India vs West Indies: First ODI called off due to rain
Port of Spain: The first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies here on Friday was called off due to incessant rain.
Put in to bat, India were 199/3 in 39.2 overs before rain played the spoilsport.
After the continuous rain, the match officials gave West Indies a revised target of 194 in 26 overs through Duckworth-lewis method but after a long wait, umpires decided to call-off the match due to heavy downpour and wet outfield.
Earlier, India got off to a solid start as openers Shikhar Dhawan (87) and Ajinkya Rahane (62) forged a 132-run partnership before the latter was sent back to the pavilion by pacer Alzarri Joseph in the 25th over. Rahane’s 78-ball knock included eight boundaries.
Unperturbed by the fall of Rahane’s wicket, Dhawan kept on scoring with a good pace and skipper Virat Kohli (32 not out) was just rotating the strike. But in the process, Dhawan was adjudged leg before wicket off spinner Devendra Bishoo in the 32nd over. While trying to play the ball towards the midwicket, Dhawan missed the ball which hit the pad.
New batsman Yuvraj Singh (4) and Kohli then tried to take forward the Indian innings with the same momentum but Yuvraj was dismissed by skipper Jason Holder in the 37th over after adding 17 runs with Kohli.
The fall of wicket brought in Mahendra Singh Dhoni (9 not out), who along with the skipper tried to stabilise the innings before the sky opened up.
For West Indies, Holder, Joseph and Bishoo chipped in with one wicket each.
Brief Scores: India 199/3 (Shikhar Dhawan 87, Ajinkya Rahane 62; Devendra Bishoo 1/39) against West Indies.