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India Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI)

Date: Sunday, 22 December, 2019 13:30 IST Venue: Barabati Stadium, Cuttack Match Status: Match Ended

India beat West Indies by 4 wickets

315/5
Overs
50.0
R/R
6.3
Fours
27
Sixes
12
Extras
7
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Kieron Pollard (C) not out 74 51 3 7
Jason Holder not out 7 4 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Shardul Thakur 10 0 66 1
Mohammed Shami 10 2 66 1
316/6
Overs
48.4
R/R
6.53
Fours
34
Sixes
3
Extras
12
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Ravindra Jadeja not out 39 31 4 0
Shardul Thakur not out 17 6 2 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Sheldon Cottrell 10 1 74 1
Jason Holder 10 0 63 1
  • So India need to chase down a big total of 316 if they are to win the series. West Indies have a good total to defend. Dew might not be their friend but can they find a way to negate it or will India once again chase down a total of in excess of 300 and seal yet another bilateral series? Join us after the break to find out.
  • The star of the innings, Nicholas Pooran is up now for a quick chat with Ian Bishop. Pooran starts by thanking Jesus for the opportunity he has got. He says he is satisfied with his innings and they just tried to execute their plans. Tells that he was not thinking about his personal score and was just looking to help his team. On the pitch, he says though the boundaries are big here, the wicket is a good one to bat on. On what he thinks of the total on the board, he replies it is a good total and they are confident and hopes that dew does not trouble them.
  • India started off well with the ball. They kept things tight at the start and were also able to pick up wickets at regular intervals but as Pollard and Pooran continued, the hosts lost control and they were carted away. Navdeep Saini bowled well in patches and that ball to pick up Chase was a corker but he succumbed to the pressure of the death overs. He was hammered all around the park. Not only him, Shami, Yadav and Thakur were taken apart in the end as well and they have a huge score to chase now.
  • 53 runs in the last three overs have propelled West Indies to a total well above 300. It was Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard at the end which helped them get to this mark. What a performance! The visitors started slowly with Shai Hope and Evin Lewis getting to a 50-run stand in the 13th over. Then India made a comeback with two quick wickets. Roston Chase and Shimron Hetmyer steadied the ship with another 50-run stand but they too got out in quick succession. Then, came the inning-defining partnership between Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard. They stitched a record-breaking stand of 135 runs and by the time Pooran fell for a magnificent 89 runs, West Indies were well on their way to 300. Pollard, continued on his merry way, and his 10th ODI fifty got them to a total of 315 in their fifty overs.
  • 49.6 Single to end the innings. Full on off, Pollard hits it hard towards long on. Kohli cleans it up before the ropes so just a single. WI 315/5 off their 50 overs.
  • 49.5 Once again a full ball but Holder cannot get behind it. He just milks it to long on for a single.
  • 49.4 Now a single. Very full on off, KP nudges it towards long on for one.
  • 49.3 SIX! Misses the yorker and ends up serving a low full toss. Pollard uses the long handle to its best and smokes it over the long off fence once again for his 7th biggie of the innings. Does not matter where the boundary is put them 10 rows back and KP will still tonk it.
  • 49.2 SIX! That is out of here. Fuller on off, Pollard makes room and smashes it over the long off fence for a maximum. The fans are requested to wear helmets because the ball is flying here.
  • 49.1 Very full on off, Holder squeezes it towards mid off for one.
  • Mohammed Shami will bowl the last over.
  • 48.6 Much better. Wide yorker outside off, Pollard looks to hit it but misses. 299/5
  • 48.5 SIX! Full toss and this out of here. It is on the stumps, Pollard clears his front leg and smashes it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
  • 48.4 Ohh! Direct Hit and he was gone. Forget that had Kuldeep given it to Saini then too he would have been gone. Good length ball on off, Holder hits it to the left of cover and takes off for a quick, suicidal single. Kuldeep gets to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end as Holder is well short. Saini tracking back tries to collect the ball but he misses and his hands disturb the stumps.
  • 48.3 Fuller on off, KP strokes it through covers for one.
  • 48.2 FOUR! Fifty for Kieron Polard. His first fiufty in ODIs after a long, long time. He has been in and out of the ODI squad but now he is in as a leader and he has played a captain's knock here. Back of a length around off, Pollard crunches his punch through covers to get to his milestone.
  • 48.1 FOUR! Brilliant batting! Full delivery on middle, Pollard hammers it away nicely towards the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
  • Navdeep Saini is back on.
  • 47.6 EDGED AND FOUR! Holder is off the mark straightaway. Short around off, Holder looks to pull but gets a top edge which goes over the keepers head. It bounces inside the ropes and goes to the fence. 283/5
  • Jason Holder makes his way out to the middle.
  • 47.5 OUT! Caught! Pooran won't get to his ton but this has been a brilliant innings. He has added the much needed impetus to the innings but he won't be able to finish the innings off. Big wicket for India as this might just reduce the target by a few runs. Full outside off, Shardul smartly takes the pace off the ball. Nicholas looks to clear the cover fence but he cannot get behind it. The ball lobs high in the air. Jadeja comes running in from the deep and takes a simple catch. End of a mammoth 135-run stand. Highest for the 5th wicket for West Indies against India.
  • 47.4 SIX! Whacked away! Short ball on off, Pooran pulls it over the square leg fence for a maximum. Moves to 89 with that.
  • 47.3 Fuller, attempted off cutter around the leg. Pooran looks to clear his front leg and go over the on side in calypso style. The ball hits his inner thighs and goes behind Pant who is wrong footed. They take a couple as the fielder cleans it before the ropes.
  • 47.2 FOUR! This is superb batting from Nicholas Pooran. He is playing to the field. Full outside off, Pooran clears his front foot and creams it through point for a boundary.
  • 47.2 WIDE! Shardul misses his line and sprays one down the leg side. Pooran looks to flick but misses. Wided by the umpire.
  • 47.1 DROPPED AND FOUR! This is a very tough chance and credit him for the efforts here. Full outside off, Pooran throws his bat at it, looking to go over. The ball takes the outside edge and goes to the left of the keeper. Pant dives and stretches to the fullest. He gets his hand to it but cannot hold onto it. The ball goes to the third man fence for a boundary.
  • Shardul Thakur returns for his last over.
  • 46.6 This time gets past the fielder at cover and gets a single to end the over. 262/4
  • 46.5 Dot ball. India need more of these. Fuller on off, Pooran hits it straight to cover.
  • 46.4 Full toss on middle, Kieron can just hit to long on for a run. They need another maximum or a boundary in this over.
  • 46.3 Full outside off, Pooran nudges it towards sweeper cover for one.
  • 46.2 Very full around off, Pollard digs it towards mid off for a run. This is the record fifth wicket stand for West Indies against India.
  • 46.1 SIX! This is just Pollard power. Bouncer outside off, Kieron drags it from there and hits it all the way over the square leg fence for a maximum.
  • Shami is back!
  • 45.6 Good length ball on middle, Pollard whips it to the leg side and will keep strike for the next over. 252/4
  • 45.5 Just short! Pooran is lucky here! Saini bowls a full toss on middle, Pooran looks to heave it away but the bat twists in his hand and the ball goes towards KL Rahul at deep mid-wicket. Rahul comes forward, dives but it falls short. A single taken.
  • 45.4 FOUR! Saini is crumbling under pressure here! Short ball around off, Pooran hops and pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for another boundary. 12 runs have come from the over already.
  • 45.3 BEATEN! Pooran misses out this time! Short ball outside off, Nicholas looks to pull it but misses it.
  • 45.2 FOUR! Another one! This though is thrashed with some power! Short ball on middle, Pooran pulls it with disdain towards the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary. 100-run stand is also up between the two.
  • 45.1 FOUR! What a way to welcome the bowler! Saini starts with a full delivery on off, Pooran hammers it past the bowler and into the fence for a boundary.
  • Navdeep Saini is back into the attack. How much can West Indies score in the last five overs?
  • Pollard is getting some treatment here.
  • 44.6 Smart bowling. Slower bouncer on the body. Pollard is early in his pull and the ball hits him on the body. It goes to the off side but they do not take a single. Good over this for India. Just the 4 runs off it. 238/4
  • 44.5 Excellent bowling. Yorker, a very good one on middle. Pooran can just squeeze it to cover for one.
  • 44.4 Single. Good field placement. Low full toss on off, Pollard hits it hard over the bowler's head. Ravindra Jadeja comes running in from long off and keeps it down to one.
  • 44.3 Full toss around off, Pooran just hits it towards the man at sweeper cover for one.
  • 44.2 Very full on leg. Good bowling this as he saw Pooran trying to make room and carve this one on the off side. Nicholas has to readjust and ends up hitting it back to the bowler.
  • 44.1 Full on off, Pollard milks it down to long off for one.
  • Shardul Thakur come back on. His figures read 8-0-43-0.
  • 43.6 FOUR! Smart batting from Pooran. He is a very good player. Low full toss on middle and off, Pooran makes room and just squeezes it in the gap between the fielder at short third man and the keeper for a boundary. Good end to finish a decent over from Shami. The partnership now moves to 90. 234/4
  • 43.5 Full again on the stumps, Kieron glances it towards long on and gets a single.
  • 43.4 Shami goes full now. Pollard taps it back to the bowler.
  • 43.3 Back of a length around off, Pooran pulls it with power but there is a man in the deep so just one.
  • 43.2 Length delivery on off, Pollard punches it to long on and gets a single.
  • 43.1 Dropped! Tough chance but still a chance. Very full ball outside off, Pooran looks to jam it out but it goes to the left of the keeper off the outside edge. Pant behind the stumps dives to his left and gets his hand to it but he cannot hold onto it. They take a single as the ball goes towards short third man.
  • Mohammed Shami is back on. 7-2-32-1 are his figures so far.
  • 42.6 Shorter on off, Pooran looks to punch it off the back foot but the ball goes off the inner half of his bat towards long on for a single. 16 off the over. 226/4
  • 42.5 Flighted on off, Pollard strokes it towards long off and takes another single.
  • 42.4 Now he too nudges the next one down the off side and gets a single.
  • 42.3 SIX! FIFTY FOR POORAN! That is smoked away. There is a fielder there but he is just a spectator like everyone else. Pooran gets to his fifty in style. Floated around off, Pooran smashes it over long off to get to his fifty. Boy, this guy is some player.
  • 42.2 Now gently pushes it to long off and takes a single.
  • 42.1 SIX! Pollard is going after Kuldeep here. Flighted ball on middle, Pollard hammers it straight down the ground for a huge maximum.
  • 41.6 Short length ball on middle, Kieron works it to the mid-wicket region and takes a single. 210/4
  • 41.5 Full delivery on off, Pollard pushes it to mid off.
  • 41.4 This time, gets the yorker correct. It is bowled on off, Pollard digs it out to point.
  • 41.3 FOUR! This time the yorker ateempt does not go well for Saini! It ends up as a low full toss and Pollard flicks it to deep square leg for a boundary. There is a fielder stationed at fine leg but the ball is too far from him.
  • There is some obstruction behind the sightscreen and one of the batter has pointed that out. There is a slight delay due to it.
