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  • 1:37 AM IST

    Rain has the last laugh. Match abandoned.

    Join us on Sunday when these two sides meet again at the same venue. Hopefully, won’t be another washout. Goodnight folks…
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  • 12:31 AM IST

    Rain has made it’s presence felt AGAIN. It is becoming highly irritating. Still long way to go for match officials to declare this an abandoned affair. Hang in there, mates (if any)!

  • 12:18 AM IST

    For 30 overs, target for WI will be 213

  • 12:15 AM IST

    If India do not get to bat again, which is highly likely, and we manage to get some action, WI will need 161 off 20 overs! Stay tuned.

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  • 10:07 PM IST

    LIVE, India 196/3 in 39 overs : Well thankfully their will be no loss of overs today unless rain makes a comeback. Onus will be on Dhoni and Kohli to get India near 300 mark. Seeing the conditions 280 would be enough but one is never sure. Cummins has been by far the most impressive bowler.

  • 10:02 PM IST

    Good news is that their will be no loss of overs.

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    LIVE, India 189/3 in 39 overs : Yuvraj Singh tortures form in the middle continues. He looked out of form in the middle. Yuvraj lobbed a simple catch to Evin Lewis off Jason Holder. It is now time for Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni to bring out the big bats.

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  • 9:01 PM IST

    LIVE, India 184/2 in 36 overs : After the fall of Shikhar Dhawan the scoring rate has taken a hit. Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh are meandering towards runs. The conditions at the Port of Spain have suddenly become gloomy. Yuvraj on the score of 2, become the first Indian player to score 500 ODI runs in West Indies.

  • 8:59 PM IST

  • 8:45 PM IST

    LIVE, India 168/2 in 32 overs : Virat Kohli so far has been quite scratchy in the middle. Miguel Cummins is bowling his heart out displaying some fierce pace. Shikhar Dhawan on the other hand who looked all set for a hundred misses it out by 13 runs. Devendra Bishoo maintained pressure and finally got the key scalp of Dhawan. Dhawan did take the DRS for leg-before but was of no avail.

  • 8:32 PM IST

    LIVE, India 156/1 in 29 overs : Shikhar Dhawan is now looking for quick runs after doing all the hard work in the middle. This will be Dhawan’s 11th ODI century. Onus now on Virat Kohli carry through the innings. Even though Devendra Bishoo has been economical he has hardly looked threatening. Miguel Cummins is continuing to bowl on the the body of the batsmen with Kohli getting hit on the glove.

  • 8:20 PM IST

    LIVE, India 137/1 in 25 overs : Virat Kohli has now joined Shikhar Dhawan in the middle after the fall of Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane trying to up the ante fell to a slower ball by Alzarri Joseph. Rahane ended up connecting the top half of his bat and handing Holder a simple catch at mid on.

  • 8:16 PM IST

India take on West Indies in a 5-ODI series
India take on West Indies in a 5-ODI series

Hello and welcome to the live cricket updates of the first match of the five-ODI series between India and West Indies. I, Vishal Mehra along with my co-blogger Aditya Sahay, will bring all the live cricket scores from the contest at Port of Spain. We will present to you all the live happenings from the ground as well as social media. While India come from a gut-wrenching final defeat by the hands of Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy 2017, West Indies managed to draw 1-1 against Afghanistan, the newly promoted full-member side. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs West Indies, 1st ODI

India have a lot of concerns on their plate, starting with the off-field antics that have dominated the mainstream media. The Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble spat is refusing to reach conclusion. However, once cricket gets underway, these things are likely to be buried.

Indian selectors have been bold in their selection for this tour, picking up Rishabh Pant and Kuldeep Yadav in place of the more accomplished Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.

Switching sides, the West Indies have been going through a rough patch themselves, be it on or off the field. From the recent change of name of the Cricket Board to hopes of direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, everything has been quite haphazard. West Indies could very well have a shot at winning the series, as the pitches here are bound to be slow, low and timid, which will be hard for the Indian side to conquer quickly after returning from flat tracks in England.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik

West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shai Hope (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammad, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell, Kesrick Williams

 

(Vishal Mehra is a reporter at CricketCountry, enjoys weekly dose of anime, monthly viewing of sitcoms apart from being a full-time cricket aficionado.)