Match Over - No Result + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 23 Jun 2017, 15:00 SAST


  • Umpire1: HDPK Dharmasena
  • Umpire2: JS Wilson
  • Third Umpire: CB Gaffaney



Overs: 0.0 / 0.0

West Indies



Overs: 39.2 / 50.0


3.48pm It's called off. Rain wins in the end. The series is tied 0-0 after one game. India have begun the series splendidly well though. Their batsmen had no trouble in getting through to 199 for 3. Shikhar Dhawan almost cruised to another hundred, before he was trapped in front by Devendra Bishoo. Ajinkya Rahane registered another fifty. Virat Kohli looked largely untroubled. Those were the highlights of game 1. West Indies' bowlers lacked penetration, but kept things relatively tight.

We'll all be back for game 2 on Sunday. Hopefully the weather improves by then. See you.

3.41pm Cut-off time for a 20-over game is 4.21PM, only half an hour away. That should be it, I'd say. A matter of time before the game is called off. Just waiting for official confirmation.

Harry : "How is it that 14 overs was taken off but 5 runs, should one assume India would have made 380+ runs in their 50 overs. " Unfortunately, DLS doesn't take into account conditions.

3.25pm Good news. We'll have a 26-over game, starting at 4.00PM. West Indies need 194 off those 26 overs. That is 35 minutes from now.

However, the rain is back. It's funny, you have to admit. The rain needs to stop in 51 minutes from now.

Rohan: ""Move. Asap. Before England complete their rout again." LOL! You should know better than to call it like that!" My bad.

3.20pm If we don't get word in the next 10 minutes or so, that could be it, for the game.

Varun: "If not as an opener, KL Rahul will be perfect even for no 4, in place of Yuvraj Singh. He can anchor (test openings) and finish (T20s)...he is the future no matter what"

2.52pm Scratch, scratch. Back comes the rain. A drizzle for now. Midnight misery.

The cut-off time for a 20-over game is 4.21PM. We have a maximum of an hour and a half before we HAVE to start.

It's all happening in Taunton. Jason Roy has been given out obstructing the field. Enjoy.

Pushkar Pawar : "That's why I feel 4 innings of 25 overs is ideal for future of ODI cricket! It's major advantage is that it's proves to be ideal in such situations"

2.45pm Still awaiting word about a possible resumption time, if at all. That means the ground is still not fit for play. More for you in a bit. What I can tell you is that covers are coming off

Sanjeev: "In every part of the world, it seems raining and the matches getting delayed." Not in Taunton. Move. Asap. Before England complete their rout again. Liam Livingstone has trudged out.

Joel: "Ideal Scenario for West Indies here is probably a 25 over chase of 188. 20 overs to get 161 - going at 8 an over could be difficult on a slow Trinidad pitch while 188 chase would ensure a slightly lower required rate whilst giving Windies the benefit of a shortened match"

Aksshat Goel: "It's midnight in India and I am still awake hoping to see Hardik Pamdya's fireworks at the end." That won't be possible today, I'm afraid.

2.05pm Some good news. The rain has stopped. The groundstaff are doing their thing. How much damage though to the outfield? We may be in for a series of ground inspections hereon.

If India don't bat again, here are some D/L targets for you. After 20 overs: 161, 25 overs - 188 and after 39 overs - 251.

Naman: "Actually, India will benefit from the DRS here. They were going at 5 runs an over and had lost only 3 wickets. That's good according to DRS. West Indies might end up chasing at around 5.8-6 an over and considering this is not a slogging pitch, it can be trouble for them."

1.45pm Nothing much to say, other than I don't see India batting again today. More and more rain. Not good at all.

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megan: "India's approach to batting gets them 300 most of times but today 36o is what 300 was 10 years ago.. There is no drastic change required. If the start has been good and maybe ask Dhoni and Pandya to do pinch hitting .Dhoni as accumulator is not required ,if start has been good. "

Krish: "Being the first match of series India playing full-strength is fully justified. Would love to see Rishab Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami get the opportunity in coming matches. Wondering why Jayadev Unadkat wasn't picked as he showed great skill and potenial in IPL 2017. "

Balaji: "With all due respect to the WI team, India must have given a huge responsibility to the youngsters by sending an India-A team with Rahane as skipper& resting all the seniors. You could have spotted your No.4s, No.5s & a perfect wrist spinner for WC'19."

