Match Over - India won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 14 Aug 2019, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: India


  • Umpire1: AT Holdstock
  • Umpire2: LS Reifer
  • Third Umpire: NJ Llong



Overs: 35.0 / 35.0

West Indies



Overs: 32.3 / 35.0


That's all from our side. See you soon.

Kohli: Last couple of games presented a challenge for me but Shreyas' knock was game-changer today. [On if Iyer can bat a bit higher] He has suddenly presented a role for himself, coming in and playing according to the situation. At no stage he looked like getting out. [On thumb] I don't think it's a fracture otherwise I wouldn't have continued. It's a just split of the nail. [On rain break] We were a bit nervous, thinking they can take advantage as the outfield will be wet. But our bowlers did well. Looking forward to the Test series.

Virat Kohli is both Man of the Match and Man of the Series.

Holder: I think the batters did a reasonable job. I thought we were always in the game. We put Kohli down early and he made us pay. We have let ourselves down a lot in the recent past. It's a matter of us to really sit down and think. There is a lot of work to be done at a level below us as well. Our regional cricket is not up to the mark as that of the rest of the world.

Time for presentation.

Kohli's currently averaging 60.31 - his highest-ever at the end of an innings. However, India might be a little concerned about his thumb. He looked in some serious pain after being hit by a Roach lifter.

Rivlud: "Did Kohli give a chance in today's innings?" -- Yes, very early on. But Shai Hope spilled the catch behind the stumps.

Ananya: "Had Kohli converted at least 3 of his 5 fifties in world cup.... he would have been only 1 shy of sachin !!! What a player !!!" -- Sachin has 49. Kohli is on 43 currently. Doesn't add up, right?

6.12pm It wasn't an easy chase but a comfortable win in the end for India, thanks to Kohli and Iyer. Back-to-back hundreds for Kohli but spare a moment to appreciate Iyer's knock. After India lost Dhawan and Pant in the space of three balls, his counter-attacking knock ensured India never lost the momentum. In the end, they romped home with six wickets and 15 balls to spare.

Meanwhile, Gayle is leading everyone off the field. Is that a sign he is bowing out of at least ODIs?

32.3CR Brathwaite to V Kohli, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, that's it. Straying on the pads and clipped away fine for another boundary, that's the game and the series.
32.2CR Brathwaite to V Kohli, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, an attempted bouncer, Kohli pulls it down from the front foot, Lewis at deep midwicket puts in the dive but cannot stop it.
32.1CR Brathwaite to KM Jadhav, 1 run, length ball outside off, cuts it in front of point for one.
End of over 32. 10 runs this over. 247/4 after 192 balls.
KM Jadhav 18 (11b 1x4 1x6 ) JO Holder 4-0-39-0
V Kohli 106 (97b 12x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 14 runs this over. 237/4 after 186 balls.
KM Jadhav 14 (8b 1x4 1x6 ) KAJ Roach 7-0-53-1
V Kohli 100 (94b 11x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 9 runs this over. 223/4 after 180 balls.
V Kohli 91 (90b 9x4 0x6 ) RL Chase 7-0-43-0
KM Jadhav 9 (6b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Kartik: "looking to the current form and batting Technics from R.Pant, he doesn't deserve to be in the squad itself. Ishan Kishan or Sanju Samson should be given a chance. "

End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 214/4 after 174 balls.
KM Jadhav 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) KAJ Roach 6-0-39-1
V Kohli 90 (87b 9x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 7 runs this over. 211/3 after 168 balls.
SS Iyer 65 (40b 3x4 5x6 ) RL Chase 6-0-34-0
V Kohli 88 (85b 9x4 0x6 ) more

Farhan Siddique: "Let's be honest guys... Pant is not no 4...should bat @6."

End of over 27. 4 runs this over. 203/3 after 161 balls.
V Kohli 86 (80b 9x4 0x6 ) KAJ Roach 5-0-35-0
SS Iyer 59 (38b 3x4 4x6 ) more

Deva: "Regarding Utk comment backing Pant, "Everyone goes through bad patch".. that is for seasoned players but for Pant this is his first proper series and he failed both games.. quite weird backing!!"

