IND Vs WI 1st ODI Highlights 2023: The first match of the three-match ODI series between India and West Indies was at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. After winning the Test series, Team India got off to a winning start in ODIs as well. At the same time, West Indies tried to make a new start after being out of the ODI World Cup. India won the toss and decided to bowl first. Mukesh Kumar made his ODI debut for India.
India won the toss – IND Vs WI 1st ODI Highlights 2023
India won the toss and decided to bowl first. During the toss, Indian captain Rohit Sharma said that he wanted to try a lot of things keeping the ODI World Cup in mind. He did not give any specific reason behind the decision to bowl first after winning the toss. The Indian team had fielded with four fast bowlers and two spin bowlers.
West Indies open the batting
West Indies open the batting. Brendan King and Kyle Mayers started the innings. Hardik Pandya did the first over for India. After one over’s play, the West Indies were four for no loss.
Hardik sent pavilion to Kyle Mayers
West Indies’ first wicket fell on the score of seven runs. Hardik Pandya got Kyle Meyers caught by Rohit Sharma. Meyers scored two runs in nine balls. Alik Athanje was now at the crease with Brendan King. After four overs, the score of West Indies was nine runs for one wicket.
Athanaje King handled the innings
Alik Athanje and Brendan King took over the innings after West Indies lost their first wicket early. Both were looking in good touch and were scoring runs at a good pace. Both of them will try to make a big partnership and take their team to a good score. After seven overs, West Indies’ score was 39 for one wicket.
Mukesh Kumar sent Athanje to the pavilion
West Indies’ second wicket fell on the score of 45 runs. Alyque Athanje was out after scoring 22 runs in 18 balls. Mukesh Kumar got him caught by Ravindra Jadeja. This was Mukesh’s first wicket in ODIs. Now captain Shai Hope was at the crease with Brendan King.
Shardul Thakur dismisses Brendan King
West Indies’ third wicket fell on the score of 45 runs. Shardul Thakur clean bowled Brendon King. He scored 17 runs in 23 balls. The pitch was providing some assistance to the fast bowlers and the Indian fast bowlers were taking full advantage of it. Now Shimron Hetmyer was at the crease with Shai Hope.
Playing 11 of both teams
West Indies: Shai Hope (wk/c), Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Alyque Athanaj, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Yannick Kariya, Dominic Drakes, Jaden Seales, Gudakesh Motti.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar.