In a thrilling match, India won the first match of the series by 3 runs. Under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, Indian teen had set a target of 308 runs to West Indies but only 304 runs could make West Indies in 50 overs.
The match between West Indies and India remained a thriller till the last ball due to the brilliant batting of West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran. India scored a big score during their batting but despite this West Indies left no stone unturned in chasing this run. In a thrilling match, India won the first match of the series by 3 runs. Under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, Indian teen had set a target of 308 runs to West Indies but only 304 runs could make West Indies in 50 overs.
Shikhar Dhawan played a brilliant innings of 97 while Shubham Gill played a brilliant knock of 64 runs in his ODI comeback, opener Dhawan (97 off 99 balls) and Gill (64 off 53) shared a 119-run partnership, Earlier, West Indies restricted India to 308 runs for seven wickets. West Indies needed 15 runs in the final over to chase down the record at the Queens Park Oval, but Mohammad Siraj was able to stop Romario Shepherd (38 not out on 25). Kyle Meyers (75 off 68) and Shamar Brooks (46 off 61) at the top of the order raised West Indies’ hopes with a 117-run stand for the second wicket. West Indies did not have the ball and the game ended at 305 for six.
Shubman Gill made a comeback with 64 while skipper Shikhar Dhawan missed a century by three runs but the duo took India to 308 for seven in the first ODI against West Indies on Friday. Gill, playing the first ODI since December 2020, scored 64 runs in 52 balls while Dhawan scored 97 runs in 99 balls. Shreyas Iyer scored 54 runs in 57 balls. Dhawan and Gill shared a 106-ball 119-run partnership for the first wicket. Gill was run out in the 18th over but in his innings, he hit many catchy shots. He hit Alzarri Joseph for a six and then hit a brilliant four. He hit six fours and two sixes in his innings. He was run out on an accurate throw from West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran. This was Gill’s first fifty in ODI cricket. At the same time, Dhawan, who played only in the ODI format, hit 10 fours and three sixes in his innings. India were once looking to cross 350 runs but the middle order collapsed after Dhawan fell victim to a nervous ninety. Dhawan has suffered a ‘nervous ninty’ for the seventh time in his career. India’s score at one time was 213 for one wicket, which became 252 for five. Sanju Samson once again missed the golden opportunity and was dismissed for 12 runs. On the other hand, Suryakumar Yadav (13) had to bear the brunt of playing a poor shot. Deepak Hooda made 27 and Axar Patel made 21 runs and added 42 runs for the sixth wicket to take India past 300 runs.