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West Indies vs India, 1st ODI at Port of Spain, WI v IND, Jul 22 2022 - Match Result

RESULT
1st ODI, Port of Spain, July 22, 2022, India tour of West Indies and United States of America
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308/7
(50 ov, T:309) 305/6

India won by 3 runs

Player Of The Match
97 (99)
shikhar-dhawan
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Scores: @Thilak_Rama | Comms: Sudarshanan and Ekanth
Scorecard summary
India 308/7(50 overs)
64 (53)
2/61 (10)
West Indies 305/6(50 overs)
75 (68)
2/57 (10)
end of over 5011 runs
WI: 305/6CRR: 6.10 
Romario Shepherd39 (25b 3x4 2x6)
Akeal Hosein32 (32b 2x4)
Mohammed Siraj 10-0-57-2
Prasidh Krishna 10-1-62-0

On that note, let's call it a day. An exhilarating one at the cricket. The pitch played well, the gameplay was win-oriented. The ebbs and flows, the hold on attention was exemplary of good ODIs. Hope this is a sign of things to come and that you enjoyed our coverage. See you again for the next one. For now, it's ciao from me, Ekanth, on behalf my commentating, report-writing dynamo, Sudarshanan, and our scorer, Thilak.

Nazim: "Here is the beauty of ODI Format. It's entertaining, glamorous. A player can be proved here. Cricket means ODI "

Shareef: "I believe Mohammed Siraj deserved the 'player of the match' award for holding his nerve in the most decisive moments of the match, leading the pace pack and landing those unplayable yorkers (along with 2 wickets to his name, one of the skipper Pooran at a crucial time, strangling him with consistent line "

Shikhar Dhawan, POTM (97 off 99) and India Captain: (On not getting 100) It was disappointing but grateful for 97. I enjoyed it. It was difficult as it was holding a bit and turned. When Shubman, Shreyas and I were batting, we wanted to go big and make it easy for the youngsters. We had nerves as we didn't expect them to come this close. Fine leg went back and two three boundaries were stopped there which helped. We thought of using the bigger side, we gave doubles to fine leg. One of them should have been a run out but not everyday is a perfect day. We have to get better.

Nicholas Pooran, West Indies Captain: It feels like a win, bittersweet. We batted fifty overs, we're trying to figure it out continuously. Hopefully, we can get better with time. (India's 35-40 overs) Credit to the bowlers, it's a good track. We spoke and thought of restricting them to 315. Akeal, Alzarri, everyone stood up. We ticked fielding, batting to the end which was great. It's difficult to lose but we will take this one. We need to believe in each other and develop. We'll have a lot of challenges but are moving in the right direction.

Indeed it has. The game had the pattern of good starts continue this innings. Mayers and Brooks put on a 117-run stand for the second wicket. Pooran got a start. King, Hosein, and Shepherd made significant contributions to ensure wickets did not stall the runs. West Indies fell just three short. The yorkers that India persisted with did go wrong now and again, more due to where it went rather than the execution, but it paid off eventually. Chahal was good as always. Thakur was expensive but took wickets so it's all normal. Excellent match to start the series.

Eli Gew: "Who says ODIs are not exciting? This games proves that ODIs can still be relevant!"

5:45 pm: Siraj pumps the air, gets a hug from his mates. Shepherd is down but he's been exceptional. The members of both teams shake hands with opposition's players.

49.6
1b
Siraj to Shepherd, 1 bye

Siraj goes for the yorker, gets it between his legs. Shepherd swung, got an edge and it went to the keeper. That's all they can manage.

He needs four more for the super over, six for West Indies to win. Four boundary riders on the leg side.

49.5
2
Siraj to Shepherd, 2 runs

Wide yorker, jammed to long-off. They scamper for another two! Shepherd ran like a gazelle and has turned two into four runs in the last couple legal balls.

49.5
1w
Siraj to Shepherd, 1 wide

Makes room, tries to follow him but it's too full and wide. Samson saved it from going to the fence to leaping to his left.

49.4
2
Siraj to Shepherd, 2 runs

Another yorker, follows him. It's jammed to long leg, Prasidh runs in and throws it to the non-striker's end. No one backing up. Long-on, it seemed, ran in but not near enough. They make two.

49.3
4
Siraj to Shepherd, FOUR runs

Yorker, tries to slog it, gets it off the inside edge through fine leg for four!

49.2
1lb
Siraj to Hosein, 1 leg bye

Shuffles across, tries to ramp it. It hits him on the ankle as the feet swooped from down leg to wide outside off, hit him there and went to the vacant part at point.