End of over 26. 9 runs this over. 199/3 after 156 balls.
SS Iyer 57 (36b 3x4 4x6 ) KMA Paul 5-0-39-0
V Kohli 85 (77b 9x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 10 runs this over. 190/3 after 150 balls.
V Kohli 84 (75b 9x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 3-0-29-0
SS Iyer 49 (32b 2x4 4x6 ) more

Here's Hemant to take you through to the close of this chase

Kohli and Lewis keep talking away

End of over 24. 7 runs this over. 180/3 after 144 balls.
SS Iyer 47 (30b 2x4 4x6 ) KMA Paul 4-0-30-0
V Kohli 76 (71b 8x4 0x6 ) more

Dilip: "what is the par score now?" --- 155 at this point of time

Utk: "Guys, timeout..take a break from Rishab Pant. Everyone goes through bad patch.Has everyone commenting against Pant been at top in every exam of life?"

End of over 23. 5 runs this over. 166/3 after 136 balls.
SS Iyer 40 (27b 2x4 3x6 ) CR Brathwaite 1-0-12-0
V Kohli 69 (66b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Chris: "Can Iyer keep wickets?" --- Don't know about him, but Jadhav has kept wickets before

Ganesh: "Honestly I don't understand the backing that Pant gets when we have talent like Kisan, Bharat waiting in the wings also not to forget a guy like Sheldon Jackson never got a look in despite his wonderful domestic record."

End of over 22. 12 runs this over. 161/3 after 132 balls.
V Kohli 68 (64b 7x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 3-0-29-0
SS Iyer 38 (25b 2x4 3x6 ) more

Hemant: "Not to jinx it, but the only negative point of Iyer connecting like this would mean that we won't get to see another Kohli century. Not complaining though."

End of over 21. 7 runs this over. 149/3 after 126 balls.
SS Iyer 37 (24b 2x4 3x6 ) CR Brathwaite 1-0-7-0
V Kohli 57 (59b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Anjin: "I am afraid to be honest. Captain Kohli isn't known for backing players to the hilt. Is the future of Pant hanging in balance? "

Virat Mishra: "So we have our own Steve Smith now. Go Iyer. "

End of over 20. 9 runs this over. 142/3 after 120 balls.
V Kohli 55 (55b 5x4 0x6 ) RL Chase 5-0-27-0
SS Iyer 32 (22b 1x4 3x6 ) more

Shubho: "Shreyas just telling Kohli/Shastri: yeah, you missed a trick by not selecting me earlier."

End of over 19. 15 runs this over. 133/3 after 114 balls.
SS Iyer 25 (19b 1x4 2x6 ) FA Allen 6-0-40-2
V Kohli 53 (52b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Supradeep: "What pushed India to fast track Pant into the international level where he definitely not belong at least at this point of time? Yeah you want your "prodigies" to learn/gain experience but at the cost of matches and knock outs? "

End of over 18. 7 runs this over. 118/3 after 108 balls.
SS Iyer 13 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) RL Chase 4-0-18-0
V Kohli 50 (48b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 8 runs this over. 111/3 after 102 balls.
SS Iyer 12 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) FA Allen 5-0-25-2
V Kohli 44 (44b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Thanks, Hemant. It's been a great comeback from West Indies too. And inspired by spin. Fascinating part of play, and you get the impression the game could be decided during these overs of spin, especially if West Indies can prize out the big wicket of the Indian captain

