We are half way through!
After 25 overs India have 141 runs on the board for the loss of one wicket, that of Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli (10*) and KL Rahul (65*) are out in the middle, leading India’s run chase.
23.4 overs: FOUR! Outside off from Jason Holder and the Virat Kohli is in action. Hits a gorgeous cover drive as the ball races to the fence. Kohli has his first boundary of the evening. IND 138/1
21.2 overs: OUT! West Indies finally have their first breakthrough. Jason Holder gets the big wicket of Rohit Sharma. Outside off from Holder and Rohit goes for the drive. Only manages a thick outside edge and Shai Hope behind the stumps completes a simple catch. Rohit walks back after scoring 63 runs. IND 122/1
18.2 overs: FOUR! Timing and placement both were exquisite on that occasion from Rohit Sharma. Loosener from Khary Pierre gets the treatment. IND 107/0
50 for Rohit Sharma!
And what an year he has had. Fifty in the final ODI of the year. But India still need a lot more from him in the run chase. Gets to his 43rd ODI fifty off 52 balls. Golden run for ‘Hitman’ continues as India solid in 316-run chase. IND 103/0 in 17.4 overs
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50 for KL Rahul!
An excellent knock from KL in a big run-chase. Made a comeback in the team in place of injured Shikhar Dhawan and what a way he has grabbed the opportunity. Gets to his fifth 50 in ODIs off just 49 balls.
FIFTY! @klrahul11 brings up his 5th ODI half-century off 49 deliveries 👏🙌 #INDvWI https://t.co/n5dnYs2cWv
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100 up for India!
A comfortable single on the off side offAlzarri Joseph and India get to the 100-run mark in 16 overs. India need 216 more runs.
KL Rahul 49*
Rohit Sharma 48*
End of 13th over: A tidy first over from Khary Pierre comes to an end. Five singles from it. Both Rohit and Rahul now looking to rotate strike after a good start. IND 82/0
11.3 overs: FOUR! Short outside off from Roston Chase and KL Rahul cuts the ball as it races to the fence. It was in the air for a while but wide of the point fielder. Both KL and Rohit have batted beautifully so far. IND 74/0
End of 1st powerplay!
An excellent start from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in a big 316-run chase. Both have once again laid a good platform, adding 59 runs in the first first powerplay.
Rohit Sharma 34*
KL Rahul 25*
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50 up for India!
Another delivery on the pads and it gets the same treatment. Too easy for KL Rahul as he flicks it fine on the leg side. The ball races to the fence. 50 comes up for India in 8.1 overs.
Rohit Sharma 28*
KL Rahul 23*
End of 7th over: KL Rahul ends Keemo Paul’s first over with a boundary on the on-side. Misfield from Roston Chase at mid on an the outfield at Barabati stadium is very quick. The ball races to the fence. IND 43/0
5.5 overs: FOUR! Now KL Rahul cracks a boundary through covers. Outside off from Jason Holder and KL wasted no time on that one. Punches it through the in-field and the ball races to the fence. IND 36/0
5.3 overs: FOUR! On the pads from Jason Holder once again and Rohit Sharma just places the ball on the on side to collect a boundary. Fine leg was inside the circle and the ball beats the deep fielder as well.
3.4 overs: FOUR! This time Rohit goes through covers. He is looking in good touch today. Finds the gap beautifully on the off side. Rohit has just taken off after a silent first over. He moves to 19 off 14 balls. IND 25/0
3.2 overs: SIX! That as humongous from Hitman. Short from Jason Holder and Rohit tonks it over the deep mid-wicket fence. The ball lands 10 rows inside the stands. IND 21/0
2.3 overs: FOUR! Rohit Sharma gets going from the other end as well. Second boundary for him in three balls. After playing out Sheldon Cottrell’s first over a maiden, Rohit is now taking on him. IND 12/0
1.1 overs: FOUR! KL Rahul gets off the mark first ball. On the pads from Jason Holder and that was too easy for Rahul with the kind of form he is in. Clips it behind square leg to collect four runs. IND 4/0
End of 1st over: Sheldon Cottrell starts off with a maiden. An excellent start from him. Jason Holder will share the new ball with Cottrell from the other end. IND 0/0
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are out in the middle to start the India run chase. Sheldon Cottrell has the new ball in hand. A wide slip in place for him. Here we go!
