ICC World Cup India vs West Indies Highlights: India roll over an insipid Windies side

The batsmen showed no fight, and the bowlers were exceptional
  • 22:15

    India win by 125 runs

    Let's be honest, does this second innings even deserve to be talked about? What was that from West Indies, everyone talked about them being dark horses for the semi-final and here they are, surrendering meekly to a not-so-imposing target. The Indian bowlers were brilliant, but they had enough quality batters to withstand the pressure.

    But they did not. Shami started things by getting Gayle off a pacy short ball, and then followed it up with a beautiful incoming delivery to Hope. Ambris and Pooran offered some resistance, even putting on a 50-run stand but once the former fell, it all went downhill.

    Pooran stepped out and holed to long off, Holder came and went in no time and Carlos Brathwaite, the hero of the last game, was out to a beauty from Bumrah and some brilliance from MS too. Allen fell on the very next ball, while Hetmyer could not resist chasing a wide one. The last two wickets had some fun, hitting a couple of sixes and boundaries before Shami finished things off with a snorter.

    All in all, a comprehensive performance by India though their middle order concerns remain. Kohli and Shastri will ponder over that after they celebrate the victory, and they'll have to find a solution soon because the other teams might not fold so easily.

    It was great fun to bring you updates from this game. Join us tomorrow as Sri Lanka hope to keep their hopes alive against South Africa. Goodnight!

  • 22:14

  • 22:10

    WI 143 (34.2 overs)

    Shami brought back to finish things off.

    34.1 Shami to Thomas, DOT, length from round the wicket, defended down the wicket

    34.2 Shami to Thomas, OUT, Virat goes for the DRS! This is a short ball, Oshane wanted to get out of the way, it struck his arm and lobbed to first slip. Replays show it took his glove, so that will be that. Shami does finish things off

    Thomas c Rohit b Shami 6(11)

  • 22:07

    WI 143/9 (34 overs)

    33.1 Chahal to Roach, FOUR, full on the stumps, slog swept away to the deep mid wicket fence

    33.2 Chahal to Roach, DOT, swings again, hits the bat into the ground

    33.3 Chahal to Roach, DOT, wants to heave the googly away, instead strikes MS on the arm

    33.4 Chahal to Roach, DOT, wants to drive now, misses it

    33.5 Chahal to Roach, DOT, googly defended now. This is getting frustrating

    33.6 Chahal to Roach, FOUR, wide leg break, gets the outside edge past first slip for four

  • 21:58

    WI 129/9 (32 overs)

    31.1 Chahal to Thomas, DOT.

    31.2 Chahal to Thomas, OUT, has slip taken this? Umpires go upstairs, the soft signal is out. This was a googly on leg, turned into the left hander, it took the outside edge and slip dived to take it. Fingers do not seem to be underneath the ball, it was Rohit there. The Indians are having a laugh, Rohit brings out his tongue in jest, as if to suggest maybe it touched the grass. Third umpire is looking at it a lot, he decided it has touched the grass

    31.3 Chahal to Thomas, DOT, length outside off, defended down the wicket

    31.4 Chahal to Thomas, FOUR, leg break on leg, slog swept away behind square

    31.5 Chahal to Thomas, DOT, defends the googly well

    31.6 Chahal to Thomas, DOT, dropped at deep mid wicket, would you believe it? Everyone is stunned

  • 21:55

    WI 124/9 (31 overs)

    Kuldeep is back now.

    30.1 Kuldeep to Roach, DOT.

    30.2 Kuldeep to Roach, DOT, defends on the front foot

    30.3 Kuldeep to Roach, DOT, leg break on off, front foot defence brought out again

    30.4 Kuldeep to Roach, DOT, now the away turner, just about gets bat on it Kemar

    30.5 Kuldeep to Roach, DOT, driven very powerfully, but to mid off

    30.6 Kuldeep to Roach, DOT

  • 21:50

    WI 124/9 (30 overs)

    29.1 Chahal to Cottrell, FOUR, he wants to have some fun out there. This is short and he pulls off the front foot, gets it to the deep mid wicket ropes

    29.2 Chahal to Cottrell, SIX, oh wow that is huge! Well flighted one on off, Sheldon set himself up, saw it for a lot of time, and is clobbered way into the long on stands. 95m!

    29.3 Chahal to Cottrell, DOT, played to cover

    29.4 Chahal to Cottrell, DOT, steered to backward point

    29.5 Chahal to Cottrell, OUT, walks now. Chahal bowled the googly outside off, of course the no.10 did not pick it, went back to defend and the bat was nowhere near

    Cottrell lbw b Chahal 10(8)

    Last man in is Oshane Thomas

    29.6 Chahal to Thomas, DOT.

  • 21:46

    WI 114/8 (29 overs)

    Sheldon Cottrell walks out at no.10

    28.4 Shami to Cottrell, WIDE, hostile welcome to the crease! Bowls it short and he just about gets out of the way

    28.4 Shami to Cottrell, DOT, short again, and he misses the pull this time

    28.5 Shami to Cottrell, DOT, drops the short ball towards mid wicket, Sheldon and Kemar literally are debating there. Kemar had his left hand up to say, "why do you want to run?"

    28.6 Shami to Cottrell, 1 leg byes

  • 21:38

    WI 112/8 (28.3 overs)

    That last over from Bumrah was a double-wicket maiden! Talk about class bowling. His pace partner, Shami is back now.

    28.1 Shami to Hetmyer, DOT, starts fuller outside off, Shimron shoulders arms

    By the way, Kemar Roach is in at no.9

    28.2 Shami to Hetmyer, DOT, goes back of a length on middle stump line, defended down the pitch

    28.3 Shami to Hetmyer, OUT, the last of the batsman is gone! Surely India's game now. Shami came round the wicket and went full very wide of off, Shimron threw his hands at that, and the edge went straight to backward point. Sinking very quickly

    Hetmyer c Rahul b Shami 18(29)

    That will be drinks too, do not know what the Windies are going to discuss really

  • 21:38

  • 21:33

    WI 107/7 (26.2 overs)

    Fabian Allen at no.8

    26.2 Bumrah to Allen, OUT, two in two! This is excellent from Bumrah and Kohli. He brought his strike bowler back and he has delivered twice in the same over. He angled this length ball in, Fabian was across the line, is struck on the pads, maybe the height was an issue initially. But the finger had gone, the batsman went for the DRS and it showed umpire's call on wickets

    Allen lbw b Bumrah 0(1)

  • 21:30

    WI 107/6 (26.1 overs)

    26.1 Bumrah to Brathwaite, OUT, brilliant, absolutely brilliant! Bumrah bowled it on a length, angled in initially, then straightened off the pitch. It caught the outside edge of Carlos, and went to the right of MS. He was moving initially to the other side, but leaped beautifully to his right and took it one-handed. That would have gone through keeper and slip because there was a big gap, but there is nothing to worry about when it is MS behind the stumps. The dangerman is gone!

