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CPL 2020: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (Match Report) – All-Rounder Sunil Narine Helps Trinbago Knight Riders To Claim Victory In Tournament Opener

CPL 2020 started on Tuesday (18th August) morning with the match between Trinbago Knight Riders and the last season’s runners-up Guyana Amazon Warriors. Sunil Narine’s all-round performances helped Knight Riders to start the new CPL season with a victory.

After winning the toss in that delayed start due to the wet ground, Knight Riders captain Kieron Pollard decided to field first in that 17-overs per side game. The 18-year-old Knight Riders’ right-arm medium pacer Jayden Seales made his T20 debut during the CPL 2020 opener. Amazon Warriors scored 144/5 (17 overs) in the first innings while Knight Riders chased down that target in 16.4 overs after losing six wickets (147/6).

Match Report

Trinbago Knight Riders innings: Sunil Narine scored a 27-ball fifty

Chasing down the target, though the Knight Riders opener Lendl Simmons and the no.3-batsman Colin Munro both lost their wickets on 17 runs, another opener Sunil Narine started his innings incredibly. Narine completed his fifty in 27 balls and lost his wicket during facing the next delivery but only after his team reached the three-figure score. The Proteas leg-spinner Imran Tahir dismissed Narine on 50 runs off 28 balls (2 fours and 4 sixes).

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Then, after the 22-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Darren Bravo and captain Kieron Pollard, Tahir took the wicket of Pollard (10) in his last over of the match.

In the next over, wicket-keeper Tim Seifert (2) lost his wicket as Keemo Paul scalped that wicket.

In the final over, when the Bravo brothers were batting, Knight Riders were five runs away from the victory. The set batsman Darren Bravo (30) lost his wicket on the third ball as Knight Riders then required three runs off the last three balls.

A wide and then a four from Dwayne Bravo was enough for the Knight Riders to win that match by four wickets with two balls to spare.

Imran Tahir (2/40) and Naveen-ul-Haq (2/21) managed to pick up two wickets each in that innings.

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Guyana Amazon Warriors innings: Shimron Hetmyer played the knock of 63 not out off 44 balls

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On the third ball of this tournament, pacer Ali Khan dismissed the most run-scorer of the CPL 2019, Brandon King for a three-ball duck. Another Amazon Warriors opener Chandrapaul Hemraj (3) also lost his wicket cheaply as the off-spinner Sunil Narine pocketed that wicket in his first over (fourth over of that innings).

For the third wicket, Shimron Hetmyer and Ross Taylor set up the 50-run partnership. After scoring 33 runs off 21 balls, Taylor was bowled by Narine.

Then, Hetmyer built up the 38 runs partnership with the wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran for the fourth wicket. T20 debutant Jayden Seales enjoyed his first T20 wicket after breaking that partnership by dismissing Pooran (18).

However, on the next ball, Hetmyer completed his half-century in 38 balls after hitting a sixer to the T20 debutant. Just two balls later, Dwayne Bravo dismissed Sherfane Rutherford for a duck.

At the late moment, Hetmyer and Keemo Paul added 27 runs for the unbroken sixth-wicket partnership. Though that partnership had only one sixer and one four and that too in the last over, there was no dot ball in that partnership. Hetmyer remained not out on 63 runs off 44 balls (2 fours and 2 sixes).

In that first innings of the CPL 2020, only Sunil Narine managed to claim more than one wicket as he finished with the incredible bowling figures of 4-0-19-2.

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Delhi Capitals’ New Acquitance, Shimron Hetmyer Surprises His Girlfriend, Proposes Her On Christmas

The young batting sensation of the West Indies Cricket team, Shimron Hetmyer is on the seventh sky lately. The 22-years-old batsman has played a marvelous innings in the West Indies’ victorious first ODI in Chennai. He had scored off 139 runs from 106 balls with 11 fours and seven sixes. However, in all the other games (three T20Is and the rest two ODIs) Hetmyer could not replicate the same level of performance.

