India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI highlights: IND thrash WI by 93 runs, take 2-0 lead
Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up their third wicket as India thrashed West Indies by 93 runs in the Antigua ODI to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Earlier, MS Dhoni and Ajinkya Rahane slammed fifties. Get highlights of India vs West Indies 3rd ODI here.Updated: Jul 01, 2017 02:29 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up three wickets each as India thrashed West Indies by 93 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Earlier, MS Dhoni slammed his 63rd fifty while Ajinkya Rahane’s 72 laid the foundation for India’s good score. Virat Kohli’s team are now one win away from sealing the series. Get highlights of India vs West Indies 3rd ODI here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO)
02:29 hrs IST: That is all we have from here. Join us on Sunday for the fourth ODI also in Antigua. Bye Bye.
02:28 hrs IST: MS Dhoni, Man of the Match: It feels good to go out there and score some runs. If we are in the same situation in the coming games, we will get 15-20 more. Personally, I had 250 in the mind. Kedar batted realy well with me. It was something that the bowlers could have defended and am glad that they did
02:25 hrs IST: Virat Kohli: It was a good batting effort to get us to 250. The wicket played much better in the second innings. The bowlers created pressure and got breakthroughs at the right moments.
02:22 hrs IST: Jason Holder: If there is any criticism, we gave away too many runs in the back end. We’ve got to come hard, we’ve got to address our batting. In the end we’ve got to bat well.”
02:18 hrs IST: That is another clinical performance from the Indian team. As for the west Indies, their woes continue and their chances of automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup appear bleak now.
02:09 hrs IST: WICKET! Kedar Jadhav strikes first ball and India have thrashed West Indies by 93 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Brilliant performance from India. Much-deserved win.
02:06 hrs IST: Ashwin and Kuldeep have bowled out. Their combined figures read 20-2-69-6. Brilliant.
02:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Full and straight ball from Ashwin and Cummins is trapped in front. That is Ashwin’s 150th wicket in ODIs. Well done!
02:02 hrs IST: WICKET! Full ball from Kuldeep and Mohammed misses the sweep, the umpire raises the finger and the batsman reviews, it does not save him.
01:57 hrs IST: Kuldeep and Ashwin are piling on the pressure. The required run-rate has reached close to seven.
01:49 hrs IST: WICKET! Great catch by Umesh Yadav. Nurse attempts the slog but he toe-ends it to mid wicket where Umesh takes a low catch. Ashley Nurse c Yadav b Ashwin 6 (6).
01:47 hrs IST: Nurse gets off the mark in style as he launches Ashwin down the ground for a boundary.
01:44 hrs IST: WICKET! Finally, India break the resistance. Powell aims for the slog sweep but gets a top edge and Hardik Pandya takes the catch at deep mid wicket. Rowman Powell c Hardik Pandya b Kuldeep Yadav 30 (43).
01:39 hrs IST: Missed run-out. Powell tucks it to short fine leg and is late in setting off for a single, the fielder has a shy at the bowler’s end but Ashwin is unable to collect. The run-rate has crept to over six.
01:35 hrs IST: Ashwin bowls a maiden over. Interesting equation coming up now. 115 runs needed off 120 balls.
01:31 hrs IST: Magnificent stuff! Powell pulls Pandya to the deep mid wicket fence and launches him to the long off boundary. The fifty-run stand is up between these two. West Indies are still hanging in there.
01:24 hrs IST: Powell and Mohammed are building a nice stand to frustrate the Indian bowlers. However, they need to hang in there.
01:19 hrs IST: After 25 overs, West Indies are 112/5. Can Powell and Mohammed pull off something spectacular?
01:11 hrs IST: Rowman Powell uses his lifeline well as he slog sweeps Kuldeep to the deep mid wicket fence for a boundary.
01:06 hrs IST: Edged and given! The straighter ball from Ashwin and Powell edges it to the keeper. However, the batsman reviews. No spike on ultra-edge and the decision is overturned.
12:58 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin gets this delivery to spin down the leg side, Holder is lured out of the crease and Dhoni, the lightning kid, whips the bails off in a flash. He was confident and that meant that Holder was in trouble. He is! The back leg is lifted and he is stumped. Jason Holder st Dhoni b Ashwin 6 (9).
