kohli is 1 run away from 20,000 international runs. Would be the fastest to this milestone.
24
over
24 | 1 Runs | HH: 113/2
23.6
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Vijay Shankar, Similar ball, defended back to the bowler.
23.5
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Vijay Shankar, Holds the length back a touch, Vijay goes back and hops to push it towards mid-wicket.
23.4
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Vijay Shankar, Angling away, pitched on middle and off, pushed towards cover.
23.3
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Vijay Shankar, Around off, pushed towards mid off.
23.2
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Vijay Shankar, Full and around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
23.1
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Virat Kohli, Full and down the leg side, tickled towards fine leg for a single. 19,999 runs for Kohli now, in international cricket.
23
over
23 | 8 Runs | HH: 112/2
22.6
4
Jason Holder to Vijay Shankar, FOUR! Wrongly lined. Down the leg side, Shankar helps it to the fine leg fence!
22.5
0
Jason Holder to Vijay Shankar, Around off, defended solidly from the crease.
22.4
0
Jason Holder to Vijay Shankar, Full and around off, watchfully blocked.
22.3
0
Jason Holder to Vijay Shankar, On a good length around off, Shankar looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
22.2
0
Jason Holder to Vijay Shankar, Around off, defended from the crease.
22.1
4
Jason Holder to Vijay Shankar, FOUR! MAJESTIC! Half volley outside off, Shankar leans and drives it wide of mid off. Oshane Thomas runs to his left and just stretches out his leg but misses and the ball goes through! Lazy effort.
22
over
22 | 6 Runs | HH: 104/2
21.6
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Virat Kohli, Good length ball on off, Kohli comes down the track and strokes it to point.
21.5
4
Sheldon Cottrell to Virat Kohli, IN THE AIR...FOUR! Short ball on the body. It is a well-directed one. Kohli looks to pull but does not time it well. The ball goes off the top edge towards the vacant fine leg region and he gets a boundary. Lucky one but he will take it.
21.4
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Virat Kohli, Short ball on off, Kohli sways away from it.
21.3
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Vijay Shankar, Shankar is off the mark and it also brings up the 100 for India. Good length ball on the pads, Shankar flicks it towards deep mid-wicket and gets a single.
21.2
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Vijay Shankar, Fuller on off, Shankar defends it off the front foot.
21.1
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Virat Kohli, Good length ball on off, Kohli punches it wide of cover and gets a single.
Sheldon Cottrell is back. 3-0-14-0 his figures so far.
21
over
21 | 1 Runs | HH: 98/2
20.6
0
Jason Holder to Vijay Shankar, Good length ball on off, Shankar defends it off the front foot. End of a brilliant over. 1 run and a big wicket of Rahul.
20.5
0
Jason Holder to Vijay Shankar, Bouncer to welcome Shankar. It keeps rising, Shankar sways away from it.
Vijay Shankar walks out at number 4.
20.4
W
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, OUT! Bowled 'em! Good length ball pitching around off, it comes in a bit after pitching. After two consecutive dots, which could have been a run. Rahul looks to play the on drive but the ball goes right between his bat and pad. It goes onto hit the off pole. Holder is ecstatic and once again Rahul throws away his good start. Jason has bowled really well here and now he has a well deserved wicket to his name.
20.3
0
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, Good length ball on off, Rahul cuts it but Allen at point dives to his left and stops a certain boundary.
20.2
0
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, Good length ball on the pads, Rahul flicks it to the right of mid-wicket. The fielder at short mid-wicket dives to his right and stops it.
20.1
1
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Good length ball on off, Kohli strokes it towards cover and gets a single.
20
over
20 | 8 Runs | HH: 97/1
19.6
4
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, FOUR! Smart this from Rahul. Floated on the pads, Rahul looks to sweep but there is extra bounce on the shot. The ball bounces off the glove and goes over short fine leg to the fence behind!
19.5
1
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Flighted on off, Kohli pushes it towards cover and gets a single.
19.4
0
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Tossed up on off, Kohli looks to defend. He does so uppishly but wide of mid off.
19.3
1
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, on the pads, Rahul pulls it to the on side and gets a single.