  • 41.2 Pulled with power but there is protection in the deep. Bouncer around the body, Pooran hits the pull with power but KL Rahul is there in the deep so just a single.
  • 41.1 Good length ball on off, Pooran defends it back to the bowler.
  • Navdeep Saini is back on. He has been the pick of the bowlers so far. Can he add more to his tally?
  • 40.6 Drag down from Kuldeep. He is happy to get away with that as Pooran punches it to long on. 7 runs off the first over of the final Powerplay. 204/4
  • 40.5 FOUR! Off the edge but West Indies won't mind. Short and quicker around off. Pooran looks to cut but it goes off the edge towards the third man fence. 200 comes up with that.
  • 40.4 Gives this air and bowls it short. Pooran punches it towards cover.
  • 40.3 This one keeps low. It's around off and spinning away. Pollard can just squeeze it to the off side for one. Smart bowling this.
  • 40.2 Wrong 'un around the pads. Pollard defends it. Yes he plays a proper front foot defense to it.
  • 40.1 Floated around the pads, Pooran just nudges it to wide long on and gives the strike to Pollard. Smart batting this from Nico.
  • Kuldeep Yadav to inaugurate the final Powerplay!
  • Powerplay 3 signalled by the umpire. Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the circle for the final 10 overs. This is the time the batters go bam, bam! What's in store for us in this final phase?
  • 39.6 Bouncer outside off, Pollard sways away from it. 197/4
  • 39.5 Fuller around off, the ball comes in a bit off the pitch. Pollard looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 39.4 Comes around the wicket and uses the angle to bowl it on middle and leg. Pooran flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run. Good over so far for the West Indies. 9 off it so far.
  • 39.3 Good shot. Length delivery outside off, Pooran strokes it in the gap at cover and gets an easy couple as Kedar Jadhav at sweeper cover mops it up.
  • 39.2 Now eases a bit. Good length ball on off, Pooran defends it off the front foot.
  • 39.1 SIX! This is some shot from Pooran. He comes down to the pacer and lofts it over the long off fence for a biggie. 50-run stand comes up in style.
  • 38.6 Full delivery outside off, Pooran pushes it to deep cover for another single. 188/4
  • 38.5 Good length ball on the pads, Pollard looks to flick it but it hits the thigh pad and rolls to square leg. A leg bye taken.
  • 38.4 Smart cricket! Good length on off, Pooran defends it to the off side and picks up a single.
  • 38.3 FOUR! Shot! Shami bowls a half-volley outside off, Pooran leans into the drive and hits it past the diving Kuldeep at mid off for a boundary.
  • 38.2 Very full delivery on middle, Pollard flicks it to mid on and takes a single.
  • 38.1 Good length ball on off, Pollard defends it out.
  • Mohammed Shami comes back on.
  • 37.6 Good length ball on off, Pollard pushes it to cover and picks up a quick single. Good over from Shardul Thakur comes to an end. Only 2 runs came from it. 180/4
  • 37.5 BOUNCER! It is bowled outside off, Pollard sways away from it.
  • 37.4 On a length outside off, Pooran drives it to deep cover for another run.
  • 37.3 Fullish delivery on off, Pooran plays it to cover.
  • 37.2 Full delivery on off, Pooran pushes it to point.
  • 37.1 Good length ball on off, Pooran drives it to mid off.
  • 36.6 Outside off, punched to extra cover. 178/4
  • 36.5 SIX! Pollard seems to have decided that this is the over to go after. Flighted ball on off, Pollard lunges forward and thrashes it over the extra cover region for another biggie.
  • 36.4 Shorter delivery on middle, Pollard blocks it out.
  • 36.3 Loopy delivery on off, Pollard defends it to cover.
  • 36.2 SIX! Brilliant batting! Kuldeep bowls a floated delivery on middle, Pollard just extends his arms and slams it over the long on region for his first maximum.
  • 36.1 Starts with a flatter delivery outside off, Pooran punches it to deep point and crosses over for a single.
  • Kuldeep Yadav replaces Jadeja. 7-0-31-0, his numbers so far. A wicket or two more and he will be very happy man.
  • 35.6 Fuller delivery outside off, Pooran drives it uppishly to backward point for a single. 165/4
  • 35.5 Short ball on middle, Pooran pulls it handsomely to mid-wicket but Rohit stands in the way and stops the ball.
  • 35.4 Back of a length ball on middle, Pollard works it to deep square leg for a single.
  • 35.3 On off, Pooran drives it to deep cover and takes a single.
  • 35.2 Fuller delivery on middle, Pollard looks to flick it but it hits the leading edge to Kohli at mid off, who collects it on the bounce. Kohli has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. It goes towards fine leg allowing the batters to take a single.
  • 35.1 OHH! Good length ball on middle and leg, Pollard looks to flick it but goes off the inside edge towards the leg side. Shardul appeals for LBW but the umpire says no.
  • Shardul Thakur is back on. Can he get into the wickets column?
  • 34.6 Shorter delivery outside off, Pooran punches it to cover. He finishes with 10-0-54-1. 161/4
  • 34.5 The batsman has played it to the point region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 34.4 On middle, flicked to the leg side for a single.
  • 34.3 FOUR! Nicely played! Jadeja goes short and outside off, Pooaran moves inside the crease and cuts it to the backward point region for a boundary.
  • 34.2 Finally gets off the mark does Pollard. 7 balls it took. Loopy delivery on off, Pollard lunges forward and defends it to cover-point for a single.
  • 34.1 Flatter delivery on middle, Pooran works it to square leg for a single.
  • 33.6 Short ball outside off. Pollard sways away from it. 6 balls done and Pollard is yet to get off the mark. 153/4
  • 33.5 A really low full toss on off. Difficult to hit that. Pollard plays it towards mid on
  • 33.4 Bouncer on off. Pooran eases his pull towards deep square leg and gets to the other end.
  • 33.3 Length delivery around off, Pooran defends it towards cover.
  • Pollard is hurt and he is down with the physio out to have a check on him.
  • 33.2 NOT OUT! The impact is outside off and India lose their sole review. Poor review this from Virat Kohli. A real toe crusher yorker outside off. Pollard looks to dig it out but the ball hits his toe and goes behind. There is a huge appeal but the umpire does not agree. The batsmen meanwhile take a run. Kohli, Saini and Pant gather and discuss to go for the review or not. Kohli signals the 'T'. Replay rolls in and the Ball Tracker shows that the ball hit him outside the line of off stump.
  • LBW appeal taken upstairs. A real toe crusher but the impact seems to be an issue. It is indeed an issue as the Ball Tracker confirms it. India lose their sole review.
  • 33.1 Good length ball around off, Pooran plays it through point for one.
  • 32.6 Floated ball on middle, Pooran works it to the mid-wicket region for a single. Jadeja hares after it and collect is. 150/4
  • 32.5 Punched off the backfoot by the batsman.
  • 32.4 Uppish but safe, Short ball outside off, Pooran punches it but it is uppish. Luckily, the point fielder collects it on the bounce.
  • 32.3 FOUR! Nobody moves! Flighted delivery on middle, Pooran plays the reverse sweep through the covers for a boundary. Nobody on the off side moved and it races away to the fence.
  • 32.2 Flatter delivery on middle, Pooran works it to mid-wicket.
  • 32.1 On middle, Pooran plays it back to the bowler.
  • 31.6 Good length ball on middle, Pollard works it to square leg for nothing. 145/4
  • 31.6 WIDE! Terrific take from Pant! Saini bowls a bouncer way over Pollard who lets it go. Pant jumps up and saves a certain boundary.
  • 31.5 BOUNCER! It is bowled around off, Pollard sways away from it.
  • 31.4 Full toss on middle and leg, Pollard looks to flick it but misses it to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls to the leg side.
  • The skipper, Kieron Pollard comes out to bat. He will need to play a captain's knock here for his side.
  • Drinks Break! Indians are clearly on top here. They have picked wickets and also jammed the run flow. West Indies need to find a way and put their foot on the gas but with two new man in that is not going to be easy.
  • 31.3 BOWLED! TIMBER! What a delivery from Navdeep Saini. It is his ODI debut and he is definitely not showing any nerves. This ball certainly shows that. Yorker around middle, Chase looks to dig it out but ball sneaks under his bat and hits the off stump. Brilliant stuff from Saini. Chase had just started to get going and needed to continue on for his side but has to make the long walk back to the pavilion.
  • 31.2 Full delivery on middle, Pooran tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 31.1 BEATEN! Short of a length delivery outside off, Pooran looks to cut it but misses the ball completely.
  • 30.6 FOUR! Some innovation shown by Chase! Flighted ball on middle, Chase bends and plays the paddle scoop over the keeper's head and into the fine leg fence for a boundary. 143/3
  • 30.5 Loopy ball on middle, Nicholas pushes it to long off for a single.
  • 30.4 Flatter delivery outside off, Pooran punches it to point.
  • 30.3 Floated ball on middle, Pooran works it to the leg side.
  • 30.2 Loopy on middle, Pooran defends it back.
  • 30.1 Flatter delivery on middle, Chase flicks it wide of long on for a single.
  • Ravindra Jadeja is back on. 7-0-35-1 are his figures.
  • 29.6 Short ball on middle, Pooran, unlike Hetmyer pulls it to deep square leg and picks up a couple. Rahul comes across and cleans it up. 137/3
  • 29.5 The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single.
  • 29.4 Short ball on middle, Pooran gets off the mark by pulling this to the leg side for a single.
  • 29.3 Good length ball outside off, Chase guides it to third man for a single.
  • The new man in is Nicholas Pooran. He has been in very good form and he will need to play a big, quick knock here.
  • 29.2 OUT! CAUGHT! Big, big moment for Navdeep Saini as he picks up his first ODI wicket. That too of the man in form, Shimron Hetmyer. Short of a length ball on middle and leg, Hetmyer goes for the half-pull and times it well but it goes straight into the hands of Kuldeep at fine leg. End of a brisk innings from Shimron Hetmyer. 62-run stand is broken. Bad time for West Indies to lose a wicket. Just when they were trying to put the foot on the gas and accelerate the run-rat, the hosts have stuck and now the visitors will need to rebuild again with a new man in.
  • 29.1 Was that a run out chance? Hetmyer was just in if that hit! Good length ball on off, Chase defends it to point and takes off for a single. Jadeja at point has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Had he hit, it would have been close. The replays show that Hetmyer had just made his ground.
  • Navdeep Saini is back into the attack.
  • 28.6 BEATEN! Some spin there. Floated ball outside off spinning away, Hetmyer looks to cut it but misses it completely. 131/2
  • 28.5 Floated ball outside off, Hetmyer drives this firmly but Kohli at extra cover slides and collects it. No run.
  • 28.4 Tossed up ball on off, Chase pushes it down to long off for another run.
  • 28.3 Looped up ball on off, Shimron pushes it to the off side and picks up a single.
  • 28.2 Flighted outside off, Hetmyer pushes it to cover.
  • 28.1 On middle, defended back to the bowler.
  • Kuldeep Yadav has a change of ends.
