Live updates: India vs West Indies first ODI

Kohli crosses 5000 runs in 114 ODIs, equals Viv Richards record as fastest to do so.

India beats West Indies by six wickets and 88 ball to spare. Yuvraj Singh remains unbeaten on 16 while Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not out on 7.

India 194/4 in 32.4 overs: It wasn’t necessary but Raina goes after Narine. The ball takes an edge and Holder takes the catch at point.

India 192/3 in 31.2 overs: In his quest to reach yet another century Kohli seems to have thrown away his wicket. Kohli lofts Holder and Sunil Narine gets underneath and holds on to a catch to end Kohli's innings.

Virat Kohli crosses 5000 runs in ODIs and equalled Viv Richards record as fastest to do so.

India 179/2 in 30 overs: (Virat Kohli 76*, Yuvraj Singh 8*)

India 150/2 in 25 overs: Rampaul bowls a short ball to Rohit Sharma. Rohit goes for it but fails to clear the mid-wicket.

India 123/1 in 20 overs: (Virat Kohli 40*, Rohit Sharma 65*)

Rohit Sharma's good form with the bat continues as he races to his 20th ODI fifty.

India 93/1 in 15 overs: (Virat Kohli 35*, Rohit Sharma 41*)

India 57/1 in 10 overs: (Virat Kohli 29*, Rohit Sharma 16*)

India 27/1 in 5 overs: (Virat Kohli 6*, Rohit Sharma 11*)

India 17/1 in 3.2 over: Holder bowls to Dhawan, it moves away from the batsman and beats him to find an edge to the keeper.

India starts their run-chase with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.

West Indies all out for 211 in 48.5 over: Rampaul goes for a big hit off Ashwin and is caught in the deep on the leg side by Shikhar Dhawan.

West Indies 206/9 after 45.4 overs: Ashwin too comes to party. Ashwin bowls to Narine and he plays it against the line. The ball goes up straight to Ashwin.

West Indies 204/8 after 44.1 overs: Jadeja bowls to Sammy and Sammy goes after him for a big shot. Sammy connects well but fails to find the distance and is caught at long-on by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

West Indies 187/7 after 38.3 overs: Dwayne Bravo dances down the pitch to hit Jadeja but fails to read the line. Dhoni collects it smartly and uproot the stumps. West Indies loses their seventh wicket.

West Indies 183/6 after 37.5 overs: Shami strikes to get his first wicket of the day. the ball keep low and Bravo fails to connect and it hits the stumps.

West Indies 163/4 after 35 overs: (DJ Bravo 8*, Darren Bravo 51*)

West Indies 152/5 after 32.2 overs: Raina is on a roll as he cleans bowls Deonarine. Raina bowls a fuller length which keeps low. Deonarine goes for a sweep and misses. He is dismissed for four runs.

West Indies 148/4 after 30 overs: (Deonarine 10*, Darren Bravo 45*)

West Indies 142/4 after 27.1 overs: Raina strikes again and this time he beats Simmons with the turn. The ball hits the front pad and the umpire raises his finger.

West Indies 128/3 after 25 overs: (Lendl Simmons 20*, Darren Bravo 37*): West Indies reches 128 for 3 after 25 overs.

West Indies 106/3 after 20 overs: (Lendl Simmons 10*, Darren Bravo 27*)

West Indies 77/2 after 13.2 overs: This time it’s Raina who has done the job for his captain. Raina bowls to Samuels and it keeps low. Samuels misses it and the ball hits the stumps.

West Indies 65/2 after 10.4 overs: Jadeja takes a brilliant catch and it’s the end of dangerous Johnson Charles. Charles plays a shot off Jadeja’s delivery. It takes the leading edge and Jadeja dives towards his left to hold a fantastic catch.

West Indies 63/1 after 10 overs: (Johson Charles 41*, Marlon Samuels 21*)

West Indies 55/1 after 9 overs: (Johson Charles 41*, Marlon Samuels 13*)

West Indies 41/1 after 7 overs: (Johson Charles 29*, Marlon Samuels 11*)

West Indies 22/1 after 6 overs: (Johson Charles 17*, Marlon Samuels 10*):

West Indies 19/1 after 4 overs: (Johson Charles 11*, Marlon Samuels 8*): A good over for West Indies as Samuels and Charles hit Unadkat for a six each.

West Indies 6/1 after 3 overs: (Johson Charles 5*, Marlon Samuels 1*)

West Indies 6/1 after 3 overs: (Johson Charles 5*, Marlon Samuels 1*)

West Indies 1/1 after 1 over: (Johson Charles 1*, Marlon Samuels 0*)

West Indies 0/1: Big blow for West Indies as they lose Chris Gayle very early. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls to Gayle and he plays the ball and runs. Kumar fields and hits it direct on the wickets.

West Indies starts with Chris Gayle and Johnson Charles.

Vinay Kumar is not playing this match. Jaidev Unadkat is drafted into the team.

It's pretty humid out there. The pitch looks good for batting. If one goes by the recent matches in India, chasing is a safer option as the pitches have nothing for the bowlers. Let's see how the Kochi pitch turns out.

Toss: West Indies captain Darren Bravo wins the toss and elects to bat against India in the first cricket one-dayer.

India squad: MS Dhoni*†, R Ashwin, S Dhawan, RA Jadeja, V Kohli, B Kumar, A Mishra, Mohammed Shami, SK Raina, AT Rayudu, MM Sharma, RG Sharma, JD Unadkat, R Vinay Kumar, Yuvraj Singh
West Indies squad: DJ Bravo*, TL Best, DM Bravo, J Charles†, N Deonarine, CH Gayle, JO Holder, SP Narine, V Permaul, KOA Powell, D Ramdin†, R Rampaul, DJG Sammy, MN Samuels, LMP Simmons

Kochi: The three ODI series begins here with both the teams will be aiming to take an early lead in the series. India would be upbeat after they convincingly beat West Indies in the Test series 2-0. West Indies would be looking to come good in a format that they do well normally as the team is packed with lot of all-rounders and big hitters of the game.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that it would be a mistake to believe that India will enjoy an upper hand against the West Indies in the One-day series just because the Caribbean side has lost the Test series,

India had won the series 2-0 but Dhoni said it was not an easy task to get that scoreline and the ODI format may actually suit the West Indies cricketers.

"The West Indies are a good team. You may say that the Test matches got over on the third day itself and it was easy but it was not. There were situations where we were under pressure and then we had to build a partnership. It was not an easy series as the scorecard suggest. ODI is a different squad and this may be suiting them as far as 50-50 overs match," Dhoni said at the pre-match press conference.

"It is important that we take the match with a right frame of mind and not thinking about whether the opposition played well or not."

Most of the matches in the ODI series against Australia were high score affairs. Asked if similar scores can be seen in the three-match series against the West Indies, Dhoni said it cannot be predicted at this stage.

"It all depends on how the wicket here is going to behave. Before the start it is not easy to say what will be the good score to win a match. We will see how the wicket behaves and then we plan and may be 260 or 280 could be a good score if it becomes flat. The dew factor has also to be taken and then an average of 230 or 240 could be an ideal score."

Dhoni said his players have worked hard on bowling in death overs and hoped that will show on the field gradually.

"What we have done after the Australia series, we are making the bowlers to do a death over bowling practice. But it still requires a little more time to reflect it on the field. But, they are putting in a lot of effort and we have seen a lot of improvement in that front. I am hoping that they come out well after the effort they are putting in," he said.

( Source : dc online )
Next Story