However, the Caribbean cricketer was released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ahead of the IPL 2020 auction. RCB previously bought him for INR 4.2 crore ahead of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. Hetmyer played his debut IPL match against the defenders Chennai Super Kings (CSK) where he went out for ducks. In a total of five matches, he could score only 90 runs for the Bangalore based franchise.

Hetmyer ends 2019 with another good news:

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After the not so good debut IPL season, there wasn’t much hope for the cricketer to be given another chance. Nevertheless, this auction turned out to be even better for the Caribbean youngster as he was purchased by the Delhi-based franchise for a whopping INR 7.75 Cr. DC, Rajasthan Royals (RR), and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were involved in a bidding war as soon as Hetmyer came into the limelight of the auction.

He became the second-most expensive Windies cricketer in this IPL auction after Sheldon Cottrell who was bought by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).

Hetmyer proposes his girlfriend Nirvani Umrao on Christmas:

In the meantime, Hetmyer’s girlfriend Nirvani Umrao posted a picture of her ring finger to reveal the two of them being engaged. The southpaw proposed his girlfriend Nirvani on Christmas eve for marriage, giving another big reason to celebrate.

Nirvani posted a picture of herself wearing a ring with a quote:

“My love asked me to marry him on Christmas Day and I said yes!!! I love you baby”

With a fine outing in India this month, where he scored a match-winning 85-ball century in the first ODI, a good deal with Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020 auction and now his engagement, Hetmyer had a beautiful end to 2019.

Here are the few pictures of the young couples:

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Complete Squad Of Delhi Capitals For IPL 2020

Delhi Capitals made a total of eight purchases in IPL 2020 auction. West Indies’ batsman Shimron Hetmyer was the biggest gainer in this side as he bagged a deal world Rs 7.75 Crore. The left-handed batsman had warmed up well for the auction by scoring a century in the first ODI against India on Sunday and went for a big amount after the franchises earlier waited for others to bid first.

Marcus Stoinis, sold for Rs 4.80 Crore, was the second-biggest gainer. He had gone unsold in the first round once but fetched big money when his name was up for the second time.

Alex Carey, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande and Lalit Yadav were the other players that DC signed during the auction.

They have also been bolstered with the arrival R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane – Ashwin left Kings XI Punjab while Rajasthan Royals traded Rahane.

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Shreyas Iyer has already been confirmed as the captain for the upcoming season and the youngster will hope to continue his success. Last year, Delhi Capitals brought an end to their seven-year drought and qualified for the Playoffs after seven seasons, under Iyer.

One of the five teams to have played the league right since its inception, Delhi are yet to win the IPL trophy. In fact, they haven’t played an IPL final even once. The team will hope to continue its form in the next season.

Likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rahane, Iyer, Ashwin, Jason Roy, Ishant Sharma and others make Delhi Capitals one of the strongest contenders to win IPL 2020.

Squad: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Chris Woakes, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey

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IPL 2020 Auction: Shimron Hetmyer Goes To Delhi Capitals For INR 7.75 Crores

West Indies’ combative southpaw batsman Shimron Hetmyer was roped in by Delhi Capitals for INR 7.75 Crores. The left-hander had set his base price at INR 50 lakhs and he was expected to get big in the auction after his impressive performance against the Indian team in the ongoing West Indies’ tour of India.

The left-hander scored 120 runs in the three T20I matches at an average of 40 and a blistering strike rate of 151.89. The southpaw also scored his maiden T20I fifty in the first match but his efforts went in vain as West Indies lost that game.

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Hetmyer is in sublime form.

Meanwhile, the 22-year old played a whirlwind knock of 139 runs off just 106 in the first ODI with the help of 11 fours and seven sixes to help his team go 1-0 up in the three-match ODI series.

The youngster batted at the top of his game and showed no mercy for the Indian bowlers. The runs could not have come at a better time for Hetmyer as this knock has helped Hetmyer in taking a big cheque back home.