19.2
1
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Huge, huge cheer from the crowd as the Universe Boss dives to his right at third man and stops Kohli's cut shot to go away to the fence. Just a single.
19.1
1
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, Tossed up on middle, Rahul comes down the track and strokes it to sweeper cover for one.
19
over
19 | 2 Runs | HH: 89/1
18.6
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Holder hits the deck hard on off, Virat defends it towards point.
18.5
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Length ball outside off, Kohli cuts but finds point. Virat knows that was a hit-me ball.
18.4
2
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Good length ball on middle and leg, Kohli flicks it towards square leg and gets a couple.
18.3
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Fuller on off, Kohli works it towards short mid-wicket.
18.2
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Good length ball on off, Kohli dabs it close to the off stump and looks for a single but Rahul says no.
18.1
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Extra bounce on this one. Holder hits the length hard on middle and leg, Kohli looks to flick but it lobs off his glove due to the bounce towards cover.
18
over
18 | 10 Runs | HH: 87/1
17.6
1
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Another single without any fuss. It is nudged down to long on and gets a single. 10 runs off the over without any audacious shot.
17.5
1
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, Short on off, Rahul cuts it to deep point and rotates the strike.
17.4
1
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Tossed up on off, Kohli milks it past the diving Allen towards long on for a run.
17.3
2
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Floated on off, Kohli strokes it wide of sweeper cover and gets a couple.
17.2
1
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, Follows it up with an easy single to long on.
17.1
4
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, FOUR! Good shot but also a poor ball. Short and wide outside off, Rahul cuts it through point for a boundary. Brings up the 50-run stand between the two.
17
over
17 | 5 Runs | HH: 77/1
16.6
1
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, Single to end the over. 5 off this Holder. The last ball is short in length, Rahul pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 3-2-5-0. Holder's figures so far.
16.5
0
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, Fuller on off, Rahul defends it towards cover and says no to his partner for a run.
16.4
0
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, Follows it up with a calm leave to this fourth stump line ball.
16.3
4
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, FOUR! First runs off Holder's bowling and it is a boundary. What a gorgeous shot this is. Full on off and middle, Rahul nonchalantly flicks it past the diving mid on fielder for a boundary.
Holder was halfway in his run-up but KL Rahul had some issue with the sightscreen.
16.2
0
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, Outside off, Rahul leaves it alone.
16.1
0
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, 13th dot in a row. Good length ball on off, Rahul defends it towards point.
Drinks Break! India are motoring along nicely here. Though they lost Rohit Sharma early, Rahul is looking good out in the middle and Virat too is finding his flow. West Indies have bowled well to keep the run flow at bay but they need to keep plucking wickets as India have a tall batting line up. Restricting them will need the Caribbean side to take wickets.
16
over
16 | 5 Runs | HH: 72/1
15.6
0
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Once again Kohli defends it off the front foot.
15.5
0
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Tossed up on the stumps, Kohli defends it off the front foot.
15.4
1
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, Follows it up with a single down to long off.
15.3
4
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, FOUR! Brilliant stroke! Flighted on off, Rahul looks to hit it towards cover but it goes off the outer half of his bat through point for a boundary.
15.2
0
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, Tossed up on off, Rahul defends it to the left of Allen.
15.1
0
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, Flighted on the stumps, Rahul defends it off the front foot.
15
over
15 | 0 Runs | HH: 67/1
14.6
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Yes it will be. The last ball is full on middle and leg, Kohli defends it towards mid on. 2nd maiden on the trot for Jason Holder.
14.5
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, 11 dots in a row. This one is outside off, Kohli shoulders arms to it. 2nd maiden in a row for Holder?
14.4
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Full on off, Virat pushes it towards mid off.
14.3
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Make that 9. Fuller on off, Kohli defends it towards point and calls a loud no.
14.2
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Good length ball on off, Kohli strides out and defends it. 8th dot on the trot for Holder. He is yet to concede a run.
14.1
0
Jason Holder to Virat Kohli, Full around off, Kohli drives it to the man at cover.
14
over
14 | 5 Runs | HH: 67/1
13.6
1
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Slower through the air on off, Kohli nudges it to long off and gets a single to end the over.
13.5
2
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, On the pads, Kohli flicks it towards square leg and gets a couple.
