The first match of the three-match ODI series between the Indian cricket team and the West Indies was played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This was the 1000th ODI match of the Indian cricket team and Rohit Sharma also made his debut as a full time ODI captain in this match. Rohit had a great start and under his captaincy, India won this historic match by 6 wickets.
In this match, Team India won the toss and invited West Indies to bat first. Batting first, most of the batsmen of the West Indies team collapsed in front of the Indian bowlers and the team was reduced to 176 runs in 43.5 overs. India had got a target of 177 runs to win and in response, Team India scored 178 runs for 4 wickets in 28 overs and won the match by 6 wickets. After this victory, India also got a 1-0 lead in the ODI series. Chahal got the player of the match title for his superb bowling.
India’s batting, Rohit Sharma’s 44th half-century in ODIs:
Chasing the target of 177 runs, Team India started well. Opener Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan shared 84 runs for the first wicket. Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 60 runs by Alzarri Joseph. Soon after, Virat Kohli was dismissed for 8 runs by Alzarri Joseph. Ishan Kishan was dismissed for 28 off Aqeel Hussain’s delivery. Rishabh Pant was run out after scoring 11 runs. After this Suryakumar Yadav scored 34 not out and Deepak Hooda scored an unbeaten 26 runs to give India victory.
West Indies innings, Jason Holder’s half-century:
Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj gave the first blow to the West Indies team. Shai Hope was dismissed after scoring eight runs. After this, Washington Sundar gave the second blow to Brendan King by dismissing him for 13 runs. Soon after, Darren Bravo was sent to the pavilion by Sundar for 18 runs. Chahal gave India the fourth breakthrough by dismissing Nicholas Pooran. He dismissed Pooran for 18 runs, then immediately after Chahal dismissed Indian captain Kylon Pollard for a golden duck without opening an account.
Chahal made Brooks his third victim and dismissed him for 12 to give India their sixth success. The famous Krishna gave India their seventh success by dismissing Akil Hossain for zero. Sundar dealt the eighth blow to the Windies by dismissing Fabian Allen for 29 runs. The famous Krishna dealt the ninth blow to the Windies by dismissing Jason Holder for 57. Chahal was dismissed for 13 by Joseph. Chahal took the maximum four wickets for India in this match, while Sundar got three successes. Famous Krishna dismissed two batsmen while Siraj got one wicket.
India’s playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Famous Krishna.
West Indies Playing XI:
Brandon King, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shamar Brooks, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Akil Hossain.
1000th ODI match:
Let us inform that Rohit Sharma captained the team for the first time after being made the full time captain of the Indian ODI team. At the same time, this was India’s 1000th ODI match. India is the first team in the world to achieve this feat. Deepak Hooda got a chance to debut for Team India. On the other hand, on the death of Swara Kokil Lata Mangeshkar, Team India came on the field wearing a black band and the players also kept silence before the match.
India’s journey from 100th to 1000th match:
100th ODI – Lost (1986)
200th ODI – Lost (1992)
300th ODI – Lost (1996)
400th ODI – Won (1999)
500th ODI – NR (2002)
600th ODI – Won (2005)
700th ODI – Won (2008)
800th ODI – Lost (2012)
900th ODI – Won (2016)
1000th ODI – Won (2022)