IND vs WI: India has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against West Indies after beating them by 6 wickets on Sunday. Rohit Sharma, playing his first ODI as full-time captain, won the toss and opted to ball first. Mohammad Siraj sent Shai Hope back to the hut in just the third over of the innings. However, India could not pick more wickets in the first 10 overs.
However, the arrival of Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sunar turned the fortunes in a short interval of time. Sundar picked wickets of Brandon King and DM Bravo, while Chahal accounted for the wickets of Shamarh Brooks, Pooran, and Kieron Pollard to leave West Indies in all sorts of trouble at 79 for 7 in 21.5 overs.
West Indies looked to get all out under 100 runs. But Jason Holder then stitched a promising partnership with Fabien Allen to lead West Indies recovery. The duo added 78 runs for the eighth wicket and took the team beyond the 150-run mark. Washinton Sundar, finally, broke the partnership in the 38th over, sending Fabien Allen (29 off 43) back to the hut. Chahal then picked the wicket of Holder (57 off 71), helping the team bundle out West Indies for 176 runs in the first innings.
Chahal starred with the ball, picking 4 wickets for 49 runs in 9.5 overs, while Washington Sundar claimed 3 for 30 in 9 overs. Prasidh accounted for the wickets of 2 for 29 runs in 10 overs. In pursuit of the score, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan put on an 84-run stand for the opening wicket. Rohit Sharma got out in the 14th over after scoring a well-made 60 off 51 deliveries. West Indies reignited some hope after picking wickets at regular intervals. Ishan Kishan (28 off 36), Virat Kohli (8), and Rishabh Pant (11) all got out without making a significant contribution.
However, Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Hooda guided the team home with an unbeaten 62-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Hooda remained unbeaten on 34 (36) and 26 (32), respectively.
IND vs WI 1st ODI Brief Scores: India 178 for 4 (Rohit 60, Suryakumar 34, Joseph 2-45) beat West Indies 176 (Holder 57, Chahal 4-49, Washington 3-30) by six wickets