IND vs WI: India Register 6-Wicket Win Over West Indies in 1000th ODI

A dominant Team India registered a clinical 7-wicket victory over West Indies in their historic 1000th ODI match on Sunday at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Chasing a target of 177, Suryakumar Yadav hit the matching winning runs for India on the last ball of the 28th over. Suryakumar scored unbeaten 34 runs to revive India’s innings, after hiccups in the middle overs, alongside debutant Deepak Hooda who scored 26*.

Yuzvendra Chahal (4/49 in 9.5 overs) and Washington Sundar (3/30 of every 9 overs) were the stand-out performers for India as spun their web around the visitors to bundle them out for 176.

After winning the toss, pacer Mohammed Siraj claimed a good wicket of Shai Hope early on 8 to put the visitors on backfoot straight away. Siraj bowled a tight first spell to lead the Indian pace attack without any senior pros – Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. Hope had hit Siraj for two successive boundaries, yet the pacer deliver a scrambled seam delivery which got the inside edge, while attempting a drive, broke the center and leg stump.

Jason Holder (57) and Fabian Allen (29) tried to take the match deep. While Holder struck four sixes, Allen hit two boundaries, before lobbed a return catch off his bowling to send Allen back. The team eventually was bundled out in 43.5 overs with Chahal eliminating last man Alzarri Joseph, to take his fourth.

India began the pursuit on a dominating note with a 84-run stand between Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. The Indian skipper was the aggressor in the partnership as he scored 60 runs off 51 balls prior to getting dismissed by Azarri Joseph who trapped him in front of the wicket.

Kishan, who looked extremely careful during his stay in the middle, failed to capitalize on the great beginning and left on 28. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was involved in a bizarre run-out as Suryakumar drive the ball directly to Joseph who managed to get the foot onto it and before the ball hit the stumps at non-strikers end where the player was short of the crease.

Suryakumar then, at that point, shared a 62-run stand to Hooda to take India to the victory in the historic game.