1.15pm It does not look good. Lightning, heavy rain, a substandard drainage. We could be here for a while.

Former West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan turns 37 today. Here's a cracking interview we did with him last year: If I could change my game, I'd take away the hook

Arun: "Cramped schedule, fans' discontent over non-selection of youngsters, resulting in the loss of an ideal opportunity to test the bench strength, a disappointing loss to arch rivals in the final of a major tournament, an unceremonious falling-out between the coach and the team, and, now, the rain. Could this series, have started on a more positive note, for team India?"

Huzefa: "There is merit to India's approach in ODIs. There is perhaps a scope for change by sending in Hardik in the middle overs if the team has got off to a good start. He can make great use of the 4 fielders outside restriction in the middle overs. That could well be the difference between a 320 and 360 for India."

Hussain Merchan: "Totally wrong approach by India. The rules have changed and team India still are not able to adapt the new revised rules of powerplay. I hope the Indian cricket management team sits again and makes the openers and the middle order understand that going after the bowling in first 10 overs is going to keep the team in control of the innings"

12.55pm We now start losing overs. So take out an over for every eight minutes or so, for the next 80 minutes. After that, India's innings is done.

FYI, AB de Villiers is currently back to his fluent hitting best, in Taunton. Feel free to switch over for a little bit.

Manu: "If India doesn't get to bat the full 50 overs due to rain, their stone aged strategy of starting slow, and going for the kill in the last 10 overs will hurt them. WI will have a relatively easy DL target. "

12.40pm Rain getting heavier. And off they go. Too hard for play. It isn't too heavy just yet. More covers come on. If we don't get back in about 30 mins, we will start losing overs.

Jasprit Bumrah was not impressed when his Champions Trophy final no-ball became part of a road safety meme.

Runs before rain - the highlights (subcontinent only) of the 38 overs of play so far

39.3JL Carter to MS Dhoni, WIDE, 1 run, a very slow, wide delivery. Called. Too wide from Carter.
39.2JL Carter to V Kohli, 1 run, too straight, Kohli flicks to deep midwicket for a run. Nicely played.
39.1JL Carter to MS Dhoni, 1 run, slower ball outside off, Dhoni comes down and shovels a drive to the sweeper cover.
End of over 39. 7 runs this over. 196/3 after 234 balls.
MS Dhoni 8 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 8-0-46-0
V Kohli 31 (46b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 2 runs this over. 189/3 after 228 balls.
V Kohli 30 (45b 1x4 0x6 ) JL Carter 1-0-2-0
MS Dhoni 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Here we go. Out come the batsmen again. Confirmation that we haven't lost any overs.

12.30pm The covers are completely off. We're not far away from cricket. Don't have exact time, but we could be on momentarily. No overs lost

Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane's last five ODI partnerships: 83, 125, 56, 112, 132. Highlights of today's strong show are available here for our followers in the subcontinent

12.15pm Good news. Covers coming off too. I don't think we'll lose overs, but who knows? All depends on how quickly we get ready for play.

More video for you: Having played a few too many dot balls, Yuvraj Singh tried to hit his way out on a slow pitch and was caught at midwicket for 4. Watch the action (if you're in the subcontinent) here

Vivek Chandrase: "The change requested by people here is valid and is definitely not on the basis of one match. We really need to bring in supremely talented youngsters who are actually in abundance and play them."

JOE: "Middle over run rate seems to be problem even after getting a good opening stand. Yuvi and Dhoni may shine on their days. But, not consistent in keeping run rate up. It is high time to change the batting order if they want to be competitive with a quality team. "

12.05pm As expected, the shower seems to be showering somewhere else. Covers still on, but this should subside relatively soon.