Ergo, Hetmyer will look to make the most of his form and carry the same for Delhi Capitals. The left-hander had played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2019 but he could only manage 90 runs in the five matches he played. Thus, he would like to turn the tables in the upcoming season of the tournament.

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Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have also brought in the services of Alex Carey for INR 2.40 crores. Furthermore, they have roped in England all-rounder Chris Woakes for his base price of INR 1.5 crores.

Surprisingly, Delhi Capitals also went for Jason Roy despite having a glut of openers in their side. Capitals already have Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw in their side and thus Roy’s selection at his base price of INR 1.50 crores was a bolt from the blue.

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India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI – Visakhapatnam – Match Prediction

The West Indies had shocked the Indian team in the first ODI as they won convincingly by eight wickets. Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope scored fine centuries to help their side take a 1-0 lead in the series. Hetmyer was at his absolute best as he scored a blistering knock of 139 runs from 106 balls with the help of 11 fours and seven sixes.

Furthermore, Shai Hope played the anchor’s role in the run-chase. Hope was able to hold the one end up and scored a fine knock of 102 from 151 balls. Hetmyer and Hope added 218 runs for the second wicket alliance.

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It will be a do or die match for India.

The Indian bowlers had an off day and they would like to pull up their socks in a do or die match. Consequently, India will like to strengthen their bowling unit as they might look to bring in Yuzvendra Chahal.

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli had a rare off day in the first match. However, there were some positives as out-of-form Rishabh Pant was able to roar back into form. The southpaw batsman got off to a cautious start when India was looking to rebuild the innings. Subsequently, he changed gears to score 71 runs from 69 balls.

On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer has grabbed his opportunity while batting at number four as he scored 70 runs. However, India’s lower order could not add the finishing touches. The hosts scored only 70 runs in the final ten overs and thus could not finish on a high.

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Meanwhile, Sheldon Cottrell was right on the money with his bowling. The southpaw pacer scalped two wickets and bowled three maidens. The visitors were brilliant with the ball in the first 10 overs as they took three early wickets to push the hosts on the backfoot.

Consequently, India will like to come up with a better performance in a do-or-die clash.

Match Prediction: West Indies will have the momentum on their side after convincingly winning the first match. Hence, India will look to pull up their socks to make a comeback in the series. Despite the loss in the opener, India should once again start as favorites.

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Brian Lara: I Think Shai Hope Is The Best Option For All Formats

After having a victorious end to the first ODI, West Indies was praised for putting up a stunning game against the hosts India. Once again the victorious Men in Blue were swept off of their feet by the visitors in the limited-overs game on Sunday (15th December) at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer were the highlights of the game.

Talking about Shai Hope, Brian Lara believes that Hope is the best option for West Indies in all formats of cricket.

After the disappointing third T20I match, the Caribbean had put up a great show in Chennai. Opting to bowl first, the Windies bowlers took out the top three batsmen of India within 19 overs. The first two wickets of the host team were taken down by Sheldon Cottrell during the seventh over of the match.

However, Rishabh Pant, who scored his maiden ODI fifty, and Shreyas Iyer were able to take India past 190 runs before Kieron Pollard took away Pant’s wicket. West Indies limited India for 287 runs at the loss of eight wickets in fifty overs.

Brian Lara thinks Shai Hope is the best option for WI

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Nevertheless, it was just another game of highly disappointing bowling and fielding by Virat Kohli & Co. Coming down to chase the target score of 288 runs, the Windies opener Shai Hope dug his feet in the ground and remained unbeaten throughout the game.

Although Shimron Hetmyer was the highlight of the game, Hope stuck on the crease till the very end of the game. Hetmyer illuminated Windies’ game by striking a stunning knock of 139 runs off of 106 balls that was studded with 11 fours and seven sixes. However, Hope took his time on the crease and scored an unbeaten 102 runs with seven fours and a six.

