India and West Indies played the first game of the 5 match ODI series at the Brian Stadium on Friday. West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first as the conditions were conducive for some amazing cricket. Packed grounds and huge and noisy crowds welcomed the two teams to the middle. This series gives both the teams to have a closer look at the combination for the T20 world cup which is to be held in Australia later this year.
The story as it happened -
The incident in question happened during the third ball of the 18th over when Dinesh Karthik was facing Obed McCoy. Karthik drove the ball straight down the ground and started off slowly for a single. DK saw Ashwin hare down the track to complete a second run, the throw came in from the boundary to the bowlers end. Much to the surprise of everyone Obed McCoy failed to dislodge the stumps.
India lose two wickers after blazing start -
India put out yet another opening surprise when they had Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav open the innings. The pair added 44 for the first wicket before Yadav was out for 24. He had scored those runs in 16 balls before falling to Hossein, next to go was Iyer for a duck when he fell to McCoy caught by Hossein to have India at 45 for 2.
Pant and Rohit sizzle before Pant falls -
Pant walked in at 4 and went on with his business to add 43 runs with Rohit for the 3rd wicket. Pany hit two back to back fours before off the 3rd ball Keemo Paul sent him back for 14 caught by Hossein as India were now 88 for 3.
Sharma scores yet another half century -
Indian captain Rohit Sharma was in pressure coming into the game as he was short off runs. Rohit though showed his class by scoring 64 off 44 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes. Rohit was in his elements as he played every shot in the book against the West Indian bowlers.
Dinesh Karthik shows his class -
Coming in at number 7, DInesh Karthik played a blinder when he hit 41 off 19 with 4 fours and 2 sixes. DK started with caution but played the finisher at the back end of the innings to help India reach 190 on the board.
Twitter reacts -
The gaffe from Obed McCoy had the fans in a daze as they took to twitter to write their opinions and you can read it below