Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

India played the first ODI out of the 3 ODI series on July 22nd, 2022 at Queen’s Park oval.

WI won the toss and elected to bowl first.

First Innings

For IND, Shikhar Dhawan and Shubham Gill opened the innings.

The openers gave an outstanding start for the Indian side as there were frequent boundaries from both sides and, most importantly, they were rotating strikes, which built more pressure on the bowlers of WI.

Dhawan and Gill both completed their half-centuries and built an amazing partnership of 119 runs.

Gill was run-out by Nicholas Pooran for an unwanted single that wasn’t required.

However, Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer kept on going as they both formed a partnership of 94 runs as Dhawan departed for a score of 97 runs. Almost everyone had tears in their eyes as he was only three runs away from his century.

Iyer also completed his half-century as IND made a total of 308 runs for the loss of seven wickets.

When India was looking strong that they would build up a big score, Alzarri Joseph and Gudakesh Motie took two wickets each to stop them from building a high score.

Second Innings

WI’s Shai Hope and Kyle Mayers opened the innings for WI.

There was an early breakthrough given by Mohammed Siraj as he took the wicket of hope.

Mayers and Sharmarh Brooks took forward the innings as they both formed an important partnership of 117 runs and Mayers completed his half-century.

Shardul Thakur breaks the partnership as he takes the wicket of Brooks on a short ball.

Brandon King later completed his half-century as the batsmen were looking good and making it difficult for the bowlers to stop them.

Akela Hosein and Romario Shepherd’s short knocks at the end brought WI close to victory as they were chasing down good.

The IND team, led by the bowlers Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, and Yuzvendra Chahal, taking two wickets each, finally stopped the WI team at a score of 305 at IND and won the match by three runs.

In the end, the Player of the Match award was given to Shikhar Dhawan for his knock of 97 runs.

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