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1st ODI (D/N), Guwahati, Oct 21 2018, West Indies tour of India
(42.1/50 ov, target 323)326/2
India won by 8 wickets (with 47 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Sidharth Monga

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli chase down 323 with ridiculous ease

Shimron Hetmyer scored a brilliant 106, but too many batsmen threw away their wickets, leaving West Indies about 40 runs short of a testing total on a flat pitch

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
West Indies322/8(50 overs)
India326/2(42.1 overs)
Rohit Sharma*152 (117)
Virat Kohli140 (107)

9.05pm Aaand, that's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. On behalf of Sid Monga, Varun Shetty (in Guwahati) and Deivarayan Muthu, this is Sreshth Shah signing off. Remember you can hop over to the exciting Zimbabwe v Bangladesh game happening in Mirpur. See you soon for the second ODI in a couple of days.

Akash: "This is not right. Rohit should have been the man of the match. On what grounds were Virat chosen? At the end if you see, Rohit finished the match with strike rate same as Virat. He scored 150+. If someone scored 90 and someone 100, who would you give MoM trophy to?"

8.56pm We're moments away from the presentation. And here's Sanjay Manjrekar to kick things off.

Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match. Here's what the winning captain has to say: "Feels pretty good. A convincing win. I thought West Indies were really good with the bat. And 320+ totals are always tricky. But we knew it's all about one partnership. And life isn't difficult when Rohit is at the other end. Happens very rarely when Rohit plays second fiddle. Among the top three, I've preferred the anchor role, but today I felt good and I communicated with Rohit that he should play the anchor role. And when I got out, he took over and Rayudu played the anchor. And I've always enjoyed batting with him. It's our fifth [sixth] double-hundred partnership. I have a few years left to enjoy the sport. Playing for the country is a matter of pride, so you can't take any game lightly. And I like being honest to the sport you love. You're playing for India, not everyone gets to do that, so that needs to be respected. When a side like West Indies bat like that, it's hard to contain them. Wickets did come, but they were going hard at us. So won't blame the bowlers too much, you saw the pitch was good, we chased it down in 42 overs."

Malli: "If Kohli is MoM today then Gauti should be MoM in World cup final 2011. I was eagerly waiting who will be awarded MoM today"

Jason Holder, the losing captain: "Extremely pleased with the batting. Credit to Hetmyer, always good to see a youngster do well. Pretty much everyone chipped in. I thought it was a decent effort with the bat, but life was difficult for our spinners under the light. I would agree we were 25-30 short. I felt we were par, and then we got Dhawan's early wicket, but credit to Kohli and then Rohit. In hindsight, we needed a few partnership breakers. Hetmyer is exciting, and was happy for him after the Test series. The character showed. If he batted 5-6 more overs, we would've got 350."

Abhijato: "It has been an absolute treat tonight. Both of them have played many blinders, but today was on absolutely another level. The pitch was flat, yes, but after a long time we saw their true mastery of cricketing shots. I can admire this partnership's highlights again and again. What players!"

Amit.D: "Right on, Midhun, right on. Can never forget that year (1999). Both were the only 300+ partnerships in ODIs for years! Probably a decade. "

Agney: "Hitman just one big hit away to equal master's tally of 195 sixes. Whatta clean striker of the cricket ball!!!"

Mihit Naik: "In a match where both teams scored over 300 and all the bowlers went over 5.6 rpo Chahal should be an obvious MOM"

Midhun: "I remember the other two times when two batsmen scored over 140 for India. When Sachin scored 186 with dravid (153 I think) and when Ganguly scored 183 again with Dravid(145?). Those days!"

Samrat Ahuja: "Who will be the man of match now? To avoid any controversies, they shall give it to Chahal i guess!!"

Sree: "Rayudu's strike rate is also artificially deflated. He has been asked to shepherd a lot of chases with low required run rate. His approach has been to cut risk and get the job done. "

Siddiq : "If India batted first, Rohit would have had a chance to hit his next double ton. Still 8 more overs to spare."

8.43pm Only the third instance that two Indians have scored 140+ in an ODI as Holder and Rohit shakes hands. Utter domination with the bat as Rohit and Kohli hit 36 fours and 10 sixes. Guwahati's new ground witnesses an India win in their first ever ODI. The Windies look despondent as they walk out of the ground. Only Jason Holder (5.62) finishes with an economy of less than six among the visitors. As for the Indian bowling, Chahal's three-wicket haul was impressive, and honestly, so was Jadeja's bowling despite going for over six per over. Stick around, we'll have the presentation in a moment.

Yuzvendra Chahal: "On this wicket, you need to vary your pace. Because when ball is old, it grips. If the batsman is tall, then you need to vary. Plus, they were looking for sixes only when I was bowling, so I bowled differently. They are very strong guys so we can't bowl full too often. The way Rohit and Kohli batted, it was enjoyable from the stands.