    Brathwaite c Dhoni b Bumrah 1(5)

  • 21:26

    WI 107/5 (26 overs)

    25.1 Chahal to Hetmyer, 1 run, gets an inside edge on the defence to short fine leg

    25.2 Chahal to Brathwaite, 1 run, pushed to mid off

    MS wants Chahal to bowl even slower

    25.3 Chahal to Hetmyer, DOT, a bit fuller, defended on the back foot

    25.4 Chahal to Hetmyer, DOT, slower length ball, wanted to cut Shimron, misses it

    25.5 Chahal to Hetmyer, FOUR, short and spinning in, he plays off the back foot and punches to deep extra cover

    25.6 Chahal to Hetmyer, DOT.

  • 21:20

    WI 101/5 (25 overs)

    Bumrah is back. Carlos Brathwaite in at no.7

    24.1 Bumrah to Hetmyer, DOT, length ball angled across, defended on the front foot

    24.2 Bumrah to Hetmyer, DOT, fuller length, outside off, defended to point

    24.3 Bumrah to Hetmyer, 2 runs, goes short and is pulled wide of mid on for a couple

    24.4 Bumrah to Hetmyer, 1 run, off cutter on leg stump, turned to square leg. Carlos wanted a second there, but it was not there at all, it is a poor throw too, could have been trouble with a better one

    24.5 Bumrah to Brathwaite, DOT, leg cutter now, Carlos chips it, Virat ran in and dived from cover but just fell short

    24.6 Bumrah to Brathwaite, DOT.

  • 21:13

    WI 98/5 (23.5 overs)

    23.1 Chahal to Hetmyer, DOT, length ball spinning in, defended on the back foot

    23.2 Chahal to Hetmyer, 1 run, comes down the track and hits aerially to long on

    23.3 Chahal to Holder, DOT, classic leg break! Beats the outside edge on the front foot, just a little low too

    23.4 Chahal to Holder, DOT.

    23.5 Chahal to Holder, OUT, skipper walks too! Jason reached out for this loopy leg break, does not get to the pitch at all, drives aerially nevertheless, and it goes into the hands of extra cover on the edge of the circle

    Holder c Jadhav b Chahal 6(13)

  • 21:12

  • 21:06

    WI 92/4 (22 overs)

    Skipper Jason Holder in at no.6. And into the attack comes Yuzvendra Chahal

    21.1 Chahal to Hetmyer, 1 run.

    21.2 Chahal to Holder, 1 run, yorks Jason there, driven to deep cover

    21.3 Chahal to Hetmyer, FOUR byes, lovely loopy leg break outside off, turns in quickly, MS was blinded by Shimron's swing and he misses it

    21.4 Chahal to Hetmyer, 1 run, gets an inside edge on the front foot defence, goes to square leg

    21.5 Chahal to Holder, DOT,

    21.6 Chahal to Holder, 1 run.

  • 21:02

    WI 80/4 (20.2 overs)

    20.1 Kuldeep to Pooran, DOT, looped up on leg, defended down the wicket

    20.2 Kuldeep to Pooran, OUT, he walks too! This was the traditional chinaman, Nico wanted to slog, the bat turns in his hands as he did that, went a long way up but long off took it comfortably

    Pooran c Shami b Kuldeep 28(50)

  • 20:54

    WI 80/3 (20 overs)

    Shimron Hetmyer walks in at no.5. He walked out with a helmet and then switched to a hat. Has a light chat with KL Rahul too. Looks relaxed, good signs for the Windies. Kedar Jadhav is into the attack.

    19.1 Jadhav to Pooran, DOT, low full toss, driven to short cover

    19.2 Jadhav to Pooran, FOUR, coming in with the angle, Nico backed away and chopped the cut into the ground and past backward point

    19.3 Jadhav to Pooran, DOT, defends the in drifter this time

    19.4 Jadhav to Pooran, DOT, wants to play with an open face, got an under edge onto MS' boot

    19.5 Jadhav to Pooran, 1 run, a quick single after an under edge on the reverse sweep

    19.6 Jadhav to Hetmyer, DOT.

  • 20:53

  • 20:47

    WI 71/3 (18 overs)

    17.1 Pandya to Pooran, FOUR, poor ball and is punished! Short and angled in, Nico helps it away aerially to the backward square fence

    17.2 Pandya to Pooran, 1 run, better length, fuller on off, driven wide of mid off

    17.3 Pandya to Ambris, 1 run, length ball cramping for room, chopped to third man

    17.4 Pandya to Pooran, 1 run, short ball sticking to the pitch, Nico mistimes the pull and it just falls over a backtracking Rohit at mid wicket. Lucky!

    17.5 Pandya to Ambris, FOUR, more convincing! Full outside off, Sunil slogs it with all his might, gets it wide of deep mid wicket

    17.6 Pandya to Ambris, OUT, what a response! Dropped on a length, and coming in off the deck, it was the off cutter actually, Sunil was across the line, and it hit him on the back pad, which convinced the umpire. A frustrating stand is broken!

    Ambris lbw b Pandya 31(40)

  • 20:44

    WI 60/2 (17 overs)

    16.1 Kuldeep to Ambris, 1 run, full wide of off, driven to mid off for a quick single

    16.2 Kuldeep to Pooran, 1 run, goes for a slog, but mistimes it and that saves him from being caught at long on

    16.3 Kuldeep to Ambris, 1 run, short and helped away past leg slip for one

    16.4 Kuldeep to Pooran, DOT, beauty! Loops it up a bit and it spun quickly too, beat the outside edge

    16.5 Kuldeep to Pooran, DOT, cut to backward point

    16.6 Kuldeep to Pooran, 1 run.

  • 20:39

    WI 56/2 (16 overs)

    We are back after drinks. Pandya to continue.

    15.1 Pandya to Pooran, 1 run, punches to mid off and sets off, the stumps are broken but he is comfortably in

    15.2 Pandya to Ambris, FOUR, boundary after a while! This is full and wide, square driven past point by Sunil, it beats Vijay's dive in the deep. First one for Sunil too!

    15.3 Pandya to Ambris, 1 run, cuts the wide ball to third man

    15.4 Pandya to Pooran, DOT, fuller length wide of off, driven to short cover

    15.5 Pandya to Pooran, DOT, a well executed yorker on off, jammed out well by Nico, loops over the stumps afterwards

    15.6 Pandya to Pooran, DOT.

  • 20:38

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  • 20:34

    WI 50/2 (15 overs)

    14.1 Kuldeep to Pooran, DOT, wants to sweep, gets an inside edge to short fine leg

    14.2 Kuldeep to Pooran, 1 run, square driven to cover

    14.3 Kuldeep to Ambris, 1 run, bowls this full and is tickled away to backward square leg

    14.4 Kuldeep to Pooran, 1 run, to long on

    MS quips, "Zyada bahar mat rakh, andar hee marega ye!" and "dheere daalna". Wants him to bowl slow and stump-to-stump

    14.5 Kuldeep to Ambris, 1 run.

    14.6 Kuldeep to Pooran, 1 run.

  • 20:30

    WI 45/2 (14 overs)

    13.1 Pandya to Pooran, 1 run, helps this angled ball to fine leg

    13.2 Pandya to Ambris, DOT, length outside off, defended on the front foot

    13.3 Pandya to Ambris, DOT, slower full ball, Sunil gets an inside edge to pad, and that saved him from lbw

    13.4 Pandya to Ambris, DOT, off cutter outside off, played towards point

    13.5 Pandya to Ambris, 2 runs, first short ball from Hardik, is pulled along the ground to deep mid wicket, takes two

    13.6 Pandya to Ambris, DOT.

  • 20:27

    WI 42/2 (13 overs)