Amidst of Hetmyer’s lightening performance, the cricketing legend of West Indies, Brian Lara found Hope’s batting up to the mark. Hope performed exceptionally under the high pressure of the starting overs of the game and stayed on the crease to take his team across the winning line.

“Presently, I think Shai Hope is the best option we have in terms of a batsman who can play all formats. He is not a bad attacking player, pretty much a decent Test player. He will stand out. Nicholas Pooran, Hetmyer and even Brandon King the new find, these are guys that you can mold,” Brian Lara said.

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I think that they will mature a little bit later than others. Some guys like Sachin Tendulkar — at 16 he was already a mature cricketer — or Carl Hooper matured very early. There is nothing wrong with maturing later in life,” he further added while speaking to IANS on the sidelines of an event for Usha International.

Nevertheless, the West Indies have a squad full of talented cricketers. After winning the first match of the ODI series, the visitors will now be looking forward to not let India win the second game on 18th December. The second game will be played in Vishakhapatnam and the third ODI will be played on 22nd December at Barabati Stadium.

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India Vs Windies 2019/20: First ODI – Statistical Highlights

On Sunday (15th December), the hosts India and the visiting side Windies played the first ODI of the three-match ODI series at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai) that the visitors won by eight wickets and have taken the 1-0 lead in this series.

After losing the toss, the hosts managed to score the first innings total of 287/8 (50 overs). The visitors reached the target in 47.5 overs after losing only two batsmen.

Brief Scores: India – 287/8 in 50 overs (Rishabh Pant 71, Shreyas Iyer 70; Keemo Paul 2/40)

Windies – 291/2 in 47.5 overs (Shimron Hetmyer 139, Shai Hope 102*; Deepak Chahar 1/48)

Result – Windies won by eight wickets

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

(Teams’ stats)

Windies

i) In the second innings, the visiting side Windies successfully chased down the target of 288 runs.

  • It was the third-highest successful ODI chase for the Caribbean side against India. Their top two records in this list are successfully chasing 291 runs (291/5 at Vadodara on 18th November 2002) and 289 runs (289/8 at Visakhapatnam on 24th November 2013). 

 

(Players’ stats)

India

Rishabh Pant

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i) Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant scored 71 runs.

  • It was the second-best ODI knock by an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman against Windies at home. Rahul Dravid is holding the record in this list with 109 not out at Ahmedabad on 15th November 2002.  

 

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i) Wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope scored his fifth ODI century on the Asian soil.

  • Among the non-Asian wicketkeeper-batsmen, it is the most number of ODI centuries on the Asian soil. South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock is in the next position in this list with four ODI centuries in Asia.

 

Shimron Hetmyer

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i) The left-handed batsman Shimron Hetmyer hit seven sixes.

  • It is the joint-most sixes in an ODI innings for a Windies left-handed batsman against India. Once again Shimron Hetmyer hit the same number of sixes (seven) at Visakhapatnam on 24th October 2018. 

ii) Shimron Hetmyer scored 139 runs.

  • It was the second-highest individual ODI score by a Windies batsman against India in the second innings of a match. The record-holder is Shivnarine Chanderpaul who scored 149* at Nagpur on 21st January 2007. 

 

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i) For the second wicket, Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer put the 218 runs partnership.

  • It is the record partnership for Windies in the second innings of an ODI match. The previous record was 200* opening partnership between Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Stuart Williams at Bridgetown on 3rd May 1997. 
  • It was Windies’ second-highest ODI partnership for any wicket against India. The record is the second-wicket partnership of 221 runs between Gordon Greenidge and Sir Viv Richards at Jamshedpur on 7th December 1983.
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Virat Kohli Happy With Performances Of Shreyas Iyer And Rishabh Pant; Can’t Accept Ravindra Jadeja’s Dismissal

Though the hosts India suffered an eight-wicket defeat against Windies in the series-opener of the three-match ODI series, Indian captain Virat Kohli is happy on Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant‘s batting performances.

