India vs West Indies 2017, Highlights and cricket result, 1st ODI in Port of Spain: Match called off due to rain

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India vs West Indies 2017, Highlights and cricket result, 1st ODI in Port of Spain: Match called off due to rain
  • 01:50 (IST)

    That's it from our side. The 1st ODI of the Series end in no result (0-0). The 2nd rubber is to be played at the same venue on Sunday. Do join us for the game. For now it is time to sleep. Goodbye.

  • 01:46 (IST)

    We could manage only 39.2 overs of play with India's scoreboard reading: 199 for the loss of 3 wickets. As the visitors were looking to launch in the final 10, the rains halted the game for the second and final time. Windies won the toss and like good hosts invited Virat's men to bat. Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan stitched a brilliant 132-run opening stand with both openers getting to their half centuries. Dhawan's carried his purple patch to the Caribbean shores but unfortunately missed out on his ton. He was trapped leg before wicket by Bishoo. Yuvraj struggled for his 4 off 10 before getting out and then the rain came and went and came again to finally give West Indies a target of 194 in 26 overs. Some play seemed possible until the clouds opened up again leaving the officials with no choice but to call off the match.

  • 01:27 (IST)

  • 01:25 (IST)

    The 1st ODI is washed out.

  • 01:21 (IST)

  • 01:21 (IST)

    Match abandoned due to rain. 

  • 01:21 (IST)

    Persistent rain spoils play. The match has been officially called off.

  • 01:17 (IST)

  • 00:59 (IST)

    Hang on, guys! Play to resume at 1:30 IST Revised target: 194 in 26 Overs (DLS method) for the Windies.

  • 00:54 (IST)

    Okay then...GAME ON!

  • 00:48 (IST)

  • 00:29 (IST)

    Here we go... The rain is back AGAIN.

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  • 23:41 (IST)

    We have news for you and they are good as the rain has stopped.

  • 23:29 (IST)


  • 23:27 (IST)

    Doesn't look good folks.

  • 23:11 (IST)

  • 22:55 (IST)

    If only 20 overs are possible then West Indies' target will be 161 in today's match as per DLS method. 

  • 22:49 (IST)

  • 22:48 (IST)

    Bad news, folks. 

  • 22:44 (IST)

  • 22:35 (IST)

    We are now starting to lose overs, @westindies Twitter account confirms the same. 1 over = 4 minutes.  

  • 22:24 (IST)

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  • 22:17 (IST)

    After 39.2 overs, India 199/3 

  • 22:16 (IST)

    Aaanndd the rain is back and stops play again! As we were getting through the 40th over, the drizzle gets heavier and the Dharmasena removes the stumps. The hardworking grounds men run towards the pitch.

  • 22:12 (IST)

    After 39 overs,India 196/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 31 , MS Dhoni (W) 8)

    Cummins restart the innings after rain delay. No overs have been lost. Glances to fine leg for single. Kohli gets the short ball again and deals with nicely for a single. Dhoni puts the fulltoss through covers to pick up a boundary and takes a single of the final delivery.

  • 22:12 (IST)

    FOUR! Dhoni dispatches the fulltoss through for his first boundary.

  • 22:12 (IST)

    FOUR! Dhoni dispatches the fulltoss through for his first boundary.

  • 22:05 (IST)

    Kohli and Dhoni walk out after the 50-odd minute rain break. Cummins to Dhoni.

  • 21:55 (IST)

  • 21:54 (IST)

    Good news. Covers are coming off.. 

  • 21:53 (IST)

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  • 21:35 (IST)

    Could be a long wait.

  • 21:24 (IST)

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  • 21:17 (IST)

    Rain stops play. Well, oh well. The umpires have called for covers, as rain follows us from the Champions Trophy in England and Wales to Port of Spain in Trinidad.

  • 21:15 (IST)

    WI bowlers have done pretty well thus far. That Yuvraj wicket at an inopportune time pushes the Indians back somewhat. They haven't got away with a huge score and the rain clouds that seem to be hovering in the background look dicey. WI grounds are not very effective in handling thunder showers and Duckworth Lewis rain rule is a lottery for team batting first. The scoring rate still hovering around at five runs an over. Not according to expected lines for sure

  • 21:13 (IST)

    After 38 overs,India 189/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 30 , MS Dhoni (W) 2)

    This is a bit of a surprise.Jonathan Carter is introduced into the attack. Good move you would say as he gives away only 2 runs off the over.

