India vs West Indies 1st ODI: India beat West Indies by 8 Wickets

India vs West Indies 1st ODI: India beat West Indies by 8 Wickets

India vs West Indies 1st ODI: India beat West Indies by 8 Wickets

India has won the match and took a 1-0 lead in the series. Skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma struck centuries as India made mince meat of a target of 323. India won the toss and elected to field first.

West Windies made a great start, posting 322 but Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were too good tonight. We will still see you again for the second ODI at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

An absolutely ruthless Rohit Sharma cruise past his 150 runs in 117 balls. Earlier Skipper Kohli smashed the Caribbeans from the first ball he faced chasing a target of 323 runs.

 

India chased down the target of 3232 with 8 wickets and 47 balls to spare. They take a 1-0 lead in the five match ODI series. V. Kohli also deaprted after making a big total.

Both shared a colossal 246 run stand with Rohit which took the game away from the visitor completely. Rohit Sharma end the innings with 152.

Man of the Match skipper Virat Kohli, sayd he feels good as they won quite convincingly. Thinks Windies put a good score but nothing is too difficult when Rohit is batting at the other end.

He chuckle and says, it rarely happens when Rohit plays second fiddle, but once in a while it happens as he was feeling pretty good tonight. Adds that when he got out, Rohit took over and went on the offensive. Continues saying he only has a few years left in his career, so he wants to give the game his all and do the best he can. on his seamers, reckons that the pitch was a good one to bat so he does not want to be too harsh on the bowlers.

 

After lost the toss, Windies had good start and scored 322-8 wickets in 50 overs. Shimron Hetmyer scored century 106 runs off 78 balls. and Kieran Powell scored 51 runs.

Y Chahal looks good with bowl , he just gave 41 runs in 10 overs and took 3 wickets. in the second innings, India had lost first wicket early 10-1 (1.6) however Skipper V Kohli and Rohit Sharma were a good partnership , and Skipper V Kohli out at 140 runs.

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