Riding on a record fifth wicket partnership of 135 runs between Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran, West Indies posted 315 for 5 against India in the series decider in Cuttack. Put into bat after losing the toss, West Indies got off to a decent start with Evin Lewis (21) and Shai Hope (42) adding 57 runs for the opening wicket. But then the visitors lost wickets in quick succession as bowlers helped India bounce back. Pollard and Pooran played watchfully in the middle overs to steady the Windies innings. With boundaries at regular intervals the duo also kept the scoring rate close to 5. In the process, Pooran got to his fifth ODI fifty. After the departure of Pooran, Pollard smacked the India bowlers all around the park and also raised his 10th fifty. In the final two overs Pollard and Jason Holder collected 32 runs, helping Windies post a challenging total. For India, debutant Navdeep Saini picked up two wickets while Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur picked up a wicket apiece.
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West Indies post 315/5 in 50 overs!
Nicholas Pooran 89
Kieron Pollard 74*
Navdeep Saini 2/58
Kieron Pollard and Jason Holder collect 16 runs in the final over as West Indies reach 315/5 in 50 overs. The visitors added 118 runs in the final 10 overs. And they now have a very good total on the board.
End of 49th over: 16-run penultimate over from Navdeep Saini comes to an end. Pollard smacks two fours and a six in it. Mohammed Shami will bowl the final over of the innings. WI 299/5
50 for Kieron Pollard!
Gets there in style as well with a cracking four straight down the ground off Navdeep Saini. Gets to his 10th ODI fifty off just 44 balls.
47.5 overs: OUT! Shardul Thakur scalps Nicholas Pooran at a crucial juncture. Pooran goes aerial against Thakur on the off side but is not able to connect well. Ravindra Jadeja picks up a fine catch running in from deep cover. Pooran walks back after scoring 89 runs. WI 279/5
47.2 overs: FOUR! Full-toss outside off from Shardul Thakur and Nicholas Pooran slices it in the deep point region to pick up another boundary. Pooran is batting beautifully at the moment. He moves to 83 with that cracking shot. WI 279/4
45.2 overs: FOUR! FOUR! Nicholas Pooran is connecting really well at the moment. Hits Navdeep Saini straight down the ground first ball and then slaps the second one in the deep to collect consecutive boundaries.
43.6 overs: FOUR! Boundary to end the over from Nicholas Pooran. Slices Mohammed Shami’s delivery behind point to collect his fifth four. Both Kieron Pollard and Pooran now in fifth gear. WI 234/4
50 for Nicholas Pooran!
Gets there in style as well with a cracking six down the ground off Kuldeep Yadav. Scores his 5th fifty in ODIs. His second consecutive half-century of the series.
WI 223/4 after 42.3 overs
42.1 overs: SIX! Another mammoth strike from Kieron Pollard. Kuldeep Yadav bowls it in the arc and Pollard hits it straight over the sight screen.
41.3 overs: FOUR! Yorker goes wrong for Navdeep Saini on this occasion. Kieron Pollard clips it to the deep square leg fence to collect four runs. The partnership between Pollard and Nicholas Pooran has moved to 65 off just 61 balls. WI 209/4
200 up for West Indies!
Outside edge from Nicholas Pooran’s bat off Kuldeep Yadav and the ball races to the the third man fence. 200 comes up for West Indies in 40.5 overs.
