Flying in straight from the just concluded ICC Champions Trophy back in England and Wales, the Indians traveled to the Caribbean to face the West Indies. The series will include five (5) ODIs and one (1) T20I.
The fixtures are as follows:
- 1st ODI – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad – June 23rd 2017
- 2nd ODI – Queens’s Park Oval, Trinidad – June 25th 2017
- 3rd ODI – Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua – June 30th 2017
- 4th ODI – Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua – July 2nd 2017
- 5th ODI – Sabina Park, Jamaica – July 6th 2017
- 1st (Only) T20I – Sabina Park, Jamaica – July 9th 2017
“Rain, rain go away I want to see West Indies and India play…” that was me singing for the rains to disappear. There wasn’t much to see in the 1st first match since the rains were in total control. With heavy rains and a wet outfield the match officials saw that there was no return and the match ended in a no result.
At the toss the West Indies won and captain Jason Holder decided to have a bowl first. Opening the batting for the Indians were Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan, what a wonderful start they had. These two had a tremendous opening partnership punishing the West Indian bowlers. Rahane and Dhawan had an opening stand of 132 runs before Alzarri Joseph broke the partnership. He got the wicket of Rahane who perished on 62 (8 4s), after he skied one landing in the hands of Jason Holder. Dhawan continued to build the innings with captain Kohli striking the ball gracefully. Partnership between the two only lasted 32 runs, when Dhawan departed on 87 runs including 8 4s and 2 6s.
There wasn’t anything much to see after this point as the rains came and took control The Indians ended on 199-3 (39.2 overs). Hoping for great weather on Sunday to have a full match played.