  • 27.6 The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. They pick up a single. 129/2
  • 27.5 EDGY FOUR! Why bowl short at this pace? Thakur bowls it on middle, Hetmyer goes for the pull but goes off the top edge over the keeper's head for a boundary.
  • 27.4 Good length ball on middle, Chase works it to the leg side for a single.
  • 27.3 Good length ball outside off, Hetmyer guides it to third man for a single.
  • 27.2 SIX! What an effort though from KL Rahul! Almost saves a maximum with this! Short ball on middle, Hetmyer pulls it towards deep mid-wicket. KL Rahul, stationed there, jumps up, collects it with one hand and then sees he is going outside the boundary line. He tries to throw the ball back in but unfortunately the ball lands outside the ropes. Brilliant try. 50-run stand between the two.
  • 27.1 Starts with a good length ball on middle, Chase whips it in front of square and takes a single.
  • Shardul Thakur is back on! He replaces Kuldeep. 4-0-14-0, his numbers so far.
  • 26.6 Short ball on middle, Chase punches it off the back foot for a single. 115/2
  • 26.5 FOUR! Poor bowling from Jadeja! Full toss outside off, Chase lifts it over through the extra cover region for another boundary.
  • 26.4 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
  • 26.3 Flatter delivery on middle, Hetmyer works it to deep mid-wicket and calls Chase for a couple but Roston says no.
  • 26.2 FOUR! Hetmyer is looking in good touch there. Floated ball outside off, Hetmyer bends on his knees and thrashes it past the bowler and into the fence for a boundary. The fielder comes ahead from deep mid-wicket and fails to collect it cleanly. No extra run taken though.
  • 26.1 Fuller one on off, Chase drives it to long off for a single.
  • 25.6 SIX! That is one of the flattest six you will ever see. Floated on off, Hetmyer gets down on one knee and hits it flat over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. The key was that he picked up the googly and hit it with the spin. 104/2
  • 25.5 Short around off, Shimron cuts it but to the right of point. Saini there stops it awkwardly.
  • 25.4 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 25.3 In the air but safe. Flighted outside off, Hetmyer drags his lofted shot but he is not in control. Luckily for Shimron it falls shot of the man there.
  • 25.2 Kuldeep is a lucky man. He tosses this up and sends a crispy full toss. Chase misses to make the most of it and hits it to deep mid-wicket for one.
  • 25.1 Flatter outside off, Hetmyer squeezes it to sweeper cover for one.
  • 24.6 On middle, Hetmyer pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 94/2
  • 24.5 Short ball outside off, Chase punches it to the off side for a single.
  • 24.4 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
  • 24.3 OHH! Was that another dropped catch? Shorter deliveries on middle, Hetmyer looks to pull it but gets an inside edge which flies low to Pant. He bends down it hits the legs and rolls towards the leg side. Cannot be called a drop actually because it was traveling very fast which could have made it difficult for any keeper.
  • 24.2 DROPPED! Another one dropped by Pant! This one was a tough chance though! Loopy delivery down the leg side, Hetmyer looks to flick it but just kisses the bat towards fine leg. Pant moves to right but fails to hold on to it. A tough chance but it will go down nonetheless. It is not pant's day so far behind the stumps.
  • 24.1 Flatter delivery on off, Hetmyer punches it to long off.
  • 23.6 MISFIELD! Shorter in length outside off, Hetmyuer punches it to point where Navdeep Saini lets the ball through. The batters manage to pinch a single. 89/2
  • 23.5 Short ball outside off, Hetmyer punches it off the back foot.
  • 23.4 Flatter delivery on middle, Chase pushes it to long on for a single.
  • 23.3 Floated ball on off, Roston blocks it to point.
  • 23.2 On middle, blocked out by Chase back to the bowler.
  • 23.1 Flighted ball on middle, Chase pushes it to point.
  • Kuldeep Yadav is back on.
  • 22.6 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total. 87/2
  • 22.5 FOUR! Beautiful shot! Flatter delivery on middle, Chase camps on his back foot and punches it towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Shardul Thakur comes across from long off but is unable to reach it. First one for him in this innings.
  • 22.4 Full delivery outside off, Chase pushes it to point.
  • 22.3 Floated ball on middle, Roston works it to deep square leg and picks up a couple. The fielder comes after it and throws it to the keeper but Chase was in.
  • 22.2 Loopy delivery on middle, Hetmyer works it to deep square leg for a single.
  • 22.1 Flat one outside off, Hetmyer pushes it to cover.
  • 21.6 Short ball on middle, Chase pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and takes a couple before the fielder can come across and clean it up. 79/2
  • 21.5 Good length ball on middle, Chase defends it out.
  • 21.4 Excellent bowling from Shami! A short one around off, Chase hops to defend, drops his wrist in the end. The ball goes onto hit the body of Chase. No harm done.
  • 21.3 On middle, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot.
  • 21.2 Short ball outside off, Hetmyer punches it off the back foot to deep cover for a single.
  • 21.1 Good length ball outside off, Chase drives it to sweeper cover and gets to the other end.
  • 20.6 Flighted on off, Shimron flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a brace to end the over. 75/2
  • 20.5 Short and turning in to the southpaw. Hetmyer punches it to the left of the bowler. Jaddu gets down and saves runs for his side.
  • 20.4 Gives this one air on middle, Hetmyer flicks it behind square on the leg side and gets a couple.
  • 20.3 Floated on off, Chase glances it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
  • 20.2 Tossed up on middle, Chase taps it back to the bowler.
  • 20.1 Flatter on middle, Chase defends it.
  • 19.6 Full delivery on middle, Hetmyer drives it beautifully straight down the ground. Unluckily for him, it goes and hits the timber at the other end. No run. 70/2
  • 19.5 Good length ball on off, Hetmyer defends it onto the pitch.
  • 19.4 On middle, defended back to the bowler.
  • 19.3 Fullish delivery on off, Hetmyer pushes it to point.
  • Shimron Hetmyer is the next man in.
  • 19.2 OUT! TIMBER! Bowling change works wonders for Virat Kohli! Brings in Shami and immediately he delivers for his side. Excellent bowling. Good length ball on off with movement off the pitch, Hope looks to flick it on the on side but the ball sneaks between the pad and bat going on to hit the middle stump. Big, big wicket as Hope is in terrific form and can bat for long periods. After a good start from the Windies, they have lost two quick wickets.
  • 19.1 Good length on middle, Hope defends it out.
  • Mohammed Shami is back on. 4-1-21-0 are his figures so far.
  • 18.6 Short ball on middle, Hope punches it to long on for a single. 70/1
  • 18.5 Flatter delivery on middle, Hope works it to mid on for nothing.
  • 18.4 On middle, Hope defends it back.
  • 18.3 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
  • 18.2 Floated ball on middle, Chase flicks it to the leg side for a single.
  • 18.1 Floated ball on off, Hope pushes it to cover.
  • 17.6 Loopy ball outside off, Chase pushes it through mid off for a single. 68/1
  • 17.5 On middle, Chase pushes it back.
  • 17.4 Flatter delivery outside off, Chase punces it to cover where the fielder slides to make a stop.
  • 17.3 Loopy ball on middle, Hope drives it to long off for a single.
  • 17.2 Floated ball on off, Chase pushes it to long on for a single.
  • 17.1 Flatter delivery on off, Chase defends it out.
  • 16.6 Flights one on off, Hope pushes it to mid off. Just the three singles off the over. 65/1
  • 16.5 Shorter on middle, RS punches it to long on and eases to the other end.
  • 16.4 Floated on off, Chase taps it towards short third man.
  • 16.3 Quicker on middle. Chase does well to defend it.
  • 16.2 Floated on middle, Hope nudges it towards mid on for a run.
  • 16.1 Flatter on off and middle, Chase punches it to long on for a single.
  • 15.6 FOUR! Flighted ball outside off, Hope creams the drive through deep cover for a boundary. 62/1
  • 15.5 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
  • 15.4 Flatter delivery on off, Chase defends it out.
  • 15.3 Outside off, defended to cover.
  • 15.2 Chase is saved just marginally. Floated delivery outside off, Chase looks to drive but the ball turns away from him and goes to the keeper. Pant fails to collect it and by the reaction of Kuldeep, it looks like he has dropped. The square leg umpire, then goes upstairs to see whether Chase was in or not as the ball pops out of Pant's hand and goes onto hit the stumps. It is a very close call as Roston's foot is inside the line and grounded as the ball hits the stumps and they light up. But his feet go up in air as and when the bails are off their place. When the stumps lit up his foot was in so that's why the umpire has signaled it as Not Out on the giant screen. Close escape for Chase. Also, regarding the dropped, yes it is a relatively easy chance put down by Pant as it is confirmed by the Ultra Edge later on. Roston is a lucky man that he has been saved off a caught behind and stumping on the same delivery. As far as Pant's luck is concerned. Well, he is not lucky as the stumping by mistake does not give his side the wicket.
  • 15.1 Full delivery outside off, Chase drives it to cover.
  • Roston Chase is the new man in. Surprising decision from the visitors. Hetmyer is the man in form but they have promoted Chase. Will this gamble pay off?
  • 14.6 OUT! CAUGHT! That goes way high up in the air and it is taken brilliantly from Saini. These type of catches are not easy to take and Navdeep has done extremely well to take that. Jadeja bowls a flighted ball on off, Lewis looks to slog it away for a maximum but does not time it well and flies way up. Navdeep Saini settles under it at long on and pouches it nicely. Lewis played four dot balls before and that must have pressurized him to go for that shot. 57/1
  • 14.5 Loopy ball on off, Lewis defends it to point.
  • 14.4 On off, pushed to cover.
  • 14.3 Quicker one on middle, Lewis pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 14.2 Flat one outside off, Lewis pushes it to cover for nothing.
  • 14.1 Starts with a floated ball on middle, Hope flicks it to square leg and takes a single. 3000 ODI runs for Shai Hope.
  • Spin from the other end as well. Rvaindra Jadeja is set to operate now. History says this over is getting done pretty quickly.
  • 13.6 Floated on middle, Lewis defends it back to the bowler. 56/0
  • 13.5 Flatter on off, Lewis blocks it out.
  • 13.4 Nicely bowled! A wrong'un from Kuldeep on off, Lewis picks it up late but still manages to defend it out onto the pitch.
  • 13.3 Loopy ball on middle, Hope pushes it past Kuldeep to long on for a single.
  • 13.2 On middle, Hope defends it back to the bowler.
  • 13.1 FOUR! That is some timing! A half-volley outside off, Hope gets to the pitch of the ball and hammers the drive through mid off for a boundary.
  • 12.6 Good length ball outside off, Hope punches it to deep point for a single. 51/0
  • 12.5 Back of a length ball on middle, Lewis tucks it to backward square leg for a single. 50-run stand is up between the two openers. Excellent start for the visitors. It's a slow start but can be made up later on.
  • 12.4 Good length ball on off, Lewis blocks it back to Saini.
  • 12.3 Short ball around middle, Lewis ducks under it.
  • 12.2 Short ball at 137.7 kph. It does not bounce as much as expected, Lewis looks to pull it but gets hit on the pads. No harm done.
