Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That is all from this game. Good night

Mohammed Shami is the Man of the Match.

MS Dhoni: "Quite difficult (to get 263), but quite a few batsmen got off to a decent start (and got out), we lost two wickets close to the 40th over. That was very crucial. We were short by 20 runs because of that. Virat is an important character in our team the way he bats, he got runs today which will definitely help him. Raina batted excellently, has carried his form from the Champions League. They have to convert these starts into bigger innings. Shami bowled really well. There was a bit of reverse swing, he got us vital breakthroughs. Mishra was crucial again, he was willing to flight the ball. Once the ball gets wet or there is no turn, Jadeja does not flight the ball. That is why I used Mishra more. I feel quite a few things are missing. We have to pull our socks up. We have not played to our potential. This game is a crucial eye opener for us. We are on the winning side, but we could have lost this."

Dwayne Bravo: "Thought at one point we had it in the bag. Give credit to India. Jaddu. Mahi and the boys put pressure on us. Very small ground, we batted well upfront. Losing wickets at crucial times, lost our way in the middle. Definitely have to work on that. At CSK he (Dhoni) says he always hit my slower balls out of the ground. So I am still waiting."

West Indies collapsing from 170 for 2 to 215 all out. Smith and Pollard were in control when Mishra removed the latter, and then strangled Samuels long enough for the chase to lose steam. West Indies were 189 for 4 when the ball was changed in the 41st over. They needed 75 from 59, but Mishra removed Ramdin first delivery with the dry ball, and Jadeja took two in the next over from that end. Game over.

Jadeja says it was difficult to grip the ball because of dew. Still, he and Mishra have taken 5 for 84 in 19 overs between them.

Mohammed Shami to Rampaul, OUT, Rampaul top edges a pull, Shami calls for it, and runs towards square leg to hold on to the skier, Dhoni jumps with delight, and plucks out a stump

R Rampaul c & b Mohammed Shami 16 (20m 13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 123.07

Mohammed Shami to Rampaul, FOUR runs, full delivery, and this has been slammed in the gap between extra cover and mid off
Mohammed Shami to Rampaul, 2 runs, full toss flayed to mid off, where Mishra misfields

46 | 1 Run | WI: 209/9 (55 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.54, RRR: 13.75)

  • Sulieman Benn0 (3b)
  • Ravi Rampaul10 (10b)
  • Umesh Yadav9-0-42-1
  • Ravindra Jadeja9-0-44-3
Yadav to Benn, no run, pushes a length ball to point
Yadav to Benn, no run, tries to work it off the pads but misses

Low High-score


Dwayne Smith's highest score in List A cricket before today - against Windward Islands in 2005. Highest ODI score was 68.

Trouble chasing


WI's win percentage, in the last 10 years, when chasing a target of 250 or more - the worst for a top-8 team. India have the best record (45%)

Middle order menace


There have been only two instance of Nos. 4 to 6 making 50+ scores in the same ODI for India - Kohli, Raina and Dhoni were involved both times

Smiling at the death


Runs scored by MS Dhoni in the last 10 overs of an ODI innings - more than any other player since 2001

End of a drought


Today's partnership between Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina was India's first 100-plus ODI stand for the fourth wicket since August 2012

Awesome twosome


Average partnership between Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina in ODI cricket - the fourth best for any Indian pair (minimum 30 innings)

Sluggish Rayudu


Ambati Rayudu's strike rate today - his lowest for a 30-plus score in ODIs

Compulsive chasers


This is only the fifth time India have batted first out of the 32 times they have won the toss since the start of 2013

Quiet start


India's lowest score against West Indies after 10 overs for the loss of one wicket or fewer, since 2001

The 100 club


Jerome Taylor has become the 15th West Indies bowler to have taken 100 ODI wickets



India have won their last five completed ODIs at the Feroz Shah Kotla