Match Over - India won by 59 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: India, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 11 Aug 2019, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: V Kohli


  • Umpire1: NJ Llong
  • Umpire2: GO Brathwaite
  • Third Umpire: AT Holdstock



Overs: 42.0 / 46.0

West Indies



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0


6:32pm And that is all! Thank you for joining us. See you soon.

Kohli: Good outing with the bat. Exactly why we wanted to bat first if you saw the latter half of West Indies' innings. I think the rain helped them in the middle, otherwise it would have been even tougher to bat.

[Middle overs] It was important to string as many dot balls as possible. The ball got really wet every time it went out into the outfield. It was difficult to grip. We thought it was a tricky situation if we didn't get wickets there. It was just about staying there, getting one wicket and put pressure.

Kuldeep [is getting into the XI] purely because of the number of left handers. It tempts you to go with the chinaman more than the legspinner and with Jadeja is gives us more depth with the bat as well.

Shreyas is a confident guy, he's got the right attitude. Good hands. He made it easier for me.

Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match.

Holder: Extremely disappointed. We had the game in our hand. We bowled well to come back in the end. The wickets in the end really cost us. We've got to take responsibility. One of the main things is when you get in, you've got to go deep. I must commend the bowlers. It was very hot and humid, tough conditions to bowl. We've definitely got to take responsibility and ownership as batters.

6:13pm Yet again, for West Indies. We've seen that expression on Holder's face before. Not long ago, the required rate was just above six an over and they had wickets in hand. And then, inside two overs, everything turned. Bhuvneshwar with Pooran's wicket, and then a stunning catch to remove Chase. Induced a false shot from Brathwaite the next over too, and that was where it was all given away. India were feeling it a little - overthrows, misfields, angry captain. Because West Indies were in it for a long time. But they've pulled through, and it's another impressive win for them.

41.6Mohammed Shami to O Thomas, OUT, No run, given! Shami goes around the wicket, fires it in at middle stump. Oshane looks to block and is trapped right in front of the stumps. Was there bat on it? Hard to tell. No review though. That is that.

Mark: "Getting just a bit one-sided." --- You might be onto something.

41.5Mohammed Shami to JO Holder, 1 run, low full toss, dipping in at off stump. Driven to long-off.
41.4Mohammed Shami to JO Holder, No run, full toss on leg stump, flicked to deep square.
41.3Mohammed Shami to SS Cottrell, OUT, No run, holds on! Jadeja running backwards from backward point, towards third man, who is also sprinting in. Short ball in the corridor, looks to pull and slices it. Jadeja keeps his eyes on it looking over his shoulder. Fumbles after getting his hands on it, but holds on.
41.2Mohammed Shami to SS Cottrell, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, clears mid-off. Slower ball at a length outside off, backs away and carves it over the fielder.
41.1Mohammed Shami to JO Holder, 1 run, oooh curving yorker. Comes rapidly in from off stump and Holder just manages to jam it to extra cover's right.
End of over 41. 3 runs this over. 204/8 after 246 balls.
SS Cottrell 13 (16b 1x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 8-0-31-4
JO Holder 11 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 9 runs this over. 201/8 after 240 balls.
SS Cottrell 13 (15b 1x4 1x6 ) KK Ahmed 7-0-32-1
JO Holder 8 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 3 runs this over. 192/8 after 234 balls.
SS Cottrell 6 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammed Shami 7-0-33-0
JO Holder 6 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 7 runs this over. 189/8 after 228 balls.
SS Cottrell 5 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 4-0-15-1
JO Holder 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 1 runs this over. 182/8 after 222 balls.
SS Cottrell 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 7-0-28-4
JO Holder 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Aaron: "How can Bhuvi go off for treatment then bowl the very next over??" --- If he's been off fewer than eight minutes, he can come back on.

Only the fifth time Bhuvneshwar has got four in an ODI. Only one of those was a five-for: back in 2017.

End of over 36. 2 runs this over. 181/7 after 215 balls.
KAJ Roach 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 3-0-8-1
JO Holder 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 1 runs this over. 179/6 after 210 balls.
CR Brathwaite 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 6-0-27-3
JO Holder 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rome: "Reached that crucial decisive part of the game where West Indies tease you (we're in with a chance) then they deceive you (lose wickets at pivotal stage) and then the rest is history "

Vignesh R: "That smile in Buvi's face is worth waiting till 3 am"

Sumit Bajaj: "Jadeja should get another over. We are left with 12 overs. Kaleel, bhuvi and shami together only have 10 overs left." --- Only right handers to come in the near future. We might just see him back next over. Here's Holder now.

