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India vs West Indies, 1st ODI Match in Guyana: Rain Forces Match to be Abandoned

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: August 9, 2019, 10:08 AM IST

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1st ODI ODI, Providence Stadium, Guyana, 08 August, 2019

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54/1

(13.0) RR 4.15

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  • 00:43 (IST)

    It's official now. The match has been abandoned. 

  • 23:51 (IST)

    Once again the rain has stopped, but now the problem is to get the ground fit for play. That might just take a little more time and that could mean loss of more overs from the game. We are heading towards a T20. 

  • 23:13 (IST)

    RAIN: So there's another rain stoppage here. But it  doesn't look that heavy. 

  • 23:01 (IST)

    OUT: And here is the first wicket for India as he cleans up Gayle. The ball comes in sharply to Gayle and it just clips the leg stump. A big wicket for India. Gayle departs for 4. Windies are 42/1. 

  • 22:52 (IST)

    SIX: Khaleel Ahmed comes into the attack now and he starts with a wayward full toss. Lewis has no problem in dispatching it for a four. Lewis doesn't stop there and hits the bowler for a six and four too. 15 runs come from the over. Windies move to 33/0 after 8 overs. 

  • 22:36 (IST)

    So some good news here. The match will start here in the next four minutes. The match will now be reduced to 34-overs per side. 

  • 21:45 (IST)

    So as per the latest update, the match will start in another 10 minutes as the groundstaff are removing the covers. The match will now be a 40-over per side affair. 

  • 21:37 (IST)

    RAIN STOPS: And the rain has stopped miraculously after 5 minutes. Guess we would not have any loss of overs here. 

  • 21:34 (IST)

    The rain has gotten heavy now and more overs will be lost here. If the match does start again, West Indies will be on the back foot because of their run rate.

  • 21:25 (IST)

    Just 5.4 overs into the game and the rain has returned here. Players are rushing off the field! This won't please any cricket fan! Looks like a passing shower though. Windies are 9/0 after 5.4 overs.

  • 20:39 (IST)

    West Indies (Playing XI): Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach

00:43 (IST)

It's official now. The match has been abandoned. 

00:36 (IST)

An hour to go for the 4pm local time cut-off for a 20-over game, and it's still raining. It's not too heavy, but it's still drizzling. Chances for a match are getting bleak.

00:13 (IST)

The rain is back. Just when it looked like umpires were coming out for another inspection, it has started to rain again. The match, in all possiblity could be called off, if it continues to rain. 

00:04 (IST)
Shai Hope needs to come out good for the Windies
23:51 (IST)

Once again the rain has stopped, but now the problem is to get the ground fit for play. That might just take a little more time and that could mean loss of more overs from the game. We are heading towards a T20. 

23:37 (IST)

It's pouring at the moment and the groundsmen have covered the whole ground. Also they have covered the area new the bowler's run up that took time to dry up.

23:30 (IST)
It's getting heavy at Guyana
23:20 (IST)
Doesn't look good at the moment /
23:13 (IST)

RAIN: So there's another rain stoppage here. But it  doesn't look that heavy. 

23:08 (IST)

Another change in the bowling as Jadeja comes into the attack. Lewis cuts the bowler through point and gets a three. Six runs come from the over as West Indies now move to 50/1 in 12 overs. 

23:01 (IST)

OUT: And here is the first wicket for India as he cleans up Gayle. The ball comes in sharply to Gayle and it just clips the leg stump. A big wicket for India. Gayle departs for 4. Windies are 42/1. 

22:59 (IST)

Khaleel Ahmed continues. Another short one and the bowler is met with the same fate -- the ball flies for a big six. Eight runs come from the over. The score now moves to 42/0 after 10 overs.  

22:52 (IST)

SIX: Khaleel Ahmed comes into the attack now and he starts with a wayward full toss. Lewis has no problem in dispatching it for a four. Lewis doesn't stop there and hits the bowler for a six and four too. 15 runs come from the over. Windies move to 33/0 after 8 overs. 

22:47 (IST)

So Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes on for another over after the long rain break. Windies need some quick runs here. At the moment it's not looking good for them. But Lewis decides to go for a big one. A short one and Lewis pulls it for a six. The over comes to an end. West Indies are 18/0 after 7 overs. 

22:36 (IST)

So some good news here. The match will start here in the next four minutes. The match will now be reduced to 34-overs per side. 

22:23 (IST)

 The news from the centre is that the match could start in another 20 minutes from now. We would have close to five overs being reduced now. 

22:11 (IST)
Doesn't look good
21:58 (IST)

Not good sign from the centre. Though it is not raining at the moment but there will be further delay as the groundstaff needs more time to dry up the ground. We will have further loss in overs. 

21:54 (IST)

So the players have made their way to the middle now. Groundstaff just taking care of the damp areas on the field. Everything has been taken care of. The play will resume any moment. 

21:45 (IST)

So as per the latest update, the match will start in another 10 minutes as the groundstaff are removing the covers. The match will now be a 40-over per side affair. 

