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India won the T20I series 2-1, how will the ODI series pan out?

India won the T20I series 2-1, how will the ODI series pan out?

Ambris falls:

Chahar strikes in the fifth over. Looking to flick without any footwork proves costly for Ambris, who's trapped in front for 9. West Indies are 11 for 1.

The chase:

Deepak Chahar begins with a maiden to Shai Hope but Mohammed Shami bowls a bit too straight to Sunil Ambris, who flicks it away for a couple of boundaries in the second over.

India finish with 288:

A solid performance from middle order, led by half-centuries from Iyer and Pant, that has helped India finish with a strong total on a trying wicket. Will the West Indies batting order challenge the Indian bowling?

Controversial dismissal:

Following Jadhav's wicket, Jadeja was found short of the crease at the non-striker's end. The umpire, however, did not ask for the third umpire's help immediately and went upstairs only after the replays were shown and possibly relayed on to the field.

Jadhav, Jadeja stand:

Jadhav has played the aggressor in a brisk half-century stand that has helped India make good progress despite the dismissal of the half-centurions. India move to 268 for 5 after 47 overs.

Pant falls:

Another important strike for the West Indies. Having struck a four off Pollard, Pant tries to play the pick-up shot over square leg but fails to clear Hetmyer in the deep. He departs for 71 off 69, leaving India at 210 for 5 in the 40th over.

Iyer departs:

A wicket against the run of play as Iyer departs for a well-made 70 off 88 - he flicks a delivery from Joseph straight to the hands of Pollard at midwicket. India are 194/4 in the 37th over.

Reprieve for Pant:

The left-hander tries to go hard at a full delivery from Pollard and ends up hitting it straight to cover where Cottrell puts down the catch.

Twin fifties power India:

A good effort from the two middle-order batsmen. Iyer brings up a 70-ball half-century and has shown solid application on a trying, double-natured pitch. Pant, meanwhile, gets to his maiden fifty-plus score, off 49 deliveries. the partnership has crossed 100 in the 35th over with both batsmen now finding the boundaries more regularly and have set things up nicely for India.

Iyer, Pant help India forward:

His love for sixes means one can't keep Pant quiet for too long. He goes down on one knee and slog-sweeps Chase for a maximum to extend the partnership past 40. Iyer, meanwhile, has been happy rotating the strike and milking the singles as they raise a half-century stand off 66 deliveries.

Measured Pant:

It has been a good innings so far from Rishabh Pant, who has been judicious with his shot selection. A flick off Joseph gives him his first boundary as India move to 104 for 2 after 25.

Crucial wicket:

Alzarri Joseph picks up an important wicket to cut short India's recovery. It was a short of a length delivery that skidded through to Rohit, who was late on the pull and ended up toe-ending it to Pollard at midwicket to depart for 36 off 56. India are 80 for 3, with Rishabh Pant walking out at No. 4.

The CricViz Analyst @cricvizanalyst Rohit Sharma seemed to struggle against the seamers today and played 24.5% false shots, a great deal higher than his career average of 16.2% Jason Holder was his chief tormentor, drawing 32% false shots #INDvWI 09:46 AM • Dec 12, 2019

Half-century stand:

Rohit and Iyer have scored at a good rate, bringing up the half-century stand off 58 deliveries to lead India's recovery.

Rebuilding partnership:

Shreyas Iyer has began in a positive fashion, scoring a boundary apiece off Walsh and Holder while Rohit has also found the fence a couple of times. This has been a productive partnership so far, with runs also coming quickly, as India move to 54 for 2 after 13.

Quick wickets:

Clever bowling from Cottrell, who takes the pace off the ball and watches Rahul get a leading edge to Hetmyer. In comes Virat Kohli and he gets off the mark with a boundary past mid-off. However, the India captain departs soon after, chopping on after trying to guide a slower delivery from Cottrell to third man. India are 25 for 2.

Rohit gets into the act:

Cottrell bowls another maiden following which Rohit scores his first runs, off his 11th delivery, by coming down the track and driving Holder through extra cover for a four. Rohit gets his second four by pulling a short delivery from Cottrell over mid on in the fifth over. India are 17 for 0.

First runs:

A shortist delivery pitched slightly wide is cut away with ease for a boundary by Rahul for India's first runs. Rohit, meanwhile, is yet to get off the mark and has been hurried for pace by Holder.

Almost a wicket:

Rohit Sharma started off from the striker's end before turning down the single. Keemo Paul was quick to get to the ball at short extra cover and if he had hit the stumps on the direct at the non-striker's end, Rahul would have been a goner. Meanwhile, it's a maiden from Sheldon Cottrell.

Toss and teams:

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and opted to bowl.Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal, Shardul Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal were the ones not part of the Indian XI. Shivam Dube was playing his maiden ODI for India. For West Indies, Evin Lewis missed out due to the injury he sustained during the T20I series.

India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami

West Indies: (Playing XI): Shai Hope (wk), Sunil Ambris, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell

Narbavi speaks

"It's completely sunny here today in Chennai after two gloomy days. You can feel the heat inside an air conditioned media box," our correspondent pings from the venue.

Build up

Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for the first ODI between India and West Indies in Chennai. With The Test Championship having started and the T20 WC beginning in Australia in a few months, this three-match ODI series seems a bit out of place in the cricketing scheme of things, with even the ODI league set to being after six months.

"The fact that India only had an optional practice session 24 hours before the game tells you something. A washout or a game with regular rain interventions might not help matters as well. The pitch was under the covers for a major duration in the last 48 hours and even though the forecast for Sunday gives hope, one can never take the weather for granted in this part of the world in December," writes Narbavi R in his preview.

Although it is a different format, the 50-over games will be helpful for those not in the best of forms to get back on track. Someone like Rishabh Pant. "He is working hard on his game, his fitness. Once he starts coming good he can be a match-winner. He has been given an opportunity because he has done well in the past in this format. Once he starts getting runs, he can be a massive player for the Indian team," says India's batting coach Vikram Rathour.

For West Indies, the presence of Roston Chase gives them more balance - according to skipper Kieron Pollard. "Having a guy who bats in the middle order in Test cricket coming in and in one-day cricket can do any role. Given that, he can bowl as well it gives an opportunity to play an extra bowler or an extra allrounder or an extra batsman. So, he has been very valuable for us."

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