  • 12.1 Good length on middle, Lewis defends it out.
  • 11.6 Floated ball on off, Lewis defends it to cover for nothing. 49/0
  • 11.5 Tossed up ball on off, Hope comes forward and drives it to long on for a single.
  • 11.4 Flatter delivery outside off, Lewis stands tall and punches it to long off for a single.
  • 11.3 Flighted ball outside off, Hope comes down the track and drives it to long off for a single.
  • 11.2 Loopy ball on middle, Hope defends it to the leg side.
  • 11.1 Floated ball on middle, Hope defends it back to the bowler.
  • Time for the spinner to take charge. Kuldeep Yadav is on now. The hat-trick man from the last game. He is just a wicket away from becoming the joint fastest Indian to take 100 ODI wickets.
  • 10.6 Good length ball outside off, Lewis leaves it alone. 45/0
  • 10.5 Good length ball on middle, Lewis pushes it to mid on.
  • 10.4 BEATEN! Loose shot from Evin Lewis! Short ball outside off, Lewis looks to cut it but fails to get any bat on it.
  • 10.3 Bouncer bowled around middle and leg, Lewis ducks under it.
  • 10.2 Good length ball on middle, Hope works it to the leg side and takes a single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Would not have mattered as Hope was well in.
  • 10.1 Good length ball on middle, Hope works it to the leg side.
  • It is time for Powerplay 2. 4 fielders can be stationed outside the circle now till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 FOUR! That is straight as an arrow! Brilliant. Full delivery on middle, Lewis creams the drive past the bowler for a boundary. 44 runs have come off the Powerplay. 44/0
  • 9.5 Comes over the wicket again and bowls a bouncer around middle and leg, Evin does not play at it and ducks under it yet again.
  • 9.4 BOUNCER! Shami dishes one around the leg stump line, Lewis ducks under it.
  • 9.3 Shami comes around the wicket and bowls a back of a length ball on middle, Lewis stands tall and blocks it back to the bowler.
  • 9.2 Full delivery on off, Lewis pushes it to mid off and shouts wait to his partner.
  • 9.1 Good length ball on off, Hope guides it to third man for a single.
  • Mohammed Shami comes back on.
  • 8.6 Dropped but what an effort! Saini almost had his first scalp in ODI. Good length ball outside off, Lewis looks to cut it and he connects extremely well. It looks like the ball will race away to the fence but Jadeja, one of the best fielder in the world is standing at point. He dives to his left and gets both his hands to it but the ball pops out of his hand as he in the air. Though it will go down as a drop, full marks has to be given for the efforts. Saves a certain boundary nonetheless. 39/0
  • 8.5 Stifled appeal but the umpire says nothing. On the pads, Lewis looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pad. There is a slight appeal from the bowler but the umpire is unmoved. The pitching looked the problem and it was as Ball Tracker later on shows that it was indeed pitching outside off.
  • 8.4 Direct hit and Lewis would have been in trouble. Good length ball around off, Hope taps it to the side of the pitch on the off side. The batters go for a quick single. Saini charges towards the ball and tries to hit the stump with a pick up and throw but he misses as he was trying to hit it with his left.
  • 8.3 Full outside off, Shai looks to drive but the ball comes off the inner half of his bat. Hope fakes like he is going to take a run. Kohli gets to the ball and scores a direct hit at the keeper's end. Hope was not going anywhere but that is a warning not to even try from the Indian skipper.
  • 8.2 On the stumps. Middle and off, Hope glances it to wide mid on.
  • 8.1 Good length ball around off, Hope taps it towards point and calls a loud no to his partner. Saini is bowling with very good pace here. This ball was bowled at 144.9 kph.
  • 7.6 Another bouncer. It is a high one but the umpire is happy. Lewis sits under it and lets it go to the keeper. Pant does really well to stop that. 38/0
  • 7.5 Short ball around off, Hope pulls it deep square leg for one.
  • 7.4 FOUR! Gorgeous! No need to try and stop that because that had boundary written all over it. Fuller around off, Hope gets on his front foot and plays a textbook cover drive for a boundary.
  • 7.3 Good running. Good length ball on off, Lewis defends it but the bat turns in his hand. The ball goes towards cover and they take a quick single.
  • 7.2 Now the ball rises. Short around off, Hope pulls it to deep square leg and gets a single.
  • 7.1 This one stays low. Length delivery outside off, Hope looks to pull but the ball keeps low and beats Hope.
  • 7.1 Not an ideal start for Shardul from the other end. Sprays one down the leg side. Hope looks to flick but misses. There is a hopeful shout but there is nothing from the umpire. He just signals it as wide.
  • Shardul Thakur has a change of ends.
  • 6.6 Saini goes short to end the over. It is around the body, Lewis ducks under it. 8 runs off Navdeep's first over in ODIs. 30/0
  • 6.5 A real fiery delivery this. On the stumps and bowled at over 148 kph. Lewis gets behind it and defends it.
  • 6.4 FOUR! WOW! Beautiful shot. Nobody moved. Good length ball around off, Lewis gets on top of the bounce and thrashes it through covers for a boundary.
  • 6.3 Once again a length delivery outside off, Lewis does not disturb that.
  • 6.2 Quickly learns from his mistake and pulls his length back around off. The ball goes away with the angle and Lewis does not go chasing after it.
  • 6.1 FOUR! Not a welcome Saini would have looked for in his ODI debut. A loose delivery to begin with. Overpitched on off, Lewis gets on his front foot and creams his drive straight down the ground through mid off for a boundary.
  • Debutant Navdeep Saini is on now.
  • 5.6 Uppish but safe. Full on off, Hope plays a good looking flick over mid-wicket away from the fielder in the deep and gets a couple as Kedar Jadhav in the deep cleans it up. 22/0
  • 5.5 Short ball around the leg side but over the body. Hope ducks under it.
  • 5.4 Length ball around off, Hope defends it towards point and then looks for a run but he is quick to tell his partner to wait. Good call as there was never a run there.
  • 5.3 Ohh! Good bowling from Shami. Quick and makes it jag back in. Hope looks to play it on the off side but he is a bit slow and late so the ball takes the inside edge onto the pads.
  • 5.2 Nicely played. Full around off, Lewis squeezes it towards extra cover and rotates the strike.
  • 5.1 Fuller outside off, Hope pushes it wide of the diving fielder at cover and gets a single.
  • 4.6 Around the pads, Lewis glances it towards mid-wicket. Good start for India, just 18 off the first 5. 18/0
  • 4.5 Good bowling this. Presents a good seam and hits the deck around off, Lewis looks to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes to the right of point. The fielder there dives to his right and saves runs for his side.
  • 4.4 Back of a length around off, Lewis drags his pull away from the fielder at deep mid-wicket and gets a couple.
  • 4.3 Just inside the tramline. Length ball way outside off, Lewis thinks it is on the wrong side of the tramline but the umpire feels it is just in so not a wide.
  • 4.2 Good length ball on off, Lewis defends it off the back foot to cover.
  • 4.1 On off, pushed to mid off.
  • 3.6 FOUR! Poor bowling! A short ball from Shami around middle, Hope rocks back and pulls it away to the deep square leg fence for the second boundary of the over. 12 runs have come from the over. 16/0
  • 3.5 BOUNCER! It is bowled around middle and leg, Hope ducks under it.
  • 3.4 FOUR! Beautiful! Hope gets his first boundary of the game with a delightful shot! Full delivery on off, Shai leans forward and drives it through mid off for a boundary.
  • 3.3 Fuller delivery on middle, Hope whips it through mid-wicket and picks up a couple. Navdeep Saini runs after it and cleans it up. The batters take two.
  • 3.2 Uppish but safe! Good length ball outside off, Lewis looks to guide it but it goes uppishly towards backward point. Luckily for Lewis, it goes on the bounce to the fielder. A single taken.
  • 3.1 Short pitch ball on middle, Hope hops and flicks it awkwardly towards deep square leg for a single.
  • 2.6 On a length on middle, Hope works it to square leg and will keep strike for the next over. 4/0
  • 2.5 Fullish on off, Hope drives it nicely but finds the mid off fielder.
  • 2.4 Outside off, leaves it alone does Shai.
  • 2.3 Shot! Fuller in length outside off, Hope leans forward and drives it through covers. Jadeja and Iyer hare after the ball. The former reaches it first and cleans it up. 2 taken though.
  • 2.2 Full delivery outside off, Hope drives it wide of mid off where KL Rahul slides and makes a good stop. No run.
  • 2.1 Full delivery on off, Hope defends it out onto the pitch.
  • 1.6 Good length ball on middle, Lewis pushes it to mid on. Maiden over to start from Mohammed Shami. 1/0
  • 1.5 Goes full this time outside off, Lewis strides forward and then lets the ball go to the keeper.
  • 1.4 BOUNCER! Excellent one from Shami. He bowls it around middle, Lewis does well to duck under it. Shami gives the batsman a stare after that.
  • 1.3 Good length on off, Lewis solidly defends it to the off side.
  • 1.2 On middle, Lewis defends it off the back foot to mid on.
  • 1.1 Starts with a fuller delivery on off, Lewis pushes it to cover.
  • Mohammed Shami to bowl with the new ball from the other end.
  • 0.6 Shardul bowls another one outside the off stump line, Hope leaves it alone. Excellent first over from Shardul Thakur comes to an end. 1/0
  • 0.5 Fullish delivery swinging away. It is bowled way outside off, Hope lets it go to the keeper.
  • 0.4 Good length ball outside the off stump line, Shai shoulders arms to this one.
  • 0.3 Nicely bowled! Length ball outside off, Hope makes a leave to the keeper.
  • 0.2 West Indies are underway! Good length ball on middle and leg, Lewis looks to flick it but it goes off the inside half, hits the pads and goes towards fine leg. Evin gets off the mark with a single.
  • 0.1 Good start! Shardul starts with a fullish delivery coming into the batsman, Lewis plays it well and pushes it to cover.
  • Virat Kohli has his troops in a huddle and is having final word with them. The players now take their position on the field. Shai Hope and Evin Lewis walk out now. Shardul Thakur with the new ball first up. One slip in place. Here we go...
  • West Indies (Unchanged Playing XI) - Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell.
  • India (Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini (ODI DEBUT, IN FOR DEEPAK CHAHAR).
  • Kieron Pollard, the West Indian skipper, says that the last game here was a high scoring one. Tells that it is matter of assessing the conditions and playing accordingly. On the batting, he says that they have done really well. Feels that there is nothing like one specific area and says that they need to be good in all the areas. Hopes that they will be able to put a big score batting first.
  • Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, says that dew will be a big factor. Tells that they played against England last time where defending 350+ was difficult. On the final, Kohli says that the mindset needs to be right. Tells that they have won matches even after losing tosses even in Tests. Says that the sides need to be open for taking the challenges. Believes that one cannot play reckless cricket if they win the toss. Mentions that Chahar is out injured and Navdeep Saini makes a debut in the ODIs.
  • TOSS - The Indian skipper flips the coin and this time Pollard calls the wrong side. INDIA WILL BOWL FIRST.