12:51 hrs IST: Jason Mohammed slams two boundaries off Kuldeep Yadav. He is picking him up well.
12:46 hrs IST: WICKET! Brute of a ball from Hardik. Short ball and it climbs up sharply on Shai Hope, he is hurried into the shot and he fends it off, Pandya takes a simple catch. Shai Hope c and b Hardik Pandya 24 (50).
12:38 hrs IST: Shai Hope is continuing his good form. West Indies need a partnership after the fall of those two wickets.
12:29 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Kuldeep. He bowls a delivery that breaks away and Roston Chase looks to whip it away but gets cleaned up. Roston Chase b Kuldeep Yadav 2 (3).
12:25 hrs IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya strikes. Kyle Hope miscues the short ball and it is a simple catch at deep mid wicket. Kyle Hope c Kedar Jadhav b Hardik Pandya 19 (35).
00:18 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack now. Will West Indies attack him or will he get some quick wickets?
00:16 hrs IST: West Indies are given some ‘Hope’. Both Shai and Kyle are slowly steadying the West Indies.
00:14 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya into the attack now. India will want a couple of wickets to build an advantage.
00:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Very good ball from Umesh is edged by Shai Hope and it goes right between the keeper and the slip. West Indies are now 40/1 after 10 overs.
00:08 hrs IST: Very good over from Bhuvneshwar; only the one run from it. West Indies are 36/0 after 9 overs.
00:05 hrs IST: 5 runs off Umesh’s over, decent one for the Windies. They are now 35/1 after 8 overs.
23:59 hrs IST: AND ANOTHER FOUR! This one off the last ball of the over. Windies are 30/1 after 7 overs.
23:58 hrs IST: FOUR! Kyle Hope smashes a short and wide ball from Bhuvneshwar to the boundary.
23:55 hrs IST: Two tight overs from India. West Indies are finding it hard to score. After six overs, West Indies are 20/1.
23:48 hrs IST: There is plenty of breeze blowing across the ground and that is helping Umesh and Bhuvneshwar with the swing. After four overs, West Indies are 17/1.
23:44 hrs IST: Missed run-out hope. Not so much brotherly love between Shai and Kyle. Kyle, the debutant taps it to point but is sent back by brother Shai, Kohli fires the throw from point but misses it. Kyle would have been gone.
23:38 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Umesh. He gets this full ball to swing back in sharply and Lewis cannot get the bat down in time as he is cleaned up. Ewin Lewis b Umesh Yadav 2 (5), West Indies 9/1.
23:35 hrs IST: OUCH! Dhoni is in trouble. Umesh generated swing but it was well down the leg side, Dhoni tried to collect it but the ball hits him on the tip of his fingers. He is in pain but he seems to be alright.
23:33 hrs IST: Three runs in Bhuvneshwar’s first over. Umesh Yadav to begin from the other end.
23:28 hrs IST: Welcome back for the West Indies chase. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to open the bowling and he gets some good swing first up.
22:46 hrs IST: Dhoni finishes off in style as he blasts a full ball down the ground for a boundary. He ends up unbeaten on 78 and India have finished on 251/4. A good total on a sluggish pitch.
22:43 hrs IST: Two bouncers and a four so far off three balls, good bowling from Kesrick. Can he hold firm?
22:41 hrs IST: India 238/4 after 49 overs. Good position to reach 250, which could be more than enough on this sluggish pitch.
22:38 hrs IST: Brilliant shot from Jadhav. He bends the back leg and sets himself up for the scoop, Cummins bowls it full but the batsman slog sweeps it to deep square leg. Excellent batting.
22:36 hrs IST: 10 runs in Kesrick’s ninth over. Can India get to 250? Dhoni is looking in great touch.
22:33 hrs IST: WHAM! Kedar Jadhav in the groove. Another off-cutter from Kesrick Williams and Jadhav mauls it over deep mid wicket for yet another six.
22:30 hrs IST: MS Dhoni is now the second-highest run-getter in ODIs by wicketkeepers. He goes past Adam Gilchrist. Now, only Kumar Sangakkara is ahead of him. 17 runs in Holder’s over.
22:28 hrs IST: BAM! BAM! Vinatge Dhoni. He hammers a full ball over long off and next ball follows it up with a hoick over deep square leg for another six. Can India reach 250?