13.4
1
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, Tossed up on off, Rahul strokes it towards long off and gets a single.
13.3
0
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, Flighted on off, Rahul defends it to mid off.
13.2
1
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Shorter on off and middle, Kohli punches it to long on and gets a single.
13.1
0
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Floated on the stumps, Kohli defends it off the front foot.
BREAKING NEWS - Good news for Indian fans. They have now become the number 1 ranked side in ODI cricket!
13
over
13 | 0 Runs | HH: 62/1
12.6
0
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, Solid confident leave to end the over. It is outside off, Rahul shoulders arms to it. Holder starts off with a maiden.
12.5
0
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, Good length ball outside off, Rahul cuts it to the man at point.
12.4
0
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, Beautiful ball this. Good length ball outside off, Rahul brings out his front foot and looks to defend but misses. The ball hits him on the front pad. Holder asks the question to the umpire but it is turned down. Holder has a chat with Hope regarding the review but they opt not to take it. Ball Tracker later on rolls and shows the impact would have been umpire's call. Also it would have gone over the stumps.
12.3
0
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, Full on off, Rahul pushes it to the man at mid off this time.
12.2
0
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, Full again, Rahul nudges it to mid on and shouts wait on to his partner.
12.1
0
Jason Holder to KL Rahul, Full on middle and leg, Rahul pushes it to the man at mid on.
The captain is into the attack now. Jason Holder brings himself on.
12
over
12 | 6 Runs | HH: 62/1
11.6
4
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Slashed away! Landed outside off, Kohli looks to cut but the ball takes the outside edge and flies past slip and beats short third man!
11.5
0
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Around off, defended watchfully.
11.4
1
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, Fullish, around off, pushed through mid on for a run.
11.3
0
Fabian Allen to KL Rahul, Around off, watchfully defended.
11.2
1
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Around off, flicked through mid on for a single.
11.1
0
Fabian Allen to Virat Kohli, Outside off, punched back to the bowler.
Spinner into the attack now. Fabian Allen is brought on by Jason Holder.
11
over
11 | 9 Runs | HH: 56/1
10.6
0
Oshane Thomas to KL Rahul, Good length ball on off, Rahul taps it towards cover. Kohli was looking for a run but Rahul rightfully sends him back.
10.5
4
Oshane Thomas to KL Rahul, FOUR! Gorgeous! Full on off, Rahul gets on his front foot and plays a classical cover drive. The fielder had no chance to stop that ball.
10.4
1
Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, Now follows it up with a single down to third man. Smart batting this.
10.3
4
Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Class, absolute class! Back of a length ball outside off, Kohli was waiting for it. He picks it up early and smashes it over cover for a boundary. 50 comes up for India with that boundary.
10.2
0
Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, Full on off, Kohli defends it with authority off his front foot.
10.1
0
Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, Good length ball on off, Kohli pushes it to the man at cover.
Powerplay 2 signalled. Now maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 3 Runs | HH: 47/1
9.6
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Dot to finish the over. Full on off, Rahul blocks it to end Powerplay 1. India are 47/1.
9.5
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, On the pads, Rahul flicks it to short mid-wicket and says no to his partner for a run.
9.4
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Full on middle and off, Rahul defends it towards mid on.
9.3
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Good length ball outside off, KL plays it to the man at point.
9.2
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Full on off, KL defends it off the front foot.
9.1
3
Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli, Once again uppish but safe. Full on the pads, Kohli flicks it just wide of the fielder at short mid-wicket. The fielder there stretches his hand out to his right but cannot get his hand to it. The batsmen take three as the fielder cleans it up before the ropes.
9
over
9 | 6 Runs | HH: 44/1
8.6
0
Oshane Thomas to KL Rahul, Short ball to finish the over. It is outside off, Rahul sways away from it. 6 off the over.
8.5
2
Oshane Thomas to KL Rahul, Good length ball around off, Rahul cuts it wide of third man and gets third consecutive brace.
8.4
2
Oshane Thomas to KL Rahul, Uppish but safe. Good length ball on the pads, Rahul flicks it uppishly wide of short mid-wicket for a couple.
8.3
2
Oshane Thomas to KL Rahul, On the pads, Rahul flicks it towards square leg and gets it towards backward square leg and gets a couple.
