Inclement weather ruined the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-west-indies-2019-201146/live-scores/india-vs-west-indies-live-cricket-score-1st-odi-match-191061-summary.html">first ODI</a> of the three-match series between the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/">West Indies</a> and <a href="http://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> at the Providence Stadium, Guyana on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>Only 13 overs were bowled since the hosts were put in to bat after Indian captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/news/">Virat Kohli</a> won the toss with the West Indies reaching 54 for one before the latest downpour drove them off the field yet again. <p></p> <p></p>Minimum requirement for a completed match is for each team to bat for 20 overs, which was possible given the continuing torrential rainfall. <strong>ALSO READ: <a title="Highlights: India vs West Indies, 1st ODI results: Match abandoned due to rain" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/live-cricket-score-and-updates-ind-vs-wi-1st-odi-live-streaming-for-todays-odi-match-at-providence-stadium-guyana-877284">Highlights: India vs West Indies, 1st ODI results: Match abandoned due to rain</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Veteran opening batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/chris-gayle/news/">Chris Gayle</a> was the lone wicket to fall, being bowled by left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav for just four, leaving him nine runs short of surpassing the tally of outstanding former batsman and captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/brian-lara/news/">Brian Lara</a> of 10,405 as the most by a West Indian in ODIs. <p></p> <p></p>Gayle, who has reversed a decision to retire from the 50 overs-per-side format of the game after the World Cup, occupied 31 deliveries before being dismissed. <strong>ALSO READ: <a title="India vs West Indies, 1st ODI: Virat Kohli wins toss, India opt to field in opening ODI at Guyana" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-west-indies-1st-odi-virat-kohli-wins-toss-india-opt-to-field-in-opening-odi-at-guyana-877545">Virat Kohli wins toss, India opt to field in opening ODI at Guyana</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>This was his 299th ODI, equalling Lara's record for the most by a West Indian. <p></p> <p></p>It therefore means that the 39-year-old will establish a new ODI record for West Indian appearances and also has the chance to surpass Lara's run tally when the second match is played in Trinidad -- Lara's homeland -- on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p>In contrast to Gayle's pedestrian innings, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/evin-lewis/news/">Evin Lewis</a> was unbeaten on 40 off 36 deliveries (three sixes, two fours) in partnership with Shai Hope at the latest rain stoppage.