22:27 hrs IST: Only five runs in the 46th over. Dhoni and Jadhav both have to find the boundary consistently in the last four overs.
22:22 hrs IST: 63rd ODI fifty for Dhoni. Magnificent performance from the former India skipper. Can he get India past 240?
22:19 hrs IST: Poor ball from Holder. A full toss outside off and Jadhav laps it to deep square leg for a boundary. India near 200.
22:15 hrs IST: Dhoni is nearing fifty. However, West Indies continue to vary their pace and length well. After 44 overs, India are 185/4.
22:08 hrs IST: WICKET! Rahane slices a short ball from Cummins but Bishoo runs to his right and takes a good catch at sweeper cover. Ends a gutsy innings from Rahane. Ajinkya Rahane c Bishoo b Cummins 72 (112).
22:03 hrs IST: Tight over from Kesrick Williams. Only six runs in the 42nd over. Can West Indies restrict India to under 220? This pitch looks sluggish for strokeplay.
22:00 hrs IST: Time for it to rain boundaries? India are 161/3 with 9 overs left.
21:57 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhoni hits Bishoo straight down the ground. More of the same for India.
21:56 hrs IST: But not right now, apparently. 151/3 after 40 overs.
21:53 hrs IST: India are 149/3 after 39 overs They need to take on the spinners soon.
21:49 hrs IST: India are 144/3 after 38 overs.
21:46 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhoni finally smashes Bishoo down the ground for a much-needed four. India are 140/3 after 37 overs.
21:44 hrs IST: Ashley Nurse and Devendra Bishoo have done well to contain the batsmen today, and Nurse continues to turn the screws. India are 134/3 after 36 overs.
21:37 hrs IST: Excellent over from Bishoo. India are 131 /3 after 35 overs.
21:34 hrs IST: India are 130/3 after 34 overs.
21:32 hrs IST: SIX! Rahane pulls Holder for a flat six, the first of the game.
21:29 hrs IST: Bishoo continues to make things hard for the Indian batsmen. They are 123/3 after 33 overs.
21:27 hrs IST: Holder’s first over back is a good one. India are 122/3 after 32 overs.
21:23 hrs IST: India are 118/3 after 31 overs.
21:17 hrs IST: With 20 overs to go, India are 116/3.
21:16 hrs IST: And Rahane brings up a well-composed half century! This is the 3rd consecutive 50+ score for him in this series.
21:14 hrs IST: India need to get a move on quickly. They are 110/3 after 29 overs.
21:11 hrs IST: With 28 overs done, India are 106/3.
21:06 hrs IST: India are 101/3 after 27 overs.
21:02 hrs IST: OUT! Yuvraj is trapped by Bishoo, who gets his man on a review.
21:00 hrs IST: Nurse with yet another good over. India are 99/2 after 26 overs.
20:58 hrs IST: Bishoo’s second over yields 6 runs. India are 97/2 after 25 overs.
20:54 hrs IST: FOUR! Yuvraj sweeps Nurse over fine leg to end the over. India are 91/2 after 24 overs.
20:51 hrs IST: Bishoo starts well. India are 84/2 after 23 overs.
20:49 hrs IST: Devendra Bishoo is now into the attack.
20:48 hrs IST: Nurse continues to stem the flow of runs. India are 83/2 after 22 overs.
20:45 hrs IST: India are 79/2 after 21 overs.
20:43 hrs IST: FOUR! Yuvraj pulls one through the leg side.
20:42 hrs IST: India are 74/2 after 20 overs.
20:40 hrs IST: India are 71/2 after 19 overs.
20:38 hrs IST: FOUR! Yuvraj Singh cuts the ball through the off side. He’s looking set now.
20:35 hrs IST: Ashley Nurse continues to keep it tight. India are 65/2 after 18 overs.
20:32 hrs IST: FOUR! Yuvraj edges one right into the slip area. But there’s no slip in place and it races away to the boundary. India are 63/2 after 17 overs.
20:24 hrs IST: Another tidy over from Nurse. India are 55/2 after 16 overs.
20:22 hrs IST: India are 52/2 after 15 overs.
20:18 hrs IST: FOUR! Rahane slashes at a wide one and it flies over the keeper’s head and to the boundary.
20:17 hrs IST: After taking 4 runs off Ashley Nurse’s 1st over, India are 45/2 at the end of 14 overs.