  • Pitch report - Murali Kartik is for the pitch report along with Sunil Gavaskar. Sunny G says that the spinners will get some purchase off the cracks which are present on the surface. Tells that the cracks are softer and hence the spinners might get some turn, not vicious or anything but certainly some turn will be on the offering. Kartik says that sides chasing has won most times on this ground. Gavaskar reckons that the dew will be a major factor in this game and hence the captains will have to make smart calls in deciding their playing XI.
  • West Indies landed the first punch in Chennai. Hammering was the response from the Men in Blue in Visakhapatnam. It is time for the showdown in Cuttack. Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer were the destructors in the first ODI while Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul demolished the Men in Maroon in the next. Interestingly, Virat Kohli who was at his brilliant best in the T20I series is yet to get going in the series and this could well be his chance to lead from the front and help the team bag the series. What about the West Indies? Pollard has led the side well and would hope that his men turn up for one final time in the long tour of India and go home with a massive series win. Toss will be an important factor in this game. We will have the answers for all at the end of the game. Before that, stay with us for the Toss and team updates.

India Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • That's the end of another exciting series! India have ended up winning the game and series but the fight shown by the visitors is commendable. They pushed India to the limit in all the matches but India were simply better in the end. India, now host Sri Lanka for a three match T20I series starting from 5th January while the Calypso Kings go back home to host Ireland starting on 7th January with the ODIs. Until then, cheers.
  • Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is also the Man of the Match. Kohli says that having finished games so many times he was calm. Tells dew is becoming a factor and one needs just a few partnerships to put the opposition under pressure. Adds that Jadeja took the pressure off him and tells that he was happy to see others (Jadeja and Shardul) finish off the game. On the year, Virat says that it has been a beautiful year and feels apart from the 30 bad minutes cricket in the World Cup they have been excellent and adds that they will keep chasing the ICC trophy. On the fast bowling talent India has, Virat says it is a proud moment as India have hardly ever had such potent attacks. Feels that it is the reason they feel they can win games abroad. Says that they will feel proud if they can at least keep the team as strong as before if not make them even stronger. Kohli then goes onto collect the trophy before he is joined by his teammates.
  • Rohit Sharma is named the Man of the Series. Rohit tells that it was a decider and they wanted to make the most of the track as Cuttack is a good batting wicket. Tells he is sad that he could not continue but tells he enjoyed other performances. Singles out Shardul's pull shot. On the year, he said he has enjoyed it a lot but says winning the World Cup would have been even better but tells he has enjoyed the year personally. Adds that the team has also had a good year and he is happy. Further says that he is not done and is excited for the year to come. Tells that he knows his game and he backed himself. On the red ball cricket, he says he enjoyed it but was also challenging as the ball was moving in India unlike they have seen before.
  • West Indies skipper, Kieron Pollard says that there was not much to be disappointed about as he is proud from where they have come from. Credits his players for showing the mettle and congratulates the Indian team for winning. Says they are the no.1 side and he is happy that they pushed them to their limits. On being asked about the batting performances, Pollard says that he knew the side had the talent and credits the batters. Singles out a few performances like Hetmyer's, Hope's and Pooran's. Says that they just wanted them to express themselves and tells that there is a lot to look forward to in the future.
  • Stay tuned for the presentation as we find out who the Man of the Match and Player of the series are.
  • Early on, West Indies posted a daunting total of 316 in front of the Men in Blue, courtesy Pooran's and Pollard's knocks. They had some vital contributions from Hetmyer, Hope and the rest. This score looked like a good one but the dew might have had an effect on the final result of the game. India bowled well in patches, especially in the middle when they picked up some quick wickets but Pooran and Pollard took the attack to them and in the end reached what looked like a defendable score.
  • The West Indian bowlers were not upto the mark. They bowled a quite a few loose balls at the start and Rohit and Rahul took full toll of that. Then they changed their lines and lengths helping them make a slight comeback in the match. At one stage, they picked up three quick wickets but needed to pick up more wickets but they could not. Keemo Paul was the pick of the bowlers while the others were disappointing.
  • Jadeja says he was just thinking that he knew it was a good wicket and the ball came nicely onto the bat so he was very confident. Tells that he told Shardul not to do anything silly as he knew that the pitch was good to bat. Admits there was pressure on him as he hadn't batted much in the series. But tells that Virat told him to play straight as the pitch was good to bat on.
  • First up, Shardul Thakur. Thakur says that he did not think about Virat Kohli getting out as that would have put him under pressure. All he thought was that there is a set batsmen in the crease. Admits that he has been in such situations in the domestic circuit but says that it was a pleasure to do it in the international stage. On being asked if he is ready to become India's no. 8, Shardul says that he is ready as he thinks he can do the job with the bat as well.
  • The guys who guided India home towards the end, Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja are caught down for a quick chat with Harsha Bhogle.
  • What a match we have had and it is India who come out on top. They have also taken the series 2-1 but it has been a tough fight given by the West Indies. Coming to this chase, India started off brilliantly with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul who stitched a partnership of 122 runs before Rohit was out. India, after another small partnership between KL Rahul and the Indian skipper lost some vital wickets in the middle. It looked like West Indies would make a comeback but Kohli and Jadeja stitched a valuable 58-run stand to get closer to the target. Kohli fell 15 short of his century and the hosts still required 30 runs off 23 balls but Shardul Thakur came in and finished things off with a good cameo.
  • 48.5 Drama at the end! Safely in but India would not have cared as it is a no ball. India win by 4 wickets. On the pads, Jadeja flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a quick single. The fielder scores a direct hit at the keeper's end. The umpire takes it upstairs but he has also signaled a no ball as Keemo Paul overstepped. The umpire still checks upstairs and replays show Thakur was in but unsure how it would have mattered. Nonetheless India win by 4 wickets and seal the series.
  • The umpires have gone upstairs for a run out against Shardul Thakur. It looked close but the umpire signals it a no ball and that is game, set and match. On replays, anyway, Thakur was well in.
  • 48.4 Full on middle, Jadeja strokes it to mid on.
  • 48.3 Good length ball outside off, Jadeja punches it on the off side and gets a couple. Scores level now.
  • 48.2 FOUR! Edgy but India don't care a bit. Slower bouncer around the body, Jadeja looks to pull but it goes off the top edge fine down the leg side for a boundary.
  • 48.1 Not Out! Shardul is safely in. Full outside off, Jadeja hits it straight to mid off. Shardul comes out for a single but Jadeja sends him back. Shardul turns and tries to go back but he slips. The throw from the fielder is a poor one and Shardul recovers and makes his ground as Keemo takes the bails off.
  • Run out appeal taken upstairs. Looks like Shardul is back in.
  • 47.6 Back of a length on off, Jadeja pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and gets a single. 15 off the over. Just 7 needed off 12. 309/6
  • 47.5 On the body, Thakur glances it to the leg side and takes a single. 17 from 6 for Shardul. Who would have thought that he'd be the man to take them so close?
  • 47.4 FOUR! Jadeja was the man but Shardul says I am no walkover! Full on middle, Thakur hits it right in the gap between deep mid-wicket and long on for a boundary.
  • 47.3 EDGED AND SIX! Bouncer around the body, Thakur looks to pull but gets a top edge. The ball flies and it goes over the square leg fence for a biggie. Jadeja applauds his partner, the dressing room is going wild and the crowd is going bonkers.
  • 47.3 WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high. Shardul looks to pull but misses. The square leg umpire signals it as wide to the umpire and it has been wided.
  • 47.2 Slower ball on the body, Jadeja pulls it towards short fine leg and takes a single. A bit to the left or right and that would have been a boundary.
  • 47.1 Length ball outside off, Jadeja has a slash at it but misses. Better from Sheldon.
  • 47.1 WIDE! Slower ball gone wrong. Misses it completely and bowls it well down the leg side. Jadeja does not even offer any shot. The last thing Cottrell would look to bowl is a wide ball.
  • 22 needed off the last 3 overs now. Cottrell to bowl out. If he can get rid of Jadeja in this over then West Indies might feel like they are in with a chance.
  • 46.6 On the pads, Jadeja flicks it to fine leg and keeps the strike. 294/6
  • 46.5 Back of a length around off, Shardul pulls it to long on for a run.
  • 46.4 Good length ball around off, Jadeja punches it towards long off for one.
  • 46.3 Now guides this one down to third man and gives the strike to Jadeja.
  • 46.2 FOUR! Shardul is not bad with the bat in hand and he has proved just that. Full outside off, Shardul lunges forward and creams his drive through covers. And the loudest cheer in the cubical was for this shot.
  • Shardul Thakur replaces the Indian skipper out in the middle.
  • 46.1 OUT! Chopped on! Is this the turning point in this game? Stunned silence in the ground as the skipper walks back 15 short of his century. Keemo Paul strikes on the first ball of his comeback over. The ray of hope, West Indies were looking for. Kohli cannot believe what has happened. Full outside off, Kohli looks to drive away from the body. The ball takes the inside edge and goes on to disturb the stumps. India into the bowlers now. 30 needed in 23, can West Indies pull off a miracle?
  • Keemo Paul is back on. 8-0-44-2 are his figures so far.
  • 45.6 Full delivery on middle, Virat works it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 30 runs required from 24 balls. 286/5
  • 45.5 Short ball on middle, Jadeja pulls it with disdain in front of square. Pooran runs across and makes a good diving stop. Only a single. Jadeja wanted a double but Kohli sends him back.
  • 45.4 Slower delivery on middle, Kohli tucks it to mid-wicket and calls Jadeja for a single.
  • 45.3 Short ball on middle, Jadeja pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 33 needed off 27 balls.
  • 45.2 FOUR! This is excellent batting! Full delivery outside off, Jadeja thrashes it over the extra cover fielder for a boundary.
  • 45.1 BOUNCER! It is bowled around off, Jadeja sways away from it. The umpire signals it one for the over. It should have been as it was way over Jadeja's head.
  • 44.6 Full delivery on off, Jadeja drives it to mid off for a single. 50-run stand is up between the two. A much-needed one for India. They had lost some quick wickets and this partnership has steadied the ship. 278/5
  • 44.5 FOUR! Hammered! Short ball on middle, Jadeja pulls it to deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
  • 44.4 Short ball on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 44.3 Good length ball outside off, Jadeja comes forward and pushes it to mid off for a single.
  • 44.2 Full delivery on middle, Kohli whips it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 44.1 BEATEN! Well bowling! Good length ball on off tailing in, Kohli looks to drive it but ball goes between the bat and pad. Kohli has to keep calm here.
  • Jason Holder is back into the attack.
  • 43.6 Good length ball outside off, Kohli guides this to third man for a single. 270/5
  • 43.5 Back of a length outside off, Jadeja guides it uppishly to third man for a single. The fielder collects it on the bounce.
  • 43.4 Short of a length delivery on middle, Jadeja whips it to mid-wicket where the fielder misfields allowing the batters to take a couple.
  • 43.3 Fuller one on middle, Kohli tucks it to the leg side for a single.
  • 43.2 Fullish delivery on middle, Jadeja whips it to deep square leg for a single.
