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India face West Indies for the ODI series starting at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
- DNA Web Team
- Dec 15, 2019, 11:38 AM IST
To everyone's surprise, West Indies win the toss and opted to field against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
When asked about Kieron Pollard's decision, Virat Kohli said, "Very happy to bat first. It looks like a dry track and we would have wanted to bat anyway. A decent total on the board would put us in a strong position."
"In 50 overs, it's not easy to hit throughout the game, strike rotation is important and that's where our bowling attack becomes lethal. West Indies are a dangerous side and we can't take them lightly."
"The guys who are not playing are Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal, Chahal, and Shardul Thakur".
India vs West Indies: Live Scorecard
India (From): Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
West Indies (From): Pollard (c), Ambris, Chase, Cottrell, Hetmyer, Holder, Hope, Joseph, King, Lewis, Paul, Pierre, Pooran, Shepherd, Walsh Jr.
1. West Indies win the toss and opt to field.
Kieron Pollard won the toss and opted to field first. A very strange decision as the pitch is known to bat first.
For India, Mayank Agarwal comes in as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan. Shardul Thakur too makes a late entry and replaces injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
As for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, the two are chasing to end the year 2019 on a high. While the Indian skipper is eyeing a massive world record provided the 'Hitman' does not come in the captain's way.
India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami.
West Indies (Playing XI): Shai Hope(w), Sunil Ambris, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell.
2. Sheldon Cottrell sends KL Rahul and Virat Kohli back
Two major wickets for Sheldon Cottrell. First KL Rahul departs for 6 and then Virat Kohli goes for 4. It's now getting clear why Pollard chose to field first.
At 122 kph delivery on a back of a length, it was down the leg-side and Rahul was beaten by the lack of pace. He went to whip the ball through square leg, but it gets a leading edge and pops up in the air. Hetmyer, who is at mid-wicket takes the catch!
Rahul c Hetmyer b Cottrell 6(15) [4s-1]
As for Kohli, Cottrell cleverly changes the pace of his delivery and it was slightly wide. Kohli wanted to dab it to the third man, however, he plays it down the wrong line and the ball inside edges back onto his stumps.
Kohli b Cottrell 4(4) [4s-1]
3. Rohti walks!
Alzarri Joseph picks up his first wicket of the day and sent Rohit Sharma back to the dressing room.
Rohit failed to pick up Alzarri's change of pace and ended up giving away an easy catch to Pollard.
The opener scored 36 runs off 56 deliveries today as India lose their thrid wicket.
4. HALF-CENTURY for Iyer!
Shreyas Iyer brings up his well deserved 50 off just 70 delivers against West Indies.
This is also his maiden 50 in "Men In Blue" colors.
Iyer has batted very maturely and provided well-balanced support to Rishabh Pant, who is also close to his half-century.
India (IND) vs West Indies (WI) 1st ODI, Live Cricket Score: Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer are now doing the repair job for India after the home team lost KL Rahul and Virat Kohli
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