Playing his first ODI in five months, Ajinkya Rahane began slowly before playing some lovely drives en route to his 17th ODI fifty. Our subcontinent viewers can see highlights of his innings here

Nihar : "Those 2 years(till 2019 WC) are important for Indian Cricket in terms of testing new talents/youngsters. Give chances to new guns and make a great team of experience+young talents for 2019 WC. " I will say this. I don't like the format of the World Cup, although it is the same everywhere. Four years of preparation, and it could all be for nothing if you lose one crucial toss. Don't mind a best-of-three finals, an elongated group stage, and get rid of the semis.

12.00pm While we wait, here's a comparison on the final 10 overs of an ODI innings.

Sachin : "Interesting numbers if same Indian Team plays in WC2019 : Both Indian openers will be ageing 33+, Kohli 31, Yuvi and MSD 37+, Jadhav 34+, Ash 33... Wow that's quite some experience to put on papers but just wondering how much this combo can contribute to score big in ODIs and better not to mention about fielding if average age of your playing 11 is 33 odd years. .. #Sighhhh"

11.42am Is it here yet? It is. Rain stops play. Not very heavy, but enough to prevent cricket. No, no, no! It looks quite awful in the distance, but something tells me (by the way it's come in) that it will blow away quickly. Will it do enough damage to the outfield though? More covers come on. Day games allow us an hour before we start losing overs. This is perfect for West Indies. More updates as and when we have them, of course.

At least, we have a chance to catch our breaths with the return of international cricket to Taunton.

Ankit: "Had been to Caribbean before. This is the hurricane season. Weather forecasts only apply to a certain extent in these days. You can have a really gorgeous day or a completely washed out day. Even if it rains, it can clear out in couple hours with beautiful sunshine after that."

AXH: "Even with a 132 runs opening partnership, the RR in the last five overs is merely 3.2, which is not very encouraging. Now, it is entirely possible that the wicket is playing a bit difficult to bat on as well."

Jmani: "Whenever I hear Taunton, it reminds me of Sourav/Rahul's epic partnership against SL. At that time, it felt like cricket batting couldn't get any faster "

West Indies trying to get through overs quickly

End of over 37. 3 runs this over. 187/3 after 222 balls.
V Kohli 29 (40b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 8-0-34-1
MS Dhoni 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 4 runs this over. 184/2 after 216 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 4 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 10-0-39-1
V Kohli 27 (37b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Last ball of his spell

It's rather overcast now

End of over 35. 6 runs this over. 180/2 after 210 balls.
V Kohli 25 (34b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 7-0-31-0
Yuvraj Singh 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 1 runs this over. 174/2 after 204 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 9-0-35-1
V Kohli 21 (30b 1x4 0x6 ) more

That's the end of my little stint. Nikhil Kalro is back to ply you with sweet, sweet music. Or, well, 90 words a minute.

End of over 33. 5 runs this over. 173/2 after 198 balls.
V Kohli 20 (27b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 6-0-25-0
Yuvraj Singh 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Ravdeep Mehta: "Some things just never change. When are we going to learn the art of Reviewing. That was looking plumb unless Dhawan had hit it. Looks like we need Review coach!!"

End of over 32. 2 runs this over. 168/2 after 192 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 8-0-34-1
V Kohli 15 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 6 runs this over. 166/1 after 186 balls.
V Kohli 14 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 7-0-39-0
S Dhawan 86 (88b 8x4 2x6 ) more

Ali Inam: "@sethu that is where all the politics will really start. Every player trying to convince another player to vote for their favourite coach. The entire House of Cards plot here. "

End of over 30. 4 runs this over. 160/1 after 180 balls.
S Dhawan 85 (87b 8x4 2x6 ) D Bishoo 7-0-32-0
V Kohli 9 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Dhawan got to fifty for the fourth time in six innings in some style. Here's the video (subcontinent only).