    12.1 Kuldeep to Pooran, 1 run, fuller on middle, pushed down to long off

    12.2 Kuldeep to Ambris, 1 run, goes full again, this time it is glanced to fine leg

    12.3 Kuldeep to Pooran, DOT, looks to drive, gets an outside edge towards cover point

    12.4 Kuldeep to Pooran, DOT, looped up this one, yorks Nico and almost rolls on to the stumps

    12.5 Kuldeep to Pooran, DOT.

    12.6 Kuldeep to Pooran, 1 run.

  • 20:22

    WI 39/2 (12 overs)

    11.1 Pandya to Ambris, 1 run, short ball and the mistimed pull falls short of fine leg who was running. It stuck to the pitch and it is almost impossible to play the pull here

    11.2 Pandya to Pooran, 1 run, round the wicket and on the stumps, helped to fine leg

    11.3 Pandya to Ambris, 1 run, he is safe again! Wants to scoop/help it away to fine leg, gets the top edge which does not carry at all

    11.4 Pandya to Pooran, DOT, short and wide, the cut is chopped to backward point

    11.5 Pandya to Pooran, NO BALL, he has overstepped here.(Flashes back to the World T20 2016 semi-final) *Shudders*

    11.5 Pandya to Pooran, 1 run, the free hit does not have much consequences

    11.6 Pandya to Ambris, DOT.

  • 20:21

    He is in some form!

  • 20:18

    WI 34/2 (11 overs)

    End of first powerplay and India have comfortably won that. Kuldeep Yadav into the attack straight away after the powerplay.

    10.1 Kuldeep to Ambris, DOT, starts full outside off, Sunil gets a big stride forward to smother the turn in

    10.2 Kuldeep to Ambris, 1 run, short and a mistimed pull to long on

    10.3 Kuldeep to Pooran, 2 runs, that's a good shot against Kuldeep. Gets down low Nico, and sweeps it to deep square leg for a couple

    10.4 Kuldeep to Pooran, 1 run, short and spinning away, cut to deep point

    10.5 Kuldeep to Ambris, 1 run, goes full again, is driven to mid off

    10.6 Kuldeep to Ambris, 1 run.

  • 20:13

    WI 29/2 (10 overs)

    Change of bowling and it is Hardik Pandya into the attack. Comes round the wicket to the southpaw first up

    9.1 Pandya to Pooran, DOT, starts with a fuller length wide of off, he chops the cut towards point

    9.2 Pandya to Pooran, DOT, angles this one in from a length, defended on the back foot

    9.3 Pandya to Pooran, 1 run, too far across the body, helped to fine leg for one

    9.4 Pandya to Ambris, 1 run, gentle length ball on the stumps, flicked to backward square

    9.5 Pandya to Pooran, 1 run, another easy tuck down to backward square. He needs to be tighter with his lines here

    9.6 Pandya to Ambris, 1 run.

  • 20:08

    WI 25/2 (9 overs)

    8.1 Shami to Ambris, DOT, length on off, defended with bat close to pad, solid one that

    8.2 Shami to Ambris, 1 run, punches this one down the ground, not timed at all, takes the single though

    8.3 Shami to Pooran, DOT, round the wicket and is defended down the ground

    8.4 Shami to Pooran, 1 run, swtiches back to over the wicket, and lands it on a length on leg stump, is helped away to fine leg

    8.5 Shami to Ambris, 1 run, back of a length now, on the body and helped to backward square for a single

    8.6 Shami to Pooran, 1 run.

  • 20:03

    WI 21/2 (8 overs)

    Nicolas Pooran walks in at no.4

    7.1 Bumrah to Ambris, 1 run, worked away to fine leg for a single

    7.2 Bumrah to Pooran, DOT, big full toss, wanted the yorker, but is lucky it is only played back to him

    7.3 Bumrah to Pooran, FOUR byes, comes round the wicket and bowls length, it kept very low, nutmegged MS and ran away

    7.4 Bumrah to Pooran, DOT, outside edge found and it falls short of MS. Second time this has happened off Bumrah

    7.5 Bumrah to Pooran, DOT, looks to drive this full ball, gets it off the inside half down the ground

    7.6 Bumrah to Pooran, DOT.

  • 19:57

    WI 16/2 (6.5 overs)

    6.1 Shami to Hope, DOT, back of a length on middle stump line, defended on the hop

    6.2 Shami to Hope, DOT, back of a length again, outside off now, played to point

    6.3 Shami to Hope, DOT, on a length outside off this time, defended to point again

    6.4 Shami to Hope, FOUR, good shot that! Length outside off, he punched well on the back foot and got it past point this time for his first boundary

    6.5 Shami to Hope, OUT, gone next ball! Shami bowls it full, wants Shai to drive, he does and is done in by pace again, it nipped back in a long way and onto the stumps it goes. Brilliant from Shami this!

    Hope b Shami 5(10)

  • 19:53

    WI 12/1 (6 overs)

    Shai Hope is in at no.3

    5.1 Bumrah to Ambris, DOT.

    5.2 Bumrah to Ambris, 1 run, length ball angled in, tucked to square leg for one

    5.3 Bumrah to Hope, DOT, beaten! Shai wants to drive this length ball, it straightened after pitching and beat the outside edge. He will have to stick it out today

    5.4 Bumrah to Hope, DOT, falls short of second slip! Shai gets the outside edge on this length ball which straightened again, but went to ground very quickly

    5.5 Bumrah to Hope, DOT, goes back of a length now, hurries onto the batsman, who defends well in the end

    5.6 Bumrah to Hope, 1 run.

  • 19:52

  • 19:45

    WI 10/1 (4.5 overs)

    4.1 Shami to Ambris, DOT, full pace delivery on off, tentatively played to short mid wicket

    4.2 Shami to Ambris, DOT, length ball cramping Sunil for room, and he defends down the pitch

    4.3 Shami to Ambris, 1 run, slightly back of a length, he mistimes it towards backward square, takes one

    4.4 Shami to Gayle, DOT, comes round the wicket now, bowls it on a length, and it rose up with pace, surprised Gayle and even MS had to take it reverse gloved

    4.5 Shami to Gayle, OUT, he walks! Shami bowled it back of a length, enticing him to pull, he does but the extra pace got him, and he pulled straight to the man at mid on. What a start for Shami and India!

    Gayle c Jadhav b Shami 6(19)

  • 19:40

    WI 9/0 (4 overs)

    3.1 Bumrah to Gayle, DOT, slightly fuller than good length, angled across Gayle, who defends down the wicket

    3.2 Bumrah to Gayle, DOT, he is worried about the ball coming in, this length ball moves away and he plays it late to backward point

    3.3 Bumrah to Gayle, 1 run, softly taps this length ball to point and says yes to the quick single

    3.4 Bumrah to Ambris, DOT, this is bowled fuller, a driveable length, Sunil misses it though

    3.5 Bumrah to Ambris, 1 run, angles this full ball in, pushed to mid on for a quick single

    3.6 Bumrah to Gayle, DOT.

  • 19:36

    WI 7/0 (3 overs)

    Gayle was struck right on the boot by that yorker and he let out a grimace. Universe Boss is hurt, it is usually the other way round

    2.1 Shami to Ambris, DOT, cut in half! Length on off and it came in sharply, whizzes over the stumps and past the inside edge

    2.2 Shami to Ambris, DOT, hurries him with this length ball, and gets him high on the pad

    2.3 Shami to Ambris, DOT, length outside off now, defended on the back foot

    MS told Shami, "aage mat daalna!", does not want him to bowl full

    2.4 Shami to Ambris, 1 run, cramps him for room, Sunil plays with an angled bat to third man

    2.5 Shami to Gayle, DOT, yorker just wide of off, dug out this time to point

    2.6 Shami to Gayle, 1 run.

  • 19:31

    WI 5/0 (2 overs)

    First ball in WC's for Ambris and he will face Jasprit Bumrah, wow!