Nicholas Pooran 42*
Kieron Pollard 19*
39.1 0vers: SIX! A cracker from Nicholas Pooran. Charges down the track against Shardul Thakur and slams him over the long off fence. The ball lands into the stands. What a clean strike that was from the left-hander. WI 194/4
38.3 overs: FOUR! Half-volley from Mohammed Shami and Nicholas Pooran drives it through covers. Beats Kuldeep Yadav at mid off and the ball races to the fence. WI 185/4
End of 38th over: An excellent over from Shardul Thakur comes to an end. Just two singles from it. Mohammed Shami comes back into the attack. WI 180/4
36.2 overs: SIX! In the arc for Kieron Pollard and he wasted no time on that one. Slams Kuldeep Yadav over the long on fence for a mammoth six. WI 172/4
34.3 overs: FOUR! Nicholas Pooran is a treat to watch. Glorious cut shot from him off Ravindra Jadeja and the ball races to the deep point fence. WI 159/4
33.1 overs: Review from India! Navdeep Saini hits the boot of Kieron Pollard on the full and appeals. He is not too sure but Virat Kohli has opted for the review. Replay clearly shows that the impact was outside the line of the off stump. Rod Tucker asks the on-field umpire to stick to the original decision. Pollard survives. India lose their only review. WI 152/4
Make it two for Saini. This time it’s Roston Chase who has to depart. West Indies 144/4 #INDvWI https://t.co/bQJKFqojKk
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31.3 overs: OUT! Another wicket for Navdeep Saini. This time he cleans up Roston Chase with a perfect yorker. Saini is now looking very threatening. Chase departs for 38. Debutant Saini has brought India right back into the game. WI 144/4
29.2 overs: OUT! Navdeep Saini strikes second-ball in his comeback spell. Gets the crucial wicket of Shimron Hetmyer. Maiden ODI wicket for Saini as Hetymer hits the ball straight into the hands of the fine-leg fielder. A quickfire 33-ball 37 knock from Hetmyer comes to an end. WI 132/3
27.2 overs: SIX! Shimron Hetmyer goes for the pull against Shardul Thakur but is not able to connect properly. KL Rahul in the deep goes for the catch inches inside from the fence but is not able to hold on. Crosses the rope with the ball in hand and umpire signals six. A terrific effort from Rahul but goes in vain. WI 122/2
End of 27th over: Both Roston Chase and Shimron Hetmyer are now looking to accelerate for West Indies. Collect 11 runs from Ravindra Jadeja’s over including a couple of fours. WI 115/2
100 up for West Indies!
25.6 overs: SIX! First maximum of the match for West Indies as Shimron Hetmyer gets hold of Kuldeep Yadav’s loosener. Slams him over deep mid-wicket as 100 comes up for the visitors in the 26th over.
End of 22nd over: Another good over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. Four runs from it. Roston Chase and Shimron Hetmyer looking to rebuild Windies innings after the fall of two quick wickets. WI 79/2
19.2 overs: OUT! Knocked him over! Mohammed Shami produces a wicket second-ball into his comeback spell. Cleans up well-set Shai Hope with a lovely in-swinger. Hope walks back after scoring 42 runs. WI 70/2
Shami picks up the big wicket of Shai Hope. West Indies 70/2 after 19.2 overs. #INDvWI https://t.co/ivfrZGfGU0
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End of 19th over: Another tight over from Ravindra Jadeja comes to an end. Just two singles from his over. Mohammed Shami comes back into the attack at the other end. WI 70/1
15.6 overs: FOUR! Outstanding shot from Shai Hope. Over-pitched from Kuldeep Yadav and Hope drives it through covers to collect four runs. WI 62/1
14.6 overs: OUT! Ravindra Jadeja strikes in his first over. Evin Lewis goes for the big shot against him but fails to connect properly. Navdeep Saini at long on takes a good catch. Lewis walks back after scoring 21 runs. WI 57/1
14.1 overs: Shai Hope gets to the 3000-run mark in the ODIs. He becomes the fastest West Indian to do so in just 67 innings. Takes a comfortable single off Ravindra Jadeja to get to the landmark. WI 57/0
13.1 overs: FOUR! Lovely shot! Shai Hope looking in sublime touch. Gets to the pitch of the ball and hits Kuldeep Yadav straight down the ground to collect four runs. WI 55/0
50 up for West Indies!
Evin Lewis takes a comfortable single on the leg side off Navdeep Saini as 50 comes up for West Indies in 12.5 overs. Both Lewis and Shai Hope have looked so far.
