Opting to bat, India posted 191 for five, riding on a solid batting display with Rishabh Pant (44 off 31 balls) emerging as the top-scorer.
The disappointment was writ large on Gill's face when it started drizzling for the second time and he would curse himself for not speeding things up after entering the nervous 90's.
It was all Patel show after that as he kept fighting despite losing Hooda and Shardul Thakur.
The West Indies needed 15 off the final over for a record chase at Queens Park Oval but Mohammed Siraj was able to stop a rampaging Romario Shepherd (38 not out off 25).
Regular skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant have been rested for the series.
Besides India, Bangladesh and New Zealand are also scheduled to tour the West Indies in the coming months.
Riding on some fine bowling performances, West Indies restricted India to 237-9 in 50 overs despite a gritty fifty by Suryakumar Yadav (64 off 83) after winning the toss and opting to field first.
Chahal was on a rampage as he then removed Shamarh Brooks (12), who edged to stumper Rishabh Pant, as West Indies was teetering at 78/6.
India on Wednesday announced an 18-member squad for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against the West Indies, with Rohit Sharma returning to lead the team and leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi getting maiden call-up to the senior side.
OCA will propose the State government to allow people who have completed double dose of vaccination or with a negative RT-PCR report 72 hours before the match
He sported the same demeanour as he used to years ago walking into the stadium ring. He walked just as tall, smart and confident. Though the cricketing pads, gloves and bat were no where near him, his nonchalance in a dark blue jacket with a pocket square lent a mellowed grace to his personality. Dilip […]
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