    1.1 Bumrah to Ambris, 1 run, angles the length ball in, and is cut to third man. Off the mark!

    1.2 Bumrah to Gayle, DOT, length on off and angled away, keeps a bit low through to MS

    1.3 Bumrah to Gayle, DOT, pacier on a length on off, Gayle lets it go

    1.4 Bumrah to Gayle, DOT, good nagging length pitching on off stump, he lets it through again

    1.5 Bumrah to Gayle, DOT, excellent yorker to surprise Gayle, Bumrah appeals loudly but it pitched outside leg maybe

    1.6 Bumrah to Gayle, DOT.

  • 19:25

    WI 4/0 (1 over)

    Gayle and Sunil Ambris will open for West Indies. Will have to see how Gayle does with a third different opening partner already. Shami to open the attack.

    0.1 Shami to Gayle, DOT, starts on a length wide of off, some shape back in as Gayle lets it go

    0.2 Shami to Gayle, DOT, another similar ball, he wafts at this one, but pulls his bat in at the last instant

    0.3 Shami to Gayle, DOT, a bit fuller on off, seams away from the stumps off the pitch

    0.4 Shami to Gayle, FOUR, that was very close! A length ball angled across, he gets an inside edge as he looked to leave it, and it whizzes past MS as well

    0.5 Shami to Gayle, DOT, wants to attack now, cross bats this length ball straight to extra cover

    0.6 Shami to Gayle, DOT.

  • 18:56

  • 18:49

    Ind 268/7 (50 overs)

    Oshane Thomas to bowl the last over.

    49.1 Thomas to Dhoni, SIX, bang! Starts short, at MS' hips, he pulls it over the deep mid wicket fence. Great start!

    49.2 Thomas to Dhoni, DOT, brilliant yorker on the stumps, digs it out well

    49.3 Thomas to Dhoni, DOT, slower length ball on leg, pulls to deep backward square but denies the single

    49.4 Thomas to Dhoni, FOUR, short again and this time he pulls it to the long on fence. 50 for MS!

    49.5 Thomas to Dhoni, DOT, full and wide, MS breaks his bat while digging it out and calls for a replacement immediately

    49.6 Thomas to Dhoni, SIX, typical MS! Gets a slow short ball and this is swivelled away with power over deep backward square leg. India finish strong!

  • 18:42

    Ind 252/7 (49 overs)

    48.1 Cottrell to Dhoni, 1 run, turns this slow length ball to deep mid wicket, and settles for the single as Hardik yells out "nai, nai!" for the second

    48.2 Cottrell to Pandya, OUT, gone! Hardik falls after a decent knock. This was full and wide, he wanted to hit it to the cover boundary, the bat turned in his hands and went straight to deep cover

    Pandya c Allen b Cottrell 46(38)

    Mohammad Shami in at no.8

    48.3 Cottrell to Dhoni, WIDE, slow and wide, very wide in fact, past the tramline

    48.3 Cottrell to Dhoni, 1 run, slow short ball, pulled powerfully to deep mid wicket

    48.4 Cottrell to Shami, DOT, back of a length on the body, is surprised by the pace there

    48.5 Cottrell to Shami, OUT, another one! This was length on the leg stump, Shami looked to help it away after shuffling across, takes his glove to the keeper

    Shami c Hope b Cottrell 0(2)

    Kuldeep Yadav is the man at no.9

    48.6 Cottrell to Kuldeep, DOT.

  • 18:37

    Ind 249/5 (48 overs)

    Oshane Thomas is back.

    47.1 Thomas to Dhoni, 1 run, poor ball down leg, MS wanted to help it away, mistimes it to short fine leg

    47.2 Thomas to Pandya, 2 runs, full toss down leg, Hardik wants to help it away too, gets the top edge which goes high and lands well past a backtracking short fine

    47.3 Thomas to Pandya, 1 run, short and outside off, cut to backward point

    47.4 Thomas to Dhoni, 1 run, chips this slow ball back to Oshane, who goes with one hand on his follow through and shells it. Was a very tough chance

    47.5 Thomas to Pandya, 2 runs, full and wide, hit over covers for a couple

    47.6 Thomas to Pandya, FOUR, gets the boundary finally! Short and wide, Hardik cuts it to deep cover

  • 18:32

    Ind 238/5 (47 overs)

    46.1 Cottrell to Dhoni, 1 run, short at his body, pulled along the ground to deep square leg

    46.2 Cottrell to Pandya, DOT, off cutter outside off, played to mid off

    46.3 Cottrell to Pandya, FOUR, very clever shot! Knew he will get a slow, full ball, waited for it and lofted it over mid off

    46.4 Cottrell to Pandya, 2 runs, slow and wide now, played powerfully to deep extra cover, they take two

    46.5 Cottrell to Pandya, 1 run, full pace ball now outside off, driven to long on

    46.6 Cottrell to Dhoni, 1 run.

  • 18:28

    Ind 229/5 (46 overs)

    45.1 Brathwaite to Pandya, 1 run, full on leg stump, flicked to deep mid wicket

    45.2 Brathwaite to Dhoni, FOUR, there he goes! Gets one on a half volley wide of off, he clobbers it over the man at mid off

    That was MS' first boundary in 16 overs

    45.3 Brathwaite to Dhoni, 1 run, drives to deep cover, slips on the second and so aborts it

    45.4 Brathwaite to Pandya, 1 run, short outside off now, pulled powerfully straight to deep mid wicket though

    45.5 Brathwaite to Dhoni, 2 runs, very slow length ball, played equally softly to mid wicket and they hare back for two

    45.6 Brathwaite to Dhoni, 1 run.

  • 18:28

  • 18:25

    Ind 219/5 (45 overs)

    44.1 Cottrell to Pandya, DOT.

    44.2 Cottrell to Pandya, 1 run, low full toss outside, driven to cover for one

    44.3 Cottrell to Dhoni, 1 run, short and turned on one leg to deep square leg

    44.4 Cottrell to Pandya, DOT, fuller length wide of off, Hardik misses the cut

    44.5 Cottrell to Pandya, 2 runs, slow full ball outside off, they take the second off the overthrow

    44.6 Cottrell to Pandya, 1 run.

  • 18:18

    Ind 214/5 (44 overs)

    43.1 Brathwaite to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss and MS gets an inside edge on the drive to short fine

    43.2 Brathwaite to Pandya, FOUR, slow ball outside off, Hardik waits and powerfully hits down the ground for four

    43.3 Brathwaite to Pandya, 1 run, goes for the big hit over cover, gets an outside edge which falls safely

    43.4 Brathwaite to Dhoni, 1 run, full and wide, MS gets an outside edge now on the drive, to short third man

    Cottrell gets some massages on his knee after he fielded that one

    43.5 Brathwaite to Pandya, 1 run, well executed wide yorker, hit to cover for one

    43.6 Brathwaite to Dhoni, 2 runs.

  • 18:14

    Ind 204/5 (43 overs)

    Sheldon Cottrell is back for a third time.