On Sunday (15th December), India and Windies played the first ODI at Chennai that Windies won by eight wickets with 13 balls remaining and also have taken the lead of 1-0 with two to go. While the hosts scored 287/8 in the first innings after losing the toss, the visitors chased down that target successfully in 47.5 overs after losing two wickets.

Indian opener KL Rahul (6) and the captain Virat Kohli (4) lost their wickets at very early. After getting settle down, the other opener Rohit Sharma was dismissed on 36 runs. Struggling on 80/3, Indian innings were impressively handled by Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. While Iyer-Pant put the 114 runs partnership for the fourth wicket, Iyer scored 70 runs, and the wicketkeeper-batsman Pant scored 71 runs. Their batting helped India to set a challenging target for the visiting side.

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Virat Kohli feels that it is very good signs for them how Iyer and Pant handled the pressure situation and guided to the challenging first innings total.

Kohli said in the post-match presentation ceremony, “Very good signs for us with the performances of Iyer and Pant. Myself and Rohit not clicking today gave a good opportunity for the younsters to stitch together a partnership.”

At late of that Indian innings, Kedar Jadhav (40) and Ravindra Jadeja (21) also played crucial knocks.

I don’t think pitch changed drastically, Windies batted brilliantly – Virat Kohli

Chasing down that target, opener Sunil Ambris (9) lost his wicket at a very early stage. But the opening wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope and the no.3 batsman Shimron Hetmyer handled that early situation properly, and they built up a strong partnership that carried the team to the easy victory. While Hope-Hetmyer had the 218 runs partnership for the second wicket, both of them scored centuries in that innings. At one side, Hope was in patience and remained not out on 102 off 151 balls (7 fours and only six), Hetmyer was furious on the other side and smashed 139 runs 106 balls (11 fours and 7 sixes).

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Virat Kohli doesn’t feel any drastic changes in the character of that pitch during second innings, rather than believes that the visitors batted brilliantly on that evening. Kohli also praised his IPL 2019 teammate (Royal Challengers Bangalore – RCB) Hetmyer for his outstanding knock.

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Kohli added, “You try to go in with as many options as you can. We thought six bowling options would be enough. I don’t think pitch changed drastically, they batted brilliantly. The spinners were getting help but they put pressure on our spinners brilliantly. Hetmyer’s innings was outstanding.”

The people sitting outside the field shouldn’t dictate what happens on the field

Ravindra Jadeja’s run-out created a big confusion in the Indian dressing room. On 47.4 overs of Indian innings, Roston Chase managed a direct hit to the non-striker end. While there was no appeal from the Caribbean side, the on-field umpires initially didn’t go for the third umpire assistance.

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But after a few moments later, when the visitors realised that run-out, they went for an appeal. The on-field umpire accepted that appeal and signalled to the third umpire. While the replay showed that Jadeja was just short of the crease, the third umpire gave it out. However, the Indian captain Virat Kohli was unhappy with that decision, and he showed it immediately on the side-line.

After that match, Kohli gave his view on that controversial dismissal where he was still unacceptable mood. He feels that they could add some more runs if that controversial dismissal wasn’t given which could ultimately change the situation of that match.

Kohli added, “We would have got 15-20 runs more had something not happended out there. The fielder asked about the run-out and the umpire said not-out. This dismissals end there. The people sitting outside cannot tell the fielder and they can’t ask the umpire about reviewing the run out. I have never seen this in cricket. I don’t know where the rules are. The referee and the umpire has to take the up and decide. The people sitting outside the field shouldn’t dictate what happens on the field and that’s exactly what happened there.”

India and Windies will play the second ODI of this series on Wednesday (18th December) at Visakhapatnam.

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IPL 2020 Auction: 3 Impressive West Indies Players From India T20Is Who Can Get Big Bids

The West Indies players are known to be the heart and beat of the T20 format. The Windies players have a love affair with the shortest format of the game and their performances are noteworthy in the T20 fold. The Carribean players have often shown that they have the skills to turn the match on its head and there have many vindications of the same.

