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The Times Of India
15th August, 2019 02:39 IST

Live Blog | Live Scorecard | Target for India - 255 (35 overs)

50 up for India! Length ball from Kemar Roach and Virat Kohli gets under it. Hits it straight down the ground. One bounce and the ball crosses the fence. 50 comes up for India in 6.1 overs. IND 52/1

End of 5th over: First bowling change for West Indies! Keemo Paul comes into the attack. India need another 216 runs from 30 overs with 9 wickets remaining. IND 39/1

3.4 overs: FOUR! Pace and bounce from Jason Holder. Virat Kohli hits the ball over the short third man to collect his first four of the match. IND 33/1

2.3 overs: OUT! Early set back for India. Rohit Sharma is run out. Huge mix up between Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan. Fabian Allen at backward point is quick to respond. Throws it at the non striker's and Kemar Roach does the rest. Rohit walks back after scoring 10 runs. IND 25/1

2.2 overs: FOUR! Excellent hit from Shikhar Dhawan through covers. Kemar Roach bowls it wide outside off and Dhawan slaps in the gap to collect four runs. IND 25/0

1.3 overs: FOUR! FOUR! Back to back fours for Shikhar Dhawan. Both in front of the wicket on the off. Jason Holder struggling with his line and length. IND 18/0

End of first over: Excellent first over for India. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan collect 10 runs from it including two fours. Jason Holder will share the new ball with Kemar Roach from the other end.

0.1 overs: FOUR! Rohit Sharma and India are off the mark in great style. Short pitched delivery from Kemar Roach and Rohit pulls the ball in style through mid wicket to collect his first four of the match. IND 4/0

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are out in the middle to start the run chase for India. Kemar Roach will start the proceedings for West Indies.

Mohammad Shami and Ravindra Jadeja partially controlled West Indies charge as the hosts posted a daunting 240 for seven in 35 overs in the rain shortened game in Port of Spain on Wednesday. India were blown away by Gayle storm before rain caused a long interruption. The opening pair of Gayle and Evin Lewis added 115 runs for the opening wicket in just 10.5 overs, taking the Indian bowlers to the cleaners. Gayle scored his 54th fifty, in what could be his last ODI for the country. Lewis too scored a fluent 43 before heavens opened up. Post the rain delay, India bowled really well to restrict West Indies charge. Khaleel Ahmed was the most impressive bowler, picking up three wickets. Shami claimed two while spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up a wicket apiece. Revised DLS target for India is 255.

Revised target for India is 255 in 35 overs

Fabian Allen collects a boundary on the final ball of the innings as West Indies post 240/7

34.4 overs OUT! Khaleel Ahmed picks up Carlos Brathwaite after getting clubbed for a six and a four. WI 236/7

End of 34th over: Another excellent over from Mohammad Shami. Just four runs from it. Final over to go for West Indies. How much can Carlos Brathwaite and Fabian Allen collect? WI 225/6

32.5 overs: OUT! West Indies skipper Jason Holder tries to accelerate but holes one out to his counterpart Virat Kohli at long on off Khaleel Ahmed. Holder walks back after scoring 14 runs. WI 221/6

End of 32nd over: Excellent over from Ravindra Jadeja comes to an end. Just one run from it. WI 217/5

30.1 overs: OUT! Nicholas Pooran once again tries to clear the boundary but fails to connect this time. Mohammad Shami gets the crucial wicket. Manish Pandey takes a comfortable catch at long on. Pooran's 16-ball 30 blitz comes to an end. WI 212/5

29.5 overs: SIX! Nicholas Pooran is dealing in sixes at the moment. Free flow of the arms and the ball once again is long way behind the boundary. Change of angle fails to work for Jadeja.