    42.1 Cottrell to Pandya, DOT, starts full outside off, played to mid off

    42.2 Cottrell to Pandya, 2 runs, straying on leg stump, calls for two on the tuck to deep square leg

    42.3 Cottrell to Pandya, DOT, some extra pace on the length ball outside off, surprised Hardik who dropped it down well

    42.4 Cottrell to Pandya, DOT, slower length ball wide of off, cut to point

    42.5 Cottrell to Pandya, 1 run, slower full ball, pushed to mid off

    42.6 Cottrell to Dhoni, 1 run.

  • 18:08

    Ind 200/5 (42 overs)

    Carlos Brathwaite comes into the attack.

    41.1 Brathwaite to Pandya, 1 run, angled in on off, punched down to long on

    41.2 Brathwaite to Dhoni, 1 run, full this time, wristed down to long on again

    41.3 Brathwaite to Pandya, 3runs, low full toss down leg, Hardik softly turned it away to deep backward square, fine leg somehow stops it with his leg to save three

    41.4 Brathwaite to Dhoni, 1 run, softly turns it towards short mid wicket

    41.5 Brathwaite to Pandya, FOUR, slower ball dropped short, Hardik waits on it and pulls to deep mid wicket between the two fielders in the deep. Well placed!

    41.6 Brathwaite to Pandya, WIDE, now it is down leg

    41.6 Brathwaite to Pandya, WIDE, spinning away down leg, Carlos is not happy with that call

    41.6 Brathwaite to Pandya, 1 run. 200 up!

  • 18:03

    Ind 187/5 (41 overs)

    We are into the final powerplay and it may be the perfect set-up for India. They'll get plenty of pace on the ball with Cottrell and Thomas, MS has been there for a while and Hardik can always go bang-bang from the start. Let's see how much they get in the last 10 overs.

    40.1 Holder to Pandya, DOT, drives this full ball too straight, strikes the stumps at the opposing end

    40.2 Holder to Pandya, DOT, off pace length ball on off, defended towards mid wicket

    40.3 Holder to Pandya, DOT, slow short ball, Hardik went for the pull, was through with it before the ball came, and it trickled to short cover

    40.4 Holder to Pandya, 1 run, now it is the normal short ball, and is helped to deep backward square

    40.5 Holder to Dhoni, DOT, full pace length ball outside off, defended on the back foot

    40.6 Holder to Dhoni, DOT.

  • 18:00

    Ind 186/5 (40 overs)

    Hardik Pandya joins MS at the crease.

    39.1 Allen to Dhoni, DOT, short ball, played to mid on

    39.2 Allen to Dhoni, 1 run, short and wide now, cut to deep point

    39.3 Allen to Pandya, DOT, driven to cover and set off, MS says no and he has to hurry back

    39.4 Allen to Pandya, 1 run, pushed back to Allen, who collides with MS and allows it to go through him

    39.5 Allen to Dhoni, DOT, gets a massive stride forward to defend

    39.6 Allen to Dhoni, DOT.

  • 17:59

  • 17:55

    Ind 180/5 (38.2 overs)

    37.1 Holder to Kohli, FOUR, excellent shot! This is bowled fuller outside off, Virat came down a step, and wristily guided it past mid on for four

    37.2 Holder to Kohli, OUT, gone next ball! Jason dropped this very short, it was the off pace delivery, poor ball to be honest, he pulled Virat but straight to short mid wicket. He cannot believe it neither can the crowd

    Kohli c sub (Bravo) b Holder 72(82)

  • 17:52

    Ind 176/4 (37 overs)

    36.1 Allen to Dhoni, DOT, length on middle stump, defended softly

    36.2 Allen to Dhoni, DOT, fuller and pushed back

    36.3 Allen to Dhoni, 1 run, short and wide, cut to deep cover

    36.4 Allen to Kohli, 1 run, driven on the front foot to long off

    36.5 Allen to Dhoni, DOT, was shaping up for the paddle/scoop maybe, defends on seeing the length

    36.6 Allen to Dhoni, DOT.

  • 17:48

    Ind 174/4 (36 overs)

    Jason Holder is back.

    35.1 Holder to Dhoni, DOT, starts his second spell with length on off, defended on the back foot

    35.2 Holder to Dhoni, 1 run, leg cutter outside off, driven to deep cover

    35.3 Holder to Kohli, 1 run, drives this full ball to mid off and immediately called "go, go, go!" to MS

    35.4 Holder to Dhoni, DOT, a bit short and wide, cut in front of point, who fields well

    35.5 Holder to Dhoni, DOT, bit back of a length now, defended

    35.6 Holder to Dhoni, 1 leg byes.

  • 17:46

    Talk about consistency!

  • 17:41

    Ind 166/4 (35 overs)

    34.1 Roach to Kohli, 2 runs, straying onto the pads with this length delivery, easily flicked to deep backward square for a quick two

    34.2 Roach to Kohli, DOT, defends this length ball outside off down the pitch

    34.3 Roach to Kohli, DOT, shuffles across to this length and plays with a big stride forward to cover point

    34.4 Roach to Kohli, DOT, slightly back of a length now, tapped towards point

    34.5 Roach to Kohli, DOT, length again now, good one, defended and dropped near his boot

    34.6 Roach to Kohli, 2 runs.

    Roach finishes his excellent spell with figures of 10-0-36-3

  • 17:35

    Ind 162/4 (34 overs)

    33.1 Allen to Dhoni, 1 leg byes, horrible from Hope! MS runs down the track to play this, it spins away from him, Hope does not collect it to effect the stumping, MS had given up, he had a second chance after it lobbed up and diverts it onto the stumps, misses again, they run across and he is finally home at the other end. The stumps were broken but by Hope's gloves

    33.2 Allen to Kohli, DOT, full ball, driven to short mid wicket

    33.3 Allen to Kohli, 1 run, drives this on one leg to long on

    33.4 Allen to Dhoni, 1 run, short and spinning away, cut to deep point

    33.5 Allen to Kohli, FOUR, excellent shot! Short again, Virat cuts with a flourish, gets it through vacant backward point for a welcome boundary

    33.6 Allen to Kohli, 1 run.

  • 17:32

    Ind 154/4 (33 overs)

    32.1 Roach to Kohli, 1 run, angled too far across, helped to fine leg

    32.2 Roach to Dhoni, DOT, angled in on a length on off, wristily played to short mid wicket

    32.3 Roach to Dhoni, DOT, goes full on middle stump now, MS plays it to mid on

    32.4 Roach to Dhoni, DOT, length now on the stumps, another push down to mid on

    32.5 Roach to Dhoni, DOT, length outside off now, MS shuffles across a touch and defends down the ground

    32.6 Roach to Dhoni, 1 run.

  • 17:29

    Ind 152/4 (32 overs)

    Fabien Allen is back because MS has a major problem with the ball spinning away from him.

