With India and West Indies ready to face each other in WACA, Perth, tomorrow in an important World Cup clash, we relive these two teams’ five epic clashes from the past. They have played 115 One day International matches out of which India has won 52 and West Indies has won 61 matches.
Here we look at the top 5 best India vs West Indies matches.
- India vs West(Indore, 2011)
This was the best match from the point of view India. It was played on 8th December 2011. In this match Virender Sehwag just tore the West Indies bowling into pieces. He scored 219 runs and became the second Indian to score a double ton in One day Internationals. His score of 219 made sure that India reach a huge score of 418 and bowled out West Indies for 265. India won the match by 153 runs.
- India vs West (Lords, 1983 finals)
This is most memorable match for India. In the 1983 World Cup the Indian team performed brilliantly and played some excellent cricket in the tournament. Nobody expected India to win the World Cup 1983. West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl. India were bowled out for 183. Indian bowlers were brilliant and bowled West Indies for 140. India won the match by 43 runs which changed the fortune of Indian cricket forever.
- India vs West Indies(Ahmadabad, 2002)
It was another exciting match between these two sides. This match was played on the 15 Novemember 2002. In this match India won the toss and elected to field. West Indies was brilliant with bat scoring 324 for 4 in 50 over are with Gayle scoring 140 and Ramnaresh Sarwan 99. While Chasing India played some excellent cricket as Rahul Dravid scored unbeaten 109 and Sanjay Bangar scoring 57 runs as India won the match by 5 wickets.
- India vs West Indies(Cuttack, 2011)
It was a nail biting finish in this match. This match was played on 29th December 2011. India won the toss and elected to field. The Indian bowler did a fine job of restricting West Indies to modest total of 210 for 9 in 50 over’s. While Chasing India were struggling at one moment but the last pair of Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav snatched the victory and won the match by 1 wicket with 7 balls to spare.
- India vs West Indies(Sabina Park, Jamaica, 2013)
It was another thriller between these countries. This match was played on the 30 June 2013. This was a match in the tri series tournament with Sri Lanka as the third team. West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl. West Indies were brilliant on the field restricting India to a modest total of 229. While Chasing West Indies batting was contributed by Charles who scored 97. West Indies won the match by 1 wicket with 14 balls to spare.
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