Evin Lewis 21*
Shai Hope 28*
End of 11th overs: Spin comes into the attack for the first time as Kuldeep Yadav is all set to have a go. He replaces Mohammed Shami. WI 45/0
8.6 overs: Dropped! In the air and Ravindra Jadeja at point drops it. Evin Lewis flashes hard at Navideep Saini’s delivery outside off. Jadeja goes for it with a full length dive but is not able to hold on to the ball. That was a difficult chance but should have been taken by Jadeja’s standards. WI 39/0
7.4 overs: FOUR! Over-pitched from Shardul Thakur on this occasion and Shai Hope goes forward and hits the ball through covers to collect his second boundary of the day. WI 38/0
6.4 overs: FOUR! Another half-volley from Navdeep Saini and this time Evin Lewis hits him through covers to collect the second four of the over. WI 30/0
6.1 overs: FOUR! Debut ODI ball for Navdeep Saini and Evin Lewis welcomes him with a cracking four straight down the ground. Exquisite timing on that occasion from Lewis as no one from the Indian camp moved. WI 26/0
3.6 overs: FOUR! This time Shai Hope goes for the pull and connects well. Bumper from Mohammed Shami and it was not good enough. Hope was waiting for it. Hits it through square leg region and the ball races to the fence. Boundary to end the over from Shami. 12 runs from his second over. WI 16/0
3.4 overs: FOUR! First boundary of the day for West Indies and Shai Hope. Over-cooked from Mohammed Shami and Hope drives it down the ground to collect four runs. WI 12/0
End of 2nd over: A cracking start from Mohammed Shami from the other end. A Maiden! Both Windies batsmen looking cautious at the start. WI 1/0
End of 1st over: Tidy start from Shardul Thakur, Just a single from his first over. Mohammed Shami will share the new ball with Thakur from the other end. WI 1/0
0.2 overs: First run on the board for West Indies and Evin Lewis. Slightly on the leg from Shardul Thakur and Lewis clips the ball to the fine leg fielder for a comfortable single. WI 1/0
Evin Lewis and Shai Hope are out in the middle to start the West Indies innings. Shardul Thakur has the new ball in hand. A slip in place for him. Here we go!
Playing XI for both teams!
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India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini
West Indies: Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell
Captains at the toss!
Virat Kohli: “We will bowl first. Dew will be a factor, we played a match against England and defending 380 proved to be tough. It’s a good opportunity to bowl first on this pitch. The mindset needs to be right, we have won many Tests after losing the toss, the focus should be on the larger picture. Winning toss does give a advantage, but you can’t play reckless cricket. One change for us, Deepak Chahar is out with a back injury, Navdeep Saini makes his debut.”
Kieron Pollard: “I’m not exactly sure about how the pitch would behave. It’s a matter of assessing the pitch and playing good cricket. The batting has been fantastic, we have faltered at the back end of the innings when we bowl, we have stressed on the things we need to improve. Happy faces and everybody want to improve. Hopefully, the openers will set-up a good platform for the others to take it forward. We are playing the same XI.”
Team news: Just one change in the India XI as debutant Navdeep Saini replaces injured Deepak Chahar. West Indies go into the decider with the unchanged XI.
India have won the toss and elected to bowl against West Indies in the series-decider. #INDvWI #TeamIndia @paytm https://t.co/WmlaKIKXQl
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Toss news: India skipper Virat Kohli finally wins the toss in the crucial series decider and Team India will bowl first.
Pitch report: “The spinners will like this pitch, there are some cracks and it might open up. It’s a little soft underneath, will help the ball to grip and turn. Dew is always a factor here, it will be a consideration for the team winning the toss,” said Sunil Gavaskar and Murali Kartik.
Pacer Navdeep Saini has been handed the cap and will be making his debut in the all important series finale.
We have a debutant in the house! Navdeep Saini will make his ODI debut in Cuttack. 👏👏 #INDvWI #TeamIndia @paytm https://t.co/jaEA6PVe7x
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Team India is all set for the series decider!
Eyes on the prize: Will India beat West Indies to win the third ODI and the series? Toss in 20 minutes. #INDvWI… https://t.co/mMRbcOx3lV
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