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West Indies vs India, 1st ODI at Bridgetown, Jul 27 2023, India tour of West Indies and United States of America

RESULT
1st ODI, Bridgetown, July 27, 2023, India tour of West Indies and United States of America
(22.5/50 ov, T:115) 118/5

India won by 5 wickets (with 163 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
4/6
kuldeep-yadav
Match centre 
Scores: Ranjith P | Comms: Abhimanyu
Scorecard summary
West Indies 114/10(23 overs)
India 118/5(22.5 overs)

2pm Well, that's an early, early finish at Bridgetown, with less than fifty overs being bowled in total! Be sure to join us again on Saturday to see how West Indies respond after this performance. For now, it's goodbye from Ekanth, Chandan, Ranjith and me!

1.51pm Time for the presentation ceremony

Rohit Sharma: "To be honest, I never thought the pitch was going to play like that. It was the team's need that we wanted to have a score in front of us but never thought the pitch would deteriorate like that. It had something for everyone. But never thought we'd restrict them to that low a score. [On the batting order] We said that we wanted to give a chance to the guys. Never thought we'd lose five wickets but it was a good chance to give a chance to a lot of the guys who have just come in. I thought restricting them to 115 got us in a commanding position that we needed so we thought we could give those guys a chance who haven't played a lot in the last few weeks. [On if he remembers the last time he came out at No. 7] It was my debut actually! Mukesh has been brilliant. Even in Tests we saw he can swing the new ball, has a bit of pace and quite consistent as well. So we want to see what he has to offer. Haven't seen him much so it was good to see what he can do with a white ball. The take away from this game was the bowling effort. Even with conditions favouring you you have to bowl well. And Kishan did well with the bat."

Shai Hope: "Let's just say we didn't play the way we needed to. On a challenging pitch, we need to find ways to score. I'm not making excuses but anyone watching cricket can see what's happening here. But we have to find ways to score. [Seales] He is a quality player. Worth investing in. Going from strength to strength. We knew an early start here would be difficult and the Indian bowlers did well on this surface, but again we didn't bat very well."

Kuldeep Yadav is the player of the match. Here's what he has to say: "[On India's bowling performance] Perfect. Started off with the fast bowlers. Mukesh, making his debut. Shardul and Hardik got wickets too. Me and Jadeja, we were great. Just following the routine and rhythm and it's been amazing in the last one year. Focusing on the length is more important than getting wickets. People say it's a seaming paradis and I was happy that [spinners] got seven wickets from our side and some from their side as well. It was spinning a bit and there was bounce as well. It's always good to have competition, but me and Chahal don't think about the competition and just work with each other. When you have seniors like Chahal to help you it gives you a lot of confidence. We have been playing together for five or six years so he has really helped. There's no competition, we just give each other great company."


Anjan: "WI bowled really well, especially Motie. In the next game, if the pitch is the same, they just need to bat first and back themselves to get 200." Yes, they definitely would have had good shout if they had stitched maybe one or two more handy partnerships. The pitch had a lot for the spinners and Motie and Cariah both were looking in good rhythm and hitting the right areas.

1.45pmComprehensive win for India. They let Rohit and Virat rest for the most part, letting everyone else have a go. Rohit did have to come out, as West Indies' spinners found good purchase and bowled well. But the total was too low for India to be troubled. The performance from Cariah and Motie are probably the only positives for West Indies. For India, Kishan did well with the bat, but it was still at the top of the order so his middle order credentials could still come under questions, but he won't care about all that for now, having added a fine half-century to his resume. Jadeja and Kuldeep were just unplayable once they got going. Mukesh Kumar also got a wicket on ODI debut, so plenty to celebrate for the visitors.