    31.1 Allen to Dhoni, 1 run, starts short outside off, is cut to deep cover point

    31.2 Allen to Kohli, DOT, short again, punched to short cover off the back foot

    31.3 Allen to Kohli, DOT, plays this to point

    31.4 Allen to Kohli, DOT, another one to short cover

    31.5Allen to Kohli, 1 run, now gets this through the gap to deep cover point

    31.6 Allen to Dhoni, DOT.

  • 17:19

    Ind 150/4 (31 overs)

    We are back after drinks. MS Dhoni walks in at no.6

    30.1 Roach to Kohli, DOT, full wide of off, pushed towards cover

    30.2 Roach to Kohli, 1 run, angles this full ball in, Virat looks to drive, gets a small outside edge to third man

    30.3 Roach to Dhoni, DOT, length ball coming in, defended to point

    30.4 Roach to Dhoni, 1 run, length again, surprises MS with some extra pace, he gets it to fine leg

    30.5 Roach to Kohli, DOT, full to Virat, who drives with a cross bat to mid off

    30.6 Roach to Kohli, DOT.

  • 17:18

  • 17:08

    Ind 140/4 (28.5 overs)

    28.1 Roach to Kohli, DOT, full outside off, pushed to mid off

    28.2 Roach to Kohli, 1 run, goes short now, pulled along the ground to deep mid wicket

    28.3 Roach to Jadhav, DOT, angles this length ball in, Kedar looks to flick, but gets an edge to the off side

    28.4 Roach to Jadhav, FOUR, the famous short arm jab! Kemar goes short, Kedar stays on the front foot, picks it up from outside off and pulls it to deep square leg

    28.5 Roach to Jadhav, DOT, Holder goes for the DRS again! Kedar came down the track to drive this length ball, it made a slight sound as it went past bat, Hope behind the stumps was very confident, Kemar not so much. The keeper convinced his skipper enough and he was right. There is a thin outside edge and these are two successful reviews now by Windies! India under the pump

    Jadhav c Hope b Roach 7(10)

  • 17:03

    Ind 135/3 (28 overs)

    This is a surprise- Kedar Jadhav walks in at no.5 instead of MS Dhoni. Oshane Thomas is back.

    27.1 Thomas to Kohli, FOUR, in the air but safe! Oshane went full and wide first up, Virat drove it, checked it at the last instant, but got it wide of mid off for four. Moves to 49

    27.2 Thomas to Kohli, DOT, defends this wide length ball towards cover point

    27.3 Thomas to Kohli, 1 run, that's the fifty! Gets another full one, and square drives it to deep cover to get to the landmark

    27.4 Thomas to Jadhav, DOT, length very wide of off, left alone by Kedar

    27.5 Thomas to Jadhav, DOT, goes back of a length now, outside off, defended down the ground

    27.6 Thomas to Jadhav, 2 runs.

  • 17:02

  • 16:58

    Ind 126/3 (26.1 overs)

    Kemar Roach is back.

    26.1 Roach to Shankar, OUT, what an impact! Kemar bowls it on a length, and angles it in too, Vijay looks to push without any feet, gets the outside edge and the keeper took a good, low catch

    Shankar c Hope b Roach 14(19)

  • 16:53

    Ind 125/2 (26 overs)

    25.1 Cottrell to Kohli, 1 run, short at his head, he rolls his wrists on the pull to deep square leg

    25.2 Cottrell to Shankar, 1 run, back of a length now, on the pads, tucked to fine leg for one

    25.3 Cottrell to Kohli, DOT, angled across on a length, defended to cover point

    25.4 Cottrell to Kohli, FOUR, these two are getting the boundaries at will. This is short on leg stump, Virat gets inside the line and helps it past the keeper

    25.5 Cottrell to Kohli, DOT, is hurried a bit by this back of a length delivery, gets it off the glove down the ground, Virat waits till Sheldon gets to the ball, and then plonks his bat past the crease

    25.6 Cottrell to Kohli, 2 runs.

  • 16:48

    Ind 118/2 (25 overs)

    24.1 Holder to Kohli, DOT, back of a length wide of off, defended onto the pitch

    24.2 Holder to Kohli, DOT, that was full and straight! Virat was across the line and looked to drive, got a thin inside edge onto pad and that saved him from the lbw

    24.3 Holder to Kohli, DOT, full toss now, whipped straight to short mid wicket

    24.4 Holder to Kohli, 1 run, walks down the track now, and flicks along the ground wide of mid on

    24.5 Holder to Shankar, DOT, goes full and wide, Vijay drives it with the middle of the bat, but to mid off

    24.6 Holder to Shankar, FOUR, beautiful shot! He is looking in his elements so far, Vijay. This is full on middle, he shuffles just a bit and whips it wristily, gets it past mid on for four

  • 16:46

    Ind 113/2 (24 overs)

    23.1 Cottrell to Kohli, 1 run.

    23.2 Cottrell to Shankar, DOT, length for Vijay, defended down the ground

    23.3 Cottrell to Shankar, DOT, another one, this time outside off, defended again

    23.4 Cottrell to Shankar, DOT, this is a good, consistent length and line, and is played to cover point

    23.5 Cottrell to Shankar, DOT, back of a length this time, on the body, jumps and tucks to short mid wicket Vijay

    23.6 Cottrell to Shankar, DOT.

  • 16:40

    Ind 112/2 (23 overs)

    22.1 Holder to Shankar, FOUR, great shot! Jason goes full outside off, Vijay comes forward and drives the half volley past extra cover and mid off for his first four

    22.2 Holder to Shankar, DOT, angled in now, defended softly

    22.3 Holder to Shankar, DOT.

    22.4 Holder to Shankar, DOT.

    22.5 Holder to Shankar, DOT, he is getting it to angle in very well, at a good length as well, Vijay defends this one well

    22.6 Holder to Shankar, FOUR, poor ball but it did make him uncomfortable. This was short and down leg, Vijay glanced it off the glove after jumping up, gets it past the keeper for his second four of the over

  • 16:34

    Ind 104/2 (22 overs)

    Vijay Shankar walks in at no.4. Sheldon Cottrell is back.

    21.1 Cottrell to Kohli, 1 run, starts short and wide, is punched to deep extra cover

    21.2 Cottrell to Shankar, DOT, goes length to Vijay, defended on the back foot to cover point

    21.3 Cottrell to Shankar, 1 run, length on leg stump, he tucks to square leg and gets off the mark

    21.4 Cottrell to Kohli, DOT, back of a length on off, Virat sways away from the line

    21.5 Cottrell to Kohli, FOUR, goes short again, is pulled but the top edge goes very fine to the ropes. Lucky escape or genius placement? More of the former

    21.6 Cottrell to Kohli, DOT.

  • 16:34

  • 16:30

    Ind 98/2 (20.4 overs)

    20.1 Holder to Kohli, 1 run, length wide of off, driven to cover point for one

    20.2 Holder to Rahul, DOT, angles this length ball in, KL tucks it to short mid wicket

    20.3 Holder to Rahul, DOT, short and wide, KL cuts very well, but backward point dives to save four. Excellent shot, even better fielding

    20.4 Holder to Rahul, OUT, oh he is gone next ball! Jason bowled this fuller and it came in with the angle, a bit more than it has so far, fools KL, and goes past the gap between bat and pad to disturb the off stump

    Rahul b Holder 48(64)

  • 16:26

    Ind 97/1 (20 overs)

    19.1 Allen to Rahul, 1 run, down the track and pushed to deep cover

    19.2 Allen to Kohli, 1 run, short and cut to backward point, Gayle dives to field and save three! He gets a huge cheer and he acknowledges it too!