End of over 34. 3 runs this over. 178/4 after 204 balls.
RL Chase 17 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) KK Ahmed 6-0-23-1
N Pooran 42 (51b 4x4 1x6 ) more

Milind: "What's the weather like ... any further chance of D/L interventions? And can you publish how the WI score currently compares with the D/L " --- Sunny, sunny. And West Indies are 1 run above par.

Abhishek: "Anybody who see just the scoreboard but not comments will definitely think Jadeja was injured and wasnt given bowling and had to make Jadhav bowl!" --- Ah yes, 20 years later, when ODIs are 12 over affairs...or something...

Kushank: "Why haven't a four is added in Chase's fours count when overthrow 4 has been added to his score." --- Same reason Stokes didn't get an extra six in the WC final. (No, no. Not coz it was an umpiring error) He didn't hit the boundary

End of over 33. 6 runs this over. 171/4 after 197 balls.
N Pooran 37 (48b 3x4 1x6 ) Mohammed Shami 6-0-26-0
RL Chase 15 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more

95 off 78. West Indies are in this, big time.

Matt: "How's the pitch been so far?" --- Dry, spongey, gripping. Seems to have eased out for batting after the rain though.

End of over 32. 3 runs this over. 165/4 after 192 balls.
N Pooran 37 (47b 3x4 1x6 ) KK Ahmed 5-0-20-1
RL Chase 10 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jadeja nearly got another over as reward. But they've thought against it. (Thank god)

Sumallo: "Srinivasan having Monday blues as well...."

End of over 31. 3 runs this over. 162/4 after 186 balls.
N Pooran 36 (43b 3x4 1x6 ) RA Jadeja 2-0-6-0
RL Chase 9 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 5 runs this over. 159/4 after 180 balls.
RL Chase 7 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-59-2
N Pooran 35 (39b 3x4 1x6 ) more

That's all from me tonight, folks. Here's Varun to take you to the end of the match. Enjoy the rest of this game!

End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 154/4 after 174 balls.
N Pooran 33 (36b 3x4 1x6 ) RA Jadeja 1-0-3-0
RL Chase 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Bimal: "Kohli is not a good captain. He had the luxury to play with the best bowling attack India ever had but has still failed to win a single ICC tournament. He always succumbs in big knockout games. BTW, that was just a bad shot by Lewis. "

End of over 28. 4 runs this over. 151/4 after 168 balls.
N Pooran 32 (32b 3x4 1x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 9-0-54-2
RL Chase 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Robin: "OMG my comment got puished in cricinfo. I have been watching cricinfo since 2001 and it took 17 years for my comment to be published. Thank you so much. Very first time I used cricinfo was to check score of Epic India Vs Aus test of 2001 at Eden gardens. First year of Engg, sitting in lecture and checking score with what I guess 1g mobile data speed on my Nokia phone. "

Rajnikant Vadig: "now can u publish DLS par score after 4 down ?" -- The DLS par at the end of 28 overs for four wickets down is 152

Shamuk Roy: "This is where Kohli as a captain needs to mature. Just because there are two left handers at the crease, you needn't hold back Jaddu. At least try him out for couple of overs... if that doesn't work out, you can go back to Kedar."

End of over 27. 9 runs this over. 147/3 after 161 balls.
N Pooran 30 (29b 3x4 1x6 ) KM Jadhav 5-0-25-0
E Lewis 65 (78b 8x4 1x6 ) more

Darpan: "Why don't u also publish DLS par score at the end of each over?" -- because the sun is out!

