Blog By- Harinadh.A.S
Port of Spain: The match between India and West Indies was abandoned due to rain. It was the first One day International match between India and West Indies. West Indies won the toss and decide to bowl first.
Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane opened the innings for India. Ajinkya Rahane replaced opener Rohit Sharma. Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan built up a century partnership. They both made 132 runs partnership from 25 overs. Rahane got out in the rain hit match for 62 off 78 balls. He smashed eight 4s. His wicket was taken by Alzarri Joseph. Shikhar Dhawan also played well for India. He is the top scorer for India with 87 off 92 balls including eight 4s and two 6s. Shikhar Dhawan, who was in a great form through out the Champions Trophy showed that he is a good batsman to boost the total in any pitch.
Shikhar Dhawan was struck for LBW in front of Devendra Bishoo. Yuvraj Singh got out with taking just four runs from 10 balls. His wicket went to the hands of West Indies captain Jason Holder. Captain Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were on the crease when the game was stopped by the rain. Dhoni was with nine runs from nine balls and captain Virat Kohli was with 32 runs off 47 balls.
India was 199 for three in 39.2 overs when the rain abandoned the game. Devendra Bishoo completed his 10 overs with giving just 39 runs and plucking the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan.
West Indies were asked to start their innings as a revised target of 194 runs from 26 overs according to the Duck worth Lewis method. But rain stayed as a problem. The next match is on 25 June on the same stadium of Port Of Spain.
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