49.1
Siraj to Hosein, no run

Wide yorker, in the tramline. Beats the attempted jam towards point.

15 off 6, 3 boundaries?

end of over 4912 runs
WI: 294/6CRR: 6.00 RRR: 15.00 • Need 15 from 6b
Romario Shepherd31 (21b 2x4 2x6)
Akeal Hosein32 (30b 2x4)
Prasidh Krishna 10-1-62-0
Mohammed Siraj 9-0-48-2

Money: "I will get a better sleep if you can help me with my query, Ekanth. Why not Deepak over Prasidh for his economic spell? Please :(" Because Prasidh's suitable. He bowled decently to be fair.

48.6
4
Prasidh to Shepherd, FOUR runs

Edged, four! Get the cliches out, flashed flashed hard. It was full and wide, the fortune favoured the brave and it went past deep third for four.

48.5
1
Prasidh to Hosein, 1 run

Yorker on middle, swung along the ground to deep square leg. Prasidh seemed to have a word with Hosein who stood quietly, he goes back.

Around

Noor: "Shouldn't 48.2 be called a wide?" He'd gone far across, which may have gone against him.

48.4
1
Prasidh to Shepherd, 1 run

Pulls a short ball from outside off to long-on.

48.3
Prasidh to Shepherd, no run

Wide, this time on a length. Shepherd tried to swat it over cover but missed. He jumps and smiles knowing he missed out.

48.2
Prasidh to Shepherd, no run

Wide yorker, Shepherd swings off balance, it goes to the keeper. Umpire says it's caught behind. Shepherd reviews. Big gap between bat and ball. It went over, bat hitting ground made the sound. Decision reversed.

Sudarshanan's checked yorker ball-by-ball data this innings. India have bowled 13 yorker and conceded 16 runs in this innings as opposed to five runs in eight balls by WI bowlers

48.1
6
Prasidh to Shepherd, SIX runs

Pumped downtown, clears long-on! It was full, the yorker was not missed by much. Shepherd connected.

SamC: "Who bowls 49th? ... " Krishna? Yes.

end of over 4811 runs
WI: 282/6CRR: 5.87 RRR: 13.50 • Need 27 from 12b
Romario Shepherd20 (16b 1x4 1x6)
Akeal Hosein31 (29b 2x4)
Mohammed Siraj 9-0-48-2
Yuzvendra Chahal 10-0-58-2

Shoeb: "Siraj is landing those yorkers pretty well!" Yeah, next level.

47.6
1
Siraj to Shepherd, 1 run

Well, another attempted yorker ends up as a full toss. Shepherd swings too hard, goes to long-off for one. This deserved four but the last ball got it.

47.5
4
Siraj to Shepherd, FOUR runs

Nails another yorker, unfortunately it takes the inside edge off the flick and goes through long leg. Shepherd's front foot was out of the way and it natmegged unintentionally.

47.4
1
Siraj to Hosein, 1 run

Yorker outside off, jammed to cover.

Rajesh Sanghvi: "Akeal playing a very sensible innings. "

47.3
1
Siraj to Shepherd, 1 run

Full, the yorker following him is jammed to midwicket.

47.2
Siraj to Shepherd, no run

Makes room, Siraj lands a yorker on fifth stump. Tails back in again. The batter could not reach out as it seemed too far. Let go.

47.1
4lb
Siraj to Shepherd, 4 leg byes

Full on the boot, it tails in which beats the flick. But the ricochet takes it fine well to the left of the keeper through long leg for four.

end of over 479 runs
WI: 271/6CRR: 5.76 RRR: 12.66 • Need 38 from 18b
Romario Shepherd14 (11b 1x6)
Akeal Hosein30 (28b 2x4)
Yuzvendra Chahal 10-0-58-2
Mohammed Siraj 8-0-41-2

Karan: "Test cricket feels more entertaining than one day these days." Entertainment is subjective but there's a case to be made there.

46.6
1
Chahal to Shepherd, 1 run

Last ball of Chahal, Shepherd goes after it with a lofted cover drive. Finds the deep fielder on a couple bounces. It was full and wide.

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
S Dhawan
97 runs (99)
10 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
flick
23 runs
1 four0 six
Control
94%
KR Mayers
75 runs (68)
10 fours1 six
Productive shot
cover drive
20 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
76%
Best performances - bowlers
G Motie
O
10
M
0
R
54
W
2
ECO
5.4
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Mohammed Siraj
O
10
M
0
R
57
W
2
ECO
5.7
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4436
Match days22 July 2022 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Language
English
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