8.2
0
Oshane Thomas to KL Rahul, Full ball, close to the off pole. KL gets on his front foot and defends it.
8.1
0
Oshane Thomas to KL Rahul, Outside off, Rahul leaves it alone.
8
over
8 | 3 Runs | HH: 38/1
7.6
3
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Good footwork save from Holder. Full on off, Rahul drives it through mid off. Holder runs from mid off and with his tall frame stops the ball just before the ropes with his giant foot. He saves 1 run for his side.
7.5
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Full on off, Rahul defends it off the front foot.
7.4
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, 4 dots in the over now. Once again it is close to the off stump, KL blocks it off the front foot.
7.3
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Good length ball on off, KL blocks it off the front foot.
7.2
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Once again the length is same. It is on middle and leg, Rahul defends it towards mid on.
7.1
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Fuller on off, Rahul gets on his front foot and blocks it.
7
over
7 | 6 Runs | HH: 35/1
6.6
4
Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Kohli is off the mark in style. Length ball outside off, Kohli picks it up early and cuts it through point for a boundary. If that stroke is anything to go by then Virat looks in the mood.
6.6
1
Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, WIDE! Thomas misses his line and bowls it wide outside off. It is outside the tramline and the umpire rightfully signalls it as wide.
6.5
0
Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, Another good length ball on off, once again Kohli defends it off his back foot.
6.4
0
Oshane Thomas to Virat Kohli, Good length ball on off, Kohli starts his innings with a solid back foot defense.
6.3
1
Oshane Thomas to KL Rahul, Back of a length ball on off, Rahul guides it towards third man off the upper half of his bat for a single.
6.2
0
Oshane Thomas to KL Rahul, Full on middle and leg, Rahul defends it towards mid on and looks for a quick single but Kohli says no.
6.1
0
Oshane Thomas to KL Rahul, Beauty to start off with. Full outside off, the ball swings away after pitching. Rahul looks to drive but gets beaten.
Virat Kohli comes in at number 3. 37 short of becoming the fastest to 20,000 international runs. Will today be the D-day? Meanwhile, Oshane Thomas is the first change.
6
over
6 | 12 Runs | HH: 29/1
5.6
W
Kemar Roach to Rohit Sharma, OUT! Caught! Brilliant review this from West Indies. It is a magnificent ball from Roach. Pitching on off, the ball nips in sharply. Rohit looks to defend but gets beaten by the inward movement. The ball goes between his bat and pad to the left of the wicket keeper. Shai Hope behind dives to that side and takes it on the full. West Indies players put in an appeal but it is turned down. They decide to go for the review. To the naked eye it looks to be missing the bat but Ultra Edge shows a spike. In fact, on closer look, the ball seems to be hitting the bat and the pad at the same time. The umpire is asked to reverse his decision. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma don't look too happy but Rohit has to walk back. Tough call. Really difficult to say whether the ball hit the bat or the pad.
Review time! Is Rohit caught behind? West Indies certainly believe so. They have gone for the review. There is a spike on the Ultra Edge and the decision might be reversed here...
5.5
1
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Good length ball on middle and leg, Rahul follows the boundary with a quick single.
5.4
4
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, FOUR! Beautiful! Overpitched ball on middle, Rahul drives it through mid on. This too comes right off the middle and the ball goes onto race to the long on fence.
5.3
1
Kemar Roach to Rohit Sharma, Smartly follows it up with a quick single towards mid on. Smart, intelligent batting this from Rohit.
5.2
6
Kemar Roach to Rohit Sharma, SIX! First six of the game and what a meaty blow this is. Back of a length ball on off, Rohit plays his trademark front foot pull over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. That blow came right off the middle of his bat.
5.1
0
Kemar Roach to Rohit Sharma, Full on off, Rohit pushes it to mid off.
5
over
5 | 8 Runs | HH: 17/0
4.6
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length ball on off, RS pulls it towards mid-wicket and gets a single to end an expensive over.
4.5
2
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, On the pads, Rohit flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a couple.
4.4
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, Follows it up with a solid front foot defense.