  • 43.1 Fullish delivery on middle, Kohli whips it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • Sheldon Cottrell has a change of ends.
  • 42.6 Flatter around off, Kohli dabs it towards third man for one. 263/5
  • 42.5 FOUR! Excellent wrist work from Kohli. Pierces the gap to perfection. Floated on middle, Kohli flicks it right between long on and deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 42.4 Now calmly pushes this tossed up ball on off to cover.
  • 42.3 FOUR! Smartly played. Shorter outside off, Kohli waits for it and then plays the late cut fine of the man at third man. Roston gives it a chase from third man and he puts in a dive as well but comes second best.
  • 42.2 On the pads, Jadeja flicks it to the on side for a single.
  • 42.1 The stumps are off. It is a hit wicket. Nope! Shai Hope hit the stumps with his glove. On the body, Jadeja flicks it to short fine leg and the bails comes off the stumps. For a moment it looks like it is a hit wicket but Jadeja's patience shows that it was Hope who dislodged it.
  • Khary Pierre is back on. His figures read 6-0-36-0.
  • 41.6 Around the pads, Jadeja flicks it and gets a single to get through the over. 253/5
  • 41.5 On the pads, Kohli flicks it through mid-wicket and takes a single. This time Jadeja wants the second but Kohli turns it down.
  • 41.4 Length delivery outside off, Kohli taps it to point and looks for a quick run which would have ended in a disastrous run out. Jadeja says no for it.
  • 41.3 Length deliver around off, RJ punches it to long on and eases to the other end.
  • 41.2 Good length ball outside off, Kohli tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes the first one quickly. He wants the second as well but Jadeja turns it down. 250 comes up with that.
  • 41.1 Good length ball on off, Jadeja looks to defend but the ball moves away and it goes towards third man off the outer half of his bat for one.
  • Jason Holder is back on. 8-0-50-1 are his figures so far.
  • 40.6 On the pads, Jadeja tucks it to the on side for one. 11 off the over, a good one for the Indians. 68 needed in 54 balls now. Surely India's game to lose. 248/5
  • 40.5 The batsman has played it to the point region. They pick up a single.
  • 40.4 Shortis on off, Jadeja punches it to the off side for one.
  • 40.3 Back of a length on off, VK defends it with soft hands towards point and takes one.
  • 40.2 Excellent running but good effort from Cottrell as well. Good length ball outside off. Sheldon takes the pace off it. Jadeja looks to tap it down the off side but it hits him high on the bat. Jaddu looks at Kohli and his skipper calls for a quick run. Cottrell charges towards the ball and tries to show some footballing skill as he attempts to shoot it at the stumps. He kicks it with power but misses the stumps. Had he hit Kohli might have been in trouble.
  • 40.2 FIVE WIDES! Poor from Cottrell. He misses his line and bowls it full down the leg side. Jadeja looks to flick but misses. Hope behind the stumps dives but fails to get there and the ball is off to the fence.
  • 40.1 Slower ball on middle, Kohli flicks it wide of long on and gets a single.
  • Powerplay 3 time. 5 fielders can be stationed outside the circle now.
  • 39.6 Outside off, Kohli pushes it to third man for another single. 237/5
  • 39.5 Back of a length ball on middle, Jadeja works it to the deep square leg region for a single.
  • 39.4 Good length on middle, Kohli tucks it to deep square leg for a single.
  • 39.3 Back of a length ball outside off, Jadeja guides this through point and takes a single.
  • 39.2 On a length outside off, Kohli guides it to third man and picks up a single.
  • 39.1 Good length ball on off, Kohli drives it to cover for nothing.
  • 38.6 FOUR! Jadeja is off the mark but not in the most convincing manner. Back of a length ball on the body, Jadeja looks to play it but then decides to leave it. The ball hits the inner half of his bat and goes fine down the leg side for a boundary. 232/5
  • Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in. He needs to play a supporting role to Kohli. Can he do it?
  • 38.5 OUT! Bowled! What a delivery! Wow! Kedar can do nothing about it. A left-arm bowler making the ball come back in to the right hander is always difficult to deal with. Pacy, full and inswinging ball on off and middle. Kedar looks to play it straight but the ball nips in and goes right between the gap of bat and pad. It goes onto uproot the middle pole. Cottrell brings out his trademark salute and the West Indies players are up in joy. Virat is there at the other end, looking helpless and a bit agitated at Kedar but he could not have done much about it. Half the side back in the dressing room, India need 88 from 67 balls now
  • 38.4 Short ball, a slower bouncer. Virat pulls it to deep mid-wicket and eases to the other end.
  • 38.3 Length deliver around off, KJ runs it down to third man for one.
  • 38.2 Follows the boundary with a single down to cover.
  • 38.1 FOUR! Yorker gone wrong and punished well. Cottell attempts a yorker but misses it and sends a low full toss on the leg side. Kohli flicks it with ease for a boundary.
  • Sheldon Cottrell is back on. 5-1-22-0 are his figures so far.
  • 37.6 Length delivery on off, KJ defends it from within the crease. 11 off the over, a good one for India. 95 needed off 72 now. 221/4
  • 37.5 FOUR! Oh that is poor from Holder. He surely should be stopping that. West Indies should not give away such easy runs. Good length ball outside off, Kedar taps it to the right of third man. Holder gets there but he is casual in his approach to getting down. He misses it and the ball goes to the fence.
  • 37.4 On the body, VK glances it to the on side for one.
  • 37.3 FOUR! Easy, just easy for Kohli. You bowl him on the pads and he will flick you without even looking at it. On the pads, Virat glances it to deep square leg for a boundary.
  • 37.3 WIDE! Joseph misses his line and sprays one down the leg side. Kohli looks to flick but misses and it has been wided.
  • 37.2 On the pads, Kedar turns it behind square on the leg side for one.
  • 37.1 Full and coming back in. Jadhav looks to defend but it hits his pad off the inner half of his bat. It goes to the off side, Kedar looks for a single again but Kohli says no.
  • Alzarri Joseph is back on.
  • 36.6 Good length ball on off, Kohli defends this solidly. 210/4
  • 36.5 Full delivery on off, Kohli pushes it to covers.
  • 36.4 On middle, flicked to the leg side for a single.
  • 36.3 FIFTY! 55th one for him in this format! It has been another good innings from the skipper. He needs to continue if India have to win here. Short of a length delivery on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep square leg to get to his milestone. Can he get them to a series victory?
  • 36.2 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
  • 36.1 OVERTHROWS! Full delivery on off, Kohli drives it to mid off and takes off for a single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. The ball rolls to deep square leg and the batters steal another run.
  • 35.6 NOT OUT! Jadhav makes it well in by dragging his bat well before he reaches the crease. Good running though. Good length ball on off, Kohli guides it to the wide of the keeper and takes off for a run. Jadhav obliges and runs. Shai Hope collects it and hits the stumps at the keeper's end. The umpire goes up to the third umpire and the replays show that Jadhav had made his way in. 206/4
  • The umpire has gone upstairs for a run out. Kedar Jadhav is the man in question. It looks close to the naked eye. Replays show that Jadhav was well in. Brilliant running.
  • 35.5 On a length outside off, Jadhav plays it to third man and takes a single.
  • 35.4 Nice shot but finds the fielder! Short of a length ball on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 35.3 Good length ball on middle, Jadhav gets off the mark by flicking this one to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 35.2 Fullish delivery on off, Jadhav defends it to mid off.
  • 35.1 Full delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to the leg side for a single.
  • Kedar Jadhav replaces Rishabh Pant out in the middle.
  • 34.6 OUT! BOWLED! Pant goes and now it depends more on Kohli to take India home. West Indies are coming back into this game very strongly. Slower delivery outside off, Pant looks to drive it but hits the inside edge and goes onto hitting the stumps. India are 4 down and they still require 115 runs to win off 15 overs. 201/4
  • 34.5 Fuller in length outside off, Pant drives it to mid off.
  • 34.4 Slower short ball on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep square leg and gives Pant the strike.
  • 34.3 Fullish around off, Kohli drives it straight to the cover fielder.
  • 34.2 Good length ball on off, Kohli pushes it to cover-point and takes a single. 200 up for India. Still need 116 runs.
  • 34.1 FOUR! Poor bowling from Paul! Drifts this down the leg side, Pant works it to fine leg and picks up his first boundary of the game.
  • 33.6 BOUNCER! It is bowled around leg, Kohli ducks under it. 195/3
  • 33.5 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 33.4 FOUR! Brilliant, just brilliant. This is Kohli at his best. Full delivery on off, Kohli leans forward and thrashes the drive through mid off for another one of his sumptuous boundaries.
  • 33.3 Full delivery outside off, Pant drives it but the mid off fielder slides again and stops it. A single taken.
  • 33.2 Good length ball on off, Kohli guides it to third man for a single.
  • 33.1 Nicely played! Full delivery outside off, Pant drives this crisply to cover but Pollard dives and makes a half stop. The batters manage to take a single.
  • Jason Holder is back on. 6-0-38-1, his numbers so far.
  • 32.6 Full delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it but finds the mid-wicket fielder. No run. 188/3
  • 32.5 Short of a length ball on middle, Kohli pulls it to mid-wicket.
  • 32.4 Good length ball on off, Kohli defends it to point.
  • Rishabh Pant is the new man in.
  • Drinks Break! Well...well...well. 128 needed in 105 balls and the match is quite in balance. The match has suddenly jumped to life. India are still on top as they have their skipper and chase master, Virat Kohli out in the middle. He will be joined by a new batsman soon. The required rate is 7.31 so West Indies will know if they can get rid of Kohli then they will be on top.
  • 32.3 OUT! CAUGHT! Iyer has to go and that is an excellent catch from Alzarri Joseph. Now the match has suddenly turned. Two quick wickets has pegged India on the back foot. Short of a length ball on middle, Iyer pulls it but finds Alzarri Joseph at deep square leg. Joseph runs forward, slides forward and takes a brilliant catch. Iyer asks the umpire whether the catch was clean and the umpire sends him on his way. The replays confirm that it was a clean catch. India still needed 128 from 105 balls.
  • 32.2 FOUR! EDGY! Short of a length ball outside off, Iyer makes room for himself and looks to cut it but it goes off the top edge towards third man. Chase runs across from third man and tries to slide but fails to do so. It slides into the fence.
  • 32.1 BOUNCER! It is bowled around middle but does not bounce as much. Iyer ducks under it and it goes on the bounce to the keeper.
  • Keemo Paul replaces Roston Chase.
  • 31.6 Iyer pushes this length ball on off to third man. 184/2
  • 31.5 Good length ball on off, Kohli guides it to third man and picks up a single.
  • 31.4 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries. Joseph is not learning at all. Short of a length ball on middle, Kohli camps back and hammers the pull to deep mid-wicket for another into the fence.
  • 31.3 FOUR! Hammered! Thrashed! Short ball outside off, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. It went fast and nobody moved. The required run rate is above 7 and Kohli looks settled out there. Dangerous signs for the visitors.
  • 31.2 Short of a length ball on middle, Iyer flick it to fine leg for a single.