    19.3 Allen to Rahul, 1 run, helped to backward square

    19.4 Allen to Kohli, DOT, driven to mid off

    19.5 Allen to Kohli, 1 run, to point

    19.6 Allen to Rahul, FOUR, down leg and KL paddles it away very fine for four

  • 16:22

    Ind 89/1 (19 overs)

    18.1 Holder to Kohli, DOT, comes down the track, Jason drops it short, generates some extra bounce, takes a leading edge which fell well short of cover point

    18.2 Holder to Kohli, DOT, length wide of off, he gets an inside edge onto pad

    18.3 Holder to Kohli, DOT, goes fuller now, angles it into Virat, who plays it to short mid wicket

    18.4 Holder to Kohli, 2 runs, back of a length now, and he tucks to deep square leg for a couple

    18.5 Holder to Kohli, DOT, length wide of off, played on the back foot to cover point

    18.6 Holder to Kohli, DOT.

  • 16:18

    Ind 87/1 (18 overs)

    17.1 Allen to Rahul, FOUR, that was short and cut away past point for a boundary. 50 partnership up!

    17.2 Allen to Rahul, 1 run, down the track and played to long on

    17.3 Allen to Kohli, 2 runs, wide of off, driven to deep extra cover for two

    17.4 Allen to Kohli, 1 run, driven down the ground and past the bowler too

    17.5 Allen to Rahul, 1 run, short again, cut to deep point now, who was put in there after the boundary

    17.6 Allen to Kohli, 1 run.

  • 16:11

    Ind 77/1 (17 overs)

    16.1 Holder to Rahul, DOT, length outside off to start after drinks, KL punches on the back foot

    16.2 Holder to Rahul, DOT, goes fuller outside off, the line is covered and the arms are shouldered

    16.3 Holder to Rahul, FOUR, those are the first runs scored of Jason today! It is full again, KL comes forward and wristily drove it past mid on, and it ran away after that

    16.4 Holder to Rahul, DOT, the off pace delivery now, wide of off, left alone

    16.5 Holder to Rahul, DOT, goes back to the nagging length, defended on the front foot

    16.6 Holder to Rahul, 1 run.

  • 16:11

  • 16:07

    Ind 72/1 (16 overs)

    15.1 Allen to Rahul, DOT, drifter on the stumps, defended on the front foot

    15.2 Allen to Rahul, DOT, a bit fuller this time, pushed back

    15.3 Allen to Rahul, FOUR, that outside edge runs away! KL went for the wristy drive ala Virat on this full ball, the edge went through gully for four

    15.4 Allen to Rahul, 1 run, comes down the track now to hit to long off

    15.5 Allen to Kohli, DOT, length ball punched back

    15.6 Allen to Kohli, DOT.

    That will be drinks as well

  • 16:03

    Ind 67/1 (15 overs)

    14.1 Holder to Kohli, DOT, nice half volley outside off, driven straight to short cover

    14.2 Holder to Kohli, DOT, length outside off, defended to the off side

    14.3 Holder to Kohli, DOT, a bit fuller on outside off, Virat gets a nice stride forward to defend with bat close to pad

    14.4 Holder to Kohli, DOT, another half volley outside off, driven to mid off this time

    14.5 Holder to Kohli, DOT, length ball wide of off, gets a big stride forward and shoulders arms after covering the line

    14.6 Holder to Kohli, DOT, 2 maidens for Holder to start off!

  • 16:00

    Ind 67/1 (14 overs)

    13.1 Allen to Kohli, DOT, goes a bit fuller, defended on the front foot

    13.2 Allen to Kohli, 1 run, drags the length back, punched by Virat straight to silly mid on, who misfields and allows a run

    13.3 Allen to Rahul, DOT, defended on the off side

    13.4 Allen to Rahul, 1 run, very full, KL drives with a flourish to wide long off

    13.5 Allen to Kohli, 2 runs, length on middle, tucked away for a couple to deep square leg

    13.6 Allen to Kohli, 1 run.

  • 15:57
  • 15:52

    Ind 62/1 (12 overs)

    Change of bowling and it will be Fabian Allen on for his first match at the WC

    11.1 Allen to Kohli, DOT.

    11.2 Allen to Kohli, 1 run, full toss, driven down to long on

    11.3 Allen to Rahul, DOT, drifting in with the arm outside off, punched to extra cover

    11.4 Allen to Rahul, 1 run, length now, easily worked to long on

    11.5 Allen to Kohli, DOT, punches it back

    11.6 Allen to Kohli, FOUR, this was short and spinning away, Virat shaped up to cut, got a thickish outside edge which ran away past slip

  • 15:48

    Ind 56/1 (11 overs)

    End of first powerplay and the Windies will be super happy to get Rohit Sharma out early, considering how dangerous he can be later

    10.1 Thomas to Kohli, DOT, short ball wide of off, defended to cover point

    10.2 Thomas to Kohli, DOT, goes fuller now, just outside off, defended down the ground

    10.3 Thomas to Kohli, FOUR, poor bowling! Short and wide now, Virat stands tall and punched it aerially, no one in the deep and it runs away to the extra cover boundary

    10.4 Thomas to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length wide of off now, Virat finds the only gap on the off side, through gully to third man

    10.5 Thomas to Rahul, FOUR, that is the shot of the day probably! Oshane goes full outside off, KL comes forward, takes the half volley and drives it through extra cover for four

    10.6 Thomas to Rahul, DOT.

  • 15:59

    The summary after the first PP from our on-ground reporter

    It was a good toss to win for India. It's the same pitch that was used for the previous match between West Indies and New Zealand and may assist spinners in the second half. Itโ€™s bright and sunny and though the new ball has swung a bit, the Indian openers negotiated it well with the right mix of caution of aggression before Roach struck to remove Rohit Sharma following a debatable caught behind decision on West Indiesโ€™ review. The batsman wasnโ€™t happy with third umpire Michael Goughโ€™s verdict and he had every reason to be as there was a reasonable doubt as to whether the ball went off the bat or pad. The on-field umpire Richard Illingworth had given it not out, and his decision should have stayed. But meanwhile, Virat Kohli has begun confidently and Rahul is looking good. India need a big stand from the two.

  • 15:43

    Ind 47/1 (10 overs)

    9.1 Roach to Kohli, 3 runs, too full on middle, Virat flicks it away past short mid wicket, and takes three easily

    9.2 Roach to Rahul, DOT, full on off now, KL strides forward and pushes to cover

    9.3 Roach to Rahul, DOT, goes for length on off, defended to backward point

    9.4 Roach to Rahul, DOT, full on middle again, defended towards mid on

    9.5 Roach to Rahul, DOT, length outside off, angled in, turned to mid wicket

    9.6 Roach to Rahul, DOT.

  • 15:38

    Ind 44/1 (9 overs)

    Rohit walked off muttering to himself after that decision and KL was unhappy as well. The third umpire was convinced of the inside edge but it seemed to have hit bat and pad simultaneously. Still the bat was involved, so it was the right decision ultimately.

