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Chahal bagged four wickets to keep West Indies to 176.
Virat Kohli's innings last just four balls. Short ball from Joseph and pulled straight to fine leg. West Indies have two quick wickets but India still look in control. Pant walks in at No. 4
India 93 for 2
Rohit falls lbw to Alzarri Joseph for 60 off 51. The ball came back in and Rohit was struck at the crease. The umpire gave it out and the India captain wanted a review. The ball was just clipping the bails. Virat Kohli, the next man in, starts off with a boundary with an outside edge past slip. And then uppercuts the ball for a boundary next ball. The former captain is in a hurry just the captain.
India 84 for 1
India are cruising in the chase and the openers are showing the West Indies batters how to play on this wicket. India scored 67 in the powerplay with both Rohit and Kishan smashing boundaries at will. Rohit gets to his 44th ODI half-century soon after as well.
The chase is about to begin. Ishan Kishan and Rohit to open. Roach to bowl …
Harsha Bhogle @bhogleharsha Top innings by Jason Holder. The best batsman in this West Indies team. 10:50 AM • Feb 02, 2022
INDIA SET 177
West Indies couldn't quite hit the ground up and running and fold for 176 after being asked to bat. Yuzvendra Chahal's four wickets and Washinton Sundar's three hurt the visitors as they lost their way after a pretty cautious start.
Rohit Sharma enjoyed the near-perfect start as a regular captain of the ODI side as India became the first side to feature in 1000 ODIs. The coin fell in Rohit's favour and the opener had no hesitation in bowling first given that the dew factor would come into play as the match goes on.
Shai Hope creamed two consecutive fours through cover in the third over but lost his poles as Mohammed Siraj got the next delivery to nip back in. The inside edge crashed onto the stumps and gave India the early breakthrough. Darren Bravo (31 off 52) and Brandon King made 31 off 52 for the second wicket before Washinton forced the visitors into another period of rebuilding. He first had King chip a catch to midwicket and then got Bravo lbw to leave West Indies in trouble at 45 for 3.
A small stand of 26 flourished between Shamarh Brooks and Nicholas Pooran but Chahal put an end to those battles with his strikes. It was Pooran's first as the left-hander missed a sweep and was given out lbw after a review. Kieron Pollard got sucked into playing an explosive drive first ball and was bowled by Chahal's googly as West Indies found themselves 71 for 5 with Chahal past the 100 ODI wickets mark. Brooks was caught behind with Chahal leading the destruction with figures of 2-8-6-3.
Akeal Hosein bagged a duck but Jason Holder and Fabian Allen provided the much-needed resistance to prop up the score past 150. Holder looked fluent and was positive in his approach against the spinners. He took on Chahal and struck the legspinner for three sixes before getting to his half-century. He was dropped by Prasidh Krishan on 23 when the ball went through the pacer's hand at the square leg fence for a six. The pair made 78 off 91 with Holder contributing 47 off 48 before Washington ended Allen's innings on 29.
Holder was caught behind trying to push at a back of length delivery from Prasidh to end hopes of the visitors crossing the 200-run mark after.
50 for Holder
West Indies were struggling at 79 for 7 and are now past 150. Holder has got a half-century and has scored 77 with Allen. West Indies need runs on the board and will hope this pair bats out the remaining overs.
West Indies 156 for 7
Prasidh Krishna has been threatening this spell and gets the reward with the wicket of Akeal Hosein. Back of length ball and it took the inside edge. Pant took the catch clean and the third umpire had an easy decision to make.
West Indies 79 for 7
Chahal on fire
Third successful review from the Indian side and Chahal has bagged three wickets in his first 11 balls in the game. Normal legspinner turning away from the bat and the ball took the edge on the way to the wicketkeeper. However, the bat also hit the pad and that led to the confusion. Rohit took the review after Kohli, Pant and several others were convinced it was out.
West Indies 78 for 6
100 ODI wickets for Chahal
Pooran misses the sweep and it looked very close. Once again Rohit had to opt for the review and get the decision overturned. The next ball, Pollard goes for a slog and misses the googly. Bowled for a first-ball duck and West Indies in a lot of trouble.