  • 31.1 Good length delivery on the pads, Kohli flicks it to fine leg and picks up a single.
  • 30.6 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total. 172/2
  • 30.5 Flighted ball outside off, Kohli drives it through extra cover and picks up a couple before the fielder can come across and clean it up.
  • 30.4 Floated ball on middle, Kohli plays it back to the bowler.
  • 30.3 Outside off, pushed to cover.
  • 30.2 Shorter delivery outside off, Iyer punches it to deep cover and takes a single. Iyer is off the mark.
  • 30.1 Full delivery on middle, Kohli whips it to long on for a single.
  • 29.6 Back of a length ball on middle, Iyer defends it back to the bowler. 167/2
  • Shreyas Iyer joins his skipper out in the middle.
  • 29.5 OUT! CAUGHT! Rahul goes after playing another terrific innings! Had a great chance to score back-to-back tons but he misses out. Joseph bowls a short of a length ball on middle and leg, Rahul looks to pull it but it hits the gloves and goes up in the air. Shai Hope settles himself under it near short fine leg and takes a simple catch.
  • 29.4 BOUNCER! It is bowled outside off, Rahul lets it go to the keeper.
  • 29.3 Short ball on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep mid-wicket and picks up a single.
  • 29.2 On a length on off, Rahul guides it to the left of the point fielder and calls Kohli for a single.
  • 29.1 Short of a length delivery on off, Rahul stands tall and defends it to cover.
  • 28.6 The batsman has driven it straight down the ground. The batsmen have run through for a single. 165/1
  • 28.5 Kohli whips this full delivery on middle to long on for a single.
  • 28.4 Loopy ball on off, Kohli defends it out.
  • 28.3 Flatter delivery outside off, Kohli pushes it to cover.
  • 28.2 Shorter delivery outside off, Kohli punches it off the back foot to deep cover. The fielder comes across and cleans up. The batters take two.
  • 28.1 Starts with a full delivery on middle, Kohli looks to flick it but it goes off the leading edge back to the bowler.
  • Roston Chase is back into the attack. 2-0-10-0, his figures so far.
  • 27.6 Back of a length ball on off, Rahul cuts it to point. 161/1
  • 27.5 SIX! What a shot from Rahul! This is excellent batting from Rahul. Full delivery on middle, Rahul beautifully flicks it uppishly over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum. Probably the shot of the match.
  • 27.4 Good length ball outside off, Kohli guides it to third man for a single.
  • 27.3 Fullish delivery outside off, Rahul drives it to deep cover for a single.
  • 27.2 On a length on middle, Rahul tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 27.1 Starts with a short ball on middle, Kohli pulls it in front of square for a single.
  • Alzarri Joseph is back on. 3-0-14-0, his numbers so far.
  • 26.6 Outside off, guided to third man for another single. 152/1
  • 26.5 FOUR! Slapped! It is lovely to see when Kohli plays these kind of shots! Short of a length outside off, Virat hops and thrashes it through the covers for a boundary. 150 up for India.
  • 26.4 On a length on off, Rahul looks to flick it but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls to point and the batters take a single.
  • 26.3 Short of a length ball outside off, Kohli guides it to third man for a single.
  • 26.2 Full delivery on off, Kohli drives but finds the cover fielder.
  • 26.1 OHH! Short of a length ball outside off, Kohli looks to pull it but misses it.
  • 25.6 Short delivery on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep mid-wicket and will keep the strike for the next over. 145/1
  • 25.5 Full delivery on middle, Rahul plays it to mid on and calls Kohli for a quick single.
  • 25.4 Short of a length outside off, Rahul pushes it to point.
  • 25.3 Back of a length delivery outside off, Kohli punches it to deep cover and crosses over for another single.
  • 25.2 Full delivery on off, Kohli pushes it to mid off for nothing.
  • 25.1 Short ball on middle, Rahul rocks on his back foot and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 24.6 Good length ball on middle and leg, Kohli looks to defend it but misses to get hit high on the pads. No appeal as it was probably going above the stumps. 141/1
  • 24.5 Short ball outside off, Kohli sways away from it.
  • 24.4 Short ball on middle, Rahul pulls it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 24.3 Back of a length outside off, Rahul punches it to point.
  • 24.2 On a length outside off, Rahul pushes it to cover for nothing.
  • 24.1 Good length ball on middle, Kohli runs it to point for a single.
  • Keemo Paul is back on. 3-0-21-0, his numbers so far.
  • 23.6 Short ball on middle, Rahul defends it out onto the pitch off the back foot. 139/1
  • 23.5 On off, pushed to deep cover for a single.
  • 23.4 FOUR! Delicious! Kohli brings out hsi trademark drive. A half-volley outside off, Kohli leans forward and creams the drive wide of the mid off fielder for a boundary. First one for him in this innings.
  • 23.3 Short ball outside off, Rahul punches it beautifully off the back foot to deep cover for a single.
  • 23.2 EDGY! Good length ball on the middle stump line, Kohli looks to flick it but gets a leading edge on it which goes towards deep cover. A single taken.
  • 23.1 Full delivery on off, Kohli drives it to the cover fielder. He fumbles but no extra run taken.
  • 22.6 On the pads, VK flicks it to mid-wicket and keeps the strike. 132/1
  • 22.5 Flatter on off, Rahul strokes it to point for one.
  • 22.4 On the pads, Rahul sweeps it but cannot go past short fine leg.
  • 22.3 Short and wide outside off, Virat cuts it but there is a man in the deep so just a single.
  • 22.2 Comes down the track and nudges it to long off for one.
  • 22.1 FOUR! Very good shot but poor from substitute Hayden Walsh. Flighted on off, Rahul drives it by using his wrist to the left of cover. Walsh there fails to get down in time and the ball goes past him to the fence.
  • 21.6 Good length ball on off, Kohli looks to play it on the off side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 124/1
  • 21.5 Around the pads, Rahul flicks it to the leg side for a run.
  • 21.4 Length ball on off, Rahul plays it to point.
  • 21.3 Kohli is off the mark straightaway. Back of a length ball outside off, Virat cuts it towards deep point and gets underway.
  • A huge cheer from the crowd as the Indian skipper walks out to bat.
  • 21.2 OUT! Caught! West Indies needed a wicket, the question was where it is coming from? The answer is Jason Holder. A lose shot from Rohit. His feet never moved and he would be very disappointed with it. Good length delivery outside off, the ball moves just a tad. Rohit takes it too lethargically and looks to drive with little to no foot movement. The ball takes the outside edge and goes straight into the gloves of Hope. Much needed breakthrough for the visitors. Can they use this as a springboard and get back in this game?
  • 21.1 Good length ball on off, Rahul defends it with soft hands and takes a single as the ball goes to the off side.
  • Bowling change. Jason Holder is back on. West Indies need a wicket but where is it coming from?
  • 20.6 FOUR! Easily done. Tossed up on off, Rohit gets down on one knee and sweeps it from the middle of his bat over backward square leg for a boundary. 121/0
  • 20.5 Shorter on off, RS punches it to cover.
  • 20.4 Flatter on off, Rahul taps it to point and eases to the other end.
  • 20.3 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 20.2 Floated on the body, Rahul comes down the track and glances it to the on side for a run.
  • 20.1 In the air....but safe. Lewis had time to go for it but he decides not to attack the ball. Floated on off, Rohit gets down on one knee and goes for a slog sweep. He does not time it well and hits it high in the air. Lewis in the deep loses the ball in the light and he hangs back to take it on a bounce.
  • 19.6 On the body, RS pulls it to deep backward square leg and keeps the strike. 113/0
  • 19.5 Short ball and this time Rahull pulls it with control towards backward square leg for a run.
  • 19.4 Back of a length around off, Rahul looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls towards point but they don't take a run.
  • 19.3 Fuller on off, Rahul flicks it to mid-wicket and comes out for a single but Rohit sends him back early. Good call there is no need to take any suicidal run here.
  • 19.2 Back of a length outside off, Rohit guides it towards third man and strolls to the other end.
  • 19.1 Fuller on middle and off, Rahul flicks it to long on for a run.
  • 18.6 Floats this one up outside off, Rahul comes down the track and drives it to deep cover for a single. 109/0
  • 18.5 Loopy delivery outside off, Rahul pushes it to cover.
  • 18.4 Flatter delivery on off, Rohit looks to defend it but it hits the inside half of the bat and goes towards square leg. A single taken.
  • 18.3 On middle, defended out.
  • 18.2 FOUR! This is brilliant batting from Sharma. Pierre bowls a flighted delivery outside off, Sharma drives it past the diving cover fielder and into the fence.
  • 18.1 Floated delivery at 85.1 kph, Sharma works it to mid-wicket.
  • 17.6 Good length ball on middle and leg, Rahul works it to mid-wicket. 103/0
  • 17.5 On off, pushed to cover for nothing.
  • 17.4 Short ball on middle, Rahul pulls it to mid-wicket.
  • 17.3 FIFTY! The Hitman continues his golden run in 2019. 43rd fifty in ODIs. The opener has made the opening spot his own since he started opening in 2013. Full delivery on middle, Sharma pushes it to long on and takes a single to get to his milestone.
  • 17.2 Full delivery on middle, Rohit defends it back to the bowler.
  • 17.1 On a length on middle, Rohit tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • Drinks Break! India are motoring along nicely in this chase. They have reached 102 in 17 overs and have hardly broken a sweat. The openers are once again looking set for a big one. West Indies need to find a way to break this partnership because at the moment they are lacking intensity and that cutting edge.
  • 16.6 Floated ball on middle, Rahul plays it back to the bowler. 102/0
  • 16.5 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 16.4 Around the pads, Rahul turns it to the short fine leg fielder.
  • 16.3 Full delivery on middle and leg, Rahul looks to sweep it but gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls to short fine leg. No run.
  • 16.2 Shorter one outside off, Sharma plays the cut to deep point for a single.
  • 16.1 FIFTY! 5th one for Rahul in ODIs. This has been a top knock from the opener. Continues his good form. He will look to score a big one here and get his side home. He gets there by flicking this flighted ball to the leg side for a single.
  • 15.6 Full delivery outside off, Rahul pushes it to deep cover and takes a single. 100-run stand is up between the two. Brillaint batting. They are going at a very good pace and it is easy going for India at the moment. 100/0
  • 15.5 EDGY FOUR! Short ball aimed at his body, Rahul looks to play the pull it but it goes off the top edge past the keeper into the fence.
  • 15.4 Fullish delivery on off, Rahul pushes it to point.
  • 15.3 Poor ball but gets away with it! Good length ball on the pads, Rohit flicks it away but finds the deep square leg fielder. A single taken.
  • 15.2 Back of a length ball on middle, Rahul tucks it to deep square leg and takes a single.
  • 15.2 WIDE! Bouncer bowled down the leg side, Rahul looks to pull it but misses it. The umpire signals a wide.
  • 15.1 Good length ball on middle, Sharma works it to deep square leg for a single. Rohit thinks of a second but it is not there.
  • Alzarri Joseph is into the attack.