End of over 29. 5 runs this over. 156/1 after 174 balls.
V Kohli 7 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 6-0-33-0
S Dhawan 83 (84b 8x4 2x6 ) more

Sethu: "If there's going to be a so much of errrr..... factor with the coaches, why don't coaches be selected via the voting system...voters being all the Indian players who are currently playing for India across all the formats. I am pretty sure the vote bank would not be less than 50 heads and is a good number to select one among the 3 or 4 coach candidates.... This closes doors for the players to blame the coach selection..."

End of over 28. 4 runs this over. 151/1 after 168 balls.
V Kohli 7 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 6-0-28-0
S Dhawan 78 (80b 7x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 27. 10 runs this over. 147/1 after 162 balls.
S Dhawan 76 (78b 7x4 2x6 ) AS Joseph 8-0-53-1
V Kohli 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 5 runs this over. 137/1 after 156 balls.
V Kohli 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 5-0-24-0
S Dhawan 68 (75b 7x4 1x6 ) more

D deb S: "This is my 56476400th post, may be it will not post again, May be my 89367465th post will be posted, So I have to keep trying. Coming back to Kumble - Kohli case - When we get to hear the KOHLI's part of the story? why KOHLI's is silent, being so expressive always, behaving differently now - something fishy" Actually, he's opened up about it. Or well, he's tried to close the door on it.

End of over 25. 3 runs this over. 132/1 after 150 balls.
AM Rahane 62 (78b 8x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 7-0-43-1
S Dhawan 66 (72b 7x4 1x6 ) more

Ishan Jain: "I have seen a lot of comments about India's team selection and performance. I think it's really unfair to criticize any move after one loss. Middle order has been performing decently well. Yuvi scored a 50 in first game, Dhoni scored against SL, they didn't get a chance against SA and Bangladesh. As far as finals were concerned, top order failed dramatically, so should we replace them too? Also, Ashwin bowled to a plan which would have been discussed in team meetings, he just didn't spray it all over. It was just a bad day in office, otherwise this team has a lot of mettle."

End of over 24. 9 runs this over. 129/0 after 144 balls.
AM Rahane 60 (75b 8x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 4-0-19-0
S Dhawan 65 (69b 7x4 1x6 ) more

Philbert Blair: "Hi, This is Philbert Blair from Berbice, Guyana. I am very upset! Why did WI put India in to bat first? This is total rubbish for the captain to do this. Bat first and make your runs..its a flat, flat wicket in Trinidad. Absolute nonsense by WI and they will lose this match because of this poor decision. If they had Croft and Garner I would say yes but not this bunch." Hello, hello! I believe Holder took the call keeping in mind the pitch might become better for batting later on

End of over 23. 13 runs this over. 120/0 after 138 balls.
AM Rahane 59 (73b 8x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 6-0-40-0
S Dhawan 57 (65b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 22. 3 runs this over. 107/0 after 132 balls.
AM Rahane 54 (70b 7x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 3-0-10-0
S Dhawan 49 (62b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 4 runs this over. 100/0 after 125 balls.
AM Rahane 49 (66b 6x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 5-0-24-0
S Dhawan 47 (59b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 6 runs this over. 96/0 after 120 balls.
S Dhawan 45 (56b 6x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 2-0-7-0
AM Rahane 48 (64b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 3 runs this over. 90/0 after 114 balls.
S Dhawan 41 (53b 6x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 4-0-20-0
AM Rahane 46 (61b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 1 runs this over. 87/0 after 108 balls.
S Dhawan 40 (50b 6x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 1-0-1-0
AM Rahane 44 (58b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 5 runs this over. 86/0 after 102 balls.
AM Rahane 43 (55b 6x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 4-1-22-0
S Dhawan 40 (47b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Alagappan Muthu will take over through these exciting ODI middle overs. Enjoy.

End of over 16. 7 runs this over. 81/0 after 96 balls.
S Dhawan 38 (45b 6x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 3-0-17-0
AM Rahane 40 (51b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 9 runs this over. 74/0 after 90 balls.
S Dhawan 33 (43b 5x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 3-1-17-0
AM Rahane 38 (47b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Adhiraj: "All this talk about no. 4 in Indian batting line up. I think Dhoni is perfect for that position as he takes time and then can destroy any bowling line up plus he is India's best keeper. Jadhav can come in at no. 5 and we need an aggressive batsman at no. 6, possibly Pant."