End of over 26. 8 runs this over. 138/3 after 156 balls.
E Lewis 58 (74b 7x4 1x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 8-0-50-1
N Pooran 29 (28b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 25. 1 runs this over. 130/3 after 150 balls.
E Lewis 51 (69b 6x4 1x6 ) KM Jadhav 4-0-16-0
N Pooran 28 (27b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 24. 9 runs this over. 129/3 after 144 balls.
N Pooran 27 (22b 3x4 1x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 7-0-42-1
E Lewis 51 (68b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 23. 10 runs this over. 120/3 after 138 balls.
N Pooran 19 (18b 3x4 0x6 ) KM Jadhav 3-0-15-0
E Lewis 50 (66b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 22. 8 runs this over. 110/3 after 132 balls.
N Pooran 14 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 6-0-33-1
E Lewis 49 (63b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 21. 5 runs this over. 102/3 after 126 balls.
N Pooran 8 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) KM Jadhav 2-0-9-0
E Lewis 47 (61b 6x4 1x6 ) more

Nitin Jain: "@20.1: Thank God: We have Grilled Helmets. "

End of over 20. 1 runs this over. 97/3 after 120 balls.
E Lewis 47 (61b 6x4 1x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 5-0-25-1
N Pooran 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rahul Sargam : "I second you Prafin, Yes indeed he is bowling a bit fast these days, that should be the reason. However this is not india where you expect him to take more wickets, let's see how he bowls in India. "

End of over 19. 4 runs this over. 96/3 after 114 balls.
N Pooran 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) KM Jadhav 1-0-4-0
E Lewis 47 (56b 6x4 1x6 ) more

Prafin: "@anupam it's not IPL, I sensed his change few matches before the IPL starts.. I think the real reason is, he increased his speed and bowling bit flat compared to earlier.. And changed a bit in run up too.. His slowness was his power, he gave it up to add few extra yard and lost his way"

Sravan: "A random mention of MSD, and Kuldeep gets his wicket."

End of over 18. 3 runs this over. 92/3 after 108 balls.
SO Hetmyer 18 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-24-1
E Lewis 45 (54b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 89/2 after 102 balls.
SO Hetmyer 17 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) Mohammed Shami 5-0-20-0
E Lewis 43 (50b 6x4 1x6 ) more

Anupam Raj: "Hey Sreshth.. I think we have lost that Kuldeep forever.. the one who used to have bite and used to decieve the batsmen with his guile.. guess somewhere IPL is to be blamed for it.. what do you think ?" -- Well, I think Kuldeep is most useful when the batsmen are attacking. WI know their weaknesses, so they are playing Kuldeep out as much as they can, and attacking the pacers instead. If the RR soars, Kuldeep is your ideal wicket-taking option with his variations

End of over 16. 9 runs this over. 78/2 after 95 balls.
SO Hetmyer 10 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 3-0-20-0
E Lewis 43 (50b 6x4 1x6 ) more

Nitin Jain: "@Mohd Bilal: I was preparing for my exams, so couldn't get to watch the toronto series in 1996-97 though I read and enjoyed every bit of it."

Chintan Dave: "All people from India discussing about staying up late to watch cricket, you have no idea the pain is fans from USA go through most season. Still I love watching test matches starting at 2AM and then go to work and continue. "

Nilesh : "Being a lawyer I sometimes think of filing an RTI on u guys to find as to how u manage not to publish any of my comments EVERRRRR......"

Mohd bilal: "Watching the game and remembering the time I was in class 4 probably when India played Pakistan in Toronto.. did not had a cable connection then so we used to stay in a neighbouring cafe . Mohanty bowled afridi first bowl Anyone remembered that moment " -- I was in Kindergarten, still two years away from watching my first ever cricket match

End of over 15. 5 runs this over. 69/2 after 90 balls.
E Lewis 41 (48b 6x4 1x6 ) Mohammed Shami 4-0-14-0
SO Hetmyer 4 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 64/2 after 84 balls.
SO Hetmyer 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 2-0-11-0
E Lewis 37 (45b 5x4 1x6 ) more

Nandini Saha: "When cricket is a religion in your country you need to watch your team win at any time of the day!"
Anurag Kapil: "Hey Shreshth, We are up in India largely because of the stakes riding on the fantasy game results."

Aryan: "Passion bro passion. Cant sleep without seeing india win ! "

Anay Loya: "I code alongside .."

End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 55/2 after 77 balls.
SO Hetmyer 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) KK Ahmed 4-0-17-1
E Lewis 31 (41b 4x4 1x6 ) more

3:58pm The players are back on the field. And here is Sreshth.

3:51pm We HAVE lost overs. Four of them. The revised target is 270 from 46 overs. Only one bowler can bowl ten overs. Powerplay 2 will end with the 37th over.

The par scores (20 overs) are now 97 for 2, 112 for 3, 131 for 4.