21:37 (IST)

RAIN STOPS: And the rain has stopped miraculously after 5 minutes. Guess we would not have any loss of overs here. 

21:34 (IST)

The rain has gotten heavy now and more overs will be lost here. If the match does start again, West Indies will be on the back foot because of their run rate.

21:30 (IST)
Bhuvneshwar has been exceptional against Gayle
21:25 (IST)

Just 5.4 overs into the game and the rain has returned here. Players are rushing off the field! This won't please any cricket fan! Looks like a passing shower though. Windies are 9/0 after 5.4 overs.

21:21 (IST)

Well, that was indeed a close appeal and if India had reviewed, Lewis would have been a goner! All three reds in the replay there. But this is a really good start from the Indian pacers, West Indies are 8/0 after 5 overs

21:18 (IST)

Interesting! Loud appeal for lbw but umpire turns it down, that looked really close but India didn't opt for a review there. Jadhav then hits the stumps but the ball ricochets and allows Windies to pick runs. WI are 7/0 after 4 overs here.

21:13 (IST)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar with a tight over as he concedes just 1 run here, the problem for West Indies is that Gayle often takes way too many deliveries to get going which often creates pressure for the other batsman! West Indies are 3/0 after 3 overs.

21:09 (IST)

Mohammed Shami takes the new ball from the other end, and its a good start from him as well. He's usually lethal with the new ball! Concedes just 2 runs in the over and WI are 2/0 after 2 overs

21:04 (IST)

Excellent start this from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, he will be looking to exploit the conditions early which will aid swing bowling. He begins with a maiden and West Indies are 0/0 after the 1st over.

20:39 (IST)

West Indies (Playing XI): Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach

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India vs West Indies, 1st ODI Match in Guyana: Rain Forces Match to be Abandoned

India vs West Indies (IND vs WI), Live Cricket Score and Latest Updates: The rain is back. Just when it looked like umpires were coming out for another inspection, it has started to rain again. The match, in all possiblity could be called off, if it continues to rain.

India vs West Indies 1st ODI on August 8th (Wednesday) will be broadcast on the Sony Ten network and Live streaming will be available on Sony Liv. The match will be played at Guyana and will begin at 1900 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog (IND vs WI).

PREVIEW: Search for India's One-Day International middle order, the next chapter. That could well be the theme of India's campaign as the ODI leg of the West Indies tour gets underway on Thursday (August 8) in Guyana.

It was a question that haunted them in the World Cup and the months leading to it. It's a question that has been unanswered even after the end of the World Cup. Virat Kohli himself had a wry smile when asked about it before his departure to West Indies, saying he wished he had a crystal ball to solve the puzzle. Kohli, though, stressed all was well with the middle order.

But clearly, all is not well. For starters, they've got to plan for the post MS Dhoni era. Rishabh Pant, the sole wicketkeeper in the squad, is set to get a long run. And then, they've got to identify the number four, for which the auditions continue with the three-match series. All eyes will be on Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer, the comeback men to the one-day set up. Those two might have to wait though, as KL Rahul could get the first go.

India will be glad that Shikhar Dhawan is back, after missing most of the World Cup with a finger injury. It means Rahul will be pushed to the middle order, where he began in the World Cup before Dhawan's injury forced the change to the top. India haven't made drastic changes to their line-up, but some key positions could be up for grabs for the short term. Hardik Pandya's absence, for instance, gives someone else a go in the middle order. Will that be Iyer, Pandey or Jadhav? The series is only three matches long, which means the middle order might not get a big chance if the top three fire. It's imperative that India show patience and consistency in such scenarios - something they failed to do in the months leading to the World Cup. India's bowling is more or less settled, although Jasprit Bumrah gets a well deserved break. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami are potent enough, and Navdeep Saini could add the excitement factor for the tour.

Despite missing a couple of key players in Pandya and Bumrah, and despite playing away, India are the favourites for the series. West Indies lack the consistency, which was evident in the World Cup. They threaten in parts and phases, but maintaining it for long times is their challenge.

West Indies too haven't made too many changes to their side, despite the poor World Cup campaign. They have added a couple of bowling all-rounders in Keemo Paul and Roston Chase, who could be handy. The crux of the side remains same, with Chris Gayle still hanging around. West Indies do have the firepower - Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran. They've also got a calm head in Shai Hope, apart from the ever reliable Jason Holder. On paper, this is a brilliant mix. If only they can get their act together on the field. Take out Gayle, and this is the future that could well revive West Indies cricket in the years to come. It's time to start, though.

The bowling unit is more or less the same too, with Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell and Kemar Roach handling the pace attack along with Holder. Spin was their weakness in the World Cup, and is likely to remain so in the India series as well. Chase does add some off-spin, but it's not likely to threaten the right-handers dominated Indian batting line up.

India come into the series on the back of a series sweep in the T20Is. West Indies hardly challenged India then.

Hopefully they can in the ODIs and the Tests that follow.

Probable XI:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer/Manish Pandey/Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant (w), Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini.

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (w), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Roston Chase/Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach.

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