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India v WI 1st ODI: Clinical India seal an impressive six-wicket win

India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against West Indies with a clinical six-wicket win on Sunday.

At the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, West Indies after being asked to bat were bowled out for 176 in 43.5 overs. India chased down the score in 28 overs to finish on 178 for four.

Earlier, West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals. They were first reduced to 45 for three. Then they lost four wickets for eight runs as they tottered at 79 for seven. It required a 78 run eighth wicket stand between Jason Holder and Fabian Allen to repair the innings. Holder finished on 57 off 71 balls with four sixes. Towards the end wickets fell again in clumps as West Indies were bowled out for 176 in 43.5 overs.

For India the best bowlers were Yuzvendra Chahal (4-49), Washington Sundar (3-30) and Prasidh Krishna (2-29).

In their response India got off to a flying start. Captain Rohit Sharma scored 60 off 51 balls with 10 boundaries and a six. He shared a 84 run opening stand with Ishan Kishan which set the tone for India's chase. Sharma and Virat Kohli fell in quick succesion. Later Rishabh Pant and Kishan fell soon after. It required a fine unbeaten 62 run fifth wicket stand between Deepak Hooda and Suryakumar Yadav to seal the deal for India. The victory was achieved in 28 overs with six wickets to spare as India finished on 178 for four.

For West Indies the best bowler was Alzarri Joseph (2-45).

Chahal was named the player of the match for his spell.

The second ODI will be played on February 9.

Match Summary

Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Shai Hope-2.4 ov), 2-44 (Brandon King-11.2 ov), 3-45 (Darren Bravo-11.6 ov), 4-71 (Nicholas Pooran-19.3 ov), 5-71 (Kieron Pollard-19.4 ov), 6-78 (Shamarh Brooks-21.5 ov), 7-79 (Akeal Hosein-22.5 ov), 8-157 (Fabian Allen-37.6 ov), 9-167 (Jason Holder-40.4 ov), 10-176 (Alzarri Joseph-43.5 ov)

India: 178-4 (28)
Fall of wickets: 1-84 (Rohit Sharma-13.1 ov), 2-93 (Virat Kohli-13.5 ov), 3-115 (Ishan Kishan-16.4 ov), 4-116 (Rishabh Pant-17.3 ov)

Result: India won by six wickets

SCORECARD

Playing XI

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna.

West Indies: Shai Hope, Brandon King, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (wicket-keeper). Kieron Pollard (captain), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach.

Match Details

Date - Sunday, February 6, 2022 08:00

Venue - Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad

Toss -  India won the toss & elected to field

Umpires -  KN Ananthapadmanabhan and  Nitin Menon 

TV Umpire - Anil Dandekar

Match Referee - Manu Nayyar

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