20:13 hrs IST: Good first over from Kesrick Williams. India are 41/2 after 13 overs.
20:08 hrs IST: After 12 overs, India are 39/2.
20:07 hrs IST: India could use a good performance from Yuvraj Singh today, given both Dhawan and Kohli are already back in the dressing room.
20:03 hrs IST: India are 36/2 after 11 overs.
19:58 hrs IST: Wicket maiden for Holder. India are 34/2 after 10 overs.
19:55 hrs IST: OUT! Virat Kohli edges one off Holder and Kyle Hope pulls off a blinder of a catch. India are 34/2 after 9.3 overs.
19:53 hrs IST: India are 34/1 after 9 overs.
19:52 hrs IST: FOUR! Cummins strays down the leg side and Kohli dispatches him to the fine leg boundary.
19:49 hrs IST: West Indies are keeping things tight for now, that’s another good over from Jason Holder. India are 29/1 after 8 overs.
19:45 hrs IST: Another tidy over from Cummins. India are 27/1 after 7 overs.
19:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Virat gets his first boundary with a well-timed shot on the leg side. India are 26/1 after 6 overs.
19:36 hrs IST: India are 22/1 after 5 overs.
19:35 hrs IST: FOUR! Rahane once again, this time slashing Cummins through the off side.
19:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Rahane flicks Holder off his pads for his second boundary. India are 15/1 after 4 overs.
19:28 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is the new man in. India are 11/1 after 3 overs.
19:25 hrs IST: OUT! Shikhar Dhawan is caught at third man, bit of an unnecessary shot. India are 11/1 after 2.4 overs.
19:23 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Cummins and Rahane punishes him.
19:22 hrs IST: India are in no rush at the moment, as Jason Holder’s first over also goes for 3. They are 6/0 after 2 overs.
19:19 hrs IST: Tidy start from Cummins. India are 3/0 after the first over.
19:13 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane will open the batting for India. Miguel Cummins to take the new ball.
18:59 hrs IST: Windies XI: Evin Lewis, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope(w), Jason Mohammed, Roston Chase, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder(c), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Kesrick Williams, Miguel Cummins
18:58 hrs IST: India XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav
18:49 hrs IST: India go in with an unchanged XI. Meanwhile, Kyle Hope and Kesrick Williams come in for West Indies.
18:45 hrs IST: West Indies have won the toss and skipper Jason Holder has chosen to bowl first.
18:32 hrs IST: Good news. Toss in 15 minutes and play to start in 45 minutes from now.
18:30 hrs IST: The umpires and the match referee are out for inspection. We should have an update soon.
DO YOU KNOW - India’s top-three (Dhawan, Rohit and Kohli) have averaged 61.5 over the last two years.
18:10 hrs IST: There’ll be an inspection in 20 minutes. It rained for almost 18 hours on Thursday.
18:04 hrs IST: The toss has been delayed due to wet outfield. We’ll keep you posted.
DO YOU KNOW - India recorded a three-wicket win over the West Indies when two teams met first time at this ground on June 11,2011.
17:46 hrs IST: Toss in a short while.
17:45 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of third ODI between India - West Indies at Antigua.
After the washed out first ODI, the hosts failed to match the Men in Blue, falling to a massive 105-run loss in the second game.
Ahead of the third game, the West Indies has strengthened their line-up with the addition of two new batsmen in Kyle Hope and wicketkeeper-batsman Sunil Ambris.
Barring Shai Hope, who struck 81 runs and looked to pull out a fight chasing 311 runs in the previous ODI, none of the other batsmen -- Evin Lewis (21), Jason Holder (29), Roston Chase (33 not out) -- succeeded in converting their starts.
Among the bowlers, off-spinner Ashley Nurse managed to test the famed Indian line-up to a certain extent. Nurse returned with figures of 1/38 in his nine-over spell, bowling at an economy of 4.22 runs per over.
On the other hand, the visitors will look to play their natural game, having found it easy to score runs against the hosts.
The batting line-up featuring the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will look to demolish the West Indies bowling.
Skipper Kohli also hinted at including rookie keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant for the third match, which may result in Yuvraj or Dhoni warming the bench.
Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav (3/50) tormented the hosts well and will once again be Kohli’s go-to bowler during the middle overs.
First Published: Jun 30, 2017 16:25 IST