India V / S West Indies 1st ODI: India set a huge target of 309 runs in front of West Indies, Captain Dhawan became a victim of nervous ninety. India set a huge target of 309 runs in front of West Indies, Captain Dhawan became a victim of nervous ninety


Digital Desk, Port of Spain. The first match of the three-match ODI series between India and West Indies is being played in Port of Spain. At the start of the match, West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Indian team, who came to bat first, gave a big target of 309 runs to the hosts. Till the time of writing the news, West Indies team has scored 34 runs in 8.4 overs for the loss of 1 wicket. Indian fast bowler Mohammad Siraj has given the first blow to the hosts by dismissing opener Sai Hope.

Captain Dhawan became a victim of nervous ninety, Gill and Shreyas hit half-centuries

Opening batsman Shubman Gill and captain Shikhar Dhawan gave a great start to the Indian team, who came to bat first in the match. There was a century partnership for the first wicket between the two. Gill and Dhawan shared a 119-run partnership in 105 balls. India got the first blow in the form of opener Shubman Gill. Gill was unfortunately run out after scoring 64 off 53 balls. After Gill’s dismissal, Shreyas Iyer came out to bat. He played an important innings of 94 runs in 97 balls with captain Dhawan.

India got the second blow in the form of Shikhar Dhawan. Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan, who was batting brilliantly, was dismissed after scoring 97 runs from 99 balls. In this way, he missed out on making his 18th ODI century by just 3 runs. Let us tell you that in the last three years, no century has come off his bat.

The third wicket of the Indian team fell in the form of Shreyas Iyer. Iyer played an innings of 54 runs. Suryakumar Yadav, who came to bat after Dhawan, could not show anything amazing in this match and got out after scoring only 13 runs. Team India scored 307 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 50 overs.

Alzarri Joseph and Gudakesh Moti took 2 wickets each for West Indies. At the same time, Akil Hossain and Romario Shepherd got 1-1 wickets.

Akshar joins the team in place of Jadeja

Significantly, due to injury, Ravindra Jadeja could not be a part of this match today. Axar Patel has been included in the team in his place.

Team India entered the match with this playing XI

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (WK), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj and Pramukh Krishna.


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