IND vs WI 1st ODI: India beat West Indies by three runs in thrilling match, Dhawan suffers nervous ninty

Pankaj Prasad
Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan

In the last over she needed 15 runs to win but she missed by 3 runs.

After the century partnership of Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan, India defeated the West Indies by three runs in the very thrilling first one-day cricket match drawn till the last ball on the basis of their bowlers' fine performance. Batting first, India scored 308 for seven with the help of Gill's 64 and captain Dhawan's 97. In reply, the Caribbean team scored 305 for six in 50 overs.

15 runs needed to win in the last over

In the last over, she needed 15 runs to win but she missed by three runs. Shamar Brooks and Kyle Myers shared a 117-run partnership for the West Indies after the first wicket fell for 16 runs. Gill, playing the first ODI since December 2020, scored 64 runs in 52 balls while Dhawan scored 97 runs in 99 balls. Myers scored 75 off 68 balls and Brooks made 48 off 61 balls. Fast bowler Shardul Thakur made it difficult for the West Indies by sending both of them to the pavilion. Brendan King scored 54 runs but captain Nicholas Pooran could only score 25 runs.

Mohammad Siraj, Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets each.

After falling for six wickets for 252 runs, Akil Hossain (32) and Romario Shepherd (38) added 53 runs in the unbroken partnership of the seventh wicket but could not take the team to victory. Mohammad Siraj, Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets for India. Earlier in the Indian innings, Shreyas Iyer scored 54 runs in 57 balls. Dhawan and Gill shared 119 runs in 106 balls for the first wicket. Gill was run out in the 18th over but he hit many attractive shots in his innings. 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 half-century in ODI cricket. At the same time, Dhawan, who played only in the ODI format, hit 10 fours and three sixes in his innings.

Dhawan suffers from nervous ninty

India were once looking to cross 350 runs, but the middle order collapsed after Dhawan fell victim to a nervous ninety. Dhawan has been a victim of '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 got out after scoring 12 runs. On the other hand, Suryakumar Yadav (13) had to bear the brunt of playing a poor shot. Deepak Hooda scored 27 and Axar Patel scored 21 runs and added 42 runs for the sixth wicket to take India past 300 runs.