India vs West Indies: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane shine before rain forces 1st ODI to get abandoned

IANS, Jun, 24 2017

Port of Spain: The first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies on Friday was called off due to incessant rain.

Put in to bat, India were 199/3 in 39.2 overs before rain played spoilsport.

The first ODI between India and Windies was called off due to rain. Image courtesy: Twitter/@ICC

The first ODI between India and Windies was called off due to rain. Image courtesy: Twitter/@ICC

After the continuous rain, the match officials gave West Indies a revised target of 194 in 26 overs through Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method but after a long wait, umpires decided to call-off the match due to heavy downpour and wet outfield.

Earlier, India got off to a solid start as openers Shikhar Dhawan (87) and Ajinkya Rahane (62) forged a 132-run partnership before the latter was sent back to the pavilion by pacer Alzarri Joseph in the 25th over. Rahane's 78-ball knock included eight boundaries.

Unperturbed by the fall of Rahane's wicket, Dhawan kept on scoring with a good pace and skipper Virat Kohli (32 not out) was just rotating the strike. But in the process, Dhawan was adjudged leg before wicket off spinner Devendra Bishoo in the 32nd over. While trying to play the ball towards the midwicket, Dhawan missed the ball which hit the pad.

New batsman Yuvraj Singh (4) and Kohli then tried to take forward the Indian innings with the same momentum but Yuvraj was dismissed by skipper Jason Holder in the 37th over after adding 17 runs with Kohli.

The fall of wicket brought in Mahendra Singh Dhoni (9 not out), who along with the skipper tried to stabilise the innings before the sky opened up.

For West Indies, Holder, Joseph and Bishoo chipped in with one wicket each.

Brief Scores: India 199/3 (Shikhar Dhawan 87, Ajinkya Rahane 62; Devendra Bishoo 1/39) against West Indies.

Published Date: Jun 24, 2017 | Updated Date: Jun 24, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115