42.1
6
Hemraj to Rohit Sharma, SIX runs

Rohit finishes with 152! Finishes the game in style. Full outside off, and he lifts this right over Bishoo and long off. India win by eight wickets and with 47 balls to spare

Can Rohit go past 150? India need 3 to win.

end of over 4214 runs
INDIA: 320/2CRR: 7.61 RRR: 0.38 • Need 3 from 48b
Rohit Sharma146 (116)
Ambati Rayudu22 (26)
Oshane Thomas9-0-83-1
Chandrapaul Hemraj1-0-3-0
41.6
1
Thomas to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

good length outside off, and he smothers a mistimed cut to cover point for a single.

Pushkaraj: "More than Rayudu's average I'm bit worried abt his strike rate.~74 doesn't give the confidence in big chases especially when you get such blistering starts from your top 3 don't want the chase to get stuck and increase the pressure. Mind you he is absolutely a good player! "

41.5
4
Thomas to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

full toss on middle, and Rohit backs away, and then punches a shot right over mid off! India need four to win now.

41.4
4
Thomas to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

toying with Oshane now! Low full toss on off stump, but Rohit shuffles across - exposing all three stumps - and then plays a Marillieresque shot past short fine leg

41.3
4
Thomas to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

full toss on middle stump, and Rohit sees the cherry like a watermelon! Swings across the line, and muscles a pull towards the long-on boundary

41.2
Thomas to Rohit Sharma, no run

excellent yorker but Rohit wedges it onto his boots and survives! Lands right near his toes on off stump

Dhaval Shah : "All the middle-order woes people, don't worry. Our middle-order will get enough exposure in Australia and New Zealand which will be a good practice before the big one."

41.1
1
Thomas to Rayudu, 1 run

full just outside off, and driven with the angled bat through the infield

end of over 413 runs
INDIA: 306/2CRR: 7.46 RRR: 1.89 • Need 17 from 54b
Ambati Rayudu21 (25)
Rohit Sharma133 (111)
Chandrapaul Hemraj1-0-3-0
Oshane Thomas8-0-69-1
40.6
1
Hemraj to Rayudu, 1 run

just short of a good length and outside off, Rayudu leans back and taps it through the covers for one

40.5
1
Hemraj to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

much slower and outside off, Rohit powers a single down to long-off

40.4
Hemraj to Rohit Sharma, no run

good length on off, tapped away to the covers

40.3
1
Hemraj to Rayudu, 1 run

darted short and outside off, Rayudu punches the ball through the line and gets across to the other end

40.2
Hemraj to Rayudu, no run

keeps it short and outside off, hit to point again

40.1
Hemraj to Rayudu, no run

short, outside off, Rayudu reaches out and chops to point

Hemraj to bowl on debut. He bowls left-arm darts

end of over 409 runs
INDIA: 303/2CRR: 7.57 RRR: 2.00 • Need 20 from 60b
Ambati Rayudu19 (21)
Rohit Sharma132 (109)
Oshane Thomas8-0-69-1
Devendra Bishoo10-0-72-1
39.6
1
Thomas to Rayudu, 1 run

full-toss on middle, Rayudu opts to hang back and dinks it away to square leg

39.5
6
Thomas to Rayudu, SIX runs

Rayudu twinkles down the track. Manufactures his own length - a half-volley. Meets the pitch of the ball and disdainfully carts it over Thomas' head. Huuuuuge six. India surge past 300

39.4
Thomas to Rayudu, no run

full and holds its line outside off, 137ks, Rayudu simply ushers the ball through to the keeper

39.4
1w
Thomas to Rayudu, 1 wide

bouncer down leg, wide, re-set the radar, Oshane

39.3
Thomas to Rayudu, no run

back of a length and kicks up outside off, the extra bounce beats Rayudu

39.2
1
Thomas to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

full and slanting into the pads as Rohit works a single wide of midwicket

39.1
Thomas to Rohit Sharma, no run

full and aiming for off, Rohit pushes it back to Thomas

Best performances - batters
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
152 runs (117)
15 fours
8 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
pull
43 runs
3 fours
4 sixes
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Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli
140 runs (107)
21 fours
2 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
flick
57 runs
6 fours
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Yuzvendra Chahal portrait
YS Chahal
O
10
M
0
R
41
W
3
ECO
4.09
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Ravindra Jadeja portrait
RA Jadeja
O
10
M
0
R
66
W
2
ECO
6.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of India
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
Series resultIndia led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4056
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days21 October 2018 - daynight(50-over match)
ODI debut
Chandrapaul Hemraj
Chandrapaul Hemraj
Oshane Thomas
Oshane Thomas
Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant
Umpires
India Image
Nitin Menon
Australia Image
Paul Wilson
TV Umpire
England Image
Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Nandan
Match Referee
England Image
Chris Broad