4.3
4
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! First boundary off the game and it comes off the bat of Rohit Sharma. Cottrell is guilty of giving width outside off, Rohit lashes on it and cuts it through point for a boundary. The fielder from third man gives it a chase but can do nothing.
4.2
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, OHH! Full outside off, Rohit looks to drive but gets an inside edge. Luckily for him it does not go onto chop the stumps. The ball goes to short fine leg.
4.1
1
Sheldon Cottrell to KL Rahul, Back of a length ball on off, Rahul pulls it towards square leg and gets a single.
4
over
4 | 2 Runs | HH: 9/0
3.6
0
Kemar Roach to Rohit Sharma, Outside off, Rohit does not go after it and leaves it alone.
3.5
0
Kemar Roach to Rohit Sharma, Length ball outside off, Rohit punches it to cover. The fielder there moves to his right and stops the ball.
3.4
0
Kemar Roach to Rohit Sharma, Full on middle, Sharma pushes it to mid on.
3.3
1
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Good length ball on off, Rahul strokes it wide of point. Ambris dives to his left but the ball deflects off his hand and Rahul gets a run.
3.2
1
Kemar Roach to Rohit Sharma, Full on off, Rohit flicks it towards mid on and gets a single.
3.1
0
Kemar Roach to Rohit Sharma, Length ball on off, Rohit defends it with authority off his front foot.
3
over
3 | 2 Runs | HH: 7/0
2.6
0
Sheldon Cottrell to KL Rahul, Solid leave to finish the over. West Indies have bowled good lines and lengths here. Outside off on a length, KL shoulders arms to it.
2.5
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, Fuller outside off, Rohit once again goes after it. He gets a thick outside edge which goes wide of first slip and towards third man. Thomas runs to his left and gets to the ball. The batsmen take just one.
2.5
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, WIDE! Cottrell misses his line here and bowls it down the leg side. Rohit looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
2.4
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, Better from Rohit. Full on off, Sharma defends it off the front foot.
2.3
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length ball on middle and leg. It nips in a bit, Rohit looks to defend but gets hit high on his thigh pad.
2.2
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, Cottrell bends his back on this one and bowls it short outside off. Rohit goes for a big slash but misses. Not a typical Rohit shot this. He does not usually go after it early on.
2.1
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, Cottrell steams in and bowls it on a length on off, Rohit looks to defend but the ball turns on his hand and then goes onto hit his pad.
2
over
2 | 1 Runs | HH: 5/0
1.6
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Full ball to finish the over. It is on middle and off, KL pushes it to mid on. Just one run off Roach's first.
1.5
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Now bowls on the fourth stump line, KL has nothing to do with that and leaves it alone.
1.4
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Once again Roach bowls a tight line on off, Rahul defends it solidly off his front foot.
1.3
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Good length ball on off, Rahul punches it to the man at cover.
1.2
0
Kemar Roach to KL Rahul, Roach hits the deck hard on off, Rahul hops and defends it towards cover. He shouts a loud no to his partner.
1.1
1
Kemar Roach to Rohit Sharma, Roach starts with a length ball on off, Rohit flicks it to the on side and gets to the other end.
Kemar Roach to bowl with the second new ball.
1
over
1 | 4 Runs | HH: 4/0
0.6
0
Sheldon Cottrell to KL Rahul, Extra bounce on this one. It is on middle and off, Rahul looks to defend but due to the extra bounce it comes off the upper half of his bat.
0.5
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, Rohit is off the mark too. Good length ball on off and middle, Rohit flicks it to fine leg and gets a single.
0.4
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, This one is also outside off but closer to the off pole, Rohit knows where his off stump is and leaves it alone.
0.3
0
Sheldon Cottrell to Rohit Sharma, Outside off, it goes away with the angle. Rohit leaves it alone.
0.2
3
Sheldon Cottrell to KL Rahul, India are underway. Good length ball on off, Rahul punches it through covers and gets three runs as the fielder cleans it up before the ropes.
0.1
0
Sheldon Cottrell to KL Rahul, Starts with a full ball on off, Rahul starts his innings with a solid front foot defense.
Done and dusted with the national anthems and it's play time now. West Indies players are in a huddle before they take their respective positions in the field. Indian opening pair of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma stride out to the middle to open the innings. For West Indies, it is going to be Sheldon Cottrell who will start the proceedings with the first new ball. He took two wickets in his very first over against New Zealand. Can he do something similar again?
