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India vs West Indies: Shikhar Dhawan dazzles

AFP
Published Jun 24, 2017, 2:28 am IST
Updated Jun 24, 2017, 2:28 am IST
Gives India solid start alongwith Rahane.
India had got off to a flying start with openers Shikhar Dhawan making 87 and Ajinkya Rahane hitting 62.
 India had got off to a flying start with openers Shikhar Dhawan making 87 and Ajinkya Rahane hitting 62.

Port of Spain: Rain stopped play for the second time with India at 199 for three off 39.2 overs batting first against the West Indies in the first fixture of the five-match one-day international series at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on Friday. India had got off to a flying start with openers Shikhar Dhawan making 87 and Ajinkya Rahane hitting 62.

Skipper Virat Kohli (32 not out) and MS Dhoni (nine not out) were the batsmen at the crease when the action was halted. Earlier, West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and put India in to bat. On a dry pitch expected to offer more assistance than usual to the slower bowlers, the home side have included leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo in their final 11 after he missed out on the three-match series against Afghanistan two weeks earlier.

 

With opener Rohit Sharma and fast-medium bowler Jasprit Bumrah not included in the squad from the team that lost the Champions Trophy final to Pakistan in London five days earlier, Ajinkya Rahane comes into the side at the top of the order while left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav makes his ODI debut.

Scoreboard

India: Ajinkya Rahane c Jason Holder b Joseph 62, Shikhar Dhawan lbw b D. Bishoo 87, Virat Kohli (not out) 32, Yuvraj Singh c Lewis b Jaon Holder 4, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (not out) 9.

Extras (w 4) 5. Total (for 3 wickets in 39.2 overs) 199.

 

FoW: 1-132, 2-168, 3-185.

Bowling: Jason Holder 8-0-34-1, Joseph 8-0-53-1, Nurse 4-1-22-0, Cummins 8-0-46-0, Bishoo 10-0-39-1, Carter 1.2-0-5-0.    

Note: Scoreboard when rain interrupted play for the second time.

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