A six and a four as Paul leaks 14 runs from the over India 153/2
OVER 15.1: FIFTY!
Maiden fifty for Pant off India 143/2 in chase of 182
India needs 43 runs in 30 balls
A lone boundary from the over India 139/2
Pant hits a biggie over deep mid-wicket. 10 runs form the over India 130/2
Dhawan picks up a short of length delivery and hits fine on four. Pant hits a single-handed 18 runs from it. India 120/2 in chase of 182
FIFTY! Dhawan hit 36-ball fifty to lead India (102/2 in 12 overs)
Fifty runs partnership between Dhawan and Pant off just 37 balls
Pant hits a biggie Dhawn followed the same off a free-hit India 94/2
India needs 106 runs in 60 balls
Pant improvises and goes for a reverse ramp. India 76/2 in chase of 182
Pant finally makes his talk as he smashes two fours off Brathwaite Nine runs from the over India 69/2
Another fine over by Paul Just six runs from it India 60/2 in chase of 182
OVER 6.3: MILESTONE!
Dhawan completes 1,000 runs in T2os in 2018 – first time in a calendar year
Thomas picks up a wicket giving just seven runs. India 50/2
50 up for India in 5.5 overs in chase of 182
OVER 5.2: OUT!
Edge and taken Ramdin takes a routine catch as Rahul went for 17. Thomas with the wicket. India 45/2
Rahul joins the party as he smacks two boundaries off Pierre India 43/1
Dhawan hits back-to-back fours off Brathwaite India 35/1 in chase of 182
OVER 2.2: OUT!
Paul gives India big blow as he strikes to dismiss Rohit Brathwaite holds an easy catch India 13/1
Keemo Paul comes in the attack
Dhawan gets a short delivery and he scores a four off of Thomas and then one more over to finish the over. India 13/0 in chase of 182
Oshane Thomas comes in the attack
Rohit welcomes Pierre with a boundary as he sweeps it over backward square. India 5/0
Rohit and Shikhar have come out in the middle while spinner
WEST INDIES INNINGS
Maiden fifty for Nicholas Pooran (53 *) and a fine knock by Darren Bravo (43 *), after the initial hiccups, have guided the West Indies to a fighting total of 181 for the loss of three wickets. Pooran and Bravo have put on a fine unbeaten stand of 87 runs for the fourth wicket to deny any chance to India to run through the Windies line-up early inroads after.
Final over starts off with a six coming from Bravo’s bat off Khaleel and then Pooran hits a boundary and a series of consecutive deliveries. Pooran hits 24-ball fifty as West Indies finish on 181/3
Just one boundary in an otherwise fine over by Bhuvi Nine runs from it WI 158/3
West Indies reached 150-run mark in 18.1 overs
Khaleel has really bowled a fine over under pressure situation as he gets away just four runs. WI 149/3
Khalil is back in the attack
Pooran is dealing in sixes as he hits one more and this time off Chahal to run the run briskly Fifty runs partnership between Bravo and Pooran too WI 145/3
Chahal is back in the attack
Pooran has taken the baton from Bravo as he whacks two consecutive sixes off Bhuvi. 15 runs from it. WI 132/3
Bravo is on fire as he goes after Pandya to pick 16 runs from the over with the help of a cracking four and a high six over long-off. WI 117/3
One boundary to the over as Windies cross 100-run mark.
Bhuvneshwar comes back into the attack
OVER 12.5: OUT!
Sunder hits back to clean, Ramdin, who hits him for a biggie before in the over WI 94/3
OVER 11.5: DROPPED!
Chahal offers width and instantly gets punishment with Bravo hitting the ball straight down the ground for a four. 11 runs from the over WI 78/2
West Indies reach 67/2 at the halfway stage
OVER 8.6: OUT!
Chahal strikes again in-form Hetmyer to give another blow to Windies Krunal takes an easy catch in front of deep point. WI 62/2
Tight over by Sundar as he runs away from it. WI 59/1
OVER 6.1: OUT!
Chahal strikes on his first ball to send Hope back Hope goes for a slog sweep and top edged it at deep square leg where Sundar holds a well-judged catch-up to India breakthrough. WI 61/1
Yuzuvendra Chahal comes in the attack
Hope is not going to get anything to chance as he clobbers two awesome sixes off Pandya WI 51/0
Krunal Pandya is in the attack
Hope welcomes Bhuvi with a fine pull shot that goes past the ropes in no time and two balls later he’s off to the track to loft it over in-field for a mid-off region towards four. WI 38/0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes in the attack
Hetmyer hits two fours off Sundar He smashes the first one straight down the ground and then hits the cracking one wide of cover. 14 runs from it. WI 29/0
Expensive over by Khaleel Hope hits a lofted four over point followed by a boundary by Hetmyer. WI 15/0
In-form Hetmyer welcomes Sundar with a fine boundary wide of square leg. WI 6/0
Fine start by young paceman as well as a good line and length. Just one run from it WI 1/0
Hope and Hetmyer have come to open for the West Indies while Khaleel has the new ball for India
West Indies have retained their playing XI while for India Chahal and Washington have come in Kuldeep and Bumrah.
We would’ve bowled first here We are playing with a long batting line-up. I do not think Two guys are missing from our squad Bumrah and Kuldeep are missing, Chahal and Washington comes in Rayudu has been terrific for us in 50-over-format and has done really well. I will try my best to get 100. For me, all the things are We want to finish
We’re gonna bat first. Majority of the teams bat first at Chennai. It’s dry, but it tends to slow down later. It’s the first time I am playing here. 5-6 million people back in the Caribbean, so they should be going to church right now. We have a lot of pride to play for We have to show pride, hunger and intensity to win. We’re going in with the same XI
India (Playing XI):
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (w), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal
Windies (Playing XI):
Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (w), Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Oshane Thomas
West Indies skipper Carlos Brathwaite wins toss, opts to bat against India
“Slightly sticky texture in the soil on this track. The dew will not kick in too much here. The Windies will have to lift their game. A rather flat track here in Chennai despite the sticky-looking texture, and it’s very likely Be a fantastic wicket for batting. Expect a high-scoring game here at Chennai. ”
– Sunil Gavaskar and Murali Kartik