    8.1 Thomas to Rahul, DOT, length outside off, rising up as it went past bat and the stumps

    8.2 Thomas to Rahul, DOT, fuller on off, defended down the wicket

    8.3 Thomas to Rahul, 2runs, strays onto the pads this time, flicked away easily to fine leg

    8.4 Thomas to Rahul, 2 runs, length on leg stump again, flicked again, aerially this time, to backward square for a couple

    8.5 Thomas to Rahul, 2 runs, ooh this was a bit close for comfort! Oshane bowls it back of a length, surprised KL, who wanted to leave, but it caught the toe end and went past second slip, and third man does well to save two

    8.6 Thomas to Rahul, DOT.

  • 15:35

  • 15:29

    Ind 35/1 (7 overs)

    Virat Kohli in at no.3 and Oshane Thomas is into the attack.

    6.1 Thomas to Rahul, DOT, jaffa first up! This is full outside off, and it swings away late, KL was surprised, luckily did not catch the edge or hit the stumps

    6.2 Thomas to Rahul, DOT, defends the length ball to mid on

    6.3 Thomas to Rahul, 1 run, goes for length again, outside off, steered with an open face to third man

    6.4 Thomas to Kohli, DOT, length on the off stump, defended to point. He wanted the run Virat, but KL says no

    6.5 Thomas to Kohli, DOT, back of a length now, outside off, Virat defends on the hop

    6.6 Thomas to Kohli, WIDE, too wide down the tramline

    6.6 Thomas to Kohli, FOUR, short and wide, asking for trouble, he jumps up and cuts it past backward point for his first boundary and runs

  • 15:22

    Ind 29/1 (6 overs)

    5.1 Roach to Rohit, DOT, full on off, pushed with a straight bat to mid off

    5.2 Roach to Rohit, SIX, that is the easiest shot in the world for Rohit! Kemar goes short, Rohit was waiting for it, swivelled and pulled it with conviction, aerially too, and gets it over the ropes at deep square leg

    5.3 Roach to Rohit, 1 run, back to the full length now, a soft tap to mid on brings one

    5.4 Roach to Rahul, FOUR, that's the first boundary for KL! He was becoming predictable, went too full again, KL merely pushed it past the stumps on the opposite end and it races away past mid on

    5.5 Roach to Rahul, 1 run, this time it is length on the stumps, which is easily turned to square leg

    5.6 Roach to Rohit, OUT, Holder goes for the DRS! This was bowled beautifully, on a length outside off, angled in by Kemar, Rohit looked to defend and it made a sound as it went past the inside edge to the keeper. Oh, this is close, looks it has taken a slight inside edge! Rohit walks early and it is a big blow for India

    Rohit c Hope b Roach 18(23)

  • 15:18

    Ind 17/0 (5 overs)

    4.1 Cottrell to Rahul, 1 run, goes short first up, KL easily pulls it along the ground to deep square leg

    4.2 Cottrell to Rohit, DOT, this is full and wide of off, Rohit looks for the drive, gets an inside edge towards short fine

    4.3 Cottrell to Rohit, FOUR, there's the first boundary! Short and wide from Sheldon, Rohit cuts beautifully, gets it past backward point and it runs away to the fence

    4.4 Cottrell to Rohit, DOT, goes full, on the middle stump, defended to mid off

    4.5 Cottrell to Rohit, 2 runs, length outside off now, tucked past short mid wicket for an easy couple

    4.6 Cottrell to Rohit, 1 run.

  • 15:17

    The one aspect Kohli may just lose on!

  • 15:14

    Ind 9/0 (4 overs)

    3.1 Roach to Rohit, DOT, fuller length outside off, and angled in, defended on the front foot

    3.2 Roach to Rohit, 1 run, full again outside off, half driven wide of mid on, takes the single

    3.3 Roach to Rahul, 1 run, defends this length ball to backward point, who misfields and allows them one

    3.4 Roach to Rohit, DOT, much more full, on the stumps too, defended to mid on

    3.5 Roach to Rohit, DOT, this one is short and wide, Rohit punches on the jump, to point though

    3.6 Roach to Rohit, DOT.

  • 15:09

    Ind 7/0 (3 overs)

    2.1 Cottrell to Rohit, DOT, that was a good ball! Sheldon landed it on a fuller length, wants Rohit to press forward which he does, and gets an inside edge to his pads

    2.2 Cottrell to Rohit, DOT, first short ball! This was wide of off, at good pace too, looks to cut but it is too high

    2.3 Cottrell to Rohit, DOT, this one hurried on to Rohit. Length again, slightly pulled back, hit him on the hips as he looked to tuck

    2.4 Cottrell to Rohit, DOT, much more solid defence. Length ball coming in again, defended to mid on

    2.5 Cottrell to Rohit, WIDE, inswing again, but wrong line, down leg it goes

    2.5 Cottrell to Rohit, 1 run, this is full and wide, enticing the drive from Rohit, he goes for it and gets a thick edge which goes to third man

    2.6 Cottrell to Rahul, DOT.

  • 15:05

    Ind 5/0 (2 overs)

    Kemar Roach from the other end.

    1.1 Roach to Rohit, 1 run, starts on a good length, angled into Rohit, who softly taps to short mid wicket and takes a quick single

    1.2 Roach to Rahul, DOT, back of a length now, KL goes to the back foot to defend

    1.3 Roach to Rahul, DOT, another one bowled back of a length, he brings out the back foot push, straight to cover though

    1.4 Roach to Rahul, DOT, goes back to the length ball, pitched outside off and angled in, KL strides forward to defend

    1.5 Roach to Rahul, DOT, watchful start this from KL. This is a bit full, kept a little low too, he shoulders arms to let it go

    1.6 Roach to Rahul, DOT.

  • 14:55

    Ind 4/0 (1 over)

    KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma will look to continue their good form further. The latter had a rare failure against Afghanistan, and he will look to correct that today. Rahul knows his role is possibly the most important in the absence of Dhawan, and he looks like he can take up the responsibility. Sheldon Cottrell with the new cherry in hand for West Indies. Here we go!

    0.1 Cottrell to Rahul, DOT, starts on a length, gets some shape back in, defended solidly

    0.2 Cottrell to Rahul, 3 runs, first runs on the board! Goes for length again, outside off, KL punches on the back foot and gets it past point for three

    0.3 Cottrell to Rohit, DOT, starts fuller to Rohit, wide of off though, left alone

    0.4 Cottrell to Rohit, DOT, length ball now, pitches outside off, comes back in off the pitch, but nothing threatening

    0.5 Cottrell to Rohit, 1 run, slightly back of a length now, into the body, tucked past backward square for one

    0.6 Cottrell to Rahul, DOT.

  • 14:40

    Time for the national anthems!

    India's anthem is played first, followed by that of West Indies.

  • 14:36

    Team News

    India XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

    West Indies XI: Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope(wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

  • 14:29

    Ind win toss; to bat first

    Kohli calls right and he will bat first. He feels it is a used pitch, and with two wrist spinners who can take advantage of the rough patches later on, it is the best decision. No changes for India.

    Holder wanted to bat first too, he says. Sunil Ambris makes his WC debut in this game.

  • 14:35

  • 14:18

    A test which may or may not prove to be a stern one

    India remain the only unbeaten side in the tournament after Pakistan beat New Zealand yesterday. They will want to maintain that record though it certainly will not be easy against an unpredictable side like West Indies. The latter have lost Andre Russell to injury but still have a host of players who love to take the attack to the opposition.

    India may look to get Bhuvneshwar Kumar back into the side as he was seen in the nets a couple of days back. Shami may be the unfortunate bowler to miss out, despite taking a hat-trick in the last game. They may yet choose to rest him, considering the longevity of the tournament.

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