End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 64/0 after 83 balls.
AM Rahane 36 (45b 6x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 2-0-9-0
S Dhawan 25 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) more

OmprakashS: "Identifying problems with one self is the biggest challenge.Coach's job is to identify issues which the players may not be aware of"

End of over 13.  A maiden over! 59/0 after 78 balls.
S Dhawan 25 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 2-1-8-0
AM Rahane 32 (40b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Ananya: "I feel you should give a chance to Manoj Tiwari also.... he bowls decent leg spin and would be very useful indeed"

End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 59/0 after 72 balls.
AM Rahane 32 (40b 5x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 1-0-4-0
S Dhawan 25 (32b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Karthik Vanka: "From a tactical point of view, Coach`s inputs are very important. Think of how Bumrah and Bhuvi tied up SA. I can`t imagine them making those plans for every batsman every game. Its up to coach to see where opposition is weak, where we are strong and make a plan. Out-thinking opposition is not optional these days."

End of over 11. 8 runs this over. 55/0 after 66 balls.
AM Rahane 28 (34b 4x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 1-0-8-0
S Dhawan 25 (32b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 47/0 after 60 balls.
AM Rahane 22 (31b 3x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 5-0-27-0
S Dhawan 23 (29b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 8 runs this over. 43/0 after 54 balls.
AM Rahane 18 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 5-0-20-0
S Dhawan 23 (29b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Vijay: "with WC-2019 and T20-2020 planning, I suggest moving Jadeja or Jadhav to no.4. I as much as I admire Yuvi, I do not foresee him playing effectively till 2019. Also, Yuvi does not bowl at all, and is less effective fielder. "

End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 35/0 after 48 balls.
S Dhawan 22 (27b 3x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 4-0-23-0
AM Rahane 11 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 31/0 after 42 balls.
S Dhawan 21 (25b 3x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 4-0-12-0
AM Rahane 8 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 4 runs this over. 27/0 after 36 balls.
AM Rahane 8 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 3-0-19-0
S Dhawan 17 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 2 runs this over. 23/0 after 30 balls.
S Dhawan 17 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 3-0-8-0
AM Rahane 4 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Siddharth: "Last four stands between Rahane & Dhawan in ODIs - 83, 125, 56 & 112"

End of over 4. 9 runs this over. 21/0 after 24 balls.
S Dhawan 16 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 2-0-15-0
AM Rahane 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Ali.. Toronto: "Playing and winning in home conditions should be a challenge for home team , not a challenge for the team who is playing in away conditions. Going away from Toss will make it happen."

End of over 3. 3 runs this over. 12/0 after 18 balls.
AM Rahane 2 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 2-0-6-0
S Dhawan 8 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Dhaval: "Ashwin doesn't feel the same force in the ODIs that he is in the Test matches.. You need a bit of aggression in the field too in limited overs. Jadeja has to be in the side not only for his quickies in the middle overs but also his direct hits and sharp fielding."

End of over 2. 6 runs this over. 9/0 after 11 balls.
S Dhawan 6 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 1-0-6-0
AM Rahane 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Amogh: "A WI limited overs side without Narine, Gayle, Sammy, Bravo will always be a weak team. The board is really adamant to make them sit out since such a long time. It keeps hurting to see this team fail more than often. "

End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 5 balls.
S Dhawan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 1-0-2-0
AM Rahane 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
AM RahaneC JO Holder B AS Joseph62788079.49
S DhawanLBW D Bishoo87928294.57
V Kohlinot out 32471068.09
Yuvraj SinghC E Lewis B JO Holder4100040
MS Dhoninot out 9910100
KM Jadhav -
HH Pandya -
R Ashwin -
Kuldeep Yadav -
B Kumar -
UT Yadav -
Total 199/3
JO Holder8.003414.25
AS Joseph8.005316.63
AR Nurse4.012205.5
ML Cummins8.004605.75
D Bishoo10.003913.9
JL Carter1.20503.75