3:48pm I see the last cover coming off and I hear the broadcaster say we're set for a 4pm start.

3:36pm Well, the umpires are out and they don't even need umbrellas. So the rain's stopped. Staff now dragging one cover off.

Mark: "So, we can say that the West Indies would be close on D/L if they bat the next 7 overs without losing wickets and so, the match would be in the balance. If they lose a wicket in the next 7 overs it will have inclined very much towards India."

Mehul Mittal: "93-2 would have been the par score if overs are not reduced right? If they restart for a 20 over game now - the required score would be much higher?" --- Right now? No. I believe we're still about 35 minutes away from losing overs, but that is not an official number.

Rawle Agard: "I am sure that is how Hope got out in his last 4 ODIs innings. The last 3 in CWC 2019 and then now."

Craig: "Feels like Hope has chopped on a few times in his last 15 innings. Can we check this?" --- I have him being bowled eight times (in his career) and four of them have involved inside edges. Good spot!

3:21pm And in the mean time, the covers have come on. It is raining hard. Just a reminder: we need 20 overs to be completed for a result. If we don't lose overs, the par scores are: 93 for 2, 111 for 3, 133 for 4, 160 for 5...

Ground staff getting prepared. Hetmyer is out. The DLS par score for 20 overs is 93 for 2. 111 for 3. 133 for 4.

End of over 12. 3 runs this over. 52/1 after 72 balls.
E Lewis 30 (40b 4x4 1x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 1-0-3-0
SD Hope 5 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 3 runs this over. 49/1 after 66 balls.
SD Hope 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) KK Ahmed 3-0-14-0
E Lewis 29 (38b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 46/1 after 60 balls.
E Lewis 28 (35b 4x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 5-0-26-1
SD Hope 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 40/0 after 54 balls.
CH Gayle 11 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) KK Ahmed 2-0-11-0
E Lewis 23 (31b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Paul-E: "Gayle is still one run behind Lara in total ODI scored (West Indies and ICC XI). Let us see if he can break that record as well." --- Past it now!

10,349 runs for West Indies now, in his 300th ODI

End of over 8. 5 runs this over. 34/0 after 48 balls.
E Lewis 22 (29b 3x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 4-0-20-0
CH Gayle 6 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Gayle is now equal with Brian Lara on ODI runs

End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 29/0 after 42 balls.
E Lewis 18 (24b 2x4 1x6 ) KK Ahmed 1-0-5-0
CH Gayle 5 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Gayle seems to have a problem of his own - keeps looking at his left hand. Might have been from defending a Shami ball earlier that rose up.

End of over 6. 4 runs this over. 24/0 after 36 balls.
E Lewis 14 (21b 1x4 1x6 ) Mohammed Shami 3-0-9-0
CH Gayle 4 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Looks like Evin Lewis is getting some help from the medical team. Landed on his ankle when he swiveled to hit that six.

End of over 5. 6 runs this over. 20/0 after 29 balls.
CH Gayle 4 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-15-0
E Lewis 10 (15b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 4. 2 runs this over. 14/0 after 24 balls.
CH Gayle 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammed Shami 2-0-5-0
E Lewis 9 (14b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 7 runs this over. 12/0 after 18 balls.
E Lewis 9 (14b 0x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-9-0
CH Gayle 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 3 runs this over. 5/0 after 11 balls.
E Lewis 3 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammed Shami 1-0-3-0
CH Gayle 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 6 balls.
CH Gayle 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-2-0
E Lewis 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
CH GayleLBW B Kumar1149241045.83
E LewisC V Kohli B Kuldeep Yadav65128808181.25
SD HopeB KK Ahmed514100050
SO HetmyerC V Kohli B Kuldeep Yadav1831202090
N PooranC V Kohli B B Kumar4269524180.77
RL ChaseC B Kumar B B Kumar1834230078.26
JO Holdernot out 1338190068.42
CR BrathwaiteC Mohammed Shami B RA Jadeja05300-
KAJ RoachB B Kumar05300-
SS CottrellC RA Jadeja B Mohammed Shami1723182194.44
O ThomasLBW Mohammed Shami04100-
Total 210/10
B Kumar8.003143.88
Mohammed Shami8.003924.88
KK Ahmed7.003214.57
Kuldeep Yadav10.005925.9
KM Jadhav5.002505
RA Jadeja4.001513.75