22.5
4
Motie to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

And Rohit finishes things off in style! Gets down and sweeps it away through midwicket as India complete the chase in almost the same time they took to bowl West Indies out

22.4
Motie to Rohit Sharma, no run

Beauty! Turn and bounce as Rohit prods forward in defence and is beaten on the outside edge. Motie hitting that right lentgh

22.3
Motie to Rohit Sharma, no run

Fuller on off, Rohit eases it out to short cover

22.2
Motie to Rohit Sharma, no run

Turns this length ball to midwicket. Wanted the single to finish things but they decide against it

22.1
Motie to Rohit Sharma, no run

Rohit goes back and slaps this length ball hard, but straight to cover

end of over 224 runs
IND: 114/5CRR: 5.18 RRR: 0.03 • Need 1 from 28 overs
Ravindra Jadeja16 (21b 1x4)
Rohit Sharma8 (14b 1x4)
Yannic Cariah 5-0-35-1
Gudakesh Motie 6-0-22-2
21.6
Cariah to Jadeja, no run

On a length on off, Jadeja defends. So we will have at least another over

21.5
Cariah to Jadeja, no run

Quick and full outside off and going across him, Jadeja defends

21.4
4
Cariah to Jadeja, FOUR runs

Short and wide, Jadeja rocks back and cuts it in front of point. Beats the man in the deep running to his left and scores are level

21.3
Cariah to Jadeja, no run

Full delivery on off, Jadeja turns it to midwicket

21.2
Cariah to Jadeja, no run

On a length on off, he defends towards cover point

Julius: "India main opener and middle order batsman are out , what can lower order batsman like Rohit and Virat can do!"

21.1
Cariah to Jadeja, no run

On a length on off, spinning in and Jadeja firmly blocks it back to the bowler

Just five more runs needed for India. And five wickets needed for West Indies

end of over 213 runs
IND: 110/5CRR: 5.23 RRR: 0.17 • Need 5 from 29 overs
Rohit Sharma8 (14b 1x4)
Ravindra Jadeja12 (15b)
Gudakesh Motie 6-0-22-2
Yannic Cariah 4-0-31-1
20.6
Motie to Rohit Sharma, no run

Rohit gets on the back foot and punches this length ball to backward point

20.5
1
Motie to Jadeja, 1 run

Driven to sweeper cover

Rakesh Prattipa: "West Indies thinking what if we scored another 60-70 runs ?" India would have probably approached the chase differently

20.4
1
Motie to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

Full on leg, he eases it through midwicket for a single

20.3
Motie to Rohit Sharma, no run

Rohit dances down the track to smother this delivery tossed up on middle and off

20.2
Motie to Rohit Sharma, no run

Full outside off, Rohit leaves it alone as it spins away

20.1
1
Motie to Jadeja, 1 run

Tossed up full on off, clipped through to long-on

end of over 207 runs
IND: 107/5CRR: 5.35 RRR: 0.26 • Need 8 from 30 overs
Rohit Sharma7 (10b 1x4)
Ravindra Jadeja10 (13b)
Yannic Cariah 4-0-31-1
Gudakesh Motie 5-0-19-2
19.6
4
Cariah to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

Rohit brings out the reverse-sweep! Full on middle and he gets it past short third for his first boundary

19.5
Cariah to Rohit Sharma, no run

Gives this full delivery some air, it pitches on middle and off and spins away sharply as Rohit presses forward to block. Beauty

Amal: "Another wicket and you have Kohli coming out at no.8. Has he ever batted at that position?" No, our resident stat-man Sampath informs me that he has never batted below No. 7 in his professional career!

19.4
1
Cariah to Jadeja, 1 run

Full on leg, he presses forward and turns it square on the leg-side

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Ishan Kishan
52 runs (46)
7 fours1 six
Productive shot
slog shot
8 runs
0 four1 six
Control
93%
SD Hope
43 runs (45)
4 fours1 six
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
3 fours0 six
Control
73%
Best performances - bowlers
Kuldeep Yadav
O
3
M
2
R
6
W
4
ECO
2
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
1W
RA Jadeja
O
6
M
0
R
37
W
3
ECO
6.16
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossIndia, elected to field first
Series
Season2023
Player Of The Match
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4622
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days27 July 2023 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Umpires
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Match Referee
Language
English
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