29.2 overs: SIX! Slog sweep from Nicholas Pooran and the ball once again clears the fence with ease. Bad ball from Ravindra Jadeja gets the treatment. 200 also comes up for West Indies! WI 201/4

28.4 overs: SIX! Humongous strike from Nicholas Pooran. In the arc from Yuzvendra Chahal and Pooran clobbers it over deep square leg region. The ball is out of the stadium. WI 192/4

End of 28th over: Ravindra Jadeja and seamers have pulled things back brilliantly for India after Gayle-Lewis carnage. Windies batsmen are struggling to score runs after the rain break. Both set batsmen Hetmyer and Hope are back in the pavilion. WI 184/4

25.4 overs: OUT! Ravindra Jadeja joins the party with his first wicket of the match. Castles Shai Hope with the arm ball from round the wicket. Hope's 24-run knock off 52 balls comes to an end. WI 171/4

24.5 overs: OUT! Good change of pace from Mohammed Shami. Cleans up Shimron Hetmyer with an off cutter. Hetmyer departs after scoring 25 runs. WI 171/3

End of 24rd over: Tidy first over from Ravindra Jadeja comes to an end. Just three runs from it. WI 167/2

End of 23rd over: Six-run over from Mohammed Shami after the rain interruption comes to an end. Shimron Hetmyer is batting on 20 alongside Shai Hope, who is on 22. WI 164/2

Revised playing conditions - Five bowlers can bowl 7 overs each. The second powerplay will be till the 28th over and the third from 29-35. The innings break will be of 20 minutes.

So, the players are back on the field. We are just moments away from the start.

Latest update: Play to resume at 12:05 am IST. The match will be 35 overs per side contest now.

* Possible scenarios: If West Indies don't bat anymore, India's 20-over target will be 194 and the 22-over target will be 209.

22:58 IST - More bad news! The rain became heavier and Indian players, who were playing football, have left the ground.

22:44 IST - Bad News! The rain is back and so are the covers. The rain is not heavy and we can see Indian players playing football near the boundary.

UPDATE: Match will start at 22:45 IST

22:07 IST - Good News! The rain has stopped. Covers are coming off.

21:50 IST - It's still raining in Port of Spain. More than 60 minutes have been lost to rain breaks. So, we'll be losing overs from now.

And it's a rain interruption again!

Overs 22: Windies 158/2
West Indies picked six runs from the Jadhav over, including a boundary after a very long time.

Overs 21.1: FOUR! Finally a much-needed boundary by Hope off Jadhav. Hope moved back in the crease and then cut it fine through the covers.

Overs 21: Windies 152/2
Another tight over by Chahal who gives away just four runs.

Overs 20: Windies 148/2
Another tidy over by Jadhav with two runs coming from it. West Indies were 114/0 after 10 overs and could add only 34 runs in the next 10, losing crucial wickets of Gayle and Lewis.

Overs 19: Windies 146/2
Indian spinners on a roll with Chahal giving just three runs from his over. Hetmyer and Hope are having a tough time in the middle.

Overs 18: Windies 143/2
Jadhav continued his fine run with the ball as he gave away just two runs in his second over .

Overs 17: Windies 141/2
Another fine over by Chahal with just four runs coming from it.

Overs 16: Windies 137/2
Just three runs came from a fine first over by Kedar Jadhav.

Overs 15: Windies 134/2
Another good over from Yuzvendra Chahal, despite of a four off the last ball the spinner conceded seven runs in it. His figures so far: 3-0-10-1

Overs 12: Windies 121/2
Successful over from Khaleel Ahmed. The pacer will be happy with the wicket of Chris Gayle as he gave away just six runs in it.

Drinks Break!

Overs 11.4: OUT! Khaleel Ahmed gets rid of dangerous Chris Gayle (72). Windies 121/2
Brilliant catch by India skipper Virat Kohli to end 'probably' Chris Gayle's entertaining career. Gayle got a pat on the back from all the India players as he walked off the ground. The big West Indian also acknowledged the fans while crossing the boundary rope. A typical Gayle innings today in Port of Spain, 72 off just 41 balls which included five maximums and eight fours.

Overs 11: Windies 115/1
Brilliant start from Yuzvendra Chahal -- a big wicket and a single in it.

Overs 10.5: OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal strikes to dismiss Evin Lewis (43). Windies 115/1
Bowling change worked for skipper Virat Kohli and India. Chahal provided a big breakthrough as the spinner got rid of in-form Lewis. Lewis smashed three sixes and five fours during his quick-fire 29-ball knock, and added 115 for the opening wicket with Chris Gayle (66*).

Overs 10: Windies 114/0
17 RUNS! 6, 6, 4, 1, 0, 0 -
Chris Gayle (65* off 33 balls) smacked two sixes and a four off consecutive balls as Khaleel Ahmed leaked 17 in the over. Windies are in fifth gear right now.