Both set of players are out in the middle for their respective national anthems. First up, it will be India's who play this game as the away side, followed by West Indies'. We are just a few moments away from the first ball being bowled in this game.
WEATHER REPORT- It is bright and sunny out here. It was raining yesterday but today there are no clouds as of now. Let's hope it stays this way.
West Indies (Playing XI) - Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris (IN FOR EVIN LEWIS), Shai Hope(wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen (IN FOR ASHLEY NURSE), Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.
India (Unchanged Playing XI) - KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
West Indian captain, Jason Holder, says that he was also looking to bat first as looking at the wicket, if there is anything, it will come only in the first half an hour. Informs that Sunil Ambris and Fabian Allen come in for Evin Lewis and Ashley Nurse. On the team's performance, Holder says that they are getting closer and closer to playing a complete game and hopes to produce another good performance today.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says that the decision to bat is because of the wicket looking hard. Adds that the Indians have two wrist spinners and Kedar Jadhav plays a good role as well. Feels that in the second half, the spinners will come into play. On the batting plans, Kohli says that understanding the situation is the key, add 50-60 runs and then build on it and not throw it away. Informs that there is no change in the team which played against Afghanistan.
TOSS - The captains and the match referee are all in readiness for the toss. West Indies skipper, Jason Holder has the coin in hand. Up it goes, Indian skipper, Virat Kohli calls Heads and it comes down as Heads. INDIA OPT TO BAT.
PITCH REPORT - Mike Atherton and Ian Bishop are the pitch analysts for the day. Atherton says it is the same pitch used between West Indies vs New Zealand. Informs us the short boundaries are on the square but reckons the dimension won't play a big part as it is an even ground. Ian Bishop from the other end of the pitch, looks at it and says the pitch has a few scratches as there are bowlers' foot mark on it as the last game played here was on Saturday. Informs that in the previous game few balls turned in the latter stage of the game between West Indies and New Zealand. Bishop feels if a bowler has pace then he can extract some movement from the surface. Also says with the sun beaming out the captain winning the toss should bat first.
Welcome to the coverage of match 34 of World Cup 2019. India take on West Indies today in what is a very vital clash for both sides for completely different reasons. India, with a win here will get closer to qualify for the semi-final. The Men in Blue come into this one on the back of a thrilling win against Afghanistan. It was their bowlers who took them over the line in that game. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who missed out the last game due to injury was back in training. If he's fit, it will be interesting to see whether he replaces hat-trick hero, Mohammad Shami, someone else or is left out of the playing XI. West Indies, on the other hand, need to win this one in order to keep their hopes alive in this tournament. A loss here will see Jason Holder's side become the third team after Afghanistan and South Africa to officially be out of contention for a semi-final berth. They will miss the services of Russell who has been ruled out of the tournament. Will West Indies tinker with the playing XI that lost a nail-biting game against New Zealand? Only time will tell. The Caribbean side can blow out any team if and when on song. Can they upset India and stay alive in the competition or will India be the only unbeaten side in the tournament? Stay tuned to find out as the toss is not far away.
West Indies
Chris Gayle
Bat/Bow
Sunil Ambris
Bat/Bow
Shai Hope
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Nicholas Pooran
Bat/Bow
Shimron Hetmyer
Bat/Bow
Jason Holder
CAP/Bat/Bow
Carlos Brathwaite
Bat/Bow
Fabian Allen
Bat/Bow
Kemar Roach
Bat/Bow
Sheldon Cottrell
Bat/Bow
Oshane Thomas
Bat/Bow
India
Rohit Sharma
Bat/Bow
KL Rahul
Bat/Bow
Virat Kohli
CAP/Bat/Bow
Vijay Shankar
Bat/Bow
Kedar Jadhav
Bat/Bow
MS Dhoni
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Hardik Pandya
Bat/Bow
Kuldeep Yadav
Bat/Bow
Mohammed Shami
Bat/Bow
Yuzvendra Chahal
Bat/Bow
Jasprit Bumrah
Bat/Bow
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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

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W
D
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PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
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9
0

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