It's time for drinks, and for Debayan to make a comeback

End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 103/3 after 96 balls.
SS Iyer 5 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) RL Chase 3-0-11-0
V Kohli 43 (43b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 1 runs this over. 98/3 after 90 balls.
V Kohli 40 (40b 4x4 0x6 ) FA Allen 4-0-17-2
SS Iyer 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 4 runs this over. 97/3 after 84 balls.
V Kohli 40 (38b 4x4 0x6 ) RL Chase 2-0-6-0
SS Iyer 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 93/3 after 78 balls.
V Kohli 38 (35b 4x4 0x6 ) FA Allen 3-0-16-2
SS Iyer 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Faiz: "Watching just commentary. How's the pitch doing? Is it slowing down just as in 2nd Odi?" -- Has slowed down a bit definitely

End of over 12. 2 runs this over. 91/1 after 72 balls.
V Kohli 36 (32b 4x4 0x6 ) RL Chase 1-0-2-0
S Dhawan 36 (34b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 89/1 after 66 balls.
V Kohli 35 (29b 4x4 0x6 ) FA Allen 2-0-14-0
S Dhawan 35 (31b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 8 runs this over. 82/1 after 59 balls.
S Dhawan 33 (28b 5x4 0x6 ) KMA Paul 3-0-22-0
V Kohli 31 (25b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 9 runs this over. 74/1 after 54 balls.
V Kohli 29 (23b 4x4 0x6 ) FA Allen 1-0-9-0
S Dhawan 29 (25b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Hemant comes on for a bit

End of over 8. 7 runs this over. 65/1 after 47 balls.
S Dhawan 26 (22b 4x4 0x6 ) KMA Paul 2-0-15-0
V Kohli 23 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 10 runs this over. 58/1 after 42 balls.
V Kohli 22 (17b 3x4 0x6 ) KAJ Roach 4-0-31-0
S Dhawan 22 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 7 runs this over. 46/1 after 34 balls.
V Kohli 12 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) KMA Paul 0-0-6-0
S Dhawan 20 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Bhavin Shah: "Now that India has lost 1 wicket, what's the par score at the end of 20th over? Also if you could provide the same for 2nd & 3rd wicket too." --- 119, 124 and 132, respectively

End of over 5. 6 runs this over. 39/1 after 30 balls.
V Kohli 9 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) KAJ Roach 3-0-21-0
S Dhawan 19 (15b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Just to remind those wondering, the West Indies players are wearing black armbands in memory of Evin Lewis' grandmother, who died recently

End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 33/1 after 24 balls.
V Kohli 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 2-0-17-0
S Dhawan 17 (13b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 5 runs this over. 26/1 after 18 balls.
V Kohli 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) KAJ Roach 2-0-15-0
S Dhawan 16 (11b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Danish: "Watching Holder play can be so frustrating. He had been doing good at Test cricket over the last couple of years (as I recall). Then he has performances like today (and the last few), nothing special with the bat and a bad start with the ball."

Vinod Rajpal: "what is the PowerPlay scenario ??" --- Literally, replace every block of 10, 30, and 10 with 7, 21 and 7

End of over 2. 11 runs this over. 21/0 after 12 balls.
S Dhawan 11 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 1-0-11-0
RG Sharma 10 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) more

neil: "@Nigel, it is because he has a poor shot selection and has gotten out to poor shots many times. But in interviews he says now he knows what shots to play and what not. Confidence is good, but the kid isn't ready for primetime (eg; #4 in the vaunted indian batting lineup)."

End of over 1. 10 runs this over. 10/0 after 6 balls.
RG Sharma 9 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) KAJ Roach 1-0-10-0
S Dhawan 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
RG SharmaRun out FA Allen,KAJ Roach 1013620166.67
S DhawanC KMA Paul B FA Allen36533650100
V Kohlinot out 11412799140115.15
RR PantC KMA Paul B FA Allen03100-
SS IyerC JO Holder B KAJ Roach65654135158.54
KM Jadhavnot out 19201211158.33
RA Jadeja -
B Kumar -
Mohammed Shami -
KK Ahmed -
YS Chahal -
Total 256/4
KAJ Roach7.005317.57
JO Holder4.003909.75
KMA Paul5.003907.8
FA Allen6.004026.67
RL Chase7.004306.14
CR Brathwaite3.3038010.86