* FIFTY! Chris Gayle brings up his fifty, off 30 balls, with a six off Khaleel Ahmed. His 54th in ODIs. Windies 103/0 in 9.1 overs

Overs 9: Windies 97/0
18 RUNS! Wd, 4, 6, 1, 1, 1, 4 -
It's raining boundaries in Port of Spain. Chris Gayle (48*) started with a four and a six off consecutive balls, and Evin Lewis (43*) ended the Bhuvneshwar Kumar over with a four.

Overs 8: Windies 79/0
16 RUNS! 6, 4, 0, 4, 1, 1
- Evin Lewis (38*) smacked Khaleel Ahmed for a six and two fours in the pacer's first over.

Overs 7.2: BOOM! Evin Lewis (33*) welcomes Khaleel Ahmed with a six and a four off the first two balls. Windies 73/0

Overs 7: Windies 63/0
14 RUNS!
Another big over for the Windies. After Chris Gayle (35*) hit a four early in the over, Evin Lewis (23*) smacked a six over fine leg off Bhuvneshwar Kumar in it.

* 50 comes up for Windies in 6.1 overs. Gayle 30* & Lewis 16*

Overs 6: Windies 49/0
20 RUNS! 6, 0, 4, 2, 4, 4 -
Chris Gayle (30*) slammed Mohammed Shami for a six and three fours in the over. Windies openers have definitely changed gears now.

Overs 5: Windies 29/0
16 RUNS!
After hitting back-to-back fours, Evin Lewis (15*) smacked Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a big six off the last ball. Big over for the Windies as the India pacer conceded 16 runs in it.

Overs 4.4: FOURS! Evin Lewis (9*) hits back-to-back fours, first one an inside edge, off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Windies 22/0

Overs 4: Windies 13/0
Good comeback from Mohammed Shami, bowled six dot balls to Evin Lewis after leaking 12 in his first over.

Overs 2: Windies 12/0
12 RUNS!
Big one for the Windies. Chris Gayle (10*) ended the Mohammed Shami over with a four, after hitting a six before the rain interruption.

19:23 IST - The wait is over. Players are coming out. It is bright and sunny in Trinidad and we hope that it remains as it is.

19:19 IST - Players are ready to come out. The play should resume soon.

19:16 IST - GOOD NEWS! Looks like it was a passing shower, and it has stopped now. Groundstaff are peeling off the covers. Umpires are out in the middle to inspect the outfield and the pitch.

19:06 IST - BAD NEWS! Rain has started in Trinidad and players are walking off. Groundstaff are bringing in the covers. Windies 8/0 in 1.3 overs

Overs 1.2: SIX! A free-hit and Chris Gayle opens his account with a big six off Mohammed Shami. Windies 8/0

1 over: Windies 0/1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar started the proceedings with six dot balls to Chris Gayle, who is happy to play watchfully at the moment.

Here we go...Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis out in the middle to start the Windies innings. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the attack for India.

Toss | West Indies skipper Jason Holder wins the toss, opts to bat against India

Playing XIs

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (w), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (w), Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed

Virat Kohli: "Not a bad thing at all, the toss is not in your control mostly. It's an opportunity to come out here and execute our skill-sets and our plans on a pitch that is going to be challenging. We spoke about in the last game, how just after a mini break or a drink break, we lost our way with the bat and as well as in the field. So, we need to be professional as a team. One change. Chahal comes in for Kuldeep Yadav."

Jason Holder: "We are going to bat first. Seems like a good wicket and opportunity to put some runs on the board. We need to focus on things we can control. We've done a lot of talk, it's time for execution. We need to learn and take responsibility. We got to play as a team. We've got two changes. Sheldon Cotrell is out and Keemo Paul replaces him. We've left out Oshane Thomas and brought in Fabien Allen."

Pitch report: "This pitch looks a lot drier from the last one. It will be better for batting, there will be very little turn for the spinners. The toss will become important and this should produce a good contest for both teams." - Daren Ganga

* Good news is that it's bright and sunny in Port of Spain right now. Hopefully we will have a full match today.

18:10 IST - Toss coming up shortly, at 6:30 pm IST.

Last-minute tips from the coach

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of third ODI between India and West Indies in Port of Spain.

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