West Indies and India played their first one-day international match yesterday, on July 27, 2023. India won the toss and elected to bowl first, and the West Indies came to bat. From the outset, Indian bowlers dominated the game. In the first half of the West Indies inning, Ravindra Jadeja took the lead by taking three wickets, and others aided him in snatching those three crucial wickets. West Indies’ score after the 18th over is merely 96 runs with a loss of six wickets. Indian captain Rohit Sharma then delivered the ball to Kuldeep Yadav, and something magical happened. Kuldeep got 4 wickets in a row to stop the west indies at 114 runs.
Now that India had the opportunity to bat, Shubhman Gill and Ishan Kisan were brought in to open. Since the goal was so low, the West Indies were put under a lot of strain by these two players from the very first over. Gill, who had only scored 7 runs, sadly left the game very quickly. When Surya Kumar Yadav came to bat, he also attempted to build a partnership with Ishan; the two scored 36 runs together before Surya was also dismissed and returned to the pavilion. Ishan is continuing hitting runs for India and is stuck to the pitch, but thanks to his fifty, India won the match by five wickets in just 23 overs.This victory is crucial for India’s position in world cricket.
Top performer of the match: –
- Ravindra Jadeja: – 3 wickets
- Kuldeep Yadav: – 4 wickets
- Ishan kisan: – 52 runs (not out)