  • 14.6 Tosses this one up on middle, Rohit pushes it to long on and keeps strike for the next over. 91/0
  • 14.5 Loopy ball on middle, Rohit looks to defend it but it goes off the inside edge to the leg side.
  • 14.4 Tossed up on off, Rahul leans forward and pushes it to deep cover for another run.
  • 14.3 Flighted delivery on middle, pushed to long on for a single.
  • 14.2 Loopy ball on middle, Rohit defends it back to the bowler.
  • 14.1 FOUR! Beautiful shot! Very rarely you see Sharma playing the sweep shot. Pierre bowls a full delivery on the pads, Rohit sweeps it to fine leg for a boundary.
  • 13.6 Floated ball on middle, Rahul works it to mid-wicket. 84/0
  • 13.5 Outside off, punched off the back foot to the off side.
  • 13.4 OHH! Chase bowls a flat one outisde off, Rahul looks to punch it off the back foot but gets an inside edge which goes towards square leg. No run.
  • 13.3 Floated ball on middle and leg, Sharma flicks it to mid-wicket and crosses over for a single.
  • 13.2 Flatter delivery on middle, Sharma defends it back to the bowler.
  • 13.1 Tossed up ball on middle, Rahul pushes this down to long on and takes a single.
  • 12.6 On off, pushed to long off and Rahul will keep strike for the next over. 82/0
  • 12.5 Floated delivery on the pads, Rohit tucks it to square leg and picks up a single.
  • 12.4 Fullish ball on off, Rahul drives it to long off for a single.
  • 12.3 Flighted ball on middle, Rahul defends it back to the bowler.
  • 12.2 Floats one one on middle, Rohit milks it to long on and gets to the other end.
  • 12.1 Khary starts with a shorter ball around off, Rahul punches it through covers for one.
  • Khary Pierre is on as well.
  • 11.6 Flatter delivery on middle, Rahul punches it off the back foot to long on for a single. 77/0
  • 11.5 Fullish delivery on off, Sharma drives it to long off and takes a single.
  • 11.4 On middle, Rahul flicks this to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 11.3 FOUR! Poor bowling this from Chase! Shorter delivery outside off, Rahul cuts it through the point region for a boundary.
  • 11.2 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 11.1 STUMPING MISSED! It looked close but Hope has made a mess of it. Flighted ball outside off, Rohit leans forward to drive but misses it. Shai fails to collect it cleanly and it rolls to the leg side. Replays show that Rohit had his leg up in the air. A golden opportunity to get back in the game goes abegging.
  • Time for some spin. Roston Chase is on now.
  • 10.6 LEG BYES!Good length ball on middle and leg, Rahul attempts to flick it but it goes off the pads to the leg side. Two leg byes taken. 69/0
  • 10.5 On middle, Sharma flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
  • 10.4 Back of a length ball outside off, Rahul pushes it to point for a single.
  • 10.3 BOUNCER! It is bowled around off stump, Rahul sways away from it.
  • 10.2 MISFIELD! Good length ball on middle, Rahul tucks it to backward square leg where Alzarri Joseph comes across but lets the ball through. The ball does not go for the boundary as it hits the legs. He cleans it up but by that time, the batters take a couple.
  • 10.1 FOUR! Terrific! Sumptuous! A half-volley from Paul on off, Rahul leans forward and thrashes the drive through mid off for a boundary.
  • Powerplay 2 signaled by the umpire. Now 4 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over!
  • 9.6 On middle, blocked out. India 59/0 at the end of Powerplay1. West Indies at the same stage were 44/0. 59/0
  • 9.5 How did that stay low? Short ball on middle which kept very low, Sharma gets his bat down in time and does well to defend it back to the bowler.
  • 9.4 Good length outside off, Rahul cuts it towards point where it ricochets off Pierre's legs allowing the batters to take a single.
  • 9.3 Good length ball outside off, Rahul pushes it to point.
  • 9.2 On middle, flicked to square leg for a single.
  • 9.1 FOUR! Brilliant shot from the Hitman. Back of a length delivery on off, Sharma rocks on his back foot and cuts it through point for a boundary. The fielder from third man tries to come across but fails to get there.
  • 8.6 Full delivery on middle, Sharma defends it to the square leg region for a single. 53/0
  • 8.5 On off, Sharma defends it back to the bowler.
  • 8.4 Full delivery on middle, Rohit flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 8.3 On a length on middle, Rahul works it to the leg side for a single.
  • 8.2 Good length ball on middle and leg, Rahul looks to flick it but misses to get hit on the pads. No appeal though.
  • What has happened there? Keemo Paul steams in and delivers the ball, Rahul looks to play but then pulls out. Pollard has a word with the umpire because he thinks that Rahul tried to play but the umpire thinks it is a dead ball.
  • 8.1 FOUR! Poor, poor stuff from Paul! Cannot drift on the pads to any of these batsman. Full delivery down the leg side, Rahul whips it towards the fine leg fence for a boundary. Just like the West Indian openers, this Indian pair has also stitched a 50-run stand. It has come in quicker time too.
  • 7.6 Good length ball outside off, Rahul guides it to third man for a single. 47/0
  • 7.5 Full one on middle, Rahul plays it back to the bowler.
  • 7.4 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 7.3 BEATEN! Short ball on off, Rahul looks to play the upper cut but misses it.
  • 7.2 Sharma flicks this length ball to the leg side and picks up a single.
  • 7.1 Good fielding! Good length ball outside off, Rohit launches this over cover and it seems that it will go for a boundary but Khary Pierre hares after it and makes a good sliding stop. 2 taken.
  • Cottrell is back from the other end.
  • 6.6 MISFIELD AND FOUR! This is poor fielding from Chase! Have to do a lot better there. Another full on middle and leg, Rahul works it nicely wide of mid on where Chase is stationed. He bends but allows the ball to go through into the fence. 43/0
  • 6.5 Fullish ball on the pads, Rahul works it away nicely to the deep mid-wicket region for a couple. The fielder comes across and cleans it up.
  • 6.4 Full delivery on middle, Rahul whips it to mid on.
  • 6.3 Fullish delivery on off, Rahul defends it to cover.
  • 6.2 Paul bowls a length delivery on middle, Rohit works it to deep square leg and crosses over for a single.
  • 6.1 Good length ball on off, Sharma defends it to point.
  • Keemo Paul is into the attack.
  • 5.6 On middle, defended solidly by Rahul to mid off. 10 runs have come Holder's third over. 36/0
  • 5.5 FOUR! Brilliant timing! On a length outside off, Rahul punches it through covers and past the diving Khary Pierre. It races away to the fence.
  • 5.4 On middle, Sharma works it to square leg and takes a single.
  • 5.3 FOUR! Cannot bowl that line when the fine leg fielder is up in the circle. Good length on the pads, Sharma just helps it on is way towards the deep square leg region for a boundary.
  • 5.2 Back of a length ball around off, RS pushes it to cover.
  • 5.1 EDGED! Holder bowls a length ball on off, Rahul looks to defend it but hits the outside edge and goes towards third man. A single taken.
  • 4.6 Slower delivery outside off, Sharma attempts to defend it but takes the outside edge back to the keeper. Hope dives forward but the ball falls short. 26/0
  • 4.5 Sharma solidly defends this good length ball back to the bowler.
  • 4.4 BEATEN! Nicely bowled! Sheldon bowls a good length outside off, Sharma looks to defend it but the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
  • 4.3 On a length on middle, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 4.2 Good length ball on off, Rahul punches it to cover and calls a loud no.
  • 4.1 Length delivery on off, Rahul gets behind the line and blocks it.
  • 3.6 Good length ball on off, Rohit defends it back to the bowler. 10 off the over. Good one for India. 25/0
  • 3.5 Dot, six, dot, four. So what comes next? Another dot. He is toying with the West Indies players here as once again he does not disturb this length ball outside off.
  • 3.4 FOUR! The sound that made off the bat was enough to tell you how perfectly he hit it. Good length ball outside off, Rohit punches it like a Mohammad Ali punch through covers for a boundary. If he was hitting someone in a boxing match that would be a KO.
  • 3.3 Now shows sensibility and leaves this ball outside off alone.
  • 3.2 SIX! Don't even bother looking that has gone way over the fence. Rohit moves away from the stump and pulls this length ball way over the cow corner fence for a biggie. That is a crowd catch.
  • 3.1 On a length outside off, Rohit is in no hurry and he offers a good leave.
  • 2.6 On the pads, Rahul glances it to the man on the on side. 15/0
  • 2.5 Length ball on off, Rahul strokes it through backward point and gets a couple as Hetmyer from third man cleans it up.
  • 2.4 Good length ball on off, it shapes away a bit. Rohit looks to defend but the ball goes off the outer half of his bat and it goes towards third man for a single. Rohit equals Jayasuriya's record for most runs in a calendar year in international cricket.
  • 2.3 FOUR! Excellent use of the feet. Rohit comes down the track and takes this ball on the up. It is away from him but he keeps his balance and slashes it through covers for a boundary.
  • 2.2 Now calmly lets this length ball outside off to carry to the keeper.
  • 2.1 FOUR! Rohit is off the mark with a boundary just like his partner. A low full toss on off, Rohit shows great wrist work and flicks it right between mid-wicket and mid on for a boundary.
  • 1.6 On off, Rahul blocks it to get through the over. Good comeback from Holder after a poor ball first up. 4/0
  • 1.5 Good length delivery around middle and leg. Rahul gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it.
  • 1.4 Around the pads, Rahul glances it to the on side.
  • 1.3 If you could make out how confident a batter is then a good solid defense shows it and this one shows that Rahul is in good form. Fuller around off, KL defends it off the front foot from right of the middle of his bat and shouts a loud no.
  • 1.2 Much better from Cottrell. Good length ball around off, Rahul defends it with a straight bat off his back foot.
  • 1.1 FOUR! Rahul is off the mark and so are India. Poor ball from Holder to begin. It is a hit-me ball from Jason. It is on the pads, Rahul is in good touch and he says thank you very much as he elegantly flicks it over square leg for a boundary.
  • Jason Holder will bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
  • 0.6 Good, solid start from Cottrell. He starts with a maiden. Back of a length on off, Rohit defends it to get through the first. 0/0
  • 0.5 Very good shot but straight to the fielder. Full around off, Rohit drives it right off the meat but straight to Pollard at cover.
  • 0.4 Length ball outside off, Rohit lets it carry to the keeper. No swing for Cottrell so far.
  • 0.3 Full on off, Rohit pushes it back to the left of Cottrell. Rahul was out but as he sees the ball has come straight back, he dives back in.
  • 0.2 Cottrell goes full now and asks Rohit to go for a drive. He goes half heartedly at it but misses.
  • 0.1 Cottrell starts with a good length ball on off, Rohit defends it to point for nothing.
  • The run chase is all set to begin! India need 316 runs to win. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul walk out to the middle along with the West Indian players. Sheldon Cottrell will open the bowling for the visitors.

India Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 Australia 4320 108
3 England 5253 105
4 New Zealand 3449 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
6 Sri Lanka 4191 91
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5442 111
5 Australia 5854 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 6095 265
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 5248 262
6 New Zealand 7114 245