West Indies 71 for 5
Two for Washington
And he gets Bravo as well. Length ball and it held its line. Bravo wanted to work that to the on side and missed connecting. Looked close but was given not out. Rohit took the review and overturned the decision in India's favour. West Indies three down now.
WI 45 for 3
Washington troubled Bravo and now gets his opening wicket by removing King. Length ball and the batter chipped it to midwicket to fall for 13 off 26.
West Indies 44 for 2
Powerplay done – West Indies 39 for 1
Hope crashed the previous two balls past cover for boundaries and get bowled on the third. Scrambled seam from Siraj, the ball comes in to take the inside edge and crashes into the stumps. Darren Bravo is in at No. 3.
West Indies 13 for 1
Brandon King and Shai Hope are out there to open for West Indies. Siraj will bowl the first over and we are all set for the contest …
TOSS – India opt to bowl
West Indies: Brandon King, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Akeal Hosein
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj
India news – Deepak Hooda will make his debut today.
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Team news ahead of the contest – Ishan Kishan will open the batting for India. He'll be playing his third ODI.
ICYMI – India will be playing their 1000th ODI. This will be the first ODI at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Hello and welcome to the live blog of the opening ODI between India and West Indies in Ahmedabad. Before we get cracking with the game, here's the preview from Bharat R –
15 played – 5 won and 10 lost. India's progress report in ODI cricket since the start of 2020. India's rather modest record in that period does indicate from a position of sure-footed security, they have slipped a bit in the 50-over format. The other side of the argument would be that the Asian nation hasn't played enough ODI cricket in the last two years to test combinations in order to find the missing pieces of the jigsaw puzzle. So in that context, India's next assignment under the leadership of Rohit Sharma – a three-match ODI series against the West Indies – gains significance.
A few days before the opening ODI in Ahmedabad, the hosts found themselves in a bit of a quagmire when Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad and net bowler Navdeep Saini tested COVID-19 positive. Despite being pegged back by these cases, the hosts have the opportunity to play with their combinations and experiment. One of the recurring themes during India's 0-3 loss in South Africa was the middle order batters struggling to find the right tempo.
In that scenario, Deepak Hooda could get an opportunity to put his hat in the ring for a middle order berth. KL Rahul, who isn't available for the opening game, could also be a key to reignite the middle order engine when he returns. Even though Rahul batted at the top of the order in South Africa, he has showcased his ability to make an impact against hit the deck pace bowling in the middle and slog overs. It is further evidenced by the point that he has played 17 of his ODIs in the middle order and has accumulated 624 runs at an average of 52 and a strike rate of over 100.
The to-do-project would also include propping up the bowling unit. India picking up only 14 wickets in total in the recently concluded ODI series in South Africa is a fair summation of how the bowling unit has bowled in the 50-over format in recent times. So the home side could look towards the promising Ravi Bishnoi to add some bite to the attack in the middle overs. Kuldeep Yadav has also returned to the squad after being laid low by a knee injury and some poor form.
In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, the onus would be on Mohammed Siraj to shoulder the pace bowling unit. With Avesh Khan and Prasidh Krishna also in the squad, the hosts are perhaps hoping that one of them would turn out to be the ebullient energiser with hit-the-deck skills. On a side note, the match will also be a momentous occasion for India as they will be playing their 1000th ODI.
Meanwhile, the West Indies enter the series on the back of losing an ODI rubber versus Ireland. The visitors have won only 5 out of 12 matches in the World Cup Super League. Even though for the moment the West Indies sit one place above India – 7th – they have played three more matches than their counterparts. On a positive note, the T20I series victory against a rather depleted England would have boosted the confidence of Kieron Pollard and co.
Shai Hope will again be the bedrock of the batting unit while Shamarh Brooks showed some encouraging signs in the ODI rubber against Ireland. Brandon King's ability to crack shots in the arc between long-off and midwicket could unsettle the Indian bowlers. Nicholas Pooran's pyrotechnics can also hurt the home team. On the bowling side of things, the West Indies have recalled the experienced seamer Kemar Roach. Roach and the all-rounder Jason Holder would likely open the attack. Odean Smith offers the West Indies some extra pace and he hits the deck hard. The bowling all-rounder once broke Chris Gayle's bat into two in the CPL. Among the spinners, Akeal Hosein's deceptive arm ball could come in handy.