  • 21:09 (IST)

    After 37 overs,India 187/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 29 , MS Dhoni (W) 1)

    Dark clouds start to hover over Queen's Park Oval. Holder gets his first wicket as Yuvraj hits it straight to Lewis at midwicket. Dhoni joins Kohli. "Dhoni walks out to silent reception," says Harsha Bhagle on commentary box. I wonder what else could one expect in a bilateral series in Windies. Dhoni flicks it to fine leg to get off the mark. 

  • 21:06 (IST)

    OUT! Yuvraj Singh departs for 4  as he hits it to midwicket to lewis off length ball on leg stump. Holder gets his 1st wicket.

  • 21:05 (IST)

    Dev Bishoo has bowled really well. His brand of leg spin and googly has surprisingly kept the Indian batsmen in check. They haven't been able to go after him.  He conceded just 39 runs from his quota of 10 overs and accounted for Dhawan. Bishoo has bowled his leg spin from a lower trajectory and stuck to a wicket to wicket line. Good, impressive stuff against batsmen who love spin. 

  • 21:03 (IST)

    After 36 overs,India 184/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 27 , Yuvraj Singh 4)

    Bishoo into his final over. India must be looking about 340-350 from here on. Bishoo goes for four singles to finish off for 39 off his quota of 10 overs with Dhawan's wicket.

  • 21:01 (IST)

    Yuvraj Singh becomes the first Indian player to score 500 runs in ODIs in West Indies. The next best is 489 by Rohit Sharma from 14 ODIs. 

  • 20:59 (IST)

    After 35 overs,India 180/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 25 , Yuvraj Singh 2)

    Holder starts with a short delivery, Kohli goes after it but gets a top edge but bounces safely before the fine leg collects it. Yuvraj gets off the mark with an edge to through second slip. Virat keeps the scoreboard ticking with a quick single to mid-off. Yuvraj gets off his chest to fine leg for another single. Boundaries have dried up for India. Kohli picks two off the final ball to deep square leg.

Latest updates: Bishoo bowls a tidy over, with singles to long on and cover, giving four runs away. Dhawan slowly moving to the three-figure mark.

Preview: Amid the off-field controversies over the exit of head coach Anil Kumble, ICC Champions Trophy runners-up India start as favourites in the first of the five-match ODI series against a lacklusture West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on Friday.

On paper, the West Indies are currently no match for the Men in Blue, especially after Jason Holder's men were held by callow Afghanistan to a 1-1 draw in the brief one-day international (ODI) rubber earlier this month.

Compared to the visitors, who can boast of a collective total of 776 matches among the trio of Yuvraj Singh (301), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (291) and Virat Kohli (184), the West Indies have a cumulative ODI experience of 213 matches between 13 players, skipper Holder being the most-capped player among them with 58 matches to his name.

For India, this series is also an ideal platform to test the team's bench strength. With Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah from the Champions Trophy squad absent on the tour, Kohli will be tempted to play Ajinkya Rahane at the top besides giving Mohammed Shami a chance in place of Bumrah.

Shami has not played any official ODI since the 2015 World Cup semi-final, after which he had multiple surgeries and only played a few Test matches.

In the batting order, Kohli may induct the hard-hitting Rishabh Pant, the new addition to the squad, while Dinesh Karthik may get a few games if Yuvraj or Kedar Jadhav are rested.

Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav is likely to get his chance in place of off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin or left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, both of whom were unimpressive during the Champions Trophy.

On the other hand, the hosts will bank on their pace battery led by Holder and comprising Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Rovman Powell, and spinners Ashley Nurse and Roston Chase.

The No 9 ranked side will also expect their top order batsmen containing the likes of Evin Lewis, Kieran Powell and Shai Hope to fire, if they are to pose any threat to the No.3-ranked visitors.


India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav.

West Indies: Jason Holder (Captain), Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Mohammed, Kieran Powell, Kesrick Williams, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Shai Hope (WK), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell.

Updated Date: Jun 24, 2017 01:50:02 IST