There were some impressive performances from the West Indies players in the recently concluded three-match T20I series against India. The hosts were expected to be favorites but the visitors showed that they are not a pushover side in their preferred format of the game.

With the IPL auction just around the corner, it was a perfect opportunity for the Windies players to showcase their skills against India and grab a hefty cheque in the auction, which will take place in Kolkata.

On that note, we take a look at three impressive West Indies players in the India T20Is who can get huge bids:

3. Shimron Hetmyer

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Royal Challengers Bangalore’s think tank must be scratching their heads that why did they decide to release Shimron Hetmyer. The left-hander scored 120 runs in the three T20I matches at an average of 40 and a blistering strike rate of 151.89. The southpaw also scored his maiden T20I fifty in the first match but his efforts went in vain as West Indies lost that game.

Meanwhile, the 22-year old played a whirlwind knock of 139 runs off just 106 in the first ODI with the help of 11 fours and seven sixes to help his team go 1-0 up in the three-match ODI series. The youngster batted at the top of his game and showed no mercy for the Indian bowlers. The runs could not have come at a better time for Hetmyer as this knock might be more than enough to start a bidding war between all the eight IPL teams.

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India Vs Windies 2019/20: First ODI – Twin Centuries Guide Windies To Easy Series-Leading Victory

The visiting side Windies have taken the 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against the hosts India after winning the opening game of the series on Sunday (15th December) night at Chennai.

After winning the toss, the visiting captain Kieron Pollard decided to field first. Struggling from the beginning, the hosts managed the first innings total of 287/8 (50 overs). In reply, Windies chased down that target in 47.5 overs after losing two wickets.

Windies opener Shai Hope and no.3 batsman Shimron Hetmyer scored centuries

Though the opener Sunil Ambris (9) lost his wicket cheaply, another opener Shai Hope and the no.3 batsman Shimron Hetmyer handled that situation very well. Both were very solid – while Hetmyer was furious, Hope showed his familiar control batting. For the second wicket, Hope-Hetmyer put the 218 runs partnership.

Shimron Hetmyer scored 85 balls century and smashed 139 runs off just 106 balls (11 fours and 7 sixes). Though Hetmyer was dismissed in 39th over of that innings, Hope smoothly guided Windies to the comfortable victory along with Nicholas Pooran. Hope-Pooran set up the 62 runs partnership for the unbroken third wicket.

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Wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope completed his century in 149 balls. The right-handed batsman remained not out on 102 runs off 151 balls (7 fours and only six). Meanwhile, Pooran scored 29 not out off 23 balls (4 fours).

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Among the Indian bowlers, only Deepak Chahar (1/48) and Mohammed Shami (1/57) managed to pick up a wicket.

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Indian middle-order batsmen played well

Indian opener KL Rahul (6) and the skipper Virat Kohli (4) lost their wickets cheaply as the hosts were struggling on 25/2.

Another opener Rohit Sharma handled that initial situation very well along with Shreyas Iyer. After their 55 runs partnership, Rohit was dismissed on 36 runs. Then Shreyas Iyer and the wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant provided a good partnership for the fourth wicket which was 114 runs. Both those batsmen batted very well while Pant finally impressed with his bat after a long time.

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After Iyer was dismissed on 70 runs off 88 balls (5 fours and only six), Pant soon lost his wicket on 71 runs off 69 balls (7 fours and only six).

Then Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja put the 59 runs partnership for the sixth wicket at late of that innings. While Jadhav’s bat added 40 off 35 balls (3 fours and only six), Jadeja scored 21 runs.

Among the Windies bowlers, Sheldon Cottrell (2/46), Keemo Paul (2/40) and Alzarri Joseph (2/45) all scalped two wickets each.

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While Windies are now leading this series by 1-0, India and Windies will play the second ODI of this series at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday (18th December).

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