Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    0.2 is he gone?! Umpire Rod Tucker was not looking, even he must have thought there couldn't be action so soon, but there is! The third umpire confirms it. Gayle is also on the floor, grimacing rather badly. He had dabbed the length ball which got exaggerated seam movement away from the batsman and ran. Bhuvi rushed to the ball and broke the stumps direct and found the batsman short of his ground. Gayle's momentum forced him to take an awkward tumble, trying to get his bat out of the way. He landed badly on his knee and the stretcher is out and Gayle is being carried out of the field 0/1
    10.4 dives full length and he's caught it! He held it back just a touch and Charles was lured into the shot. He's been driving on the up and has had great success with it, but not this time. Jadeja lures the leading edge, takes a couple of steps and dives horizontally to his left and holds on! 65/2
    24
    55
    35
    2
    1
    68.57
    13.2 that kept too low! And the batsman had no chance. It was a simple length ball and he was justified in moving back to play the cut, but the ball scuttled well beneath the bat and hits the very base of middle stump 77/3
    37.5 133 kph shooter and it shot through to rattle off stump. Lil B cannot believe he has been done in like that. Walks back with a 'Why me?' expression on his face as Shami keeps this ball on a length and it misbehaves quite badly, sneaking along at shin high to beat his defences 183/6
    27.1 full and on middle and leg as Raina hits the front pad of Lendl. Raina instantly goes up, and after some deliberation, the umpire raises his finger. Replays show, however, that this one was definitely going down the leg side. Unlucky for Lendl, but India would be mighty pleased to see the back of him 142/4
    31.2 fuller length ball which straightens upon pitching as this one keeps low to beat the sweep shot from Deonarine and clatter into the off stump to have him dismissed for just 4 152/5
    38.3 rush of blood from this West Indies captain as well! Horrible shot as he races down the pitch with the intention of murdering the ball, but Jadeja turns it right across him and Dhoni does the rest, demolishing all three stumps 187/7
    44.1 his patience runs out. The spinners were too tempting for him as he lofts the full length ball speared into his pads. It has height, but lacks in distance as long-on steadies himself under it and takes a safe catch. Sammy hangs his head while Jadeja clasps his palms together in thanks 204/8
    not out
    16
    38
    27
    2
    0
    59.25
    45.4 oh, what a gift. He was playing against the line of the ball, even if it was outside leg stump, and gets a leading edge. The ball lobbed in the air and Ashwin had all the time in the world to get underneath that. On a pitch that is turning and bouncing inappropriately, you have to play with the spin and with a straight bat 206/9
    48.5 and that is all she wrote as Rampaul goes for the bit hit and is caught in the deep on the leg side. He dragged the tossed up ball from well outside off stump, which cut his timing down to considerable extents. Shikhar Dhawan made excellent ground from long-on as he ran to his left and held on to a good catch 211/10
    Extras
    7 (lb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    211 all out (48.5 Overs, RR: 4.32)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (CH Gayle, 0.2 ov), 2-65 (J Charles, 10.4 ov), 3-77 (MN Samuels, 13.2 ov), 4-142 (LMP Simmons, 27.1 ov), 5-152 (N Deonarine, 31.2 ov), 6-183 (DM Bravo, 37.5 ov), 7-187 (DJ Bravo, 38.3 ov), 8-204 (DJG Sammy, 44.1 ov), 9-206 (SP Narine, 45.4 ov), 10-211 (R Rampaul, 48.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Kumar502605.20205010
    JD Unadkat603906.50225200
    Mohammed Shami602814.66193010
    RA Jadeja1003733.70381200
    SK Raina1013433.40352000
    R Ashwin9.504224.27382240
    RG Sharma20402.0080000
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    24.6 short ball works, how many time have we seen that? Rohit took it on but his mistake was not keeping the ball down as deep midwicket steadies himself to pick up a simple catch. Effort ball from Rampaul got it as high as Rohit's chest forcing him to lose control of the shot 150/2
    3.2 back of a length and shaping away as Dhawan finds no room to edge this away, as the ball catches the outside edge on the way to the keeper. The West Indian fielders roar in ecstasy as India are one down quite early in the piece 17/1
    31.2 but he's gone now! Goes for one hit too many as he looks to loft the ball straight over the bowler's head, but mistimes it. Sunil Narine gets underneath the skier and holds on to a good catch to end Kohli's stay at the wicket. So he gets the record, but misses on his ton. But statistics aside, that was an immensely smooth innings 192/3
    not out
    16
    53
    29
    2
    0
    55.17
    32.4 oh, it was on the cards and Narine picks up his man. Poor shot selection from the batsman as he raced down the pitch to buck the pressure off his shoulders. Narine had slipped in the off spinner that time and the ball turns to take the outside edge and carries safely to the hands of point 194/4
    not out
    13
    14
    7
    3
    0
    185.71
    Extras
    20 (b 5, w 15)
    TOTAL
    212/4 (35.2 Overs, RR: 6.00)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (S Dhawan, 3.2 ov), 2-150 (RG Sharma, 24.6 ov), 3-192 (V Kohli, 31.2 ov), 4-194 (SK Raina, 32.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    R Rampaul803914.87284110
    JO Holder804826.00265120
    DJG Sammy201407.0073000
    SP Narine1015715.70365150
    N Deonarine201507.5032000
    LMP Simmons301404.6671000
    DJ Bravo2.202008.5753020

Match Notes

  • Kohli focussed after equalling Richards

    Virat Kohli was pleased to equal Viv Richards' record of being the fastest to 5000 ODI runs but added that he was still in the initial stages of his career and had a long road ahead of him

  • 'Luck, momentum on India's side' - Bravo

    Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies captain, said luck did not favour his side during the first ODI against India, but refused to blame the slow and uneven Kochi pitch for his side's heavy defeat

  • Heavy load warning

    Plays of the day from the first ODI between India and West Indies in Kochi

  • Injured Gayle could miss remaining ODIs

    West Indies batsman Chris Gayle could be out of action for up to four weeks, after suffering a hamstring pull while batting during the first ODI against India in Kochi

  • Spinners set up easy win for India

    Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli continued their prolific runs to set up India's chase with effortless half-centuries after India's spinners, led by Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina, had taken eight wickets to bowl West Indies out for a below-par total in Koc